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Two Worlds II: Castle Defense Now Available From MGS
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Macgamestore.com has announced that ZUXXEZ Entertainment's Two Worlds II: Castle Defense is now available for download and purchase. The strategy game is set in the fantasy universe of Antaloor and challenges players to defeat waves of enemy Orcs in classic tower defense fashion. Castle Defense does not require prior experience with the Two Worlds setting, but does provide backstory for those who have played the RPG version of the game.

While the bloody battle between Gandoharís troops and the armies of the Orcs is raging in front of the gates of Oswaroth, the emperor waits in the depths of his palace on the outcome of the struggle for power. However, he does not know that an elite troop of Orcs, led by Rogdor, is making its way through secret paths into the fortress and is now close to the portals of the throne room.

Use the one-time opportunity to slip into the role of the Emperor Gandohar and his henchman Sordahon! These villains from the "Two Worlds" universe are now playable for the first time ever in this strategy game, thus opening an entirely new perspective into the fantastic world of Antaloor. Using foresight and skill, you must defend abandoned ruins, dark forests and winding catacombs against the onrushing Orcs. Ward off each attack with clever tactics and weaponry, defending Gandohar's throne in the Oswaroth fortress! Are you ready to break the high score, meeting the ultimate Castle Defense challenge against online opponents from around the world?

Features:

  • Comprehensive campaign mode provides long lasting game motivation
  • Short-term fun in the Arena mode including five different adventures
  • Content based on both "Two Worlds" role-playing games
  • Different regions, such as ruins, forests or catacombs
  • Two playable characters with special attacks such as Fire Damage or Ice Bomb
  • Six different, upgradeable combat units such as Magicians or Rangers
  • Dozens of different types of enemies in over 20 independent classes
  • Advanced unit management with a variety of powers
  • Huge game world with up to 50 units on the screen simultaneously
  • Individual graphics and sound settings for PC and Mac possible
  • Atmospherically dense soundtrack varies with each individual level
  • Thrilling online high-score hunting in Campaign and Arena modes
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Intel Processor (2,0 GHz)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Radeon HD, Geforce 8800GT (Shader 2.0 and 256 MB RAM)
  • Mouse, Keyboard
  • Internet connection for On-line leaderboards
Two Worlds II: Castle Defense is available for $11.95 (USD) from the link below.

Two Worlds II: Castle Defense
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IMG Reviews LEGO Indiana Jones 2
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Feral Interactive's LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues. Developed by TT Games, it is the latest in a line of LEGO titles to be brought to the Mac by Feral. The game follows the adventures of the famous movie hero through a variety of levels inspired by the classic films.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

On the presentation side, everything looks and sounds just as amazing as ever. The LEGO models match quite well with the detailed backgrounds and textured terrain, the sounds are excellent, and the music is taken straight from the themes of the four different Indiana Jones movies. It just makes everything appropriately epic. It even managed to take the ending sequence from Raiders of the Lost Ark and make it more epic than the original. (Face melting isn't for kids, so instead you get uncontrollable disco followed by marauding energy beast slaughtering Nazis in the dozens.)
Read the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: LEGO Indiana Jones 2
Feral Interactive
LEGO Indiana Jones 2
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Avernum 6 Version 1.1 Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Spiderweb Software recently released an update for Avernum 6, the final title in the long running Avernum RPG series. The update brings the game to version 1.1 and "moves the game to a newer engine, which should result in better performance and fixes to a number of irritating bugs."

Set in the world of Avernum, an enormous series of caves far below the surface of the world, the game wraps up loose plot threads from previous games and reveals the final fate of the underground realm and its popular characters.

Avernum is a world underground. It is a nation of people living in an enormous warren of tunnels and caverns, far below the surface of the world. Once a prison colony for rebels and thugs, it is now a wild frontier, full of adventurous souls looking for wealth, fame, and magical power. Avernum's sole link to the surface world: a single magical portal, small and difficult to maintain.

And then the Blight came. Almost overnight, the mushrooms Avernum needed to feed itself withered and died. Then the denizens of the low tunnels, the savage, reptilian Slithzerikai, emerged. Sensing weakness, they struck, destroying much of a weakened Avernum and creating waves of hungry, desperate refugees. Now chaos and hunger stalk this land, and none seem to be able to find a solution or a way to stop the Slith Horde.

In the midst of all of this chaos, you joined the army. You had a good, simple reason: Soldiers get food. And yet, through a run of good (or bad) fortune, you find that you have a chance to discover and confront Avernum's enemies. The nation of Avernum is rapidly approaching its final destiny, and you will be at the center of events. Can you save your homeland? And, if Avernum survives, what will become of it?
Check out the links below to learn more.

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Aspyr Releases Civ V Updates, 2 New DLC Packs
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Aspyr Media has released a new patch for Sid Meier's Civilization V. 1.0.1.275a introduces a variety of new bug fixes and updates to the game. Aspyr has also announced the release of two new DLC packs: Civilization and Scenario Pack - Denmark and the Vikings and the Explorer's Map Pack.

The fifth edtion of the world building strategy series includes a redesigned game engine, new combat system, improved visuals, and the addition of ranged bombardment.

Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark and the Vikings - The Denmark Civilization and Scenario Pack brings you both the Denmark Civilization and the new Scenario, 1066: Year of Viking Destiny, to further enhance your Civilization V experience. Rule the world as Harald Bluetooth, with your powerful Berserker warriors and Ski Infantry!

In 1066: Year of Viking Destiny, the throne of England is up for grabs. Take the role of one of four leaders and seize control of the British Isles! Special rules for the scenario ensure that the only way to win is by the cunning use of force. Can you complete the Domesday Book and secure legal rule before your rivals? Use unique units for each faction in the scenario to claim the throne and stand the test of time!

Harald Bluetooth (920 Ė 986 AD) was King of Denmark for nearly 30 years. During his reign, he united the earls of Denmark and Norway and defended his people from invasion from Sweden and Germany. Today he is viewed as a just and wise king of Denmark.

Explorerís Map Pack - Ten fantastic single-player maps make up this Civilization V DLC pack designed by Firaxis Games. Five of the maps are based on real-world locations, chosen for their historical interest and gameplay possibilities. The remaining five are scripted map environments. These maps will change from game to game, but will focus on an exciting gameplay theme. From the arid Sandstorm to the lush Amazon, and from the Caribbean to the Bering Strait, these maps will give skillful Civilization V players new lands to conquer!

Patch - The latest patch (1.0.1.275a) is also now available and should automatically download and install through Steam. The patch brings some changes to the AI, gameplay, and UI, as well as fixes some crashing issues.

Follow the links below for more information.

GameAgent: Civilization V Update, DLC Info
Aspyr Media
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Mac Games News for Monday, May 23, 2011

Avadon: The Black Fortress Reviewed6:00 AM
City Of Heroes Retrospective Q&A 36:00 AM
New Runespell: Overture Trailer Details Mythic Poker Battles6:00 AM
World Of Warcraft Encounter Journal Discussed6:00 AM
 
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