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Total War: SHOGUN 2 Enters The Battlefield July 31
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive has announced that the historical strategy game Total War: SHOGUN 2 for Mac will be released via Steam on July 31st, with the Mac App Store version scheduled for release in early August. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, this is the latest installment in the critically acclaimed Total War series to be brought to the Mac by Feral, following Rome, Empire and Napoleon.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 places the series’ celebrated gameplay elements of real-time battle tactics and turn-based political strategy against the dramatic backdrop of the Sengoku Jidai, or ‘Warring States period’ of 16th century Japan. As leader of one of nine competing clans, players will attempt to dominate Japan and become shogun, unifying the country under military rule.

A premium version of the game will be released simultaneously and include all additional content. Total War: SHOGUN 2 Collection includes the Rise of the Samurai Campaign pack: a stand-alone campaign which challenges players to establish Japan’s first shogunate 400 years before the events of the main game. It also includes the Dragon War Battle pack, three additional clans and two unit packs. All additional content will be available separately via Steam to customers who purchase the base game.

The Steam version of Total War: SHOGUN 2 will also offer Mac-to-Mac online multiplayer battles, co-operative campaigns and ‘Avatar Conquest’ mode, in which players team up to form clans and fight alongside their allies to claim territories on a unique campaign map.

Minimum system requirements call for a 1.8GHz Intel Mac with at least 4.0GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.9.4 or later. The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9400 and NVIDIA 3xx series. The Intel HD 4000 requires 8GB of system RAM. A Steam account is required to access online multiplayer.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 for the Mac will retail on Steam in North America for US $49.99, £39.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €44.99 (inc.VAT) throughout Europe and will be available for download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide. Pricing may vary slightly for versions of the game sold on other stores, including the Mac App Store.

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Fight For Freedom In Space Farmers
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Space Farmers from KISS is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The co-op only game challenges a two player team to destroy a horde of hungry robots to escape imprisonment on an alien space station.

Grab a friend, grab a gadget, grab a gun and get ready. Space Farmers is the most fun you'll ever have in a co-op game.

You're trapped on an alien space station and forced to share your secret British agriculture secrets. With no means of escape or tea making facilities this is all very uncivilized!

Luckily a hoard of hungry robots are attacking the station and your captors have vanished. Stopping only to pick up an Energy Shotgun and a Pie-O-Matic you begin your quest for freedom!

In Space Farmers you and a friend will encounter gadgets, guns, puzzles, pigs, a horde of killer robots and more. This one of a kind co-operative action adventure will make you laugh, cry and bring the human race together.

Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
Space Farmers is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Crowntakers Strategy RPG Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Kasedo Games has announced Crowntakers: a new Strategy RPG for Mac, Windows, SteamOS and iOS/Android tablets. Developed by Bulwark Studios, Crowntakers offers players a medieval fantasy world powered by procedurally-generated environments and enemies to create a different adventure each time you play. Gamers must assemble a group of mercenaries and embark on a quest to banish evil from the world.

Crowntakers features intricate turn-based strategy combat that can be adapted to your strategy. Hire powerful new allies, upgrade your equipment, craft useful items and level up your companions in order to overcome powerful threats and challenges through tactical ingenuity. Kasedo Games has also released the debut trailer for the game – watch it below for a first look at this brand new adventure.

In an ever-changing world, heroes are the only constants.

Dark times are imminent: the king’s abduction throws a once peaceful land into turmoil. Being the chosen one elected by the king himself through one of your dreams, you embark on an adventurous journey to free him from the hands of the evil duke and go down in history as the kingdom’s greatest hero. But time is of the essence…

Crowntakers combines turn-based strategy with RPG elements and takes you at the behest of the crown into a medieval fantasy world full of challenging encounters and epic adventures. With its randomly generated world, Crowntakers offers a varied gaming experience every time you set out to fight evil. As a hero on a mission, you’ll have to assemble a group of brave mercenaries to take on cruel enemies like barbarians, ferocious animals or deceitful thieves. Embark on challenging quests, gather vital resources and finally banish evil from the world.

Features of Crowntakers

  • Turn-based strategy meets RPG in a beautifully created fantasy world
  • On every game start the world is rebuilt with different environments and encounters; encouraging players to try different strategies
  • More than 8 diverse and procedural environments ranging from mountain passes to  shadowy castles
  • Hire 9 individual mercenaries to take on bandits, wildlife and malevolent knights on a hexagonal battlefield. Utilise the unique class skills of the archer, wizard, scout and others
  • Gather resources, level-up your companions, collect mighty equipment and craft helpful potions to survive until your quest is complete
  • Alternative endings: will you save the king before the time runs out?
Crowntakers will be released in the last quarter of 2014.

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Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut To Debut This September
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Harebrained Schemes has celebrated the first anniversary of its successful launch of the Shadowrun Returns RPG with the announcment of an expanded stand-alone version of the Shadowrun: Dragonfall expansion. The Director's Cut of the expansion is planned for release in September and will include new features, missions, and art. It will also be free to all original Kickstarter backers and owners of Dragonfall.

We’re excited to announce Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut. Inspired by other passionate, community-focused developers like CD Projekt RED (who continued to improve and add to their Witcher titles post-launch), we decided to make an even bigger & better Dragonfall for you guys. The Shadowrun team has been hard at work taking the existing Dragonfall campaign and making it even better - adding new features, missions, art, and more.

What’s more, as a continued “thank you” for your support, the Director’s Cut will be FREE to all Backers and to all owners of the expansion version of Dragonfall. If you’ve played Dragonfall already, this should be a great opportunity to return to the streets of Berlin and enjoy the improved campaign all over again - to try a new archetype and make different decisions. And if you haven’t played Dragonfall yet, this will be the definitive version of the game to dive into.

Learn more at the link below.

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Third Season Of The Walking Dead Game Confirmed
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Telltale Games has officially confirmed there will be a third season of The Walking Dead, its popular game incarnation of Robert Kirkman's graphic novel series. The Walking Dead: Season 3 will likely continue the story of survivors of an undead apocalypse, struggling to cope with a world gone mad and the difficult decisions they must make to survive.

Head over to the links below for more.

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Guns Of Icarus Online Co-Op Mode To Demo At PAX Prime
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Muse Games has revealed it will demoing the new co-op mode for its post apocalyptic airship combat game, Guns of Icaurs Online, at PAX Prime this year. The mode, described as "essentially a new game," will give players the chance to cooperatively battle against hordes of AI enemies in a variety of new game modes.

What is Guns of Icarus Online? Guns of Icarus Online is the premier Airship Combat Game that is all about teamwork. With over 325,000 units sold and 97% positive reviews on the Steam Review system (one of the highest on Steam, in fact!), it has a dedicated and growing fan base and competitive scene (It just became one of 14 PC games on MLG). The premise is simple: You and three friends attempt to pilot a huge airship with fixed hardpoints for weapons, engines, hull, and balloon. While one person flies the ship the other three are gunning and repairing. Each player brings a variety of tools to help them with their intended task, from experimental ammunition to fire extinguishers. Ships form teams, and you battle against opponents for the supremacy of the skies. Currently the game has a variety of modes, from simple deathmatch to a several capture and hold map types.

What is Co-Op Mode? Co-op mode is a massive PvE expansion that is essentially a new game. Instead of battling player crew and ships, you'll co-op with other players onboard multiple airships to fight against hoards of AI enemies, ranging from aeroplanes, carrier ships, entrenched defenses, or bosses in a variety of new game modes, such as Convoy, Defense, and Escort. Co-Op mode also introduces new progression and unlock systems, allowing players to join various factions to fight for control over the world as well as leveling different player classes and skills. For the first time, the world of Guns of Icarus will emerge. Many of these planned features will be available as improvements to the original game as well.

What happened to Adventure Mode? Ah some of you may remember that we've been talking about Adventure Mode for 2 years now. Our Kickstarter failed to meet the full Adventure Mode stretch goal, so we are delivering the goal we reached, Co-op mode, first. And we plan on using the funds gained from this launch, as well as money we've made from the game so far, to create the full Adventure Mode.
Check out the links below to learn more about Guns of Icarus Online

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Ubisoft Titles 75% Off At MGS For A Limited Time
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Mac Game Store is showcasing the many game offerings of Ubisoft. For a limited time shoppers can collect tltles like Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition, Driver San Francisco Deluxe Edition, Shaun White Snowboarding, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe Edition at a 75% discount off each title.

A huge list of Ubisoft titles are on sale now. Click over to the link below to learn more, and be sure to check out Mac Game Store's other specials as well.

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Buy The Nancy Drew Bundle And Save
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Mac Game Store has announced a new limited time bundle deal, this time showcasing the Nancy Drew series from Her Interactive. The bundle includes five Nancy Drew titles for the low price of $19.95 (USD), a savings of almost $80.

The Nancy Drew Bundle includes the following:

Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen
Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device
Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall
Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy
Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion
Head over to the link below for more information.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Battle Fleet 2 Now At MGS6:00 AM
F18 Carrier Landing II Pro Takes Flight6:00 AM
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Shadowgate Returns August 216:00 AM
 
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