Weekly Roundup 114

Weekly Roundup: We Can’t Wait to Settle the High Seas

New Civilization: Beyond Earth Expansion Coming to Mac and Linux Aspyr Media has announced that a new expansion for Civilization: Beyond Earth, titled Rising Tide, will be available for Mac and Linux users this autumn 2015. First Image of Warcraft Movie Orc Emerges Meet Orgrim, orc warchief and one of …


Overwatch Hanzo

More Overwatch Footage Shows Off Hanzo the Assassin

Blizzard is on a role lately with their gameplay videos showing off the various characters from upcoming team-based shooter Overwatch. The latest character to get the spotlight treatment is bow-wielding assassin Hanzo. Hailing from a clan of assassins, Hanzo is an offensively-focused character who specializes in the use of his Storm …


Telltale Games games

The Secret to Telltale Games’ Success

Telltale Games has slowly become a juggernaut in the world of narrative-based, episodic-gaming, working on franchises like Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead. And in a recent interview with MCV, their SVP of publishing Steve Allison explains what they do that makes licensing big properties such a success. One …


Overwatch McCree

New Overwatch Vid Shows Off Bounty Hunter McCree

Overwatch has what looks to be an incredibly colorful cast, what with robot monks, talking gorillas (as seen in the cinematic trailer), and, now, gun-slinging bounty hunters, as shown off by the latest character video from Blizzard. The bounty hunter goes by the name of Mad Dog McCree, and he’s got …


Apple Stormtrooper

Apple Was the Inspiration for New Stormtrooper Design

The upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature the iconic stormtroopers in all their white-clad glory when it hits theaters in December. However, sharp-eyed Star Wars fans will notice that, while the stormtroopers are clearly identifiable, their look has also been revamped. As it turns out, the inspiration behind …


Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm Enters Open Beta

If you’re a fan of both MOBAs and Blizzard games, then it’s time to get excited for Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard’s take on the MOBA genre. The game, which officially launches on June 2, has entered open beta status, meaning anyone can now give it a try. Some of the …


Pillars of Eternity screen

The Best Mac Games of 2015 (So Far)

Whether you’re into RPGs, sims, strategy games, action titles, or something else, there have been a lot of great games released on the Mac in 2015. But which ones are the best? Mac Gamer HQ recently tried to answer that question, and we think they’ve started with a pretty good list. …


Borderlands Pre-sequel screen

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Gets a New Update

A new update for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has just been released on Steam for Mac and Linux users and on the Mac App Store. The update adds a number of performance improvements and fixes a long list of bugs. Perhaps most important is that, since the update has been simultaneously …


WoW Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Take a WoW Selfie to Win a BlizzCon Ticket

If you’re a World of Warcraft player, you now have the opportunity to participate in Blizzard’s WoW Selfie Scavenger Hunt, with prizes ranging from Battle.net balance codes to a fully-paid trip for two to BlizzCon! All you have to do is visit the official Scavenger Hunt page each week, check out …


Orgrim Warcraft movie

First Image of Warcraft Movie Orc Emerges

Meet Orgrim, orc warchief and one of the main characters in the upcoming Warcraft movie. Wired recently posted a short piece with some details about Orgrim and the movie. Orgrim, who will be played by actor Robert Kazinsky, has been created by the team at Industrial Light and Magic who have …