The alternate reality game that has been running to promote the upcoming release of the highly anticipated game from Valve, Portal 2, has revealed some very interesting new concept art. Some images even reveal that Valve may have thought about significantly tinkering with the design of the main character.
We were very impressed by PopCap games huge $200,000 donation to Japan relief with their generous App Store sale earlier this month. However, (even though it's certainly not a competition) we were blown away when Valve announced today that they had raised $300,000 with a recent sale. What's more, the sale isn't even over yet. The items will be availabe for charity until April 6. Let's hit half a million!
Poor Atlas and P-Body. If the two videos released thus far are any indication, these poor plucky robot partners are going to be subjected to endless cruelty every week until Portal 2's official release on April 19. The latest video in their comedy series has the duo engaging in numerous "trust" activities which more often than not lead to their demise.
If you're not familiar with the Myth series, suffice to say that it's somewhat legendary among long-time Mac gamers. It stands next to Marathon as one of a very small catalogue of games that Mac gamers could hold over their PC-owning friends' heads back in the good old days. (Not coincidentally, they were developed by the same company, Bungie, who would later go on to join the Dark Side and make the Halo games for Microsoft.) Now, Project Magma, a group that works to keep the Myth series current, has announced that they are opening a public beta for their newest version, and they're seeking beta users to help bug-proof the code.
It's only the first day of GDC and already Valve (creator of the Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal franchises as well as Mac gaming supporter) is rolling out the big announcements. In a somewhat unclear press release sent earlier today, Valve announced plans for something called "Big Picture Mode." How exactly this new mode will work is unclear, but we do know that it is a program designed to allow PC and Mac gamers to play their games through their television (or other computer displays) with controllers.
In this week’s Game Time, we scour the dungeon floor of Gameloft’s newest mainstream creation and take a look at a few loveable indies that have been making big waves in the App Store. We've even got a nifty gallery after the fact!
Creation is the name of the game with Apple’s revolutionary iPad. Whether you’re creating beats, finger painting, or writing the next great American novel, users all over the globe use the iPad to create nearly as much as they use it to consume media. This week we take a look at three big games that’ll have you creating as much as any creation app in the App Store. The games we chose run the gamut—from spiritual to downright toxic.
Two days ago, the cool cats at PopCap Games released the long-awaited Bejeweled 3. The newly released title features beautiful, high-definition graphics, amazing sound and music, four additional game modes from its predecessor, and an unlock and achievement structure centering around 65 achievement badges to be earned through gameplay.
In short, your brain, Mac and free time once again belong to a Bejeweled game.
In spite of its sequel status, the core gameplay in Bejeweled 3 remains much the same as the original: shift the jewels around the board to form identically colored chains of three or more in order the clear the jewels, score points and move on to the next level. As classic as this may be, the designers over at PopCap went several steps further, dreaming up a slew of new games modes that both retain the core gameplay of the series (as well as its incredible simplicity) while adding in new ways to play and achievements to unlock.
Without further ado, here's what several hours of wonderfully wasted game time were able to divulge as to how best to play the new modes.
After a brief hiatus, GameTime is back and better than ever. This week we’re covering three awesome and supremely polished games. In case you missed it, last week we had an article where users could drop their Game Center IDs to make a few friends; though the contest is over, you can still make some friends here.
Attention Mac Gamers: The wait is over. Civilization V is now available! Thanks to the game porting magicians at Aspyr, Sid Meier's latest creation is now available in all of its turn-based empire building glory. No matter whether you're an old hand at the game or new to its addictive turn-based gameplay, the latest iteration of the Civilization franchise has something for everyone. With streamlined city and civics management options, a refined technology tree and a fresh-faced combat system, the game is a strategy gamer's dream come true.