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Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, both Blizzard and Nintendo go after fans of their games for creating unauthorized derivative works, Feral brings XCOM 2 to the Mac App Store two months after the port's launch on Steam, and Square Enix ships Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X on iOS in North America.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, Tencent takes complete ownership of Riot Games, Blizzard introduces the Gift Exchange Tavern Brawl to Hearthstone, Medieval II: Total War Collection reaches the Mac App Store, and the date of Steam's Winter Sale has apparently leaked.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, Thief makes its way to Mac, a developer creates an unauthorized PlayStation 4 Remote Play app for PC, Futurama: Release The Drones is announced for mobile devices, and Microsoft reveals its Games with Gold titles for December.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy app ships on mobile devices, Blizzard seeks developers to upgrade classic games, developers get more microtransaction options in Steam, and Feral brings a downloadable version of Tomb Raider: Anniversary to Mac.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, CCP sells White Wolf Publishing to Paradox Interactive, Respawn and Nexon work together on Titanfall mobile games, Feral plans to bring Batman: Arkham Knight to Mac, and MacGamer HQ updates its Halloween recommendations.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, Alien: Isolation for Mac is delayed, a BattleTech Kickstarter exceeds expectations early, Microsoft prepares for holiday sales of the Xbox One, and Sony readies itself for a PlayStation 4 firmware update taking place tomorrow.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, Uber Entertainment revives Planetary Annihilation with an expansion, Mike Bithell releases a stealth game, Feral Interactive reveals it is bringing Company of Heroes 2 to Mac, and Rodeo Games plans to ship a free expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch.
The more a game franchise expands, the harder it is to bring something new to the table. With driving games especially, subsequent sequels are usually considered as graphical improvements on the previous release, tweaking the existing formula without daring to step too far outside the box. Dirt 3: Complete Edition, an off-road racing game developed by Codemasters in 2011 and brought to Mac this year by Feral Interactive, not only manages to improve the basic game, but still manages to find new, unexpected items.
Last year, Square Enix published a new take on a fan favorite character that made a debut on the PlayStation back in 1996. Under the development of Crystal Dynamics, Tomb Raider was rebooted to reintroduce the origins of Lara Croft. Rather than rely on some of the typical tropes associated with the character, the development team added a depth and human touch that was welcome in the series. Earlier this year, the game was ported to OS X by Feral Interactive, giving Mac owners a chance to experience Croft's new story.
Hot brands and franchises get a special treatment when it comes to video games these days, namely being granted a Lego series that fits within their universe. Marvel Comics is no different, following up the success in the box office with Lego Marvel Super Heroes. The game isn't restricted by Hollywood franchise deals, allowing team-ups between X-Men, the Avengers and Spider-Man that aren't possible outside of comic books. With the Lego games trying to bridge the age gap, does Lego Marvel Super Heroes offer an experience that everyone can enjoy, or does the Lego skew it too far into territory only for children?
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE