While stage and screenwriters can now pen their latest opus using a laptop at any Starbucks instead of being chained to a desk, the creators of Final Draft are trying to modernize the experience even further by empowering a new generation of scribes armed with only an iPad. Final Draft Writer expands on the company’s earlier Reader app, a read-only offering that disappointed many screenwriters and playwrights. With Writer, words can now flow straight out of a writer’s head and into the iPad while remaining fully compatible with Mac and PC versions.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
With the Terminal 101 column, we’ve shown a lot of productive uses for the command line in OS X, but Terminal doesn’t have to be all about work. Today we'll show you how to use Emacs (Unix-based text editors) to play over 50 games, including classic Pong and Tetris. So, fire up the command line and for some good ol' fashioned text-based game fun.
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.
What do you call it when a company releases nearly identical levels of a game with a holiday theme? If you answered, “Obviously a free update, LOL, that’s what Doodle Jump does!” than you’d be sadly mistaken. Unless, of course, you’re actually talking about Doodle Jump.
Forget Farmville--in Restaurant Story, you get to see what happens to all those cutesy cows at the end of their journeys. Remember Betty, the little calf you named and watched wean in your little farm?
What are you doing in two hours? Well, that's cool, but it's not as cool as hanging out with us on Frag the Editor Friday. Check out what we're playing this week and join us at 4:00PM PDT/7:00PM EDT! Just send the editors a request in the game on on Game Center if you want to play, or come to our Steam group to see if we're playing Team Fortress 2.
This week the editors are playing the following:
Ray Aguilera - Strategery, Username: raguilera
Susie Ochs - Enigmo 2 and Words with Friends - Game Center - Username: sfsooz
Florence Ion - Fruit Ninja and Team Fortress 2 from 4:30 - 5:00PM PT
Roberto Baldwin - Enigmo 2 - Game Center - Username: strngwys
We’re ridiculously stoked on Game Center, and for good reason. It adds a new layer of depth to the App Store and it helps us fulfill our unending desire for achievements, no matter how ridiculous and truly worthless they may seem. This week, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best Game Center games that have multiplayer, and enable you to rack up all of those achievement points you’ve been waiting to add to your bucket list.
You’ve heard of cloud storage, but what about cloud gaming? OnLive lets you play 20-some games--including Windows-only titles--running on servers in data centers up to 1,000 miles away, streaming HD video to your Mac while you control the action with your mouse, keyboard, or Xbox 360 gamepad. Launched at this year’s E3, the long-awaited service is free for one year to the first wave of members, with an optional second year for $4.95/month (month-to-month, no commitment). OnLive is letting players into the service gradually, to make sure their data centers can handle the load, but you can sign up for the waiting list at onlive.com and you’ll get an invite when they’re ready for you.
A good dungeon crawler may drive you to the edge of insanity, but it’ll never get old and can always be reinvented. Case in point: Torchlight from Runic Games, available from Valve’s Steam for Mac digital storefront, combines the best elements of Blizzard’s classic Diablo titles with an accessible arcade style that makes it easy to create a character, upgrade their talents, and keep playing without interruptions.