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Skylanders Spyro's Universe Beta Launched
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Activision Publishing has announced the beta launch of Skylanders Spyro's Universe, a "vast virtual world for kids to engage with Skylanders characters and their fellow players." Brought to the Mac platform in cooperation with TransGaming, the cross platform software interfaces with the Skylanders Spyro's Adventure line of toys, which connect to the game and record the characters' progress.

"We conceived Skylanders as a unique, multi-platform experience from the beginning, simultaneously grand in scope yet incredibly easy for kids to embrace," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "You can play with friends in the real world or on consoles, Nintendo 3DS, Mac or PC, and now on the web in Skylanders Spyro's Universe. If there's a screen where kids play, we want the Skylanders to come to life there. This also further enhances the play options of every Skylander character."

Found online at universe.skylanders.com, Skylanders Spyro's Universe is a fantasy realm of floating islands designed to encourage world-building, exploration and friendly competition. Kids can craft and customize their own Skylands, play mini-games like Sheep Shot, Sky Defense and Castle Assault, rendezvous with friends and investigate Skylands far and wide, or manage their toy collection and earn achievements. Players who already own the game or figures can input the code supplied with each interaction figure, or use the Portal of Power™ to bring them to life inside the universe. Those who don't can join the fun simply by creating a free online account. Eon, the helpful Skylanders guide, will provide new visitors with a digital starter kit and an array of new adventures to discover over time.

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is swiftly becoming one of the holiday season's must-have gifts for the younger set. The game has been featured on the Toys "R" Us "Holiday Hot Toy List", Amazon's Holiday Toy List, the Time to Play "Power Ups" holiday toy list and Toy Insider "Hot 20" list, and is being touted as one of the most exciting and inspired entertainment properties of 2011.

Learn more at the website listed below.

Skylanders Spyro's Universe
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PopCap Facebook Game Offers Chance To Win Prizes
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

PopCap Games has announced the beginning of a new Facebook game promotion. The PopCap Prize Plunger Instant Win Game gives players the chance to go fishing with the Yeti Zombie for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including an iPad 2.

You know all the swag we keep teasing you with? Well, now you can finally win some! YES — we are giving away swag, as well as lots of other prizes (including the iPad 2)!

We’re super excited to announce our PopCap Prize Plunger Instant Win Game! Sounds like a mouthful, but it’s simple, really. All you have to do is visit our PopCap Facebook page. Once you’re there, you’ll go ice fishing with Yeti Zombie for a chance to win a prize! Just click on any of the ice-fishing holes, and the Yeti will plunge it to see what comes up.

And… anything could come up! In addition to the iPad 2, we’re giving away exclusive PopCap swag — Conehead Zombie figures, Bling t-shirts, Wall-Nut plushies — and games from PopCap.com. We’re giving away 600+ prizes over the next four weeks!

Starting today, you can play once per week for the next four weeks. The prizes will change every week — so make sure to come back on a weekly basis to play!

Check out the page below to learn more.

PopCap Facebook Game
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Rescue Team 2 Comes To Macgamestore
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Macgamestore.com has increased its catalog of games with the introduction of Alawar Entertainment's Rescue Team 2 to the store. The title puts players in control of rescue workers struggling to rebuild three islands damaged by devastating weather.

When disaster strikes, the Rescue Team sweeps in to save the day! Take control of workers who respond when a devastating tornado leaves its mark on three all-new islands in this exhilarating time management adventure. Overcome earthquakes, rebuild hospitals and drill for oil to keep your vehicles running. Use strategy to figure out the quickest way to complete your goals, and then race against the clock to remove debris, repair bridges, put out fires, restore communications and save victims. Easy to play and challenging to master, Rescue Team 2 proves you can't have too much of a good thing!

Features:

  • 50 levels
  • Three all-new islands
  • New disasters and weather
  • Fuel for transports and fuel stations
  • Hospitals for treating victims
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or better
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 64 MB 3D video card
Rescue Team 2 is available now for $6.99 (USD).

Rescue Team 2
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iGame Radio Reviews Tiny Token Empires And Borderlands
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Game Review Cast 51 of Omaha Sternberg's iGame Radio podcast is now available for listening. The podcast features reviews of Bullypix's Tiny Token Empires and Feral Interactive's Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition/

Game Review Cast 51:

A review of Tiny Tokens Empire, by Bulkypix. A strategy sim puzzle mashup that’s too addictive to stop playing.

Also, a review of Borderlands GoTY Edition, published for Mac by Feral Interactive. Simply, one of the best games for the Mac you can get all year.

Head over to the page below for more information.

iGame Radio: Game Review Cast 51
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Tiny Token Empires
Borderlands: Game Of The Year Edition
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Mac Games News for Thursday, December 15, 2011

Killing Floor Now Available At Macgamestore6:00 AM
Law & Order: Legacies To Be Released Early Next Year6:00 AM
Marble Arena 2 Released6:00 AM
Tropic 3: Gold Edition Coming January 266:00 AM
 
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