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These 7 spooky Apple Arcade games dish out Halloween treats

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These 7 spooky Apple Arcade games dish out Halloween treats
Here are the best games with the unquiet dead available on Apple Arcade for your Halloween enjoyment.
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Halloween is almost here, making this a great weekend to play some spooky games. Apple Arcade has a nice selection of these to help you enjoy the creepy season.

Here are the best options in Apple’s gaming service to find ghosts, ghouls and goblins.

Have a spooky HomeKit Halloween with discounted Hue outdoor lights

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You can really scare trick-or-treaters with Philips Hue outdoor lighting bundles.
You can really scare trick-or-treaters with Philips Hue outdoor lighting bundles.
Photo: Philips Hue

It’s not too late to get ready to give trick-or-treaters a fright on Halloween night. Philips Hue offers 20% discounts on various HomeKit-compatible multicolor lighting packages. Think what you could do with a well-placed Grim Reaper and a motion-activated spotlight, for example. And maybe a blood-red lightstrip along the hedge. Throw in a few fiery jack-o’-lanterns, and you’re good to go.

Epic Games teases ‘Fortnitemares’ event for Halloween

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Fortnite Fortnitemares
Are you ready?
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Epic Games won’t let any season or event pass by without celebrating it inside Fortnite Battle Royale, so it’s no surprise the company has something big up its sleeve for Halloween. Get ready for the mysterious “Fortnitemares.”

Teased on Twitter over the weekend, Fortnitemares is … some kind of … something. All we really know so far is that it will be popping up in Battle Royale soon.

Dragalia Lost gets its first event for Halloween

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Dragalia Lost Halloween
You have until October 31 to enjoy it!
Photo: Nintendo

Nintendo’s newest mobile game just kicked off its first event in time for Halloween. Dragalia Lost players can enjoy playing with new adventurers, Wyrmprints, and dragons. You will also bag a Tenfold Summon ticket just for logging in.

Nintendo’s first ever iOS game and Apple’s insanely great year on The CultCast

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From N.E.S. to iOS: Nintendo is coming to your iPhone.
From N.E.S. to iOS: Nintendo is coming to your iPhone.
Photo: Howard Phillips

This week: Apple just had their best year ever, and it’s hard to fathom how much cold hard cash they made—we’ll put it in perspective. Plus: Nintendo’s first iOS game confuses us; the new Apple TV isn’t quite the revolution Apple promised; and stick around for a spooky new Get to Know Ur Cultist… if you DARE.

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Out of costume ideas for Halloween? Just ask Siri

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Siri
"Hey, Siri? Will people hate me if I go to the party as 'Sexy Immortan Joe'?"
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Siri has a few extremely scientific and mathematical costume suggestions for Saturday’s festivities, but good luck figuring out how to implement most of them.

You can get prompts from Apple’s digital assistant by asking, “What should I be for Halloween?” to your favorite iOS device. Siri’s ideas aren’t bad if you can find a way to make them work. Check out a few of them below, which we captured from an Apple Watch.

DIY masks could make you a haunting Halloween hit

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Wintercroft Design will send you a template for you to construct your own Halloween mask.
Wintercroft Design will send you a template for you to construct your own Halloween mask.
Photo: Wintercroft Design

So a good Halloween costume idea is not coming to you. Steve and Marianne Wintercroft can get you started with an alluring mask.

The British design couple has made a company out of designing masks that the buyers build themselves. For a few bucks, you can download a template of a polygon constructed animal head that you print, cut and assemble.