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Touchstone Tavern #18 - Your Weekly 'Hearthstone' News Roundup

Welcome to TouchArcade and to my corner of the Internet everyone. I hope you've been enjoying playing Hearthstone [Free] these last few weeks even though the meta still has Mr. Grim Patron at its center. This week we have more general news than tournament news  because all of Hearthstone's pros are looking towards BlizzCon. The various

Update Mondays: 'Asphalt 8: Airborne', 'Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff', 'Junk Jack X', 'Chain Chronicle', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. I can't lie: sifting through iOS9 updates to find the cool stuff has been a bit of a bear. That said, I think there's a nice batch of substantial updates this

thatgamecompany co-founder Kellee Santiago joins Google Play Games

Former thatgamecompany president and co-founder Kellee Santiago has joined the Google Play Games team....

What Mr. Robot says about bugs

"Debugging is actually all about finding the bug. About understanding why the bug was there to begin with. About knowing that its existence was no accident."...

Blockadillo in Review – You Got A Brick Breaker In My Platform Game!

I’ve always thought the armadillo was a cool looking creature, yet it seems like any time it is used as the protagonist in a game it ends up spending most of its time rolled up into a ball.  Thankfully these games usually tend to be fairly interesting, and Blockadillo is no exception.  In this case … Read more

We're Streaming iOS Games Live on Mobcrush [RPGs On Saturday Mornings With Shaun!]

We're streaming live on Mobcrush right now. There's a couple different ways you can watch the stream, and they all work equally well and it's really just a matter of personal preference as to which method you prefer. The easiest way to watch is just watching the embedded player right here on TouchArcade. In the

The TouchArcade Show - 225 - Jared's Getting Married

Jared is getting married this weekend, and will be vanishing from TouchArcade for the next week and a half while he does various honeymoon activities. So, strap in for the last podcast featuring the bearded one as a bachelor. Anyway, this episode starts off with some reader emails and then we hop right in to

'What YouTube channels/personalities do you watch to help you make better games?'

Do YouTubers help you make better games? To find out, Gamasutra took to Twitter to ask our followers: Who do you watch?...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Mos Speedrun 2'

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

October Patreon Update - Thanks Everyone!

It's October already, and it's wild how fast this year is flying by. Back when we launched our Patreon in June we had high hopes but we never thought it'd be this successful. Earlier in September when the iOS ad blocker drama hit, we asked readers to back our Patreon if they were going to

Nintendo and DeNA's First Mobile Game: "Expect the Unexpected, and Soon"

The world is waiting on the Nintendo and DeNA collaboration to come to fruitition. With 5 games expected to release in the next 2 years, but promises of original experiences, what exactly will these be? Well, we have our first big hint from Dr. Serkan Toto, game industry consultant based in Tokyo who historically has

Get Free 'NBA 2K16' VC Using the 'MyNBA2K16' Companion App

With NBA 2K16 rolling out this week, the companion app MyNBA2K16 [Free] is out now, and if you're playing the console NBA 2K16, you'll want to check this out. The app lets you earn a ton of NBA 2K16 Virtual Currency by using the app, and playing the card game in the app. From what

'The Journey Down: Chapter 3' is in Development Right Now

The Journey Down has seen two fantastic entries in the series so far, with the most recent Chapter 2 [$6.99] being an amazing and unique experience. The game is incredibly unique thanks in part to its Afro-Caribbean influence on the stylings, while also being a really cool example of the point-and-click genre. The second chapter

Video: How to hire and retain more women in the game industry

At GDC Europe 2015 a panel of women from companies like King, NaturalMotion and Gameloft share their experiences as women in the game industry and offer advice for increasing diversity....

Positional dungeon crawling

"I don't think that positioning-based mechanics are easier to develop. They have more complex interactions. But they are easier to understand for the player."...

Shakira Is Teaming up With Rovio Because, Sure, Why Not

If you thought Mariah Carey getting mixed up with Game of War to star in commercials for the game, strap in for this one- According to E! Online, Shakira is teaming up with the guys at Rovio to do some sort of Angry Birds crossover as revealed by Mashable. Here's the new video they're teasing,

Crescent Moon's 'Leave Me Alone' Gets a Trailer and a Release Date of October 8th

If you like skateboarding but hate weird mutants, boy do I have a game for you. It's the latest release from Crescent Moon Games, due to be released next week, and it's called Leave Me Alone. In the game you play as a skater punk kind of dude, skate around, and well, I guess fight

NimbleBit Is Working on a 'Sky Burger' Update

Are there people still reading TouchArcade who remember NimbleBit's Sky Burger [Free]? If not, it was released back in 2009 and was the pseudo-sequel of sorts to Scoops [Free], a ice cream stacking tilt-controlled game. Scoops is exceedingly basic by today's standards, but it was a hit when it came out and was among the

The Carter Crater: Mobile Gaming is More Convenient, and Convenience Always Wins

The reaction to Tasos's editorial on the oncoming irrelevance of PC gaming and Eli's editorial on how the things you love aren't going away once mobile takes over from the last couple of days struck some nerve, for sure. And it's interesting because there's usually a lot of gaming enthusiasts and even media that are

Streamlining controls: How I got to the right scheme

"Previously, even experienced players, including myself, found it difficult to maneuver and aim. I had to make pretty dramatic changes to the fundamental way in which my game would control and play."...

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