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Author: Steven Marx

Life is Strange on Mac: Can you run it?

Storytelling adventure games have been having a good run lately. Led by the choose-your-own-adventure games from Telltale Studios, these games have shown that there is a market for games that involve more than shooting everything in sight. Life is Strange is probably the most famous in this genre not from Telltale. An original story told in five episodes, Life is Strange is especially known for its relatable characters and choices that have real effects on the story.  Mac App Store On this review: Is it any good? The Test The Results System Requirements Final Thoughts You play as...

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Rust is officially coming to Mac tomorrow

Facepunch Studios has announced that their MMO survival game Rust is leaving Steam Early Access tomorrow, on February 8. Leaving Early Access is always an exciting step, and Rust joins Ark: Survival Evolved as one of the few cross-platform survival MMOs. When Rust for Mac leaves Early Access, the price will go up to $34.99 from $19.99, so if you’ve been debating, there’s no time like the present. You can grab yourself a copy from Humble Bundle: Like most MMO survival games, in Rust, you start out naked and alone, unless you bring friends (more on this below). You explore,...

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MacOS Metal games: The Definitive List

When Apple announced Metal for MacOS it promised a new era in Mac gaming performance. Unfortunately, almost two years passed before we saw the payoff, and aside from hating to wait, it also led to delayed top-tier games while companies had to wait until the API was mature enough to implement. In the spring of 2017, the wait was finally over and an avalanche of both AAA and excellent independent MacOS Metal games quickly followed. The only downside: if a game requires Metal support, it will need a Mac from 2012 onwards, except MacBooks (2015 or later) or Mac...

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The 20 Best Mac Games of 2017

Here at Mac Gamer HQ, we spend a lot of time talking about how great the gaming situation is on the Mac. But this year, oh boy, it could go down as the greatest year for Mac gaming since OS X was introduced. And for better or worse, it all comes down to Apple’s new graphics API: Metal. Introduced as Mac gaming’s savior, Metal clearly lacked important features that caused the delay of several Mac ports. By the end of 2016, it seemed like Metal could become Mac gaming’s doom... But after steady updates, in the spring of 2017...

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Gone Home Mac Review

In the current gaming world, it often seems like you have a choice between shooters and casual games, with the occasional RPG and Sim thrown in. In the last few years, however, story-based games seem to be making something of a comeback. Made famous in the mid-1990s by Myst, point-and-click adventure games had a good run before shooters overtook them a few years later. Recently we’ve begun to see more of these, some coming from more of a graphic novel background with a choose-your-own-adventure feel (i.e. Telltale’s Walking Dead) and others more traditionally in the vein of Myst, although...

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