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Portal 2 DLC Announced

By: BatRastered Apr 29, 2011 | 9 Comments

Did you like Portal 2? Do you want more? Do you want it for free?

Good news everybody!

Valve has some DLC in the works for Portal 2; it will release this summer and be free!

Portal 2 DLC #1 will offer new test chambers for players, leaderboards, challenge mode for single and multiplayer modes, and more.

Targeted for release this summer, Portal 2 DLC #1 will be offered free of charge for the PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PS3.

I'm super excied for the leaderboards and challenge modes, hopefully there will be a similar style to the advanced mode in the original where you can be ranked on how quickly you solve the room, fewest portals, fewest steps, etc.

Oh, and did I mention it's free?

 

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Valve's games got a frame rate boost on Macs

By: Aragrist Aug 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

Apple just released a graphics update that Valve claims up the frame rate 120%.

Yesterday, Apple released Snow Leopard Graphics Update, designed to address issues being experienced with high-performance games on Mac OS X 10.6.4. The issue was brought to light by Valve Software, which had recommended that Mac gamers not update to Mac OS X 10.6.4 until the issue was addressed. Valve, which has been working closely with Apple and graphics card companies to improve gaming performance on the Mac platform, has now posted a technical explanation of the steps it has been able to take to improve performance as facilitated by the new software update. While the details are certainly interesting, the bottom line is that frame rates have been increased by 15% to 120% on some newer Mac hardware. We are seeing dramatic performance improvements on iMac (Late 2009 and Mid 2010), Mac mini (Early 2009 and Mid 2010), Mac Pro (Early 2009), MacBook (Early 2009 and Mid 2010) and MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) and MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010) models. Depending on the game, video settings and the hardware, we have measured frame rate improvements from 15% to 120% on these systems. On older systems, we are generally already operating at the limits of the hardware, so it is not obvious that any significant performance improvements can be achieved in the future. Valve has made a significant investment into the Mac OS X platform, working to bring its entire library of high-profile games to the Mac while also opening up its Steam game distribution platform to allow other developers to easily offer Mac versions of their titles.

This game looks pretty sweet, it's a Mac/PC exclusive right now. If you guys know me, you know I'm a sucker for a good RTS.

The aliens are invading! Shocking I know. Where is the game where YOU are the aliens and you have to wipe out the planet and humans for the Earth's resources. Never mind, losing focus here. This is a new company that I have never heard of 11BitStudios. I'm excited about this game, I will check it out. C'mon console version!

Anomaly Warzone Earth PC & MAC gameplay Trailer

Anomaly Warzone Earth cinematic Debut Trailer

For more gameplay videos check out 11BitStudios YouTube Official Channel.

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Amazon - Dragon Age 1&2 digital download for 10 dollars!

By: genxsis83 Jun 25, 2012 | 3 Comments

Game Downloads Deal of the Week - Dragon Age Games for under $10, Both PC and Mac Downloads available

Hey guys massive sale on Dragon Age on Amazon right now.

I always prefer the console versions but at this price I couldn't resist. I got both games for 10 dollars. Hard to beat that. Jump on this before it's over.

Source: Amazon

Candy Crush maniacs get hype! You can now use a gamepat to drop those little annoying candies all over the place. Just kidding, I don't if it'll work with Candy Crush. Cars games tho, CARS!

Seriously, how many hardcore gamers on the iPhone do we got out there? This looks like a great invention, but like I asked, who is playing the iPhone like this? Who is dragging that thing around for a quick round of RAGE ...

Thanks for reading.

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Any Mac gamers here?

By: genxsis83 Dec 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

Hey guys just wondering if anyone uses a Mac and still is a gamer.

Since it seems like most people here are console gamers I was wondering if anyone here owns a Mac and actually tries to game on it?

I found a guy that made League of Legends run on the Mac natively and it has been a blast.  Any other Mac gamers or tips for Mac gamers?

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New Macbook Pro will feature Retina Display.

By: genxsis83 Jun 12, 2012 | 5 Comments

Though most here will not be interested the new Macbook Pro ^^

Hahaha please don't burn me for posting this but some may be interested.

I got my Macbook Pro about 5 to 6  months ago and it was a decent purchase.  Looks like the new Macbook Pro will be one that was worth the wait to most ^^

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