As another year comes to an end, we take a look back on what’s been a phenomenal year for Mac gaming, and revisit some of the highlights.
2012 was the year that:
- Brought us the MacBook Pro with Retina
- Welcomed Nvidia back to the fold (but there’s still a long way to go)
- Saw Apple share prices break pretty much every record (before plummeting back down)
- Gave us OS 10.8 Mountain Lion with at least some feigned interest in gaming.
- Saw everyone get their own App Store
- Turned the traditional publishing model turned on its head through kickstarter
- Gog went Mac
- EA announced that Origin would be coming to Mac
- Made games critics turn to introspection over the Doritosgate debacle
- Let you roll your own fusion drive
- Saw big publishers and indie developers flock to the Mac
- Signalled the rise of “free-to-play” but also saw basic gameplay sacrificed in favour of empty reward mechanisms
- And of course, gave you Control Command Escape.
We’ve weathered a storm, changed our name, had a social upgrade, and been given a bunch of games to give away. And even though we’ve still got a big backlog to work through, we’ve had some help, and we’ll continue to bring you the latest Mac Gaming news, reviews of the best Mac games, thought-provoking rants and articles, and tips and tricks.
See you in 2013!