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Old Dec 14, 2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Apple Names 'Day One' and 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' Best in Mac App Store




Alongside the Best of 2012 for the iOS App Store, Apple also released its nominations for the best app and game of the year in the Mac App Store yesterday.

Journaling app Day One was named App of the Year, while Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition took the Game of the Year award.

Photography app CameraBag 2 was named runner-up for app of the year, and Splice: Tree of Life was the second place game.

Apple also compiled a list of the Best Apps of 2012, which includes titles like Tweetbot, Clear, and Things.

Apple's list of Best Games of 2012 includes apps like Bastion, Pocket Planes, and Limbo.

This is the second year that the Mac App Store has existed, and the second year that Apple has chosen the best Mac Apps. Last year, Pixelmator and Civilization V were Apple's top picks.

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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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No award for best menu bar app of 2012?

Oh well, maybe my next app can take an award in 2013. Congrats to the devs of the winning apps from 2012.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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No award for best menu bar app of 2012?

Oh well, maybe my next app can take an award in 2013. Congrats to the devs of the winning apps from 2012.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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Clear things deus ex. Can't get any more more unambiguous than that.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:00 AM   #5
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Deus Ex Human Revolution is the best game I've ever played on any platform... The music, characters,choices... I love it. Great game which deserve a movie.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:01 AM   #6
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Human Revolution is amazingly good. Wish they'd hurry up and bring out a sequel! Until other games catch up with the fun of the gameplay and the brilliant atmosphere of that game I'd be happy with more of the same (although obviously if they could improve on it I think my head would burst in brain orgasm).

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Deus Ex Human Revolution is the best game I've ever played on any platform... The music, characters,choices... I love it. Great game which deserve a movie.
Best game ever? Hmm, it's certainly up there! Mind you, Portal and Portal 2 were both pretty amazing too...
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:13 AM   #7
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Deus Ex Human Revolution is the best game I've ever played on any platform... The music, characters,choices... I love it. Great game which deserve a movie.
You should play some more games. That said, it is pretty good.
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Funny that Day One should be picked. Apparently it's getting a lot of flak from users about journal entries being saved in plain text, making the password feature little more than eye candy.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 10:47 PM   #9
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Deus Ex Human Revolution is the best game I've ever played on any platform... The music, characters,choices... I love it. Great game which deserve a movie.

The original Deus Ex (not invisible war) and System Shock 2 are still two of my all time favorites, but Human Revolution was pretty good.
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Sweet, my app Living Earth Desktop for Mac is one of 20 in the best of 2012 Mac apps list
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 02:09 AM   #11
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Human Revolution is amazingly good. Wish they'd hurry up and bring out a sequel! Until other games catch up with the fun of the gameplay and the brilliant atmosphere of that game I'd be happy with more of the same (although obviously if they could improve on it I think my head would burst in brain orgasm).

I would be okay if they didn't release a sequel anytime within 5-6 years. I think the reason Human Revolution was so good was because it wasn't rushed.

First Deus Ex was definitely one of the best games of all time. Human Revolution was a worthy successor and a great game, but not one of the best.
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How bizarre - on my App Store, the game of the year is LEGO Batman!

I checked that Deus Ex is indeed for sale here in the UK and it is.

Day One, CameraBag and Splice are still the other winner/runners up.

Most curious....!

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Funny that Day One should be picked. Apparently it's getting a lot of flak from users about journal entries being saved in plain text, making the password feature little more than eye candy.
Yea, I could not believe that it was app of the year after reading the reviews. My reaction was "somebody must have posted the wrong list".

The link to camerabag 2 doesn't work and it doesn't even show up in a search. It really makes you wonder what is going on.
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Deus Ex Human Revolution is the best game I've ever played on any platform... The music, characters,choices... I love it. Great game which deserve a movie.
The original Deus Ex was actually better, despite the horrid voice acting
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Funny that Day One should be picked. Apparently it's getting a lot of flak from users about journal entries being saved in plain text, making the password feature little more than eye candy.
I'm glad you told me that. I'll stop synching on drop box.
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Complaints regarding DayOne's lack of encryption seem a little unjustified. It isn't like entries are only stored on your phone in clear text. Assuming you're using iCloud/DropBox storage and have a passcode for your phone, I'd argue they aren't needed for a personal journal... unless you plan on leaving your phone in the supermarket (and someone cares about your personal thoughts or stories) or genuinely have sensitive data to store - in which case you shouldn't be using an iOS application for vanity/convenience purposes, but something else entirely.

I've been using it for a while now and it's a fantastic little application. Often I'd like to have more feature-rich noting applications on my iPhone and find iCal only good for quick appointments - if I'm trying to remember what I did on certain days or record lengthy accounts of certain activities for personal/business use, then it's the perfect market offering.
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Complaints regarding DayOne's lack of encryption seem a little unjustified. It isn't like entries are only stored on your phone in clear text. Assuming you're using iCloud/DropBox storage and have a passcode for your phone, I'd argue they aren't needed for a personal journal... unless you plan on leaving your phone in the supermarket (and someone cares about your personal thoughts or stories) or genuinely have sensitive data to store - in which case you shouldn't be using an iOS application for vanity/convenience purposes, but something else entirely.

I've been using it for a while now and it's a fantastic little application. Often I'd like to have more feature-rich noting applications on my iPhone and find iCal only good for quick appointments - if I'm trying to remember what I did on certain days or record lengthy accounts of certain activities for personal/business use, then it's the perfect market offering.
The problem isn't that the data is saved in plaintext, necessarily, although that in itself might give some users pause. The real problem is that the app's password function gives the user a false sense of security. If two people use the same app on the same computer, then each could easily read the other's journal using a regular text editor without knowing the password, if they searched deeply enough on the hard drive. Yikes.
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First Deus Ex was definitely one of the best games of all time. Human Revolution was a worthy successor and a great game, but not one of the best.
I didn't play it [the first one] at the time, had a go on the PC recently but I don't have a good keyboard+mouse setup and it doesn't support controller. Also it was unplayably dark, for some reason, but I expect that would be fixable in the settings.

Was it out for anything other than PC? Maybe I could get it on Playstation Store?

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I didn't play it [the first one] at the time, had a go on the PC recently but I don't have a good keyboard+mouse setup and it doesn't support controller. Also it was unplayably dark, for some reason, but I expect that would be fixable in the settings.

Was it out for anything other than PC? Maybe I could get it on Playstation Store?
It was out for PC, Mac, and PS2 I believe.

If it is ridiculously and unplayably dark, there is something wrong with it.
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Deus Ex Human Revolution is the best game I've ever played on any platform... The music, characters,choices... I love it. Great game which deserve a movie.
not the greatest... the greatest to me (this generation at least) are:

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It was out for PC, Mac, and PS2 I believe.

If it is ridiculously and unplayably dark, there is something wrong with it.
Woo, got it on Playstation Store
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Woo, got it on Playstation Store
Congrats, and have fun with it. Truly one of the best games ever made.

I would save often, because although Human Revolution had decisions that effect the storyline a little, the original Deus Ex has decisions that change the WHOLE storyline.
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Congrats, and have fun with it. Truly one of the best games ever made.

I would save often, because although Human Revolution had decisions that effect the storyline a little, the original Deus Ex has decisions that change the WHOLE storyline.
I've been saving often because it's super duper hard to not get spotted, and I'm playing a no-kills game (except one major character whom I had to kill for moral reasons (s/he was un-stunnable)). Just noticed though that if people do spot you you can fairly easily run away and hide round a corner anyway, so you don't have to kill people
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