Sonic the Hedgehog was Sega’s answer to Nintendo’s Mario showcasing exactly what the Megadrive could do back in the day and spawning the urban legend of “burst processing”. It is crazy how excited we get about turning the latest technology into throwback machines but we do it.
Things are looking great so far this year for gaming on the Mac. First Xcom 2 (review coming soon) and no Feral have dropped the news that Sleeping Dogs: The Definitive Edition will be available on Steam and via the Mac App Store.
Fair to say that the PC release of Batman: Arkham Knight was nothing shortly of shambolic. Issues from day 1 including poor frame rates, buggy game play and well basically a mess. So it’s no surprise to hear that Batman: Arkham Knight wont be released on the Mac after all
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.
It’s good to see more and more top flight games coming over to the Mac these days. It’s still not a strong platform in terms of gaming but with this and X Com 2 coming out in February, Mac gamers are going to have a busy spring period.
Ah Twitch.TV you really are a pleasure pain experience. This weekend was chock full of pain as users were reporting wrong users names were appearing when chatting. At first instance it looked like Twitch had been hacked but this wasnt the case. Still when chatting undersomeone elses name is a bit of a cause for concern.
Hot on the heel of the mac release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the mac, The turn-based strategy game will be available for the iPhone (4S and 5), iPad (Mini, 2 and 3rd Generation) and iPod Touch 5th Generation from June 20.
Sweetness personified. Xcom has made it to the Mac. Available through the XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Elite Edition contains bonus material those other systems didn’t get at launch.
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
Highly rated for on the PC and Console market, Borderlands 2 for the Mac has been around for a while now but there’s no better time to purchase or indeed gift it to someone, or say a review blog, with a lovely 25% discount available from the
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.
Dear Game Developers, usually your tie in’s suck. I mean so bad you should give up developing games and go and do something a bit more worthy of your skills.. something like develop for the Android Platform because that’s what you deserve after the Family Guy Game. South Park: The Stick Of Truth trailer “will be written and sung about on youtube for days to come”
The Mac Beta client is available immediately for all Guild Wars 2 players. It shares the same features and connects to the same live game servers as the PC client. Anyone who purchases Guild Wars 2 can now play it on both PC and Mac. All you need is an active Guild Wars 2 account to download the Mac Beta client. Source : Guild Wars 2