Companies that support Mac gaming are few and far between. Windows PCs tend to get all of the love when it comes to major gaming releases. Which is why Civilization V has been such an amazing experience for Mac gamers. Not only is it an amazing strategy game, but it also released on Mac fairly soon after the PC. Now the developer is releasing seven new downloadable content packs that bring the Mac version fully up to speed with the PC.
In what can safely be called a "cautionary tale," a young girl named Madison (currently attending second grade) racked up a gargantuan $1400 bill for her parents this week while playing Smurfs' Village - a Farmville-esque freemium online game. The item that caught her eye? Dozens of barrels of delicious, delicious smurfberries.
There's officially no good reason to pay more than 99 cents for any game on the App Store today. We always thought Valentine's Day was the kind of holiday that specialized more in cheap pink teddy bears than smartphone software, but apparently we were wrong. The past couple of weeks have been positively flooded with huge iOS video game sales from major publishers, and now Sega, Capcom, and Namco are getting in on the action. Some of their very best games are included so check out the full list.
John Carmack has created some of the greatest video games of all time. He's helmed successful companies, has more than twenty years of experience in the video game industry, pushed the boundaries of iOS gaming with the recent release of Rage. Oh, and he also moonlights as a rocket scientist as the lead engineer of his own aerospace company, Armadillo Aerospace. When this guy talks, people listen.
Apple lifers probably know the story of Marathon all too well at this point. The gaming series that made Mac gaming great in the mid-1990s could now possibly return on the iPad. However, the game's developer has reached a few roadblocks which are preventing the game's release as of now.
After lying dormant for seven years, EA has resurrected the NBA Jam franchise to raucous fan praise this past year. After a new HD version of the game was released late last year on consoles, the series will be migrating to yet another platform, the iPhone. The Fight Night series hasn't been inactive for nearly as long, but it too will be getting an iOS release.
Retro-inspired platformer, League of Evil, has been released on the App Store today. If you were ever a fan of retro classic, Mega Man, or modern classic Super Meat Boy then you'll definitely want to check this one out. At $0.99, this is an extremely cheap way to get your retro gaming fix.
Last week we took a sneak peak at Gameloft's latest high-profile iPhone experience, Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden. Now, after an some enigmatic pre-release hype, Sacred Odyssey is ready for public consumption. We won't know for sure until the review comes in, but this game looks very promising.
The often overlooked, but nonetheless fantastic, Baseball Superstars 2011 has officially gone "free" on the app store. Or as the app-saavy like to call it, "freemium." There will still be costs associated with playing the game, but they will appear in the form of optional purchases to enhance the existing play experience.