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Help Beta Test Falcon 4: Allied Force
8:43 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 18 comments

Graphsim Entertainment is looking to recruit 20 additional beta testers for the upcoming release of the latest version of Falcon 4: Allied Force. The game is schedule to ship in the first half of 2011.

In order to apply, you must:

1) Email a short description of your flight sim playing experience and a description of the Mac you would use for testing to beta@graphsim.com ;
2) Agree to test on an Intel Mac and give feedback ;
3) Agree not to distribute your beta copy of the software ;
4) Agree to hold public comments until final release.

All accepted applicants will be provided a final version of Falcon 4: Allied Force once the beta period concludes.

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Lost In The City: Post Scriptum Now At Macgamestore
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Macgamestore.com has added another new title to the list of games available for purchase. Lost in the City: Post Scriptum is a hidden object puzzle game which challenges players to save mankind by breaking the curse causing all humanity to slumber.

Help Hero and Ann wake up all of mankind in Lost in the City: Post Scriptum! Put an end to the curse and save the entire world! After being the guardians of the future, Hero and Ann are told to leave their city. After returning to the real world, they discover that all of humanity is asleep! Follow the Hidden Objects and make your way through this intriguing story and save the day!
Lost in the City: Post Scriptum is available immediately as a digital download purchase through Macgamestore.com. A free trial version is available for download. The full version costs $14.95 (USD).

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Ships February 17th
6:00 AM | IMG News | 9 comments

Macgamestore.com has announced that it has begun taking pre-orders for the digital download version of UbiSoft's upcoming Mac release of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction. The game is scheduled to be released on February 17th, 2011.

An investigation into his daughter's death unwittingly leads former agent Sam Fisher to discover he's been betrayed by his prior agency, the Third Echelon. Now a renegade, Fisher finds himself in a race against time to thwart a deadly terrorist plot that threatens millions.

Uniting revolutionary gameplay enhancements with a high-octane, no-holds-barred storyline, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction arms you to the teeth with all the high-tech weaponry and lethal skills of an elite operative and invites you to enter a dangerous world where justice means making your own rules.

Pricing:
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction will come in two skus: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe Edition, which includes the standard version plus Infiltration Mode and 3 bonus weapons, is available for pre-order for $24.99 (USD). Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Standard Edition is available for pre-order for $19.99.

Insurgency Pack:
Macgamestore.com will also begin taking pre-orders for the DLC Insurgency Pack later today for $9.99 (USD). The Insurgency Pack delivers brand-new missions for Archer and Kestrel on four additional maps for Deniable Ops modes. Take on challenges in Hunter, Face Off, Infiltration or Last Stand to unlock new achievements and play in settings from the docks of San Francisco to a New Orleans cemetery, a prison in Portland to a hidden research complex in Salt Lake City.

For more information, including screenshots and video trailers, please visit the Macgamestore.com home page.

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Castle Vox 1.18 Update Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Sillysoft Games has announced that Castle Vox 1.18 is now available. The simultaneous-turn strategy game features large maps with no player limit, teams, castles, and knights. Castle Vox now features over 50 maps, online multiplayer support, and a challenging Hard AI.

Castle Vox now has over 50 great maps, including the American Civil War, The Crusades, and some extremely large ones.

More online games are starting up regularly. Castle Vox enables daily-turn online games, where you can drop in for 5-minutes a day to make your moves. Join a game listed in green and type /play to take control of an open player.
Check out the links below for more information.

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Avadon: The Black Fortress Coming In Late February
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

In a new developer diary Spiderweb Software's Jeff Vogel revealed his plans for a late February release date for the upcoming fantasy RPG, Avadon: The Black Fortress. The indie developer also discussed the difficult process of bug fixing and game balancing as the game nears release.

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.

An encounter that is challenging to a hardcore player will be impossible for a casual player, and an encounter that is tough for a casual player is probably painfully easy for the serious player.

It's a very difficult target to hit, complicated by the fact that at least some of the epic battles at the end of the game should have some pushback to them. They should feel a little tough.

So I try to make the late game fights hard but not impossible for the more casual players. I also try to put in some optional endgame fights that are a real challenge for the toughest players. These two targets are actually tricky to hit precisely, and it requires a lot of feedback and rebalancing.

In Avadon, I want the player to be able to challenge Redbeard for control of the Black Fortress. I want this fight to be soul-crushing, but, with great skill, preparation, and luck, winnable. This is an extra-difficult target to hit. Making something almost impossible is hard. Still, I think I'm getting close.
Visit the page below to read more.

Avadon Developer Diary 5
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Mac Games News for Thursday, January 27, 2011

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New Rage Screenshots Revealed6:00 AM
 
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