It’s bird vs. bird with Secrets of Raetikon for Mac, PC and Linux

Broken Rules has announced that Secrets of Raetikon is now available via Humble, Steam and the Mac App Store. What’s more, it’s on sale. Normally $9.99, the open-world, 2D action-adventure game featuring “ruthless bird versus bird action” can be picked up for only $7.99.

Seen @ Macworld: ESET Cyber Security software

Cyber security isn’t just something Windows users have to worry about anymore. Between Java- and Flash-based virus and phishing schemes, Mac users can fall victim to hackers just as easily, but ESET’s Cyber Security software is designed to help prevent that.

Review: Shiny Soap isn’t so clean

As our computers get larger hard drives, their ability to hold more stuff increases. How bad all this unnecessary stuff is might be up for debate, but it’s probably not necessary. And if it’s not necessary, you may as well get rid of it. Shiny Soap from Shinysoft has distilled their software down to the nitty-gritty to provide as simple an interface as one could have. However, sometimes too simple is too much lost.

Civilization takes to the stars in “Beyond Earth” this fall

So the big news this week in gaming (and I don’t care if the inventor of chess came back from the dead with new rules) was the announcement of a new Sid Meier’s Civilization game. This alone would be enough to start many a strategy gamer to salivate. Civ has been one of the best and most addictive video games since it was released in 1991. No, the twist on this story is that instead of recreating history with several reality-based nations competing for supremacy from huts to the Space Age, the new game, Civlization: Beyond Earth, will reach into the near future of colonizing other planets.

Should Apple make Yahoo! Search the default iOS search engine?

Reportedly, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is actively seeking closer business ties with Apple, but short of a full-scale merger or takeover. Apple has a longstanding good relationship with Yahoo, which Ms. Mayer hopes to build on by having Apple make Yahoo! its default Safari search engine, but it won’t be a cakewalk.

Life Goes On is live on Steam, but many knights are not

What’s gonna work? Teamwork! Even if some of the team members have to die. Most of them, in fact. But hey, for a select a few, Life Goes On, and the job gets done. Called “A comically morbid game about heroic knights, teamwork, and using dead bodies to solve puzzles,” Infinite Monkeys Entertainment’s Life Goes On is now available for PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam.

The Son of Crawmerax Borderlands 2 DLC has been released

Truth be known, I didn’t know Crawmerax had a son. I didn’t even send a card, and now he’s all ready for his very own Borderlands 2 DLC. Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax is the 13th DLC for the widely popular Borderlands 2—part 5 of the Headhunter series—and is being released simultaneously with the PC version.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut now available for Mac

If you didn’t get Deus Ex: Human Revolution because you were waiting for the Ultimate Edition. Then didn’t get the Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition because you were waiting for the Director’s Cut, your patience has paid off. Feral Interactive has announced that Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut is now available for Mac exclusively through Steam.

Hands-on with the Adobe Illustrator 17.1 update

While there are a number of new features and enhancements to Adobe Illustrator v17.1, there are several that stand out for my work-flow. When it comes to the one for I’ve been waiting for the longest, making the choice was about as easy as anything I’ve ever encountered: rounded corners.

Seen @ Macworld: Endpoint Protector DLP and MDM solutions

Everyday users are becoming more aware of security (Heartbleed, anyone?). But for corporate IT departments, keeping data secure has been a requirement for quite some time. Endpoint Protector was at this year’s Macworld Expo, and we sat down with the team to discuss their Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions for Macs, iDevices, Android devices, and Windows.

Review: Spec Ops: The Line dares you to cross it

Spec Ops: The Line is a Mac game that puts you in the boots of Walker, a Delta team leader on a mission to do some recon. Unfortunately for you the mission gets complicated quickly and you set off on a secondary mission to make contact with and rescue Colonel Konrad. And that’s where things go a bit pear shaped.

Help Gomo save his dog in a point and click adventure

Help Gomo save his dog in a point and click adventure for OS X and Windows.