Minecraft Earth has launched its early access version to the App Store in the US and other countries. The title follows the tremendous success of augmented reality (AR) game Pokémon Go on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With Minecraft Earth, fans of the game can build structures overlaying the real world using their mobile device's camera and display.
Apple Arcade is up and running, and if you are a gamer you will be pleased to know that you get to play it for free for a month before deciding whether or not you want to pay the $4.99/month subscription fee. This means you and your family (you can share with up to 5 family members with a single subscription through Family Sharing) can play over 50 games, with new games arriving weekly.
Nintendo's ultra-popular Mario Kart series continues on September 25th with the launch of Mario Kart Tour. The long awaited game was originally announced back in February but was delayed. Now it is available for pre-order which, if you are wondering why you'd want to pre-order, will send you a notification as soon as it is available, and automatically download it if you have that feature turned on on your iPhone.
When Apple introduced iMessage apps with iOS 10 last September, most of the fanfare revolved around sticker packs. Since then, the iMessage App Store has quietly stocked up on quite a few two player games that are perfect for killing downtime with your friends. Here are a few of the more notable ones, just head to the iMessage App Store to download them: