We have to acknowledge Feral Interactive for understanding what games we want before we want them. As Mac gamers, we see the PC and console releases and often think, “That’d be nice to have.” We’d take them all, good or bad. Feral is smarter. They pick and choose, and largely make the right decisions. Hitman: Absolution – Elite Edition is one of their latest right decisions.
Data theft is an increasing concern, and as more companies implement cloud-based tools, managing data and preventing theft becomes ever more important. CoSoSys has updated their Endpoint Protector tool to help organizations get a handle on their cloud-hosted data.
Earlier this week, the gaming community threw a hissy fit when 2K announced they’re bringing the FPS classic BioShock to iPad. Maybe the more mature gamers who grew up on the Amiga will be more appreciative of the announcement Wings! Remastered Edition is coming to PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices later this year.
On Friday, Apple released a minor software update for the iTunes application for both Mac and Windows. The iTunes update is centered around correcting a bug that prevented iTunes podcast subscribers from being able to view new episodes on the podcast playlist. The update also addresses a problem that caused iTunes to become unresponsive while the user navigated the list of downloaded podcasts.
The latest Weekend GOG Promo is called Midsummer Gamer’s Dream, and it is just that with Leisure Suit Larry: Greatest Hits and Misses and Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail available for under $5.00. That godawful Magna Cum Laude is in there, too, but for PC only. This is one of those instances where not getting a PC port is a good thing for Mac gamers.
“Whoa, whoa, hold on, Hiner,” I hear you say. “The Sims 4 is coming. Why would I care about The Sims 2?” It’s a valid question, but one with valid answers. First, because The Sims 2 is the Sims before EA got all wonky with the entire Sims franchise. Second, because it’s been completely overhauled to work with modern hardware and OS configurations.
In 2015, Mac and PC gamers will have the opportunity to buy The Devil’s Men, a new adventure game from Daedalic Entertainment. Won’t it be more fun to play, though, if you’re, you know, in the game? Daedalic is giving two fans that opportunity during this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, both online at Facebook and Twitter as well as at their booth.
It’s long been my belief that when your game is paying homage to Fallout and X-COM, it deserves some attention, even if a Mac and iOS version is a “stretch.” And so, here’s Red Katana’s turn-based tactical strategy game Fallen: A2P Protocol, which is now up on Kickstarter. The game has a $75,000 goal for the PC version, but stretch goals will see it also hit Mac, Linux, tablets, PS4 and Xbox One (poor, poor Nintendo).
Adobe has just released a starting process for Aperture users to start using Lightroom. The bad news is this is not really a formal migration process, but rather an opportunity for Aperture users to start using Adobe’s software. The good news for Aperture users, and all photographers, is that Adobe recently formalized their Creative Cloud Photography Plan that provides both Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, Behance, and 2 GB of Creative Cloud storage for $9.99/month (annual plan paid monthly).
Red Giant—makers of video effects plugins for digital filmmakers—are well know for their simple-yet-powerful programs such as Magic Bullet which specialize in making digital footage look cinematic and professional. While they still sell those program suites, they’ve branched off into new subscription-based community called Universe.
We’ve been following the VOX music/radio player for OS X for quite some time. It was easy to recommend in our Appidemic feature upon its release, and AppleTell contributor David Temple became a covert after demoing at Macworld/iWorld 2014. If that hasn’t happened to you yet, the latest update with SoundCloud integration should take care of it.
Logitech has announced they’re working on a new tower defense game, to be developed via crowdsourcing on a subreddit. The project is titled “Together We Game,” and users will contribute to and vote on every element of the game, from initial ideas to final product.