Why should Windows users have all the fun? That’s the question being asked on Thursday by the folks at GameHouse, who have just launched the first all-you-can-play casual game subscription service for both Mac and PC users.
Among BlizzCon 2011's hubbub came perhaps the most heralded bit of news from the event: solid details regarding Heart of the Swarm, the first of two expansion packs for Blizzard's best-selling StarCraft II real-time strategy game.
And where the stereotypical view of a video game's "expansion pack" seems to generally include a few new units and several new levels to play on, Blizzard seems to be crafting a follow-up to StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty that's as detailed and content-rich as Wings of Liberty itself.
Penny Arcade has announced that next year it's releasing episode 3 of On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness for the Mac platform.
The game follows Gabe and Tycho, the online comic's protagonists, as they delve deep into the world of New Arcadia. The latest installment of the series will feature a retro look with 16-bit RPG game play.
Games, games, games. The more you play, the more you enjoy, the better you feel. Mac gaming hasn't always been a priority for game publishers, but with digital distribution platforms like Steam and the Mac App Store, the world's made it easier to buy a game, download it and then play it right away. So if you're ready for it, from free to five bucks to full-priced must-plays, here are 10 top-shelf games every Mac gamer should be playing right now.
Yes, there are times when you sound geezer-esque when you reference how good something used to be. Which isn't to say there isn't a point to be had.
In the face of video games having become multi-million dollar production efforts on the level of A-list movies, it's sometimes best to think back to the games we grew up with and loved (even if the local kids call you "Grandpa" and keep offering you glasses of prune juice in the process…). That being said, here's a gallery of 10 old school Mac games we really miss.
This week GameFly announced its exciting new PC and Mac online rental service that will allow gaming fans to subscribe to the service and download any of the games GameFly has to offer straight to their desktop. Now, while they're not the first to offer such a service -- Steam already offers a heaping pile of Mac games -- they'll hopefully add more to the library in the future, which is why we’re so excited for it. Here are nine of the reasons we can’t wait to give it a spin.
If you're a Mac gamer who appreciates the old Blizzard classics, then you may want to think twice about upgrading to Lion just yet. Blizzard has announced that some of its older games will not run natively in Mac OS X 10.7.
Awesome name, awesome (yet familiar) concept: Trucks and Skulls is a physics puzzler, monster truck rally–style. Direct your monster trucks into skull fortifications, smashing them into little bits to gain big-time scoring. Trucks travel the “screamstrip ramp” when you drag the green wheel back with your finger or mouse. The distance back and angle of the wheel determine your truck’s speed and trajectory. Then you let go, and your trucks smash into skull forts and defenses, destroying everything in sight.
We're all a-flutter, all a-tingle, all ready for what tomorrow morning will bring when Steve Jobs kicks things off at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. Will he stun us with the iPhone 5 against all expectations? Or will it be all iOS 5 all the time, with glimpses of what the upcoming hardware can do? What about refreshes of other existing lines? We know he's gonna talk iCloud, Lion, and our favorite mobile operating system, but what else? What else? we cry!
And, yes, of course, we didn't let the grass grow under our feet, so just in case in all the WWDC hype, ya missed it, here's this week's bag o'goodies.
Independent games don't necessarily have the budget of their blockbuster counterparts, but their immediate availability, their usual open-source/developer friendly nature and their general kookyness keep us coming back for more. We picked out 9 of the best independent games we love clicking and mousing through on a constant basis. Try them out for yourself and expand your gaming palate beyond the typical first-person shooters and endless-patching RPGs.