OnLive can already stream blockbuster games to your Mac or PC -- when we reviewed the service we called it "a water faucet for games." Now, the brand-new MicroConsole, which is available for preorder, is upping the ante by streaming those same games to your HDTV in glorious 1080p60 (or 1080i60 or 720p60) with killer stereo sound -- from a tiny piece of hardware that runs on just 6 watts of energy, less than a lightbulb.
In this episode of iOS Game Time, we surgically remove bits of glass, play bits of fiddle, and try and restore our little tribe to its once glorious nature. For information on Editor’s high score, please refer to last week (it's still active until we have a few more than two people sign up)! So without further ado, Game Time.
Forget the Beatles and the iTunes Store, if you were hankering for real-time strategy, today's the day that won't soon be forgotten. On Tuesday, Virtual programming announced the release of Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim for Mac OS X.
Set 500 years after the conclusion of its predecessor, Majesty 2 challenges you to complete a 16-mission campaign by hiring heroes who may be more interested in having a beer at a local tavern than in fighting monsters to help restore the kingdom of Ardania to its former glory.
It's Halloween, the most wonderful time of the year! Lots of candy, silly costumes, goblins and ghouls and a Left 4 Dead for Mac sale! Yes, the first Left 4 Dead has been finally released for Mac gamers everywhere. The co-op thriller is part of a special Halloween sale on Steam, which also includes 75% off of selective titles. Check it out!
From its cartoony graphics to the adorable grunts and hi-yahs of its protagonist, Mini Ninjas might feel like just another kids’ computer game. However, once we got past the tutorial and began battling some of the game’s equally adorable enemies, we found that Mini Ninjas’ storyline has real depth and the cut-scenes are more than just cheese.
Telltale Games has announced that it will release Back to the Future: The Game for the PC and Mac soon after the Blu-ray and DVD release of the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy on October 26. Great scott, that's tomorrow!
We enjoyed failing miserably at ridding the world of dastardly zombies so much last week, that we've decided to play Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam again this week. Come kick our booties!
Join us today at 4:00PM PDT by heading on over to the Mac|Life Steam Group and joining the group chat. We'll also be playing Day of Defeat Source and Half-Life: Deathmatch for those that aren't interested in doing a Co-op campaign.
There are two types of Mac gamers in the world: Those that love Sid Meier's outstanding series of Civilization games, and those who haven't played them yet. If you belong to either group, we're sure you'll be thrilled with the news that, according to a recent press release, the long-lauded series of games' latest iteration--Civilization V--is one step closer to making its Apple debut.
It's been months now since Valve's Steam cloud gaming client has been around for the Mac operating system, and we've noticed a generally happier disposition from the Mac gaming community--especially after they've managed to shoot our faces off in Frag the Editor Friday (never mind the fact that we're having a tough time getting through a whole campaign in Left 4 Dead 2). Valve has announced that Steam's year-over-year user growth has gone up 178% from last year.