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DiRT 2 Coming To Macs July 21
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Feral Interactive has announced Thursday, July 21st as the shipping date for Colin McRae: DiRT2, a new off-road racing simulator. The game features nine locations across the globe, a career mode and a line-up of super-charged speed machines. In North America the game will be published as DiRT 2.

“DiRT 2 is an utterly compelling experience,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “For fans of racing games – the Mac just got a lot more interesting.”

With more than 100 separate race events DiRT 2 puts players behind the wheel for a world tour that combines sublime handling, gorgeous visuals and dynamic competition in eight different racing disciplines. From the mud-soaked Malaysian rainforest to the open desert roads of Morocco and on to the rain-slick streets of Tokyo, racers compete in a variety of contemporary sports racing styles including three special ESPN X Games. Additionally, DiRT 2 lets players experience intense multi-car and solo races in head-to-head competitive online play. 

A premiere collection of officially licensed rally cars and off-road vehicles such as the Mitsubishi EVO X, the Subaru Impreza STI, and the Colin McRae R4 are ready and waiting to race. All the vehicles can be set-up to suit the driver’s experience and racing style and with variable difficulty levels the game can be tailored to suit the skills of the individual.

When you’re pushing it mistakes will happen, but with DiRT 2 players can get a second bite at the cherry. The game’s 'Flashback' feature allows racers to repeat the last few seconds of their drive and get the chance to correct the mistake that may have cost them dearly. 

Minimum system requirements call for a 1.4GHz Intel Mac with at least 2GB RAM, 128MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS X v10.6.7 or later. The following graphics cards are NOT supported: NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series.

DiRT 2 for the Mac will retail in North America for US $39.99, £24.95 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €29.95 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. It will also be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites.

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Trainz Simulator Now Available
6:00 AM | IMG News | 1 comment

N3V Games' Trainz Simulator for Mac is now available for purchase through Macgamestore.com. The train sim includes everything you need to build and operate your own dream railroad. You can build a fun layout in minutes, faithfully recreate a steam railroad from days gone by or develop a fully fledged 100 mile prototypical route; the choice is yours. All three models of Trainz, Driver, Surveyor and Railyard, are included with this release.

Trainz Simulator Mac includes everything you need to build and operate your own dream railroad. You can build a fun layout in minutes, faithfully recreate a steam railroad from days gone by or develop a fully fledged 100+ mile prototypical route; the choice is yours.

Drive... Steam, Diesel or Electric trains (and even trams, boats and cars)
Operate... a complete working rail line with interactive industries
Build... and customize your own living railroad
Share... your creations and your passion with other rail fans

SpeedTree
New to Trainz Simulator Mac is the inclusion of SpeedTree. High Quality and detailed trees breathe new life into your routes and bring your worlds to life. Check out the tech video on the left for information on SpeedTree.

New and Upgraded Routes
Included in the TS Mac Release will be several new routes for you to explore as well as improvements to routes you're all used to. These include:

- ECML Doncaster Peterborough
- Milwaukee Road Avery Drexel
- ECML Doncaster Cleethorpes Hull
- CN Holly Subdivision
- Conrail Lincoln Secondary
- CSX Saginaw Subdivision
- Detroit Connecting Railroad
- Harbor Master
- Port Ogden and Northern
- Tutorial Sessions

Not sure where to start with TS Mac? Then check out the new tutorials included for you to drive and learn. Tutorials will be included covering the following lessons:

- DCC Control
- Industries
- Junctions
- Signaling
- CAB Control of Diesel, Electric and Steam Trains
- Passenger Stations
- And More...

Customizable Menu System
The Trainz interface has had a thorough overhaul, bringing a more friendly and intuitive interface to your screens. Along with the usability improvements, content creators can also create their own menu items for their routes and sessions.

Routes
New routes are available for you to drive with upgraded content specific to TS Mac and including SpeedTree throughout. Developed specifically to run in 'Native' mode, experience the best Trainz ever.

Seasonal Asset Support
Support has been included to allow the creation of Seasonal Assets. Switch between different seasons and observe as the compatible objects change appearance.

Layer Support in Surveyor
Introducing a Layer tool similar to that found in many common graphics applications, you now have the ability to perform tasks that were impossible in previous versions of Trainz:

- Assign Objects to Layers
- Hide and Lock Layers
- Move Layers between Sessions and Routes enabling you to add any object to a session - not just trains. Want to include some new building types in a session? Or maybe a new section of track? Use the layer tool to achieve this.

All Modules Included
Use all three of the Trainz game modules - Driver, Surveyor and Railyard.

More
- Speed improvements across the board to get you moving faster than ever.
- A large variety of upgraded content utilizing the graphic enhancements in the Trainz graphics engine.

Requirements:

  • Intel Core Duo 2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M or equivalent
  • 15 GB of free hard drive space
  • Two button mouse recommended
Trainz Simulator is available now for $49.95 (USD). Follow the links below to learn more.

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Chronicles Of Riddick Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

OneClickMac recently posted a new review of The Chronicles Of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena from Virtual Programming. The game features the Riddick movie character in two adventures: the Assault on Dark Athena campaign and an enhanced version of the original Escape from Butcher Bay.

From the review:

I have got to hand it to these guys, the stealth in this game is intense and really, really tricky if you’re looking for that perfect run. Crouching puts you into stealth mode. If you’re in a dark area then you are basically invisible. However, in the light you will be seen, eventually. Nearer the middle of the game, you procure a tranquilliser gun which can seem like a bit of a cop out when you can just neutralise enemies for a short while. But by far its most beneficial use if you decide to opt for the more strategic route is that it can take out light sources, like overhead-lights. Obviously, short-circuiting lights is going to draw some attention so make sure you’re well hidden when you do so.
But what this does to the difficulty does wonders for the game’s longevity as well. If you’re one of those people that always wants to do everything perfectly (like me), then you will find yourself coming back to missions you scuffed up to get that seamlessly silent run.
Read the full article at the link below.

OneClickMac: Chronicles Of Riddick Announced
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Avadon: The Black Fortress Reviewed6:00 AM
Cars 2: The Video Game Screenshots Revealed6:00 AM
Civ V: Denmark & The Vikings, Explorer's Map Pack Now At MGS6:00 AM
World Of Warcraft Tier 12 Armor Sets Previewed6:00 AM
 
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