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Mount & Blade Rides Onto Macs
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TakeWorlds Entertainment's Mount & Blade: Warband and M&B: Napoleonic Wars DLC are available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The medieval action title Warband gives players the chance to lead men into battle in a struggle for territory and power, and features a single player campaign and a variety of multiplayer options. Napoleonic Wars expands the game with the option to play during the early years of the 19th century and includes new weapons, units, and maps.

Mount & Blade: Warband

In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!

Features:

  • Graphical overhaul: Support added for HDR, FSAA, depth of field, soft particles, tone mapping, and many other effects
  • New models with greater detail and high-quality textures
  • Multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Multiplayer modes include Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Conquest, Battle, and Siege
  • A campaign allowing you to become the ruler of a faction and convince lords to become your vassals
  • The ability to upgrade your companions to vassals by granting them lands
  • The ability to marry a lady of the realm for romance or cold political gain. Try to win a lady’s heart through poetry or bravery
  • Improved mechanics for soldier morale: Soldiers will break and run away if their morale gets too low
  • Pick any projectile off the battlefield for use as additional munitions
  • New motion-captured combat animations
  • Numerous improvements to the combat system: Your shield will still stop arrows even if you are not actively defending
  • The ability to play multiplayer matches on random maps as well as hand-designed ones
  • Multiplayer equipment system: Earn money by fighting opponents or accomplishing goals
  • The ability to use most throwing weapons in close combat: Switch to using a javelin as a short spear when the enemy gets close
  • Spend gold on more powerful equipment, using a carefully balanced system that will make combat more exciting without giving too much of an advantage to the leading team
Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Wars DLC

Napoleonic Wars is a multiplayer DLC expansion pack for Mount & Blade: Warband featuring the final years of the French Empire’s struggle to remain the dominant power of Western Europe in the early 19th century.

Experience the thrill of Napoleonic warfare first hand - Take part in the invasion of Russia or fight the French at Waterloo from the front line! Side with one of the five supreme European powers from the era and choose from more than 330 unique units to play. Fight on battlefields across Europe in of one of the most accurate and detailed Napoleonic war games ever!

Features:

  • Accurate early 19th century weapons, uniforms and environments
  • Massive multiplayer battles with up to 200 players
  • Five nations with more than 330 unique units to choose from
  • A wide range of artillery pieces ranging from field cannons to mortars, capable of firing a variety of missiles such as canister, explosive shells and even rockets - all fully controllable by players
  • Finely crafted game balance ensuring player skill is the hero of the battlefield, not the gun or the sword
  • Construct barricades, dig trenches, and rig explosives with the multi-purpose Engineer class
  • Special musician units with drums, fifes, bagpipes or trumpets, able to play historically accurate tunes; all recorded and played by award winning musicians
  • Lead squads of soldiers against each other in the new commander battle mode
  • More than 40 classical background music tracks
  • Experience thrilling Naval battles on one of the games Frigates, Schooners or rowboat
  • Destructible environments; players can use a range of artillery and explosives to destroy various buildings, bridges, walls and other structures.
  • Wage war on more than 70 maps, ranging from the Russian steppe to the Spanish Peninsular
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    • Intel HD Graphics (Napoleonic Wars)
  • Napoleonic Wars Requires Mount & Blade: Warband to play
Mount & Blade: Warband is available now for $14.99 (USD), 25% off the regular price, while the Napoleonic Wars DLC costs $9.99 (USD), 33% off.

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Septerra Core Now At MGS
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Septerra Core from TopWare Interactive is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The fantasy role playing game features over 140 characters, a varied storyline, the ability to choose up to nine party members, and a strategic combat system combining elements of turn-based and real time play.

At the very heart of Septerra lies the Core, a huge Biocomputer. Seven continents at different elevations, each with its own unique people and culture, orbit around the Core.

According to an ancient prophecy, Septerra's continents will one day converge and join in orbit together on one level - this is the Legacy of Marduk, the Creator's son. The Chosen, fanatical believers in the supremacy of their own wisdom and technology, impatiently try to force the issue - causing a global catastrophe which threatens the lives of all Septerreans.

Meanwhile, amongst the Junkers, a young woman named Maya gets caught up in the developing maelstrom and soon finds herself confronted by seemingly insurmountable problems. Without help she stands no chance of fulfilling the Prophesy before Septerra perishes. But whom can she trust in a world torn by war and treacherous intrigue - a world on the edge of the abyss?

Features:

  • A fantasy role playing game with over 140 characters and a complex, multi-level world
  • Intriguingly varied storyline
  • Choose up to nine party members, each with a unique motivation, skills and background
  • The strategic combat system combines the best of turn-based and real-time elements
  • Explore over 200 locations with mysterious buildings, landscapes, danger and surprise at every turn
  • The Adventure-style user interface gives you maximum interaction
  • Hundreds of entertaining voices spoken by professional actors
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
  • Rec: 2-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled
Septerra Core is available now for $4.99 (USD).

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Light Battles Darkness In Enclave
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TopWare Interactive's Enclave is now available for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The fantasy RPG offers two unique story driven single player campaigns, more than 25 missions, 12 playable character classes, and 5 end bosses to defeat.

The people of Light and Darkness are divided by a bottomless rift that split the earth many millennia ago. The lands of light are an Enclave of truth and order surrounded by the twisted and barren lands of the dark, known as the Outlands. Over the centuries the rift has started to close…

And now it is only a matter of time before the forces of Light and Darkness will clash in an unprecedented, merciless struggle for survival!
Remember... When a storm comes up, for some it’s better to keep out of its way… while for others it’s time to block its path!

Features:

  • Breathtaking combat action
  • Amazing 3D graphics with latest Shader technolgy support
  • 2 separate story driven single player campaigns: Light and Dark Campaign
  • 25+ highly detailed fantasy themed missions
  • Secret bonus games
  • 12 different playable character classes
  • 5 mighty end bosses
  • Epic musical score and impressive sound FX
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 5 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT
    • NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
Enclave is available now for $4.99 (USD).

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Jack Orlando Director's Cut Comes To Mac Game Store
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Jack Orlando Director's Cut from TopWare Interactive is now available for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The adventure casts players in the role of Jack Orlando, a 1930's detective struggling to prove himself innocent of the charge of murder.

1933 will go down in the history books as the year America passed the 21st Amendment to the Constitution. Prohibition is over. To the delight of millions, alcohol can now flow freely across the thirsty land. Two days before the official announcement, bars and clubs across the land are stocking up on quality whiskey. This is the absorbing story of a scruffy but shrewd private investigator who becomes the prime suspect in a mysterious murder case through no fault of his own. Jack now has only 48 hours to slip the noose and find the real offender. The sands of time are rapidly running out for Jack – he must unravel the threads of the mysterious plot in which he finds himself – a race against time![/i]

You, my friend, are the main suspect in a murder case! You’ve been given a chance to prove your innocence, so you better get your Sherlock Holmes act together – fast! In the character of JACK ORLANDO - the down-at-heel detective who’s never at a loss for words – you’ll come across cunning characters, garrulous gangsters, endless enigmas and tense situations throughout this fantastic comic-style adventure. There are 4 entire episodes containing over 200 action-packed scenes in dark alleys, fine saloons and seedy brothels – and the actors are a multitude of tough and sly underworld characters. You’ll have to keep your eyes wide open for clues, no matter where you are... only by putting two and two together will you reach your objective.

The Director's Cut Version of the game offers six new scenes, normal and easy game mode as well as a lot of additional puzzles.

Features:

  • Hand-drawn animated 2D graphics adventure
  • Professionally synchronized voices
  • Smooth scrolling and light sourcing
  • Over 200 Scenes in 4 episodes
  • Nearly 100 characters and thousands of dialog lines
  • 2 difficulty modes: Easy and Normal
  • Musical Score in 5.1 composed by Grammy Award Winner Harold Faltermeyer
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
  • 64 MB VRAM
  • Rec: 2-button mouse
Jack Orlando Director's Cut is available now for $4.99 (USD).

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Merchants Of Kaidan Available For Purchase
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Forever Entertainment's Merchants of Kaidan is now available for purchase from Mac Game Store. The challenging trading game features a variety of RPG elements and challenges players to rise from humble beginning to become a wealthy merchant.

Regain your riches, restore your honor and punish those who have wronged you.

Merchants of Kaidan is a challenging trading game fused with lots of RPG elements. You start very humble, one cart, a purse of gold and silver coins is all that you have. Your task is to roam the world and search of opportunities to score some profit. Buy low, sell high - a merchant's motto is easy to grasp. And yet the job is harder than it seems.

A good merchant needs to know everything about the market, he is always on the lookout for a deal, always listening, always engaging and deepening his knowledge. He knows what forces influence the prices, what events affect them. A good merchant listens to rumours and gossips spread by travelers at inns and taverns; hoping for a clue, a hint where to go, where a good deal awaits. A good merchant surrounds himself with specialists smarter than him, people who help him maximize profits and minimize losses. He always expands his fleet of carts, he balances risks, calculates profitability.

The conditions are constantly changing, and supply and demand for different goods with them. Maybe you'd like to pay a cheaper price for furs in the summer, and sell them for a hefty profit as the winter is coming and people need warmth.

But is it worth carrying them for so many days, risking robbery, moths and taking precious space that you could use to transport something now and make a profit immediately?

Or is it worth to buy illegal herb in the out of reach swamps where it cost's next to nothing, and risk smuggling it into the city where you can sell it for an amazing profit? But what if the city guards want to control you? Should you pay a bribe? How big? Maybe the best course of action is to say that you have nothing and hope they don't find anything?

Feature:

  • A complex trading algorithm
  • Over 100 quests each with multiple steps to success.
  • 2 out of 10 planned mini games that accompany events with next ones upcoming in the updates
  • Possibility to create a partnership with other traders and control 3 characters simultaneously
  • 1 main and 2 quick scenarios
  • 15 types of goods for trade with varying characteristics, some illegal, some perishable
  • Beautiful hand-drawn localisations
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 1 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
Merchants of Kaidan is available now for $14.99 (USD).

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Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy 3.11 Patch Launched
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Battlefront.com has released the 3.11 patch for Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy. The patch is not compatible with the 1.0 or 2.0 branches of the game, requiring the 3.0 Upgrade installed in order to use this patch. The update includes a variety of changes and improvements to the strategy game.

Attention! This patch is SPECIAL and MAY require you to activate your game again. Please see the Patch details page for more info.

New 3.11 Feature List

  • Group moves and evade commands are no longer a workaround for weight-restricted movement speed.

  • M1 Garand rifle-grenadiers carry more rifle ammo.

  • Minor fixes to new German vehicle models to prevent crew from poking through the armor.

  • ATG bunkers have a more realistic (limited) front arc for their guns.
v3.10 GAME FEATURES
  • Quick Battle TO&E options have been improved

  • Mouse text for targeting: too close or out of range

  • Aircraft control returned to original method (observers have control)

  • Towed guns look better as vehicle turns

  • Corrected some TacAI problems with crewmen positioning themselves around a heavy weapon

  • Better logic selecting the two men for scout teams

  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused buttoned-up tank crew to be suppressed by external explosions

  • Artillery usually requires another spotting round or two before acquiring the target

  • Off-map rockets generally cost more points in quick battles

  • Improved TacAI logic for placing teams along walls (this is repeated/completed in v3.11 so maybe skip mention of it here)

  • Improved coordination between tank hull and turret rotation

  • Improved long-range optics for JPz IV, Jagdpanther

  • Very heavily-laden soldiers cannot use Fast or sometimes even Quick moves
Check out the page below for more information about the update.

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Surprise Attack Of Particulars At MGS
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Particulars from Surpise Attack is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The unique fusion of arcade action and puzzle solving features the story of Alison, a young physicist with a troubled past, and places players in control of a single quark as they struggle to negotiate the fundamental forces of the universe.

Particulars is a game with a unique combination of arcade-action and puzzle gameplay, set in the mysterious world of subatomic particles.

Taking control of a single quark, you must negotiate the fundamental forces of the universe. Other particles will push and pull at you - you'll always be on the brink of losing control and being dragged towards annihilation!

Woven through the game is the story of Alison, a young physicist with a troubled past. Her journey through the subatomic world is drenched in memories (both good and bad), and will ultimately lead her to some surprising revelations.

Features:

  • Based on actual particle physics: Enter the world of sub-atomic particles and witness the interactions between them.
  • A puzzling narrative: Following on the tradition for narrative-led titles from SeeThrough Studios, Particulars is a puzzle game that blends an engaging narrative about a young scientist and how she manages with her own struggles.
  • Over 100 levels of intrigue: Played over 10 chapters of ever increasing complexity, join Alison on her personal journey.
  • Dig deeper: The Particlepedia provides information on each particle in the game, the nuances between the real world and the game world and links to other sources.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 300 MB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
Particulars is available now for $11.99 (USD), 20% off the regular price.

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Fill And Cross World Contest & Royal Riddles Available
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Fill and Cross World Contest and Fill and Cross Royal Riddles are now available for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. Both games feature more than 100 unique puzzles set in a variety of colorful locations and more than 4 hours of gameplay to enjoy.

Fill and Cross World Contest

Guess all the pictures and win the world contest!

Solve 120 unique puzzles in 6 elegant locations in the most prestigious casino

Features:

  • The game in the genre of nonograms
  • 120 unique levels
  • More than 4 hours of gameplay
  • Spectacular trophies
  • Magnificent casino halls
Fill and Cross Royal Riddles

Solve the king's puzzles and gain access to his treasures!

Solve 108 unique puzzles in 9 elegant locations in different corners of the royal castle.

Features:

  • Outwit the king – solve all his puzzles!
  • More than 4 hours of gameplay.
  • 108 original puzzles.
  • Really magnificent trophies.
  • Elegant interior scenes of the royal castle.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 35 MB HD Space
Both Fill and Cross titles are available now for $4.99 (USD) each.

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