Yeah, we were pretty excited that Tim Cook was visiting Valve headquarters as Apple is really rocking out the gaming world lately. And yeah, we were pretty deflated when Apple went and shot down that rumor. But there were other things rocking out this week, so go take a peek.
Over the past eight years, Valve has perfected digital PC-game distribution through its storefront and community client, Steam. The service's importance to Mac gamers is huge -- remember when you needed a Windows rig to play Half-Life 2 or Team Fortress 2? Or try your hand at virtualization, or dual booting? Well, if recent rumors are true, the business relationship between Valve and and our favorite Cupertino company could be expanding.
Headlining this week’s cadre of awesome titles is the bizarre Pizza vs Skeletons, a game about a giant pizza squashing things and crushing entire buildings -- which is pretty much the most outstanding concept for a game we’ve ever heard. But that’s not all. We’ve also got details on rComplex, a stellar-looking Canabalt-esque platformer, and Valve’s new Steam iOS app.
Sure, Steam's new iPhone app is still a closed beta product, but you didn't think that'd stop us from giving you a taste, did you? After using the app to spend a few quality hours chatting, reading, surfing Steam's extensive catalog for bargains, and (of course) buying a few new games, we took a break for just long enough to put together this comprehensive gallery showcasing the application's key features.
After you've taken a closer look at what the app has to offer, we're almost certain that you'll agree that for gamers, the arrival of the Steam app is long overdue and has been well worth the wait.
Valve just annouced that it's launching a beta release of the Steam application for your iOS and Android device. The app will enable gamers to chat with their Steam friends, browse communities they're a part of, peruse user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for available on Steam, and check up on the latest game-related news.
Bored? Looking for something new to put a little excitement into your life? Why not try out a freemium game? Here are five of Mac’s top free-to-play titles that are worth their free content -- and some of your coin, too.
Even if you have a killer video game that's flying off both the physical and digital shelves, it never hurts to throw some freebies to the players who love it.
On October 4th, Valve released the first free downloadable content pack for its Portal 2 puzzle game. The additional content, which streams in as an update to the Mac OS X steam client, comes in at over one gigabyte in size and includes both single player and cooperative challenge modes as well as a slew of unlockable levels and challenges to feed your Portal 2 obsession.
Valve, creators of games like Half-Life and Counter-Strike, as well as technologies such as Steam and Source, announced that a free DLC update for Portal 2 will be released on October 4.
The free DLC, titled “Portal 2: Peer Review”, will roll out across all regions on Steam, Xbox Live, and PSN. It will be available as a download for owners of Portal 2 on PS3 and Xbox 360, and will be automatically downloaded via Steam on PC and Mac.