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Sigmund Judge

Up Next: This Week's Apple TV Releases

Each week Apple offers a mix of original Movies, TV Shows, Music and Arcade experiences available across all your screens - allowing you to pick-up where you left off. Here's our run down of what to add to your Up Next queau, music playlists and gaming backlogs this week.

Mythic Quest: Quarantine

Apple TV+ |S1, E10 | 25 min | TV-MA

In this special episode the Mythic Quest staff work from home. Poppy and Ian struggle with solitude, while Brad and David start a charitable competition as assistant Jo trys to explain video-conferencing to CW with mixed results.

Towers of Everland

Apple Arcade | Role Playing | 9 +

Cobra Mobile's colourful first person dungeon crawler "Towers of Everland" makes its debut on Apple Arcade this week. Bringing together exploration, combat and RPG, your epic journey will test your skills in battle against the hordes of fiendish monsters you will be sure to encounter as you conquer towers and amass weapons and armor from hundreds of unique pieces.

Defending Jacob

Apple TV+ | S1, E7 | 53 min | TV-MA

Both haunting and sobering, the hit shows penultimate episode "Job" sees the trial begin. Jacob’s fate hangs in the balance as the prosecution take one last throw of the dice.

Fraggle Rock: Rock On!

Apple TV+ | S1, E5 | 5 min | TV-G

In "Wembley and Gobo's Mrazmerizing Adventure!" special musical guest and silly creature Jason Mraz joins Gobo and Wembley for a jam session over the magical Doozertube.

Helpsters: Help You

Apple TV+ | S1, E5 | 2 min | TV-Y

In this weeks episode the Helpsters learn "How to Be Together" even when they are apart. They make a new plan so that they can still have fun with friends. Non subscribers can watch the episode in full on the Apple TV YouTube channel.

Other Apple TV Highlights:

Homecoming: Season 2

Prime Video | 7 episodes | TV-MA

Homecoming returns for a second season, trading conspiracy for psychological thrills. Janelle Monáe stars in seven short episodes of mystery and intrigue as she finds out her connection to the Geist Group and the Homecoming facility that gives this series its name.

Horizon Chase: World Tour

App Store | $2.99 | Sports | 4 +

"Horizon Chase - World Tour" by Aquiris Game Studio received an update this week bringing with it Porto Alegre, a new City in the Brazillian Cup with 2 extra tracks and a new car. This week also saw the introduction of new weekly challenges and new tracks with constantly evolving rules, making now the perfect time to take the wheel in this arcade racer.

The Lovebirds

Netflix | 1 hr 27 min | R

Originally set for a theatrical release, this murder mystery romance comedy stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple who in the last throws of a failing relationship must go on a wild goose chase to clear their names of murder.

Mighty Aphid

App Store | $1.99 | Adventure | 9 +

Relive the early days of 2D platform gaming with Cascadia Games mega man inspired "Mighty Aphid". Now with improved physics and game controller support, this often challenging game oozes nostalgia. Take down hordes of enemies and inventive final bosses as you run, shoot, swim and fly in your pursuit of the evil Lady Bug! Muhahahahahaha... ahem...

Night Tide

MUBI | 1 hr 26 min | NR

A sailor (Dennis Hopper's first starring role!) falls in love with a girl in a beatnik jazz club, and is drawn into a strange world in which she may be a mermaid. Curtis Harrington's 1961 indie horror flick "Night Tide" has been meticulously restored and is currently free to watch on MUBI.

The Trip to Greece

Apple TV App | Rent | $6.99 | 1 hr 43 min | NR

Now on their fourth excursion, funnymen Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon travel to restaurants, hotels and ancient landmarks - this time in Greece. Their semi-fictionalised food tour ends in the Med and includes yet more bickering and celebrity impression duels.

HBO Max Launch

May 27th | $14.99/month

HBO Max is set to launch this coming Wednesday and is set to include over 10,000 hours of content from the likes of Warner Bros, New Line Cinema, HBO, Crunchyroll, Studio Ghibli, DC, Looney Tunes, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, CNN, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Rooster Teeth along with a host of exclusive HBO Max originals. To say we're excited would be a massive understatement. Look out for our guide on launch day.


Apple Arcade Updates:

Hot Lava

Apple Arcade | Action | 4 +

As the weather gets hotter, so does the lava in "Hot Lava". The latest update adds a new community-created map called "Sunshine Shore"; a new chase course; and a revitalising energy drink. Want to listen to your own tunes? You can do that to... just dont touch the floor.

Outlanders

Apple Arcade | Strategy | 12 +

Developer Pomelo Games upgrades its charming town-builder simulator to version 3, adding sandbox mode for a more relaxed playthrough without objectives and level restrictions. Choose from four different terrain layouts, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. I've already lost many an hour to this game so be fair warned before jumping in.

Sneaky Sasquatch

Apple Arcade | Adventure | 4 +

Following on from its recent humongous update, "Sneaky Sasquatch" from RAC7 Games adds lots of activities including photography, a camera club, a daily newspaper you can work for, a hot springs area and a new cabin for you to build. Go get sneaking!

Sonic Racing

Apple Arcade | Racing | 4 +

The worlds fastest hedgehog racer is back with it's latest update, adding the Final Fortress Zone with 3 brand new tracks that lead into the heart of the Eggman's flagship. If that wasnt enough you can now play against 4 players, making lockdown head-to-head's against family members a possibility... if you dare.

Super Mega Mini Party

Apple Arcade | Action | 4 +

"Super Mega Mini Party" continues to be updated by developer RED GAMES CO with even more unlockable mega mini-games! Wizards Quest - sees you compete in an epic quest for donuts by battling your way through a deadly dragon - and Ink Jets - has you paint the arena in your colour with an ink-powered jet pack in a game of most paint wins. Better yet players can now earn rewards even when they've been abandoned in battle.

Sigmund Judge

Up Next: This Week's Apple TV Releases

Each week Apple offers a mix of original Movies, TV Shows, Music and Arcade experiences available across all your screens - allowing you to pick-up where you left off. Here's our run down of what to add to your Up Next queau, music playlists and gaming backlogs.

Winding Worlds

Apple Arcade | Adventure | 9+

From the artist run studio KO_OP, comes “Winding Worlds”, a colourful and dreamy puzzle-adventure about exploration, friendship and acceptance. The visually striking finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure is now available to Apple Arcade subscribers with its two hour play-time perfect for a weekend play through.

Defending Jacob

Apple TV+ | S1, E6 | 46 mins | TV-MA

With time running out (just three episodes to go), latest episode "Wishful Thinking" sees Andy and Klein explore two last-ditch efforts to prove Jacob's innocence in this record setting Apple TV+ limited series.  

Fraggle Rock: Rock On!

Apple TV+ | S1, E4 | 5 mins | TV-G

In "A Common Connection" Uncle Travelling Matt's adventures into Outer Space lead Gobo, Red, and the Fraggles into making music with special guest Common.

Helpsters: Help You

Apple TV+ | S1, E4 | 1 min | TV-Y

In this weeks episode "Bright Smiles & Hand Waves" Cody learns to adapt to modern times by staying socially distant. Non subscribers can watch the episode in full on the Apple TV YouTube channel.

Other Apple TV Highlights:

SCOOB!

Apple TV App | 1 hr 33 mins | PG

Skipping its planned theatrical run and joining the Apple TV App for its world premiere is Warner animation "SCOOB!". In Scooby-Doo's greatest adventure yet, we learn the never-before told story of how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met. Voiced by an all-star cast, SCOOB! is now available to rent or own.

Seberg

Prime Video | 1 hr 42 mins | R

This noir thriller from Benedict Andrews based on true events, follows French New Wave star Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960's was a target of the FBI due to her support of the civil rights movement. The "Breathless" star's life and career would go on to be destroyed by overreaching surveillance in an effort to suppress and discredit her activism. Starring Kristen Stewart, Jack O'Connell, Anthony Mackie, Zazie Beetz and Vince Vaughn.

Celebrity Watch Party

FOX NOW | S1, E1 | 43 mins | TV-14

Based on popular British show "Gogglebox" comes US version "Celebrity Watch Party". Celebrities and their families watch and react to the week's most interesting television shows in the comfort of their own homes. Featuring Steve Wozniak, Tyra Banks, Master P, The Osbournes and others.

German Bundesliga

FOX NOW | Sport | Match Day 26

After months out of action, top-flight European soccer restarts this weekend with the German Bundesliga on FS1 and FS2. Saturday sees RB Leipzig vs. Freiburg, Dortmund vs. Schalke 04, Frankfurt vs. M'Gladbach with Sunday and Monday's games including Köln vs. Mainz, Union Berlin vs. FC Bayern and Bremen vs. Leverkusen.


Apple Arcade Updates:

Butter Royale

Apple Arcade | Action | 9 +

Mighty Bear Games hit "Butter Royale" returns with one of the most significant Apple Arcade updates yet. Introducing a new season, daily and weekly quests and squad invite links amongst other improvements. The stand out feature in this update has got to be the introduction of Replay Kit on tvOS, allowing players to record their gameplay and then share it to iOS, iPadOS or macOS via AirDrop. The Broadcast option on Apple TV theoretically allows you to stream directly through tvOS -however neither YouTube, Twitch, Mixer or Facebook offer native options on Apple TV just yet...  Fingers crossed for WWDC!

Ballistic Baseball

Apple Arcade | Sports | 4 +

Gameloft's real-time PvP sports game adds matchmaking improvements and a new reconnection feature for head-to-head games, as-well-as bunting, base stealing and AI difficulty options in Arcade mode. An new help section has also been added for those new to the game, making the latest update a certified home run!

Cardpocalypse

Apple Arcade | Role Playing | 4 +

This fun card based role-playing game from developer Versus Evil adds a new Gauntlet Mode. The rogue-like mode adds a heap of replayability to this 1990's nostalgia trip with every run now unique.

No Way Home

Apple Arcade | Action | 9 +

The exploration shooter from SMG Studio is one of my personal Apple Arcade favorites. Updated this week, "No Way Home" adds 30+ missions, new defend missions, map markers, new characters and the obligatory bug fixes. Don't let this one drift into space!

Patterned

Apple Arcade | Puzzle | 4 +

The beautiful puzzler adds new multiplayer support, new puzzles, new hidden patterns and many more improvements. This unique puzzle game from Borderleap has been my go-to recently because of its soothing music and calming overall gameplay style and comes with my highest reccomendations.

Steven Universe: Unleash the Light

Apple Arcade | Role Playing | 9 +

The RPG based on the hit Cartoon Network series received a massive update this week including 7 all-new side quests, new ability upgrades and new playable characters, along with improved skillpoints and progression mechanics.

Yaga The Roleplaying Folktale

Apple Arcade | Role Playing | 9 +

Guiding Ivan through an incredible journey of bad luck and Slavic mythology has now been made easier through a dedicated Story Mode for more of a story-tale experience as-well-as a Hardcore Mode for the masochists among you. The huge update released this week also brings numerous tweaks and adds Romanian to the many different language options on offer.

Sigmund Judge

Up Next: This Week's Apple TV Releases

Each week Apple offers a mix of original Movies, TV Shows, Music and Arcade experiences available across all your screens - allowing you to pick-up where you left off. Here's our run down of what to add to your Up Next queau, music playlists and gaming backlogs.

The_Otherside

Apple Arcade | Board | 12 +

Apple Arcades 120th title - created by Marc Rubin and developed by Barbacube, 'The_Otherside' is a new 80's influenced, turn-based, RPG strategy board game. Players control four survivors as they work together to push back a shadowy threat. Players must guide their way to the otherside, solving puzzles, fighting monsters, and destroying the spirit anchors that threaten the dimension.

me & dad radio with Billie Eilish

Apple Music | S1, E1 | 120 mins

Dropping at 12PM PT the new Apple Music exclusive show offers a refreshing insight into Billie’s relationship with her dad and their relationship to music and music discovery. The perfect pre-cursor to the forthcoming R.J. Cutler directed Billie Eilish documentary joining Apple TV+ later this year.


Defending Jacob

Apple TV+ | S1, E5 | 51 mins | TV-MA

Now into the second half of the limited series, Defending Jacob’s fifth episode titled “Visitors” sees Andy meet his father Billy (Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons). Andy also learns of some troubling information regarding his sons friends Derek and Sarah.

Helpsters: Help You

Apple TV+ | S1, E3 | 3 mins | TV-Y

Amazing Alie joins Cody in an online “Scavenger Hunt” which just so happens to be the name of the latest whacky episode! Non subscribers can watch the episode in full on the Apple TV YouTube channel.


Free on HBO

Apple TV App | Free | TVMA

For a limited time, with no subscription needed. Some of HBO’s crown jewels remain free to watch, exclusively to the Apple TV App. From recent-award winners Succession, Big Little Lies and Barry, to classics like The Sopranos, The Wire and True Blood to comedy’s Veep, Ballers and Silicon Valley - there’s a host of premium content available to Apple TV users.

Moonbug Kids

Apple TV Channels | Free | TV-G

Struggling to keep your little ones entertained? Moonbug Kids on Apple TV Channels has been made free to all TV App users throughout the month of May. Providing fun and safe content for children, including global toddler sensations Little Baby Bum, Go Buster, My Magic Pet Morphle and many more


Apple Arcade Updates:


Agent Intercept

Apple Arcade | Action | 12 +

The secret agent game full of fast cars and spy missions returns with new mission No. 057: Vacation Cancelled. The mission - should you choose to accept it - involves chasing the bad guys in a race against time to retrieve top-secret counter-intelligence. Guaranteed to leave you shaken and stirred.

Decoherence

Apple Arcade | Strategy | 12 +

Decoherence is an incredibly challenging arena shooter from Efecto Studios where you can now battle alongside your robot creations, against competitors from across the universe! Get through various stages of setup and you'll be treated to a complex-yet-rewarding tactical shooter that will forever keep you guessing.

Marble It Up: Mayhem!

Apple Arcade | Action | 4 +

The marble platformer from The Marble Collective adds new competitive modes and more to this huge update. Team Gem Hunt and Zombies modes, hats, weekly challenges, bonus chapters and improved controls come to the online multiplayer competitive modes.

Overland

Apple Arcade | Strategy | 9 +

One of the stand-outs from Apple Arcades launch 7 months ago, Overland is back with a major update including a long list of gameplay and UI improvements along with various bug fixes. If you haven't taken this post-apocalyptic road-trip across the United States just yet, now may just be the perfect time.

Redout: Space Assault

Apple Arcade | Action | 12 +

This week developer 34BigThings adds the final chapter 9 missions to Redout: Space Assault. This epic space battle full of spectacular cinematics is one of Apple Arcade’s many hidden gems. Now comprising of 43 main missions, heaps of secondary objectives and a long list of improvements - its time to bring this saga in space to an explosive end.

Super Mega Mini Party

Apple Arcade | Action | 4 +

The fun online multiplayer mini-game-based-action-game by Red Games Co follows up its last huge update with yet another. Players can now unlock new games Mega Golf - where you race your way to the hole while navigating crazy obstacles, gaps and terrain! - and Cattle Royale - a battle royale of Cows vs Aliens... it’s got to be played to believed.

Sigmund Judge

Up Next: This Week’s Apple TV Releases

Each week Apple offers a mix of original Movies, TV Shows and Gaming experiences available across all your screens - allowing you to pick-up where you left off. Here's our run down of what to add to your Up Next queau and gaming backlogs this weekend.

Trying

Apple TV+ | 8 episodes | TV-14

All Jason and Nikki want is a baby, but it's the one thing they just cant have. So, they decide to adopt. Starring Esther Smith and Rafe Spall this BBC produced British comedy follows Jason and Nikki as they juggle their dysfunctional friends, screwball family members and chaotic lives. What will the adoption panel make of them? Are they ready to be parents?    

Ghostwriter

Apple TV+ | S1, E8 - 13 | TV-G

Seven new episodes arrive this week. The haunted neighborhood bookstore continues to release ficitonal characters into the real world in this reboot of the classic 90's kids show.  

Defending Jacob

Apple TV+ | S1, E4 | 48 mins | TV-14

Episode four of Apple's highly rated drama starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martel. Titled "Damage Control” the latest episode sees Andy take matters into his own hands while Laurie reexamines the life she knew.

Fraggle Rock: Rock On!

Apple TV+ | S1, E2 | 5 mins | TV-G

The second in the series of shorts from Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock - "The Cave of the Silly Creatures" sees Uncle Travlling Matt uses a Doozertube to share his latest exciting adventure in Outer Space.

Helpsters: Help You

Apple TV+ | S1, E2 | 2 mins | TV-Y

How to Be a Helpster” is the second short from Sesame Workshop. Cody loves to help but gets interrupted by Mr. Primm who by asking Cody for help, helps Cody!

Neversong

Apple Arcade | Adventure | 9 +

From Atmos Games comes 'Neverlong'. A platform adventure where you control Peet as he wakes from a coma, in search of his girlfriend who is nowhere to be found. Investigate the screams coming from the heart of Neverwood, the increasingly bizarre behavior of the zombie grownups, and the strange truth about Peet’s past in this hauntingly dreamlike fable. From Red Wind Field to the haunting halls of Blackfork Asylum, explore six moody, illustrative levels.


Apple Arcade Updates:

Exit the Gungeon

Apple Arcade | Action | 12 +

Devolver Digital's bullet hell dungeron climber receives its latest update this week adding many new options while rebalancing the games combo mechanics, weapons and items. Now is the perfect time to revisit this panic inducing Apple Arcade hit!

Sigmund Judge

Up Next: This Week’s Apple TV Releases

Each week Apple offers a mix of original Movies, TV Shows and Gaming experiences available across all your screens - allowing you to pick-up where you left off. Here's our run down of what to add to your Up Next queau and gaming backlogs this weekend.

Beastie Boys Story

Apple TV+ | 1 hr 59 min | TV-MA  

Far and away our pick of the week, 'Beastie Boys Story' is a live documentary experience chronicling a journey of self discovery from one of hip-hops most influential names. Directed, produced and written by Spike Jonze alongside Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz. Check-ch-check-check-check-ch-check it out.

Defending Jacob

Apple TV+ | 8 episodes | TV-14

After a shocking crime rocks a small town, an assistant district attorney finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold the law and his unconitional love for his teenage son. Based on the book of the same name by novelist William Landay, the first three episodes of this limited series are now ready to watch with additional episodes releasing Fridays. Stars Chris Evans, Jaeden Martell, and Michelle Dockery.  

Fraggle Rock: Rock On!

Apple TV+ | 5 mins | TV-G

Jim Henson's beloved Fraggle Rock characters Red, Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Uncle Trvelling Matt and Boober join Apple's growing selection of child-friendly content. The Fraggles might be apart in seperate caves, but they can still find ways to have fun together!

Helpsters: Help You

Apple TV+ | 2 mins | TV-Y

Following on from the Helpsters most recent batch of whacky exploits comes a new series of shorts from Cody (Stephanie D’Abruzzo) and the gang as they adapt their plans. New shorts are expected to drop weekly. Everything starts with a plan but sometimes plans change!  

Pearl Jam: Gigaton

Apple TV | 57 min | R

Originally set for a theatrical release, Pearl Jams "Gigaton Visual Experience" will be available to watch for free for one week beginning tonight at 4:30pm PT before fans have the chance to purchase. Produced by Josh Evans, the music video project promises to be a treat for the senses with its 4K HDR Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos presentation. The Pearl Jam album “Gigaton” released on March 27th.  


Apple Arcade Updates:

Sneaky Sasquatch

Apple Arcade | Adventure | 4+

If you’ve not jumped into 'Sneaky Sasquatch' just yet, what are you waiting for? Apple Arcades quirky Sasquatch life simulator brings a major update today featuring: The Town, a new storyline to save the park, new disguises, new food and drinks, apartments to rent, bank accounts, playable arcade machines and wrist watches.