Black Friday: Save 20% On A 12 Month Apple Arcade Subscription

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Happy Black Friday Apple TV gamers.

Really quick post here with a couple of deals that are worth jumping on. I’m sure there’s a tonne more but these caught ATVG’s eye. Hit us up on the social feeds in the banner if you spy any others.

Two games are currently discounted that are console-quality titles you should consider for your Apple TV library, and a third game that’s completely free right now. Not sure if it’s free for the current Black Friday madness or some other reason, but who cares? Zero means nothing. Who needs a reason?

Jump over the page for the details.

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Formula 1 And Real Racing 3 – Together At Last

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February 2013: Obama is President, the PS4 has not yet been released, the iPhone 5 and 4th generation iPad were cutting edge, and it will be another three and a half years until an Apple TV with gaming capability hits shelves, sparking the idea for this website.

Six and a half years feels like an eternity in the tech-based industry of gaming, but that’s how long I’ve been playing and writing about Real Racing 3. In that length of time, many franchises would’ve released half a dozen sequels, but the fact that Real Racing has been sitting on number 3 since 2013 is an indication that Firemonkeys is doing alright with its racer.

Earlier this week, Firemonkeys unleashed the latest in RR3’s long, long line of free content updates – version 8.0.0. What’s so significant about this update that warrants it being a freshly numbered version?

Two words. Well, one word, and one number.

Forumla 1.

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Table Top Racing: World Tour – Nitro Edition Hits Apple TV Today

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That sure is a mouthful. Mind if I call it TTRWTNE for short?

When we look at Apple TV as a platform for gaming, we see that some genres are well represented, and others, not so much.

Fans of 2D action-platformers for example are well catered for, both inside and outside of Apple Arcade. Le Parker: Sous Chef Extraordinaire (review), Leo’s Fortune (review), Dead Cells (appreciation!), Spidersaurs, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, Stela – these are just a few fantastic titles right off the top of my head.

First-person-shooters on the other hand? Yeah, good luck with that. Even Shadowgun Legends is unplayable at the moment until it gets its 1.0.0 update.

How about kart racing then?

While it’s hard to argue the genre is over-represented on Apple TV, the few titles that are available are excellent.

Beach Buggy Racing is a must-have, and even has four-player split-screen. It is free-to-play, so you do have to contend with that aspect of it, although Vector Unit promises Beach Buggy Racing 2 on Apple TV in 2020 will be a premium release, so that’ll be one to look out for.

SEGA’s Sonic Racing is also a lot of fun, but only available to those with an Apple Arcade subscription.

There are no stand-out kart racers of exemplary quality available as a once-off, premium purchase. Until today.

The Apple TV gaming platform welcomes Table Top Racing: World Tour – Nitro Edition to its catalogue.

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Cornfox Reveals 2020 Roadmap For Oceanhorn 2 – Big Content Update

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Just prior to the launch of Oceanhorn 2 in September, ATVG posted this story┬árevealing the final trailer before the studio hit the big go button. That story is the best way to catch up on this site’s coverage of the sequel, from its initial announcement right through to launch, as I’ve packed all the necessary links into it.

Now that launch has come and gone, and some of you may have even finished it by now (with 101 Apple Arcade games to play, I’ve yet to take much of a bite out of it), it’s time to look to the future.

Today Cornfox did just that, revealing plans for some big updates in 2020.

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Apple Reportedly Holding Surprise December 2 Apps & Games Event

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Apple-centric site iMore reported yesterday that invitations have been sent out for a surprise Apple event to be held in New York on December 2.

Well this is new.

March, June, September, October – those are the usual months we expect our Apple events to sit within our calendars, but December? Is Apple disrupting again?

Purported to be an event in honour of the games and apps of 2019, what exactly will we see on stage on that cold Monday afternoon in New York (or hot Tuesday morning around the ungodly hour of 3am in Australia)?

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Shadowgun Legends – Version 1.0.0 Coming “Sooner or Later” To Apple TV

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ATVG has a long history of following the evolution of Shadowgun Legends from Madfinger Games. Following its release, regular updates throughout 2018 and 2019 brought it ever-closer to version 1.0.0.

While having finally reached that magic number on iOS and iPadOS earlier this month, tvOS still sits on version 0.9.4, and until the update comes through, Shadowgun Legends is unplayable on Apple TV, displaying an eternal loading screen.

ATVG reached out to Madfinger Games last week to find out if the studio still intended to support its excellent sci-fi shooter on the Apple TV platform, and received a… well… I guess you could call it a response.

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With Rosie’s Reality, Apple Arcade Keeps Promise Hitting 101 Games

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In Apple’s September event, a little over two months ago, the tech-giant made a promise: More than 100 games would come to Apple Arcade – its subscription gaming service – in the weeks following launch.

Weeks, not months.

This weekend, and just in the nick of time, Rosie’s Reality, Apple Arcade’s 101st title was released.

Phew, that was close. With Apple Arcade releasing to iOS and iPadOS on September 19 (a week later on Apple TV, and October for Macs), another few days and I could’ve written a story about broken promises. And being the eternal optimist I am, I didn’t really want to write that story.

After a slow start, 2019 has turned out to be a big year for Apple TV gaming, provided you have an Apple Arcade subscription. Without one, high quality releases have been thin on the ground, apart from a recent notable acceptation – Dead Cells (so good!).

Where to from here then Apple TV gamers?

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