The next installment of the venerable “SimCity” franchise, simply titled SimCity, will be available on Mac OS X in February 2013 according to a press release Tuesday from EA, the game’s publisher. EA will distribute the game via its Origin online store, also coming to the Mac “later this year.”
Gaming company Blizzard warned Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo players on Thursday that its Battle.net online gaming network security had been compromised. The company said it thinks subscriber credit card records are safe, but is warning users to change their gaming account password as a security precaution.
Rovio, well known for its popular Angry Birds franchise, released its newest iPhone and iPad game, Amazing Alex, on Thursday. The game lets users build contraptions out of whatever Alex can find to perform tasks and achieve goals.
Sol Deo Gloria Productions released Marathon Infinity for the iPad on Thursday, bringing the final installment to the Marathon trilogy to the multimedia tablet. Marathon was first released for the Mac in 1994 and changed the first person shooter genre with its graphics, game play, and intelligent enemies.
Finnish game maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd., creator of the highly popular Angry Birds games, distributed over 648 million copies of its games across all platforms and booked revenue of over US$106 million for 2011, the company revealed in its 2011 financial results Monday. Based on its strong results, the company may soon consider going public.
What’s in a word? A high score if you play it right. Vern Seward takes a look at Scramble With Friends, Scrabble, and Word Fu in this week’s installment of Free on iTunes.
Diablo III, the long-awaited and highly anticipated fantasy action role-playing game, will be available for all Mac and PC fans to test out during a free “open beta” weekend, starting today at 3 p.m. EDT (12 p.m. PDT), Blizzard, the game’s developer, announced late Thursday. Interested gamers need only have a free Battle.net account, Blizzard’s online gaming service, to play.
In an apparent correction of Monday’s rumor that Apple CEO Tim Cook visited game maker and distributor Valve last week, gaming site Kotaku now claims to have an excerpt from an unreleased podcast in which Valve Co-Founder and Managing Director Gabe Newell states that Mr. Cook never visited the company.
Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted at gaming giant Valve’s headquarters in Washington State late last week, an event that has sparked much speculation and claims from unnamed sources. The former include the idea that Apple is interested in buying Valve, while the latter includes the claim that Apple is working with Valve to reinvent living room gaming.
Rovio released Angry Birds in Space on Thursday, adding a new twist to the popular bird shooting, pig smashing game.
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