Games

Steam Summer Sale offers great game discounts along with a mini-game of its own

Valve has launched what has now become its annual summer sale event on Steam, with tons of discounts on thousands of games. Even more discounts can be found when gamers play the Monster Summer Game, which helps unlock new deals each day.

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Free App of the Week: Survive the onslaught of Slayin

Every week on the App Store, an app or game goes free for seven days. This week, it's Slayin, the endless 8-bit-style action RPG for iPhone and iPad.

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Angry Birds race onto Sonic Dash in an Epic endless runner takeover

To celebrate the 100 millionth download of Sonic Dash, SEGA has teamed up with Rovio to bring across the Angry Birds team to join Sonic and friends for a limited time.

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Transistor brings its giant, talking sword to the iPhone and iPad

Supergiant Games, the creators of Bastion, have brought their action-RPG Transistor to the iPhone and iPad.

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The great puzzle game Threes! now has a free version, but it comes with ads

The developers behind the acclaimed and fun puzzle game Threes! have released a version that is completely free, but players have to periodically see ads if they continue to play. The original, ad-free, version is still available for $2.99.

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Rovio brings together East and West in the new match-3 game Angry Birds Fight

Rovio is back once again with another Angry Birds title for Android and iOS. This time the company is fusing together match-3 gameplay with some RPG elements to create Angry Birds Fight.

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Hearthstone to pick up new game mode and customization options in upcoming patch

Popular card game, Hearthstone, is set to get a new game mode and a load of new customization options in an upcoming patch.

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Metal for OS X is so huge, I no longer need a Mac Pro

When Apple unveiled Metal for OS X at the 2015 WWDC keynote, I wasn't very impressed.

Metal, Apple's optimized set of 3D tools for developers, first showed up on iOS last year in the form of a particularly beautiful Unreal Engine demo. it provided answers for serious problems that my development team faced when making cinematic games on the iPhone and iPad.

But Metal for OS X? The particle effects on stage were less impressive than last year's iOS demo, and moreover, while watching the demo onstage, I couldn't help but note that Unreal Engine games barely exist for the Mac. There's Tomb Raider, the Borderlands trilogy, X-Com, and a handful of indie titles, but many major games like Mass Effect haven't been ported.

I worried that "Metal" had become Apple's version of "Blast Processing," a catch phrase in the 90s for the Sega Genesis. In commercials, Sega would gloat that only the Genesis had "Blast processing." The only problem was, Blast Processing didn't really do anything that mattered.

But it turns out, I was wrong.

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Fortnite from Epic Games coming to the Mac, beta coming this fall

Epic Games confirmed that their upcoming action-sanbox game Fortnite will be coming to the Mac, and that a beta for the game will be released sometime this fall.

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper gets first major update, lets you break through the level cap

Free to play mobile RPG Final Fantasy Record Keeper combined characters and scenarios from across the Final Fantasy series. It has just received a major update that bumps up the level limit and adds new quest and social systems. Read on for our in-depth look at Record Keeper's new features!

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