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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.
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).
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.
►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.
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. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A cool recap with all the latest Mac gaming news
June 12, 2016
Jon from MacGameCast just released a cool video with all the noteworthy Mac gaming news, including releases, reveals and more. If you rather get your reviews in an easy to watch 4-minute video, definitely check it out.
You can find more of Jon's work at MacGameCast.
June 10, 2016
Hitman’s Mac version is coming, at least according to recent leaks.
And this is the latest Hitman, the stealth / assassination game released in 2016 for Windows and consoles.
This latest adventure puts you back in the shoes of Agent 47 and asks you to perform hits on high-profile targets all over the World. Hitman comes in episodes and only three out of seven total episodes are available so far.
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