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Valve announces SteamOS, a dedicated gaming operating system

Valve Software on Monday announced SteamOS, a new Linux-based operating system that's designed especially for Valve's Steam gaming service. It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for computers running in the living room.

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Tanktastic brings massively multiplayer online tank battles to iOS

World of Tanks Blitz, the mobile version of the popular PC and XBLA tank combat game – won’t be coming out until 2014. But tank/shooter enthusiasts can play something a lot like it right now. Tanktastic comes from Ukrainian developer G.H.O.R. Corporation. With 12-player online tank battles, a promised stream of updates, and GameCenter Achievements, iOS gamers will be hard pressed to find a better way to get their tanks on.

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Best games for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

The iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s went on sale today, and ever since iOS 7 was made available, developers all over have been unleashing their newly-optimized apps. As far as gamers are concerned, the biggest addition to iOS 7 is hardware controller support, but there are a lot of smaller tweaks, such as a new Turns section in Game Center. Let’s go through some of the top games in the App Store that have already been updated for iOS 7.

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Best Mac games to play for Labor Day weekend

Many of us in the United States and Canada get a three-day weekend this weekend, thanks to Labo(u)r Day - the first Monday in September, when we celebrate and recognize the worker. For many of us it's the functional end of summer, as we go back to school or end our summer breaks and get back to work. But the rule of the day - and preferably the weekend, if you can manage it, is to enjoy as much idle time as possible. Here are five newer Mac games to help entertain you this weekend.

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Three great Mac App Store games to start your week: Shadowgun DeadZone, Cognition, Sky Gamblers - Cold War

More and more, games in the Mac App Store are appearing on the App Store. Apple makes it as easy as possible for developers who already create apps for iOS devices to make them work on the Mac, and the Mac App Store gives them a great way to get those titles out. Here's a roundup of some of my favorites this month.

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Help Kickstart Revolution 60 onto Mac and Windows!

Giant Spacekat has been building the Epic Unreal-powered Revolution 60 for iPad for a while - listen to them talk about it on Iterate - but now they want to bring it to the Mac and Windows as well, and they've taken to Kickstarter to do it:

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Author Neil Gaiman plans 'Wayward Manor' game for Mac, PC and tablets

Author Neil Gaiman - the man behind D.C. Comics' legendary Sandman graphic novel series, novels like American Gods (favored recently by our own Joseph Keller), Stardust and Anansi Boys, the motion picture Coraline and much more - is stepping into video games for the first time with a title called Wayward Manor. It's planned for release on OS X and Windows this December, with a tablet release to follow. You can preorder it now for $10, though you can spend a lot more, too.

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Two games launch with Tango support: Candy Brick Breaker and Jetpack Jinx

It’s been quite a while since we talked about Tango, the voice, video, and text messaging app for iOS and other platforms. Since then, the Tango service has expanded to include photo sharing and even games.  The first of those games launched this week: Candy Block Breaker from Gameloft and Jetpack Jinx from Bubble Gum Interactive. Both are free to play.

 

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MIA: Games that need to come to the Mac but are nowhere to be found

MIA: Games that need to come to the Mac but are nowhere to be found

There are a lot of great games to download for Mac, whether you use Steam, the Mac App Store, or the myriad other services that cater to Mac users. Still, there are some games whose absences are keenly felt. Here's a roundup of games that are still missing in action on the Mac platform. Some of these aren't just individual games, either - they're entire game series that, years after their introduction, remain missing in action on the Mac platform.

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Best games for Mac: Keep cool with hottest games of the summer

Summertime is great, but sometimes you want to stay in the air-conditioned cool away from the oppressive heat. If you'd rather play on your Mac than suffer in the sun, I've rounded up some fun time wasters for you that will keep you busy. I've run the gamut on prices here, so you should find something you can play regardless of your wallet's thickness.

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