Chris HoltMacworld

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

Nancy Drew interactive book series comes to iOS

On Wednesday, Her Interactive, a game developer for the Mac and iOS platforms geared towards young women and teenage girls, launched the first in a new series centered around iconic detective, Nancy Drew.

Apple shareholders reject succession plan proposal

On Wednesday, Apple shareholders traveled from far and wide for the company's annual shareholder meeting at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, rejecting a proposal to create an official CEO succession plan.

Lego Universe

Lego Universe is an ambitious and epic MMORPG that is saddled with expectations that no game could deliver on. Kids will love jumping around to the various Lego-themed worlds, but adults and long-time Lego maniacs will find the Universe to be far too small, and the tools far too clunky to replace the real life blocks.

First Look: Dragon Age II is gorgeous, violent

On March 8, when Dragon Age II launches in North America, Mac users will be able to get their hands on the hotly-anticipated sequel the same day.

Namco brings wrestling and casual titles to iOS

On Tuesday, Namco Bandai showed off some very large biceps by unveiling TNA Wrestling Impact for the iOS and its latest casual puzzler, Bird Zapper.

Expo Notes: Hands on with the Fling Game Controller for iPad

Ten One Design's Fling Game Controller takes the "virtual" out of "virtual joystick," attaching to your iPad's touch screen for more responsive controls in compatible games. Chris Holt took the iPad accessory out for a spin on the Macworld Expo showfloor and shares some first impressions.

Expo Notes: Genre-mixing Legendary Wars looks like a crowd-pleaser

Legendary Wars is a fantasy-themed game uniquely combining many genres that's been drawing crowds at Expo this week.

Empire Online invades iOS App Store

On Saturday, the English language version of Asia’s largest massively-multiplayer online role-playing game launched on the App Store. Empire Online, developed by Lakoo, is an anime-inspired adventure title that tasks players with building their own handheld kingdom

Review: Sid Meier's Civilization V

One of the most epic, deep, and complex turn-based strategy games of all time gets a visual upgrade and some major tinkering in this edition.

Capcom announces new games for 2011

Capcom, a leading developer of mobile and console games, recently unveiled its New Year’s iOS game lineup.

Mac App Store gives gamers plenty of options

Chris Holt looks at what Mac gamers can expect from the Mac App Store now that Apple has launched its new software retail service.

Holiday playlists: punk rock Christmas

Tired of merry and bright? A little fast and loud snottiness can freshen up any holiday playlist. Chris Holt suggests a few of his favorites.

OnLive, Steam, and the Eddys

The Eddys are designed to reward the best of the year’s past. In my opinion, both OnLive and Steam deserve such distinctions. Innovation and impact are two qualities in Eddy award winners, and that’s why both Steam and OnLive are deserving.

Chillingo unveils Winter lineup of iOS games

Chillingo, a leading publisher of iOS games, revealed its winter lineup on Thursday. The exciting collection of games augments an already impressive lineup that spans across genres and demographics.

Borderlands (OnLive version)

There's a lot that 2K Games got right with this game: good art direction, memorable sense of humor, strong RPG elements with good combat, and a really terrific arsenal. Borderlands can be as uneven and unforgiving as the worst dungeon crawler you ever played, but when it’s clicking, the there’s a lot that makes you want to draw that space revolver and charge into the fray.