Author: Ric Molina

Dawn of War 3’s Mac version coming on June 8

Right on the heels of Mafia 3, another AAA game is about to hit MacOS. Feral Interactive just announced real-time strategy game, Warhammer 4,000: Dawn of War 3, is coming to Mac and Linux on June 8, 2017. These are excellent news. First, because it’s the first Dawn of War game since 2009. Second, because it will be released on Mac less than two months later than the Windows version. Some games take years to come to the Mac. If they come at all… Death comes for all: On June 8th, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III arrives on...

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Did Apple just kill Mac Gamer HQ?

In one swift move, Apple didn’t almost kill just Mac Gamer HQ, it nearly killed tens of websites that exist for the sole purpose of promoting their ecosystem. How could that be? It all started on April 24, when Apple announced it would reduce the commissions it pays on App purchases from 7% to 2.5%, effective May 1st. Almost a two-thirds cut. If you’re part of the iTunes Affiliate Program, each time a purchase is made using your affiliate link, Apple gives a commission. The buyer pays the normal price and the affiliate gets a cut from Apple, a win-win...

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Mafia 3 for Mac Finally Released – Exclusive Reveal

Aspyr has finally released Mafia 3’s Mac version. The game is available today, May 11, 2017. And it supports Apple’s Metal API, making this Aspyr’s Metal title. This information comes straight from Aspyr, who agreed to let Mac Gamer HQ share this information exclusively. You can download Mafia 3 from the Mac App Store: It’s 1968 and after years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. Now back home in New Bordeaux, Lincoln is set on escaping a criminal past. But when his surrogate family, the black...

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Apple is NOT lowering app affiliate commissions

Update: Apple has officially clarified the situation, and indeed, just as I discovered when directly contacting the iTunes Affiliates team, the change only applies to in-app sales: We’d like to clarify some changes being made to the Affiliate Program. Commissions for all iOS in-app purchases will be reduced from 7% to 2.5% globally, and all other content types (including music, movies, books, paid iOS apps and TV) will remain at the current 7%. For more information on commission rates, please see our Getting Started Guide. I appreciate the news but seen how they scared the hell out of content producers depending on...

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Total War: Warhammer for Mac is Finally Available

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: Warhammer stays true to the Total War formula and combines a turn-based campaign with real-time battles. Except the game dives into fantasy for the first time and includes “gigantic monsters, flying...

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