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The weekly Mac #1

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The very first of my weekly round ups of all things for a Mac gamer. It’s been a busy old week in the world of OSX with the launch of EA’s Origin service becoming available to Mac.

Max Payne 3 coming to OSX?

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Steam’s database update has been at it again revealing that there is a Max Payne 3 port in the testing phase for OSX. The game has been ported using the Trans Gaming Cider technology.

Sleep Little Baby iOS Review

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Sleep Little Baby, is a new indie game which appeared on the App Store late last week. The idea of the game is to protect the sleeping baby from ghosts, ghouls & other evil objects trying to wake the child. The game mechanics are simple, you simply swipe the enemies away from the baby. This is well implemented and very responsive. The game is aimed towards casual gamers who need something to do to pass the time.  There is no back story to the game so you don’t know why these monsters are attempting to disturb the child but it sure makes for fun gameplay.

Origin for Mac now available but what next?

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Origin today released a 66mb update to their Origin client for OSX after last week announcing that Origin would indeed be coming to OSX after a successful Alpha period of only two weeks. So what does the new update bring us? Well it now brings us the entirety of Origins back catalogue of Mac compatible games which currently isn’t huge but it’s a start. Unfortunately, there really isn’t any other major feature to write home about, just yet. A nice surprise though was to see the hugely successful Batman Arkham series which had been successfully ported by Feral Interactive. The only snagging point on this was the pricing for the games at £19.99 for Arkham Asylum and £29.99 for Arkham City considering currently on Steam in PC format for £9.99 and £19.99 respectively. Another case of Mac user’s having their pants pulled down? Surely with Origin coming to a new platform it would learn from what Steam does and offer us content at a fair price. It’s bad enough we generally have to wait well over 12 months for a port anyway.

Steam for iPad

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Steam has now been released for iPad and it has been fully optimised for the retina display as well as the new iPad mini. Now that version 1.2 is available you can actually use the App in its native form and not have to have it blown up (a horrible feature).