Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta

12:35 PM, Jul. 24th, 2014 · · Games

As promised, Apple released a public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday. The beta gives Mac users the opportunity to participate in the testing process, and get a taste of what's in store, before the new operating system officially ships this fall.

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Getting early access to OS X Yosemite will be great, but don't forget it's beta software. Things will be broken and features will be missing. Don't expect it to perform like a final shipping product.

Star Trek Online Finally Comes to the Mac

10:49 AM, Mar. 11th, 2014 · · Games

After a four year wait Star Trek gaming fans can finally play the Star Trek Online multiplayer game on the Mac. Windows PC users have been able to visit strange new worlds and new civilizations ever since the game launched, but Mac users were left in space dock with no way to warp out of orbit.

Zynga Cuts Staff, Buys Clumsy Ninja Maker

11:12 AM, Jan. 31st, 2014 · · Games

Zynga, the company that owns iPhone games like Words With Friends and Draw Something, is laying off 15 percent of its staff while at the same time buying NaturalMotion, the company behing Clumsy Ninja. The US$527 million deal also gives Zynga NaturalMotion's other iOS games including Icebreaker Hockey, CSR Racing, and Jenga.

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Seeing more layoffs at Zynga hurts, and probably doesn't make Clumsy Ninja fans feel very confident about the game's future. Hopefully buying NaturalMotion won't leave Clumsy Ninja, CSR Racing, and Jenga fans in the lurch.

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga Released for iPhone and iPad

11:09 AM, Dec. 12th, 2013 · · Games

LEGO Star Wars

LEGO Star Wars fans, rejoice! Warner Bros. Entertainment released LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for iPhone and iPad on Wednesday, and it's waiting to suck up your time even now. The game allows you to play either the Light or the Dark, and includes a host of Star Wars characters lovingly created in LEGO realism.

Dave Peck at WWDC: Making VPN Fun and Easy (for a Change)

11:27 AM, Jun. 15th, 2013 · Dave Hamilton, Julie Kuehl, & John Martellaro · Games

Dave Peck, Peter Sagerson and Nick Robinson were all doing freelance work in Seattle. They would gather at one of the many coffee shops there, getting caffeinated and doing their work. Then one day, Dave Peck realized they were using all these open wireless networks, completely non-secure, and doing sensitive client work. Then they realized they needed one of those VPN clients. Except, they were all so bad.  The rest is history.

The One About the Game Developer Who Pranked the Pirates

7:10 PM, Apr. 30th, 2013 · · Games

Game Developer Tycoon Screen

Let's offer a salute to clever game developers, especially Patrick and Daniel Klug, the cofounders of GreenheartGames. When they released Game Developer Tycoon for Mac, Windows, and Linux, they decided to put a cracked version of the game for pirates to steal on bittorrent, but they did so with a twist: players playing the cracked version of the game will find that piracy drives them bankrupt.

Pangea Software’s iPhone & iPad Games Free for a Day

5:51 PM, Apr. 25th, 2013 · · Games

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If you like games on your iPhone and iPad, this is your lucky day. It's literally your lucky day because Pangea Software has made every game it offers free for just one day. The company said that it was a thank you to customers.

Halfbrick’s Fruit Ninja & More Free on Monday

9:45 AM, Dec. 17th, 2012 · · Games

Popular iPhone and iPad game maker Halfbrick is giving away all of its iOS titles for free on Monday, including Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. The games are free for today only, so don't procrastinate.