Apple Arcade Hands-On Impressions: It Reminds Us of Xbox Live Arcade

September 22, 2019

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Here's what we think of Apple's subscription gaming service so far, including why it reminds us (in a good way) of Xbox Live Arcade from back in the Xbox 360 days.

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