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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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Carcassonne updated with new tally displays and detailed play by play summaries

Carcassonne, a port of the popular German boardgame, has been updated with some new features that make keeping track of gameplay easier including new scoring visualizations that will give you the ability to review every detail of a game once it's completed.

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Strange Flavour offers sneak preview of new iOS games

Aaron Fothergill is a veteran Mac game programmer who turned his attention to iOS as soon as Apple let him. The result is some of the biggest hits published by legendary game maker Freeverse, which has since been acquired by Ngmoco (which itself was acquired by Japanese publisher DeNA). Fothergill's company Strange Flavour treks on, however, now as developer and publisher of its own unique content on iOS. It has a fun slot car racing game called Slotz Racer which just got a major overhaul, and is working on new games including Apple Dash - which features parallax moving backgrounds similar to iOS 7 - and Any Landing, a fun game that involves crashing airplanes. He recently gave us a sneak peek at WWDC.

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'Where's My Mickey' brings Disney's beloved mouse, all new adventure

The third "Where's My Water" game from Disney is now available, and this one stars Mickey Mouse. Where's My Mickey costs 99 cents to download, with more content unlocked using a 99 cent in-app purchase.

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Microsoft reportedly bringing Xbox and PC games to the iPhone

Microsoft is reportedly planning on bringing a number of Xbox and PC titles to the iPhone starting later this year. According to a report on Reuters, Microsoft is collaborating with Japanese developer Klab Inc. in order to bring these games to their competitor's platforms.

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How to get iMore to cover your apps and games

Today's Talk Mobile was all about helping developers better market their apps. Media outlets like iMore are an important part of that marketing, yet like any resource, we have our limits. We get dozens of app submissions a day and sometimes hundreds a week, but we only have time to cover a handful. And as much as we love developers and apps, we love our readers even more, and take our responsibility to them incredibly seriously. We're only ever going to offer them the very best apps and games we can find. To put it bluntly, if something looks or works like crap, we're not going anywhere near it.

So, if you're a developer and you've made an amazing app or game, what's the best way to ensure it gets featured on iMore? There's no absolute answer to that question -- it's a classic chaos equation -- but there's a lot of things that can help, and a few that can hinder:

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Sega drops price on all Sonic the Hedgehog games

Sega has dropped the price of their Sonic the Hedgehog games to $0.99. Everything from the original Sonic the Hedgehog to Sonic Jump is on sale, and it's unknown how long they'll remain there, so if you were looking at one of the Sonic games, now is the perfect time to get it.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown now available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

We'd heard about the impending release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown earlier in the week, and true to their word 2K Games has launched the title today for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

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Game controller support in iOS 7 is a step in the right direction

Introducing iOS 7 at WWDC last week, Apple's Craig Federighi mentioned MFi game controller support in passing. Apple's announcement has long-term ramifications for iOS 7 as viable gaming platform.

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Ankidrive offers "real world video game" using iOS AI

Anki used the WWDC keynote stage to introduce its first product in development, a game called Ankidrive. It's not a video game, though - it's a real world game using remote controlled cars, a modernized version of a slot car game.

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