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Battlestations Pacific Released As Digital Download
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Feral Interactive's highly popular action/strategy game, Battlestations Pacific is now available as a digital download purchase through Macgamestore.com. The game is priced at $39.95.

Battle your way to victory on land, sea and air in this unique combination of action and strategy. Relive the key battles of the Pacific by leading the US forces from the Battle of Midway to Okinawa or else take command on the Imperial Japanese forces and change the course of World War II by destroying Pearl Harbor and expanding the Empire of the Sun across the ocean to Hawaii. Battlestations Pacific strikes a fine balance between the advanced tactics required to command entire battles and the adrenaline-pumping action of air and naval combat. It is an accessible, well-rounded and substantially improved sequel to Battlestations Midway.
System Requirements are as follows:
Processor: 1.4Ghz
OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8
RAM: 2.0GB
Free Space: 9.0GB
Graphics:256MB
Accessories: Keyboard & Mouse
The following cards are NOT supported: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series.
For more, visit the Macgamestore.com web page.

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Salem Witch Trials CE, Caribbean Sea Fishes Now At MGS
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Macgamestore.com recently added two new digital titles to its catalog of game offerings. MumboJumbo's Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials Collector's Edition and LAYERNET's Caribbean Sea Fishes are now available for purchase.

Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials Collector's Edition

The famed writer Nathaniel Hawthorne has died during a freak snow storm, and his ghost has come to you, asking for help. There’s more to this case than first appears, and only you can help free his spirit. Why was it snowing in May? Could Hawthorne’s powerful friends and the Oval Office have something to do with the author’s untimely death? How do legends of witchcraft play into the death of a writer 170 years later?

Travel back and forth in time from the scene of the author’s demise to the 17th century, where a town is going mad with rumors of witchcraft and a woman is facing accusations and the gallows. Unravel the secrets of Salem’s accused witches and solve the mysterious death of Hawthorne in this Midnight Mystery!

Collector’s Edition Key Features:

  • Detailed, illustrated Strategy Guide
  • Find two hidden Easter Eggs to play special hidden object modes·Artful character sketch index to explore
  • Research history gives you insight into the Salem Witch Trials, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and a spoiler topic that you can unlock!
  • Explore the Panic Room and all of the paranormal activities from Midnight Mysteries!
  • Visit Salem Under Construction a before and after look at the village as it takes shape
  • Deleted Scenes include both sketches and finished scenes that didn’t make the final version of Salem Witch Trials
  • Exclusive House of the Seven Gables Silver Dollar Hunt unlocked at the end of game—find all 100 silver dollars!
Features:
  • Complete 10 Adventure Missions
  • Explore the spooky terrain and structures of Salem village inside and out, interview apparitions, solve brain-teasing puzzles, and collect hidden objects
  • Unravel the conspiracy of the Salem Witch Trials
  • Collectible clovers let you unlock an unlimited hidden object mode
  • Hawthorne guides you through time to unravel his mysterious death
  • Sequel to the hit Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy
Caribbean Sea Fishes

The Caribbean Sea is divers’ paradise. Every year, thousands of underwater world enthusiasts rush there for new impressions and new discoveries. Naturally, they want to capture everything they see with camera. This game contains neither scuba, nor air-inclusive package but an authentic underwater photohunting simulator. You will enact a professional underwater photographer who is traveling in search of best pictures for his magazine. You will see the most beautiful Caribbean fishes and most dangerous sharks and morays. You will have an opportunity to dive in various different corners of the ocean world, shoot fabulous photographs and with money you will get form their sale you could purchase a more advanced diving kit!

Features:

  • Marvelous graphics and original music
  • More than 40 spices of tropical fishes
  • Detailed “Fishpaedia” with a description of underwater dwellers
  • Possibility to improve your diving kit
Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials Collector's Edition costs $19.95 (USD) while Caribbean Sea Fishes is available for $9.95 (USD). Trial versions of both games are available for download.

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BlizzCon 2011 Coming October 21
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has announced plans for its sixth BlizzCon gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, California on Friday, 21st October and Saturday, 22nd October, 2011. BlizzCon is the latest celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes.

"We look forward to holding another exciting BlizzCon this year, filled with some great entertainment and competition, as well as the latest news about Blizzard games," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "BlizzCon is built from the ground up with our community in mind - we're pleased to be able to host an event where players can come together to have fun and celebrate their passion for gaming."

In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:
  • Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
  • Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
  • Community contests with great prizes
  • Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
  • More activities and attractions to be announced
The previous BlizzCon was held in Anaheim in October 2010. Tickets to the event sold out in minutes, and some of the highlights included the unveiling of Diablo III's fifth and final playable character class, the demon hunter, and an epic closing concert featuring Tenacious D.
Further details about BlizzCon 2011, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official Blizzard website as the event draws closer.

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A Valley Without Wind Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 10 comments

Arcen Games, developer of AI War: Fleet Command, has announced work on its new game, A Valley Without Wind. The "procedurally-generated action-adventure game" is coming this year to Mac and Windows machines.

AVWW is a complete departure from what Arcen has previously developed in terms of genre. Set in a post-ice-age world in the distant future, the game focuses on survival and exploration. As a random survivor of this harsh world, you decide what impact to make on it. In fact, nearly anything you do will shape your world in some way. Span regions, even continents if you desire. Form settlements and build shelters for safer travel. Map your world, and face its many dangers. Being procedurally-generated, the world is unique for each individual player and it literally goes on forever. No two worlds are the same, and your world permanently forms only as you discover it. Explore, scavenge, craft, cast (yup, there's magic), and fend off foes in a variety of ways. Better your world by aiding other survivors and gaining their help. Or don't, kill everyone in sight and deal with the consequences.

It's all up to you.

While death for your characters is permanent, weapons, loot, levels and anything else you've earned while playing will always exist. If one character dies, the player simply assumes a new survivor and the world continues on from there. Not as if nothing happened, though. Those who came in contact with the now-deceased will eventually catch word of their passing, and may share feelings on the departed, for better or worse. Current characters can even pay their respects by visiting the player's own personal graveyard which will contain each and every deceased character played.

A public alpha of the game is planned for March. Those who pre-purchase A Valley Without Wind at that time not only get a discount off the beta version and full release prices, but will also gain immediate access to the alpha when it becomes available. Tools for creating custom content will come packed alongside as well, so pre-order customers will play an integral part in the development process from alpha to launch and can, if they like, create and submit content that may be added to the official game release. Development plans at present are to continue on well after post-release, so that there will always be new places to explore and new adventures to be had.
Head over to the link below to read more about the game and view screenshots and a music and animation video.

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Dragon Age 2: Anders Returns
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

GameInformer has revealed some new information about one of the companions players can join up with in the upcoming Dragon Age 2 RPG. The character preview features Anders, a rogue mage first seen in Dragon Age: Awakening, and includes some footage of the character in action.

New protagonist Hawke first encounters the mage in the slums of the city of Kirkwall, where Anders has taken up a life of healing refugees from the Blight. Hawke needs the former Grey Warden's help, and Anders is willing to oblige in return for a favor.

On this first quest with the new companion, Hawke uncovers some surprising twists about Anders and his new life. What secrets is the apostate hiding? Why are his eyes glowing eerily in the screenshot above? What other surprises await in Dragon Age II?
Dragon Age 2 is scheduled for release on March 8 and is coming to Macs courtesy of TransGaming.

Follow the link below to read more of the article, which may include some spoilers.

GameInformer: Dragon Age 2 Character Profile
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Mac Games News for Monday, February 7, 2011

Boosting Luck of The Draw In World Of Warcraft6:00 AM
Diablo III Previewed6:00 AM
Two Worlds II Dev Diary Released6:00 AM
Vendetta Online Updated6:00 AM
 
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