Trials Frontier’s Dakar Rally Challenge Is Brutal, But Fun

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Update: Hmmm, my apologies for the late call on this update, but it seems what I thought was leg one, is actually leg six. Legs one through five are actually expired. No wonder I’ve been finding it such tough going. Sorry folks. Enjoy the remainder of leg six!

Original Story: When putting together ATVG’s Best Apple TV Games of 2017 list, I had a tough decision to make.

Trials Frontier could easily be described as a physics-based 2D platform game, due to its reliance on momentum, and the mechanic of shifting your rider’s wait forward and back. Braking, and sometimes going backwards to the left, is often just as important as barreling forward at breakneck speeds.

Then again, you’re on wheels, within a game full of speed trials. Hell, there is even a black and white chequered flag at the end of each stage.

In the end, I went with putting Trials Frontier into the racing category.

The point of this is to make it clear that the key to success in Redlynx’s Trials Frontier, is knowing when to stop, and this week’s free Dakar Rally update will give players plenty of practice doing just that.

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New Screenshots From Oceanhorn 2: Knights Of The Lost Realm Revealed

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Wow, has it been 12 months already? Well, almost. We posted this story way back on the 29th of January 2017, revealing the studio behind Oceanhorn 2 was targeting Apple TV as one of its platforms.

While iOS has so far been the only confirmed platform for day one release, I reached out to Cornfox & Bros. today to get confirmation that Apple TV was still safely within its crosshairs. The reply I received was encouraging, as are the new screenshots unveiled today depicting one of Oceanhorn 2’s central locations – the city of Capital.

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Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade – On-Rails Shooter Out On Apple TV

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Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade was used live on stage by Apple back in 2015 to show off the iPhone 6’s new 3D Touch feature, exemplifying how it could be implemented to enhance gaming.

Freeblade recently found its way onto the Apple TV platform, and despite a couple of flaws, it’s an excellent on-rails shooter that digs deep into Apple’s Metal technology to get some nice graphical meat onto its bones.

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New Release: Peregrin – Size Doesn’t Matter

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After our final look in the rearview mirror at ATVG’s 2017 Pile of Shame, this week’s new release – Peregrin – seemed like a wonderful way to bring us back to the present, as Apple TV gaming continues to evolve into 2018.

This visually stunning puzzle adventure snuck onto the Apple TV platform this week, wishing gamers on the platform a Happy New Year, and providing a new and interesting set of challenges to kick off proceedings.

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Shinier Things – ATVG’s 2017 Pile Of Shame

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Pile of Shame – these three words that have wormed their way into the games industry’s vernacular, have become an apt and succinct way of voicing a very first-world problem. Ever since games started to have endings, players started to accumulate an ever-growing list of unfinished games.

We’ve all been there. Excitedly setting out on a brand new adventure, loving it, but soon being distracted by another shiny game, glinting in our peripheral vision and causing us to wander from our path.

We thought what better way to start the new year than with one last look back at 2017, at ATVG’s list of much-enjoyed, but horribly under-played games. We’ve mentioned them before, even written some glowing early impressions about some of them, but time is finite and there is always something new to grab our attention.

So Happy New Year to readers both regular and new. You can check out ATVG’s Best Apple TV Games Of 2017 to get back up to speed, and hit the page 2 button below for a look at a few games we wish we would’ve played more of, and definitely-probably-hopefully will in the future.

The Best Apple TV Games of 2017

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Wow, that time of year again huh? It seems like only yesterday that I posted this message introducing ATVG to the world, and then, before I knew it, I was celebrating it’s first birthday. Had fun, time flew.

Gaming is the great escape that truly offers something for everyone. A flavour for all tastes. And for those of you who’ve acquired a taste for the somewhat obscure little parallel universe that is gaming on Apple TV, you’ve come to the right place.

A lot has happened in the world of Apple TV gaming between the bookends of that first post and this one. Missives from the Bunker have been issued, new salutations have been coined (safe planes and good whisky), we’ve Frankensteined, and even shot Zombirds. Someone had to, they weren’t going to shoot themselves.

More recently, Apple TV even landed itself a platform exclusive – an anime-inspired sci-fi FPS titled VAST. ATVG interviewed its maker Xander Davis, and the result was a deep, fascinating dive. We highly recommend you read Parts One and Two.

If you’ve just discovered the site and you’re wanting a quick introduction, or a regular in need of a recap, a great place to start is right here: ATVG’s Top Ten most-clicked articles of 2017. This time of year everyone tries to make sense of what the hell just happened, and that article coupled with the one you’re reading right now is ATVG’s efforts to put 2017 into some sort of focus.

A Best of list is always an opinion, and yours may vary. If it does, hit ATVG up on the social feeds found in the banner on top of your screen, and share yours. And speaking of social feeds, if you’re digging what ATVG is doing, feel welcome to spread the word. Like, Share, RT, post links on Reddit, hire skywriters, you know the deal. In short, tell your friends.

Right then, let’s do this. Here is a link to last years Best of list to get you primed.

When you’re good and ready, hit the page 2 button below to check out this year’s.

Thanks so much for stopping by.