Have you been hiding under a rock for several years? Perhaps I can suggest you play the fantastic PC/Mac Puzzler Portal, because it’s free now. Atleast for the next 4 days you can pick up Portal on Steam for absolutely free. In case you don’t have Steam you can get it here and not only are you on your way to an amazing puzzler, but you also finally have the best way to buy PC games.
Portal 2 is also available for 30 dollars and just as fantastic and even funnier than the first game so if you like what you see with Portal 1 then you need to pick it up.
Considering in the North American territories that new games are released on Tuesdays, this is the start of a recurring series which will try and keep anything from slipping into store shelves under the radar.
This week is a big one, easily able to drain the wallets of many a PS3 owner as well as those wanting to sport a flaming hot new handheld.
So without further ado, here’s the new releases for September 6th, 2011:
- Dead Island (360, PS3 and PC)
- Warhammer 40K: Space Marine (360, PS3 and PC)
- Resistance 3 & Doomsday Edition Move Bundle (PS3)
- Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten & Premium Edition(PS3)
- Rise of Nightmares (360/Kinect)
- Driver: San Francisco (Wii, 360, PS3 and PC)
- Driver: Renegade (3DS)
- Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures (DS)
- 1001 Touch Games (DS)
- Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection (3DS)
- Rugby World Cup: 2011 (360)
- Uncharted: Greatest Hits Dual Pack (PS3)
- Tiger Woods 12: The Masters (Mac)
- Sony Wireless Stereo Headset (PS3)
Oddly enough, this week there’s a few titles that decided that they didn’t want to share the spotlight with the rest of the games coming out, so they’re being released on the 9th and are as follows:
- Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
- Get Fit with Mel B (Wii)
Well there you have it, this week’s shopping list- find what you want and get to playing it already!
Quake 3 deathmatches aside, things at Minecraft dev/publisher Mojang are running smoothly, considering the announcement of their first third party title developed by Oxeye Game Studios.
In the announcement, Cobalt was described as being “an action game of running, jumping, rolling, shooting, throwing, dancing, hacking, rolling, flying, sliding, climbing, looting, deflecting, racing, piñata-ing, passing, scoring… and even more rolling.”
It’s coming out this fall on PC with Mac and Linux versions following soon after, but as for now there’s a trailer below.
Steam, why you so generous with your sales? The time has come again to save ridiculous amounts of money on titles via Steam. Many titles, like Borderlands, Bit.Trip.Runner and Recettear sit at a whopping 75% off. Lead and Gold is even 85% off.
Of course, there are many other fantastic deals to be found, and you can find all of those over on Steam’s website. And if there’s nothing particularly interesting for you today, every day until July 10th, there will be new deals.
If you’re looking to fill out your PC collection, now’s the time.
You would think a job listing for “console Diablo III“ would mean that a console version of Diablo III would be on the way. Apparently, that’s not the case.
A Blizzard spokes person addressed the listing saying, “We’re exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. As we’ve said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project.”
So while they’re hiring for a console version of Diablo III, or at least something like it, it sounds like it may never see the light of day. But if you are worrying that a console version might get in the way of your PC release, Blizzard says not to worry.
“We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don’t intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game.”
While there is no release date for the title yet, Blizzard is hoping to get it out sometime later this year.
TellTale recently spilled the beans, and some screenshots, to Game Informer about their upcoming downloadable title, Jurassic Park!
Like TellTale’s other titles, Jurassic Park will be released in five episodes. Unlike many of TellTale’s other titles, Jurassic Park is actually taking a much more serious tone.
Universal choose Telltale as a developer because of their desire to focus more on the human side of the Jurassic Park series, rather than on guns and shooting dinosaurs. Instead, TellTale is going for a gameplay style similar to that of Heavy Rain, focusing more on a cinematic presentation of your actions and altering the story based on your choices.
TellTale notes two play styles will most likely have a heavy presence in the release: Slow paced investigation sequences, and more high action moments as you try to escape velociraptors, the T-Rex, and some all new dinosaurs.
As mentioned before, you can check out the first screenshots plus some concept art over at Game Informer along with an in-depth look at the project.
Despite being announced in July, we had yet to see a Trailer for TellTale’s upcoming Back to the Future series of titles. Now, we have one! You can enjoy the trailer after the jump. It does lack any sort of gameplay. But as long as you’re not collecting clocks, I’m fine.
Telltale’s Back to the Future titles are all new entries in the series’ story, extending beyond the first three movies. The title will be released in five episodes, the first releasing later this month.
The full series will be available on PlayStation 3, PC, MAC, and the iPad.
Continue reading Telltale’s First Back to the Future Trailer
Valve has just released it’s Mac version of the Steam client from Beta. It is now available to all Mac users. Today Portal is immediately available, as well as Runic Games’ Torchlight, but every Wednesday they will add more games from the massive library of games currently only available on Windows.
The best part about all this is if you already own the Windows version of a game through Steam, then when/if it is built for Mac, you will get it for free. Further, all Mac gamers will be able to play online games, such as the upcoming Team Fortress 2, on the same servers as their Windows comrades.
This holiday season, Portal 2 will be released for both Windows and Mac on the same date, as will all future Valve releases. The updates Source engine should also make it much easier for third-party developers to port their game. Also announced today was a Linux version of Steam in development, bridging the gaming gap between all operating systems.
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UPDATE: Portal is also FREE until May 24th for both Windows and Mac!
Valve announced that Mac users can look forward to playing Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal, the Half-Life series, and Counter Strike next month. Valve has announced they will be making steam available to Mac users.
“As we transition from entertainment as a product to entertainment as a service, customers and developers need open, high-quality Internet clients. The Mac is a great platform for entertainment services,” said Gabe Newell, company president of Valve.
The Mac version of steam will have all the features of the PC version in addition to a new one called Steam Play. This new feature allows consumers to download a title for free on the Mac version of Steam if they already purchased it on their PC steam account.
Valve plans on making MAC a “tier-1 platform”. Any titles released in the future by Valve, the first of which to be Portal 2, will be available on Mac the same day as the PC and Xbox 360 versions.
PC and Mac users will be running on the same servers, so PC and Mac users can play together in games like Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead 2. Because of this, Mac users will be getting the same update support that the PC version is getting, so no worries about it falling behind on updates.
Hopefully other developers will follow behind Valve and offer their games for Macs as well via Steam. The more games available the better!