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It was about time: New Macs will be announced on October 27
October 20, 2016
It was about goddamn time. Apple will finally reveal new Mac on October 27.
The keynote invitations are out and it makes it clear: It's finally the Mac's turn. The keynote will take place on Wednesday at 10AM PT at Apple HQ and most expect the reveal of the redesigned MacBook Pro.
Early spy shots have revealed so far:
- A thinner design
- 4 USB-C ports
- The new OLED touch bar at the top of the keyboard
- Built-in Touch ID
Given how long it has been since Apple update it's Mac lineup, everything is possible. They could also announce upgrades to the MacBook Air, iMac or the now three year old "new" Mac Pro.
Will Apple finally catch up?
I do hope they will bring the big guns, as the Mac has never felt so abandoned by Apple. I get it, iOS makes more money, but that's not a good enough reason to drop the ball like this. Macs used to be high-performance machines for Pro users. Today, they can't even keep up with the latest processors... Some fear that Apple will slowly push us to the iPad Pro and slowly kill the Mac.
I hope Apple will prove them wrong next week.
Via Cult of Mac.
October 20, 2016
Great news: Mad Max is finally available on Mac starting today, October 20, 2016.
The announcement comes straight from Feral Interactive, the studio in charge of Mad Max for Mac and Linux.
Mad Max is an action-adventure game based on the Mad Max films and comes from the creators of the Just Cause series. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland and asks you to seek revenge on a gang of raiders. It also features car combat, exploration, and upgrades.
Tyranny, Obsidian's latest RPG, is coming to Mac soon
October 19, 2016
So glad to hear that Obsidian's next game is almost here. But can you blame me when their previous work was the stellar Pillars of Eternity?
Anyway, Tyranny is coming to Mac, Linux, and Windows on November 10, 2016 and I can't wait.
In case this is the first time you hear about this exciting RPG, this is a good summary:
The grand war between good and evil is over – and the forces of evil have won. The Overlord’s armies dominate the face of the world, and its denizens must find their new roles within the war-torn realm. Players will roam the world as an officer of the Evil forces, empowered to act as both judge and executioner.
The preorders are now open, but as always, I advice against it. Too many Mac versions of games have disappeared at the last minute...
Don't forget to keep an eye on the official Mac gaming calendar to stay up-to-date.
Via Public Access Gaming.
October 11, 2016
Do you remember the times when you could only find Mac games at Apple Stores? It was generally on the bottom rack, where the boxes would just sit there and gather dust.
Nowadays, you can download Mac games from nearly every digital store out there. If it offers Windows games, it probably offers Mac games too. Hell, you can even find *free *games when you know where to look.
Unfortunately, many stores are not clear on whether they are selling the Mac version of a game, the Windows version, or both.
To save you some time and prevent you from accidentally buying a game that won’t work on your Mac (been there myself), I’ll share with you the best places to download games for Mac.
Oculus Rift has new minimum requirements. I guess Mac support can be resumed right?
October 10, 2016
A few months ago, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey famously said that Oculus Rift would support Macs "when Apple makes a good computer". That was hard to digest, but given the extremely high system requirements the Oculus had at the time, it was hard to argue.
He went on to say: "It just boils down to the fact that Apple doesn’t prioritize high-end GPUs. You can buy a $6,000 Mac Pro with the top of the line AMD FirePro D700, and it still doesn’t match our recommended spec."
Well, last week they announced new minimum system requirements thanks to a technology called Asynchronous Spacewarp, which promises to double frames per second .
New minimum system requirements are as follow:
- Nvidia 960 or greater (down from Nvidia GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater)
- Intel i3-6100 / AMD FX4350 or greater (down from Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater)
- 8GB+ RAM (same)
If a $500 entry-level Windows-PC can handle this so could an iMac. Does this mean Oculus support for Mac will be finally resumed Oculus?
Don't have Tomb Raider yet? It's incredibly cheap on Feral's store right now
October 9, 2016
It's no surprise Tomb Raider is one of my favorite adventure games on Mac. While we still pray that Rise of the Tomb Raider will someday come to the Mac, you can grab this excellent game for $4.99. You read that right.
Head over to Feral's Store to grab your Mac (or Linux) copy. You have until October 13.
October 5, 2016
Another rumor is finally confirmed. Mad Max is officially coming to Mac on October 20, 2016.
The confirmation comes straight from Feral Interactive, the studio in charge of Mad Max for Mac and Linux.
Mad Max is an action-adventure game based on the Mad Max films and comes from the creators of the Just Cause series. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland and gives players control of Max Rockatansky as he seeks revenge on a gang of raiders.
October 5, 2016
Excellent news, Aspyr Media is bringing Civilization 6 to the Mac.
We first heard about Civilization 6’s Mac version from developer Firaxis back in May, but Aspyr just revealed they are in charge of the Mac port.
Aspyr didn’t share a potential Mac release date, but if Civilization: Beyond Earth is any indication, it should closely follow Windows’ release on October 21, 2016.
September 30, 2016
When Apple announced Metal for macOS at the 2015 WWDC keynote, I was super excited.
Metal was a set of 3D tools that should optimize GPU usage and maximize the graphics potential of your Mac. It sounded like a dream come true for gamers and developers alike. The thing that could take Mac gaming to the next level.
But then the year went by and nothing happened. It all started to sound like a marketing gimmick that wouldn’t change a thing.
Until Blizzard updated World of Warcraft to support Metal and performance took off (61% faster to be exact). Soon after, Feral Interactive confirmed Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will support it too. It seems Apple just needed a little more time.
But to better understand how important Metal can truly be for gaming, I decided to sit down with Andy Wood, Head of Commercial at Feral Interactive, and ask a few questions. After all, who knows Mac gaming better than Feral Interactive?
September 29, 2016
Hot on the heels of their Deus Ex: Mankind Divided announcement, Feral Interactive just released a new game:
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 for Mac and Linux.
The classic real-time strategy game, along with the Chaos Rising and Retribution expansions, were released today, September 29.
Developed by Relic Entertainment for Windows, Dawn of War games are some of the most famous strategy games ever created. You can download Dawn of War 2 and all the Expansions from the Mac App Store.
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