This Week In Family Gaming - September 11, 2015

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Hey everyone, let’s play catch-up from PAX. Wait, the Apple Event happened? Crap, double catch-up.

Okay, so the Apple TV is coming out in late October and it will include an App Store just like the one you have on your iPhone. Apple TV owners can start playing a game on their iPhones and then pick up the same session on the TV, and vice versa of course. The Apple TV has a new remote that will serve as the main controller, and it has motion capabilities and a touch surface. But! Apple is also promoting a third-party controller called the Nimbus, which will also work with other Apple devices.

So what games are gonna be on it? Most notably, Disney Infinity 3.0 and Skylanders SuperChargers will be released for Apple TV. Disney Infinity 3.0 is going to come with its own Starter Pack that includes a Bluetooth Infinity Base and a controller. The Skylanders Starter Pack will be the same one that you can get for iPhone, iPad, etc. It also has a Bluetooth-enabled Portal of Power and controller. You can play the same Skylanders save across iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV using the cloud save system under the Game Center. Dang.

Pokémon GO is LITERALLY WHAT WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR. A Pokémon mobile game where you catch. Freaking. Pokémon. And battle your friends. This game confirms what I always knew: That Pokémon are real, and they are all around us. Pokémon GO won’t be out until 2016, but until then I won’t experience a single day of happiness.

Castle Crashers Remastered is out on Xbox One right now! If you like laughing and video games, you should check it out. Plus, if you had the original Castle Crashers on Xbox 360, you’ll be able to get this one for free until September 20. After that, Xbox Live Gold members will still be able to get Castle Crashers Remastered for a discounted price of $5 if they owned the original.

There’s a new Mario Kart 8 bundle for the Wii U out right now. Get the black 32GB Wii U with Mario Kart 8 for $299. It’s really an awesome game.

Did you miss out on Pixelkin’s PAX updates? There were so many. We played awesome games like Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, which comes out on October 8, as well as a ton of others. If you want to see video previews of that and the VR game Lucky’s Tale, they’re all linked here. We also saw Tumblestone, Burly Men at Sea, Through the Woods—and so many more.

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Simone de Rochefort

About Simone de Rochefort

Simone de Rochefort is a game journalist, writer, podcast host, and video producer who does a prolific amount of Stuff. You can find her on Twitter @doomquasar, and hear her weekly on tech podcast Rocket, as well as Pixelkin's Gaming With the Moms podcast. With Pixelkin she produces video content and devotes herself to Skylanders with terrifying abandon.