Most of the focus at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo was on the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, but E3's a big show, and games for other platforms — including iOS and (to a lesser extent) Mac — played a big role as well. In fact, more iOS games than usual joined the mix this year, with major publishers like Konami, Ubisoft, and Square Enix getting in on the action. It was a lot to take in, but here's the best of what we saw.
Resurrecting a beloved old gaming franchise for a modern audience seems like a challenging, thankless task. Even if you succeed in making something great, you run the risk of alienating existing fans if you stray too far from the original formula. When the alien-fighting strategy revival XCOM: Enemy Unknown was released last year on PC and consoles, however, it accomplished something we thought was impossible: It made just about everyone happy.
Digital distributor GOG.com expanded its library of Mac games by an impressive 22 titles today with an update that includes both classics and newer hits such as the Diablo-themed dungeon crawler Torchlight. We’ve already seen the bulk of these games on the Mac before, but GOG’s update also brings a few '90s PC favorites to the Mac for the first time. Better late than never.
The BioShock series is undoubtedly one of the biggest franchises in modern gaming. The upcoming third game, BioShock Infinite, already looks amazing. But as a Mac gamer, maybe you're concerned about when you'll get a chance to SkyHook your way through the skies of Columbia. Well, fear not -- Infinite is coming to Mac, and sooner than you might think.
Borderlands 2 was one of the best games to hit the Mac -- and plenty of other platforms -- last year. Today, Mac gamers can check out the new DLC, Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt. And even better, a new patch makes it possible to play co-op with PC friends.
So, maybe you're thinking of buying a brand new iMac. Obviously, it's a powerful machine capable of editing high-definition video and running a multitude of professional design programs, but even the most determined creative mind needs a break once in a while. And when we think of unwinding, our thoughts quickly turn to videogames — so we decided to check out how the new Late 2012 27-inch iMac handles some of today's biggest Mac-compatible titles.
Here it is, our last hot news story article of 2012 and we've got games games and more games rounded up for your delight, for your distraction, and for your family. Plus, some reviews as well. So what are you waiting for, here's your game action.
As a Mac gamer, it's hard not to love the fine folks at Good Old Games. The classic game site recently started adding a nice line-up of Mac titles to its ever-expanding library, and what's more, some of the games are appearing on the Mac platform for the very first time. Today, GOG.com takes us way back to the early nineties; a time when Duke Nukem was a slightly less embarrassing character.
Most of the time, we're content to sit at our desks, playing a Mac game on our beloved machines. But sometimes, you just want to relax on the couch and play a video game with a controller. Starting today, Valve has launched Big Picture Mode for all Steam users, and even placed some controller-friendly games on sale.
Well, Halloween is over. A bummer for sure, but now is that glorious time of year when parents can sit around eating all their kids' leftover candy. PopCap and the American Dental Association had a novel idea this year: how about giving kids a hit video game instead of delicious -- tooth rotting -- candy?