Well, the big Black Friday sale day is upon us. If you've been out this morning beating back hordes for physical bargains on flat screen TVs and whatnot, this will come as a welcome respite. Cheap prices and no lines, no shortages, no riots. And if you skip the whole retailer madness on principal or for other reasons, you can still grab some sweet deals right here still.
If gaming's your thing, you'll be pleased to know that today marks the start of Steam's annual holiday sale, and there's a hefty crop of Mac games waiting to be purchased for discounts as deep as 75 percent. In some cases, that means a couple of bucks; in others, it means you'll end up saving dozens of dollars.
Q-Games' PixelJunk series has always strived for simplicity in both its mechanics and monikers, but the title assigned to PixelJunk Shooter has long seemed a bit off. First released on PlayStation 3 in 2009, the methodical, puzzle-tinged adventure lacks the kind of frantic, intense edge you might expect based on its branding, but the freshly-ported Mac experience still quietly captivates with its smart challenges and offbeat presentation.
When PixelJunk Monsters debuted as a downloadable PlayStation 3 game in early 2008, it proved a real diamond in the rough – and something of a revelation. This was before tower defense games exploded in popularity, and still months before we had an App Store, let alone one eventually filled with numerous great genre options. To see a game mine such rich strategic complexity out of a simple approach was so impressive at the time, and I fondly recall pumping dozens of hours into the game, alternating between extreme emotions of glee and rage as I stared into the cartoonish glow.
Looks like Apple picked the right time to launch its iTunes Radio based on the streaming-music numbers (and to think how everyone said Cupertino should have done it sooner). A long-lost app returns to the App Store, the Activation Lock feature gets some serious testing, a sneaky bit of malware is making the rounds, and Google Maps makes it to the iPad at long last. That and more, just step right this way.
You want to make the grade this week, Apple Refurbs? You have to bring at least $200 savings to this party. We aren't looking at anything lower than big slices off the ticket. So if you're looking to save some serious dough (and you can turn around and get software, cases, accessories, whatever with your savings), then you've come to the right place.
The Steam Summer Sale is in full swing, meaning this is your best opportunity to get the greatest games for Mac OS X at prices that would make a bargain bin ashamed. Alas, while our selection still isn't as diverse as it is for folks who play their games on the PC, there's still a huge sampling available to keep you busy through the summer. We've saved you some trouble and found some of the best offers, which you can check out after the jump.
It's that time again. Well, maybe. Possibly. The annual Steam Summer Sale, the sales event for game enthusiasts who like their interactive adventurers served on Mac OS or Windows rather than consoles, could pop up as early as tomorrow. And if you've never checked it out, you should. For the span of about 10 days, the popular digital distribution platform knocks up to 95 percent off some of gaming's best titles, with prices far better than you'll find in used games outlets like GameStop.
There's nothing gamers like better than updates to their favorite titles -- especially when it's new cross-platform support for Borderlands 2 for Mac, or rumors of a possible Xbox event being held next month.
Mac gaming has come a long way in the last couple of years, thanks to the increasing popularity of the platform and viability of digital storefronts like Steam and the Mac App Store. In particular, 2012 delivered not only a larger volume and wide array of releases, but also quicker ports and many same-day releases as on PC and other platforms. There's never been a better time to be a Mac gamer, and if you're looking to catch up on the year's best releases, we have 10 sizzling experiences ready to captivate until 2013's titles take hold.