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Amnesia: The Dark Descent Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 12 comments

Frictional Games has released its next adventure horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The first person horror adventure follows the story of Daniel, an amnesiac who awakens in a desolate Prussian castle. To survive he must uncover the castle's mysteries while avoiding its sanity destroying denizens.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a first person horror game with focus on immersion. It is a game where atmosphere and story comes first.

Daniel awakens in a desolate Prussian castle without any memories to explain his situation. A letter written by himself reveals that the amnesia is actually self-inflicted. The mysterious message urges him to seek out and kill Alexander, a man residing deep below the castle. Hunted by a dark shadow, Daniel can see no other way out. If he is to save his life and mind, he needs to find out what it is all really about. It is his only hope for salvation. A dark descent awaits.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is brought to you by the same developers behind the critically acclaimed Penumbra series. With this new title, Frictional Games aim to take horror gaming to a new level. The game enables real-world physics, making interaction truly intuitive, and allows you to step inside the world of Amnesia. Pick up and manipulate almost any object, study them, and find a way to use them to your advantage. Feel the excitement of being an ordinary person trapped inside a fantastic and dangerous setting.

Forget about fighting back. To survive you need to use your wits. Sneak, hide, and if all else fails – run!

Forget about cutscenes and other breathers. Everything that happens, happens to you first hand. Become Daniel and uncover your past in a maze of forgotten memories.

Enter an interactive nightmare where reality is a fragile concept.

Do you have what it takes to survive?

  • True Survival Horror - Horror is not a feature – it is the very essence of Amnesia.
  • Unique Physics-driven Interaction - Based on real-world physics, this innovative system allows for a natural approach to interaction. Slowly open a door or throw it open. Closely examine an item or throw it across the room. Stack things together to climb and reach that upper level.
  • Storytelling- Inspired by true events of human evil, the game tells a terrifying tale of the darkness within us all. A thought provoking journey into the human psyche, forcing the question: what would you have done?
  • Optimized for your Computer - The game engine has been designed to accommodate both old and new computers. Are your computer a few years older than it should be? No problem, Amnesia will run and look incredible even on low performance systems. Newer computers can take advantage of special high-end features, such as SSAO and parallax mapping, making the game look even better.
  • High Production Indie - Taking several years of hard work to complete, the game features a cutting edge engine, high quality art, sound, studio recorded dialogue, and more.
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer
  • Processor: 2.0Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon 9600/GeForce 4 (GeForce4MX not supported)
  • Hard Drive: 2GB space free
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is available for $19.95. For more information follow the links below.

Macgamestore: Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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Blizzard Releases New StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty Map
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has announced the release of the first new StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty custom map, Burning Tide. Inspired by the single player The Devil's Playground level, the new 3v3 map features lava surges and collectible mineral patches

Featuring timed lava surges and collectable mineral caches, Burning Tide is a 3v3 map that combines several thematic elements from the epic single-player campaign mission "The Devil's Playground." Like the campaign mission, the goal of this game is greed, and the first team to reach the specified resource total wins! Players hoping to achieve victory on this map will need to work together, carefully managing their team's unit production and safeguarding their vulnerable workers as they defend against enemy forces.
Read more at the page below.

SC II: Burning Tide Released
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StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty
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Dragon Age: Witch Hunt, Golems of Amgarrak DLC Comes To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Bioware and TransGaming have announced the release of new downloadable content for the Mac version of fantasy RPG, Dragon Age: Origins. Golems of Amgarrak sends players deep into the underground realms to save a missing dwarven expedition. Witch Hunt provides a conclusion to the Origins story of Morrigan and offers the chance to earn powerful rewards.

Witch Hunt
"Never follow me." With these words, Morrigan vanished into the shadows. Her plans and her whereabouts have remained a mystery... until now. But whether you seek answers, revenge, or reconciliation with your lost love, you may find more than you bargained for.

Key Features:
  • Confront Morrigan in this dramatic conclusion to the Origins storyline
  • Earn powerful rewards that transfer into your Awakening and Origins campaign
  • Import your character from Origins or Awakening or create a new, high-level hero!
Golems of Amgarrak:
Delve deep underground to save a missing dwarven expedition in search of ancient secrets for creating monstrous constructs. Only you can uncover the gruesome fate that befell them.

Put your Warden back in action and adventure through new environments, meet new characters and defeat never before seen creatures. With an engrossing new storyline and challenging puzzles this is one add-on you don't want to miss!

Key Features:
  • Import your character from Origins or Awakening or create a new, high-level hero!
  • Face an all-new terrifying creature
  • Earn powerful rewards that transfer into your Awakening and Origins campaign
  • An advanced challenge for even the most experienced adventurers
Witch Hunt costs $7, while Golems of Amgarrak costs $5. Visit the links below for more information.

Dragon Age Add-Ons
Dragon Age: Origins

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Nancy Drew: Trail Of The Twister Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Appletell has posted a new review of Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister from Her Interactive and TransGaming. In the mystery game players step into the sleuthing shoes of Nancy Drew as they attempt to unravel a mystery involving sabotage and a team of storm chasers. Appletell gave the game a score of 3 out of 5.

From the review:

There is a lot to like about this game, too. The point and click interface is intuitive and quick, the graphics are quite good, and you can tell that plenty of attention was paid to the voice acting. I had no problem taking on the role of Nancy throughout the review period, and most of the gameplay is logically paced to play with others; in my case, my 6-year-old daughter. You can play as a junior or senior detective to adjust the game’s difficulty, making it accessible to just about everyone.
Check out the entire review at the link provided below.

Appletell: Nancy Drew Trail Of The Twister
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Nancy Drew: Trail Of The Twister

Mac Games News for Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Amnesia: The Dark Descent New Trailer Revealed6:00 AM
EVE Online Trailer And Contest Available6:00 AM
Medieval Battlefields Released6:00 AM
Multiplayer Action In Portal 2 Unveiled6:00 AM
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