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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Coming To Macs February 16
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Feral Interactive announced today that the action-adventure game LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 will be launched for Mac on Thursday, February 16th. Originally developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for games consoles and Windows PC, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for Mac is the follow up to LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.

“LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is a wonderfully light-hearted and imaginative game in which the characters’ special abilities all have unpredictable effects on the world,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive.

The game completes the saga of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley™ and Hermione Granger™ with a spell-binding adventure taking them to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry™ and beyond. Locations from the last four films, such as Grimmauld Place, Godric’s Hollow and the Ministry of Magic, are re-imagined through the incredible and ever-changing prism of LEGO. This time, players will experience the stories of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - including Harry’s last years at Hogwarts and his battle with Lord Voldemort™ in the ultimate fight between good and evil.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 provides fans of all ages and skill levels with a number of new spells to cast, puzzles to solve, locations to explore and villains to defeat using an all new dueling system. New gameplay features include Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes boxes, which give players invaluable and comical assistance; Spectrespecs, which allow players to see and build with otherwise invisible Spectrespecs LEGO; and Ron’s Deluminator, which helps uncover hidden secrets. Players can also discover and unlock 200 characters, including Fenrir Greyback™, Bellatrix Lestrange™ and Professor Horace Slughorn™, all while enjoying the humor and creative story-telling that are the hallmarks of LEGO video games.

The game features easy drop-in and drop-out cooperative gameplay with a dynamic split screen, giving kids, parents and friends hours of enjoyment together as they play through 24 story events and attend 16 different lessons in the magical and endlessly rewarding LEGO adventure.

Minimum System Requirements call for a 1.4GHz Intel Mac with at least 2GB RAM, 128MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. The game does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series. These system requirements are provisional and subject to change before release.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 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.

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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
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Unstoppable Gorg For Mac Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Futuremark Games Studio has announced that its new tower defense game, Unstoppable Gorg will be available January 19 for Mac and Windows PCs. The title challenge players to defend the solar system from fearsome aliens by sending satellites into orbit. In Unstoppable Gorg gamers move towers by rotating the orbits that surround planets, moons and space stations.

Unstoppable Gorg is a lovingly crafted homage to vintage sci-fi films from the 1950s. Flying saucers, rubbery aliens, dodgy effects, it's got them all. The game's story scenes were shot on film using models, miniatures and live action actors and then edited together with genuine archive footage to create a classic sci-fi experience that is out of this world.

The aim of the game is to defend the space station in the middle from the Gorg. The station has three circular orbits shown in light grey, and each orbit has a number of "slots", shown as grey discs, where you can place satellites. At the edges of the screen are two motherships that release waves of attacking aliens. The aliens follow glowing paths which help you anticipate and plan your defenses. You can rotate an orbit at any time to reposition the satellites. When you rotate an orbit, each satellite's range indicator appears to help you pick the best position for covering the alien paths.

Don't you think it is kind of stupid how the creeps just walk the path waiting to be killed in other tower defense games? In Unstoppable Gorg, the aliens fight back with missiles and space rays! Your satellites take damage and choosing between spending money on new satellites, upgrades or repairs is one of the tactical decisions you need to make. Our artists are designing the effects to recreate the vintage sci-fi film feel. The big explosion in this image is a good example of that - the inspiration came from watching classic films such as Earth vs The Flying Saucers.

Unstoppable Gorg does away with the XY grid layout used in other tower defense games. Instead, a level typically has a space station in the middle surrounded by a number of concentric orbital rings. Each of these orbits has a number of positions where you place your satellites. This orbital layout is unique to Unstoppable Gorg.

Unlike other tower defense games, in Unstoppable Gorg you can move your satellites even after you place them by rotating each orbit. This ability lets you react to each new wave, repositioning each ring of satellites to create the best defense against each attack. Rotating an orbit is as easy as dragging your mouse or finger and makes the game much more interactive than other tower defense games.

All game assets are true 3D models rather than the sprites used in other tower defense games. Using 3D instead of sprites also means we can have more fun with animation, lighting and effects. Although our Gamescom demo level is played on a 2D plane, we can move game objects and the camera anywhere in the game space if needed.

Key Features:

    PROTECT our solar system from the Gorg in a thrilling space defense game
    SATELLITES in orbit replace the towers and grid layout used in other TD games
    MOVE satellites around their orbits to create the best defense for each wave
    GLORIOUS 3D graphics for added impact, not a sprite in sight
    AUTHENTIC homage to the sci-fi films of the 1940s and 50s
Learn more at the link below.

Unstoppable Gorg Trailer
Unstoppable Gorg



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Cultures: Northland Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Runesoft has announced the release of Cultures: Northland, a new real time strategy game for Mac. In the game players build and manage a Viking settlement. Originally developed by Funatics Entertainment for Windows PCs, Cultures: Northland follows the story of a wandering band of Vikings, guided by a quartet of heroes.

Create a thriving settlement with farms, bakeries, Potteries, Mason Shops, Schools, Armories and many more. Manage your settlement and its Settlers, erect new buildings, raw materials will roll in, finished goods will roll out so you can grow more people. Watch your people walk, eat, sleep, and talk to each other for entertainment. Couples marry. Babies are born, grow up, and are assigned careers of their own. Each person is a unique character who can be assigned a career. As they go about their careers, their skills improve. As their skills improve, new careers are opened to them. Stay out of the way of your enemies or attack them when you feel there is no other option.

Cultures: Northland follows the story of a wandering band of Vikings, guided by a quartet of heroes named Bjarni (son of the famous explorer Leif Ericsson), his lover Cyra, and their friends Hatchi and Sigurd. Hatchi soon finds that his homeland is overrun by enemies. As a result, he calls upon his friends for help. The game's campaign is spread out over eight missions, and you can also play an additional eight stand-alone missions that are unrelated to the story.

Features:

  • 8 campaign Missions with several subquests and 8 single missions
  • 4 heroes that join forces to fight the final battle
  • Over 30 different occupational groups, updated job and skills systems
  • Menus with different level of detail to fit each gamers needs and preferences
  • Highly detailed 3D environment
  • Extensive tutorial with step by step introduction into the game and its features
  • Improved AI (for the villagers as well as for other tribes)
  • 3 difficulty levels to make the game fun for everybody from beginners to experts
  • Special effects like weather effects, fog, ghost units etc.
System Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • 314 MB
Cultures: Northland is available now for $19.95 (USD).

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Law & Order: Legacies Screenshots Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Telltale Games has released some new screenshots for Law & Order: Legacies, coming soon for Mac and Windows PCs. The game will feature a "dream team" of investigators and attorneys from the long running Law & Order television franchise, and will give players the chance to solve a case with their favorite team.

Law & Order: Legacies includes the likenesses of popular Law & Order investigators, including: Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach, Law & Order), Rey Curtis (Benjamin Bratt, Law & Order), Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU) and Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston, Law & Order) for a Law & Order “Dream Team” of characters both past and current.

In Law & Order: Legacies players will take on the roles of both investigator and district attorney as they hit the streets to gather evidence and then enter the court room to prosecute the case. As in every episode of the Law & Order series, choice and morality are key factors and every decision made throughout Law & Order: Legacies will affect the outcome and can lead to multiple endings for each case.

Head over to the page below to check out the new screens.

Voodoo Extreme: L&O Legacies Screenshots
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