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‘Candy Crush’ Game Show Already Breaking Guinness Book Records

‘Candy Crush’ Game Show Already Breaking Guinness Book Records

Candy Crush Saga [Free] has conquered many a phone screens since it first came out, and it’s still going strong with around $ 1 billion dollars revenue a year. And it’s about to come to your TV screens too, as you might already know. Apparently, the Candy Crush TV show is already a part of the Guinness World Records for having the world’s largest touchscreen displays, measuring in at 30 feet high by 20 feet wide. The screens include 55 55-inch monitors, each with 32 cameras recording the competitors’ hand swipes. Can you imagine the amount of fingerprints those things are going to attract?

Jokes aside, early reports claim that the TV show is actually quite entertaining, if slightly hallucinogenic, and will certainly help Candy Crush‘s plan of taking over the world one candy at a time. The CBS TV show will be hosted by Mario Lopez and will premiere July 9th.

Sega Forever… Amazing, or Amazing Disappointment? – The TouchArcade Show #312

Sega Forever… Amazing, or Amazing Disappointment? – The TouchArcade Show #312

This show starts quick and keeps rocking the whole way to the finish line. We kick things off with a listener email about the new Sega Forever games, and breaking down the whole timeline of hype teasing to release, along with what we think of the games sinks up the first half of the show. Other than that, we talk about two other games, the classic re-released puzzler Cash Cow: Anniversary Edition [$ 2.99] and Fidget Spinner: Journey of Secrets [Free] which we’re pretty sure there’s something more to… Additionally, as usual, we chat about some of the big news stories then call it a day!

Don’t forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to [email protected] 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 our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-312.mp3, 65MB

New iPads, E3, and a Supercell Soft Launch – The TouchArcade Show #311

New iPads, E3, and a Supercell Soft Launch – The TouchArcade Show #311

We’ve got a lot to talk about this week, and aside from a few 90’s music jokes for episode #311, we hop right in to talking about the latest and greatest in the world of iOS gaming. Kicking things off with discussing the new iPad Pro and the odd situation Apple has themselves in with how difficult it is to continue to perfect their devices, we move on to the few E3 announcements that pertain to mobile. From there, we discuss a few of the huge releases of the week including Supercell’s soft launched Brawl Stars, Noodlecake’s Flipping Legend [Free], and the Metroidvania forma.8 [$ 3.99] which has been years in the making.

Don’t forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to [email protected] 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 our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-311.mp3, 65MB

The WWDC Plague Strikes Again – The TouchArcade Show #310

The WWDC Plague Strikes Again – The TouchArcade Show #310

We’re back from WWDC and … I’m super sick! The WWDC plague this year is extra strong, but after packing my body with cold medication we were ready to rock. The show starts off with answering a couple emails and then we hop right into talking about a ton of the new things announced during the keynote. iOS 11, ARKit, and more are among the thingd we discuss. We chat a bit about Monument Valley 2 [$ 4.99], but WWDC is definitely the star of the show!

Don’t forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to [email protected] 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we’re talking about as we’re talking about them, and other fun surprises.

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-310.mp3, 60MB

CBS’ ‘Candy Crush’ Game Show Trailer Out, Jimmy Kimmel Pokes Fun at It

CBS’ ‘Candy Crush’ Game Show Trailer Out, Jimmy Kimmel Pokes Fun at It

A few months back we talked about Candy Crush [Free] becoming a TV game show, and a few weeks back we heard that Mario Lopez, of Saved by the Bell, was going to present it. Jimmy Kimmel was able to read Mario Lopez’s mind, and he re-did the TV game show’s trailer with a bit more honesty at the end, so make sure you watch the whole video below. We shouldn’t be surprised that Candy Crush will become a TV game show since the brand has been stepping outside the world of mobile gaming for some time now (including sponsoring the big Coachella party this year). And with most mobile gamers at least knowing?if not actually playing?Candy Crush on their phones, the game show has a ready-made audience.

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As you can see from the trailer, the game show will take place in a huge arena with huge screens. It will, of course, be all about matching the right candy, but I’m hoping we have a bonus level where you have to sell your car to have enough money for the necessary IAPs. The game show will go live next month on CBS.

WWDC Preparations – The TouchArcade Show #209

WWDC Preparations – The TouchArcade Show #209

Ahhh the Friday before WWDC! With preparations to be made to head to San Jose on Sunday, this podcast is a few minute short but we still hit all the big news stories of the week along with a few tiny predictions for WWDC. As far as game discussion is concerned, three big ones sucked up tons of our time: Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire [Free], Bouncy Hoops [Free], and Yankai’s Peak [$ 1.99].

Don’t forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to [email protected] 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we’re talking about as we’re talking about them, and other fun surprises.

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-309.mp3, 55MB

Even More Rants – The TouchArcade Show #308

Even More Rants – The TouchArcade Show #308

Is there anything better than a Friday before a holiday weekend? I’m not sure there is! We kick things off talking a bit more about the roundups I’ve been doing over on MacRumors every Friday and what a bummer it is that the common perception of so many people is that there aren’t any good mobile games- A statement which is obviously untrue. After a little rant session, we move on to four great games which were released this week: Prison Architect [Free (HD)], Skullgirls [Free], Zombie Gunship Survival [Free], and Rogue Wizards [Free].

Don’t forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to [email protected] 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we’re talking about as we’re talking about them, and other fun surprises.

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-308.mp3, 60MB

Dark Lord Trip Report – The TouchArcade Show #307

Dark Lord Trip Report – The TouchArcade Show #307

Another Friday, and another episode of the podcast! Weeks like this are easy to record as there’s so many rockin’ games to talk about that we actually ended up running a little longer than usual. After some followup from last week’s beer chat, we talk about all the awesome iOS games we played and then shifted gears to speculating about Zelda. The games we talk about this week are: Arkanoid vs Space Invaders [$ 3.99], Old Man’s Journey [$ 4.99], No Stick Shooter [$ 1.99], Guns of Boom [Free], Beholder [$ 4.99], Lode Runner 1 [Free], and Timber Tennis [Free]. Sorry about the Windows notification noises, I didn’t realize my recording software was also picking those up! It’ll be fixed for next week I promise.

Don’t forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to [email protected] 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we’re talking about as we’re talking about them, and other fun surprises.

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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-307.mp3, 71MB

‘Jeopardy! World Tour’ Is a Pretty Fun Take on the Popular Game Show

‘Jeopardy! World Tour’ Is a Pretty Fun Take on the Popular Game Show

Even if you’ve never watched an episode of Jeopardy!, you probably know about it and probably know that you have to answer with a question. Its popularity isn’t that surprising given that its current incarnation has been around since 1984 (although originally created in 1964). Today, the game has made the jump to mobile in the form of Jeopardy! World Tour [Free], and it’s actually a good use of the IP and a pretty fun game in its own right. I’ve been playing the game on and off today, and I’ve been having quite a bit of fun with it. There are thousands of clues and categories?from the general to the very specific?which should keep you entertained. For instance, I played a round with a category called Awards and another where Truman Capote was his own category.

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Since this is a free-to-play game, there are the usual shenanigans, but I didn’t find the monetization obtrusive, and with every player getting three random power-ups at the beginning of each game (for instance the ability to remove one false answer), the game felt pretty fair. It is a really fast game, so don’t expect to dilly dally around while playing it. And there are weekly global leaderboards for the competitive ones among you. Overall, if you enjoy trivia games, I’m pretty sure you’ll have fun with Jeopardy! World Tour.

Dark Lord Eve – The TouchArcade Show #306

Dark Lord Eve – The TouchArcade Show #306

This was a fantastic week for awesome new iOS game releases, so we do what we can to follow suit with an equally amazing podcast. We chat a little bit about what’s going on with both of us this weekend, and then hop right into game discussion. Those games include Built for Speed [Free], Empire TV Tycoon [$ 4.99 (HD)], Steredenn [$ 3.99], Crash Club [Free], Artificial Superintelligence [$ 2.99], Run-a-Whale [$ 0.99], and Faraway: Puzzle Escape [Free].

Don’t forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to [email protected] 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!

Patreon backers get access to a ultra-rad video version of the podcast, which you can view by clicking here. It includes us playing the games we’re talking about as we’re talking about them, and other fun surprises.

iTunes Link: The TouchArcade Show
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Direct Link: TouchArcadeShow-306.mp3, 60MB


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