This week's price drops represent something a little on the class side of things. Classics from literature as well as classics in the gaming world. We are high and mighty here at Mac|Life, we drink with our pinkies extended, and we play games, like a sir. And we love cheap games!
Because of the Mac App Store's widespread availability, developers are starting to optimize top iOS hits for the Mac, plus blockbuster releases and past favorites are filling up the virtual store shelves. If you're seeking a stellar recent game to play on your own or with your family, here are eight options worth considering.
The ridiculous variety of games on the App Store never ceases to amaze us. Every week we feature a few games that are worth keeping an eye on. From stunt hamsters to street gangs, we're always surprised by the level of variety being offered. This week was no different as we take a look at a Grand Theft Auto clone, an epic Zelda-style quest, and a strategy game about nesting chickens...no seriously, and it looks amazing too!
It's hardly news that the iOS platform is one of the biggest markets for gaming. Whether it's a small developer or a huge app studio, games make up a huge percentage of the App Store. And who doesn't like a little gaming now and then? With these price drops, you'll be getting even more gaming bang for your buck.
Restrictions in iOS work simliarly to Parental Controls in OS X. It’s an easy way to restrict unauthorized users from accessing certain functions in iOS, and keep the kids away from inappropriate content.
To begin, head over to Settings > General > Restrictions and tap “Enable Restrictions” to set a password and get started restricting functionality.
It's been almost a dozen years since the last official Diablo release, and for those of you hankering for a killer role-playing experience in 2012, you won't be disappointed.
The Diablo III beta has hit, muchos hours have been sunk into playing it, and the Diablo franchise has returned in fine style with beautiful graphics and a familiar play style. Plus, improved mechanics simplify routine tasks like maintaining an inventory, upgrading equipment, and converting additional items to cash or material components on the fly -- something you used to have to return to town or a vendor for.
Even if you have a killer video game that's flying off both the physical and digital shelves, it never hurts to throw some freebies to the players who love it.
On October 4th, Valve released the first free downloadable content pack for its Portal 2 puzzle game. The additional content, which streams in as an update to the Mac OS X steam client, comes in at over one gigabyte in size and includes both single player and cooperative challenge modes as well as a slew of unlockable levels and challenges to feed your Portal 2 obsession.
Lovers of the classic iPod click wheel, that disturbance in the Force you just felt was Apple stealthily removing compatible games from the iTunes Store -- a move that only adds fuel to the burning rumors that the iPod classic may meet its 10th anniversary by being tossed into the grave.
Phosphor Games Studio has announced that its bizarre, atmospheric new iOS game, The Dark Meadow, is nearing release. In about ten days we'll finally have our hands on the spooky-looking new adventure game, but for now we'll have to make do with this new trailer.