Gone Fishing – The Apple TV Gaming Blog Will Return

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Hello dear readers.

It’s time for a break.

You’re on your own for a bit, but those of you with an Apple TV (why are you reading this site if you don’t have one?), a controller, and a subscription to Apple Arcade sure have plenty of ways to entertain yourselves.

If you haven’t done so already, jump on and follow via the social feeds up in the banner, as I will no doubt share/retweet points of interest while I’m away from the bunker and not posting here on ATVG.

Also, if you stay in touch via FB or Twitter, you’ll be the first to know when ATVG returns.

So play nice, and as always, I wish you all safe planes and good whisky.

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Dead End Job – Horrible Name, Perfect Apple TV Halloween Treat

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In 2017 ATVG found a Halloween treat – Shoot the Zombirds – to help Apple TV gamers celebrate the annual pumpkin-fest.

In 2018? ATVG’s Halloween treat went AWOL and players had to find their own fun. Sorry.

But this year ATVG is back with a perfect Halloween treat, with more ghosts, goblins, and monsters than you can point a vacuum cleaner at (that will make a lot more sense over the page, trust me).

To gain access to this year’s treat you’ll need an Apple Arcade subscription and a controller. If you have an Apple TV, and you want to turn it into a gaming console with an instant library of currently 89 kickass video games across almost every genre imaginable, then you need to pick up those two things.

For those already equipped, and for those curious, click through to learn about this year’s ghastly Halloween recommendation – Dead End Job.

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Manifold Garden – Apple Arcade Pick Of The Week For Apple TV

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Okay, time to try something a little different with these weekly Apple Arcade releases.

Being that this is The Apple TV Gaming Blog, or ATVG for short, I thought I’d start picking a weekly feature game out of the handful of releases, with a focus on Apple TV as a console gaming experience.

The Pick of the Week will be posted a week after release, giving this one-man-band a chance to check out the contenders. Being a very subjective pick, your mileage may vary, and if so, ATVG would love to hear from you and why you think your pick deserves to take first place on this week’s podium. Hit up the social media links in the banner at the top of your screen and share your thoughts.

As you can see from the picture above, last weekend’s titles were a varied bunch as usual, and of a high standard consistent with Apple Arcade’s current library. You can read last week’s release wrap-up right here, and I recommend checking out all four of them.

But as this is Pick of the Week, and not Picks of the Week, there can be only one.

This week ATVG’s nod goes to a game by another one-man-band – William Chyr.

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Watch This Video Closely, And See Three Unreleased Apple Arcade Games

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Apple’s six-month old video embedded over the page still holds a few secrets.

The ever-diligent Stewie from MrMacRight, following all things that combine Apple and gaming, has done some digging. According to his sources, the screenshots over the page – pulled from Apple’s teaser video of Apple Arcade released in March this year – show very brief blink-and-you’ll-miss-them glimpses of some upcoming games.

There’s currently 84 games available to play right now on Apple’s subscription gaming service, and judging from the pattern forming over the last few weekends, more will land in a couple of days time, and the weekend after that, and so on, until we have more than 100.

That’s a lot of games.

It’s human nature to crane our necks and try to see what’s over the horizon. It’s not enough to enjoy what we have right now – we need to know what’s next, what we can look forward to.

So let’s open the vault and sneak a peak at what’s inside.

You know you want to.

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84 And Counting: Here’s Today’s Apple Arcade Releases

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The first time something out of the norm happens, I’d call it an anomaly, and prior to Apple Arcade, games releasing to the App Store on the weekend has certainly been out of the norm.

The second time? It’s a coincidence.

The third time however, it’s safe to call it a pattern.

For the third week in a row we have a handful of new Apple Arcade titles to sink our non-existent free time into, and from here on, we can safely predict this will be the pattern until we get to that golden number of 100-plus promised by Apple prior to launch. At the current rate of four or five a week, that gives us another month or more of weekly releases to look forward to.

There’s still 21 unreleased games on this list, as well as any other bolts from the blue that come completely unexpected.

As in previous weeks, today’s four releases range across a wide variety of genres, from sports, to iconic arcade, a co-op 2D platforming party game, and mind-altering puzzles.

Let’s dig in.

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Manifold Garden – Coming To Apple Arcade This Weekend

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The weekend before last saw four new games come to Apple Arcade – The Bradwell Conspiracy, Nightmare Farm, Pilgrims, and Redout: Space Assault.

On the weekend just passed, five more hit Apple’s subscription service – Decoherence, Inmost, Mind Symphony, ShockRods, and Stela – taking the current count up to 80.

It seems it would be pretty safe to bet on another handful releasing this weekend, as Apple Arcade climbs towards its promised goal of more than 100 games in the weeks following Arcade’s release. Will we see any of these as yet unreleased 24 games this weekend? Get your bingo cards ready.

At the very least, ATVG knows that following October 18, the total will be 81, with William Chyr announcing today that his seven year project – Manifold Garden – will finally be out.

At first glance, I was thinking this might be a nice quiet game to set aside for the iPad, but the more development videos and trailers I watch, the more I’m looking forward to tripping out in front of a 60-inch screen on Apple TV with Chyr’s mind-bending creation.

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Towaga: Among Shadows – Content Update Incoming

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Hot on the heels of Radian Games announcing a huge incoming update for its excellent Apple Arcade racer Speed Demons, which you can read all about right here, Sunnyside Games also announced today that there is more on the way for Towaga: Among Shadows.

With currently 80 games to choose from on Apple Arcade, and more on the way (you can check out another 24 upcoming games right here), it will take ATVG some time to experience them all.

Tonight I’ve jumped in and had a look at Towaga: Among Shadows for the first time, and was once again made aware of the high bar of quality that Apple Arcade games are setting on our Apple TVs (and of course iPads, iPhones, and now Macs).

If, unlike me, you’re deep into the weeds of Towaga’s content, and are hoping for more, today’s announcement will definitely put a smile on your dial.

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