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Star Wars The Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 13 comments

Aspyr Media has announced the digital download release of Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition for Intel Mac owners.

Developed and published in North America by Aspyr, the title combines the original Star Wars The Force Unleashed videogame with three new levels set in iconic Star Wars locales and a host of new costumes and character models. This special edition of the game will show players "the deepest, darkest side of the Force in a story that puts them on a collision course with Luke Skywalker himself."

Experience the Power of the Dark Side
The story and action of Star Wars®: The Force Unleashed™ expands with the release of Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition. A special new version of the game that shows players the deepest, darkest side of the Force in a story that puts them on a collision course with Luke Skywalker himself. The Ultimate Sith Edition includes all of the original missions found in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed as well as three new levels set in iconic Star Wars locales and a host of new costumes and character models.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force and casts players as Darth Vader’s “Secret Apprentice” unveiling new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy seen through the eyes of a mysterious new character armed with unprecedented powers.

  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition combines the original Star Wars: The Force Unleashed videogame and three new levels to create the definitive ultimate-evil storyline of the events that occurred between the two classic Star Wars movie trilogies.
  • Additional content includes three new levels set in iconic Star Wars locales and a host of new costumes and character models.
  • The Ultimate Sith Edition expands the story of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and re-imagines the Star Wars Saga as if the Secret Apprentice had killed Darth Vader and taken his place by The Emperor’s side, becoming the most powerful Sith Lord in the universe.
  • In the Ultimate Sith Edition, the Emperor sends his new apprentice to the planet Tatooine to dispatch Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has been hiding on the planet ever since the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. During their hunt for the reclusive Jedi, players will also explore the depths of Jabba the Hutt’s palace and encounter notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett.
  • In the game's thrilling finale, the Secret Apprentice is sent to the planet Hoth on a crusade to crush the Rebellion once and for all. While on Hoth, players face Luke Skywalker himself while visiting iconic locations seen in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.
  • The Ultimate Sith Edition gives gamers a chance to experience the full power of the dark side of the Force. Players can create devastating attack combos using the Secret Apprentice’s lightsaber and over-the-top Force powers – Force push, grip, repulse and lightning upgrade. Master these powers to leave a path of destruction behind them in their quest to rid the Galaxy of the Jedi.
  • The Secret Apprentice doesn’t just defeat his enemies with the Force– he hurls them through walls, smashes them into objects, shocks them with lightning, and even transforms them into Force-charged bombs capable of massive destruction.
Minimum System Requirements:
Operating System: 10.5.8 (Leopard), 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 25 GB + 1 GB Swap File
Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD2600, (NVidia): Geforce 8600
Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
Media Required: DVD-ROM
Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard or Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller

Recommended System Requirements
CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz Intel Quad-Core
Video Card: Geforce 8800
Video RAM: 512 MB

Supported Video cards

NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disk and virtual disk drives.
NOTICE: Intel integrated video chipsets are not supported.
NOTICE: Apple Intel Chipsets only. Power PC Processors (G4 and G5) are not supported.
NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).
Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition costs $39.99. For more information follow the link below.

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Din's Curse Priest Class Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Soldak Entertainment, known for its Depths of Peril and Kivi's Underworld fantasy games, has released more new information about the upcoming action RPG, Din's Curse. The latest update reveals the game's Priest class and its associated specialties: Paladin, Healer, and Shaman. This is the sixth and final revealed class of those available in the game.

By the light of good, these holy warriors command more than strength and might, but also heal and bless themselves and others.

Specialties: Paladin, Healer, and Shaman.

This guardian totes heavy armor with ease while using the power of the gods to maim the unjust.

Bonuses: higher health per vitality, higher mana per spirit, higher damage per strength, and higher mana regen per spirit
Mana gen: Mana gain on blocks and parries
Armor: Cloth, Leather, and Shields
Weapons: Maces
  • Zeal - An attack with extra damage and chance to get a crushing blow.
  • Shield Mastery - When using a shield, you receive a defense bonus.
  • Shield Bash - This shield attack will stun your enemy.
  • Mace Mastery - Improves mace combat performance.
  • Mail Armor - Can wear any mail armor. Each skill level makes your armor more efficient.
  • Regeneration - This spell regenerates your health for a while.
  • Stunning Blows - Increased chance of landing stunning blows, which stun the enemy for a moment.
  • Crushing Blow - Increased chance of landing a crushing blow, which automatically causes the maximum damage for that hit.
  • Smite - A powerful attack with lingering damage for a moment.
  • Bravery - Extra defense and chance of hitting for you and your friends for a little while.
Din's Curse is currently in beta testing, with version 0.905 recently released to testers. Click over to the link below to learn more.

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Jurassic Realm Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Independent game developer Enkord has announced the release of Jurassic Realm 1.9, a new action puzzle game for Mac OS X. In the game players uncover the secrets of the ancient Jurassic Realm by solving a variety of puzzles and discovering images of long-lost dinosaurs.

"We continue to bring our classic casual hits which hit top spots on casual portals to Mac platform" said Yaroslav Yanovsky, CEO and founder of Enkord, Ltd. "We feel the Macintosh is a wonderful platform and intend on porting more of our games."

Perfect for casual gamers and pros alike, Jurassic Realm features 2 game modes, includes over 150 striking levels with 19 ancient dinosaurs to uncover. Players become archeologists on a mission with a huge map at their disposal, with great number of roads and pathways to travel. Version 1.9 includes improved collapse, explosive power-ups and exciting brick-breaking.

Feature Highlights:
  • Over 150 striking levels
  • 19 Ancient Dinosaurs to uncover
  • 2 Game Modes
  • No Nag Screen
  • Unlimited Play Time
  • Support via Email
Language support:
  • US English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch and Swedish
Minimum Requirements:
  • Mac OS X Version 10.4 Tiger or later (Leopard Compatible)
  • Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
  • 41.9 MB Hard Drive space
  • 1 GHz Intel or PowerPC Processor Recommended
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Video Card 64 MB
Jurassic Realm 1.9 costs $19.95 (USD) and is available as a full-featured demo. Players may try out the game for 60 minutes before purchase.

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Land Air Sea Warfare Comes To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Isotope 244 recently announced the release of Land Air Sea Warfare for Macs. The new game from the developers of Machines at War features 70 new types of units, new technologies, and six "gigantic mega units" for players to control.

I have been working non stop on the Mac version the last few weeks and it is done! I have also updated the games webpage with screenshots and the games help manual. After two years of development I have finally completed my next game! It builds on my previous real time strategy game Machines at War and takes it in a different direction. There are over 70 new types of units, new technologies, and six gigantic mega units which are awesome in battle! I will be working on the mobile versions next and am still developing the game every day, so if you have any suggestions for the game please let me know. - James Bryant

Command a force of thousands of units into strategic warfare in this new real time strategy game. Fortify your base with turrets, surface to air missile launchers, torpedo launchers, and long range cannons. Next create factories to pump out enormous legions of vehicles, aircraft, and ships to wage war with, you decide what to build. Form groups with the easy to use grouping interface and transport units to prepare for an assault on the enemy! Finally execute your strategic battle plan and enjoy the immense carnage that ensues. With unique explosions, wreckages, sound effects, and animations for every unit the carnage is as beautiful as it is deadly. Discover and mine unique resources to build gigantic mega units which can turn the tides of war instantly!

As the commander of a massive war campaign you can navigate stealth aircraft and submarines on recon missions, airlift units into the fight via helis, scout tread marks left by enemy tanks to their base, and hide under trees for an ambush attack. You can expand your city with over 100 structures and units to choose from. As your empire grows you can research technologies to guide the focus of your strategy. Dominate on all types of terrain, send aircraft to bombard the enemy to weaken its infrastructure, control the shores with a naval fleet of ships and subs, and transport units into the fight to finish the mission! You can even manufacture and launch game changing weapons such as ICBMs.

Land Air Sea Warfare features a random map system so every game you play is unique and poses new challenges. There are also several victory types and settings to customize the game and provide fresh missions. After each battle detailed statistics are displayed showing the how the tides of war changed for each player.

  • Command six new gigantic mega units.
  • Highly optimized game engine runs great even on netbooks
  • Direct new ships, subs, and a full naval armament.
  • Launch all new ICBM and defense systems.
  • Use the new technology research system.
  • New voices for units, over 250 fun remarks.
  • New voice system warns you of attacks and resource shortages.
  • Learn the game with new integrated help system and tooltips.
  • Challenge the new AI featuring several attack modes and strategies.
  • Navigate stealth fighter aircraft and submarines.
  • Attack with new laser and electric shock weapons.
  • Construct defensive shields and walls.
  • New volcanic terrain type to play on.
  • Learn more with the new loading screen featuring unit and tech info and gameplay tips.
  • Customize the game with the new mutator feature so you can play with only ground units, only sea units, etc.
  • Win at each of six new victory conditions such as Team Traitors, Arms Race, The Mega Project, etc.
  • Use the new radar system with upgraded display option to track enemy positions.
  • Command new transport carriers to quickly move vehicles and ships.
  • Research new technologies including Secret Agents and Intelligence Service.
  • Watch the new aircraft with realistic flight patterns.
  • Discover ten new map types.
  • Enjoy ten new music tracks.
Land Air Sea Warfare requires Mac OS 10 or later and is available for $19.95. Click over to the page below for more information about the game.

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Din's Curse Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Honest Gamers has published a new preview of Soldak Entertainment's Din's Curse, the company's upcoming action RPG. In Din's Curse players take the role of an adventurer cursed to walk the lands in a quest for redemption. The game features 141 possible class combinations, an infinite number of dynamically generated towns, and a game world directly impacted by player choices.

Keeping the multiplayer support introduced in Kivi's Underworld, Din's Curse ditches the pre-generated characters of the previous title to introduce a new class system with over 140 possible combinations. Players can pick from classic templates such as Warrior or Priest, or they can combine two skill trees from any basic class to create a hybrid. Want to relive the glory days of Ultima Online with a platemail-wearing, polearm-wielding warrior-mage? How about rolling up a home-brewed necromantic archer? Din's Curse will let you do that.

The downside of the "hybrid" system is that players who choose to split skill trees will be restricted to two choices, whereas those sticking with a basic template like Thief or Ranger will get three. You might be able to create a pretty powerful hybrid on your own, but the six full classes will have an extra branch of skills from which to pick.

During my time with Din's Curse, the game was giving me a heavier Roguelike vibe than previous Soldak titles have. One of the other big ticket features introduced with this title is the randomly-generated world. The towns that you're trying to save and the dungeon levels that you must explore in order to do so are all random. It's a shame that there isn't more character to the individual towns, but at least the quests and layout change every time you begin a new game.
Read the full preview at the link below.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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