It has been a few months since the trial between Epic Games and Apple wound down. Now, the judge leading the trial has made an initial ruling. And it's a big win for Epic (and Fortnite).
Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers has filed a permanent injunction against Apple, with the ruling arriving early on Friday morning. This applies some major pressure to Apple, and it's a giant setback for Apple's App Store rules moving forward.
Microsoft is testing a new version of the software powering its older Xbox controllers on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Windows 10, Android and other platforms.
Despite the fact Apple Arcade now has over 200 games in its library, there's still room for more. One of the biggest boons to the monthly subscription service was the adoption of classic titles. Or just reimagined versions of mega-popular games like Angry Birds and others. And now the ridiculously popular hopping game Crossy Road is getting the "+" treatment with a reimagined title heading to Apple's gaming service.
Netflix has begun limited testing of mobile gaming with two “Stranger Things” titles available right now through the Android app and iOS expansion following at a later stage.
The Apple Arcade has grown quite a bit since its initial launch, with the library of titles slowly expanding on a semi-regular basis. Apple now offers more than 200 games in the roster at this point, and it doesn't appear that the company is going to slow down anytime soon. And today sees one more joining the list.
Google bills Stadia, its cloud-based gaming platform, as the "one place for all the ways we play." While that's true thanks to the fact that Stadia can be accessed across a range of devices, it turns out that Google's dreams for video games were much, much bigger just last year. So big, in fact, one could call it planned global domination.
Pokémon has a lot of games out there, mostly dedicated to Nintendo's various consoles. One of the areas it could use some growth, though, is mobile. Which is strange, considering so many people would download and play more games featuring the (mostly) adorable pocket monsters. Just like we saw with Pokémon GO. And maybe now we'll see that all over again.
Apple Arcade initially launched with the promise that the gaming service would host around 100 titles. That has changed quite a bit since the service's debut, though, with Apple Arcade now offering more than 200 games in its rotating roster. And it looks like another title is heading to the service at some point in the future, welcoming one of the most beloved franchises to the service whenever it happens.
Last week, Netflix blew some minds by saying it was (finally?) jumping into the video game market. Unfortunately, while the company made some executive changes to warrant this shift in strategy, they didn't go into much detail at the time. Today, that's changing a little.
Apple Arcade has a lot of games under its umbrella, and it recently buffed up the library by launching updated versions of classic titles. Today, a trio of new games have arrived on the subscription service. Apple actually first teased their arrival back in June of this year.
When it comes to playing games on devices, there are a lot of options for subscription services these days. One of the biggest, Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass, and even Apple's Apple Arcade, are pretty good value. And now it looks like Netflix is ready to jump on board the bandwagon.
Microsoft's goal was to launch its cloud gaming service, xCloud (or Xbox Cloud Gaming), directly on the App Store. But Apple isn't keen on that idea (even after making some changes to seem like it is). So, like other companies, Microsoft had to use a workaround, utilizing Safari to welcome the service for iOS users.