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6 reasons you should play Sneaky Sasquatch


6 reasons you should play'Sneaky Sasquatch'
Sneaky Sasquatch is a standout hit for Apple's gaming service. You really should try it.
Image: Rac7 Games/Apple Arcade

Sneaky Sasquatch is a delightful game on Apple Arcade. It lets players live the life of a Sasquatch doing regular, everyday things this mysterious forest dweller does: sneak around campgrounds stealing picnic baskets, play golf, ski, learn to drive. That sort of thing.

If you haven’t discovered it yet, here are six reason why it’s worth playing.

Apple Arcade’s collection of classic games just keeps growing


Apple Arcade's collection of classic games just keeps on growing
Osmos+ is now playable through Apple Arcade.
Screenshot: Hemisphere Games/Apple Arcade

Apple recently added Clue: The Classic Mystery Game+ and Osmos+ to the hundreds of games already in Apple Arcade. And Human: Fall Flat+ will appear next week.

These “App Store Greats” are available to Arcade subscribers without the usual up-front fee or in-app purchases.

Batman: Arkham Knight heads for Mac and iPhone via Amazon Luna


'Batman: Arkham Knight' heads Mac and iPhone via Amazon Luna cloud gaming service
Get ready to play Batman: Arkham Knight on your Mac, iPad or iPhone.
Image: Rocksteady Studios

The Amazon Luna cloud-gaming service will soon include the Batman: Arkham Knight, Lego DC Super-Villains and three other premium games. They will be added in April.

And this applies to more than the United States, because Amazon also announced on Wednesday that residents of Canada, the UK and Germany now have access to Luna, which means they can play console-quality games on Mac, iPad and iPhone. There are even free games for Prime members.

Cool 8BitDo game controllers now support Apple devices


Cool 8BitDo game controllers now support Apple devices
A range of 8BitDo game controllers now work with Mac, iPad, Apple TV and more.
Image: 8BitDo

The selection of game controllers that can be used with Apple devices just grew, as a software update made multiple 8BitDo products compatible with iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.

The accessory maker offers wired and wireless controllers that mimic Xbox and Playstation ones. And there’s the 8BitDo Lite SE, too.

Future-proof your iPhone gaming with this Lightning and USB-C controller [Review] ★★★★


RiotPWR RP1950 Cloud Gaming Controller review★★★★
The RiotPWR RP1950 game controller is ready to play top-tier games on an iPhone or iPad.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The RiotPWR RP1950 Cloud Gaming Controller solves a problem for iPhone gamers: the controller plugs into the Lightning port in today’s models, but also into the USB-C port that will be in the iPhone 15. In the mean time, the controller can also be used with the many iPad models that use USB-C.

I field-tested RiotPWR’s latest controller and its removable iPhone mount. I understand why Apple likes it enough to put in the online Apple Store.

New mount charges iPhone while it’s clipped to Xbox game controller


New mount charges iPhone while its clipped to Xbox game controller
You know you can easily play games on iPhone with an external controller, right? And a new clip-on mount from PowerA charges your iPhone while you play.
Photo: PowerA

The PowerA Moga Play & Charge Gaming Clip for Xbox Wireless Controllers is more than a way to attach an iPhone to a Microsoft game controller. It also includes a battery to keep the handset charged up during lengthy gaming sessions.

Not leaving PlayStation fans out, PowerA will also soon release the Moga Mobile Gaming Clip for DualSense and DualShock 4 Wireless Controllers.

7 reasons you should be slashing through Oceanhorn: Chronos Dungeon


'Oceanhorn: Chronos Dungeon' is a 16-bit rogue-ke dungeon crawler.
You and three friends can plumb the depths of the Chronos Dungeon on your way to save the world.
Image: Cornfox & Brothers

Oceanhorn: Chronos Dungeon is one of the best RPGs in Apple Arcade. It’s a relatively simple dungeon crawler in the spirit of great 16-bit games of the past like Gauntlet. And it can be enjoyed by up to four players at once.

I’ve spent more hours than I could possibly count playing this title from Cornfox & Brothers. Here are seven reasons I think you’ll like it too.

6 reasons you should be spinning your way through Sp!ng


6 reasons you should be spining your way through 'Sp!ng'
Flip your way through a moving maze in Sp!ng.
Screenshot: SMG Studios

Sp!ng challenges players to maneuver through a vertical maze while collecting gems. It’s easy to learn — you play with a single finger. The game can be exciting or relaxing, depending on how you play.

This offering from SMG Studio is one of my favorites on Apple Arcade. Here are six reasons why I think you’ll like it, too.

Enjoy some light, charming fun with Kimono Cats


Enjoy some light, charming fun with 'Kimono Cats'
Kids can relax while having fun with the latest addition to Apple Arcade.
Image: HumaNature Studios

Choose your cat and their feline friend then wander through a Japanese “matsuri” festival playing mini games in Kimono Cats. Intended for children, it’s both charming and easy to play.

The game debuted Friday on Apple Arcade, and there are versions for a wide variety of Apple computers.

One year in, Amazon Luna+ cloud gaming is fun but limited [Review]


Amazon Luna brings console-quality games to iOS and iPadOS.
Amazon Luna+ lets Mac, iPad and iPhone play console games. The technology is brilliant -- game selection is less so.
Image: Amazon

You don’t need a console to play console games. Amazon Luna+ lets Mac, iPad and iPhone play top-quality titles with an external controller.

It’s been exactly a year since the cloud-gaming service launched, so I revisited Luna+ to see how it’s evolved. There’s a lot to like, but some significant limitations too.