Star Trek Online game now live for Mac gamers
Perfect World Entertainment, Cryptic Studios and TransGaming have announced that Star Trek Online is now available for Mac users. Players can play as Federation, Klingon or Romulan factions, and explore the galaxy, captain a starship, and engage in space and ground battles, including iconic locations as seen in the franchise's movies and TV episodes. The MMORPG has been available for PC users since 2010, and is free to play. Its Mac client can be downloaded through Star Trek Online's site.
Arrives just weeks after PC version, needs Core i5 or later
In an unusual move, ArenaNet has made a beta release of Guild Wars 2, a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, available to gamers with a select class of Mac machines, mostly very recent releases with beefy video cards. The beta comes just a few weeks after the release of the Windows version, using Transgaming's Cider technology to make the port possible. While Mac users have been able to play the game using Boot Camp or virtualizers, a platform-specific release is welcome news.
Mac, Windows, Linux players all supported
An anime-inspired, turn-based MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) called Wakfu has launched in North America for Mac, Windows and Linux. The game is set 1,000 years after the events of another MMO called Dofus, and continues with the same main villain and classes, though almost everything else has changed over time. Players explore the magical World of Twelve in the game, which is a partnership between Square Enix and original developer Ankama.
Offer synchronous play with Windows users
As reported last month, Sony Online Entertainment has today made the family-friendly virtual world adventure game Free Realms available to players on the Mac platform. Mac users will now join the 14 million registered Windows users in synchronous gameplay, a first for Sony Online.