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Strategy Card Game 'Chronicle: Runescape Legends' Looks Promising, Closed Beta Coming Soon

Another day, another card game, but this one looks like it's charting its own path away from the likes of Hearthstone, and that's a good thing in my books. Chronicle: Runescape Legends is an upcoming CCG based on the Runescape MMO, and it's promising an interesting new twist on the CCG formula. CRL offers expansive

'Sage's Sky' Review - How Far Can You Fling This Bird, Anyway?

Sage's Sky [Free] is a quaint and colorful stamina-driven, "launcher" platformer where you play as a small, gray bird called Sage. The goal is to navigate a linear, minimalist landscape in a quest to improve your stats and out-do your own high scores. The game features a variety of upgrades that allow Sage to fly

'Sentinels of the Multiverse' Adds Multiplayer Next Week, Celebrates Anniversary With Sale

The card game Sentinels of the Multiverse [$9.99 (HD)] is often praised as a great co-op game with players joining forces (and decks) to fight against various villains. So, when its digital version hit the App Store almost exactly a year ago, many were disappointed to find that the game only had a single-player mode.

New Spoilers for 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' 0.13 Update - Adding Rabbits and Probably Reworking the UI

If you've been playing Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] since the big 0.12 update, you're probably enjoying how the game is now closer to the PC version than ever before with all kinds of new features added and plenty others reworked. Still, the work doesn't end here since the developers are currently working on the 0.13 update

The Microsoft Display Dock Lets You Use Your Windows 10 Phone as a PC

Last week, as part of a series of editorials, we discussed the idea of the PC as we know it potentially going away as technology continues to converge upon mobile devices. Many, many commenters took this to mean that we thought PC desktop style experiences were going to vanish in exchange for highly disposable mobile

'The Sequence' Review - The Incredible Grid Machine

One of my favorite games growing up was The Incredible Machine. While the IP has been sadly dragged through the mud in recent years, it was once a work of art, tricking kids everywhere into partaking in what was essentially edutainment. The concept was clear -- simply get an object to its goal while using

'Need For Speed: No Limits' Review - More Timers, Less Aaron Paul

It was four years ago that EA bought Firemint, and many people at the time were worried about the latter studio’s future. Surely this would be the end of the beloved developer who brought us App Store classics like Flight Control and the Real Racing series, right? Surely EA would suck the life out of

Secrets of free-to-play: 'Threat generation'

Ramin Shokrizade: "Threat generation is the act of generating anxiety in a consumer while also offering to 'protect' them from the anxiety you just created, for a fee."...

'Gamebook Adventures 11: Songs Of The Mystics' Review - A Little Too Random

With the Gamebook Adventures series winding to at least a temporary close, Tin Man has opted to release the last couple of volumes at the same time. I'm not going to fib, I'm a pretty big fan of this series and the fictional world of Orlandes it uses as a setting. From a story-telling standpoint,

The Solution to App Store Purchase History Removals Lies in... The African Nation of Burkina Faso

The App Store and weird drama go together like peas and carrots. If you've been following TouchArcade for the last week or so you're already aware that the recent drama all hinges around loads of classic, premium-priced, iOS games that have not only vanished from the App Store, but also the purchase histories of anyone

EA, Telltale, Capcom, Sega, 2K and More High Profile Premium Games Removed From the App Store and Customer Purchase Histories - Apple Must Step in Before Consumer Confidence Is Completely Eroded

Whether you ascribe it to deliberate planning, serendipity, or something in between, Apple is now the holder of one of the largest gaming platforms in the world. It's an unexpected turn for a company that always seemed to place a low priority on video games, and the company's inexperience has come through in a variety

Refactoring: The way to perfection

"Refactoring is a necessity to reach the best version of your game. Don't look down on it. Refactor as often as you can and you won't regret it. Saving that one MB today may save your life tomorrow."...

The RPG Reload Podcast - 009 - 'Wizardry: Labyrinth Of Lost Souls'

It's the time of the month once again for merriment and wonder with Eric Ford, Andy Fretz, and yours truly on the RPG Reload Podcast. This month, our featured game is Wizardry: Labyrinth Of Lost Souls, but we spend just as much time talking about the series in general as we do about this particular

'Solforge' Teases Big Upcoming Changes to the Game, Gives Glimpse of New UI

Solforge [Free], Stoneblade's innovative CCG that went the digital-only route even before Hearthstone came out, is heading for a major overhaul in the next few months as it moves from beta to full release. If you haven't played Solforge before, this CCG has a smart leveling system where each card has 3 (or 4) levels,

'Murder', a Very Intriguing Cyberpunk Adventure Game, Hits Mobile October 21st

I like Cyberpunk stories and games for the questions they raise on machine-human interactions, questions that are becoming more and more relevant to us as machines and robots continue to evolve around us (while we don't). Murder, an upcoming cyberpunk adventure game created by Peter Moorhead and published by Curve Digital, aims to explore the

Mark Watney Needs Your Help in 'The Martian: Bring Him Home' Movie Tie-in

If you've been watching entertainment news or you enjoy sci-fi books, you'll know that Andy Weir's The Martian, which has just hit the movie theaters, is set to conquer the box office the same way the book has captured the public's imagination. I mean, the movie and book couldn't have hoped for a better marketing boost

Adam Saltsman's 'Overland' Still Chugging Along, with New Explainer Video Released

Adam Saltsman, known for the influential endless runner Canabalt [$2.99] among a bunch of other cool games like Hundreds [$4.99], is working on Overland with his studio Finji Games. This survival game with elements of isometric-view turn-based strategy is still in development, aiming now for a 2016 release, but if you're interested in finding out

'Dominion' Has Been Submitted to Apple - No, Seriously, It Has

After a very long journey with more hills than valleys, Dominion should be hitting our mobile devices relatively soon (Apple permitted) since according to BoardGameGeek, the game has been submitted to Apple. Keep in mind that the developers have said this is the "first" submission, so there's probably still work to be done before the

Unity game engine animation

"Most 3D animators tend to swear by their preferred tools of the trade. But when it comes to animating for games, an extra player is added to the mix: the game engine."...

'Marvel Puzzle Quest' Gets TV Ad, Iso-8 Sale, and Paid Console Version?!

Marvel Puzzle Quest [Free] has been kicking for two years now, and it looks like D3 wants to help push the game to be more popular than ever, as they're launching a TV ad campaign, featuring a Lou Ferrigno cameo. It seems like a clever idea: people love match-3 games, they love Marvel anything (a

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