Life is Strange Critically episodic adventure heading to Mac

Feral Interactive today announced that the award-winning episodic adventure game Life is Strange™ will be released on Mac soon. Created by Paris-based developer DONTNOD and published by Square Enix on console and Windows, Life is Strange has been highly praised by critics and fans alike for its moving narrative, stylish visuals and compelling system of choice and consequences. All five episodes will be available to play at launch.

Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price. The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.

“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing such a unique and captivating game to Mac and Linux,”

said David Stephen, Managing Director at Feral Interactive.

“Life is Strange tackles complex themes and asks a lot from its audience, but it gives back in spades. It’s a game that shouldn’t be missed.”

XCOM 2 Alien Hunters DLC Released

Alien Hunters, the second DLC pack for XCOM 2, is out now!

Available to buy separately, or as part of the Reinforcement Pack, Alien Hunters DLC features a narrative-driven mission, new weapons and armor, a new Hunter’s Lodge facility in the Avenger, plus three new “Ruler” alien units to combat.

Ruler aliens will show up at random during a campaign and they are highly intelligent: each has its own unique behavior and tactics. If you can’t take out a Ruler quick enough, it will escape to fight another day.

The four new weapons are one-of-a-kind.
There’s the Bolt Caster, a high damage single-shot weapon;

Hunter’s Axe, a powerful blade weapon that can be thrown at enemies or used to dispatch foes at close range;

Frost Bomb grenade, which can temporarily freeze targets;

ShadowKeeper pistol, which grants its user the Shadowfall ability, an ability that guarantees a hit and places its user in concealment if the target is killed.

Three new suits of armor can also be constructed, one from each of the alien Ruler corpses, and will endow the wearer with unique tactical abilities. The Icarus Suit, for example, is outfitted with powerful boosters enabling its wearer to fly around the map.

Alien Hunters is available from Steam and the Feral Store priced US $9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99.

For more information, please see the XCOM 2 mini-site. A launch trailer is available here.

Alien Hunters requires XCOM 2 to play and is available from Steam and the Feral Store.

If you already own the Reinforcement Pack or the XCOM 2: Digital Deluxe Edition, do not purchase this DLC separately as you will be charged for it.

XCOM 2 Gameplay Leaks on Twitch. Spoilers Ahead

Xcom 2 gameplay is started to leak out on the very popular Twitch.TV channel. If you’re interested in how the new Xcom is going to look head over to this channel before it’s potentially removed. The voice behind the gameplay seems to be Xcom expert BeagleRush who’s produced many YouTube videos but quite whether he’s breaking NDA by streaming a beta version of the game is anyones guess.

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EA Origin Gaming Platform Comes To Mac In An Alpha Version

Origin Gaming Alpha

Origin is Electronic Arts platform to enable PC users to download games to their systems. Today EA has announced Mac owners will be able to get in on the action in the form of an Alpha version of the Origin client. Don’t go rushing to the Origin website just yet tho.

To start with the Alpha is only being opened up to a “a few thousand” users in North America and Europe. You can get the client from the Origin web store’s demos page.

Also worth noting this is an Alpha and just in case you didn’t know those come before beta’s and can often come with their fair share of bugs. For those who get in on the action will be gifted with a free copy of PopCap’s word-forming puzzle game Bookworm in the My Games library. Even better news is that you can heel this after the final release

EA remarked that it hopes the existence of an Origin client for Mac will serve as a motivation for more of the company’s games to appear on the platform. That being the case, which ones would you like to see that aren’t already announced?

Welcome to the Origin for Mac alpha.
Thank you for agreeing to alpha-test Origin for Mac. Your input will help shape the best possible experience for future users.

Before downloading the alpha version, make sure you are on a Mac that has OS X 10.6.8 or newer with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Please note that the Origin Store tab is not yet live during this Alpha trial, but it will be live when we formally release the client. The service is currently in development, so functionality will be limited.

The mac sure is gaining some traction as a gaming system alongside home / office productivity. Steam has been around for a while now and with a competitor launching finally, we could see those AAA title’s heading to our Mac in a more timely fashion

Source (EA Origin Webpage )http://www.origin.com/us/news/origin-for-mac-the-alpha-starts-today-sign-up-now

Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition

Batman Arkham City Harley Quinn

Calling all BatFans, Arkham City may have been out on the PC and consoles for the best part of 8 months at the time of writing but with the Mac version you get all the released DLC content. I’ve streamed myself playing this on Twitch.tv for more hours than I care to remember. An amazing narrative and a killer ending that you have to see. Batman: Arkham City is a 10gb download from the App store.
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