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Sid Meier's Pirates Digital Download Now Available
6:00 AM | IMG News | 15 comments

The digital download version of Feral Interactive's Sid Meier's Pirates! is now available for purchase from Macgamestore.com and other online outlets.

The game invites players to live the life of a 17th century Caribbean pirate captain in an epic, open-ended seafaring adventure. Face down dogged enemies, duel enemy captains, woo fair maidens and raise the Jolly Roger high above the seven seas in pursuit of glory and riches.

Discover what it takes to become one of the most famous pirates in history! Based on Sid Meierís original masterpiece, Pirates! invites you to live the life of a 17th-century Buccaneer in this epic, open-ended seafaring adventure.

Test your skills as a privateer flying the Jolly Roger across the Caribbean. Duel enemy captains, exchange plank-shattering broadsides and seize valuable booty, woo fair maidens, dig up buried treasure, and of course plunder unsuspecting ports. As your reputation and skills grow, so will the size and quality of your crew, and your ability to take on larger enemy ships, raid heavily fortified ports, and locate ancient treasure. There's a whole cast of interesting and dangerous characters to meet, mysteries to solve, and exotic island destinations to discover.

Itís a game of high adventure, where brave and skilled players battle for treasure and glory. Those who succeed achieve great fame and wealth Ė and those who fail rest forever in Davy Jonesí locker!

Sid Meier's Pirates! is now available for $29.95 (USD).

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Basilisk Games' Thomas Riegsecker Interviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Gaming Irresponsibly has released a new interview with Basilisk Games' founder Thomas Riegsecker. The interview covers info about Riegsecker's personal history, why he chose to develop an "old school" rpg, and plans for Eschaon: Book III. Basilisk's Eschalon series focuses on old school RPG gameplay inspired by classics in the genre.

There hasnít been any news regarding Book III lately. Without any spoilers, what are some of the concepts that you think will go into its development?

With Book III, we are looking at what made the first two games successful and build upon those elements. While that seems like an obvious response, the truth is that itís often difficult for developers to acknowledge this and give current fans ďmore of what they wantĒ instead of pushing the gameplay in a new direction, looking to acquire a larger audience.

Iíve always said that Eschalon is not intended to be a ground-breaking reinvention of the role-playing genre. On the contrary, we want to make a solid, memorable, and thoroughly enjoyable game built on the established fundamentals of what made those classic RPGs so fun.

Book III will feature more of everything our fans love- hundreds of additional items, more quests, more puzzles, and more story. We will further balance character stats and skills using feedback gathered from Book II. Players can expect a multitude of hidden areas and secrets that will take months to uncover. Book III is the final game in the trilogy and we want this to be a fulfilling ending for everyone who has gone on this journey with us.

And finally, we will be releasing some of our development tools as well, so that players can work on their own maps and share them with the community. This, more than anything, is what I am looking forward to: playing maps made by other people!

Read the full interview at the page linked below.

Gaming Irresponsibly: Thomas Riegsecker Interview
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Jurassic Park: The Game Concept Art Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Telltale Games has unveiled a new piece of concept art from the upcoming Jurassic Park: The Game. Based on the popular movie series, the game will give players a chance to participate in the world of genetically engineered dinosaurs.

E3 season is a time for exciting announcements, new developments, and a flurry of new content from the games you've been looking forward to! As we near the big show, where we'll be giving attendees a brand new look at Jurassic Park: The Game, among the many titles we're addressing, we'll be unveiling previously unseen concept art from the game in the weeks ahead.

First up is this piece depicting the Jurassic Park docks. Click the image for a bigger version.

Click over to the site below for more.

Telltale Blog: Jurassic Park Art
Telltale Games

New Star Soccer 5 Pre-Order Begins
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New Star Games has announced a pre-order option for its upcoming soccer title, New Star Soccer 5. The 2D single player game allows players to lead the life of a football star. Those who pre-order the game now will be able to download and play the beta version.

New Star Soccer 5 is an old-school style 2D football game, both an homage to Sensible Soccer and yet a completely unique and original game in its own right.

Live the life of a young football star as you try to achieve success on the pitch and gain the respect and adoration of your team-mates, fans and friends. You can play in a whole host of leagues from around the world and compete in national tournaments such as the World Cup. Gaining the skills to help your team lift the ultimate trophy will take time but you will have a blast getting there! Score goals, make the right transfers, read about yourself in the newspapers, visit the casino, purchase that flashy sports car and more. Just make sure you keep your feet on the ground!

New Star Soccer 5 is scheduled for an August release and is currently available for the pre-order price of $15. Those who order early will be given a lifetime Premium Account.

Learn more at the link below.

New Star Games
New Star Soccer 5

Mac Games News for Thursday, May 19, 2011

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition Available At MGS6:00 AM
Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy Released6:00 AM
Cross Realm Dungeon Grouping Coming To WoW6:00 AM
New Diablo III Artwork Unveiled6:00 AM
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