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Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments

Feral Interactive has announced that Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut, the enhanced version of the action role-playing game Deus Ex: Human Revolution, is out now for the Mac, available exclusively through Steam. Deus Ex: Human Revolution was developed by Eidos-Montréal and published by Square Enix for games consoles and PC.

“Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut polishes an already fantastic experience,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “The overhauled boss fights give players even more choice about how they approach the most climactic moments of the game.”

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut makes several improvements to the original version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution including overhauled boss fights, reinforced combat mechanics and improved enemy AI. Striking visual upgrades to the textures, lighting, fog and shadows make this the best-looking and most immersive Deus Ex experience available.

The Director’s Cut contains The Missing Link, Tong’s Rescue Mission and Tactical Enhancement DLC packs, which have all been seamlessly integrated into the narrative flow of the main game. Additional features include over eight hours of developer commentary and a 45-minute “Making of” documentary.

The Mac version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut is a SteamPlay™ title that supports achievements, leaderboards and save game synchronisation.

Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0Ghz Intel Mac with at least 4.0GB RAM, 512MB or better graphics card and Mac OS 10.8.5 or later. The game supports the ATI 4850 series or better, Intel HD4000 series or better, and NVIDIA GT130, NVIDIA 9600 or NVIDIA 600 series or better. A Steam account is required to purchase the game.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut is available fir US$19.99, £12.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €19.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe.

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B2: Sir Hammerlock Versus The Son of Crawmerax Launched
6:00 AM | IMG News | 7 comments

Gearbox Software's fifth and final Borderlands 2 Headhunter add-on, Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax, is now available. Brought to Mac by Aspyr Media the DLC revolves around the players attempts to defeat Crawmerax Jr., son of the great crab worm from an add-on for the original Borderlands.

Join Sir Hammerlock along with Brick, Mordecai, and Lilith on a relaxing vacation on Wam Bam Island as you play the biggest (and last) Headhunter add-on in the series. At first, everything appears peaceful as Sir Hammerlock shows off his homemade brew and talks about the latest in Varkid tracking… that is, until tragedy strikes when a monstrously large beast kidnaps the scholarly hunter and pulls him underground. Fortunately, Crazy Earl and Mordecai are on hand to help recover the mustached colleague, provided you do a few favors for them first.

Your journey across Wam Bam Island culminates in a battle against a foe that may look familiar to some – Crawmerax Jr., the son of the great crab worm from The Secret Armory of General Knoxx add-on for the original Borderlands. Crawmerax Jr. is seeking vengeance on Lilith, Brick and Mordercai for brutally defeating his father over and over again. You must fight him off without their help so, you may want to call some friends to help you out with this one.

If you are successful in defeating Crawmerax Jr., you get the honor of wearing his head – but shrunk down to fit on your character’s neck since you aren’t an 80 foot crab worm. Each character gets a new beach themed skin as well, including Axton wearing an 80’s Aloha shirt and a certain dual gun wielding Vault Hunter prepping for a wet t-shirt contest. Oh, and make sure to bring your sun screen!

Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • 2.2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1.3 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS
    • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Require Borderlands 2 to play
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
Note:
    Game Pad Support - Borderlands 2 supports both the Microsoft XBox 360 wired gamepad and the PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless controller
Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock vs the Son of Crawmerax is available now for $2.99 (USD).

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Buy The Aspyr Fantastic 3 Bundle And Get A $5 Coupon
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

A new bundle of games, The Aspyr Fantastic 3 Bundle, is now available for a limited time at the Mac Game Store for $19.95. The compilation includes BioShock Infinite, Sid Meier's Civilization V, and Borderlands 2, as well as a $5 coupon toward the purchase of any Aspyr game.

Learn more at the links below.

Aspyr Fantastic 3 Bundle
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Control Command Escape Reviews Moebius: Empire Rising
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Control Command Escape has posted a new review of Phoenix Online Publishing's Moebius: Empire Rising. Jane Jensen's return to the adventure game genre casts players in the role of Malachi Rector, an antiquities dealer who becomes embroiled in a mystery when he takes a job from a secretive government agency.

The story itself is intriguing, though if I'm honest it was a little too much pulp sci-fi for my liking, but there's no doubt that the strong writing carries the weight of the entire game. The game itself is packed full of historical tid-bits, but it's definitely the characters that make the game as interesting as it is. There's no real branching of storyline or decisions to be made like in the recent Telltale games, this is old-school point-and-click adventure all the way, completely linear and with a lot to read (although it is mercifully, fully-voiced).
Read the full review at the link below.

CCE: Moebius Empire Rising Review
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Moebius: Empire Rising Available Now
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Moebius: Empire Rising from veteran adventure game designer Jane Jensen and Phoenix Online Publishing is now available. The game lets players step into the shoes of Malachi Rector, an antiquities dealer who becomes embroiled in a mystery when he takes a job from a secretive government agency.

This thrilling new adventure game from master storyteller Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight, Gray Matter) and Phoenix Online Studios (Cognition, The Silver Lining) introduces Malachi Rector, an expert in antiquities whose photographic memory and eye for detail transform people and clues into interactive puzzles.

When a secretive government agency enlists him to determine whether a murdered woman in Venice resembles any particular historical figure, Malachi is left with only questions. Why would the U.S. government hire him - a dealer of high-end antiques - to look into a foreign murder? Why does David Walker, a former Special Forces operative he meets in his travels, feel like someone Malachi’s known all his life? And how come every time Malachi lets his guard down, someone tries to kill him?

Moebius: Empire Rising is a contemporary adventure that merges classic point-and-click puzzle solving with Jane Jensen’s sophisticated storytelling. Travel the world using Malachi’s unique deductive powers to analyze suspects, make historical connections, and uncover the truth behind a theory of space and time the government will defend at any cost.

Features:

  • New murder-mystery adventure from legendary designer Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight)
  • Use your photographic memory to analyze clues, crime scenes to fit historical patterns
  • Travel to Venice, Cairo, Zurich and more unraveling the mysteries of space and time
  • Blends 2D and 3D graphics to create sophisticated story, atmosphere and puzzles
  • Unravel a global conspiracy that threatens to disrupt the very fabric of life
  • Inspired by modern retellings of classic detective stories
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 2.5 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
Moebius: Empire Rising is available to pre-order now for $29.99 (USD).

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Save A Bundle In The LEGO Easter Sale At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Mac Game Store and Feral Interactive have teamed up to offer Easter savings of up to 75% on LEGO titles. Games like LEGO Batman, LEGO Indiana Jones 2, and LEGO The Lord Of The Rings are on sale now.

Titles in the MGS Easter LEGO sale:

LEGO Batman
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
LEGO The Lord of the Rings
Check out the links below for more information.

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

2K and Firaxis Games have announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, a new science fiction-themed entry in the award-winning Civilization franchise, is currently in development by Firaxis Games for Windows-based PCs. The game will also be coming to Mac and Linux via Aspyr Media. Scheduled for release this fall, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will send players on an expedition from Earth to lead their people into a new frontier to explore and colonize an alien planet, and create a new civilization.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will propel the development of human civilization beyond the traditional timeline of a Civilization game, by exploring humanity’s future on an alien world. For the first time, players will lead factions divided by contrasting cultures and evolve their new civilizations to reflect their chosen destiny. Players will experience an array of new gameplay possibilities, including nonlinear technological progression, deeper customization of chosen factions, and an entire alien world that will change the very identity of each faction based on their choices.

“Having celebrated its 23rd anniversary last year, Civilization has cemented its reputation as one of the greatest and longest running franchises in video game history,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth builds upon that success by pushing the series in new directions with players exploring an unknown future on an alien planet.”

“The Civ team was excited about the opportunity to continue the story of Civilization into the future, because it allows the team to break free of historical context,” said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “We’ve always let our fans create the history of mankind, and Civilization: Beyond Earth will now let them create the future.”

Key features of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth include:

  • Seed the Adventure: Players will establish a cultural identity, select a leader and sponsor an expedition by assembling the spacecraft, cargo and colonists through a series of choices that directly impact starting conditions when arriving on the new alien planet.
  • Alien World: Exploring the benefits and dangers of a new planet filled with dangerous terrain, mystical resources and hostile lifeforms unlike those of Earth, players will build outposts, unearth ancient alien relics, tame new forms of life, develop flourishing cities and establish trade routes to create prosperity for their people.
  • New Technology Web: Reflecting forward progress in an uncertain future, technology advancement will occur through a series of nonlinear choices that affect the development of mankind. The tech web is organized around three broad themes, each with a distinct victory condition.
  • New Quest System: Quests are infused with fiction about the planet, and will help guide players through a series of side missions that will aid in the collection of resources, upgrading units, and advancing through the game.
  • New Orbital Layer: Players will build and deploy advanced military, economic and scientific satellites that provide strategic offensive, defensive and support capabilities from orbit.
Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is not yet rated by the ESRB, and will be available for Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs in North America this fall for $49.99.

For more information visit the site below and check out the announcement trailer on YouTube.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Announcement Trailer
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The Countdown Begins For Baldur's Gate
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 9 comments

Overhaul Games and Beamdog recently updated their Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition website with a countdown timer set to end in a couple of days. Representatives of the company have previously suggested downloadable content for BGEE and BG2EE was part of the plan, but fans can only speculate on what will be revealed at the end of the countdown.

Click over to the site below to check out the timer.

Baldur's Gate Countdown
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