Well, it's not exactly the Half-Life 3 announcement that fans were looking for, but this announcement is still plenty huge. Valve has announced that they are currently working on the next game in the ultra-popular Counter-Strike series.
In case it’s not already apparent, physical media for entertainment is on the endangered species list. Following Netflix in their attempts to ditch optical discs in favor of streaming, GameFly has just announced their intentions to do the same with the launch of a digital gaming distribution platform later this year.
Not only will Valve finally be revealing Defense of the Ancients 2 at Gamescom in Germany next month, but they will also be holding a DotA 2 tournament for the best DotA players in the world, with the winner taking home $1 million.
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.
Nate Birkholz, Lead Producer of City of Heroes (and a once-upon-a-time Mac gaming guru) gave us a walkthrough of the new City of Heroes Freedom. The new franchise is a hybrid MMO, meaning that it's got both free-to-play and paid content. Check out the video for more information, and be sure to stop by the NCSoft booth for a quick demo of the game.
Steam's Summer Sale is now underway! In the latest bi-annual killer game sale from Valve's Steam digital download service, the deals look hot and steamy, as per usual.
Sale runs every day through July 10th and you can check them out straight from the application. This year, it's a Summer Camp theme, including a prize booth where you can cash in tickets earned playing selected games for swag...kind of like ski ball on the New Jersey boardwalk, but with better swag.
Other Mac games should prepare to cower in fear as the “ass-kicking, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and babe-lovin’” action hero Duke Nukem will finally be arriving on the Mac this summer to save “Earth and our babes from hordes of invading aliens.”
If you love Portal 2, but have been finding it hard to truly express your feelings then this may just be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Valve announced today that they'll be launching a music video contest where users will have to craft a new video for The National's Exile Verify which is featured in Portal 2.
There are still a lot of people out there who write off Free-to-Play games as trash, but a major theme in gaming over the past two years has been the maturation of the F2P model. While it may have been true only a few years ago that F2P games were generally of lower quality than full-priced games, these days that couldn't be further from the truth. The latest sign that the genre/model is coming into its own is Valve's announced support for F2P games on Steam.
If you're a fan of old 1970s car chase movies like Bullitt, then Driver: San Francisco should really be on your radar. It's essentially an interactive version of all those great scenes, and it's coming out for Mac OS X on August 30. We're not sure if the game will be as amazing as its inspiration, but it's pretty hard to imagine that we wont have a blast tearing up the streets of Mac|Life's hometown of San Francisco.