May 21

The Backlog Project Update

Written by Jon Carr Read 1 time

So back in December of last year I posted about my Great Backlog Project. After a number of delays, I have finally started. Woohoo!

I spent 17 hours beating Shadow Warrior, which was both fun and a bit of a slog. Worth playing for FPS fans however I suspect, but the game definitely did not need to last that long. I wonder how Shadow Warrior 2 will fare. At least it has coop mode which should make things more interesting if the game lasts as long as the first.

Jan 03

Refunded: Skyshine's Bedlam

Written by Jon Carr Read 1 time

Skyshine's Bedlam (so named since a game called "Bedlam" exists on Steam) is a post-apocalyptic rogue-like strategy game. It has all the elements to be brilliant: Awesome artwork, a strong presentation, a wasteland setting and solid music. It is like if The Banner Saga and FTL had a mutant baby, this would be it. I love both those games, shouldn't this mix of the two be epic and hugely playable?

I want that answer to be a resounding "YES" but after 90+ minutes of time into the game, I found it to be a solid "No." 

Dec 28

The Great Backlog Project

Written by Jon Carr Read 1 time

Hello everyone! 

It has been awhile..but I am finally getting back into things here on the site. I've written some new content, made some news posts, and will be revamping the podcasts entirely with the backlog of episodes and new stuff. Expect to see some other site changes as well! 

Jul 06

Voice command service Cortana will soon arrive on iPhones

Written by Goldie Clover Read 1 time
Cortana iOS

Microsoft recently announced that their propriety voice command service Cortana will be available soon at the App Store. The app was previously only exclusive to Windows Phones. However, late last month (May 26), the company revealed on their official blog that their virtual mobile assistant will soon be available for iPhones, which is included in their Windows 10 desktop features.

Jun 27

Playstation Controller, Mac, and You

Written by James Conway Read 1 time
DualShock3

If you are console-centric as I am, then a controller just feels right for gaming. I own one computer and I have never been much of a PC gamer. I spent my youth with a console and my brain is now wired to "video games require controller". Owning a PS3 I decided that I would give the DualShock 3 a go with my Mac and am incredibly happy I did. My aging (and loud) PS3 has taken a backseat to my Mac for my gaming needs since I plugged this puppy in.

Jun 27

Release Calendar

Written by James Conway Read 1 time

Mac Gamer HQ has posted a Mac games release calendar for anyone interested. Check it out!

Jun 14

Refunded: Space Hulk: Ascension

Written by Jon Carr Read 1 time
Space Hulk

I've had my eye on Space Hulk for awhile. I am a huge Warhammer 40K fan, so the game seemed right up my alley. However, the more static nature of the first entry didn't capture me enough to purchase it. Then the developers put out Space Hulk: Ascension, an updated sequel with new features that I thought I would enjoy: Upgrades to your Space Marines, more weapons, alternate firing modes and multiple campaigns.

May 22

The Technological March

Written by Ryan Tamm Read 1 time

I've been moving recently and now that I'm finally settled in I got to looking at that newly refreshed 15" MacBook Pro with the new AMD m370x graphics chip. It seems like it will end up being a pretty good upgrade over the 750m. Apple claims 80% faster anyway. So good on them for that. However, I can't help but feel like it's still not quite worth it to upgrade. The machine I use now is old. 4 years old in fact. In technology, that's a century; or at least it used to be.

May 07

Live Long and Prosper! Star Trek Games on GOG

Written by Rampancy Read 1 time

GOG has been making some significant strides as of late, with the recent additions of games from Paradox Interactive, Warner Brothers, and Disney/LucasArts. Recently, GOG has also been gaining attention for its open beta release of its new online client, GOG Galaxy.

Apr 25

The Time We Spend Gaming

Written by Ryan Tamm Read 1 time

There's a lime-green crosshair permanently burnt into my vision.

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