BioShock, the beloved first-person shooter from 2K Games, won’t be coming back to iOS.
The original title in the series was pulled from the App Store back in 2014 just a few months after making its much-anticipated debut. Now it seems as though 2K has given up on fixing incompatibilities with more recent Apple firmware.
Yesterday, Apple unveiled the iPad mini 3, a slightly updated version of the second-gen iPad mini with Retina display. But even though it’s two generations old at this point, Apple still sells the original iPad mini for $249. That makes it the cheapest iPad yet, albeit for good reason: It packs the same A5 chip and other silicon guts that the iPad 2 did way back in March 2011.
That might actually seem like a good deal for consumers, but it’s turning out to be a nightmare for developers who will likely have to support the iPad mini until 2017.
First released in 2008, Bioshock remains, to this day, one of the most unforgettable first person shooters you can play. The game takes place in the dystopian city of Rapture, an underwater metropolis built upon the ocean floor so that it’s citizens can pursue Ayn Rand style objectivism and eugenics. Pretty soon, everyone’s DNA is “spliced,” they’re all crazy, and it’s total chaos.
It’s a great game, and you can already play it on the Mac, but I never thought I’d see Bioshock come to the iPad. But it very much appears I was wrong.
What do you get when you combine flying cities, re-fictionalized American history, an arsenal of weaponry, genetic engineering and quantum mechanics? One of the best games of 2013, that’s what.
If you haven’t played it by now, you owe it to yourself and your laptop to get BioShock: Infinite. It’s the perfect gift for yourself this holiday season – and you can get it right now from Cult of Mac Deals without putting a huge dent in your pocketbook, either. That’s because BioShock: Infinite is available for only $9.99 – a savings of 75% – during this special holiday promotion.
As we draw closer to the end of the holiday shopping season, we could all use a little distraction from the day to day. Gaming offers that – and a great game can bring us back over and over again. The BioShock Bundle) offers two great games that will keep you gaming for hours at the low price of $15.99 – a savings of 60%!
Good news for BioShock fans: the latest installment of the hit game will be available on the Mac this summer. Aspyr Media has confirmed that BioShock Infinite will be hitting OS X in a couple of months. A specific release date has not been given at this time. The PC and console version will ship on March 26th.
Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, has a tradition stretching back to the 15th century and earlier, though it is currently a more secular holiday, with children and the young at heart dressing up as everything from scary ghouls and monsters to the more tame video game characters or that bane of every feminist out there, the “sexy” nurse/librarian/pikachu/what have you.
Regardless of how you celebrate, though, we thought you’d enjoy this list of the scariest Mac games we could think of, each available to play on current (and some older) Macs just in time for the next couple of creepy weeks.