In case it’s not already apparent, physical media for entertainment is on the endangered species list. Following Netflix in their attempts to ditch optical discs in favor of streaming, GameFly has just announced their intentions to do the same with the launch of a digital gaming distribution platform later this year.
Other Mac games should prepare to cower in fear as the “ass-kicking, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and babe-lovin’” action hero Duke Nukem will finally be arriving on the Mac this summer to save “Earth and our babes from hordes of invading aliens.”
You've got your Mac and your Steam games and they're awesome, but you also want to put your saved Steam games over to a new hard drive without having to download multiple gigabytes of data. So the question is as follows: What's the best way to go about this? Read on to find out!
Shoot two portals -- enter through one, exit through the other. That’s the main principle of the Portal franchise, and that mockingly simple premise defies the incredibly complex game mechanics in Valve’s second outing with the Portal gun. Plus, this time around you can add motion-detecting turrets, tractor beams, “thermal discouragement beams” (AKA lasers), bridges made of light, and gels that affect your momentum, jump height, and portal placement to the mix. That’s Portal 2.
Today's Wednesday and you know what that means: it's time for Valve to release another one of their popular game titles for the Mac platform. Today, Valve is launching Counter-Strike: Source and Mac users can now engage in this dashing, daring and downright tricky multiplayer shootout. The Mac version allows cross-platform play--much like Team Fortress 2--and this particular update also makes achievements, stats and engine updates available to Macs users via Steam.
Valve will be offering a 66% discount on Counter-Strike: Source. So what're you waiting for? Go and get it, and we'll see you for Frag the Editor Fridays.
Valve’s seminal shooter series brilliantly blends platforming and puzzle solving into its action. Sadly, most folks are still waiting for a conclusion to the killer cliffhanger at the end of the second pseudo-sequel, Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Fortunately, Mac gamers have plenty of catching up to do. Half-Life 2 is a pretty straightforward first-person shooter, but it has some nitty gritty stuff worth knowing. Check it out after the cut!
Thought the recent onslaught of Steam for Mac titles were the end of the story? Think again -- the invasion is just ramping up, with a second wave of titles now available, including the first cross-platform, multiplayer games.
It's the moment you've all been waiting for, Apple faithful. Valve's digital distribution client, Steam, is now officially live for the Mac OS X operating system. If you'd rather skip the story and get to downloading the application, click to get the link after the jump.