Diggerman: We’re Gonna Need A Smaller Screen

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Some Apple TV games – such as these that are also available on PS4 and Xbox One – should be played with a controller. They’re traditional, fully-featured video games that feel like a good fit for a large screen and a console.

Some Apple TV games Рsuch as these Рshould be played using the Siri Remote. Their simple mechanics warrant a simple input method that makes a controller feel like overkill, yet they still have enough gaming meat on their bones and pleasing visual  qualities to enable them to not feel out of place on the big screen.

Rarely do these two categories intersect. An Apple TV game either feels wrong or right with a controller or Siri Remote.

The ones that don’t feel at home with either input method fall into a third category. These are games that are much better suited to the smaller, portable screens of our iPhones and iPads. Their simplicity, whether that be visual, mechanical, or both, causes them to feel out of place in a console environment.

Diggerman falls into this third category.

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It’s Official: Ammo Pigs Reboot Coming To Apple TV

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In real life, pigs are always on the wrong end of the gun.

In the land of video games however, carved from pixels and a healthy dose of crazy, it’s perfectly reasonable to accept the paradigm shift, knowing that in this world, the pig has the ammo.

Sure, at first he’s a little reluctant to take up arms – a washed up Expendable perhaps – but after finding out the lives of his squad mates are at stake, he’s in.

Or should I say, he’s back.

What am I on about?

Ammo Pigs.

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Real Racing 3 Celebrates Its Fourth Year Of Le Mans

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A huge free update for Real Racing 3 rolled out overnight, bringing another year of Le Mans celebrations to Firemonkeys’ racer.

Given that Le Mans is the world’s most famous endurance race, endurance racing appropriately features heavily in this update. There are new cars (dating all the way back to 1970), new Motorsports Groups, a revamp of the Real Racing TV hub, and a bunch of bug fixes and tweaks.

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Soon You’ll Be Able To Play Steam Games Via Apple TV

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A press release today from Valve Corporation adds up to kind of a big deal for those who own an Apple TV and compatible controller. And a Mac or PC with a Steam client. And fast internet.

If you tick all those boxes, in about 11 days time those ten million unplayed titles you’ve accumulated over the years during Steam sales will be accessible right on your Apple TV.

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5 Of The Best Tips For Shadowgun Legends

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ATVG has been going pretty hard at Shadowgun Legends since Madfinger Games released its excellent sci-fi FPS MMO back in March, and you can get up to speed with our full review right here.

The studio is scheduled to release its first big content update in mid-May, and with two new raids on the way, right now is a great time to learn how to maximise your efforts.

These five tips won’t revolutionise your gameplay, but they’ll definitely add a little edge to your efficiency. They’re great common-sense ideas; the sorts of things that may not occur to you until someone points out the bleeding obvious.

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Two New Raids Coming To Shadowgun Legends In May Update

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Update: Madfinger Games announced Friday night that the big content update has been delayed until the end of May, and instead pushed out a smaller update last week to pave the way for the bigger one, squashing a bunch of bugs. Delays are never fun, but I’d rather be able to play the two new raids smoothly than receive a broken update. Silver lining folks. Read on for ATVG’s original piece detailing what you can now expect towards the end of the month.

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MMOs are a marathon, not a sprint.

They constantly evolve over time, growing with each new update as they’re balanced and tweaked, with studios shifting focus and pivoting as player-feedback helps to guide these complex machines with many moving parts.

We recently dropped our full review of Shadowgun Legends from Madfinger Games, and while it has its flaws, ATVG highly recommends you add this excellent sci-fi FPS MMO to your Apple TV gaming library. For the price of entry, which is nothing, you’ll get a hell of a lot of game.

And there’s more on the way.

The constant tweaking and balancing will always be a big part of any MMO, but new content will always be the most exciting for players. In Madfinger Games’ eigthteenth MADstream this week, the studio dropped a whole bunch of news about a huge slice of new content coming very soon, and we’ve boiled it down for your reading pleasure.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Grab Le Parker: Sous Chef Extraordinaire

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There are 2D platform games that you play in order to lazily explore their beautiful, artfully designed worlds, collecting coins and uncovering secret areas at your leisure, with no real fear of death.

Then there are 2D platform games you play because they are brutally difficult, and you love a well-designed, thoughtfully crafted challenge. In these games, death comes not from a lazy implementation of mechanics by the developer, but because you simply weren’t good enough. But you know that with practice, you will be.

Le Parker: Sous Chef Extraordinaire from studio Play Pretend is a healthy mixture of both.

We’ve reviewed it before here at ATVG, and it’s just received a significant update.

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