Chris HoltMacworld

Chris is a former Macworld editor who has turned to a life of crime.

Live Update: Microsoft E3 press show

Matt Peckham and Chris Holt will be liveblogging E3 2010 as Microsoft hosts an invitation-only event to announce new Xbox 360 and Project Natal-related products.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Episode Two not only enriches the story of Half-Life and provides some genuine highlights to the series, but also makes you want to keep playing.

Team Fortress 2

More and more employees wish their companies would give them Macs. After all, Macs are powerful, sleek-looking machines that also run iTunes and Guitar Hero.

Team Fortress 2 arrives on Mac Thursday

Valve's promised Wednesday updates of Steam on the Mac have been delayed, but Mac gamers get a bit of good news this Wednesday from the Team Fortress 2 blog, which announced that the team-based multiplayer shooter will be available for download on Steam for the Mac this Thursday.

FarmVille, Guitar Hero have a date with the App Store

Two games took center stage during Steve Jobs's WWDC keynote, signaling the importance of gaming to Apple's mobile platform.

League of Legends coming to Mac this summer

Of sorts. League of Legends, the spiritual successor to Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients, is coming to the Mac this summer for free.

Half-Life 2: Episode 1

Episode 2 plays game plays exactly like other levels in its predecessor, Half-Life 2. The bad news is that there’s not much new here.

Star Wars: Empire at War

While Empire at War is likely the best strategy game you’ll see for Star Wars, it still can’t hold a lightsaber up to great sci-fi RTS’s like Starcraft or Sins of a Solar Empire.

Avastor HDX-1500

The versatility of the four connection types, ability to easily remove the hard drive, and generous warranty set the Avastor HDX-1500 apart.

Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 is simply one of those games that can be held up as art, as something that is smarter than Halo or Gears of War while still being engrossing to play and fun to explore.

Half-Life 2 now available on Steam; Eve Online: Tyrannis coming soon

On Wednesday, Valve announced the release of Half-Life 2, Half Life 2: Episode One, and Half-Life 2: Episode Two. Additionally, Valve announced that Eve Online: Tyrannis will be available for download on Steam for both the Mac and PC.

Torchlight

While it doesn’t offer much that hasn’t been done before, Torchlight borrows just enough from the right places to make a strong, well-rounded game.

Western Digital My Passport Studio

Western Digital’s My Passport Studio portable hard drive provides satisfactory (though not exceptional) speed, a strong warranty, and a convenient digital label.

Valve: Mac games make up 11 percent of Steam purchases

After just one week of sales, Mac games already make up 11 percent of the purchases on the Steam online game service. And this week sees a number of new cross-platform games joining the fold.

Steam gaming service for Mac now available

Steam, Valve’s digital distribution service for gamers, is now live