Leif Johnson

Contributing Writer

Leif is a San Francisco-based tech journalist. He's a big fan of fantasy RPGs, and you can find his previous work on IGN, Rolling Stone, VICE, PC Gamer, Playboy, Mac|Life, TechRadar, and numerous other publications.

6 reasons why the iPad is still the best Apple Arcade device

6 reasons why the iPad is still the best Apple Arcade device

The Apple TV and Mac may be better on paper, but they fall short in performance and portability.

Apple Arcade on Apple TV: A compromised 'console'

Apple Arcade on Apple TV: A compromised 'console'

The Apple TV 4K may deliver similar performance as the Nintendo Switch on paper, but it’s hardly as impressive in practice.

$5 Google Play Pass: How does it compare to Apple Arcade?

$5 Google Play Pass: How does it compare to Apple Arcade?

Google’s new service has some advantages over Apple’s, but there are notable differences.

I played 53 Apple Arcade titles and enjoyed almost every one

I played 53 Apple Arcade titles and enjoyed almost every one

Apple Arcade makes a solid first impression, but it has the potential to be much, much more.

The 5 best new iOS games of August 2019

The 5 best new iOS games of August 2019

Just in time for Labor Day weekend, Dead Cells, Telling Lies, and other gems have made their way to the iPhone and iPad.

WoW Classic is a step back in time—and a step back for World of Warcraft

WoW Classic is a step back in time—and a step back for World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft Classic splits the MMO into two different games, and so shatters its unique sense of history and community.

The 5 Mac games you need to play from June and July 2019

The 5 Mac games you need to play from June and July 2019

Borderlands 2 gets a new expansion, and we've got a great new fighting game, too.

The 5 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from July 2019

The 5 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from July 2019

Apple’s ‘Texas Hold’em’ came back, and Nintendo revived Dr. Mario.

Sky: Children of the Light is a stunning reminder that we need more controller support in iOS games

Sky: Children of the Light is a stunning reminder that we need more controller support in iOS games

Sky is an unforgettable game, but too often the controls (and your thumbs) get in the way of the experience.

Thatgamecompany’s stunning Sky: Children of the Light finally comes to iOS

Thatgamecompany’s stunning Sky: Children of the Light finally comes to iOS

This lovely free-to-play game is Thatgamecompany’s first since 2012’s ‘Journey.’

Got 1.5GB to spare? Apple’s Texas Hold’em is back on iOS

Got 1.5GB to spare? Apple’s Texas Hold’em is back on iOS

It’s been gone for eight years, but now it’s free and boasts better graphics.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite won’t dethrone Pokémon Go, but it’s just as magical

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite won’t dethrone Pokémon Go, but it’s just as magical

Niantic’s latest AR game is 'Pokémon Go' for those of us who want a richer experience.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic's follow-up to Pokémon Go, launches this Friday

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic's follow-up to Pokémon Go, launches this Friday

The AR game shares much in common with its predecessor but adds complexity as well.

E3 2019: The best game and service announcements for Mac and iOS

E3 2019: The best game and service announcements for Mac and iOS

It's largely a year of updates and ports, but there are also some cool developments in cloud gaming.

Apple Arcade is poised to make Apple the ‘art house’ gaming platform

Apple Arcade is poised to make Apple the ‘art house’ gaming platform

With recent changes, Apple Arcade will be perfect for people who like short, artistic gaming experiences.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr review: Watch the fur fly

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr review: Watch the fur fly

ESO’s new expansion has dragons, necromancers, and cat people, but it doesn’t always have a focus.

The 5 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from May 2019

The 5 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from May 2019

Seeking a good iOS puzzle game? May won’t let you down.

The 5 Mac games you need to play from May 2019

The 5 Mac games you need to play from May 2019

Total War: Three Kingdoms, Void Bastards, and Elder Scrolls Online’s Elsweyr expansion top May’s big releases.

Need a dragon fix after Game of Thrones’ finale? Head to Elder Scrolls Online’s Elsweyr expansion

Need a dragon fix after Game of Thrones’ finale? Head to Elder Scrolls Online’s Elsweyr expansion

Dragons steal the spotlight again in Elder Scrolls Online's Elsweyr expansion, and there are plenty of politics and undead, too.

How to set up Steam Link on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

How to set up Steam Link on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Valve’s Steam Link app allows remote streaming from a PC or Mac to an iOS device or Apple TV, and it’s relatively easy to set up.

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