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LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Feral Interactive has announced that the action-adventure game LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will be available for the Mac beginning today. Developed by TT Games and LucasArts, it is the latest in the line of LEGO titles to be brought to the Mac by Feral Interactive.

“We are delighted to add LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars to the range of LEGO games available for the Mac.” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “The LEGO series combines fun, humor and imaginative gameplay, creating an experience that can be shared by families and gamers of all ages.”

“The LEGO Star Wars games offer a faithful recreation of the Star Wars universe and this is the most expansive title yet,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director of at TT Games Publishing. “The new ground battles add an extra strategic dimension to the game which we think fans of the series will love.”

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is a tongue-in-cheek take on the entire Clone Wars era that recreates scenes from the hit animated television show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as fan-favorite moments from the theatrical Star Wars saga. Featuring 16 different star systems, 32 story-based missions, 48 bonus levels and over 100 playable characters, this is the biggest LEGO Star Wars video game to date.

Players will combat Separatist forces aboard the massive battleship the Resolute, blast off in their favorite ships in multi-layered space battles, and destroy hundreds of droids in strategic ground battles new to the series. Whether Padawan or Jedi Master, players of all skill levels can take on the Sith in single player mode, or with their friends and family during drop in/drop out co-operative play.

The game features a brand new customizable Arcade Mode offering unique head-to-head combat. Players will also discover a myriad of all-new character abilities, such as Squad Command, Lightsaber Slicing, Lightsaber Jumps, long-distance Jedi Attacks and Grapple Tie-Ups. All gameplay modes can now be accessed from a new, easy-to-navigate hub that now lets users engage in multi-ship space battles.

Requirements:

  • Processor: 1.4Ghz
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8
  • RAM: 2.0GB
  • Free Space: 7.0GB
  • Graphics: 128MB
  • Accessories: Keyboard
Notes:
    Requires an Intel processor.
    The following cards are NOT supported: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series.
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars for the Mac will retail in North America for US $29.99, £19.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €24.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe.

Feral Interactive
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
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Awesome Soccer World 2010 Comes To MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | 3 comments

Macgamestore.com has announced Awesome Soccer World 2010 from Red27 Studios is now available for download and purchase from the webstore. The game features a unique control system which allows players to bend or swerve the ball during the shot, 16 preset competitions from around the world, Formation and Team editors, and the ability to create custom leagues and tournaments.

Awesome Soccer World 2010 is the next generation in the critically acclaimed Awesome Soccer series, and far from resting on their laurels, Red27 Studios have added a whole host of new features, new teams, new tournaments and new stadiums to make this the biggest and best yet.

AWESOME AFTERTOUCH SYSTEM
Awesome Soccer World 2010 features the revolutionary "Awesome Aftertouch System" - an amazing control system that enables you to bend and swerve the ball in MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS during a single shot to produce some truly amazing goals.

This intelligent control system also allows you to produce flying headers, acrobatic overhead kicks, and incredible sliding challenges at the touch of a button...forget memorising impossible 8 button combinations...this game is all about action and excitement and getting you in the thick of it as quickly as possible!

TOURNAMENTS GALORE OR CREATE YOUR OWN
The game not only features the World 2010 tournament, it allows you to challenge for glory in a total of 16 Preset Tournaments from around the globe, including Elite European Club Competitions, Leagues from England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Holland and the USA, and a host of other International Tournaments.

Victorious in all 16? Fear not, because you can also create your own Tournaments, Cups and Leagues featuring up to 128 teams, which should more than satisfy those competitive appetites!

TOTAL CUSTOMISATION
ASW2010 includes 280 International and Club Teams for you to choose from, but also allows you to add your own thanks to the comprehensive Team Editor included with the game. Teams, Players, Kits and Badges can be created or amended - it even allows you to use your own images for club badges - offering complete customization.

A sophisticated Formation Editor completes the extensive list of customization options, allowing you to create new or modify existing formations and select the exact position of each and every player wherever the ball is on the pitch.

GOLDEN BALLS
The "Golden Ball" system has been revamped dramatically and now offers a staggering 300 for you to challenge for over 5 skill levels!

For those unfamiliar with this unique Awesome Soccer feature, a Golden Ball is awarded in recognition of your achievements within the game, like winning your first game, scoring your first overhead kick, right up to becoming the 2010 World Champion. But it will take a truly Awesome Player to win all 300...

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE...
The game boasts all the next gen features expected from a high end soccer game, including dramatic penalty shoot outs, interactive Action Replays, a stylish Offside Cam, Match Highlights, Man Of The Match / MVP awards, In-depth Match Statistics, Leading Goal Scorer Competitions, plus much, much more.

Awesome Soccer World 2010 is available now for $7.99 (USD).

Red27 Studios
Awesome Soccer World 2010
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The Sims 3 Plus Pets Now At Macgamestore
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The Sims 3 Plus Pets is now available for purchase from Macgamestore.com. The pack combines Electronic Arts' life sim The Sims 3, with the recently released animal themed Pets expansion.

The Sims 3 Plus Pets includes both The Sims 3 and The Sims 3 Pets expansion pack in one!

Create and control both Sims and their unique pets by customizing everything from their appearances, to their personalities and even their dream home. Create perfect - or imperfect - pets for your Sims, from loyal dogs to daring kitties, as you determine their looks and personality traits. Then take control of these pets and experience the world from their perspective. Enjoy a little mischief by destroying furniture or impress others by mastering new skills like hunting. Choose how pets can enrich or mess with your Sims' lives and discover a whole new way to play with life!

The Sims 3 Pets
Experience life on four legs as you explore the Sims world through the eyes of a dog or cat! Will you be fun and friendly or will you be more pest than pet? Dig, chase, find collectibles, learn to hunt, and more. Go outside and play or just go on the rug. Dogs can even help their owners land a date! Move up the pet pecking order with career opportunities. (Who knew there was a dog and cat underworld?) Travel the town with your owner, sniff out discoveries, find treasure, and more.

Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or Higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • HD Space: 6.1 GB of hard disk space, with at least 1 GB additional space for saved games and custom content.
  • Vídeo; ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100

    Supported Video Cards:
    ATI Radeon X1600, X1900, 2400, 2600, 3870, 4850, 4870, NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 7600, 8600, 8800, 9400M, 9600M GT, GT 120, GT 130, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) GMA 3-Series . This game will not run on Mac systems with processor PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or video cards with integrated GMA 950 series.

    The Sims 3 Plus Pets can be purchased now for $69.95 (USD).

    The Sims 3 Plus Pets
    TransGaming
    Electronic Arts
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    Paul Sams Discusses WoW Annual Pass, Mists Of Pandaria
    6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

    VentureBeat has published a new interview with Blizzard Entertainment's Paul Sams about some of the company's recent announcements. The article covered a variety of topics including the reasoning behind offering Diablo III as reward for those who sign up for a World of Warcraft Annual Pass.

    VentureBeat: The World of Warcraft Annual Pass was a big announcement. It’s an ambitious decision, especially to give away Diablo III. Does it tie back into reports from earlier this year of declining subscribers for World of Warcraft?

    Paul Sams: Honestly, what it ties into [is that] we always are looking for ways to show an amount of, I guess … gratitude or what-have-you to our player base. We talk about, all the time, how can we do something cool for our players that’s going to benefit them, benefit us, and that they’ll feel is a give-back of sorts. That’s where this started. There’s a variety of benefits that come from it. Certainly the players get DIII, which is pretty exciting. That doesn’t mean they get the expansion sets, it means that they get DIII, right? So we get people excited about playing that … they get to touch it, feel it, experience it. And then from our perspective, it also is a situation where they aren’t necessarily going to leave WoW to play our own game. We don’t want to take players from our universe and shift them over from World of Warcraft. There’s a lot of players playing WoW that have huge amounts of friends and family that they play World of Warcraft with, so [giving Annual Pass subscribers Diablo III] says, enjoy both of them. You don’t have to pay any more than you already do for WoW.

    Read the full interview at the link below.

    VentureBeat: Paul Sams Interview
    Blizzard Entertainment


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