Following last week’s very welcome announcement of BBR2: IA’s imminent arrival on Apple TV (April 28), ATVG has been putting some solid laps into Vector Unit’s kart racing sequel.
Keep in mind this is not the free-to-play mobile version of BBR2, this is the full, premium, paid console version that’s currently available on Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC via Steam, complete with the Island Adventure subtitle. Once you’ve got the game, you’ve got the whole game. No currency-driven business models, no ads, no in-app-purchases. Just pure kart racing, a genre when at its purest, targets fun.
And BBR2: IA hits the bulls-eye.
Continue reading “Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure On Apple TV – King Of The Kart” →
Two significant things happened today in the world of Apple TV gaming.
The first was the news that Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure is headed to Apple TV in one week’s time. That was definitely a win/win with no downside, and came as a complete surprise.
The second was the announcement of an updated Apple TV 4K, packing in more horsepower under the hood, and another step in the endlessly fascinating evolution of Apple’s weird little gaming console that many would have you believe is not really a gaming console.
For more words about things, show the Continue button below some love.
Continue reading “Apple’s Gaming Console Takes A Step In The Right Direction” →
Updated May 2021: Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure is out now on Apple TV. Have a read of ATVG’s impressions right here.
In a world-first reveal hand-delivered to The Apple TV Gaming Blog by a messenger pigeon dressed as a ninja (kidding, it was an email. Hand-delivered by a pigeon? Dressed as a ninja? If you believed that I want what you’re on) Vector Unit this morning unveiled that Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure is coming to Apple TV after all.
There were doubts.
But now there are none.
Hit the Continue button below for more.
Continue reading “World-First Reveal – Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure Hits Apple TV April 28” →
Yesterday saw more than 30 games added to Apple Arcade, and some intriguing (if slightly confusing) changes, which you can read about right here.
One of the many new games is Wonderbox, which has been waiting patiently in Apple Arcade’s Coming Soon section for several months now, and there is a lot to love about it.
Wonderbox is all about creativity, and I can’t wait to see what Aquiris has up its sleeve for this amazing game’s future. I also can’t wait to see the weird and wonderful things players create with its level maker.
But the thing that’s most captured my attention? Wonderbox’s shimmering doorways. You could write poetry about those damn doorways.
Hit the Continue button for more (but I promise, no poetry).
Continue reading “My Favourite Thing About Wonderbox? Doorways” →
Yesterday started out as a fairly normal Friday as far as all things Apple Arcade go, with the release of two new Arcade titles marking the end of the week.
That in itself is not unusual.
The quality of those two new releases – Wonderbox and Fantasian – elevated that fairly normal Friday to an exceptional one. Both are outstanding games, and both are a particularly good fit for Apple TV, screaming to be played via Arcade’s console option.
I was one of the fortunate few who found themselves with a copy of Wonderbox weirdly downloaded to Apple TV a whole week ago following a strange release hiccup, and I’ve been playing it pretty solidly since. So with Fantasian being the shiny new thing, I logged four and a half hours into Mistwalker’s beautiful new JRPG yesterday, and plan to log many more (you can read about my first 11 minutes right here).
At about 11.45pm, I switched off the Nimbus, powered down the Apple TV 4K (which in turn automatically turned off my TV, handy), off with the surround sound system, and put the electric recliner back into seating position so my wife wouldn’t end up face planting into the lounge room rug in the middle of the night (again).
Off to bed, grabbed the iPad and checked my emails one last time before sleep.
A press release from Apple tells me more than 30 new games have just been added to Apple Arcade.
Continue reading “Apple Arcade Splits Into Arcade Originals, Timeless Classics, App Store Greats” →
It’s been two years and two days since posting this story, which outlined everything ATVG knew about Apple Arcade following its big reveal onstage, including the unveiling of Mistwalker’s Fantasian.
Feels more like ten years and ten days ago.
But here we are, and I’ve just played Fantasian for eleven minutes.
It’s out. As I’m sure you know.
(Don’t hit the Continue button below if you’d rather discover Fantasian’s first eleven minutes for yourself)
Continue reading “Finally Fantasian Hits Apple Arcade” →