Donut County launches tomorrow for iOS, macOS, Steam, and Playstation 4. I’ve had the chance to play it a bit on my Mac, and it’s a fun game. Raccoons have taken over Donut County by using remote-controlled holes that they use to steal trash. The main character is BK, who uses a hole to capture his friends and their homes to win prizes. But he ends up falling into his own hole accidentally, where he is confronted by the residents. It’s a physics-based puzzle game. You can explore peoples’ homes, each with its own environment. You move the hole to swallow their stuff, which keeps getting bigger. You can combine objects inside the hole for special effects, like bunny breeding (yeah a little odd). You can also launch things back out of the hole, to solve puzzles or destroy stuff. Basically, the goal is to swallow up everything in Donut County. Mac App Store: US$12.99. App Store: US$4.99
Apple’s new TV entertainment subscription service will either delight or infuriate its customers. Let’s go for delight.
Apple has gotten the rights to develop Gregory David Robert’s Shantaram book as a drama series. It will be produced by Anonymous Content and Paramount Television.
Ms. Steinfeld is an Oscar-nominated actress and was nominated for her performance in True Grit, and she was nominated for a Golden Globe as a lead in The Edge of Seventeen.
Not all content is available for download though.
Andrew Orr discovers four iOS RPG games so you can crawl dungeons, steal loot, and fight monsters.
MyIdol is a 3D avatar creator that uses machine learning to create a lifelike replica of you.
If you need a quick game to play after Christmas dinner, or just want to get in the holiday spirit, you’ll want to check out these games.
This announcement comes hot on the heels of Sirius announcing it would open its service for free for a two-week trial period.
Fans will receive live scores, game alerts, and be able to watch multiple games at the same time.
This Thanksgiving we’ve rounded up five fun AR video games to kill time when you’re traveling or just want something to do.
There is a limit of one TV per account, and two per household.
Animoji karaoke is the best marketing for the iPhone X that Apple could ask for. We’ll probably see more creative uses for them in the future.
The developer, Christian Selig, is a former Apple intern who wanted to build a Reddit app that closely adhered to Apple’s design guidelines.
You don’t need to stay up all night to finish watching your movie rental anymore, unless you’re really into that sort of thing.
Celebrate World Emoji Day with Apple by guessing iTunes movie titles in emojis and preview new emojis coming later this year.
The fourth generation Apple TV gets several improvements today. The universal search function now includes Spike, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Plus, Apple’s TV app now supports the Crackle, Filmstruck and Freeform apps. These apps are supported across multiple devices.
George Stroumboulopoulos, host for CBC Radio 2, will become the newest Apple Music Curator with new show House of Strombo. A spinoff of his radio broadcast The Strombo Show, a ten episode show featuring video segments, artist interviews and behind-the-scenes details.
Netflix is introducing a new “SKIP INTO” button. It lets you skip the opening credits of your TV show. It works on all episodes of most TV shows except the first episode. After all, you should at least be able to see it once, with the actor and director names in the beginning. Netflix usually already skips the introductions if you’re binging a show. It happens automatically if you watch a TV show and let the app automatically play the next episode. Nevertheless, it’s still a handy option, and it even works on shows where the credits play after several scenes, called a cold open or teaser. Right now the feature is only available on Netflix’s web app, but the company may roll it out to other platforms later on.
Google released a new video app called Uptime. The release is significant, in part, because it’s the result of the company’s 20 Percent Time program that allows some employees to spend 20 percent of their time on other projects. Released through Google’s internal incubator Area 120, the app is part social media platform and part video viewer with hooks to YouTube.