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Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition Released
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Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition from Sega is available now for purchase at Mac Game Store. Developed by Creative Assembly the Emperor Edition features an improved political system, overhauled building chains, rebalanced battles, and improved visuals for the historical strategy game. In addition EE offers all content and feature updates made for ROME II since its launch in 2013.

About Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition:

Emperor Edition is the definitive edition of ROME II, featuring an improved politics system, overhauled building chains, rebalanced battles and improved visuals in both campaign and battle.

In addition, Emperor Edition includes all content and feature updates made available for ROME II since its launch in September 2013. These include Twitch.TV integration, touchscreen controls, new playable factions and units, and Mac compatibility.

The Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack and all Emperor Edition content and features are free, via automatic update, to all existing ROME II owners.

About the Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack:

The Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack is a new playable campaign for ROME II, which rivals the original ROME II Grand Campaign in both scope and scale. This campaign comes as part of Total War™: ROME II – Emperor Edition and is available as a free, automatic update to existing owners of Total War™: ROME II.
The Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack is set in 42 BC during the chaotic aftermath of Caesar’s grisly murder. The republic remains whole, but its soul is divided as three great men, the members of the Second Triumvirate, hold the future of Rome in the palms of their hands.

Octavian, Caesar’s adoptive son and the heir to his legacy.

Marc Antony, Caesar’s loyal friend and most trusted lieutenant.

Lepidus, Pontifex Maximus of Rome and the man who secured Caesar’s dictatorship.

With the territories of The Republic divided between them and the military might of Rome at their beck-and-call, the members of The Second Triumvirate are each in a position to make a bid for leadership, and rule Rome as its first – and only – emperor.

However, external forces are on the move, looking to exploit the instability of Rome and expand their own territories. Will you fight as a defender of Rome and defeat the other members of the Triumvirate? Or lead another faction on a campaign of conquest and expansion, and take advantage of the chaos as the Roman civil war rages?

Playable Factions

    Players may embark on a new Campaign as one of the following playable factions:
    • Marc Antony
    • Lepidus
    • Octavian
    • Pompey
    • Iceni
    • Marcomanni
    • Dacia
    • Egypt
    • Parthia
    • Armenia (also now playable in the ROME II Grand Campaign).
How far will you go for Rome?

The award-winning Total War series returns to Rome, setting a brand new quality benchmark for Strategy gaming. Become the world’s first superpower and command the Ancient world’s most incredible war machine. Dominate your enemies by military, economic and political means. Your ascension will bring both admiration and jealousy, even from your closest allies.

Will you suffer betrayal or will you be the first to turn on old friends? Will you fight to save the Republic, or plot to rule alone as Emperor?

Features:

  • Plan your conquest of the known world in a massive sandbox turn-based campaign mode (supporting additional 2-player cooperative & competitive modes). Conspiracies, politics, intrigue, revolts, loyalty, honour, ambition, betrayal. Your decisions will write your own story.
  • Build vast armies and take to the battlefield in real-time combat mode. Put your tactical skills to the test as you directly control tens of thousands of men clashing in epic land and sea battles.
  • Play for the glory of Rome as one of three families or take command of a huge variety of rival civilisations – each offers a notably different form of gameplay experience with hundreds of unique units from siege engines and heavy cavalry to steel-plated legionaries and barbarian berserkers.
  • See exotic ancient cities and colossal armies rendered in incredible detail, as jaw-dropping battles unfold. Detailed camera perspectives allow you to see your men shout in victory or scream in pain on the frontline, while a new tactical cam allows a god’s eye view of the carnage to better inform your strategic decisions.
  • Extremely scalable experience, with gameplay and graphics performance optimised to match low and high-end hardware alike.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • 1.7 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 25 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4850
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition is available now for $49.95 (USD), 17% off the regular price.

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Become A Sorcerer Lord In Worlds Of Magic
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Wasteland Interactive's Worlds of Magic is available now for purchase at Mac Game Store. The fantasy strategy game lets players take command of one of 8 playable races as a sorcerer lord and set forth to expand an empire by gathering resources, building armies, capturing cities, and making use of magical spells to blast enemy forces.

EXPLORE, EXPAND, EXPLOIT, and EXTERMINATE!
  • Explore uniquely generated universes.
  • Expand your empire by building armies, recruiting mercenaries, and founding or capturing cities.
  • Exploit resources and factions alike to increase your own power.
  • Exterminate your enemies using the tools of war, magical spells or diplomacy.
THE PLOT

The world of Elannra was a land of beauty and enchantment, where the wise and powerful used magic to lift themselves to the heavens, seeking to become gods. It was their arrogance that destroyed the world; ripped its fabric apart at the very seams. The War of Ascension consumed it. And so they fled. Gateways were opened to new worlds, to new lands ripe for conquest. The Sorcerer lords of Elannra plunged through these portals taking their servants with them, intending to wage their immortal wars across the planes themselves.

But the magic of these worlds was different, it was not the open flowing source of Elannra. The Sorcerer lords had to begin again and learn the ways of this new magic. With their learning came power and with power conquest. Only victory will end this war. Only one Sorcerer can reign supreme!
Worlds of Magic will capture the feel of one of the greatest strategy games ever created: Master of Magic. It combines classic elements like randomly generated world maps and powerful heroes with new game mechanics, such as the D20 OGL rule set, and expanded features, like seven planes of existence. Although a completely new title from a design point of view, it seeks to hold true to the essence of what made Master of Magic a true classic.

Features:

  • 8 playable races
  • 7 planes of existence in a procedurally generated universe maps of up to 256x128 tiles (per plane)
  • Over 10 terrain types
  • Almost 30 world resources to exploit
  • D20 battle combat mechanics
  • Units gain experience
  • Over 80 military units
  • Over 40 wandering and summon-able units
  • Over 40 world features to explore and conquer
  • 40 heroes and champions
  • Over 400 spells divided into 13 spell circles
  • Cast tactical, strategic, and global spells
  • Create powerful artifacts to equip your heroes with
  • Choose from 13 pre-made Sorcerer Lords or make your own
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 3 GB HD Space
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
Worlds of Magic is available now for $39.99 (USD).

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Rex Nebular And The Cosmic Gender Bender Lands At MGS
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Tommo's Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The re-released adventure puts players in the role of Rex Nebular, an interstellar adventurer on a mission to recover a priceless vase from a planet populated by bizarre alien women.

A priceless vase is lost on a distant planet that doesn't exist. An irate colonel wants it back. And only one man is experienced enough...skilled enough...and foolish enough to retrieve it: interstellar adventurer and bungling bachelor Rex Nebular!

Join Rex as he pilots the Slippery Pig on a crash course for Terra Androgena, a planet populated entirely by bizarre alien women with big agendas of their own. Overcome the dizzying array of obstacles and endless traps preventing Rex from returning the priceless pottery. Feel the grotesque effects of the frightening Gender Bender machine!

Features:

  • A cosmic adventure spiced up with some adult humor, with four different endings.
  • Enticing skill levels for players from novice to genius.
  • A multitude of mind-bending puzzles.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
  • 64 MB VRAM
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender is available now for $5.99 (USD).

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Explore The Darklands On A Quest For Fame And Fortune
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Darklands for Tommo is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. In the re-released fantasy RPG players take command of a band of four adventurers questing across the landscape of 15th century Germany, a landscape populated with mythical beasts, religious power mongers, and bloodthirsty robber knights.

Prepare yourself to enter Darklands - the first realistic fantasy role-playing game. Leading a band of four adventurers across the sinister landscape of 15th Century Germany, you’ll face the Middle Ages as people believed it to be: land filled with mythical beasts, religious power-mongers, and bloodthirsty robber-knights!

Watch savage battles unfold before your eyes! Travel hundreds of miles by land and sea from Frisian Coast to Bohemia, from the alps to Prussia, visiting over ninety cities along the way.

Your quest for fame and fortune can take you through raucous city streets and dark mine shafts, or from a robber knight’s tower to the terrifying Witches' Sabbath! Get ready for the astonishing wonders of a realistic fantasy adventure in the mysterious Darklands!

Features:

  • One of “The Greatest Games Of All Time” according to Gamespot®.
  • Improve each character's attributes and skills as the game progresses. No artificial character classes or levels!
  • Active pause system lets you to freeze the action and give new orders to characters any time you wish.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
  • 64 MB VRAM
Darklands is available now for $5.99 (USD).

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Divinity: Original Sin Update Introduces Two New Companions
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Larian Studios has announced the release of a major update for its co-op fantasy RPG, Divinity: Original Sin. In addition to bug fixes and feature additions the new update introduces to new companions to the game: Bairdotr and Wolgraff. Divinity: Original Sin features an isometric view point, party-based gameplay, turn-based combat, choice and consequence, character and party development, and a large interactive world filled with characters and items.

As promised, we're ready to launch two more companions into Rivellon, both of which you can meet in Cyseal. Bairdotr, a curious and loyal ranger, has gotten herself into some trouble at the Legion barracks, while the silent rogue Wolgraff has found himself a nice hustle stealing coins from the wishing well in the Cyseal hinterlands (accessible through the graveyard tunnel).

Armed with her bow on her back and her claws at the ready, Bairdotr refuses to fail: She must navigate your world-- a world of wonder and mysteries both fantastic and terrible-- if she's to save Homeforest. The druid of the forest has been kidnapped, and Bairdotr must follow a scant trail of clues if she's to bring him back-- clues that take her to the very heart of Rivellon's Source conspiracy.

Dark Sourcery deprived Wolgraff of his voice when he was but a kid, and with it his dream of becoming a Source Hunter. Refused by the Order, he grew up to become a rogue, stealing from the rich and giving to... just himself actually. His is a world of silence, but if need be he lets his dagger do the talking for him.

MAC Specific:
This update brings all Mac tweaking options into a single place. In order to use it you have to hold 'Command' key on game startup.
The new launcher has options to:

  • Don't show any OS X notification popups while in game. They won't even blink.
  • Disable Touch Support if you feel like it
  • Quickly click on OS X Path control to discover your saves directory
  • Temporarily switch game to windowed mode
  • Precisely track mouse and trackpad gestures and taps
  • Disable hardware fade and gamma effects
  • Enable OpenGL performance tweaks and a heap of assorted workarounds
Follow the links below for more information.

Divinity Original Sin New Companions Details
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Xbox One Controller Driver Seeking A Kickstart
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments

Software developer Terry Demco recently emailed IMG about a new Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of an Xbox One controller driver for the latest versions of the OS X operating system. The campaign concludes on October 8 and will be successful if it reaches the $5,000 CAD goal.

With the development of new and exciting games and technologies being made for Mac, like the Oculus Rift, the Mac has gained a lot of traction in the gaming market. The Xbox has been a gold gaming standard for many years, and now with the release of the Xbox One controller, the best gaming controller on the planet is here. It seems like someone would have already bridged these two technologies, but as it stands almost a year after the launch there is still no way to support the new Xbox One controller on a Mac operating system. We are committed to bringing this product to the market so many more people can have an excellent gaming experience on the Mac with hardware you already own. The driver will support a USB connection to the controller, and have all gaming joystick, trigger, and button control. 

We will be providing support for 

  • Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)

  • Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks)
If demand is high enough we will consider support for OS 10.8. But as most people are running the latest version of the Mac operating system, we don't think there will be much demand.
Check out the site below for more.

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Lead A Magic Life At MGS
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Meridian93's Magic Life is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The fantasy sim puts players in the role of a mage seeking to gain power by taking part in an ancient tournament and winning spectacular magical duels.

Try to become a powerful mage taking part in an ancient tournament of magical conclave. Freedom of action gives a lot of choices for character development. Customizable look and character of the set of game objects do not give you a limited freedom of creativity, especially after the passage of the main storyline of the game in a free life.

Features:

  • Building a magic career.
  • Customize the appearance of the character and environment.
  • Freedom of movement and action.
  • Ability to create a unique character.
  • Spectacular magic duel.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1 GHz Intel Mac
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 200 MB HD Space
  • 16 MB VRAM
Magic Life is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Get Behind The Wheel In DiRT Showdown
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Virtual Programming's DiRT Showdown is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. Codemasters' "freestyle, free-roaming" arcade racer features split-screen multiplayer, 4 player online racing, a variety of weather conditions, and a number of ways to engage in vehicular mayhem.

Race, crash and hoon your way through a world tour of motorised mayhem in DiRT Showdown! Crowd atmosphere, social gameplay and accessibility are all ramped up in this turbo- injected shot of driving delirium. Smash down the accelerator and earn the adulation of frenzied crowds at hyper-energised events at iconic locations. Trick, speed and smash your way to victory, then do it again.

Use boost to blast past your rivals in races, unleash your inner hoonigan in huge freestyle, free-roaming stunt parks and see gaming’s most advanced damage engine pushed to its limits in devastating demolition derby events.

DiRT Showdown provides split-screen multiplayer and quick-fire party games as standard.

Get your ticket for this stunning new world of accessible action-sports racing from the makers of the award-winning DiRT series.

Please note this version is single player only, and does not support Racenet.

Features:

  • Experience a new world of full impact, no-holds-barred action sports racing
  • Push pedal to metal at iconic locations– Miami to London, San Francisco to Tokyo and more
  • Wow the crowds at unsanctioned, hyper-energised events with a festival vibe
  • Demolition Derby themed events, powered by racing’s most advanced damage model, deliver the ultimate in organised automotive chaos
  • Trade paint and deploy nitros in high-octane race events filled with obstacles and ramps
  • Show off your skills in free roaming freestyle arenas primed for automotive tricks and stunts
  • Compete against a friend in split screen mode.
  • Dive in and drive with accessible, pick-up-and-play controls
  • Prove yourself under all conditions – rain, sun, fog, and snow – in the daytime or under the lights at night in front of thousands of cheering fans
  • Split-screen gaming and over 10 different event types
  • Use the integrated ‘Crashback’ camera to capture your most spectacular crashes
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • 1.6 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 12 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
    • Intel HD Graphics 5000
DiRT Showdown is available now for $17.99 (USD), 10% off the regular price.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Borderlands 2 Complete Edition Bundle Comes To MGS6:00 AM
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