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.
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.
More and more PC games are slowly making their way to the Mac. Games like Portal made their way with Steam, but there's one game that has been MIA. That's right, there's no Mass Effect 2. This game has been available for Windows, Xbox 360, and the Playstation since January, but no love has been given to one of our favorite platforms, until now.
Epic Games, the brains behind popular games like Unreal Tournament and Gears of War has decided to compete with gaming companies on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch by bringing games to iOS devices that push the hardware. In an Interview with Gamasutra, Epic's studio president, Mike Capps goes into more detail about the expansion to iOS devices.
This long weekend, most of us will be down by the lake enjoying noodle salad. However, some will spend the upcoming long weekend bidding adieu to the summer by brewing up a symphony that features the dulcet sound of pew-pew-pew. If you belong to the latter group, this post is for you: On-demand cloud gaming service OnLive is discounting all of their cloud-based gaming offerings by half over the Labor Day Weekend.
It looks as though Apple users, a typically intelligent, tech-savvy and genteel lot (yes, we're stroking our own egos here,) can add another particular to their growing list of resume foibles: 31337 6@/\/\3®. That's 'elite gamer' for all of you out there that don't hablas l33t speak. According to a monthly survey conducted by the game mongers at Steam, a growing number of the individuals enjoying their services are doing so on Apple hardware.
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.
You know the iPhone is very powerful, but did you know that it can handle some of id's really graphics intensive games, too? John Carmack, the man who brought Doom to our hearts and to our computers, demonstrated Rage on the iPhone during his keynote speech at QuakeCon 2010. The game was running at a very normal 60 frames-per-second, better than the abilities of the Xbox or Playstation 2.
Carmack's demonstration only shows what the iPhone hardware is truly capable of, especially now that the processors are getting beefier with each iteration. The game was shown demonstrated on an iPhone 4, but it could probably, very easily, run on an iPhone 3GS.
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.