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Company Of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 16 comments

Aspyr Media has announced the release of Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition for Mac as a digital download. The Campaign Edition includes the single player campaigns from the original Company of Heroes as well as the Tales of Valor and Opposing Fronts expansions.

Company of Heroes is a WWII real-time strategy game that allows you to join brave men of Able Company in cinematic intensity as they fight across Europe in the greatest war mankind has ever known. Delivering a visceral WWII gaming experience, Company of Heroes redefines real time strategy gaming by bringing the sacrifice of heroic soldiers, war-ravaged environments, and dynamic battlefields to life.

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is the second chapter in the groundbreaking real-time strategy franchise allowing players to take command of the tenacious British 2nd Army in the vicious battle for Caen, France, or lead the German Panzer Elite as they struggle to repel the largest airborne invasion in history.

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is the third chapter in the franchise. Players will experience three immersive storylines: Controlling German Tiger Tank Ace Hauptmann Voss's highly decorated Tigergruppen against the British 7th Armored Division; Commanding an American Paratrooper Company in the hours following the initial D-Day landings; and Leading the battle-hardened Wehrmacht Army in a desperate attempt to hold off the advancing Allied army.

Features:

  • Environmental Strategy - Completely destructible environments allow you to re-shape the battlefield, using buildings and terrain to your advantage, or denying them to the enemy
  • Advanced Squad AI - Command intelligent soldiers that interact with their changing environment, take cover, and execute advanced squad tactics to eliminate all enemy opposition
  • Direct Fire Control – In Tales of Valor , directly control your units to aim, fire, and maneuver in real-time to capitalize on the changing battle conditions
Requirements:
  • Operating System: 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), 10.7.2 (Lion)
  • CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
  • CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 13 GB
  • Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 2600
  • Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 8600
  • Video Memory (VRam): 256MB
  • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600, 8800, 9600, GT 120, 320M, 330M
  • ATI RADEON HD 2600, HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6630M, HD 6750M, HD 6970M
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • The following video chipsets are unsupported by COH Campaign Edition: ATI Radeon X1000 series, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA 7000 series, NVIDIA 9400m, Intel Integrated GMA 950, Intel Integrated x3100
Company Of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition is available now for $49.99 (USD). Check out the FAQ below for specifics about the game.

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Barbarian - The Death Sword Coming To Macs In March
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Anuman Interactive has released the iPhone and iPad versions of Barbarian - The Death Sword, and announced that the Mac and Windows PC versions will be out in March. A remake of the classic combat adventure title, the fighting game puts players in the role of a barbarian warrior battling to save the princess Marianna from the evil sorcerer Drax.

Today, publisher Anuman Interactive launches its new Remake/Retro-Gaming series and introduces "Barbarian – The Death Sword", a 3D combat/adventure title, inspired by the original Barbarian game. The objective of this new saga is straightforward: to give a wide variety of players the chance to rediscover the atmosphere and thrills that were available in the original version, using today's technology and game platforms.

As to how the game is organized, "Barbarian – The Death Sword" offers four different game modes: Story, Arcade, Survival and Multiplayer.

As expected, in Story mode, the adventure unwinds as the player begins a journey in the search of the beautiful Princess Mariana, kidnapped by evil wizard Drax. During his journey around the world (represented by 5 different combat arenas), various enemies under Drax's command appear along the Barbarian’s route to try to stop him from completing his quest.

Just as in the original version, the player has a wide choice of attack and defense moves at his disposal during combat (rolling, kicking, head-butting etc.), including the famous decapitation move, which requires excellent timing and involves a certain amount of risk, to end the battle in one single sword stroke. New features in "Barbarian – The Death Sword" include a Rage Gauge, which fills up according to the damage inflicted or received (whilst in guard position). This gauge allows players to perform special blows, which vary in strength, such as a shoulder barge to knock the opponent to the ground, a deadly sequence of moves or a crushing surprise attack. Another interesting feature is the variety of natural obstacles (bats, lava flows, lightning bolts etc.) present in the combat arenas, which can injure both the player and his opponent.

Two difficulty levels are available in Story mode: Normal and Hardcore (for more seasoned players). A third, even more advanced level (Death Sword), will be released soon as an update.

Quick games are available to play in Arcade mode, where players come up against randomly selected opponents until they get to the big boss, and in Survival mode, where the warrior’s endurance is tested through a series of battles. This means that the player keeps the same life bar during the whole series of battles, and any damage received in each individual battle is carried over to the next one.
Finally, the Multiplayer mode allows two players to battle one other via a local network, using one of the nine available fighters. This is a cross-platform mode, allowing, for example, PC players to fight against iPad users who also have the game.

Additionally, in order to make the game more accessible to younger players, there is the option to make confrontations less violent and gore-free, and there are around twenty trophies to be unlocked on iPhone/iPad, thanks to Apple's Game Center.

For more information follow the link below.

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Cities In Motion: Design Dreams DLC Released
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Paradox Interactive recently released the Design Dreams DLC for its mass public transportation simulator, Cities in Motion. The new add-on introduces five new vehicles to the game, inspired by real life vehicles and based on community feedback.

Rendered in rich detail some of the world’s favorite cities await the steady hand of a planner to manage their transportation needs in Cities in Motion.

Overseeing the changing needs of people from 1920 to 2020, it’s up to you to manage everything from buses, trams and subway trains to maximize profits while pleasing commuters.

Features:

  • Tram: Bergstrom Light- The Bergstrom factory is known for vehicles that can handle even harsh environments, and the Bergstrom Light is one of the prime examples. It is also very attractive to customers due to its comfy furnishing and large windows. It is an excellent vehicle for most cities and does well on short distances.
  • Helicopter:LI-8- The LI-8 was originally designed for military use, but due to its excellent build it was soon adapted to other uses as well. It has lots of room for passengers and is build solid, the only downside is the high energy consumption. It's still a small price to pay for using this excellent vehicle.
  • Bus:Pavlov 677M- Pavlov 677M is a fast vehicle with a good capacity. It has a powerful engine and comfortable seats for passengers, as well as space for prams and standing passengers. The engine, despite its power, is prone to malfunctions, but the 677M makes up for it with a low gas consumption and good average speed.
  • Metro:Galaxie Berliner- The Berliner, as its name implies, was designed specifically for the Berlin U-Bahn system. It is very sturdy, fast and has superior passengers capacity. Its a good choice for most intercity connections when there are a lot of passengers using the line.
  • Metro:Ohm M1- The Ohm M1 is a powerful vehicle with lots of room for passengers. Its sleek and modern look makes it attractive while keeping the vehicle aerodynamic and thus lessening energy consumption.
Cities in Motion: Design Dreams DLC is available now for $3.99 (USD).

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Unity Of Command Comes To Macgamestore
6:00 AM | IMG News | 2 comments

2x2 Games's operational level war game Unity of Command is available for purchase now from Macgamestore.com. The turn based title covers the 1942-43 Stalingrad Campaign, allowing players to lead either the Axis or Soviet forces through 17 single player scenarios.

Unity of Command is an innovative and refreshing operational-level wargame that covers the entire 1942/43 Stalingrad Campaign on the Eastern Front. Playable from both the Axis and Soviet perspective, it strives to recreate the strategy, the forces involved and the general tension of that crucial period in World War II.

Experience the highly fluid, enormously large battles of maneuver in a turn-based strategy setting. Take command in this mobile, back-and-forth sort of war where logistics and poor weather are often the decider, and defeat and victory are sometimes just a mile, or a day, apart.

Features:

  • Easy to learn and intuitive, with fast and flowing gameplay
    Historically accurate operational-level units (Axis divisions, Soviet corps)
  • 17 single player scenarios, Axis and Soviet, at the scale of 20km per hex, 4 days per turn
  • Campaign mode that puts historical and what-if scenarios in strategic context
  • Sophisticated weather model, with realistic per-hex weather
  • Novel supply system, providing for exciting battles of encirclement and breakout
  • Belligerent and aggressive AI that knows how to counterattack and threaten supply lines
  • Integrated “History Mode” for after-action replays
  • Multiplayer via the Internet
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1.6 GHz (2.0 GHz recommended)
  • RAM: 1 GB (2 GB recommended)
Unity of Command is available now for $29.95 (USD).

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IMG Reviews Kung Fu Killforce
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Justin Fic's Kung Fu Killforce. The retro arcade beat-em-up challenges players to fight against waves of ever increasing kung fu enemies. To succeed they will make use of six unique martial arts styles.

Here's an excerpt:

The game is simple but very entertaining. It offers two different control sets to use which are easy to learn. You can jump, attack or use a special ability. All of these can also be used in combinations to perform different moves and attacks. Every style offers a slightly or significantly different mode of play. You always start out in Tiger style, but must pickup kung fu scrolls that drop to change styles afterwards. My favorite is Mantis which lets you cling to walls as well as zip around very fast with your special move. Other fun styles are Dragon, which lets you throw shurikens, or Crane, which lets you have infinite air specials. Sometimes it's too easy to accidentally change a style in the heat of action, but overall this works well.
Read the full review at the link below.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Telepath RPG: Servants Of God Soundtrack Available6:00 AM
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