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Seconds to Live Review

3 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Play to win real money in this bizarre take on a snake game. The post Seconds to Live Review appeared first on 148Apps.

Blog: How Peggle Blast employs a most hated F2P tactic

"Peggle Blast offers the player to buy extra moves instead of giving up when they are about to lose a level. But the presentation of this feature uses a trope I find annoying and disrespectful as a player."...

The 5 trends that defined the game industry in 2014

2014 was...something. But it was more than just groups of people at each others' throats over their opinions on video games....

The House on Usher in Review: Bosses That Go Bump In The Night

So here we are with another hidden object game that wasn’t released by one of the “big players”.  In fact, The House On Usher looks to be the first iOS outing for Red Aphid Games.  Turns out it’s actually a pretty fun game.  As sadly seems to be the case with most hidden object games … Read more

The TouchArcade Show - 185 - Censored

This is a bit of a weird podcast, as we recorded it super late in the day after being busy with all the subsequent drama of the week. So, that's mostly what the podcast is about. All the junk surrounding Papers, Please, Jared's new obsession with Marvel Contest of Champions, the odd premise of Highrise

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Sneaky Sneaky'

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: 12/12/14 - 'Bean Dreams' and 'Dragon Quest 3'

Have I mentioned how much I love the Bean games? Both Bean's Quest and Bean Dreams have knocked my socks off. Oh, and Dragon Quest 3 is awesome too, particularly if you're into older RPG's. We didn't post many reviews this week, but we've got a huge backlog of stuff we've yet to post, so

'Target Acquired' - A Conversation With Legendary Composer Manami Matsumae

Last Friday, we had something of a new situation for the TouchArcade forums. TouchTen Games, the developer behind the upcoming Target Acquired, made the game's composer, Manami Matsumae, available for a brief "Ask Me Anything" in the game's thread. Matsumae's name may not be well-known, but her work most certainly is. She was the composer

Should You Be Buying "Classic" or "Goblins vs. Gnomes" Packs in 'Hearthstone'? Use This Spreadsheet to Find Out

Here's the conundrum: Hearthstone's [Free (HD)] "Goblins vs. Gnomes" expansion has got you all in a tizzy, buying booster packs is already hard enough, and you're probably missing cards from both the "Classic" and newly-released set. Free-to-play, uh, players aren't likely to be flush with gold or Arcane Dust, so getting the most out of

Stone Age: The Board Game Celebrates Two Years on iOS with a Week Long Sale

6 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Stone Age: The Board Game, by Campfire Creations, was released two years ago today. To celebrate, they’re putting the game on sale for one week only. In Stone Age you can play solo, against AI, or against your friends in a challenge to see who can be the best leader of their tribe. Show More Summary

Trials Frontier Update Adds Player Vs Player Mode in its Latest Update

6 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

A new update has arrived for RedLynx‘s Trials Frontier, adding a PvP mode that allows players to directly compete against each other. PvP races in-game are organized by the mysterious Zudina, who has appeared from her underground bunker to set up month-long showdowns over three tracks that don’t allow for restarts. Show More Summary

How leaderboards entice players, and how to create them

"Being cognizant of your game's goals and understanding your game's audience and their goals, providing different types of leaderboards can create incredibly strong impulses to play."...

Introducing the Newly Redesigned eBay App

6 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

eBay has released an updated version of their online auction app, eBay for iPad. Now you can browse through curated channels to find things like Deals, Fashion, Electronics, and Collectibles. They’ve also made it easier to find items with the new View item refresh and have moved sellers’ products to the forefront of their profiles. Show More Summary

Potentially The Best News of 2014: 'Helsing's Fire' is Getting an iOS 8 Update

If you listen to our podcast, we often get on ramble-y vaguely off topic tangents surrounding reminiscing about great iOS games which have been totally broken by iOS updates over the years. There's a lot of games like that, but Helsing's Fire [$0.99 / Free / $2.99 (HD)] is consistently on the top of any

WWE and Warner Bros. Interactiv?e Entertainm?ent Team Up for WWE Immortals

6 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Strap on your unitard for the upcoming WWE Immortals. The post WWE and Warner Bros. Interactiv?e Entertainm?ent Team Up for WWE Immortals appeared first on 148Apps.

Glory to Arstotzka, Nudity to Return to 'Papers, Please' on iPad

In record time, the controversy of the Papers, Please [$5.99 (HD)] nudity appears to be coming to a close. If you haven't been following the saga, which has entirely transpired over the last six hours or so, Papers, Please was released earlier this morning without the nudity found in the PC/Mac/Linux version of the game.

'Respite' is a Promising Upcoming Fantasy First-Person Shooter for Mobile

First-person shooters tend to check off at least one of three boxes: zombies, military, sci-fi. Some games check off all three. So the upcoming FPS Respite looks particularly intriguing because it's promising to be none of those. It's a fantasy-styled FPS that's coming to iOS devices. You will play as a dwarf, using a crossbow,

Disco Zoo Update Adds a New Region and Festive Headwear

6 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Disco Sue of NimbleBit‘s Disco Zoo, but now they bring us news of a new update for the game. Headlining the update is further expansion to the zoo, along with a new region and new creatures. A...Show More Summary

'Papers, Please' Dev Tells Ars Technica Lack Of Nudity Was a "Practical" Decision.

Nudity, or lack thereof, on the App Store has once again become the topic of debate following the release of the indie game iPad port Papers, Please [$5.99 (HD)]. It seems like there's two things that universally generate loads of clicks across the internet: Apple hate and censorship. So, when you combine those two things

148Apps 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide for Power Users

6 days agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

If you’re looking for something for the heavy iOS users on your list to make their trips easier, help out at the office, or even just keep their iPad running for a few more hours, check out our list for some ideas. The post 148Apps 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide for Power Users appeared first on 148Apps.

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