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Business is booming for the App Store.
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The problem with Apple Arcade? It’s just not that special [Opinion]

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Can Arcade ever become the service Apple promised?
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Apple Arcade’s slate of more than 100 games for $4.99 a month looks like one of the best deals in gaming at first glance. But Apple’s new game subscription service fails to live up to the expectations of many iPhone and iPad owners.

That’s not because the games are bad. Or because there are hidden fees we weren’t expecting. It’s because Cupertino billed Apple Arcade as something special … and it just isn’t.

Massively popular League of Legends on its way to mobile

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The game has been in development for over a year.
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League of Legends remains one of the biggest games on the planet, with an estimated 115 million players worldwide. And it could be about to get even bigger as it expands its reach to mobile.

Tencent and Riot Games have reportedly been working on the port for over a year. But you probably won’t get your hands on it in 2019.

Battle royale games rake in $2 billion on mobile alone

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Fortnite isn't top of the list, but there's a catch.
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Battle royale games have now raked in more than $2 billion on Android and iOS, according to the latest data.

Fortnite and competing titles like PUBG Mobile earned an estimated $476 million during the first quarter of 2019 alone. A surprising title leads in player spending — but there is a catch.

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Everyone should welcome skill-based matchmaking.
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The best iOS games of 2018 [Year in Review]

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Every mobile gamer needs to play these titles.
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Cult of Mac Year in Review 2018The iPhone and iPad have become insanely powerful devices, with new A-series chips delivering even faster performance every year. That means mobile gaming keeps getting better and better, and 2018 had more than its fair share of groundbreaking releases.

Here’s our roundup of the best games from the past year, which features smash hits like Fortnite, as well as some lesser-known titles that every mobile gamer has to try.

Huge PUBG Mobile update adds War mode and lots more

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PUBG Mobile is bigger and better.
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PUBG’s mission to fight back against Fortnite continues today with a massive update that brings a whole host of awesome new content to mobile.

Players can enjoy a fast-paced War mode and a brand new sniper rifle, join clans, chat with friends, earn new achievements, and lots more.