New Pac-Man, Rayman games part of Apple Arcade’s 100+ games lineup

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New Pac-Man, Rayman games part of Apple Arcade’s 100+ games lineup

Apple Arcade, the company’s new subscription games service, is launching on Sept. 19 on iOS 13. For $4.99 per month, subscribers will have access to Apple’s catalog of more than 100 games. During its special presentation on Sept. 10, Apple showcased three of those games: two exclusives — Capcom’s Shinsekai: Into the Depths and Q-Games’ Frogger in Toy Town — and an Apple Arcade version of developer Simogo and publisher Annapurna Interactive’s anticipated Sayonara Wild Hearts. But following the event, Apple revealed more of the games that’ll debut on Apple Arcade — and it’s a pretty exciting list.

Alongside the three games shown on stage, Apple announced new games from Sega, Square Enix, Devolver, and Ubisoft. Here’s the full list, straight from Apple:

Apple details new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro

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Apple details new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro

Apple revealed its 2019 line-up of iPhones during a live event today, introducing the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. All three models will be available on Sept. 20.

The iPhone 11 is a rebranding of the iPhone XR line. Priced at $699, the iPhone 11 features a dual-camera system with a wider-angle lens than last year’s model. Apple claims that the iPhone 11 will offer an hour of additional battery life on a single charge, compared to the iPhone XR.

Capcom’s Shinsekai: Into the Depths announced for Apple Arcade

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Capcom’s Shinsekai: Into the Depths announced for Apple Arcade

Capcom is releasing a new game, Shinsekai: Into the Depths, exclusively on Apple Arcade. Producer Peter Fabiano showed off the game at Apple’s special event presentation on Sept. 9.

The atmospheric underwater platformer was demoed on stage on an iPad using touch controls. The game’s centered on an ocean diver and features some impressive music: Fabiano said that music and sound effects for the game were recorded underwater. Controls for Shinsekai: Into the Depths are “simple,” but that players will have to master “shooting while thrusting,” Fabiano noted.

Apple Arcade price, games, and release date announced at Apple event

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Apple Arcade price, games, and release date announced at Apple event

Apple Arcade launches on Sept. 19, and will cost $4.99 per month for an entire family of users. The announcement was made Tuesday during a livestreamed Apple special event. Today’s presentation highlighted just three exclusive new games for the platform, but Apple promises “over 100” games will be available at launch.

Konami was on hand today to introduce Super Frogger, from developer Q Games. The demo showed a three-dimensional game on the Apple iPad, with a stylized frog hopping across the surface of a bathtub to reach the other side. The new title, developed by Q-Games, will be exclusive to Apple Arcade.

Apple announces a new, exclusive Frogger from indie darling Q-Games

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Apple announces a new, exclusive Frogger from indie darling Q-Games

Frogger in Toy Town, a brand new Frogger game, is coming exclusively to Apple Arcade, Apple announced during its September Special Event.

Frogger in Toy Town is being developed by cult-indie studio Q-Games, the developer behind the PixelJunk series. The game looks about how you’d expect a Frogger game to look in 2019. It’s got bright colors and logs that float by to help you cross dangerous streams.

Control update addresses performance issues, rolling out now

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Control update addresses performance issues, rolling out now

While critics and players alike have praised Control for its excellent gameplay and daring story, many owners are having serious technical issues with the game across every platform. The first big update for the game is out now for PlayStation 4, and will be arriving soon for players on Windows PC and Xbox One.

The biggest notes from the official Remedy blog post are also the most non-specific. The post indicates that the team has implemented “bug and crash fixes to missions, combat and overall game play” as well as “improved [...] stability on all platforms” and “improved general frame-rate.” That last improvement appears to have come at the cost of some in-game effects. Overall, these changes are expected to smooth out the experience for many players, especially those working with older hardware.

5 things to know about Red Dead Online’s Patch 1.11

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5 things to know about Red Dead Online’s Patch 1.11

Red Dead Online is receiving a beefy update today, with new activities and goals for players to chase. While the new Frontier Pursuits system is the highlight of the patch, there’s a lot more under the hood, including changes to movement and animations, and a season pass style set of rewards. We break down the latest patch and how it changes both the frontier and the outlaws who roam it.

Frontier Pursuits are essentially professions that players can level up through regular play. Players can freely switch between them, although it’ll be slower to switch between them than focusing entirely on one Pursuit. There are unique rewards, activities, and cosmetics for each Frontier Pursuit. Rockstar says there are more to come, but so far, we’re starting with the Bounty Hunter, Collector, and Trader.

Watch Apple unveil new iPhones, plus new details on Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade

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Watch Apple unveil new iPhones, plus new details on Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade

Today’s Apple event will announce the company’s newest slate of iPhones. It’s also expected to add details — including launch dates — for two new subscription services, called Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade. You can watch the livestream today on Apple’s events page beginning at 10 a.m. PDT, or watch it below.

Sales of Apple’s iPhone have stalled in recent quarters. Analysts blame market saturation to an extent, but also flagging innovation in the smartphone space as a whole. The United States’ ongoing trade war with China certainly doesn’t help matters.

KFC is apparently creating a Colonel Sanders dating sim

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KFC is apparently creating a Colonel Sanders dating sim

KFC — yes, the fast food restaurant — is reportedly working on a video game. With developer Psyop, the fried chicken connoisseurs are releasing a dating simulator, I Love You Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator. The game popped up on Steam this morning as “coming soon,” according to the listing.

“From the same people who brought you the bucket of chicken, comes the world’s first Colonel Sanders dating simulator,” the description reads.

Electronic Arts launches surprise cloud gaming test

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Electronic Arts launches surprise cloud gaming test

Electronic Arts is running a public two-week test of its streaming gaming service Project Atlas, beginning tonight (Monday) at 10pm PT / 1am ET. Players who sign up for the test, and who are signed up to EA’s retail portal Origin, will be offered a chance to play four EA games, via the cloud: FIFA 19, Need for Speed Rivals, Titanfall 2 and Unravel.

In a post on Medium today, EA’s chief technology officer Ken Moss wrote: “We’ll be taking an important step in this learning journey as we host an exclusive external trial for our players to experience games streamed through EA’s cloud technology.” Last year, Moss unveiled Project Atlas, a unified publishing platform that includes cloud gaming. Moss stated that more than a thousand people are working on the new technology at EA, which he described as an “engine plus services platform.”