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  • 22Dec

    ‘BioShock 2’ on the way for Mac

    Feral Interactive, who are the masters of bringing games to Mac, is adding another title to their growing inventory — BioShock 2. The title, a sequel to BioShock (which Feral has already brought to the other OS), will go on sale January 2012. The game allows you to play as one of the iconic Big Daddy characters on a quest to escape Rapture, which has recently been repopulated with Little Sisters following the kidnapping of multiple little girls from communities nearby the undersea city. The Mac version of the game also features the multiplayer mode found in the console and PC versions of the game, where players take part in the civil war that ultimately tore Rapture to pieces before the first game. “BioShock 2 shows Rapture in a completely new light,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “By allowing players to be a Big Daddy, it explores

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  • 12Sep

    ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ will augment your Mac this winter

    Feral Interactive announced today that they’re in charge of the Mac release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. This release will be out “this winter,” so either late this year, or early next. “We are delighted to partner with Feral, a leading expert in development for the Mac platform, to bring the acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Mac players, ” said Stephane D’Astous, general manager of Eidos-Montreal. “The game presents a powerful vision of a dystopian future, and we’re excited that gamers will now be able to experience it on the Mac.” We’ll know a more concrete release date in the future. Follow

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  • 19Oct

    Macgamestore accepting “Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy” pre-orders

    Popular Mac game retailer Macgamestore is now taking pre-orders for a collection of the Mac versions of Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. These three games will be together in limited edition packaging, and they’ll ship November 22. Luckily, they’ve provided summaries and hardware specifications for the titles, so, just in case you’ve been under a rock this decade – here they are. If you still haven’t made the jump to Leopard or Snow Leopard, now might be the time. Grand Theft Auto III: The fifth game in the series overall and the one that introduced players to the famous in-game environment of Liberty City, it is widely considered one of the most important video games in history due to the popularity it generated for the open-ended gameplay style of the GTA franchise. In the game you play an unnamed character

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  • 25May

    Half-Life 2 Arrives for Mac Tomorrow

    Everyone’s been expecting it, especially since it was one of the Valve titles repurposed for teasing Steam for Mac OS X: the science-fiction epic FPS Half-Life 2 will be available tomorrow as part of the third weekly update for the new Steam platform. The announcement was done in style, as Valve tends to do. They created a trailer duplicating the iconic “1984” Mac commercial, but added their own touch, including Alyx Vance throwing a crowbar at Breen. The video’s been embedded below. The message, however, remains the same. You now have a choice for your Valve gaming experience. Or at least for some parts of it. Episodes 1 and 2 will also be available. They will retail for 30% off the usual price. The Half-Life 2 (and the Episodes) will feature new Steam Achievements, as well as the addition of the cloud saves service. You can save your game and

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  • 29Apr

    Steam for Mac Dated

    Valve’s Steam content delivery service has an official arrival date for the Mac – May 12. Good news for anyone that’s been waiting on it, like several GA staff members. It will run natively on the operating system, according to reports. We will let you know when we know more, including minimum system specs and what games will be available at launch for Mac users. Follow

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  • 29Mar

    Pricey iPad Apps

    We have become an app nation. There are app for all varieties of smartphones, but once we hear the word app we think “Apple”. Of coursewith the new launch of the new iPad next month, the new apps are just flooding in. Yet, after shelling out so much dough for the 3g version, the data package, you should have enough for a few apps right? Well, maybe not. Some of the apps for the new iPad have the potential to be a bit pricey.  For example the Wall Street Journal will charge $17.99 a month for access to their iPad version. 17 dollars? It’s that a little obscene? Since other online versions cost a little less. Are you willing to pay monthly charges for an app? Or is there no limit to your app love? Source: Shiny Shiny Follow

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  • 08Mar

    Your Mac is About to Get a Little Steam-ier

    Mac users, rejoice! Finally, you’re going to get something to play besides The Sims and Spore! No more dual-booting, either! Steam – Valve’s digital content delivery service – is coming to the Mac! Valve’s game library (including Left 4 Dead 2, the Half-Life series, and Team Fortress 2) will be making its way onto the new platform starting this April. And they won’t just be emulated Windows versions, either. “We looked at a variety of methods to get our games onto the Mac and in the end decided to go with native versions rather than emulation,” said John Cook, Director of Steam Development. “The inclusion of WebKit into Steam, and of OpenGL into Source gives us a lot of flexibility in how we move these technologies forward. We are treating the Mac as a tier-1 platform so all of our future games will release simultaneously on Windows, Mac, and the Xbox 360. Updates for

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  • 26Jan

    Covering It Live: The Apple Tablet Announcement

    Hi, all! Since it’s incredibly likely that Apple will be announcing their tablet tomorrow, we’re putting up a CoverItLive event to get the news out in semi-real time. Come back tomorrow at 10:00 Pacific/1:00 Eastern for live coverage of the press conference and thoughts from me. UPDATE: CoverItLive is DOWN. Repeat, the system is down. Resume refreshing Engadget (in another tab!), and I’m doing my best to get back in.

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  • 15Jan

    BOOM! Help Flo Rebuild With Diner Dash 5

    Playfirst announced that a brand new Diner Dash game is coming to PC and Mac this February. When Flo’s Diner explodes, it is up to you to rebuild a completely customizable diner. With over a thousand possible combinations do discover, you will run your diner, collecting tips and making as much as you can in order to make it completely your own. Playfirst promises that once players reach the final stage, they will be in for a great surprise. Diner Dash 5: BOOM! will be released as a Collector’s Edition for $19.99 on Feb 16th and will include: 5 Advanced levels of exclusive Diner Dash 5: BOOM! game play, Strategy Guide Walkthrough to reach expert level, Behind the Scenes Digital Art Book (sketch art and production concepts), Animated Screensaver and Wallpapers, and the “Flo Over Time” Historical Retrospective. A standard edition of the game will be released for $6.99 about

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  • 19Sep

    Macintosh Computer given to Gene Roddenberry to be Auctioned

    Celebrity memorabilia has a tendency to be auctioned off. Sometimes it’s for charity, or it can be for financial gain for the celebrity. This auction is for a Macintosh computer that was given to Gene Roddenberry. The original computer was a Macintosh 128 computer, given to Gene Roddenberry by Apple Computer, Inc which has been upgraded to a Macintosh Plus by Apple. This auction also includes a signed letter of provenance from Gene Roddenberry’s son, Rod. The auction itself will be taken place on October 8th and 9th 2009 with an estimated sale price of $800-$1200. For those of you interested in having this piece of a technology used by one of the most influential creators of science fiction, the worldwide bidding begins at 12:00 PM (noon) on  both days. Your bid can be placed either in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet at: Follow

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