This week is the Electronic Entertainment Exposition down in Los Angeles, where game companies show off their upcoming titles and strut their stuff. We'll be there covering iOS and Mac gaming for you this week, but until the articles are up and ready for you to read, why not join us for a fun little contest we're doing this week?
The Harry Potter franchise has joined the echelon of culturally significant properties inhabited by Star Wars and others, and while the fervor may have subsided slightly since the last film hit the big screen, there’s no denying the Hogwarts crew’s staying power. So, it should come as no surprise that developer Traveller’s Tales has expanded its LEGO games lineup with a second Potter title, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7--a retread of its predecessor’s approach, sure, but there’s still plenty here to attract avid fans.
Originally released in 2010 for consoles and PC, 2K Games’s BioShock 2 has finally made its way to the Mac, thanks to the porting efforts of Feral Interactive. Was this sequel to one of the most celebrated first-person shooters of all time worth the wait? If you’re keen on being immersed in a dark, often terrifying, and fully realized world with a deep storyline that demands your investment, then the answer is most assuredly yes.
Arkham Asylum drops players into the role of the Caped Crusader, who—after a busy night of doling out vigilante justice—has managed to capture and transport the Joker to Arkham Asylum, Gotham City’s island-bound sanitarium and prison for the criminally insane. Despite the hero’s presence, the Clown Prince of Crime breaks free of custody; and instead of escaping (as a sane person might), he opts to lock himself in, take over the institution, and free all the convicts.
Wouldn’t it be great if every speeding ticket you’ve ever gotten added up to something cool? Colin McRae: DiRT 2, Feral Interactive’s Mac OS X port of the off-road racing game, tallies the results of your high-speed antics to open up new locations across a variety of event types, including Rally, Trailblazer, and Land Rush. You can even create a character to guide through a lengthy race career.
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.)
As long as you don't mind playing games that are a couple years old then Mac gaming isn't really all that bad. Most of the really amazing games that achieve some semblance of popularity eventually get ported over to Mac OS. Such is the case with classics like BioShock.
We’ve all made plans for what we’d do if we were dropped on a postapocalyptic desert world with nothing but our keen wits and a vast arsenal to survive. Or you’ve made these plans if you’ve watched The Road Warrior more than once recently…
Feral ports PC games to the Mac, and the company's new download site makes it easy for you to try them out before you buy. Seven games have demos available now, ready to grab by BitTorrent. More after the jump...