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Apple Arcade finally got the boost it needed

Apple Arcade finally got the boost it needed

Filed under:Classic games join a growing library of exclusives to make for a compelling subscription serviceLast week, . More than 30 titles were added to the subscription service, including much-anticipated games like . But while the quantity and quality of titles added were impressive, the most important part of the announcement was a change in direction. Among those big-name exclusives were a number of classics, ranging from Monument Valley to chess to Threes, that help round out the service. Apple Arcade has finally matured into something close to a Netflix for mobile games.Since the...

Apr 7
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Goro Miyazaki on what makes a Studio Ghibli film: ‘I wish somebody could give me an answer’

Goro Miyazaki on what makes a Studio Ghibli film: ‘I wish somebody could give me an answer’

Earwig and the Witch doesn’t look like a Studio Ghibli film.It’s the famed studio’s first foray into CG animation, and it’s a big departure from lush, hand-drawn films like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. It’s also Ghibli’s first animated film since 2014’s .That’s a big task to take on, and leading the charge is director Goro Miyazaki, son of studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki. After reluctantly following his father into animation — Goro originally spent years working as a landscape designer — this is his third film, following Tales from Earthsea, a controversial adaptation of Ursula K....

Feb 2
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8 great Apple Arcade games for your new 2020 iPhone or iPad

8 great Apple Arcade games for your new 2020 iPhone or iPad

Filed under:One of the best deals in gamingIf you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ., Apple Arcade was still a fledgling service, but one with a lot of potential. For $5 a month, you could get unlimited access to a big library of interesting games, the kind that . It’s still not a place to find the latest blockbusters, but Arcade has steadily evolved into one of the best deals in gaming. Its lineup of games is varied and consistently surprising, with everything from family-friendly multiplayer games to engrossing puzzlers to weird story-driven...

Dec 31
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Amazon announces new cloud gaming service called Luna

Amazon announces new cloud gaming service called Luna

Filed under:Another competitor enters the fieldAt its 2020 hardware event today, Amazon announced a cloud gaming platform called Luna. The news isn’t too surprising: the service has been , previously codenamed “Tempo,” while .It’s not clear when Luna will launch widely, but it will initially be available on PC, Mac, Fire TV, and iPhone and iPad (via web apps), with an Android version planned for after launch. Amazon says that interested to the service starting today. There’s no word on international availability.The service will be available for an “introductory price” of $5.99 a month...

September 24, 2020
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Watch this Pokémon Go commercial directed by Rian Johnson

Watch this Pokémon Go commercial directed by Rian Johnson

Filed under:Pokémon Go Fest 2020 starts in just a few weeksAt its best, Pokémon Go blends the real world and the virtual, thanks to its use of location-based gameplay and augmented reality. That sensation really comes across in a new 30-second commercial for the game, directed by none other than Rian Johnson, best known for films like Knives Out and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.The short clip features players literally peeling away the world around them to unveil hidden pokémon, and it was actually produced remotely; the production team was in New Zealand, while Johnson directed from Los...

July 6, 2020
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Sega launches free retro game collection for iPhone and Android

Sega launches free retro game collection for iPhone and Android

ByShareSega is bringing some of its best retro games to your smartphone. Today the company announced a new service called Sega Forever, which is essentially a lineup of classic games from the company that will be available on both iOS and Android. Each game will be available for free — you can pay $1.99 to turn off ads — and will include modern features like cloud saves, Bluetooth controller support, and online leaderboards. (Sega notes, however, that you can still play each game offline.)At launch, five Sega Genesis games will be available, including the original Sonic the Hedgehog (which...

June 22, 2017
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The Last Dance: Luc Longley silent on Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls documentary on ESPN and Netflix

The Last Dance: Luc Longley silent on Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls documentary on ESPN and Netflix

Longley's deafening silence on Jordan and Bulls documentarycloseAdvertisementBy Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeIt isn’t until halfway through episode eight of The Last Dance that Michael Jordan mentions Luc Longley for the first time in the 10-part series.“Steve [Kerr], Luc, all those guys, they come in riding high on the three championships we won in 1991, 1992, 1993,” Jordan says. “They didn’t have anything to f---in' do with it. Now they’re playing for the Bulls. “No. We were shit when I got there. We were elevated to being a championship quality team, and there are...

May 8, 2020
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