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Spiderweb Unveils Avadon: The Black Fortress
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Spiderweb Software has announced the upcoming release of Avadon: The Black Fortress, an all-new, Indie fantasy role-playing game from the creators of the Avernum and Geneforge series. Avadon is described as an epic adventure in a strange and dangerous world in which players take the role of a spy and warrior who must fight the enemies of his homeland. Avadon: The Black Fortress will feature four different character classes, dozens of sidequests, hundreds of items to discover, and many different possible endings.

As a servant of the Black Fortress, your word is law. Gain power and influence, experience an exciting adventure, and battle a conspiracy to destroy your people.

You are an agent of Avadon. The Black Fortress. Outside your lands, there are limitless threats. Barbarians. Fading, jealous empires. Titans and unspeakable horrors. The warriors and spies of Avadon are charged to keep them at bay, weak and divided. Your resources are unlimited, and all must obey you.

But a dark time is coming. Assassins are killing Avadon's warriors, and hidden enemies plot to unite all of your homeland's foes. If you cannot discover and destroy this conspiracy, and soon, your people face total destruction. But beware. The assassins will soon come for you…

Avadon: The Black Fortress Features:

  • Epic fantasy role-playing adventure in an enormous and unique world.
  • Four different character classes, with dozens of unique spells and abilities.
  • Uncover the fascinating history of Avadon and the land of Lynaeus.
  • Many different endings. Your choices will change the world.
  • Dozens of side quests, hidden dungeons, and secrets to discover.
  • Hundreds of magical items to find. Use powerful crystals to make your artifacts even more powerful.
  • Huge adventure with lots of replay value.
System Requirements:
  • Macintosh running System 10.4 or later
  • 800 MhZ processor. Minimum 1.6 GhZ processor recommended.
  • Video card or processor with OpenGL support and 32 MB video RAM (64 MB recommended).
  • 512 MB RAM, and 200 MB hard disk space.
  • 1024x600 screen resolution with 32 bit color.
  • Avadon will run natively on Intel Macintoshes.
Avadon: The Black Fortress is scheduled for release in early 2011. Click on the links below to learn more.

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League Of Legends Coming To Macs This Summer
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 7 comments

Riot Games recently announced a partnership with TransGaming to expand its debut title, League of Legends, and will be releasing a version for the Mac that will be available for download this summer. The new Mac version of the online multiplayer strategy game, powered by TransGaming’s Cider Portability Engine, is a session based multiplayer online game which challenges rival teams to compete for victory.

“Millions of gamers across the world are accessing their gaming content on Macs but until now they have not been able to play League of Legends,” said Brandon Beck, co-founder and CEO of Riot Games. “The first competitive phase of the game will be kicking off this summer, and we’re excited that Mac gamers will also be able to participate and have a chance to vie for top prizes.”  

With TransGaming’s Cider Engine, the Mac version of League of Legends will have all the same game features as its award-winning PC counterpart. Players can download the game for free from and, after a short installation, begin playing instantly. Artwork, graphics, in-game items and controls will remain the same in the Mac version, giving both PC and Mac gamers equal opportunity to compete in the game at high levels for free.

"League of Legends is an outstanding game and one that will be thoroughly enjoyed by Mac gamers everywhere who have been waiting for a premium free-to-play release," commented Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming Inc. "League of Legends represents TransGaming’s commitment to bring a breadth of exceptional video gaming entertainment to the Mac community."

League of Legends, Riot Games’ debut title, launched on Oct. 27, 2009 in North America and Europe. It is a session-based, multiplayer online game where rival teams compete for victory. Built by a veteran development team and the original creators of Defense of the Ancients, one of the world’s most popular player-made mods, League of Legends combines elements of the role-playing and strategy genres with addictive competitive action. 

League of Legends is rated "T" for Teen.
For more information about League of Legends, visit the page below.

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Apple Games Features EVE Online Tyrannis
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Apple Games has posted a new feature article, this one focusing on the recently released Tyrannis expansion for CCP Games' sci-fi MMO, EVE Online. The expansion introduced the ability for players to mine planets as well as more robust community features with EVE Gate social networking elements. Apple's article offers a story based look at the new mining features and an overview of EVE Gate.

“It’s time,” Paukonsuo says matter-of-factly. “All four factions wholeheartedly support this decision, which could revolutionize the manufacturing and distribution of goods throughout New Eden. There are more than 60,000 planets available, and no two are alike in terms of type and location of raw materials.”

So what does this mean for the average capsuleer? I wonder. “Capsuleers can now scan planets for resources that match their needs,” Paukonsuo explains. “When they find a planet they want, they place a Command Center on its surface, hopefully in a spot that ensures maximum efficiency when they begin installing extractors and processors and placing junction and storage nodes.”

She continues: “If they’re smart with their planning, they should have a highly-efficient network that will earn as much ISK [InterStellar Kredits] as they can squeeze out of the operation. New skills will let them push production even further. Of course, the greatest reward comes out of mining resources on planets in low-security sectors, where fighting will also be the fiercest.” Paukonsuo offers a feline smile.
Visit the page below to read the entire article.

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Mini Ninjas: Tora Video Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive has release a new video showcasing one of the ninjas from the upcoming Mini Ninjas game. The trailer features Tora, and is the third of several videos to reveal characters from the game. The trailers will be released every Wednesday and Saturday before the game's release.

Developed by Io Interactive, Mini Ninjas follows the young ninja, Hiro and his friends as they travel through spellbound lands to do battle with a magical army of animals-turned-samurai.

Greetings, followers of the Ninja way! From your training here at Feral’s private mountain you’ll know that Mini Ninjas follows Hiro’s quest to defeat the Evil Samurai Warlord, but he’s not going to get very far without help from his friends! The problem is, his friends have been missing for quite some time now.

But who are these half-pint heroes? Just as the Ninja Master sent them out one by one to investigate the strange occurrences throughout the land, we’re going to be introducing the Ninjas one-by-one, each with their own trailer – you’ll find a new video every Wednesday and Saturday until we release the game.
Mini Ninjas is scheduled for release on June 11. Check out the video and learn more about the game at the links below.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, May 27, 2010

Date Warp Now Available6:00 AM
Eschalon: Book II Comes To Macs6:00 AM
EVE Online: Tyrannis Released6:00 AM
Half-Life 2, Episode One, Episode Two Released For Macs6:00 AM
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