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World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has announced plans for the fourth expansion to World of Warcraft, its popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The expansion will reveal the long-lost continent of Pandaria, rediscovered following the events of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Features of Mists of Pandaria include the introduction of the Pandaren as a playable race, the new martial arts focused Monk class, a level cap increase to 90, and a range of new content to explore.

“Players have been asking to see the pandaren in World of Warcraft since the game’s launch, and we’re excited to finally be able to give them a proper re-introduction to Azeroth,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “In addition to the new playable race and class, Mists of Pandaria contains a huge amount of new content, and we’re looking forward to sharing more information about all of it at BlizzCon and beyond.”

In the upcoming expansion, players will be able to explore the long-lost continent of Pandaria, which has remained hidden from the world since the sundering of Azeroth over ten thousand years ago. In the aftermath of the Cataclysm played out in World of Warcraft’s third expansion, Pandaria’s heroes are emerging from their land’s lush forests and cloud-ringed mountains to choose sides in the escalating war between the Alliance and the Horde and to share the extraordinary secrets of their ancient martial arts. As tensions between the factions near a breaking point following the discovery of this new world, players will be called upon to explore Pandaria’s exotic expanses, make contact with its strange indigenous creatures, and unlock the world-changing secrets that have been hiding in the mists for millennia.

New features coming in the game’s fourth expansion include:

  • New Playable Race -- Pandaren: Adventure through Azeroth as World of Warcraft's first neutral race and decide whether to side with the Alliance or the Horde.
  • New Playable Class -- Monk: Unlock the secrets of pandaren martial arts and do battle as a damage dealer, healer, or tank.
  • Level Cap Increased to 90: Learn potent new spells and abilities while exploring uncharted zones and taking on challenging new content.
  • New Zones: Explore the lush Jade Forest, treacherous Kun-Lai Summit, and other exotic areas of Pandaria designed for high-level characters, and uncover the mystery of the Wandering Isle.
  • Scenarios: Join up with some friends to achieve a common goal, such as mounting a defense against invading monsters, in a flexible new type of PvE challenge.
  • Dungeon “Challenge” Modes: Master the ultimate five-player time trial to earn prestige rewards in a new dungeon mode that will put your resolve and coordination to the test.
  • Pet Battles: Challenge other players’ companion pets with your own collection in a new tactical mini-game, and find out who's king or queen of the pint-sized battlefield.
  • New Talent System: Customize your character to suit your play style with the newly overhauled and improved talent system.
Launched in November 2004, World of Warcraft is the world’s most popular MMORPG. The game’s third expansion, Cataclysm, sold more than 3.3 million copies within its first 24 hours of availability, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time, and went on to sell more than 4.7 million copies in its first month.*World of Warcraft is available in nine different languages -- with a tenth, Brazilian Portuguese, slated for release this year -- and is played in North America, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, mainland China, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Check out the links below for more information.

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Two Worlds II Game Of The Year Edition Available Now At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | 6 comments

Macgamestore.com has added Two Worlds II Game of the Year Edition to its list of titles available for download and purchase. The Edition combines the original Two Worlds II RPG, the Pirates of the Flying Fortress expansion, and all the upgrades released for the game so far.

Two Worlds II Game of the Year Edition includes the award-winning "Two Worlds" II and the add-in “Pirates of the Flying Fortress” plus all upgrades, that have been released so far.

Special items like a Pirate-Pin for the players Armor are part of this special offer. This Item not only looks great but also gives the player a big boost for his character! But that isn't all there is so much more, like Artwork, Wallpapers, Videos and the brand-new Soundtrack plus two additional multiplayer maps.

Two Worlds II
A breathtaking journey into Antaloor's past After the downfall of Aziraal, God of Fire, the Dark Lord Gandohar has nearly achieved his objective to disrupt the balance between the elements. Dark magic surges into the land to fill the void. Recognizing the potential for complete control over the dark powers, Gandohar starts to use the power of Aziraal trap within Kyra, the descendant of the Orphans. Despite her ancestry, Kyra cannot endure the strain. With Antaloor already in his clutches, Gandohar concocts a new plan from his stronghold in Oswaroth. There are still those who struggle against the tyrant, hoping to shift the balance of forces in their favor. The fight for Antaloor continues... Five years have passed since dramatic events brought the whole world to the edge of the abyss. The hero is a prisoner in the dungeons of Gandohar's castle. His hopes of saving his sister vanished with his freedom. Just as despair threatens to overcome him, hope comes from where he would have least expected. The Orcs, a race the hero had always hated, have put together a rescue squad that frees the hero from his bonds. He emerges into a land desecrated by evil. He embarks on a journey to shed light on Gandohar's dark past, hoping to discover a weak point in his enemy's defense. If he fails, he will lose his sister forever.

Pirates of the Flying Fortress
Plots within plots and schemes within schemes devolve the crew of the Wandering Wrath into mistrust and outright mutiny, and all the while the lives of the islands' innocents hang perilously in the balance. The ship's notorious captain is a man so cruel and vile, he is said to have been born without a soul. Yet it is often true in the murky underbelly of the harsh seas, that things aren't always what they seem. Captain Ed Teal recruits the hero of the story for a personal errand, one such errand that's allegedly unconnected with treasure, but rather to reconnect him with his lost love; a secluded and hermitical maiden by the name of Maren who is said to inhabit the islands. Uninvited eyes are always watching where there is fame and fortune to be had. The Wandering Wrath's second and third in command, Cutter and Nicky Nails, have agenda's of their own. Trust is the rarest of all currencies, and none will be found by those unwilling to shed a little of his own… or a few buckets of blood.

Features:

  • Lush, living open world brimming with new quests, items, and NPCs
  • Singleplayer world map expanded by 25% as well as 4 brand-new multiplayer maps
  • Deep, engaging story voiced by an all-new cast
  • Scores of new, fully-customizable weapons, armor & loot
  • Horse armor and improved horse mechanics
  • A flexible combat system with variable attack moves, parrying and special tricks
  • State-of-the-art technology, thanks to a powerful GRACETM engine and special tools
  • Lots of mini-games for breaking up gameplay
  • Intuitive user interface for the DEMONSTM Magic system and the PAPACTM Alchemy system
  • Mercenaries and magically-created beings accompany the player
  • Complex object management with movable and usable items
  • Special CRAFTTM tool enables the individual configuration of armor and weapons
  • Many Boss opponents, including special combat strategies and unique rewards
  • Various ways of moving, like walking, running, sprinting, riding, swimming, sailing and teleporting
  • Captivating background story with numerous cutscenes
  • Extensive Multiplayer part including building/setup simulation
Requirements:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later
  • Processor: Intel Mac (2.0 GHz)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader 4.0 and 512 MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB hard drive space
  • Other: Internet connection for Multiplayer
  • Peripherals: Mouse, Keyboard
Two Worlds II Game of the Year Edition is available now for $49.95 (USD).

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Buy WoW Annual Pass, Get Diablo III Free
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has announced the World of Warcraft Annual Pass, a new way for players of the fantasy MMO to subscribe. The Pass, available for a limited time, allows players to sign up for a 12 month subscription, payable in monthly installments. Those who sign-up will receive a free copy of Diablo III once it is available, access to the Mists of Pandaria beta test, and the exclusive Tyreal's Charger mount.

Q: What is a WoW Annual Pass?
A: The WoW Annual Pass is a twelve month World of Warcraft subscription which can be paid for in monthly installments.

Q: Who is eligible?
A: To participate, you must be 18 or older, have a valid credit card, and have registered a full version of World of Warcraft on or before 10.18.2011

Q: When do I get Diablo III and the other exclusive benefits?
A: You'll be able to download and play Diablo III as soon as it's available and once you complete the one-year term, it's yours to keep, even if you cancel your subscription. Tyrael's Charger will be available with Patch 4.3, and beta access will go live with the beta launch.

Q: What if I purchase the Diablo III Collector's Edition?
A: If you decide to purchase the Diablo III Collector's Edition when it's available, and then choose to add your Collector's Edition license key to the Battle.net account associated with your existing World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion, you will receive all of the benefits associated with the Collector's Edition, plus receive four months of World of Warcraft game time which is eligible towards your 12-month subscription commitment. After you purchase the Diablo III Collector's Edition you just need to input the product key into the Battle.net account associated with your World of Warcraft 12-month commitment and that account will then receive the next 4 months of World of Warcraft game time for free. For example, if you already had a month of game time on the associated World of Warcraft account when you input your Diablo III Collector's Edition product key, it would then be 5 months until your next subscription payment was due.

Learn more at the pages below.

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Diablo III: New Cinematic, Collector's Edition Details
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has revealed the contents of the Collector's Edition of the company's upcoming action RPG sequel, Diablo III. Blizzard also revealed a new cinematic for the game as well as a 15 year retrospective video covering the past, present, and future of the franchise.

Collector's Edition
A fallen star burns across the sky, signaling the rebirth of a long-forgotten evil, and calling mortal heroes to arms once more. This limited edition collector’s set commemorates your return to the darkened world of Sanctuary. Inside, you’ll find a treasure trove of rare and legendary items to aid you in your apocalyptic battles at the End of Days.

Contents:
Diablo III PC/Mac Game
The full version of the Diablo III game on DVD-ROM.

Diablo Skull and 4GB USB Soulstone
Shackle your PC into unholy slavery with this 4GB USB soulstone and Diablo skull base. The USB also includes full versions of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction so you can retrace the sinister path of the Dark Wanderer once more.

Exclusive In-Game Content

    Diablo III - Aesthetic Artifacts
    Call forth glowing angel wings, unfurl an exclusive banner, and dye your armor sets with the Bottled Cloud or Bottled Smoke items.

    World of Warcraft - Fetish Shaman Pet
    Journey throughout the World of Warcraft with the fetish shaman at your side.

    StarCraft II - Battle.net Portraits
    Display your status as a hero of the mortal realms with an exclusive army decal and three Diablo-themed Battle.net portraits.

Behind the Scenes Blu-Ray/DVD Set
Meet the teams behind the creation of Diablo III with this exclusive Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set. Enjoy over an hour of interviews detailing how the world of Sanctuary came together from the combined efforts of artists, writers, programmers, designers, musicians and animators.

The Art of Diablo III
Delve into the game’s stunning artistic development with this 208-page art book, which catalogues countless pieces, from early concepts to final 3D renderings.

Diablo III Soundtrack
Experience twenty four original pieces from the Diablo III soundtrack on CD and deepen your music collection with a sound as timeless as the Eternal Conflict itself.

The Diablo III: Collector’s Edition will be available exclusively at retail on DVD-ROM. Release date, suggested retail price, and other details for this game will be announced in the months ahead.

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Diablo 15 Year Retrospective
Diablo III Cinematic
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Mac Games News for Friday, October 21, 2011

Aspyr Media Updates Website, Begins iPad 2 Contest6:00 AM
CCP Refocuses Efforts On EVE Universe, Lays Off 20% Of Staff6:00 AM
City Of Heroes Issue 21 Special Update Media Blitz Announced6:00 AM
Diablo III Previewed6:00 AM
Disney Universe Power Up Bonuses Explained6:00 AM
Halloween In City Of Heroes6:00 AM
TransGaming Brings Skylanders Spyro's Adventure To Macs6:00 AM
 
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