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IMG Reviews Psychonauts
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Double Fine's Psychonauts. Brought to Mac in partnership with TransGaming, the action adventure title follows the story of a young psychic named Razputin on a quest to join an elite group of international psychic secret agents.

Not to mention, if you're OCD about collectibles, this game will have you stuck for days. There are figments hidden everywhere, collectible cards for rank upgrades, arrowheads that you dig up across the real world, luggage pieces that need to be matched to the correct tags, and locked memories you need to chase down and smash open. There's a lot of stuff to miss, and if you want to collect it all you'll be playing for a loooong time. It doesn't help that certain collectibles can't even be collected until you buy a certain item, thus forcing you to replay previous levels to obtain the final collection.

All of this does have a purpose outside of completion, though. Everything but the arrowheads contributes towards raising your psi rank. At certain ranks along the way, you get new abilities and upgrades to old ones, like splitting your main ranged attack to hit multiple enemies at once. Pretty much all the upgrades are useful, so there's a big incentive to collect even if you aren't a gung-ho completionist. Still, none but the most dedicated will ever see the bonus movie at rank 100+ without going to Youtube. It's almost impossible to achieve without a guide, and even with a guide it'll take you forever.
Read the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: Psychonauts
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Oil Rush Coming To Macs In January
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Unigine Corp. has announced that the global war for oil in the flooded post-apocalyptic world of Oil Rush will start January 25, 2012 on Mac, Linux, and Windows PCs. The real-time naval strategy game combines elements of classic real time strategy titles with the action of tower defense games.

Oil Rush is an Indie real-time naval strategy game based on group control, that combines strategic challenge of classic RTS with sheer fun of Tower Defense, and features state-of-an-art visuals. Gameplay in ‘Oil Rush’ is easy to learn but hard to master and offers variety of different strategies for each map. Thousands of people, who pre-ordered Oil Rush, already got access to Beta version of the game and mastering their multiplayer skills – so join up and get ready for the big oil war in January!

UNIGINE would also like to remind that it’s the last week of UNIGINE Engine super-offers for Indie game developers. If you would like for your Indie game to shine don’t miss the opportunity. Royalty-free, unlimited number of developers per project… If you think your game will be successful that’s clearly the best terms you can get.

‘A lot of Indie games are incredibly fun and full of fresh game design ideas, however in many cases graphics in these games is not that impressive and I think the stereotype right now, especially with game publishers, is that Indie games can’t look great. We at UNIGINE are committed to break this stereotype with ‘Oil Rush’ and great offers for Indie game developers willing to get a powerful game engine, which will allow them to fully unleash their talent’  - said Anton Ravin, Managing Director, UNIGINE Corp. Europe.

For more information about the game follow the link below.

Oil Rush
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Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Of The Year Edition Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Aspyr Media has announced the release of Sid Meier's Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition for Mac users. Developed by Firaxis Games , the title includes a newly updated version of Civilization V as well as bonus digital content. The bonus additions include the Babylon, Spain and Inca, Polynesia, and Denmark - The Vikings Civilization and Scenario Packs in addition to the Cradle of Civilization and Explorer's Map Packs.

The flagship of the Civilization series returns in an all-new Game of the Year Edition. Sid Meier's Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition is the fifth offering in the multi-award winning Civilization strategy game series featuring the famous “just one more turn” addictive gameplay that has made it one of the greatest game series of all time. Included is the newly updated base version of the game and over $40 in bonus and digital content including: Civilization Pack: Babylon, All 4 Cradle of Civilization Map Packs Double Civilization and Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca, Civilization and Scenario Pack: Polynesia, Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark - The Vikings, and the Explorer’s Map Pack!


  • Civilization V Mac introduces hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire.
  • The brand new engine orchestrates a spectacular visual experience featuring fully animated leaders interacting with players from a screen-filling diplomatic scene and speaking in their native language for the first time.
  • Successful diplomacy will depend on players carefully managing relationships with other leaders, trading items and land, plying them with gold, and deciding if they are friend or foe.
  • Expanded visuals and immersive audio invite would-be kings to take up the reigns of power and forge a mighty empire. Civilization V Mac offers a limitless variety of vast, realistic and diverse landscapes for players.
  • An intuitive interface eases both new players and Civ veterans into the game. Guided by a set of trusted advisors who will explain game functionality and provide counsel for significant decisions.
  • Wars between empires feel massive as armies dominate the landscape, and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before.
  • The addition of ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging players to develop clever new strategies to guarantee victory on the battlefield.
  • Write your own epic story each time you play. Choose one of eighteen historical civilizations to lead from the stone-age to the space age on your quest to build the world's most powerful empire.
  • Operating
  • System: 10.6.4 or later
  • CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
  • CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB
  • Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD2600
  • Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600
  • Video Memory (VRam): 256 MB
  • Media Required: DVD-ROM
  • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
  • Requires Steam for activation
  • Supported Video Cards:
      NVIDIA GeForce® 8600, 8800, 9600M, GT 120, 320M, 330M
      ATI Radeon HD 2600, HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6490, HD 6750
      Intel HD 3000
  • Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition is available now for $49.95 (USD).

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Civilization V: Game Of The Year Edition
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AAAAA!!! for the Awesome Comes To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Indie studios Dejobaan Games and Owlchemy Labs have launched a "semi-sequel" to AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity for Mac and Windows PCs. The new title, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, brings the game to Macs for the first time, is now powered by the Unity Engine, and challenges players to BASE jump in remastered versions of the original game's 82 levels as well as 43 new ones.

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity (Aaaaa! for short) took place in an alternate 2011, where BASE jumpers leapt from the skies and executed stunts around the floating buildings of Upper Boston. The semi-sequel picks up six years later -- the sport's been outlawed, and you're jumping as a form of protest. High in Earth's stratosphere, you'll thread a path through the rotating blades of enormous wind turbines. Elsewhere in the solar system, you'll dodge asteroids above seas of lava, spray graffiti onto lunar government offices, and flip off Ganymede colonists, all in the name of peaceful protest.

At its heart, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome (Awesome for short) is all about speed. With your new wingsuit, you'll dive (and die) twice as fast, descending through the hovering cities on Earth and beyond. The fastest jumps now offer checkpoints, so if you mash your brains against extraterrestrial rock, you can rewind time and execute the perfect dodge instead. All this is wrapped up in shiny new graphics -- rebuilt from the ground up, the semi-sequel brings you a new lighting system and fancy shader effects (which, let's face it, the AAA studios had a few years back, but bloom, shadows, and depth of field are all new for Aaaaa!).

Dejobaan's original, award-winning PC title was a 2010 IGF and 2010 Indie Game Challenge finalist; Penny Arcade selected the game for its 2010 PAX East Boston Indie Showcase; Metacritic singled it out as one of the top PC titles of 2009; and ModDB awarded it with its 2009 Editor's Choice Game of the Year.

Owlchemy Labs (makers of Snuggle/Smuggle Truck) is an independent game developer focusing in small, absurd, and highly polished game experiences for downloadable platforms.


  • Mac OS X or Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Dual Core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 3D Card with 512MB
  • Adorable Knee High Socks
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome is available for $9.99. Click on the link below to learn more.

Aaaaa!!! For The Awesome

Mac Games News for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

IMG Reviews Nuclear Dawn6:00 AM
Knights Of The Chalice 2: Mac Version A Possibility6:00 AM
Savage 2 Update Includes New Map6:00 AM
Steel Storm 2 Announced6:00 AM
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