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.
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.
One of the best small-scale games currently available on the Mac App Store and Steam just got a ton of free new downloadable content.
The legendary puzzle-platformer Edge is now getting a huge 40 level update complete with other new content, absolutely free. If you haven't yet checked out Edge, now is a great time to do so. It doesn't look like much, but the game is an amazing achievement. We're currently working on our rave review of the iOS version right now.
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.
Good Mac gaming news like this doesn't come along every day, folks, so cherish this. Word has reached our ears that Grand Theft Auto III will be in the Mac App Store today, and that its sequels (Vice City and San Andreas) will follow shortly.
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.