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IMG Reviews Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Gameloft's Asphalt 6: Adrenaline. The game allows players to choose from 42 cars and bikes to race in a variety of locales. Asphalt 6 supports up to six players in multiplayer mode, includes 11 different leagues and 55 events, and includes tuning options for improving vehicle performance.

Here's an excerpt:

With the career mode you get to challenge yourself by trying to complete the laps faster, knocking out bad guys who use their many underlings to reduce your chances of beating the lap time, getting the required amount of drift, trying to stay in one piece, or even some combination of these goals. I played the game so much I had to buy a new keyboard because the Mac keyboard just does not do well with holding down the accelerate key and drifting left at the same time. The game is very addictive.
Read more at the link below.

IMG Review: Asphalt 6 Adrenaline Review
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EVE Online: Incarna 1.1 Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

CCP Gameshas released Incarna 1.1, a new patch for its EVE: Online sci-fi MMO. Among the fixes and improvements the patch includes updates to the Macintosh client, customizable API Keys, and changes to the session change timer while docking

Here's a partial list of changes in Incarna 1.1:

Mac:
  • Fixed an issue where NVIDIA hardware would render characters with yellow hands; this fix only affects Snow Leopard as the NVIDIA driver was fixed in Lion.
  • Optimizations to VBO (vertex buffer object) should provide a performance boost to AMD systems in some cases.
  • An issue where the Jukebox cut off the end of some songs has been substantially reduced in scope, some songs still lose a few seconds at the end though.
  • Some memory-related fixes were introduced, significantly reducing the number of crashes due to running the client in high-detail mode.
  • A workaround was implemented to circumvent a NVIDIA 9400 crash that was affecting users running OS X Lion.
Check out the link below for more information.

EVE Online Incarna 1.1 Update
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DiRT 2 Comes To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Feral Interactive has released 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.

The King of off-road racing returns to the Mac!

Take on the world in 9 stunning locations and 100+ thrilling events across the globe. DiRT 2 combines eye-popping extreme motor sports with classic rally events in a wheel-spinning, nerve-jangling package thatís the most fun you can have on four wheels and a Mac.

DiRT 2 is based around a career mode. Play as a rookie determined to make your name in off-road racing. Start off in fledgling events and race your way up to mix it with the pros in the X Games.

Master up to eight different racing disciplines in a rich mix of arcade-style and simulation that combine to create a challenging, but always accessible experience. From Londonís iconic Battersea Power Station to the Malaysian Jungle and the Utah Desert, racers are immersed in beautifully realised environments each with their own distinctive driving terrains.

With fantastic locations, a wide array of events and superb car handling, DiRT 2 sets a new standard for racing games on the Mac.

Features:

  • Career mode - a satisfying progression from fledgling rookie to hotshot pro.
  • Flashback mode - allows you to rewind your race to just before that critical error and play it again.
  • Eight different racing disciplines.
  • Thirty-five customisable vehicles to drive - set-up the handling and liveries to suit your style.
  • Flexible multiplayer - compete against seven other players in ranked tours or custom events.
  • Sophisticated opponent AI - presents a satisfying level of challenge on any difficulty.
  • 9 exotic locations - Morocco, Malaysia, Baja California, LA, Utah Desert, Croatia, China, Downtown Tokyo, Battersea London.
  • Take part in the world famous X Games Competitions in Europe, Asia and America.
Requirements:
  • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.7
  • RAM: 2.0GB
  • Free Space: 8.0GB
  • Graphics: 128MB
  • Accessories: Keyboard
    The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series. The following cards require you to have 4GB of System RAM: NVIDIA 320M, Intel HD 3000.
Recommended:
  • Processor: 2.4 Ghz
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.7
  • RAM: 4.0GB
  • Free Space: 8.0GB
  • Graphics: 512MB
  • Accessories: Game Pad
DiRT 2 is available now for $39.99 (USD).

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Avadon: The Black Fortress Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Zeboyd Games recently posted a new review of Spiderweb Software's latest RPG, Avadon: The Black Fortress. The first chapter of a new saga, the game puts players in the role of a spy and warrior tasked to defend the homeland from its many enemies. The game features four different character classes, dozens of sidequests, hundreds of items to discover, and many different possible endings.

From the review:

Avadon takes an hour to get going but once it does, itís an engaging game. The setting is generic D&D fantasy (albeit with you working for the morally ambiguous fantasy equivalent of the UN) but the world is well crafted, the characters have personality, the individual scenarios are interesting, and the writing is solid. I especially enjoyed how the game gives out different dialogue depending on who is in your party. It strikes a happy medium between linear (the main plot) and non-linear (plenty of optional quests and dungeons to explore). The LV-Up system isnít too complex (each level you get 1 stat point and 2 skill points and occasionally you get a specialization point) but itís fun and lets the player customize their characterís stats & abilities nicely. Combat is turn-based on a grid and has depth without sacrificing pacing. Oh and thereís ton of loot along with tons of equipment slots to equip said loot on.
Click over to the site below to read the full review.

Zeboyd Games: Avadon The Black Fortress Review
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Avadon: The Black Fortress
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Mac Games News for Friday, September 2, 2011

ActionSoft Releases Lion Native Midnight Mansion HD6:00 AM
Escape Whisper Valley Now At Macgamestore6:00 AM
Jurassic Park Trailer Unveiled6:00 AM
The Life Of An IMG Writer6:00 AM
 
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