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Month: December 2017

Get 35% off Amazon Coins Ahead of “Digital Day” Tomorrow

If you play a lot of free to play games, the golden goose of getting the biggest bang for your buck when you’re buying things in these games is deals on Amazon coins. Basically, if you don’t follow the Android and Amazon app world, Amazon Coins are basically the iTunes credit equivalent of the Amazon App Store. While it’s pretty rare to get much more than 10% off iTunes gift cards, Amazon often runs promotion offering steep discounts on Amazon coins. Today, you can get 35% off Amazon Coins, or, $100 worth of Amazon Coins for $65. Right now you’re probably thinking, “Yeah? So what, I have an iPhone, what good are weird Android coins to me?” Well, consider this: The vast majority of big freemium games link your progress to an account that works across devices. If, for instance, you play a lot of Hearthstone [Free] on iOS, you effectively are getting 35% off cards in game, which you’ll also have playing on your iPhone. Don’t have an Android device? Using a Mac or PC you can download the Android emulator BlueStacks and use the Amazon App Store that way. Yes, it’s a considerable amount of screwing around, but, 35% off is 35% off. Also, tomorrow Amazon is doing something called Digital Day where you’ll be able to snag basically everything Amazon offers digitally at some kind of...

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Shaun's 10 Best Games of 2017 – A Year Full of Truly Unique Mobile Games

Well, that’s another year just about in the books. This was a strange year all around, and it wasn’t until we all started to deliberate on the end-of-year stuff that I truly realized how many awesome, fun, and unique games hit iOS in 2017. Sure, there were some amazing ports, and I think those have commanded a lot of attention as the year has come to a close. But there were also a lot of cool mobile originals, many of which came from developers new to the scene. I had a hard time carving this list down to just ten games, with the last couple of cuts taking an awful lot of deliberation. As usual, I’m not going to rank these in any order beyond the alphabetical. All of them are equally worthy of consideration. Subscribe to the TouchArcade YouTube channel Card Thief, $0.99 I think a lot of people who loved Card Crawl didn’t get into Card Thief quite as much. It’s not surprising because it has a very different sort of appeal to it. It’s not as immediately accessible as that game was, but in exchange it’s a much deeper game mechanically. I love the way it manages to pull off stealth in a card game, and it’s really great about daring the player to push themselves past their comfort zone. And of course there are all...

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'HQ Trivia' Android Limited Beta Is Live, Aims for January 1st Release

HQ Trivia [Free], the popular live quiz game that got a lot of attention in 2017 and whose prizes continue to grow daily, is now in Android limited Beta, and the developers are hoping that by New Year’s day they’ll manage to make the game available to all Android players. If you’re an Android player, you can head here to pre-register for the game and get notified when the game finally goes live. If you’re lucky, you might even get to play the beta before the game releases (the selection appears to be random). So, if all goes well, 2018 will see both iOS and Android players joining the HQ Trivia party. Android update: we’re in limited beta as of Christmas Day & are working quickly on patches, so we can continue to roll it out to more testers throughout the week. Our goal is to make it available to ALL by Jan. 1. Pre-register for updates: — HQ Trivia (@hqtrivia) December 26, 2017 Some iOS players, though, are complaining about the Android launch given the iOS version’s issues, especially with lag. HQ Trivia has grown immensely in just a couple of months, and the tech the developers use struggles to keep up. So, some players feel that the game first needs to work better on iOS and then expand. At the same time, the developers want to get...

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Rob's 10 Best Games of 2017 – A Purrfect Year for Mobile Gaming

2017 has been a year of competing extremes in almost every aspect, whether personal, public or within the world of iOS gaming. While so much of it was dominated by the demise of many of my favourite childhood classics with iOS 11 and the 32-bit Appocalypse (being unable to play Dungeon Raid anymore has been a particularly bitter pill to swallow), the release of an unprecedented barrage of high-quality games have made 2017’s struggles slightly easier to take. While phenomenal ports of complete console titles have been fantastic to Witness (no pun intended), and the typically strong showing of innovative indie classics have only further emphasised iOS’s strengths as a serious gaming platform, it has been you – the iOS community – that has been the highlight of my 2017. Whether it’s developers revealing insights into the hottest upcoming games, people sharing their experiences with recent and classic mobile releases, or even heated debate over Taylor Swift and Brawl Stars, the TouchArcade Forums and especially the Discord community have been particularly fantastic points of refuge for not only passionate mobile gamers, but also for a lovely group of friendly people. From both a personal and professional level, my thanks go to everyone who has been actively supporting our community and helping it go from strength to strength over the past twelve months. Alright, enough rambling – here are the...

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'Minecraft' Getting Adorable Turtles In the Near Future

Minecraft‘s [$6.99] empty oceans are about to get much more populated once the upcoming Update Aquatic hits in 2018. The developers decided to give us an early present by teasing us about a new water mob, turtles. Turtles will make their nests on shorelines across various biomes, and their young ones will scamper down to the water, according to the official description. The turtle textures in the screenshot below will likely be temporary and might change before they are added to the game. That’s pretty much all the info we have on the turtles. I wonder if we’ll get any uses for turtle shells (guitars?), although I’d hate to have to kill those cute creatures. I can’t wait to get the Update Aquatic and finally see the oceans populated with all kinds of sea creatures. The land has always been very busy, but the oceans and the skies have been really empty, a fact that made Minecraft maps less interesting. I’ve always loved the idea of building an underwater house, and now I’ll have plenty of fish and turtles swimming by my windows. What other water mobs do you want to see? Go to Source Author: Tasos...

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