Apple Arcade

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    Lego Brawls is fun to play with your kids. You can get 2v2 battles as well. :) My kids played it yesterday morning, while one of the devices was set to AirPlay on the TV for all to see. ;)
     
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    For those who are on iOS 13 beta, Arcade is already online. You can have a 1 month free trial now.
     
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    Any thoughts on your experience so far with Apple Arcade? I initially had reservations with it because it’s a total overlap with the Nintendo Switch. And tempting as the $5 monthly fee is, I don’t want to add another monthly service fee. I’ve decided to terminate my subscription after my free trial, but I am curious as to what other muggers have decided. Are you keeping Apple Arcade? Why or why not?
     
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    The developers game concept motivation improves re-playability of the Apple Arcade games. Each week they release new ones and although not every game is perfect (UI control issues) the concepts are way better than the free-to-play games in the App Store. Most games I had issue with were optimized for the Apple TV and that breathe more life to it and bonding time with my kid at home. I think I’m keeping it.
     
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    What’s a good controller to use for Apple Arcade on Apple TV?
     
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    I'd try this if only to get to play:
    Shinsekai Into the Depths
     
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    My Nimbus Steelseries works very well for the Apple TV.
     
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    I'm using PS4 Dual Shock 4. works great!
     
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    My 11-year old girl is having fun with Hot Lava. I'd rather she play this on the TV than spending her time on dubious Roblox games on the iPad.
     
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    Mm....not sure about keeping the subscription. Young kids stuff...certainly much better than the violent, popular on-line games with its notorious in-app purchases.

    The 5 bucks per month is dirt-cheap by comparison. No ads, no in-app purchases, no unsuitable content. Game all you can for the price of a Mcdo meal.

    AA certainly opens the door for Apple to make even more powerful Apple TV hardware......a Pro Version of the ATV. Maybe not enough to compete with console gaming but enough to attract even more gamers. Google has Stadia service coming soon. I m sure Apple sees the opportunity as well to enter the very lucrative gaming market (far bigger than Hollywood).

    With Apple under pressure to stave off declining iPhone sales (part of an industry trend), AA will be a lifesaver and, potentially, an MVP for Apple's growing and lucrative Services segment.

    Perhaps an Apple Arcade Plus......then I ll take a second look.

    Apple should buy Sony's gaming division.....a leapfrog into gaming. :LOL:
     
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