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MacGameCasts 13 & 14 Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games' podcast crew has released two more episodes of the MacGameCast. IMG's Jon Carr, Ted Bade, and Franklin Pride discussed a variety of topics including Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Limbo, and The Old Republic.

What's in the latest episodes:

MacGameCast Episode 13
MGC discusses November news, how Virtual Programming ported the UDK, some indie games and some thoughts and a small rant on game reviews towards the end. Also a new themesong by Andrew Lennox!

MacGameCast Episode 14
MGC discusses Chuck Norris, The Old Republic, Limbo, Bosses in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, RPG difficulty, Frank's upcoming game and the latest Indie bundle news.
Listen to the full podcast at the site linked below.

MacGameCast 13
MacGameCast 14

Barbarian - The Death Sword Trailer Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Anuman Interactive has released a new trailer for the upcoming Barbarian - The Death Sword. A remake of the classic Mortal Kombat style combat title from the 80's, the fighting game puts players in the role of a barbarian warrior fighting to save the princess Marianna from the evil sorcerer Drax.

The ultimate warrior Barbarian is back! Launched in 1987 by Palace Software, the game Barbarian - The Ultimate Warrior is now a cult favorite. Fight bloodthirsty warriors, kill the evil sorcerer Drax and save the beautiful princess Marianna! Watch the official trailer and...Prepare to die!
Barbarian - The Death Sword is scheduled to be available in February 2012 for Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad and Android.

Barbarian - The Death Sword
YouTube: Barbarian - The Death Sword Trailer

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Oil Rush Box Shot Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Unigine Corp. has unveiled box shot art for its upcoming real time naval strategy game, Oil Rush. The box art is from the UK version, scheduled for release on February 24. The digital download version will be released on January 25. Oil Rush combines elements of classic real time strategy titles with the action of tower defense games.

Fight the naval war between furious armies across the boundless waters of the post-apocalyptic world. Pump the ever-so-precious black gold by oil rigs, capture platforms and destroy the enemy in the sea and in the air.

Be ingenious to unlock super technologies and quick to send your squads straight into the heat of the battle!


  • High-end graphics powered by Unigine engine
  • Multi-player over LAN and Internet
  • Multi-platform:
    • Windows XP/Vista/7, 32/64 bit
    • Linux 32/64 bit
    • Mac OS X 10.6
    • PlayStation 3 (requires a separate key)
  • Gripping gameplay with rushing swarms of furious enemies
  • Various environments
  • Mod SDK available
In a post-apocalyptic flooded world two things are running dangerously short: oil and time. The last survivors in a desperate desire to seize control and dominate the enemy have started the naval warfare that turned the whole world into one large battlefield. In these harsh and cruel times, oil is thicker than blood.

Game Play:
Oil Rush is a real-time strategy game based on group control. It offers mechanics of a classical RTS combined with a Tower Defense genre: control the upgrade of production platforms as well as their defence forces, and send battle groups of naval and air units to capture enemy platforms and oil rigs.

Oil Rush is currently available for pre-order for $19.95. Those who order early gain access to the current beta build.

Learn more at the site below.

Oil Rush UK Box Art
Oil Rush
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Heroes Of Newerth Lion Sound Bug Fix In The Works
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

S2 Games has released a status update for a fix to deal with a sound bug experienced by Lion OS users when playing the multiplayer strategy title, Heroes of Newerth. The game allows two teams of up to five players take on the roles of heroes as they work with AI controlled armies to destroy an enemy team's base.

After a tremendous amount of testing and many unsuccessful fixes, the issue with the Mac sound bug comes down to this: the primary sound library that Heroes of Newerth uses for all other operating systems does not work with Lion. The issue is so integral to how sound works in our game that it could not be fixed by any normal means. Instead, we were forced to use an unusual fix. This was a huge undertaking and after more than a month of hard work, it's nearly completed.

We have written our own secondary sound wrapper for our Lion users.

Most importantly, this means that the game will sound the same as it did before. In addition, there are some added benefits to fixing the issue in this way.
  • The library being used is entirely open source, meaning that we have much more control over the sound in our game.
  • The new wrapper will be included in the client as an option to all users and can be used instead of the current one on all operating systems. Of course, for Macs, this will be the default setting.
We are extremely happy to bring this solution to our players and to fix this problem once and for all. Again, we greatly apologize for all the issues that this problem caused and will continue working to ensure that our players have the best possible experience with Heroes of Newerth.

We are trying to get this fix out to our users as soon as possible. Our Mac users can look forward to having their game back to normal in the near future!
Head over to the pages below to learn more.

Heroes Of Newerth Mac Sound Bug Fix
Heroes Of Newerth

Mac Games News for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Defender's Quest Released6:00 AM
King Arthur's Gold Now At MGS6:00 AM
Out Of The Park Baseball 13 Coming In April, Pre-Order Now6:00 AM
Toki Tori 2: First Animations Revealed6:00 AM
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