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'XCOM: Enemy Within' Review - Killing Aliens? Check. With Huge Robots? Check. Instabuy? Check.

Sequels get a bad wrap. When you consider the benefits a prime iteration of a game or movie has going for it, its no wonder the follow up that lacks the initial reveal often disappoints. Luckily you don't have to worry about disappointment if you pick up 2k's XCOM: Enemy Within[$12.99]. Enemy Within has packed

‘Far Cry 4? Gets Two Companion Apps

It’s been a common thing for a while for big game companies to release a companion app alongside their AAA titles. These come in a variety of flavors, including informational apps that let you check out your loadouts, and mini games that (often tenuously) connect to the main game. When Far Cry 4 came out this week, […]

The TouchArcade Show - 182 - Earlier Than Usual

We recorded a bit earlier than we usually do today, which means it's just me and Jared as Mike fell asleep in a pile of Ritz crackers. That's alright though, as we have a great conversation about side scrolling racing games, iOS controllers, and a bunch of other cool stuff. Don't forget to shoot us

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Crossy Road'

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

Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 11/21/14 - 'Crossy Road', 'Vainglory', 'XCOM', and 'Crystal Siege'

This week it seems like we're handing out five star reviews like it's going out of style, but all of these games are great and two of them won't even cost you a penny to play, basically ever. That's pretty awesome, right? Anyway, it's probably safe to get used to weeks like this, at least

'Crystal Siege HD' for iPad Review - Tower Defense Ain't Dead Yet

Certainly, tower defense is a genre where it's difficult to really rock the boat too much, especially since the genre's evolution was accelerated by the fact that it was a great fit for mobile, and everyone and their mother decided to apply their take on the genre. But hey, the games are still pretty fun,

Blog: Thoughts on Practice, the NYU game conference

Designer Keith Burgun attended this year's conference: "While each Practice conference has evolved somewhat from the last, I feel that the one thing that it's always had in common was this element of risk-taking."...

'Game Dev Story' Gets First New Update in More than 3 Years, Fixes Resolution on New iPhones

One of the true App Store classics is Kairosoft's 2010 release of Game Dev Story [$4.99], which was pretty much just a simple port of a game that they originally released on PC in Japan in the late '90s. It wasn't the prettiest game, nor did it have any fancy features that took advantage of

Prepare to Die Frequently in We.R.Play's Upcoming 'Hex:99'

Pakistan-based developer We.R.Play has a pretty nifty challenging "finite runner" game coming out this Wednesday, November 26th, called Hex:99. The goal is to navigate a ball moving at high speed through a series of obstacles, dragging horizontally to move around everything that gets in the way. The game travels at high speed through futuristic environments,

Get a job: DeNA is hiring a Senior Build and Release Engineer

The Tokyo-based mobile game powerhouse is looking for an engineer in its San Francisco office to "maintain open dialogue with all product groups to bring up and maintain build and release pipelines."...

Angry Mob Games Reveals Their Next Game, 'Toysburg'

Angry Mob Games is working on their first original title since Muffin Knight [$0.99 / Free], an ambitious-looking game called Toysburg will be going into beta testing soon. Players will play as a toymaker with a special power: turning kids into the toys they want to play with. This feels like the kind of concept

'Joe Dever's Lone Wolf' Act 4 – Dawn Over V'taag is Now Available

The fourth and final installment of Forge Reply's digital gamebook Joe Dever's Lone Wolf [$0.99] is now officially available for download, just as we learned it would be earlier this month. The new installment, titled Act 4 - Dawn Over V'taag, will run you $4.99 if purchased on its own, or if you've previously bought

Ubisoft Gives Everyone Two New Ways to Earn In-Game Stuff for Far Cry 4

Need some in-game cash? Take up a job as a Arena Master or gamble on a few poker hands. The post Ubisoft Gives Everyone Two New Ways to Earn In-Game Stuff for Far Cry 4 appeared first on 148Apps.

Golfinity – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for Intrepid Golfers

Golfinity can be endless fun, or endless frustration. Here's some tips on how to keep the game fun and challenging. The post Golfinity – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for Intrepid Golfers appeared first on 148Apps.

'Gunbrick' Officially Unveiled from 'Icebreaker' Developer Nitrome

If you've been paying close attention to developer Nitrome on social media and teh Interwebz, you've no doubt noticed that they've been teasing a new game for some time now. Over the past couple of weeks, they've released brief teaser trailers for the game, but nothing that actually gave away what type of game it

Dark Hearts, The Sequel to Haunting Melissa, is Available Now

As if Haunting Melissa wasn’t creepy enough, her story continues in Hooked Digital Media’s Dark Hearts. The horror of Melissa’s disappearance comes as a chaptered story that you unlock piece by piece. The Haunting Melissa series wasShow More Summary

Fund this: Petite Loop adds a wrist strap to your smartphone

This clever Kickstarter project leverages your existing case to provide a secure, inexpensive strap.

How to print (nearly) anything in iOS 8

PDFs? Check. Web pages? Check. Learn everything you need to know about printing from your iPhone or iPad.

How Apple Pay helped me catch a fraudulent credit-card charge

After setting up the service weeks ago, I promptly forgot about it. Then this happened.

Meowza! Toyze Brings Talking Tom to Life in 3D

Talking Tom, by Outfit7, is a super-popular simulated cat that’s reached two billion downloads this Fall, 2014, and had 14 apps launched within four years. You can raise Tom from a kitten into a fully grown and opinionated cat. Outfit7 and Toyze have signed an agreement to make 3D replicas of Tom possible. Show More Summary

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