Thursday saw the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops on the Mac. To many the frenzied multiplayer of this incredible game is brand new. For those of you that need an edge on veteran players waiting to frag any n00bs in a heartbeat, GameAgent has put together a multiplayer strategy guide to help you get a leg up on the competition. (more…)
Archive for September, 2012
Mac Gaming News
- The wait is finally over. Call of Duty: Black Ops and the Rezurrection Add-On Pack Hit the Mac yesterday!
- Humble Indie Bundle adds 4 more games! Now you can get 10 fantastic indie games for less than the cost of fast food. Only 4 days left so grab ‘em now.
- Rovio’s Angry Birds sequel Bad Piggies is only 2 days old and at the top of the download charts.
- Live in the UK? There’s a Social Gaming Summit happening in London in November.
- Torchlight II is available now. So far the reviews are very positive.
- There’s a new update on Wasteland 2 and it sounds well on its way!
- There’s a new Mac Game Store App, so check it out.
- Want a say in what games come out on Mac? Vote in Steam’s Greenlight!
- What were iPod games like before touch screens? Check out this great article about click wheel games!
- OS X 10.8.2 was released this week, including Facebook integration, tweaks to Messages and Game Center among other updates.
- Despite selling an impressive 5 million, iPhones sales are below projections, due in part to not enough product to meet demand.
- Supply issues could be explained by Apple suppliers halting production in China due to violence in their plants.
- More trouble in China for Apple as courts decide they must pay $82k for distributing a pirated Chinese encyclopedia through their App Store.
- In an unprecedented move, Tim Cooks issues ‘apology’ for Maps App, claiming they are working to make it the best they can and suggests using other map applications in the meantime. Ouch.
- Meanwhile, Google will release a standalone iOS 6 Maps App by the end of the year and promise underwater maps for their own services.
- Apparently Apple cranked the vibration function up to ’11′ on the iPhone 5. Can anybody confirm/deny?
Earlier today Aspyr Media launched one of the most anticipated Mac games of the year on the Mac, Call of Duty: Black Ops. Both Black Ops and the add-on content pack Rezurrection went live on Steam at 12pm CST today.
In addition, the game is also
due any minute now available on the Mac App Store, giving Mac gamers the option to choose where they wish to buy from.
Here are some additional resources for those that are interested in the game:
- Call of Duty: Black Ops GameAgent page – Find the game description, screens, and other info on the game. Plus, use Mac Match to see if it will run on your Mac!
- Black Ops Mac Facebook Group – Meet other Black Ops Mac players and set up your own multiplayer matches!
- Black Ops Mac FAQ – Your questions answered!
- Black Ops Multiplayer Guide and Tips – How to survive in the fray!
Want more info on Black Ops Mac? Let us know!
It’s the day after Monday. You know what that means: time for Tuesday’s 20%! With Columbus Day only a few weeks away, what better way to honor the occasion in your gaming than getting a sweet discount on a game that mirrors that pivotal moment in time? Today only you can get Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization for $16.99 instead of the regular price of $19.99.
- Fight the Homeland and Establish a New Nation – Play as the English, Spanish, French or the Dutch and journey to a brave new world in search of freedom from your oppressive homeland.
- Historical Figures Provide Adaptive Gameplay – Acquire founding fathers such as John Smith, Patrick Henry and Samuel Adams who will help guide your nation to freedom based on your gameplay style.
- Multiplayer Offers Endless Replay Value – Compete with friends from all over the world via the Internet and Play by Email modes or compete locally via the Hotseat and LAN modes, offering endless ways to conquer the New World.
Anybody who’s ever read a history book and thought, “man, if I lived back in colonial days I would’ve done things a lot different!” now is your chance. Rebel against that bossy motherland in style.
Remember, today’s Tuesday 20% deal ends at midnight on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 so get it while the colonists are good and unruly. With a deal like this we guarantee little to no tea ending up in your digital harbor.
Check back next Tuesday for a a new deal to expand your Mac gaming library!
Mac Gaming News
- The long wait is over. Call of Duty: Black Ops is hitting the Mac on September 27. That’s less than a week!
- Guild Wars 2 arrives on Mac with a Beta client.
- Castle Crashers is coming to the Mac and PC Sept. 26.
- Remember the Commodore 64 game Sword of Fargoal? There’s a sequel in the works for both OS X and iOS but needs YOUR help on Kickstarter!
- Have a stack of old DOS games gathering dust? Boxer will help you play them on your Mac with ease.
- Love great indie games for cheap? Love supporting a good cause? The Humble Indie Bundle is back!
- Want some violent 2D sidescrolling action on your iOS device? Get ‘Shank’ while it’s cheap on the Mac App Store!
- Kickstarter-funded RPG Project Eternity has met most of its goals, including an OS X build. Check it out here.
- iOS 6 made its debut this week. Here’s a detailed review of its highs and lows.
- iPhone 5 hits 2 million pre-orders and Apple stock hits $700.
- iPhone 5 arrived in stores this morning!
- Negative reviews of the new iOS 6 Maps app are flooding in but Apple promises it will get better.
- Apple lost to Samsung in German courts this week.
- Swiss train stations are now contemplating suing Apple over similarity of their Clock iPad app to their iconic station clocks
Call of Duty: Black Ops was just confirmed for a September 27 release. See below for more details on the highly-anticipated game!
Q: What does the customer get when they purchase Call of Duty®: Black Ops for the Mac?
A: Black Ops Mac includes all of the original single player and multiplayer content PLUS the Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike Content Pack, which adds 5 diverse maps including 4 multiplayer maps and a new Zombie experience!
Q: Will the other Black Ops Content Packs be available to the Mac audience?
A: The Call of Duty: Black Ops – Rezurrection Content Pack will be available at launch for $14.99. The Black Ops: Annihilation/Escalation Content Pack, including “Escalation”and “Annihilation”content, will be available as one purchase for $24.99 and released in mid-November.
Rejoice gamers! Today Aspyr released the final details on one of the most anticipated Mac game releases this year, Call of Duty: Black Ops! We’re less than a week away from suiting up and experiencing one of the best shooter experience s possible.
Black Ops is set to release digitally on September 27, 2012, and will be available via Steam, the GameAgent Store, and other online digital retailers. A Mac App Store release will follow shortly after. Bear in mind that while it will be available to purchase from Steam, the game will NOT be a SteamPlay title.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Mac will retail for $49.99 and will include the First Strike Content Pack at no extra cost. The First Strike content pack includes 4 new multiplayer maps as well as an exciting zombie experience, complete with its own multiplayer map. Pre-orders are available at the GameAgent Store and will save players 10% in the process!
For those craving even more undead action, the Rezurrection Content Pack will also be available for purchase at launch for $14.99. This content pack will be available through the same retail outlets as the game and as an in-app purchase for those that buy the game from the Mac App Store. The other two Black Ops Content Packs, Escalation and Annihilation, will be available on the Mac later this year as a bundle.
Multiplayer will be Mac-to-Mac only, but will be open to the entire Mac gaming community, meaning purchasing the game from Steam won’t cut off players from those that purchased from the Mac App Store, and vice versa. To help grease those multiplayer wheels, Aspyr has set up a public Facebook group, Black Ops Mac, which will enable players to communicate and set up matches between themselves.
This is just the tip of Black Ops iceberg, friends. We’ll be posting a follow-up FAQ shortly that recaps some of the above info as well as additional details on the game, including multiplayer support and system requirements. There’s even a Black Ops multiplayer strategy guide in the works so you can get the leg up on your friends in multiplayer right off the bat, so stay tuned!
The new GameAgent.com is now LIVE!
The site rollout began Tuesday afternoon. It may take anywhere between 24-48 hours for all users to see the new site as it propagates out to the Mac gaming world, so check back regularly and clear your cookies if you don’t see it!
We couldn’t be more excited for the new site, and we’re certain it will be a great place for Mac gamers everywhere. To celebrate the launch, we’re holding a sweepstakes of EPIC proportions!
Starting now, ANYONE that signs up for a new GameAgent account will be automatically entered to win one of ten FREE copies of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops for Mac!
You must sign up for a new account before 11am CST on Wednesday, September 26, to be entered. Then we’ll select 10 winners at random from all active GameAgent users to win their very own copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops for Mac! We will contact winners through the email address used to sign up, so be sure to provide a valid address!
Winners must be 17 years of age or older in order to accept the Call of Duty: Black Ops prize. Otherwise, another Aspyr Media game of equal or lesser value will be awarded instead; winners may choose their own alternative from available Aspyr games on GameAgent.com. Please see below for additional terms of entry, and good luck!
I sense a disturbance in The Force…it’s our weekly Tuesday 20%! Today only you can get the Star Wars classic Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast for 20% off. That makes it the low low price of $7.99. At prices like that, even a scruffy looking nerf herder could afford this great game.
- Use your Lightsaber and the full power of the Force to combat a new evil plaguing the galaxy.
- Wield over 8 Force abilities including the Jedi Mind Trick, Force Lightning and Force Grip.
- Choose wisely from an arsenal of 13 weapons including disruptor rifle, thermal detonators, trip mines and Wookiee bowcaster.
- Play on-line with 2-32 players or against a variety of AI Bots – and gain an additional 7 Force powers.
- Test your skills in 24 single-player missions and in 6 different types of multiplayer games including Jedi Master, Holocron, Capture the Ysalamiri, Duel, Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
- Interact with legendary Star Wars characters such as Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian (featuring the voice of Billy Dee Williams as Lando.)
Just to get an idea of the gameplay and some of the cool things you can do in this title, check out this old school trailer for the game:
Deals like this aren’t Jedi Mind Tricks, but they only last for a limited time. Remember, this 20% off is only good until Midnight tonight, September 18th, 2012 so get Jedi Outcast now!
Mac Gaming News
- Oh Noez! Double Fine’s new game Middle Manager of Justice got released on the App Store way too early. But they turn the blunder into amazing PR showing just how awesome they are.
- Valve wants you to play Steam games on your television. They unveiled Big Picture this week, promise a Mac beta is coming soon.
- Empire: Total War Gold Edition is now available from Feral Interactive.
- Ready for more StarCraft II content? Heart of the Swarm expansion beta is now live, with previews and pics across the net.
- Frictional Games reflects 2 years after the release of Amnesia: Dark Descent and talks about its next game.
- The Apple conference saw the preview of game Clumsy Ninja, which has been 5 years in the making.
- Spirit Walkers: Curse of the Cypress Witch HD is now available on the Mac App Store for FREE.
- After fever-pitched anticipation for months, the iPhone 5 debuted Wednesday. Word has it it’s already sold out online, the date has been pushed back a few days, and people are unsure if the can meet demand.
- Slick new iPod Touch and Nanos that looked like iPhones also debuted. Both are the best they’ve ever looked.
- iOS 6 will be available for download on September 19.
- iTunes 10.7 is now available. It supports iOS 6 and is meant to be a stepping-stone to a radical graphical overhaul due sometime in October.
- nVidia still loves you Mac Pro users. They’ve unveiled a new graphics card for your system!
- It seemed obvious, but studies show that millions prefer using Apple TV and Netflix over cable TV.
- Emboldened by their Samsung patent victory, Apple now takes to court…a Polish online grocer?!
- Seems that Apple and Amazon severely overcharge for their flash storage.