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Drox Operative: Doomsday Weapons, New Interview
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Soldak Entertainment has published more new information about features in the upcoming Drox Operative starship action RPG. The update this time offers details about doomsday weapons. Drox Operative will put players in the role of an elite starship captain and will feature warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic and evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer.

Doomsday Weapons

So how do they work? You use them just like any normal weapon, except they are completely uncontrollable once launched. They will do a massive amount of damage to anyone that is too close. That includes your enemies, your allies, and even your own ship. Everything in a Doomsday Weapon's path is going to be destroyed. You need to be really careful when you let one of these loose.

This sounds way too powerful doesn't it? Well unlike a normal weapon, you can only use a Doomsday Weapon once, they are really rare, and they are extremely expensive if you can find one to buy. You're probably going to want to wait for the right opportunity to use them or when frankly you are really desperate. Oh, and what about all of those empires that are fighting each other for the galaxy? They tend to be quite fearful of those that use Doomsday Weapons, so don't expect many friends afterwards.

A new interview with Soldak's Steven Peeler is also available. In the discussion with GameShark Peeler answered questions about the game's storyline and gameplay elements.
So if you're a lone captain in the galaxy, trying to make money and choosing a winning side, what types of missions will be available to you?

At my last count there were over 300 different dynamic quests in Drox Operative. These can be anything from bringing a planet some non-lethal weapons to quell some civil unrest to destroying pirate ships that are terrorizing the local star system.

The interesting part that I alluded to earlier is that these are completely dynamic. Let me run through an unrest example and how the player might respond: There is some unrest on the Fringe planet Rivek and they ask you to bring them some non-lethal weapons to help quell the problem. Some of the Fringe’s past actions have really bothered you, so you ignore their request. They fail to contain the unrest themselves and no one else helps them either, so the unrest eventually turns into a rebellion and then a full blown civil war. The civil war wrecks havoc on Rivek and the Fringe resort to using chemical weapons. You are appalled at their behavior. Instead of helping them, you deliver some robotic troops to the rebels. With your help the rebels win their civil war, break free of the Fringe, take two of the formerly Fringe planets, and form their

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Blizzard Unveils New Diablo III Skills
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has updated its official Diablo III website with information about new class specific skills for the anticipated action RPG sequel. To showcase some of the skills Blizzard also unveiled videos of the skills in action.

The skills we’re spotlighting are drawn from a variety of classes and levels, and most of them aren't available in the Diablo III beta. We've decided to showcase only "base" skills, unaffected by runes, but their rune variants are no less explosive (there are just a few too many of them to display here).

You can find each skill video we've posted on the appropriate skill page in the Game Guide, or simply click the links below to watch them in action. Keep your eyes on the environments that these demon-slaying displays take place in, too — you'll notice a few unfamiliar, exotic locales.

In the future, we'll release more videos on this blog exhibiting different skills you'll unlock throughout Diablo III. Remain vigilant.

View the latest information at the page below.

Diablo III: Class Skills
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Happy Chef Available From Macgamestore
6:00 AM | IMG News | 4 comments

Nordcurrent's Happy Chef is now available for download and purchase from Macgamestore.com. The time management game puts players in the role of chef and challenges them to cook more than 100 different kinds of dishes, decorate their restaurants, develop culinary skills, and upgrade their kitchen.

Take command of the kitchen, and show your master-chef skills, in this highly addictive time-management game! Your day has finally come – your dad has entrusted his tiny diner to you, and you have no other choice but to accept it. You start with hamburgers and hot-dogs, and through your dedication and hard work, you manage to create the best known restaurant in the country! Cook more than 100 different dishes, ranging from hot-dogs to sophisticated seafood meals. Decorate your restaurants, buy new furniture and accessories, develop expert culinary skills, upgrade your kitchen and become a happy chef!

Features:

  • 5 Locations: different restaurants with new meals to cook and new ingredients to use
  • Story that follows the player’s progress through the game in full color comics
  • Lots of upgrades that enhance your menu and modernize your restaurant
  • 4 characters to choose from
  • More than 70 levels to complete
  • 25+ hours to complete the game
Happy Chef is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Rage: Campaign Edition Trailer Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Aspyr Media has unveiled a new trailer for the recently released Rage: Campaign Edition. The post-apocalyptic action game combines elements of racing and shooting titles with a dash of role playing thrown in for good measure. The Campaign Edition also includes bonus equipment from the Anarchy Edition, and the bonus Wasteland Sewers Missions.

Can you survive the Wasteland?!

From the makers of Doom and Quake, RAGE is a groundbreaking first-person shooter set in the not-too-distant future after an asteroid impacts Earth, leaving a ravaged world behind. You emerge into this vast wasteland to discover humanity working to rebuild itself against such forces as bandit gangs, mutants, and the Authority – an oppressive government regime that has a special interest in you in particular. Featuring intense first-person shooter action, breakneck vehicle combat, an expansive world to explore and jaw-dropping graphics powered by id’s revolutionary id Tech® 5 technology, RAGE promises an experience like no other.

RAGE: Campaign Edition features the full, unaltered RAGE single-player campaign; bonus equipment formerly exclusive to the Anarchy Edition, including double barrel shotgun, rat rod buggy, fists of rage, and crimson elite armor; and the bonus Wasteland Sewers Missions.

Head over to the link below to view the new trailer.

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Mac Games News for Monday, February 27, 2012

Delicious - Emily's True Love Comes To Macgamestore6:00 AM
Fray Enters Alpha, Pre-Orders Begin6:00 AM
Pre-Order Company Of Heroes Now At MGS6:00 AM
Tropico 3: Gold Edition Demo Available6:00 AM
 
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