Click To Unmute

Want us to remember this setting for all your devices?

Sign up or Sign in now!

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to Giant Bomb's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Start
End

Quick Look: Apple Arcade

Apple built an arcade! Let's check out a bunch of the games!

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Sep. 26 2019

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Ben

Posted by: Jan

79 Comments

Avatar image for brainscratch
BrainScratch

2010

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

What's going on with these awful YouTube clickbait-style thumbnails?

Avatar image for comic
Comic

21

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Comic

Non premium stuff is just on youtube, so they're probably aiming at new viewers.

I honestly also 100% do not understand the reaction they're getting here. They're more informative and overall an improvement from a random shot or just a title card. Especially when there's a variety of games on display.

I don't see what's clickbait-y about them at all? Do ya'll understand what the 'bait' part of clickbait even means?

Avatar image for eccentrix
eccentrix

2679

Forum Posts

12217

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 12

I'm glad the intern making the thumbnails finally got their media training.

Avatar image for ripelivejam
ripelivejam

13474

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I like that we're conditioned now that getting irrationally angry on the internet is the way to get what we want.

Avatar image for finalcut
FinalCut

133

Forum Posts

2

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 23

@turboman:saying one of your favourite YouTubers is Ant***y Fa***no to this day is not a good look given the legitimately awful people he has given platforms to, as well as his own questionable content.

Avatar image for bill_mcneal
bill_mcneal

917

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@antihero: That's the one. After browsing through past purchases yesterday (longer than I'd care to admit), I found it and somehow lost two hours playing it.

Avatar image for steveurkel
steveurkel

1907

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I really hope they just don't listen to people and keep doing what they ENJOY doing, which is ya know, making fun content for the site and not having to pander to myopic arguments over thumbnails, thumbnails. Whats next, a contra game where you can't shoot?

Avatar image for turboman
turboman

10045

Forum Posts

19

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 23

User Lists: 11

Edited By turboman

@finalcut: I disagree. You're free to DM me with whatever you're talking about and we can talk about it there since it wasn't a part of what I was trying to pitch on this thread.

Avatar image for aspexparsec
aspexParsec

12

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

The thumbnails are fun!
Also these games don't really look like something I kinda... want to play...?

Avatar image for dasakamov
dasakamov

1311

Forum Posts

44

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

NOTHING STOPS THE GAME ROO - oh, wait; Apple's definition of "arcade" is vastly different than my own. :(

Avatar image for dpep56
DPEP56

75

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By DPEP56

I'm a fan of the stupid thumbnails

Avatar image for blazehedgehog
BlazeHedgehog

1286

Forum Posts

15665

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 30

User Lists: 3

I'm not entirely against Youtuber thumbnails in concept, but I am against having the host portraits be so tiny and cut out so poorly. Take some greenscreened glamor shots of multiple facial expressions or something, I don't know. These are bad, and not funny-bad.

Avatar image for judgementkazzy
JudgementKazzy

91

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@sekou said:

It's cool that there are (currently) no micro transactions, but I certainly wouldn't pat them on the back for that.... who wants to lay odds on when developers will start sneaking them back in to double dip into consumers pockets?

The entire literal point of Apple Arcade is that microtransactions aren't allowed, so I don't see developers sneaking them back in.

Avatar image for crashtanuki
CrashTanuki

889

Forum Posts

2056

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 7

Brad complained about that screensaver feature that darkens the screen when not using it for a while and that multiple platforms have that issue that needs to be fixed, but isn't it a feature that you can turn off on most platforms? Why doesn't he do that if it annoys him so much?

Avatar image for knockingnick
KnockingNick

578

Forum Posts

2281

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Looks like they saved the best for last in this one, that golf game sure looked good, and that soundtrack was super pleasant as well!

Avatar image for sintes
Sintes

202

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Sintes

I can dig a future where PC indie games are also released on mobile.

Avatar image for sekou
sekou

222

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@judgementkazzy: Uh huh. And buying a $60 game also used to mean you'd purchased the entire game. Corporations have no interest in keeping promises to you; if it means increasing their bottom line. Let's circle back in a year and have this conversation, after the platform has established itself.

Avatar image for judgementkazzy
JudgementKazzy

91

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@sekou: ok. Though I’ll place a hefty bet that I’m correct that the service built entirely around the premise of no microtransactions allowed is still free of them in a year’s time.

Avatar image for codefire
CodeFire

223

Forum Posts

69

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@lou_chou said:

@hassun said:

These YT thumbnails need more giant arrows and impact font text.

Imagining a thumbnail with giant text reading "JEFF DID WHAT?!?!"

I would both love and hate to see that at the same time lol. I'm with most people here, the YT thumbnails make the site look cheap and lame.

Avatar image for judgementkazzy
JudgementKazzy

91

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I like how 95 percent of the comments are about a video thumbnail and not Apple Arcade. That’s totally normal.

Avatar image for worlddude
WorldDude

202

Forum Posts

5

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

WorldDude  Online

@yuck said:

The Giant Bomb brand – at least on the West coast – gets cheaper by the day, and the idea of a premium subscription model seems more and more superfluous.

Between the total screw-up of a redesign (which continues to fail in justifying its stubborn shoehorned existence by still being less functional than it's ancient predecessor), the garbage video player, the absolutely amateurish level of production quality since Drew left, and now the ever intensifying, embarrassingly cynical pandering to the YouTube audience - you guys may as well just pack it in and actually become a YouTube channel.

Get yourselves a Patreon and be done with it.

You seem like a cool person who isn't overreacting at all.

Avatar image for stuntaneous
stuntaneous

72

Forum Posts

3

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

Hot tip: you can see which devs took bribes for an exclusivity deal, took money to deny you choice, by looking up the APPIDs on Steam of these games. APPIDs being sequentially assigned gives you a rough idea of when Steam pages for games were initially created and devs intended to sell there. This of course doesn't definitively tell you who sold out, just some of those who did. It also counters the popular notion in this scenario that 'Apple funded these games and they wouldn't happen without this deal'.

Avatar image for megamelozzar
megamelozzar

48

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Just want to say that I'm totally into GB exploring new things and having fun! Felt the need to counter balance all the angry people who seem really bent out of shape over a thumbnail.

A thumbnail, of all things...

Avatar image for ripelivejam
ripelivejam

13474

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@yuck: Haha, of course you give precious "GBE" (as if it's a separate entity) a pass.

Avatar image for liquiddragon
liquiddragon

4146

Forum Posts

978

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 18

One What the Golf? joke spoiler - SUPERPUTT

Avatar image for joelalfaro
joelalfaro

870

Forum Posts

27

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

The Capcom sea game reminded me of Waking Mars by Tiger Style games.