Author Archives: Kirk Hiner

The Bard’s Tale now has an Apple TV edition

December 5th, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner

What could be better than a game that lists "More Song & Dance numbers than any other game, including a zombie dance-off!" among its features? The ability to play that game on Apple TV. inXile Entertainment has released The Bard's Tale - TV Edition for tvOS...coins, cleavage and all.

Will Nintendo ever offer support for Apple TV?

November 30th, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner

The short answer, of course, is no; playing Nintendo games on your television is well covered by the Switch or Wii U. This is too bad, because the gameplay in Super Mario Run is perfectly suited for Apple TV. But could the company ever give us access to a virtual console ala SEGA Forever?

A trio of Sonic the Hedgehog games for Apple TV

November 22nd, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner

With your Apple TV and a good MFi gamepad, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic CD for tvOS give you arguably the purest Sonic gameplay experience this side of the SEGA Genesis.

Cord cutting considerations #1: Sling TV

November 19th, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner

You've surely seen the Sling TV commercials that cater to those of us who get picky about the things we buy. That pickiness actually works against Sling TV in some ways, but it's still a much better deal than your old-timey cable or satellite subscription.

Have a robot adventure on your Apple TV

November 16th, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner

Judging from the trailer and App Store description, Abi: A Robot's Tale looks like it's perfectly suited for Apple TV gaming. The visuals are made for large presentation, and the puzzle solving should be more fun with a group of people helping out.

Bring It! iPoe for Apple TV

November 6th, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner

Along with three volumes of Poe's works, iClassics has apps for Washington Irving, H.P. Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde and more. Any of these would be great for reading aloud with others while one person controls the page flips and effects access with Siri Remote.

Fly Infinite Jets on your Apple TV

November 2nd, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner

Mac, iOS & Apple TV gamers can now pilot their own custom fighter jet across massive aerial arenas above "meticulously recreated real-world cities."

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