Almost six years after its release on Windows, the legendary Half-Life 2 has arrived on the Mac thanks to Valve’s Steam digital distribution channel. For newcomers to the series, Half-Life 2 is everything the Mac hasn’t had since the halcyon days of Marathon--it’s a terrific sci-fi/horror first-person shooter with a brain.
For almost a dozen years, you’ve been hanging on, wondering what the sequel to the genre-changing RTS would be like.
During that time, you’ve wondered how you’d fare against your online competition the moment you’d installed the game, applied the updates, and entered the churning, combat-laden froth that is Battle.net to find the worthy competition you hunger for.
Prior to logging in for the very first time to prove your mettle, we present 20 tips you need to know in order to both survive and flourish online in StarCraft II multiplayer gameplay. Set yourself apart from the newbie hordes!
A child born on the day the original StarCraft was released is now a gawky, braces-wearin’, growth-spurtin’ 12-year-old. While that’s a sobering thought for us older gamers, and a ridiculous time to wait between for a sequel, the fact remains that StarCraft and its Brood War expansion pack helped define the real-time strategy genre, and the long-anticipated StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is absolutely worth the wait.
In a strange new patent by Apple, the company has discovered a way to make you the star of your own comic book. The patent, which was revealed by Patently Apple, describes a potential app that could take your game play history and compile it into a comic book that you could edit, read, and share with friends.
Videogame classics never really die. But they do come out of retirement, receive full audio and graphical overhauls, and appear on computer platforms they’ve never been on before--which is definitely a good thing.
Enter The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, a recrafted version of the 1990 LucasArts puzzle classic, not to be confused with the newer Tales of Monkey Island episodic adventures by Telltale Games.
If you didn't get a chance to play the epic action RPG Torchlight from Runic Games, you might want to hop on that bandwagon right away. The sequel is on its way for Spring 2011 and it'll include all of your favorite elements of fantasy-themed game play, with some added features. Torchlight 2 will include multiplayer game play, customizable characters, an editor that will enable players to create their own mods with their friends, a new user interface, pets a la MMORPG gameplay, and a retirement system that allows players to transfer features and items from "retired" characters to active characters. No word on whether or not the game will be released for Mac OS X alongside the Windows version.
Kids can run around the backyard without costumes or sets, imagining they’re pirates on rolling seas. Adults playing in an empty black-box theater call this improvising, telling a collaborative story. Sleep Is Death tries to distill this spirit into a computer game. And it’s not fair to call it a game; it’s so much more and less.
Welcome to our weekly gaming column. Every Tuesday, we march through the mediocre multiplayers, sift through the sordid sporting titles, and pound through the petty platformers to find the best, most interesting iOS gaming gems.
This week, we've got HexaLex, We Farm, Air Attack HD, Omium, and Gravity Hook HD.
The fourth installment of the five episode saga of Sam and Max: The Devil's Playhouse is now available for download. Beyond the Alley of the Dolls contains tons of Sam-like clones and plenty of zombie evading.Guide Sam and Max through the storyline to figure out who has unleashed this awful pack of dogs.
If you're just as excited for the movie TRON as we are, then you'll love this news. Disney is currently offering the official TRON game app for free in the App Store. The game includes a dual stick tank shooter game with fifteen single player levels and a multiplayer mode. You can ever choose which color faction you want to play for.