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Hottest Mac gaming news | What Does the Future of Mac Gaming Hold?

August 26, 2016

I just wrote an article for the Rocket Yard blog where I tackle the very tricky question: What does the future of Mac gaming hold?

SPOILER ALERT: There's a big chance that Apple's is sentencing Mac gaming's future:

Apple’s best days are still ahead of it. Unfortunately, I can’t say I feel that confident when it comes to the Mac, and especially, Mac gaming.

On the one hand, the quantity and quality of Mac games continue to improve. Most of the best Windows PC games are available on Mac and indies increasingly support multi-platform games. But at the same time, the Mac itself is changing in ways that make gaming more difficult. The entire Mac line is moving to integrated graphics and Apple’s OpenGL support keeps getting worse each year.

Check it out and leave a comment. I would love to discuss this with you guys ;).

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Hottest Mac gaming news | Is Deux Ex: Mankind Divided Really Coming to Mac? [Leak]

August 25, 2016

It’s official, someone is working on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Mac version!

This is really exciting, as Mankind Divided is the follow-up to one of the best games you can play on Mac and one of the most anticipated first-person shooters this year.

Just like its predecessor, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a shooter that can be played in many ways. The game has strong RPG elements that let you customize your character and chose how you want to roll.

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Hottest Mac gaming news | The 20 Best MMORPGs for Mac you can play today

July 22, 2016

I bet you’ll agree with me on this one: It’s really hard to keep up with MMO games.

It’s tough to stay on top of the new games, pricing changes, abandoned games, etc. But don’t worry, this updated guide will give you a detailed overview of the best MMOs right now and answer the question: What is the best MMORPG for Mac?

As we sometimes want different things from Massive Multiplayer Online games (for example, many hate freemium games, but I think some are excellent), this list will be varied. They are all terrific Mac MMORPGs, but some are paid, some are free-to-play and some require a monthly subscription.

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Hottest Mac gaming news | Smite now available on Mac

July 13, 2016

SMITE, the free-to-play MOBA from Hi-Rez Studios, is finally available on Mac.

Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games are nothing new. League of Legends came out 7 years ago and is now one of the most played games worldwide. And every so often, a competitor creates a clone to hopefully get a slice of that cake.

SMITE is no clone. For starters, it’s played from a third-person action perspective, putting you in the heart of combat (instead of floating above it, a familiar feeling with most MOBAs).

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Life is Strange on Mac: Can you run it?

Hottest Mac gaming news | Life is Strange on Mac: Can you run it?

July 6, 2016

So what about we try something new around here?

You know my Mac gameplay videos. I've been doing them since forever and were my way to show the world that Macs can run games too.

The thing is, who cares about “the world”? I finally got over it, some will continue to say that Macs can’t play games, and that’s ok. From now on, I will focus on those of you who actually have a Mac and like playing games on it.

You want to know if your Mac can play the latest new game (or older classic). And that’s exactly what I will try to answer today.

I tested Life is Strange Mac version using my 2013 MacBook Air. Turns out, that’s a great Mac to benchmark the game. It’s not very powerful and it’s getting older. You can use these results as a reference point. If your Mac is older, than expect worse results, if it’s better, expect a better frame rate.

Ready?

►My Retina iMac's specs:

  • Model: iMac (Retina, 5K, Late 2014)
  • OS: OS X 10.10
  • CPU: 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 M290X (2 GB)
  • RAM: 8 GB

Footage recorded using Screenflow.

Hottest Mac gaming news | The Best Mac games of 2016 (so far)

July 1, 2016

I think you’ll agree with me when I say:

2016 is shaping up to be a great year for Mac gaming.

Every year, Mac gaming gets better, and 2016 is no exception. First of all, there’s the sheer quantity of new games released (did you know there are over 3,000 Mac games on Steam now?). Then there’s the high quality of the best games for Mac released so far.

The year is far from over, but 2016’s best Mac games are already impressive. Plus, the games planned for the remainder of the year are just as exciting.

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Watch Feral Interactive play Thief on Mac

Hottest Mac gaming news | Watch Feral Interactive play Thief on Mac

June 29, 2016

Tomorrow, Thursday 30th, Feral Interactive will be playing Thief for Mac. You can catch their streaming from 10am PDT here.

I love the way they're helping build a stronger Mac and Linux gaming community and I hope they'll continue their efforts. Plus, it's always fun to watch the creator (of the Mac port) play with its creation!

Bookmark their Twitch channel and I'll see you tomorrow.

Hottest Mac gaming news | Do not miss this, Limbo is currently free on Steam

June 22, 2016

You read that right, Limbo is currently free on Steam. And I don't mean free-to-play for the weekend or something like that, I mean completely free. Forever.

Given how good of a platformer it is ( I consider it one of the best Mac games out there), I suggest you go download it right now. If you don't like it, you can always delete it.

This is a limited-time offer and you only have 12 hours to go. You can get it here.

Hottest Mac gaming news | Life is Strange's Mac version now available

June 17, 2016

Life is Strange’s Mac version is now available on the Mac App Store.

Feral Interactive just revealed the big news and this should hopefully help us forget about the big F1 2015 disappointment.

Life is Strange is an episodic adventure game from developer DONTNOD and published by Square Enix. All five episodes are available at launch.

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Is the Steam controller for you?

Hottest Mac gaming news | Is the Steam controller for you?

June 12, 2016

Last Friday, I finally received my Steam controller. And by the end of that same day, I was requesting a refund.

Is the Steam controller that bad?

Of course it isn't. And I'm sure lots of people like it. But I didn't. Mainly because it feels weird. The built quality is not impressive, it's a pain to set up, and I was also missing my two thumbsticks. If you get one, expect to spend a while setting it up for each game you want to play. I rather have the simplicity of just plugging my Xbox 360 controller.

If you're wondering if the Steam controller is for you, this video will help you. This guy gets it and does a terrific job at explaining what this controller is supposed to do (and don't).

My recommendation: If you're looking for a controller for those games that don't feel right with a keyboard and mouse combo (like action, adventure or racing games), stick with a console-like controller.

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