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Guardians of the Galaxy is finally available on Mac
There you have it, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is now available on Mac.
The game was only a few days late, but it still made me nervous (the fact Telltale never replied to any of my 100 tweets helped). Getting a Mac port just a few days later than Windows is quite an accomplishment, but as pointed out by PAG, Telltale's Batman game and The Walking Dead: A New Hope are still missing on Mac.
I was worried Telltale had officially given up on MacOS.
Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mac system requirements are the following:
- OS: macOS 10.12 Sierra
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Storage: 3 GB available space
- Additional Notes: Requires Metal
As seen on the system requirements, Guardians of the Galaxy also requires Metal and I bet this is what's delaying Telltale's games. Metal blocked several Mac releases for months until it was properly updated with MacOS 10.12.4.
I'm glad to see Telltale supporting their latest game and I hope Batman and the newest The Walking Dead will follow soon.
Guardians of the Galaxy is the latest game from Telltale and another attempt to create a great episodic game using a popular franchise:
In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of the Guardians has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands.
You can grab the game on Steam.
19 years later, Starcraft becomes free-to-play
Originally released in 1998, the first Starcraft changed the real-time strategy genre for the better. It was a massive game that also helped develop online multiplayer and cemented Blizzard as one of the best video game developers out there, a title it still holds.
Now, nearly 20 years later, the monument to gaming that is Starcraft has become free to play for Mac and Windows-PC. And by free-to-play, I mean completely free, no micro transactions nor paid subscriptions. Don’t believe me? You can grab the original Starcraft and the Brood Ward expansion over here.
As Destructoid’s Brett Makedonski rightfully points out, this isn’t simply a good deed from Blizzard. This is a marketing effort to help promote their upcoming (and paid) Starcraft Remaster. But, hey, giving away the originals and remastering one of the games I played the most when I was a teenager are still great news.
So thank you for the gift Blizzard and hope that remaster will help such an amazing game survive for many more years.
It was disappointing when Total War: Warhammer was released on Windows with no signs of a Mac version. It was even worst when it was later announced for Autumn 2016 but never made it.
But Total War: Warhammer’s Mac version is finally available!
The Mac version of the game was released by Feral Interactive on April 18 and you can get it from the Mac App Store right now.
Don't miss Feral Interactive's big Easter sale
Feral Interactive is hosting a big Easter sale, full of Mac and Linux games.
And the discounts are significant too (I wouldn't bother you with a measly 20 or 30% discount!). Most games are 50% off:
- Alien: Isolation - The Collection - 50% off
- Dawn of War II - Master Collection - 50% off
- XCOM 2 - 50% off
- Grid Autosport - 50% off
Plus, when you buy directly from their store, you support them better than simply using Steam or the Mac App Store.
f you’re a Mac gamer and a fan of Role Playing Games (RPGs), you’ve never been at a loss for AAA titles.
Even during the dark days of the late 1990s/early 2000s, when we wondered whether gaming on the Mac would survive, top tier RPGs continued to be released on our favorite platform. Thankfully those dark days are long gone, but the pedigree of the best RPG games for Mac has continued unabated.
More recently the RPG genre seems to be undergoing a renaissance, thanks especially to Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites. New games, updates of classics, and innovative takes on the genre have all found crowdfunding success.
Of all game genres, Mac RPG games arguably provide the greatest embarrassment of riches, so much so that picking a top 10 is sure to leave some great games out in the cold. That said, we’re going to give it a shot (with a little cheating), and if we left your favorite RPG off our list, let us know in the comments.