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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Penny Arcade Adventures Coming Next Week
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Hothead Games has announced that Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One will be available worldwide via the Greenhouse digital distribution platform for the Mac, Windows, and Linux versions next Wednesday, May 21.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is an RPG-Adventure game set in the deranged 1920s universe of New Arcadia, delivered to gamers via accessible episodic releases. Players join Gabe and Tycho, the crime-solving team of the Startling Developments Detective Agency, to combat savage enemies and solve mysteries hidden deep in the sinister heart of New Arcadia. The game is the result of close collaboration between Hothead Games and Penny Arcade, featuring distinct artwork and characters designed exclusively by Mike "Gabe" Krahulik, story and dialogue by Jerry "Tycho" Holkins, both brought to life by the Hothead team.
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is expected to offer players six to ten hours of gameplay, and is priced at $19.95. The game has been rated "M" for Mature by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board for all platforms.

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Macgamestore Celebrates 4th Birthday With iMac Giveaway
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 16 comments

Macgamestore is celebrating its fourth year anniversary with a drawing to give away a brand new 20 inch iMac. The popular Mac-only web site has quickly become an important destination for Mac gamers who are looking to purchase hard-core as well as casual games. Today, Macgamestore features nearly 500 Macintosh games and growing.

Macgamestore is giving thanks to its loyal customers by giving away a brand-new 20-inch iMac (value of $1199) to one lucky winner. Entrants are asked to fill out a form on the web site where they will be entered into the giveaway. One random winner will be picked on June 1st, 2008. Only one entry per family is allowed, so please only enter once. All information will be kept private and will NOT be sold or distributed. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. is the most popular Mac gaming store on the Internet with over 500 Mac games available for purchase. Macgamestore is also the leader in digital download games and the number one web site for casual Macintosh games.
To enter the giveaway, head over to the Macgamestore web site home page and click on the giveaway graphic.


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Eschalon: Book I Spell List Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

In a post on the official forums, Basilisk Games has revealed the full spell list available in its RPG title, Eschalon: Book I. Prior to this release players had to piece together the complete spell list during their travels in the game.

Eschalon: Book I is inspired by classic role-playing games of the past and sends players across massive outdoor environments and deep into dozens of sprawling dungeons in a quest to uncover the mystery of their character's identity.

This incantation bestows upon the caster a divine blessing, increasing the caster's ToHit and Maximum Damage. The effect of blessing is +1 ToHit probability and +1 Damage per casting level, lasting 100 rounds.

Cat's Eyes
Gives the caster cat-like vision in low light. Duration of spell is 40 rounds per Casting Level.

Removes poisons from the bloodstream of the caster. The higher the casting level, the more powerful the detoxification effect is.

Divine Heal
Upon casting, you are bathed in divine light which binds your physical wounds. Heals 3-6 Hit Points for every casting level. Does not cure disease or remove poisoning.
Early work on Book II is currently in progress with more specific information "coming soon." Follow the links below to read the rest of the spell list and learn more about the game.

Basilisk Games: Eschalon Book I Complete Spell List
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Jeff Kaplan Discusses Wrath Of The Lich King
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

MMO Gamer has posted a new interview with Blizzard Entertainment's Jeff Kaplan, lead designer for the upcoming Wrath of the Lich King, the second expansion for the successful World of Warcraft. The Q&A focuses on the new expansion's events, raid content, and the impact of the Death Knight hero class on PvP.

How are you guys handling Death Knight PvP? It seems like a pretty—I wouldn’t say overpowered class—but, you’re introducing a whole new system in there with the runes and that sort of thing. How are you guys blending Death Knight into the current classes, as far as PvP goes?

Jeffrey Kaplan: I was thinking of that when we were watching Tom and Lee do the demo, “Man, this is going to freak everybody out when he shows them the pull towards ability, or the Chains of Ice, or Death and Decay with the fear going off…” If you can’t see the arena implications behind some of that…

But, even if we hadn’t introduced the Death Knight in Wrath of the Lich King—we have the talent panes disabled on the machines in there, but, if we were to show you the talent panes right now for the remaining classes, and the new abilities that they’re getting, the class balance, as you know it today, is going to change pretty drastically without the introduction of the new class.

We’re adding ten new talent points, new tiers across all three of the trees across every class, adding new core abilities, and retuning old abilities. Take a look at Warrior rend, or Thunder Clap, there are ones in there that are old abilities for classes where they didn’t use them, or they felt ineffective…

We’re going to have to rebalance PvP in this expansion, anyway. So it’s kind of, if anything, the perfect time to introduce the Death Knight, and make sure it works within that balance.
Click over to the site below to read the rest.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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