The official app for our fantastic sister site, TouchArcade, just got a major update to make it universal, giving it an interface optimized for the iPad and its larger screen (with graphics up to the task of pleasing your eyes on the retina display of the latest iPad). Version 1.1 of TouchArcade – The Best New Games is free (as always) and available in the App Store now.
To step back a little bit, TouchArcade is a site focused entirely on iOS games with reviews and news of the hottest new releases and an active forum with over 165,000 members who discuss games across all genres and exchange tips and strategies. In addition to the excellent reviews, TouchArcade editors also record a weekly podcast (available for free through the iTunes Store) to talk about the biggest news in the world of iOS gaming each week.
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The TouchArcade app features a 3-pane interface on the iPad so the main menu and article or app lists are always easily accessible even while you’re reading reviews or browsing the forum. The Watch List toggle lets you add existing or upcoming games to a list so that you can receive push alerts when the game becomes available, gets updated or a price drop, or when a new article is published about it. This Watch List functions a lot like the Wish List feature here on AppShopper, in case it sounds familiar to you. And if you have the AppShopper app installed on your iPhone or iPad, an “Open in AppShopper” link at the bottom of articles or in game listings in the TouchArcade app will take you right to AppShopper in case you like to keep track of all of your apps through AppShopper instead.
TouchArcade first debuted in the App Store in May and has an average rating of 4.5 stars at the time of this post. If you’re at all interested in games for the iPhone or iPad, the official TouchArcade app is a must-have.