We've got a little something for everyone to close out the week in style! Could Christian Bale go from Batman to Steve Jobs? Will Office for iPad finally make its debut next week? Will Google succeed with its new Android Wear initiative? No, silly, we've already covered all of those this week, so read on for a dose of more fresh news...
The annual Steam Summer Sale might not go live until tomorrow (if rumors are to be believed), but you shouldn't let that stop you from experiencing brave new worlds in gaming today. Specifically, we're talking about the Brave New World expansion for Civilization V that was released this morning, as well as Deus Ex: The Fall, which hit the App Store a day earlier than expected.
Wow, it's a really good day to be a Mac and iOS developer if your name is either Sparrow or Acrylic Software -- but not so much if you're a user of their products. Both companies have been snapped up by social giants (Google and Facebook, respectively), leaving their App Store wares essentially abandoned as they trot off to make their mark on bigger companies. As we play fire up some taps to commemorate our fallen apps, feel free to dig into the rest of the day's news for this Friday, July 20, 2012.
Seems as if the internet is still buzzing about Microsoft's latest tablet strategy unveiled on Monday night with a pair of Surface-branded slates. The general consensus seems to be that Apple has nothing to fear with the iPad, which has thus far beaten back all contenders -- including LG, who actually just waved the white flag of surrender on its own Android-based tablet initiative. To find out more, keep reading for all the latest news on this Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
Gamers get a huge bunch of price drops today from only two developers. This news is so big it's shoving any other price drop of note aside and going straight for the jugular. Enough chatter, let's get to the matter.
On Labor Day weekend, it's time for the lucky among us to...not work. For many of us this means shutting the lids on our MacBooks and sleeping our iMacs, but in case you kick back at your Mac, we found some sales on Mac games and fun-time apps that you might want to check out...
...along with our usual roundup of reduced-price iPhone and iPad apps, too. Who loves ya, baby? (Hint: We do.)
Companies that support Mac gaming are few and far between. Windows PCs tend to get all of the love when it comes to major gaming releases. Which is why Civilization V has been such an amazing experience for Mac gamers. Not only is it an amazing strategy game, but it also released on Mac fairly soon after the PC. Now the developer is releasing seven new downloadable content packs that bring the Mac version fully up to speed with the PC.
For close to two decades, Sid Meier has fed the monkey on many a strategy gamer’s back. His prolific Civilization series has set the bar for turn-based strategy games for a long, long time. The series puts you into the shoes of the leader of one of a number of civilizations—each with their own advantages and shortcomings—as you guide your people from the dawn of time to the space age. The latest iteration, Civilization V, is easily the most addictive and accessible so far. Since it was released last fall for Windows, Mac gamers have been champing at the bit to get their hands on an OS X version, and at last they can.
Attention Mac Gamers: The wait is over. Civilization V is now available! Thanks to the game porting magicians at Aspyr, Sid Meier's latest creation is now available in all of its turn-based empire building glory. No matter whether you're an old hand at the game or new to its addictive turn-based gameplay, the latest iteration of the Civilization franchise has something for everyone. With streamlined city and civics management options, a refined technology tree and a fresh-faced combat system, the game is a strategy gamer's dream come true.
Today, Aspyr announced the availability of Civilization V for the Mac. According to the press release, the game will be available in digital and boxed forms on November 23, 2010, and Aspyr is currently taking pre-orders. To sweeten the pre-order deal, there are several giveaways, including the ability to win an autographed copy of Civilization V.