“Counter-Strike.” The name is legendary for first-person shooter fans, and for the better part of a decade, Counter-Strike has been a compelling reason to game on a Windows computer, or head to your Mac’s Boot Camp partition to get some frags in. Finally, Valve’s Steam digital storefront has brought Counter-Strike: Source to the Mac, even if it means you’ll wind up being killed while fighting. Over and over again.
Hey y’all. Its time for another GameTime. This week we’ll take on slicing vegetables, dicing epic poems, skewering a side scroller, and cutting through the snow. That’s about as good as we could do for a theme this week, but check it out below.
If managing and expanding a kingdom sounds like a good time, perhaps you haven’t thought it all the way through. Governing an empire, as the real-time strategy game The Settlers 7: Path to a Kingdom is eager to point out, is all about micromanaging. Wage wars on too many fronts, and you’re toast. Don’t research enough technology, you’re toast. Don’t cut down enough trees…well, you get the point.
Welcome to yet another Game Time. This week we take on a few games that differentiate themselves from other titles in the App Store with elements like subtle gameplay mechanics and unique visual styles. Not all of the games featured scored a grand slam on their first try, but all are worth checking out.
Almost six years after its release on Windows, the legendary Half-Life 2 has arrived on the Mac thanks to Valve’s Steam digital distribution channel. For newcomers to the series, Half-Life 2 is everything the Mac hasn’t had since the halcyon days of Marathon--it’s a terrific sci-fi/horror first-person shooter with a brain.
Welcome to this week’s GameTime. This week we’ll take a look at spiritual successors, sequels and downright ripoffs. But the surprise here is that even the games with the most blatantly jacked play mechanics still shine on the iOS Devices.
A child born on the day the original StarCraft was released is now a gawky, braces-wearin’, growth-spurtin’ 12-year-old. While that’s a sobering thought for us older gamers, and a ridiculous time to wait between for a sequel, the fact remains that StarCraft and its Brood War expansion pack helped define the real-time strategy genre, and the long-anticipated StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is absolutely worth the wait.
This GameTime we looked for any excuse to play the new Madden on our iPads during work. So we wrangled up a thinly disguised Sport-centric GameTime focusing on all sorts of sport games on iOS devices. This not only allowed us to play tons of Madden, but also pick up some incredibly obscure games to make fun of. If you make it to the end, you’ll be rewarded with a pretty detailed look at EA’s brand new Madden 2011 for iPad.