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.
It took a bit of doing, but Microsoft (like other companies) figured out the "best way" to get its cloud game streaming aspirations on iPhone and iPad: web browsers. Microsoft launched its xCloud game streaming service in a beta earlier this year. But now the company has confirmed a broader launch is coming soon, and with one very important change along with it.
Today is the final day of the Epic Games vs. Apple antitrust trial, and it looks like the judge overseeing the case wanted to lean into Apple's chief executive a little bit.
Apple and Microsoft have been around long enough that they know what a rivalry looks like. They also understand, just like Intel, what "competitive fun" looks like, too. But it looks like the rivalry between Apple and Microsoft is ramping up again.
Another bit of information has been revealed thanks to the ongoing antitrust battle between Epic Games and Apple. This time around, it's an info dump regarding the number of apps submitted --and rejected-- to Apple's App Store.
The first week of the Epic Games vs. Apple antitrust case is wrapping up, and Apple is going out swinging. The company is trying to get one of Epic Games' expert witness' testimony stricken from the record.
In its fight to try and get xCloud on iOS and iPadOS, it turns out Microsoft led to an entirely different company's app getting removed from the App Store.
The hits just keep on coming. This time around it shows just how long Epic Games has been trying to get Apple to change its rules for the App Store. And it turns out it dates back to 2015.
Epic Games vs. Apple is going full-steam ahead. As such, even more details are being revealed. Today, it's Epic Games' CEO, Tim Sweeney, testifying and being cross-examined.