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Yes, eGPUs boost Mac game performance, but limitations abound

Limitations and over-specific requirements keep external GPU support from greatness.

Apple Arcade Ep. 6

External GPU Gaming on Mac: RX 580 on Macbook Installation and Tests | Apple Arcade Ep. 6

Apple officially supports external GPUs now, so in this week's episode we show you how to hook one up to a 2017 MacBook Pro. We also tested performance using the benchmarking tool in Rise of the Tomb Raider. It's a simple process that can greatly enhance your Mac's gaming performance, but it's saddled with limitations thanks to Apple's focus on AMD cards and the lack of support eGPUs in Windows through Boot Camp.

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eGPU on a MacBook Pro: Is it worth it?: Apple Arcade episode 6

On the next Apple Arcade, we'll show you how to set up an eGPU. We'll also display real-time performance results from a couple of graphically intensive games.

Apple Arcade Ep. 5: Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider on 15" MacBook Pro (2017) and Mac Pro: Apple Arcade Ep. 5

We ran benchmarking and gameplay tests for the 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and the 2013 Mac Pro. You'll also find benchmarking results for the 2017 27-inch 5K iMac.

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How well does ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ run on a Mac? Apple Arcade episode 5

Join us at 2 p.m. Pacific on April 12 as we discover how well Feral Interactive’s port of the 2015 hit runs on a MacBook Pro.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges review: Lightsaber-swinging, augmented reality fun

Bring iconic duels to life with a headset, your smartphone, and a motion controller.

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Star Wars gift guide: Top picks for fans who are tech geeks

PCWorld's Star Wars gift guide, is for people who are (or are shopping for) Star Wars fans who are also tech geeks. Our top picks range from droids to drones, from LEGOs to ugly sweaters, and even snow globes.

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Apple Arcade Ep. 4

Game performance comparison for the 2017 and 2018 9.7" iPads | Apple Arcade ep. 4

Join us as we see how Fortnite, PUBG, and Civ 6 perform on the 2017 and 2018 versions of the 9.7-inch iPad.

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How well does the new 9.7-inch iPad handle games? Apple Arcade episode 4

We'll chat about how well Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, Civilization VI, and other games run on the new iPad.

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The 10 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from March 2018

Fortnite and PUBG lead the charge, but there are plenty of other new games worth trying.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2018

Have a look through the month's biggest and most enticing new Mac releases.

Fortnite vs PUBG Mobile on iOS

Fortnite vs PUBG Mobile on iOS (iPad and iPhone) | Apple Arcade Ep. 3

We play both Fortnite: Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro. With Fortnite, we played on iOS versus PC and console players, and in PUBG we played a 20-minute round with a friend of Macworld who was playing on an Android phone. Fortnite requires a beta signup (see below), but both games are available on iPhone as well.

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Fortnite vs. PUBG on iOS—The battle of the battles royale: Apple Arcade episode 3

Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are now out for iPhone and iPad. Watch live gameplay as we decide which is the best.

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Fortnite for iOS First Look: It's fun, but desktop players will eat you alive

Fortnite: Battle Royale for the iPhone and iPad is a virtuosic port, but desktop and console players definitely have the advantage in crossplay matches.

World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth on Mac (and maybe Fortnite): Apple Arcade episode 2

Expect alpha performance for World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion tomorrow, but Fornite for iOS could also happen.

Apple Arcade Ep. 2

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth alpha for Mac and Fortnite clone Fortcraft | Apple Arcade Ep. 2

We preview the alpha for the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth expansion and its gameplay performance on a Mac. We also show beta gameplay from a new Fortnite imitator called Fortcraft on an iPad Pro. Fortnite Mobile Signup Page: https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/mobile/sign-up Fortcraft Beta Signup Page: https://www.fortcraft.com/testflight/

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First Look: The Sims Mobile puts a fresher freemium spin on the familiar life game

EA's enduring favorite gets a new iOS game that's closer to the Mac editions.

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OneCast impressions: Streaming Xbox One games to your Mac works much better than expected

OneCast hiccups a bit if you try to stream through a normal Wi-Fi connection, but it's almost like playing an Xbox directly with a good land connection.

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Streaming Xbox and PC games to a Mac | Apple Arcade Ep. 1

We stream Xbox One and PC games like PUBG, The Witcher III, Cuphead, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance to a 2017 MacBook Pro using the Xbox One with OneCast as well as the beta of GeForce Now. We test both platforms on both Wi-Fi and our crazy-fast ethernet connection to demonstrate what a difference bandwidth can make.

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DropMix review: Make amazing remixes with your iPhone and playing cards

Harmonix's connected music system is built for party play, but it's best when you're just messing around.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from February 2018

Survival, sailing, sneaking around, and plenty other fresh Mac experiences.