World of Warcraft 5.0.4 went live last week, the 28th of August. A lot of Mac users starting noticing that their Macs were running hotter than normal after patching. However, more than a few Windows/PC players are experiencing the heat issue, and so it doesn’t appear to be related to any changes in the graphics code or Mac-specific coding, and it may have even been narrowed down to a single thread on both platforms, as Blizzard support has released a fix for beta users around 10:30pm CST. Retail users will have to wait a little longer.
Bastion, Angry Birds Space, Botanicula Updated
Three high-profile games that have launched on Mac OS X recently have all received updates, and news of upcoming updates. Angry Birds Space, Bastion, and Botanicula all received bug fixes, with Angry Birds Space receiving new content. These all apply to the Mac App Store versions.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition 1.0.1
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Ultimate Edition has been updated by Feral Interactive to version 1.0.1. The cyberpunk/action/RPG patch fixes audio and video issues, and it improved support for third-party input devices.
Steam Client Updated (April 19, 2012)
Last week, Valve updated the Steam client that acts as the portal for Mac gamers to launch and play Valve and 3rd party games. It’s an important update since it adds support for the Community Overlay in Mac games hosted under Wine.
Mahjong Elements HDX 1.6
FDG Mobile Games GbR has released a major update to Mahjong Elements HDX. The $4.99 Mahjong game adds full language support for French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese, along with quite a few improvements and fixes.
Cut the Rope 1.1 for Mac
ZeptoLab’s Mac port of the popular puzzle/physics-based “Cut the Rope (Mac App Store)” game has received a major update for Mac gamers, including 25 new levels through the “DJ Box” as well as new achievements and other upgrades/improvements.