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Find Clementine Amid The Ruins In The Walking Dead Season 2
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Today is the release date for the fourth episode in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series. Amid The Ruins is the latest addition to the five part story focusing on the further experiences of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse.

Free of their brutal captor, the group resumes their journey north. But hunger, violence and death have taken their toll. Simmering conflicts and inevitable changes within the group remind Clementine that danger can come from within, as well as without; she must choose her allies carefully in this penultimate episode of The Walking Dead Season 2.

Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad – and sometimes worse – than the dead? As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your morals and your instinct for survival. Your decisions and actions will change the story around you, in this sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year.

The Season Pass gives you access to all five episodes as they become available:

    - Episode 1: All That Remains
    - Episode 2: A House Divided
    - Episode 3: In Harm’s Way
    - Episode 4: Amid the Ruins
    - Episode 5: No Going Back
Features:
  • Decisions you made in Season One and in 400 Days will affect your story in Season Two
  • Based on Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic books
  • Play as Clementine, an orphaned girl forced to grow up fast by the world around her
  • The sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • 2.3 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
For more information follow the links below.

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Battle Group 2 Available Now At MGS
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Battle Group 2 from Merge Games is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The action title puts players in command of advanced naval fleets tasked with stopping an enemy force from spreading destruction across the globe.

Battle Group 2 puts you in command of advanced naval fleets to conquer a deadly global foe. Use your ships’ powerful weaponry combined with supporting satellite strikes to defeat your enemies.

Set in the near future, a force that calls itself ‘The Talon’ seeks revenge for an unknown crime, stealing the latest military equipment and spreading destruction throughout the world. You are the last Battle Group tasked to stop the Talon and whatever fight they bring your way.

Features:

  • Eight new playable ships. All created from the real life blueprints with the appropriate matching aircrafts and speeds relative to real life. Missile types are modelled to match each aircraft.
  • New satellite strikes! Now you can launch devastating nukes, deploy disabling EMP blasts, and trigger battle-changing Hyper-Time (slow-motion). Satellites can also now be reloaded.
  • Over 30+ new campaign levels including boss battles!
  • Levels are procedurally generated so they are different every time you play.
  • Three new theatres of war
  • Adapt your warfare strategy to fight in different environments including the Artic, the jungle and industrial arenas. Plus new night vision mode for intense nighttime battles.
  • All new ultra HD graphics
  • See the world rendered in incredible detail, coupled with a totally new menu system with satellite interface.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 900 MB HD Space
  • 500 MB VRAM
Battle Group 2 is available now for $7.99 (USD).

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Control Command Escape Reviews Divinity: Original Sin
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Control Command Escape recently posted a new review of Divinity: Original Sin from Larian Studios. The Kickstarter funded fantasy RPG 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.

Everything in the game, from a barrel to a tree, has stats like vitality (shown by hovering the mouse over it with ctrl held down), many have things like resistances to different things, and still others have statuses. So a level 20 coal basket (seriously) might have 50,000 or so vitality, some amount of armour, various resistances, and be "burning" (and precisely how much of this information is available to you is dependent upon the current character's "Lore" ability). And yes, that means you can cast a rain spell on it, which douses it both visibly and in terms of its properties (removing "burning" and adding "wet"). And that means the game will accommodate you doing things like laying down an oil slick and then igniting it with a fire-based spell, roasting the poor bastards stood on it in combat, and effectively lifting the entire selling point from (sadly Windows-only) Magicka in the process.
Read the full review at the link below.

Control Command Escape: Divinity Original Sin
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Battle Fleet 2 Launches
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Capital j Media has announced the launch of Battle Fleet 2 for Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows, with cross platform multiplayer across all devices. In the game the players control the angle and power of their guns and the movement of their ship in turn based strategy format.

Battle Fleet 2 is a true naval combat sim set in the WW2 era. Players manually control each ship, selecting which guns to bring, use, what the angle power of their shots are, and how the ships move. Additionally carriers bring planes to perform bombing runs and interception missions into battles. Fights can take place around island chains, which can help provide cover, blocking line of sight, or forcing enemies to run aground. All of this comes together in a fast paced battle in scenarios, campaign mode, or online against other players.

In addition to improved graphics and mechanics, an entire campaign mode has been added and the combat system has been improved to track each individual shell's height and hit location, allowing you to shoot over terrain or potentially target individual components of an enemy ship.
 
Additional improvements include improved options for outfitting your ships, including the ability to place individual commanders, expanded cards to play, better multiplayer options, and an entirely new graphics engine. Battle Fleet 2 looks better, plays better, but is otherwise a true successor to the original best seller.

Learn more at the links below.

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Crius Bringing The Industrial Revolution To EVE Online
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

CCP Games is scheduled to release Crius, a new update for its EVE Online space based MMO, today. The latest release for the game will feature a "massive set of new features and changes to science, manufacturing, research, and reprocessing." Some of the changes include an improved interface, atmospheric station noise, and new starbase options.

CRIUS: JOIN THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

The Empires struggle to contain you. The pirate factions push the boundaries of science to combat you. Meanwhile, beneath the shiny new veneers of the stations and starbases, the industrial sector upgrades its facilities and interfaces to support you. Why? Because they know your money and power drives the universe, and making your life easier makes their wallets fatter.

If you like the industrial side of EVE Online, you'll love the new features in Crius. If you've never tried your hand at it, now is a great time to check it out. Easier to use interfaces, more opportunities, and new features give savvy industrialists and cunning crafters that extra edge they are looking for. There's never been a better time to build.

Check out the link below to learn more about the many changes and additions coming with Crius.

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Les Misérables - Jean Valjean Now At MGS
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Les Misérables - Jean Valjean from Microids is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, the game puts players in the role of Jean Valjean and allows them to experience some of the legendary scenes from the story.

This game is a free adaptation of the novel "Les Misérables", written by Victor Hugo in 1862.

In 1815, Jean Valjean is freed from prison labor, and is an outcast filled with hate and a sense of injustice. He steals silverware from Monseigneur Bienvenu, who has provided him with food and shelter. However, the bishop's generosity teaches him what virtue and integrity are. When Jean Valjean arrives in Montreuil-sur-Mer, he becomes Monsieur Madeleine, the town mayor. He meets Fantine, and promises her to save Cosette from the clutches of the Thénardiers.

"Les Misérables" is one of the most renowned literary masterworks and has been adapted for film several times. It is now available as an adventure and hidden object game, with detailed graphics. You'll play Jean Valjean in 19th-century Paris.

Explore the novel's legendary scenes, keep your promise to Fantine by saving Cosette from the Thénardiers, escape from Javert's manhunt, be part of the revolts in the barricades by helping Marius and Gavroche, and experience many other twists and turns.

Features:

  • Meet famous characters from the novel
  • Be part of the revolt in the Rue Saint Denis
  • Wonderful hidden object scenes
  • Collect key objects to interact with your environment
  • High-definition scenery
  • Animated interactive areas
  • Mini games and several puzzles to solve
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1.8 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
Les Misérables - Jean Valjean is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Curse Of Naxxramas Offers Single Player Adventure, New Cards
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Blizzard Entertainment is scheduled to release Curse of Naxxramas today. The single player adventure mode for the Hearthstone online card game gives players the opportunity to defeat a collection of iconic bosses in an effort to earn new cards for their decks. Curse will also introduce a new game board and nine unique class challenges to conquer. The first of five unique wings in the dungeon adventure will be available free to all players, while the remaining four will require in-game gold or real money to access.

Are you prepared to face the horrors lurking within the dread necropolis Naxxramas? Curse of Naxxramas: A Hearthstone Adventure is just about ready to open its gates to the world. There’s a whole host of undead monsters inhabiting the halls of Naxxramas, ready and waiting to defend their lair against Hearthstone’s heroes. If you . . . somehow . . . manage to defeat them, you’ll be rewarded with ghastly new cards for your Hearthstone collection!

Curse of Naxxramas goes live in the Americas region for Windows®, Mac®, and iPad® on Tuesday, July 22, starting with the Arachnid Quarter, the first of five creepy wings that will be released weekly after the gates are opened. The Arachnid Quarter will be free to play during the Curse of Naxxramas launch event, which will last roughly a month. Those brave enough to step foot into the Arachnid Quarter during the launch event will unlock it permanently for free. Check out our recent blog for further details on how to access the Arachnid Quarter and the subsequent wings of Naxxramas.

Polish up your decks, card-slingers—we’ll see you inside the necropolis soon!

Head over to the pages below for more.

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Tormentum Demo Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

An IMG reader has informed us that OhNoo Studio, developers of the upcoming new "surreal adventure game" Tormentum: Dark Sorrow, have released a demo of the upcoming game. Currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign and recently Greenlighted by Steam, the game is set in a dark world in which an amnesiac protagonist must travel unfamiliar lands to uncover the truth about himself.

Tormentum is a surreal adventure game, featuring moral choices.

The action of the game is set in a dark world, veering between dreams and nightmare. The main protagonist, that the player takes control over, doesn't remember his name nor the place where he came from. Visiting new lands, he slowly starts to uncover the truth about himself.

Sounds familiar? Nothing further from truth because, on the basis of this seemingly hackneyed plot, OhNoo Studio succeeded at creating one of the most original worlds ever seen by the adventure games genre.

The dreamlike atmosphere featured in the game was inspired by the works of a Polish painter, Zdzislaw Beksinski, and a recently deceased Swiss painter, H.R.Giger, among others. The game's final appearance was also greatly influenced by the worlds presented in such games as Demon's Souls and Dark Seed. From this mixture we created a world full of darkness and depression

OhNoo Studio only recently started an Indiegogo campaign for Tormentum. Their aim is to raise funds necessary for finishing the game and the goal is to collect $9000. The game is going to be available for PC, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices.

The Indiegogo campaign for Tormentum concludes on August 1. Learn more about the game at the links below.

Tormentum Trailer
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Mac Games News for Monday, July 21, 2014

European Vehicle Pack Rolls Out For Cities In Motion 26:00 AM
Hearthstone: Curse Of Naxxramas Shuffles The Deck July 226:00 AM
Mac Users To Get Early Access To Clockwork Empires Soon6:00 AM
The Walking Dead Season 2 Available Tomorrow6:00 AM
 
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