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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Coming Early 2012
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 12 comments

Valve, Developer of game franchises such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, and Portal has announced the upcoming release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Targeted for release on Mac OS and a variety of other platforms in early 2012, CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay made popular in the original Counter Strike.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive will feature new maps, characters, and weapons as well updated versions of classic CS content. In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, and leader boards.

"Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999," said Doug Lombard, VP of Marketing at Valve. "For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS' award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac."
CS: GO is being developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment. The title is targeted for release in early 2012 and will be playable at this year's PAX Prime and London Games Festival.

Check out the links below for more information.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Pre-Order Glowfish At Macgamestore
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Macgamestore.com recently added MumboJumbo's Glowfish to the list of game titles available for pre-order from the webstore. The arcade game follows the adventures of Glowfish as he fights to free his friends from the clutches of the evil Dr. Urchin. The game features 50 levels and 25 achievements.

The evil Dr. Urchin has kidnapped Coralline! It’s up to Glowfish to free his lady friend and sea pals everywhere from his clutches in this underwater platform adventure.

50 vibrant, colorful ocean landscapes await in this arcade style underwater adventure game. Filled with charming sea creatures, you must navigate your way through the twists and turns of each maze level with a fluid joystick control system.

Beware—while you scour the ocean floor in search of lost friends waiting for rescue, a host of enemies is lurking! Each level takes you deeper in the unique ocean world with new challenges and enemies at every turn. Gather your friends to make Glowfish bigger and better at challenging the boss on each level. Set the captive friends free by surrounding Glowfish with a powerful circle of friends, or circle the enemy to fire your blasting bubbles and win the battle.

Add to your team by collecting powerful Super Chums to help you along the way, and upgrade them by collecting coins to give you even more of an edge in each boss battle! Dive in and be prepared to be dazzled in Glowfish.


  • 50 A-Maze-ing platform adventure levels
  • Unlock all 8 Super Chums
  • Collect coins to upgrade your Super Chums to prepare for each Boss Battle!
  • Get 4 Stars on each level
  • 25 Achievements
  • Hours of family-friendly entertainment
Glowfish is available to pre-order now for $14.95 (USD). It is scheduled to be released on August 24.

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New Star Soccer 5 Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Indie developer New Star Games recently announced the release of New Star Soccer 5 for Mac and Windows PCs. The latest instalment in the retro football series is free-to-play, with the option of purchasing a premium account for unlimited matches per day. The 2D single player game allows players to lead the life of a football star.

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!

The official trailer was described by PC Format as “the best footie trailer ever,” whilst previews from DIYGamer and 8BitRocket both describe the game as “awesome”. New Star Soccer 5 is free-to-play offering gamers 5 free matches on day one, then up to 3 free matches per day. Players can also upgrade to a premium account for $20 which grants them unlimited matches.

Head over to the website below to learn more about the game.

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New Star Soccer 5

IMG Reviews N.O.V.A. 2
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Gameloft's N.O.V.A. 2. The sci-fi first person shooter puts players in the role of a soldier fighting for victory in a bloody civil war. N.O.V.A. 2 features a 13 chapter single player campaign and multiplayer combat with up to ten players.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

Although the game does feature elements similar to Halo, it also offers some improvements on the theme. First of all, you can carry all of the weapons that you have collected, and you can use them as long as you have ammunition. There is also a system of credits gained either through completing missions, or collected as you explore the world. The credits are then used to buy modifications that enhance your character. A neat feature is that if you get to the end of the game and choose to play again, the mods that you purchased stay with you. N.O.V.A. 2 also has a unique puzzle system used to unlock doors and some boxes of ammo.
Check out the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: N.O.V.A. 2
N.O.V.A. 2

Mac Games News for Monday, August 15, 2011

Creatures 4 Coming This Year6:00 AM
Din's Curse: Demon War Reviewed6:00 AM
Guns Of Icarus Online Announced6:00 AM
Jonathan Blow Discusses The Witness6:00 AM
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