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Month: March 2018

Train Jam and GDC Debrief – The TouchArcade Show #348

Ahhhhh it’s good to be home, at least for a couple days. On this week’s episode, we do a GDC debrief, focusing majorly on what an incredible time Train Jam and the … super busy and simultaneously scary time we had at GDC in San Francisco. From there, we hit on a few of our favorite games we saw at GDC but this GDC was fairly amazing as there was no clear answer for “What’s the best thing you saw at GDC?” Everything was fantastic. If you missed any of our GDC coverage, be sure to check all that out here. Don’t forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to podcast@toucharcade.com. We read ’em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below… And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated! As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we’re talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you’re logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out...

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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Candleman'

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 in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable “best” thing. Instead, it’s more just us picking out the single game out of the week’s releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one. These picks might be controversial, and that’s OK. If you disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why. Without further ado…   Candleman After making a splash on consoles and PC last year, developer CMGE have brought their atmospheric 3D platformer Candleman [$2.99] to the App Store. Not being familiar with the game on other platforms, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I finally put my hands on Candleman on iOS this week. I knew that it looked really cool in its screenshots, but those also led me to believe...

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'Sword Art Online: Integral Factor' Tips, Cheats and Hacks

Imagine getting trapped inside a video game and the only way to get out is to beat it. Yeah, that would be pretty bad news considering all the stats that indicate people don’t generally finish the games they buy. But that conceit made the Sword Art Online light novel and anime series awfully popular, and it’s front and center in the latest mobile game based on that franchise, Sword Art Online: Integral Factor [Free]. SAO has had games built around it before, but Bandai Namco has taken an interesting and logical approach with this one. Instead of playing as Kirito, Asuna or other well-known characters, you take on the role of one of the many anonymous players trapped inside the game within the game. Integral Factor then retells the story many fans known from a different point of view, and since it is also an MMORPG in its own right, it’s as close to putting yourself inside Sword Art Online as it’s possible to get. Well, until someone invents the NerveGear, that is. Inside the game, you have access to NPCs and even cross paths with Kirito and the others, but who’s going to be your guide to the game? That would be us. Read on through the rest of our Sword Art Online: Integral Factor tips and you just might make it to floor 100 yourself someday.   Getting...

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Now is the Perfect Time to Grab a 'Fortnite' Invite Code From Our Discord Server

It’s been a couple weeks since Fortnite [Free] dropped on iOS, and if you don’t have an invite yet, now is the perfect time to pick your invite up. Thanks to additional invites, and people spreading the love after getting them, our users have a surplus of invites in the #fortnite_codes channel on our Discord server. Come in, put down your code requests, and pass the time by playing Pokecord in the channel. Is your obscure Pokemon knowledge finally going to become useful? Regardless, this is a great spot for you to finally get that invite for yourself. Just remember, when you do get your invite, don’t play in class. A teacher made a request, and, well, Epic decided to warn his students. Epic is listening! My favorite thing about working at @EpicGames. #MrHillman #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/fnnOs1EZSD — K.L. Smith (@arCtyC) March 30, 2018 Once you have your invite, be sure to join #fortnite on our Discord server, where you can share your Victories Royale, and find squads to get those wins. Manage to get some cool moments, or have some handy tips? We might also be looking for squads when we’re pulling down those wins on our streams! Have fun, y’all! Go to Source Author: Carter...

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Crunchyroll’s first game is unsurprisingly based on an anime

Crunchyroll announced DanMachi – Memoria Freese, the first game under its Crunchyroll Games brand. The game is based on the DanMachi anime. Memoria Freese is now available as a free download. It might have had sketchy beginnings, but Crunchyroll has grown to become a legitimate anime streaming and manga reading network. It would make sense, then, that the service’s first game is based on manga-turned-anime series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? At its core, DanMachi – Memoria Freese is a 2D dungeon-crawler RPG that lets you build, upgrade, and customize your party and includes turn-based battles. The game features an original storyline based on the anime’s first season, though I have not played enough of the game to decipher what that storyline is. The game certainly looks great, however, and ran with little to no hiccups on my Galaxy S9 Plus. Even the voice acting, which can easily be an afterthought in a free-to-play title, is up to par and is done by the original voice actors from the anime. Keep in mind that you will not hear a lick of English throughout the game. Menus and conversations have been translated to English, but some folks might not be thrilled with a lack of English dubbing. Also keep in mind that, as previously mentioned, Memoria Freese is a free-to-play title. You have...

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