June 2018

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Fortnite: Rocket Launch Leave More Questions Than Answers

The countdown is over and the rocket has launched, ending Fortnite’s first one-time event.

As expected, the rocket launched from the evil lair and headed straight for the sky. Soon after, a red laser touched down in Tilted Towers and a blue vortex starting spawning all over the map. The event quickly ended when the strange object shot back up and and tore a rip in the sky.

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‘Starman’ Offers Clever Puzzles In Lovely Black & White Places

Starman takes you to a soothing black and white world of mysterious structures and surreal locales, having you figure out environmental puzzles while taking in the striking landscapes where these confounding contraptions exist.

Starman takes you to varied places filled with complex mechanisms, and it’s up to you to use your ability to grab stuff, manipulate mechanisms, and wander these calm, quiet places until you can figure out how to bring the light back to the world.

Designed to take a few hours to play, Starman aims to stir up a sense of curiosity and wonder through its lovely environments, encouraging players to take in the world as they try to solve its conundrums. It’s a beautiful place even in darkness and gloom, creating a charming space to lose oneself for a while.

Starman is available for $3.99 on Steam and the App Store. For more information on the game and developer nada studio, you can head to the game’s site or follow them on YouTube and Twitter.

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iFlytek Healthcare, YITU Medicare, WuXi NextCODE, and Zaixin Biotech: How they’re creating the future of medicine at TechCrunch Hangzhou

Loud. Expensive. Frustratingly-vague directions. Long lines that lead to more lines that lead to even more lines. People’s experiences in Chinese hospitals aren’t exactly positive, and who can blame them? They’re plagued by constant shortages of medical supplies that are inefficiently distributed. However, with artificial intelligence starting to be utilized by companies in a diversity […] …read more


A Full Circle – The TouchArcade Show #360

Eli is on the road at a Hearthstone (Free) event, so it’s time for another Cartercast with Jared and Carter driving this podcast down the freeway this week. The gang discusses EA wanting you to take Command and Conquer: Rivals seriously, and why maybe EA isn’t the best company to make that argument. They get hyped for Cat Quest 2, and point out that Cat Quest ($1.99) is $1.99 right now…and so is FTL ($1.99). There’s some talk about Fortnite (Free) cross-play and whether Sony will finally make a move, hype for Battleheart 2 now for preorder, the Heroki ($4.99) re-release, and a warning to download Pinball Arcade (Free) licensed tables while you still can! Finally, there’s discussion of Castle Pals (Free), Super Jump Soccer (Free), and kORi WALk (Free) before Carter and Jared drive this podcast off the overpass.

Don’t forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read ’em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below… And if you like what you hear, please …read more


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The full guide to TechCrunch International Innovation Summit 2018

TechCrunch International Innovation Summit 2018, held in Hangzhou, is co-hosted by reputable US tech media company TechCrunch and its official China partner, international innovation platform TechNode. Layout Agenda July 2-3 Alibaba Cloud Town International Conference Center Phase II, Exhibition A Top local and overseas entrepreneurs, investors, startups, and cross-border innovation pioneers will make an appearance […] …read more


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TechCrunch Hangzhou: Discovering Hangzhou’s next unicorn

Hangzhou, a city located in China’s eastern coast, has over the years transformed from a second-tier city famous for tourism to a central city home to a number of the country’s most prominent players in tech innovation. Traditionally overshadowed by metropolises such as Beijing and Shanghai, Hangzhou is finding itself more and more in the […] …read more


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Overwatch’s New Hero Is a Ton of Fun but Extremely Weird

When Overwatch’s 28th hero was revealed to be a hamster in a spherical, robotic killing machine, some people genuinely thought it was a joke. But this fuzzy-faced friend is very real, and after spending some time trying him out on the PTR, may stand as one of my favorite Overwatch heroes to date.

His ability to roll around the map and then shoot out a grappling hook to start swinging through the air feels completely unique within Overwatch’s roster. It’s wildly different from the Pharah’s flying, D.Va’s jets, and even Widowmaker’s own hook despite the visual similarities. Frankly, it’s hard to think of any FPS character that feels quite like the adorable Hammond the hamster.

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Replay – Bushido Blade 2

Bushido Blade was the second game we ever played on Replay back in 2010, so a look at the sequel is long overdue. Join Reiner, Cork, Tack and me for a series of one-shot samurai duels. Even twenty years later, Bushido Blade remains a unique entry in fighting game history. Unless you count Divekick.

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Replay – Bushido Blade 2

Bushido Blade was the second game we ever played on Replay back in 2010, so a look at the sequel is long overdue. Join Reiner, Cork, Tack and me for a series of one-shot samurai duels. Even twenty years later, Bushido Blade remains a unique entry in fighting game history. Unless you count Divekick.

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TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind’

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn’t necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable “best” thing. Instead, it’s more just us picking out the single game out of the week’s releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.

These picks might be controversial, and that’s OK. If you disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.

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Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind

It has been QUITE a journey for developer A Sharp and their game Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind ($9.99) which just launched on iOS this week. It was first announced way back in …read more