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Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack Released, Patch 3 Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Electronic Arts and Maxis have announced that the Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack has shipped and will be available at retailers worldwide this week. Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack is the first add-on for Will Wright's latest godsim, Spore. The Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack expands the world of the game, offering players more than 100 new components for the creation creatures. The pack includes 60 new creature parts, 48 new paint options and 24 new animations - including the robot, hoe-down, moonwalk dances.

"As the Sporepedia continues to grow, Spore fans have been craving even more creative tools to play with," said Lucy Bradshaw, executive producer of Spore and general manager, Maxis. "Maxis is committed to cultivating the most enriched experience possible for Spore players and the Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack is the first step in achieving this. Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack allows players to give distinct personality to their creatures like never before. We"re very excited to see where gamers take this whimsical content."
EA and Maxis have also announced the release of a third patch for Spore which, in addition to bug fixes and updates, includes 24 new exoskeleton limbs for creature designers to enjoy.
Maxis wants to thank you by giving you some free parts in the Creature Creator. We've created 24 new exoskeleton limbs! You can combine them with parts from Creepy & Cute Parts Pack to create new, awesome creatures.

Patch Fixes:
Fix for esc key not bringing up Options in Galaxy Game Entry
Fix for creator backgrounds appearing on small sporepedia cards
Update to help keep achievements on the server in sync with achievements in the game
The Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack requires Spore or the full version of Spore Creature Creator and is available for $19.99 for Mac and Windows.

Head over to the links below for more information about the expansion and the latest patch.

Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack
Spore Patch Info
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My Tribe Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Grubby Games has announced the release of My Tribe. In the game players guide the efforts of a tribe of shipwrecked people as they struggle to build a new home in an unfamiliar environment. My Tribe features tribes that continue to advance even while the computer is turned off, billions of islands to explore, and 25 trophies to unlock.

Shipwrecked on a beautiful tropical island, your brave little tribespeople must build a new home! With your guidance, the tribe will uncover mysterious secrets, research new technologies, and construct massive wonders! Come back often to feed your tribe, clothe them, and look after the babies and children!

When you download the free demo of My Tribe , you have tons of fun in store:
• Real-time gameplay! Your tribe is alive, even when your computer is turned off!
• Design your own clothing colors, and choose from 18 style combinations!
• Literally billions of islands to explore. The fun will never end!
• Design your own paradise! Place flowers, trees, and buildings wherever you like!
• 25 trophies to unlock for accomplishing amazing feats!
• Solve 8 mysterious objects by using your wits and your tribe's skills.
• Over 40 powerful potion recipes to discover!
My Tribe is compatible with both Intel and PPC based Macs, requires a 600MHz or faster processor, 256 MB RAM, and 65MB hard drive space. Visit the website below to learn more about the game and download the demo.

My Tribe
Grubby Games



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Penumbra: Requiem Arrives For Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments

Frictional Games has announced the release of Penumbra: Requiem for Mac and Linux. A puzzle expansion for Penumbra: Black Plague, Requiem offers a variety of physics based puzzles, spanning over 9 levels in unique settings. The expansion also includes new details about characters from previous Penumbra games, taking peeks into their final moments of insanity.

Frictional Games is happy to announce the release of Penumbra: Requiem for Mac & Linux. The expansion pushes the graphics capabilities of the game as far as it can - while creating the most detailed and dreading environments yet in a Penumbra game.

In related news, AIKA - an orchestral soundtrack, narrative and graphics project was released last Friday. This soundtrack was created by, among others, Penumbra musician Mikko Tarmia & writer Tom Jubert. Be sure to take a look at AIKA as much of the greatness in the Penumbra series comes from the music and story. To spice things up even further, Tom Jubert is nominated for "Best Videogame Script" at this years Writers’ Guild Awards 2008 to be held at BAFTA on Sunday 23rd November. We wish him all the best of luck!  
Penumbra: Requiem is now available for USD $9.99. Frictional Games is also offering all three Penumbra games as a collection for USD $35. This offer is available through Frictional's online store and is for Mac & Linux only.

For more information follow the links below.

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Penumbra: Requiem
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Aspyr Media Enters iPhone Market With Buggled, More To Come
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Aspyr Media has announced the release of Buggled, the first of several new games planned for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch. The company's first entry in the growing iPhone market challenges the dexterity of players as they attempt to capture ladybugs by touching and holding the screen. Future games and applications include Voodude, FriendZoo, and Penguin Slider

"Our goal with these new games and apps is to bring the quality that Aspyr has long been known for in the Mac gaming community to iPhone and iPod touch users," said Michael Rogers, Aspyr's President and CEO. "Aside from having handheld gaming experience, Aspyr's advantages in this market are its expertise with Apple hardware and a dedicated staff of incredibly talented designers, artists and programmers who love creating fun content for this new platform."

Additional games and apps coming from Aspyr this year include:
• Voodude, a toy where you can snap a friend's pic (or enemy if you prefer) and turn them into ragdoll physics voodoo doll to poke, prod, fling, slap and generally torment.
• FriendZoo, an app that turns each name in your contacts list into a rich illustration of an animal in a zoo exhibit, where the most popular attractions are your most talked to friends.
• Penguin Slider (working title), a variation of the classic marble/labyrinth game that features dazzling art and animations. Cute penguins slide around on the ice, and you must guide the right penguin to its fishing hole.
Buggled is available from Apple's App store for $1.99. Click on the links below to learn more.

iPhone App Store: Buggled
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Mac Games News for Monday, November 17, 2008

Burning Monkey Casino Released For iPhone & iPod Touch6:00 AM
iDevGames Calls For UDevGames Contest Sponsors6:00 AM
LEGO Indiana Jones Coming To Intel Macs November 28th6:00 AM
Penny Arcade Adventures Episode Two Reviewed6:00 AM
Spore Website Adds Player Statistics6:00 AM
World Of Warcraft Paid Character Customization Discussed6:00 AM
 
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