Review: Ammo Pigs: Armed & Delicious – Vegan Friendly

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I was tempted to go with:

Review: Ammo Pigs: Armed & Delicious – See How The Sausage Is Made.

But brevity is king when it comes to headlines, so here we are.

While working on its bigger, meatier title – Moon RaiderCascadia Games started tweeting earlier this year about the possibility of an Ammo Pigs reboot. Floating the idea out into cyberspace – the modern equivalent of thinking out loud – interest was gauged and the decision was made: A new version of the 2015 iOS title was on the way.

Fast forward to a few short months later, and judging from the tweets Cascadia’s owner and founder Chris Jorgensen has been making post-release, sales of the Ammo Pigs remake have added up to time well spent.

What about from a gamer’s perspective though? Is it worth your hard-earned?

ATVG thinks so.

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Teslagrad Coming To Apple TV Early November

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Answering a knock on the door in the dead of night, a woman has a blanketed baby thrust into her arms by a desperate father, after which he hurries off into the rain and dark.

Fast forward a few years, and the woman watches from her window as the grown boy – as his father once did – escapes into the night, evading capture from red-cloaked authorities.

Teslagrad’s opening cut-scene provides an intriguing set-up, all told – as is the entire game – through beautiful, wordless animation.

Originally released by developer Rain Games back in 2013 on PC, Teslagrad has since sold more than 1.6 million copies across the various platforms and consoles, and is now  poised to make the leap to Apple TV and mobile devices in November. Last night ATVG spent some hands on time with this indie puzzle-platforming hit on PS4, playing through the first couple of hours to see what Apple TV gamers could expect.

If the ATV version is faithful to the original, you’re in for a treat.
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From The ATVG Bunker: Entering Dark Mode

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Hello patient Apple TV gamers, it’s been a while. September 12 seems like another era, but here we are, back in the bunker.

Time has been short, and as I’ve lamented in the last couple of months, real life has not been conducive to writing about gaming. But if all continues to go according to plan, that should change right about…now.

ATVG has settled into an all new bunker – cords have been plugged in, internet has been connected, updates have been downloaded, schedules have been cleared, and games have been released. All of this adds up to the fact that there are things we need to talk about.

And in the world of gaming – yes, even Apple TV gaming – there are always things to talk about.

So what’s on the agenda?

Games of course. Also: Is Apple TV gaming dead? Is it dying?

In ATVG’s humble opinion, the short answer is no. Gaming is not Apple TV’s primary function, and that folks, is kind of what makes it indestructible. It’s a little like a super power.

Oh, and what about Mojave’s Dark Mode? Nice.

Hit the continue button. Now.

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Upcoming Smash Anarchy Released Nearly 12 Months Ago

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Well this is awkward.

After doubling back to check on and update this list of upcoming games I posted way back in April 2017 – in order to make sure I hadn’t missed anything – I quickly realised I’d missed something.

One of the upcoming games on the list – Smash Anarchy – has been out since October 2017.

October 2017!

Is it any good?

After just now burning through 10 levels and the first boss, I can confidently say yes, it is.

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Ammo Pigs: Armed and Delicious Hits Apple TV 20th September

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If Kurt Vonnegut and George Orwell were alive and well, and made video games, well, that would be really weird, and they probably wouldn’t have made Ammo Pigs: Armed and Delicious.

But when you have weaponised pigs trying to free their brethren from the tyranny of an oppressor named Slaughterhouse A.I., it’s hard not to at least mention those two literary giants.

Nods, winks, and references aside, ATVG received word overnight from Cascadia Games’ Chris Jorgensen that Ammo Pigs will release on the Apple TV platform on, yes, the headline was correct, September 20th.

For some screenshots, the trailer, and more words, hit the Continue button below my very patient Apple TV-gaming readers. (And as has often been the case lately, my apologies for the long time between posts.)

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Apple TV Gaming News Roundup – Pigs, Viking Comics, Paint Buckets, & Chernobyl

Alright, gather ’round Apple TV gamers, it’s time for a quick catch-up.

If you missed ATVG’s last shotgun blast of news, then…you’re welcome.

Between then and now, there’s also been lunar wish fulfilment, BrightRidge impressions, a Reader Rabbit revival, a look at what Apple TV and Nintendo Switch have in common,¬†and Gameloft’s road map for Asphalt 8.

And now that you’re all caught up, here’s the news:

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Gameloft’s Vision For The Future Of Asphalt 8

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Asphalt 9: Legends is now a thing, meaning Asphalt 8: Airborne is no longer the latest instalment in Gameloft’s racing franchise.

Gameloft unfortunately haven’t revealed any plans to bring Asphalt 9 to Apple TV, so where does that leave fans of Asphalt 8?

Today Gameloft posted a release which attempted to answer that question.

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