Dedicated gaming machines got the most attention at last week’s E3 show in Los Angeles, but there was still plenty of promising content shown for iOS and Mac. Here are the top 20 games we encountered that are on their way to Apple devices. (And if you need your gaming fix now, check out our lists of the best Mac games, best iPad games, and best iPhone games.)
Most of the focus at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo was on the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, but E3's a big show, and games for other platforms — including iOS and (to a lesser extent) Mac — played a big role as well. In fact, more iOS games than usual joined the mix this year, with major publishers like Konami, Ubisoft, and Square Enix getting in on the action. It was a lot to take in, but here's the best of what we saw.
Sony may have been rounded criticized for announcing the PlayStation 4 without so much as a look at the hardware months ago, but they finally made good at E3, where Microsoft also pinned a price tag on the upcoming Xbox One.
OK, gamers, what are your thoughts on that Xbox One? If you've seen the hardware, you already know it looks pretty huge, which has a lot of fans scratching their heads. Of course, we have yet to get a close look at Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4, but judging from a teaser video released this week, we may not have long to wait -- although it seems many game fans may choose to sit out this generation in favor of mobile devices like the iPad. Are you one of them?
There's nothing gamers like better than updates to their favorite titles -- especially when it's new cross-platform support for Borderlands 2 for Mac, or rumors of a possible Xbox event being held next month.
Video game publishers! Hear our cry! Mac gamers are people too, and we don't deserve to be so ruthlessly ignored when it comes to video game releases. Our Macs are more than powerful enough to run these games, you've just got to gives us a chance. We know that you all like to explain the choice not to release on Mac by saying "there isn't a critical mass of Mac gamers," but that's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Think about itL why aren't there enough Mac gamers? Because Apple fans hate awesome video games? Or because you're not releasing your games there in the first place, starving the community to near non-existence.
E3 is coming to a close, but we've still got plenty of neat pictures to share with you all. Our experience at E3 this year was great fun, and we can't wait for next year. We certainly expected iOS gaming to take a bigger piece of the showcase this year, but it's clear that the platform still isn't getting the attention it deserves from the gaming public.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo is coming to a close today and after several days of being blown away by gazillion-dollar-demonstrations, breathtaking graphics and the coolest upcoming titles gaming has to offer, we'd like to point out the 10 coolest iOS games on the horizon that we can't wait to get our mitts on.
Ok, this was a surprise, but a cool one. OnLive, the cloud-based, gaming-on-demand service for the Mac OS X and Windows platforms, showed off a demonstration of its iOS version of its game client at E3 in Los Angeles, California.
Welcome back to E3 for Day 2! We hope you enjoyed a quick look into the E3 yesterday as we plumbed the depths of the deafening show floor to find a handful of iOS games representing for the Apple gamers. On Day 2 we got to see all kinds of things. From toilet-chairs to a man who looks sort of like Steve Jobs dancing to some techno jams while we saw some 3D software.