Fifteen years after its initial release, the legendary first-person shooter Half-Life has been quietly released for both Mac OS X and Linux. No Official announcement has been made by Valve as of yet. The original Half-Life was released in 1998, and is a big name in the gaming world, even for non-gamers. It’s played through the eyes of Dr. Gordon Freeman, who is trying to fight his way out of secret research facility in New Mexico.
If you are going to buy a video game console, one other thing you are going to need is games.
Most people spend ninety percent of their time on a computer in the web browser. Office and productivity suites might tempt you enough for the occasional trip to the desktop, but even there a shift to the browser is evident with tools like Google Docs. With the capabilities of modern browsers growing ever more, there’s a convergence of web and traditional application technologies. But however evident, I never expected games to make the leap as eloquently as they did.
Smokin’ Guns isn’t like the usual military-style shooting games like Call of Duty or Metal of Honor. It also isn’t like the surreal, monster-filled Doom-esque games that fill the gamestore shelves. No – this game is all about a gunfighter and his gun. Just trying to survive in a crazy, wild place where everyone else also has a gun with a bullet that has your name on it.