The First Coronavirus Lockdown Apple Arcade Twitch Stream By Screentimes


You missed it. It’s over. But there will be more.

I woke this morning and was prompted into action after seeing a post on Twitter by Sigmund Judge – head honcho of Screen-times. Judge was about to go live from London with his first-ever Twitch stream during the Coronavirus-induced mandatory lockdown, beaming Apple Arcade games out into the void.

It ended up being a coming together of Apple TV gaming Avengers – with the extended universe of MrMacRight and yours truly from The Apple TV Gaming Blog chatting complete nonsense in the chat box, while our host Judge held forth on vocals and trying not to get shot in the face in Butter Royale.

For the uninitiated – MrMacRight has the best YouTube channel for all things Apple gaming (across all devices), while Screentimes is currently building a new site, soon to relaunch and dispense wisdom on all things Apple, with a big focus on entertainment (think Apple TV+) and Apple TV gaming.

But wait. Before we go any further. Where the hell has ATVG been the last couple of months? Gone fishing? Again?



Long-time readers will be used to ATVG dropping off the grid every now and then for extended periods of time, wondering if the blog will ever return.

Full disclosure, I sometimes fade away and become absorbed in my other hobbies (recording music, trying to write fiction), and creative energy is unfortunately finite. Well it is for me anyway. The more of it I spend in one area, the less of it I have for others. So it’s a constant give and take, searching for balance while at the same time trying to hold down my very mundane 9 to 5 day job.

Deepest apologies to readers wanting more consistency.

Back to the stream.

So we came together after seeing Judge’s bat signal, and had a fine time. But it was just us, chatting among ourselves. Hopefully you can join for the next one. Screentimes is planning to stream more Apple Arcade goodness, and in fact will be going live again 9pm London-time tonight, featuring newly released Apple Arcade title Spyder.

I agree with MrMacRight that Spyder is a contender for the top Apple Arcade eye-candy prize, looking absolutely gorgeous with lovely shiny graphics depicting a retro, ’60s-themed spy aesthetic. I’ll definitely be coming back to play this one to completion some day.

But my next Apple Arcade obstacle, after having just completed No Way Home (fantastic game) will be Cat Quest II.

I played Cat Quest II briefly on release in 2019 to get a feel for it, and have finally come back around to playing it in earnest, with a view to completing it. After that? Maybe Shinsekai? So many options, growing on a near-weekly basis.


ATVG is a little like John Wick – is it back? I don’t think even John Wick knows the answer to that question.

But I’ll do my best to keep getting some words on your screens, because there is a lot of fun to be had here in this corner of the universe called Apple TV gaming.

No doubt you’ve heard WWDC will be online-only this year? Strange times.

Maybe a news roundup will be the thing to do next. A catch-up on January, February and March.


Stay safe Apple TV gamers, wherever in the world you are.

If you’re new to The Apple TV Gaming Blog (ATVG), or just new to Apple TV gaming in general, or both, then the best place to get acquainted is our Best Apple TV Games of 2019 article. You’ll find a great collection of games to play, and a bunch of useful links to our previous site content. Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.