Apple Arcade: Golden Delicious or Wormy to the Core?

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https://www.apple.com/apple-arcade
https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-arcade
Sixty bucks a year is a good entry point for me; I have some concern this is a less than stealthy attempt to get me to upgrade my tech.
Who's into this?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:45 (one week ago) link

I wasn’t interested until I saw there’s a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky in there and now it’s a definite yes for me. For the free first month at least!

JimD, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 22:35 (one week ago) link

have some concern this is a less than stealthy attempt to get me to upgrade my tech.

Apple has always been a dongle company. You want the software, you have to buy a new single. (In this case costing 1000 bucks and with an OLED screen)

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 23:26 (one week ago) link

a sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky

Oh, so it turns out this is going to be on steam too. I thought their whole thing was that all apple arcade games were going to be exclusive to apple arcade?

JimD, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 14:54 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frLeePH8W9Y

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 September 2019 17:17 (one week ago) link

looks shite.

thomasintrouble, Thursday, 12 September 2019 22:38 (one week ago) link

could be!
wondering if it's a better option than dropping five bucks in the app store on a monthly basis trying to hunt the wumpus tho.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 September 2019 22:42 (one week ago) link

One thing that does sell me on this is their requirement that the games be playable fully offline. I've got little to no signal for around 75% of my weekly commute and it's amazing how many games which have no online component at all still refuse to boot up if you're not connected.

JimD, Friday, 13 September 2019 14:51 (one week ago) link

i don't think any of the games that are related to existing games are exclusive or i would have heard more people complaining about it. maybe some are launch exclusive.

ciderpress, Friday, 13 September 2019 15:07 (one week ago) link

I think what's been said is that the games are *mobile* exclusives, but I don't think that counts Switch.

L'assie (Euler), Friday, 13 September 2019 15:09 (one week ago) link

mostly relishing the opportunity to not deal with paywall bullshit

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 13 September 2019 16:23 (one week ago) link

Managed to sign up today, couple of days early because I’m running the ios13 beta. It’s instantly overwhelming, I’ve ended up just semi-randomly plucking out half a dozen titles to try.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-09-16-heres-every-game-launching-as-part-of-apple-arcade-this-thursday

JimD, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:02 (three days ago) link

jim what hardware are you running it on and how fast does it play? do you have to download the games fully to use them?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 05:02 (three days ago) link

I’m still on an iPhone 6S! And everything I’ve tried so far runs perfectly, which I didn’t expect tbh. And yep, they download fully just like any other app.

The dual shock thing was the reason I installed the beta In the first place, it works really well and makes some previously unplayable games viable again (fortnite, gta, etc)

JimD, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 06:49 (three days ago) link

Oh wow didn’t expect this at all but Sayonara Wild Hearts is now my favourite game of 2019.

JimD, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:42 (three days ago) link


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