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Apple Arcade and other phone games

YaYaYaYa Decent.Registered User regular
edited September 2019 in Social Entropy++
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mobile phones! the pinnacle of communication technology! they call, they text, you can play Snake on there, we cracked the fucking code

but then we kept going, for some reason

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these still call and text and probably play Snake, and now you can watch pornography and get elected president on them, but you can also play literally millions of video games! some of them are actually not blatant cash grabs targeted at 6 year olds and Wall Street morons! but how do you figure out which is which? before you'd just have to scroll and pray

but not any more

Apple's gotchu, fam

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uh, erase the "this fall" part up there, it's out in like an hour

and there's games!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3GCGOfeNLg

here's Assemble with Care, it's a junk reconstruction simulator with occasional story

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this is Card of Darkness, the Really Bad Chess guy and the Adventure Time guy made it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-RyxYcxSQ4

here's Sayonara Wild Hearts which I'm probably going to get on the PS4 but man it looks cool

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here is OH FUCK CHU CHU ROCKET?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?! wait it's not out at launch ugh never mind

so there's some stuff, there's gonna be more, it's 5 bucks a month with a 30 day trial

or, whatever! don't subscribe to that and get mobile games some other way! which ones do you like? I'm seriously asking I have no idea what is good anymore


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    CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    I enjoy playing PUBG and Call of Duty a lot more on mobile than I do on console. It's insane how much more polished the experience for the former is compared to the beefier platforms. I got an ipad pro in preparation for Photoshop but god knows when that's coming out anymore so yeah sure I'll give apple arcade a shot.

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    PeasPeas Registered User regular
    I don't have any games on my phone anymore ever since my previous note died suddenly along with my fate grand order account
    I am not sure if i can love again

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    has apple explained how they're going to prevent apple arcade from turning into a third mobile storefront full of garbage?

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I'll give Apple Arcade a try once I have the new iOS I guess!

    We should play some digital boardgames together, folks

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    has apple explained how they're going to prevent apple arcade from turning into a third mobile storefront full of garbage?

    I’m pretty sure they’re specifically curating it and cutting deals with devs themselves?

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    I would have to imagine they are getting stuff that does on their subscription service, at the very least

    I only play mobile games for 6 year olds and Wall Street morons though, and that Chu Chu Rocket looks kind of bunk

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    has apple explained how they're going to prevent apple arcade from turning into a third mobile storefront full of garbage?

    by doing what they claimed they were going to do with the app store in the first place... which is actually look at what's being put on there and have standards

    also they're financially backing a lot of these games (not all, but a fair bit) so they have some publisher authority over how the games are, feature-wise

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    oh it's a subscription service like gamepass I guess rather than a storefront? Ok

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    I play like 2 or 3 hours of the Eternal TCG every day on my phone

    The apple arcade experience looks like its so far very disposable games you'll spend 20 minutes on

    Will be interesting to see if they come out with anything more in depth

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    oh it's a subscription service like gamepass I guess rather than a storefront? Ok

    I felt silly and went to edit the OP to include this info and saw that it was already in there!!! your reading comprehension made me feel dumb!!!

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm getting an iPhone next time so I'll look into this

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    One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    I dug into one of Hearthstone's singleplayer deckbuilding modes a couple of days ago and had a pretty fun time with it! I appreciate that it's "enough" Hearthstone that I don't really feel the need to get back into the competitive side of it. Sated!

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    oh it's a subscription service like gamepass I guess rather than a storefront? Ok

    I felt silly and went to edit the OP to include this info and saw that it was already in there!!! your reading comprehension made me feel dumb!!!

    reading is for nerds

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    agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited September 2019
    A game I've been working on for four years is coming out on Apple Arcade today.
    Please check out Spelldrifter if you like strategy/tactics games.
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/spelldrifter/id1474012584
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    It's one of the top 5 games on the arcade*!
    *If you sort by size

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I like Gatcha games and have been into Kings Raid, Epic 7, and Gate SIX Cyber Persona lately.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    agoaj wrote: »
    A game I've been working on for four years is coming out on Apple Arcade today.
    Please check out Spelldrifter if you like strategy/tactics games.
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    It's one of the top 5 games on the arcade*!
    *If you sort by size

    That's awesome man, congrats on the launch!

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    iOS 13 is now available for installation if y'all want to get in on this

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    As long as every single new mobile game is bullshit lootbox gacha nonsense I will stick to playing weird ports of older titles

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    oh crap, i didn't realize 13 was today.... duh, of course it would be.

    yay that means my iPad becomes an actual worthwhile appliance now weeeeeeee

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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    my phone's is in a contentious relationship with my house's wifi for some reason

    like, I can load Facebook and a bunch of other apps, but all my games time out while connected to it :bigfrown:

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    oh crap, i didn't realize 13 was today.... duh, of course it would be.

    yay that means my iPad becomes an actual worthwhile appliance now weeeeeeee

    I have an iPad that is just for games and watching movies and running D&D off of. What does 13 add?

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Javen wrote: »
    As long as every single new mobile game is bullshit lootbox gacha nonsense I will stick to playing weird ports of older titles

    I'm still playing WWE Supercard, like three handsets and ~5 years later. And Solitaire.

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    I have a tap titans 2 sickness:

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Alright, 13 finally finished downloading. Now to see some of these goofy games.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2019
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Jasconius wrote: »
    oh crap, i didn't realize 13 was today.... duh, of course it would be.

    yay that means my iPad becomes an actual worthwhile appliance now weeeeeeee

    I have an iPad that is just for games and watching movies and running D&D off of. What does 13 add?

    as far as i know its supposed to add real multi-tasking and a few other power use things.... mine hasn't been given the update yet though *edit* the ipad version doesn't come out until next week whoops

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    uh oh

    this seems really good and slick and may destroy the games industry all over again

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    uh oh

    this seems really good and slick and may destroy the games industry all over again

    nah

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    One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    It does feel a little weird to see so much excitement and hype around what appears to be Spotify But For Games. I'm honestly pretty worried that long term Arcade is going to be a really bad deal for the developers on it, which I guess is only really gonna be a big problem if it gets the amount of saturation in the market that Spotify appears to have (I say as someone with no actual understanding of Spotify's marketshare)

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    Chu Chu Rocket Universe seems like some Chu Chu Rocket-ass stuff, as long as it gets harder

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    I hope it’s good because gacha and other systems where the game feels like it was designed to sell you stuff before they designed the gameplay itself are poisonous trash and ruined mobile gaming.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Oh wow, Oceanhorn 2 is out? And on Apple Arcade? I liked the first one... Well, until I really didn't.

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    Descendant XDescendant X Skyrim is my god now. Outpost 31Registered User regular
    edited September 2019
    agoaj wrote: »
    A game I've been working on for four years is coming out on Apple Arcade today.
    Please check out Spelldrifter if you like strategy/tactics games.
    JQs8mzi.jpg
    It's one of the top 5 games on the arcade*!
    *If you sort by size

    This looks to be right up my alley. Downloading now.

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    Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    i have heard that the deals for developers are pretty bad, but also the ios store is such a flaming trashfire that i guess some are giving it a go anyway.

    i'll probably do my free trial, play around with some of these and cancel, since nothing looks like something i'd want to play for any real length of time.

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    T-DangerT-Danger Registered User regular
    In addition to Shantae and the Seven Sirens, WayForward have also released quite possibly the most 80's game imaginable.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJDs6q3utZo

    Really hope this shows up on other platforms.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    the part where you play that doesn't look great

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    None of these games are pokemon go so who cares.

    (I'm still playing pokemon go)

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    edited September 2019
    It turns out playing Neo Cab for the first time right before going to sleep is a real good way to not sleep since my mind kept running over parts of it for hours.

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    One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    Hey folks, did you look at Apple Arcade and think "this seems cool, but it's not Android-y enough"? Well, Google has you covered.

    They're launching a competing subscription service that's available this week. It honestly appears to me as kind of...half-assed? It's especially weird considering Stadia is due to roll out before too long.

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    edited September 2019
    It feels like something they literally designed over the weekend as a response to Apple Arcade

    It's honestly a little embarrassing

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    a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    The Google one includes some non-game apps, which is nice.

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