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Topic: Games

OpenGL 4.1 specification released and ready for use by Apple

07/26/2010, 03:07 pm

The Knronos Group released its latest OpenGL 4.1 specification today at the SIGGRAPH conference, introducing tighter integration with mobile OpenGL ES and OpenCL APIs and expanding its core capabilities to unlock graphics performance on both Macs and PCs and on iPhones and other mobile devices.

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Apple working with partners to improve Mac gaming performance

06/15/2010, 03:06 pm

With more major releases than ever headed to the Mac platform thanks to the release of Valve's Steam service, Apple is working closely with its hardware and software partners to improve performance of graphically intensive titles.

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Steam survey finds more than 8% of gamers use Apple's Mac OS X

06/05/2010, 01:06 pm

More users of Valve's Steam gaming service ran a version of Apple's Mac OS X in its first month of availability than the 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista combined, according to a new hardware survey.

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Valve to release Half-Life 2 for Mac on Wednesday

05/25/2010, 07:05 pm

Half-Life 2, a PC first-person shooter first released in 2004 to critical acclaim and largely considered to be a landmark title, will finally make its way to Mac OS X through Valve's Steam platform on Wednesday.

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First look: Valve's Steam, Team Fortress 2 and Portal for Mac

05/09/2010, 04:05 pm

Valve's highly anticipated release Mac OS X release of Steam, its cloud-based game store and service, is set to be released as a public beta this week. AppleInsider offers a first look at the software with hands-on impressions and screenshots, including the first available titles: Portal and Team Fortress 2.

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Valve accepting applications for Steam for Mac beta program

03/26/2010, 06:03 pm

Valve Software this week quietly began accepting applications for a forthcoming beta program aimed at testing its highly-anticipated Steam for Mac online gaming service, several AppleInsider readers have discovered.

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Game developers eye the Mac after Steam's jump to Apple

03/10/2010, 08:03 am

The announcement that the Steam gaming service and Valve's line of games -- including Half-Life 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 -- are being ported to the Mac has convinced major developers like DICE and Gas Powered Games to consider the jump as well.

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Valve, Apple worked closely to bring Steam natively to Mac

03/08/2010, 01:03 pm

In anticipation of Monday's official announcement regarding Steam for Mac, AppleInsider spoke with John Cook, director of Steam development at Valve, about the process of porting the online gaming system to the Mac, and the role Apple played in its development.

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Valve announces Steam for Mac, games will allow Mac-PC online play

03/08/2010, 01:03 pm

Valve officially revealed Monday that its Steam online gaming service, along with the Source engine that powers titles such as Half-Life 2 and Left 4 Dead 2, is coming to the Mac in April.

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Magazine confirms Steam gaming platform coming to Mac in April [u]

03/08/2010, 11:03 am

Steam, the PC gaming platform from Valve Software, will be coming to Mac systems in April, while one of the company's most anticipated forthcoming titles, Portal 2, will also be available for Apple machines in the fall.

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Valve launches teaser campaign for new Mac version of Steam

03/03/2010, 07:03 pm

Valve Software has all but confirmed rumors that it plans to bring its Steam gaming system to the Mac desktop in a teaser campaign that mimics generations of Apple advertisements.

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Valve's Steam gaming system may be headed to the Mac

02/26/2010, 02:02 pm

Users have discovered Mac OS X specific files hidden in the latest version of Valve Software's Steam distribution engine and multiplayer platform for gaming, indicating a Mac port may be around the corner.

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Doom game creator suggests Apple embarrassed about iPhone gaming

11/06/2009, 08:11 pm

John Carmack, creator of the classic PC game Doom, described working with Apple as a "rollercoaster ride," and suggested that company executives are not happy about the popularity of gaming on the iPhone and iPod touch.

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Rumor: Apple planning premium game section of App Store

01/29/2009, 10:01 am

Apple may be planning to introduce a new section of the App Store dedicated to top-notch gaming titles in an effort to further solidify its multi-touch devices as the next big thing in handheld gaming.

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Carmack: iPhone more powerful than Nintendo DS, PSP combined

08/01/2008, 12:08 pm

Speaking at QuakeCon 2008 in Dallas this week, id Software co-founder Carmack praised Apple's iPhone as an emerging force in mobile gaming industry and revealed his firm to be working on two titles for the handset.

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Apple developing 3D gaming controller for Apple TV

05/08/2008, 10:05 am

Apple in a new patent filing reveals that it is conducting research on a 3D remote control system for its Apple TV set-top box that would mimic the functionality of the Nintendo Wii controller and also deliver some features akin to its multi-touch technology.

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Apple's bionic ARM to muscle advanced gaming graphics into iPhones

04/30/2008, 05:04 pm

The next generation of iPhone appears set to claim exclusive access to advanced graphics core and video decoding technology, thanks to a secret licensing deal between Apple, mobile graphics leader Imagination Technologies, and Samsung, the iPhone's ARM "system on a chip" manufacturer. The result may be an ideal platform for handheld gaming and high definition video playback.

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Apple game rentals; Safari anti-phishing; Blu-ray notebook drives

02/29/2008, 02:02 pm

A recently published patent filing from Apple Inc. hints at the possibility of game rentals and a more advanced games management component of the iTunes Store. Meanwhile, readers question the disappearance of Safari's anti-phishing measures. And the power-draw of today's Blu-ray drives has thus far translated into slow adoption by notebook manufacturers.

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Magazine debunks Apple game handheld, hints iPhone games

02/14/2008, 06:02 pm

Claims that Apple is developing a gaming system of its own are false, according to a games development magazine, but the electronics firm is also reportedly willing to bring games to the iPhone and iPod touch.

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Filing drops more hints at Apple gaming initiative

02/11/2008, 10:02 am

Rumors of an impending gaming initiative from Apple received a shot in the arm this past weekend with the company filing for an extension to its namesake trademark that would embody both handheld and console-based gaming entertainment systems.

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