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Month: August 2017

The RPG Reload Play-Along: 'Bastion'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload Play-Along. Each month, we’ll be playing an iOS RPG together, sharing laughs and tears in equal measures. The post on the front page (like this one!) is basically here to announce the game in question and give a few tips on getting started. The real action will be happening in the TouchArcade forums, where you’ll find a thread dedicated to each month’s featured game. Sign up if you haven’t already, post your screenshots, ask for advice, or just chat about your misadventures with others. We’ve got a great community of RPG fans here at TouchArcade, so let’s make the most of it! August is a busy month for many people, and that is perhaps as good an explanation as any for the somewhat muted reception to the Chrono Trigger Play-Along. We had our lowest turnout for a Play-Along yet, with the thread barely cracking the 50-post mark. Oh well, these things happen! One cool thing is that our very own Eric Ford participated in the Play-Along on Twitch, and he might just finish the game in time for the end of the month. You can do it, Eric! At any rate, it’s high time we moved on to the next game, and since we’ve been doing JRPGs all summer, I thought it might be prudent to mix things up a...

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The 'Minecraft' Marketplace Now Has Ninjas, Samurai, and Floating Islands

Minecraft‘s [$6.99] Marketplace continues to expand at a steady monthly pace, and today we got some more fun content. The first one is Lapis Lagoon, a water park world that’s perfect for when the weather is boiling outside (like today, for example). This Imagiverse map has some fun ideas, and I especially like all the water racing and, of course, the huge dragon. We also got Isles of Aeria by Polymaps, a chain of floating islands with all kinds of different biomes. Floating islands have always been a player favorite, especially when we briefly thought we were getting a sky dimension. And floating islands are great for using the elytra wings and pretending you’re a bird. Subscribe to the TouchArcade YouTube channel If you’re more into survival spawns, Noxcrew’s most recent one is called Ninjas Vs Samurai and is precisely that. There are Ninja temples, Samurai strongholds, and, of course, plenty of sword fighting. The Marketplace also got a huge castle in Whiterock Castle spawn, and the Abstraction Vector, a new map that breaks the usual Minecraft geometry into abstract shards and beams. It’s really unusual and definitely challenging to navigate. If you’ve been looking for more content to play around with, maybe one of these maps will do. I’m thinking of checking out those floating islands since I’m one of those players who just can’t get enough of that. Go...

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YouTube TV adds 12 more new US cities, brings total to 27

We were pretty happy with YouTube TV when we first checked it out, but one of the service’s more glaring problems when it launched was availability, or lack thereof. As such, it comes as welcome news that Google has brought its cord-cutting service to 12 more markets in the US. See also: YouTube TV review: can you finally cut your cable? YouTube TV review: can you finally cut your cable? April 17, 2017 The new cities include Cleveland, Denver, Greensboro, Harrisburg, Hartford, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and St. Louis. They join the previous...

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Capcom's 'Puzzle Fighter' Brings the Classic Game to Mobile

Capcom announced today that it’s planning on bringing Puzzle Fighter, the sequel to the classic Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo (and its HD Remix remake), to iOS and Android before the end of the year, so if you enjoy puzzle games with your favorite Capcom characters, you’re in luck. The game will get a new look and new features, and will include characters such as Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li from Street Fighter, X from Mega Man, Morrigan from Darkstalkers, Frank West from Dead Rising, and more. In terms of features, the game will have real-time PvP battles, single player content, and more. Puzzle Fighter will of course be a free to play title, so you should know by now what to expect in terms of monetization. Subscribe to the TouchArcade YouTube channel For those who’ve never played the original games, Puzzle Fighter has you picking a character and two “assist” characters and matching gems as you try to take out your opponent. The assist characters can enhance the main character’s abilities, so there’s plenty of strategy in which characters to pick and how to go about building up combos. And you get to do your matching is some very iconic arenas from Capcom games. The game should be soft launching pretty soon, and the worldwide release should come before the end of 2017. Go to Source Author: Tasos...

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Gboard for Android update will let you add Bitmoji and stickers to chats

Gboard, Google’s official mobile keyboard, is rolling out a new version that adds a feature that was previously included in the beta version of the app. The new version will allow users to add stickers and Bitmoji to their chats when they tap on the emoji button. See also: Best Android keyboards Best Android keyboards April 12, 2017 In order to use these new features, Gboard owners will also have to snag sticker packs from the Google Play Store, along with the Snapchat-owned Bitmoji app. Then, if you want to access these new images when you chat with family or...

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