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Apple Arcade

At a services focused event in March of 2019, unveiled  a new game subscription service it is called “Apple Arcade”. The service will allow iOS, Mac, and Apple TV users to pay a flat monthly fee and access a bundle of otherwise paid apps through the App Store.

Apple is said to be working with a handful of publishers and developers for the service. The company touted that the service will unify gaming between mobile (iOS), desktop (macOS), and the living room (tvOS).

We keep a list of the latest games that you’ll want to bookmark to see what’s new.

Apple Arcade Features

With a single subscription, the service will give you access to over 100 new and exclusive games. Arcade will be a new area on the App Store, with a new tab along the bottom. The service syncs between all of your devices, and offline playing. There are no ads or in-app purchases with the service. The service will allow access to all members in a Family Sharing account.

Apple Arcade Pricing

Apple Arcade is priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. This pricing is for the entire family (with Family Sharing)

Is Apple about to turn Arcade into a streaming game service?

Apple Arcade Guide

Last week Apple announced a bunch of very specific changes to iOS and the App Store only for EU customers. Apple refers to these changes as risks that it has smartly tried to mitigate. Apple simply can’t guarantee the same consumer protections to customers in the EU, however, now that the Digital Markets Act is dictating the company’s policies.

As part of the same news drop, Apple announced a complete one-eighty on its App Store ban on streaming game services. This change is immediate, global, and seemingly not directly a result of the DMA. Why the sudden change of heart?

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Apple Arcade adding Stardew Valley, remastered Ridiculous Fishing, and more in July

Apple Arcade is set to get a big boost in July with the addition of three major new titles. As first reported by Polygon, the new titles include a remastered version of Ridiculous Fishing alongside “App Store Greats” versions of Stardew Valley and Slay the Spire.

Apple also says that “major” updates are coming to existing Apple Arcade titles Mini Motorways and Mini Metro+ in July. Plus, updates to What the Car? and What the Golf?

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Apple cloud gaming and mobile browser antitrust investigation underway in the UK (again)

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Apple cloud gaming and mobile browser policies are again under investigation in the UK, following a public consultation on the topics.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had already investigated both issues, and found Apple and Google guilty of anticompetitive behavior, but says that the public wants a “fuller” investigation …

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Exclusive NBA 2K23 edition coming to Apple Arcade with new ‘Greatest’ mode [Now Available]

NBA 2K23 Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade saw the NBA 2K franchise launch on the platform back in 2021 and NBA 2K22 followed last year. Now Apple has announced that NBA 2K23 is set to launch on its gaming service in October with everything you love about the franchise plus a brand-new “Greatest” mode.

Update 10/18: NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition has officially launched on Apple Arcade.

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