Games, games, games. The more you play, the more you enjoy, the better you feel. Mac gaming hasn't always been a priority for game publishers, but with digital distribution platforms like Steam and the Mac App Store, the world's made it easier to buy a game, download it and then play it right away. So if you're ready for it, from free to five bucks to full-priced must-plays, here are 10 top-shelf games every Mac gamer should be playing right now.
Well, it's not exactly the Half-Life 3 announcement that fans were looking for, but this announcement is still plenty huge. Valve has announced that they are currently working on the next game in the ultra-popular Counter-Strike series.
Valve and The National have announced the winners of the Portal 2 "Exile Vilify" music video contest. The results were so close that they actually decided to award something of a tie, along with a gaggled of high-quality runner-ups.
Not only will Valve finally be revealing Defense of the Ancients 2 at Gamescom in Germany next month, but they will also be holding a DotA 2 tournament for the best DotA players in the world, with the winner taking home $1 million.
Steam's Summer Sale is now underway! In the latest bi-annual killer game sale from Valve's Steam digital download service, the deals look hot and steamy, as per usual.
Sale runs every day through July 10th and you can check them out straight from the application. This year, it's a Summer Camp theme, including a prize booth where you can cash in tickets earned playing selected games for swag...kind of like ski ball on the New Jersey boardwalk, but with better swag.
Gamers, you'll be pleased to know that Valve, creators of huge franchises such as Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Counter-Strike as well as technologies such as Steam and Source have now made Team Fortress 2 free to play. The announcement comes as part of the "Über Update."