I didn’t want to spoil my experience by reading much about the Diablo III gameplay beforehand. I played Diablo III in a sort of trial and error style to find my own way of successfully taking down Diablo. I have compiled a list of the best advice that I can give you to get the most out of Diablo III.
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Apple Gaming News
- Multi-Screen gaming is really stepping up because games are coming out with shared-screen experiences across multiple devices. Think of the co-op possibilities!
- Nintendo is crushed again as Apple rocks the gaming industry with it’s arrival on the scene.
- The Apple Trackpad may be the best video game controller every made.
- Kotaku’s 12 Best Games for Mac plus their 12 Best iPad Games. Agree or Disagree?
- Gaming trends in 2012 suggest that Apple may crank out a console this year or most certainly the next. Will our dreams of an Apple console finally come true?
- Apple’s stocks and value reach a record high after releasing their earnings report and briefly became the most valuable company….again!
- It definitely pays to be an employee of Apple. Now they get huge discounts when buying Macs or iPad. Time to apply for a job at Apple then.
- Apple is getting sued again by Motorola over patents dealing with the iPhone 4S and the iCloud. They also lost the Dutch appeal to block Samsung tablets. Oh well, you win some you lose some.
- Surfing the web is about to get even faster (not that most of you would notice) as Apple is working to adopt 802.11ac 5G Gigabit WiFi this year.
- The iPhone 5′s built-in camera might be the only camera you’ll ever need as the average consumer.
- Apple is really pushing to make an impact in the textbook market. Quite frankly, I’d love if i could read a textbook off an iPad.
- Apparently, a single Apple retail store is worth more than the White House.
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We know you love annihilating your loved ones and friends (through video games of course). But just because one of you favors Mac over a PC doesn’t mean you should miss out on the epic battles that are waiting for you.
There are an increasing number of games that feature cross-platform multiplayer, which means that you can use your Mac to play your friends who use a Mac or PC. Below is a list of some of the best that cross-platform multiplayer has to offer.
- Published by Aspyr Media, Sid Meier’s Civilization V is a turn-based strategy title that lets players conquer surrounding territories with the hopes of becoming the ultimate and superior empire. Though the cross-platform multiplayer is currently on hiatus until the latest patch hits Macs in early February, Civ V is still a top-tier game that allows you to defeat your friends on both Mac and PC.
- Madballs in Babo: Invasion, which features up to 16 players in multiplayer, challenges you to make your way through a 3D environment, decimating your friends along the way. Madballs is published by Playbrains and is available on both Mac and PC through Steam.
- Published by Nimbly Games, Altitude is a unique, side-scrolling aerial combat title. You’ll fly through obstacles in the sky while shooting down your enemies, and can play with your friends on Mac or PC using Steam.
- Killing Floor is a co-op survival horror FPS set in the devastated cities and countryside of England after a series of cloning experiments for the military goes horribly wrong. The title, published by Tripwire Interactive, allows up to 6 players to battle through hordes of flesh-craving zombies and is available through Steam on PC and Mac.
- Guerrilla Bob, published by Angry Mob Games, is a one-of-a-kind, fast-paced shooter with a cartoon art style that allows players to fight and loot enemies for weapon upgrades and power ups. Available on a variety of platforms (Mac, PC, iPhone, Android), friends can play together via a local Wi-Fi connection.
As founders of the Steam gaming platform, Valve Software naturally has made many of their games available for cross-platform gaming, too. Some of their titles include:
- Portal 2, which allows you to play as a robot in a futuristic environment, has players solving puzzles cooperatively to move through portals in this action-adventure title. Portal 2 is particularly unique in that the cross-platform multiplayer is available for Macs, PCs and the PS3.
- Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, are survivor thriller first person shooter titles that challenge players to band together to fight off a zombie outbreak. L4D and L4D2 can be played on Mac, PC and Xbox, though the game is only cross-platform on Mac and PC.
- Team Fortress 2 is a free-to-play, team-based title in which teams battle it out against each other by customizing and upgrading their characters. Team Fortress 2 multiplayer is available for Mac and PC through Steam.
Empire Central RadioKnown today as a “Top 40” station, Empire Central Radio plays all the popular hits of the decade. And, of course, a popular radio station would not be complete with a humorous and ironic disc jockey that gives commentary on the time’s new trends. Starting in the 1940s, the music playing is mostly big band and swing with songs by The Andrew Sisters and Bing Crosby. As the times change within Mafia II, so does the music. As the game moves into the 1950s, the music becomes more of a popular music station that features rock and roll, with artists like Buddy Holly.
Empire Classic Radio
This is basically an “oldies” radio station that begins by playing more traditional music from the 1920s and 1930s, mostly including jazz and big band. Throughout Mafia II the music changes to more of a popular radio and plays music of the current decade but takes a stance as a conservative station by excluding rock and roll. To go along with the conservative vibe of the station, it includes an announcer who gravely reads breaking news throughout the game.
Focusing on the heavy beats of rhythm and blues and jazz, Delta Radio dives into the quickly changing music scene of the 1940s. This station concentrates on African American music of the time and brings to light new genres in music. In the later timeline of Mafia II, the radio station includes more rock and roll music from artists like Little Richard and Chuck Berry.
While some of these artists you may not have heard of (I know I haven’t), the soundtrack of Mafia II will have you boogieing in no time. For those of you who just can’t get enough of the catchy tunes in Mafia II, the soundtrack is available for download on Amazon.com. And if you haven’t already, go nab a copy of Mafia II Director’s cut for yourself from the GameAgent Store!
Do you have a favorite track from the game? Let us know in the comments!
With QuakeCon kicking off yesterday, I imagine many of your gaming buddies may have run off to Dallas, TX, to the BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN party that QuakeCon is so known for. For whatever reason you chose to remain behind doesn’t mean that you can’t throw a small LAN party of your own and have a blast. Here’s a couple things to keep in mind when throwing a LAN party.
Apple and Apple Related Gaming News
- AT&T is reportedly prepping their staff for the iPhone 5 launch.
- Is this the first look at Apple’s iPhone 5?
- The iPhone is kicking ass in the world market share with sales jumping 142%.
- How odd. The prices of top iPhone games keep dropping.
- Aside from that fact that there are fake Apple stores in China, Apple’s sales have never been better in China.
- Some of the fake Apple stores have been ordered to close though for permit reasons.
- The iPad is the new gaming platform, and the Nintendo 3DS now just a toy?
- Another Apple store is opening in New York but this time at Grand Central Terminal. Time to make a trip to a New York.
- Wow, Apple has more cash on hand than the U.S. Treasury.
- The magic number is one at Apple. The Auteur vs. the Committee, which one is better?
- With the Macbook phased out of Apple product line, should you buy a Macbook Pro or a Macbook Air?
Gaming Stories in General
- The Nintendo 3DS after only being out for 5 months get a huge price cut. Nintendo’s president takes blame for the 3DS and takes a 50% pay cut.
- A couple in China sells their kids to play online games.
- THQ has to cope with a $38.4 million loss in Q1.
- President Dmitry Medvedev wants Russian history portrayed in a World of Warcraft type game.
- The ESA wants $1.1. million reimbursement from California from the earlier Supreme Court battle this year.
- Half of all Netflix users actually watch their shows and movies on game console.
- Ubisoft is bringing back their Always-On DRM where you have to stay connected to the internet to play.
- GameStop now brings digital PC game delivery to retail.
So a couple of weeks back, I’m sitting there playing Dead Rising 2, and while I’m going about humiliating all the zombies with the various means available to me, I ran past one of those mini-billboards/signs that you usually see in malls and had to do a double take. Right there in front of me was a cover to a Playboy magazine.
I don’t know about you guys, but this sort of in-game advertising kind of took me out of the experience, and I don’t like it one bit.(more…)