What are you doing in two hours? Well, that's cool, but it's not as cool as hanging out with us on Frag the Editor Friday. Check out what we're playing this week and join us at 4:00PM PDT/7:00PM EDT! Just send the editors a request in the game on on Game Center if you want to play, or come to our Steam group to see if we're playing Team Fortress 2.
This week the editors are playing the following:
Ray Aguilera - Strategery, Username: raguilera
Susie Ochs - Enigmo 2 and Words with Friends - Game Center - Username: sfsooz
Florence Ion - Fruit Ninja and Team Fortress 2 from 4:30 - 5:00PM PT
Roberto Baldwin - Enigmo 2 - Game Center - Username: strngwys
The Fruit Ninja 1.4 update was released to the App Store today, adding multiplayer support for Game Center. Battle your friends and enemies in an all new network multiplayer mode that throws blue fruits and red fruits at your screen. Slice away at your blue fruit while avoiding your opponents red fruit. The regular rules of the game still apply in multiplayer mode, such as bonuses and combo fruits.
As we previously mentioned, the Unreal Engine that powers many console-quality games was going to make the move into the hands of iPhone and iPad developers, allowing game developers to create more graphically-rich games for iOS devices. But as Know Your Mobile reports today, the UDK (Unreal Development Kit) may make it's way into the hands of iOS developers very soon.
We’re ridiculously stoked on Game Center, and for good reason. It adds a new layer of depth to the App Store and it helps us fulfill our unending desire for achievements, no matter how ridiculous and truly worthless they may seem. This week, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best Game Center games that have multiplayer, and enable you to rack up all of those achievement points you’ve been waiting to add to your bucket list.
Caught cheating in StarCraft 2? Blizzard says that the act of playing StarCraft 2 with any modifications to the game client could be detrimental. According to a statement issued by the gaming company today, any players found cheating will be permanently banned from logging into Battle.net and playing StarCraft 2.
You’ve heard of cloud storage, but what about cloud gaming? OnLive lets you play 20-some games--including Windows-only titles--running on servers in data centers up to 1,000 miles away, streaming HD video to your Mac while you control the action with your mouse, keyboard, or Xbox 360 gamepad. Launched at this year’s E3, the long-awaited service is free for one year to the first wave of members, with an optional second year for $4.95/month (month-to-month, no commitment). OnLive is letting players into the service gradually, to make sure their data centers can handle the load, but you can sign up for the waiting list at onlive.com and you’ll get an invite when they’re ready for you.
A good dungeon crawler may drive you to the edge of insanity, but it’ll never get old and can always be reinvented. Case in point: Torchlight from Runic Games, available from Valve’s Steam for Mac digital storefront, combines the best elements of Blizzard’s classic Diablo titles with an accessible arcade style that makes it easy to create a character, upgrade their talents, and keep playing without interruptions.
With iOS 4.1, Apple released a completely new social gaming platform for the iPhone, iPod touch and in November, the iPad called Game Center. Game Center is the mobile equivalent of Nintendo’s Wii Network Play, Xbox Live, or Playstation Network. When you download games that have been designed to support Game Center, you can interact with leaderboards, special per-game achievements, and even multiplayer support complete with VoIP.