Chris HoltMacworld

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

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

Steam gaming service: Where is it?

Valve’s Steam gaming service is slated to launch Wednesday, though so far the digital distribution service has yet to go live on Steam’s website.

Portal

A triumph of gameplay—Valve launches on the Mac with a bang.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and Escape from Butcher Bay

The Chronicles of Riddick games aren’t high art and they don’t break new ground, but they do have more refinement than your typical prison shiv. Being bad can be oh so much fun.

Gaming on the iPad: What works, what doesn't

After a month's worth of iPad gaming, Chris Holt has a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn't when it comes to playing games on Apple's latest device.