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Driver: San Francisco Deluxe Roars Onto Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

The Deluxe Edition of Ubisoft's Driver: San Francisco is available now. The game puts players in the role of John Tanner, a hardened detective involved in a relentless manhunt. Driver: San Francisco features over 120 licensed cars, exciting car chases, over 200 kilometers of road to travel, and 11 different multiplayer modes.

The Deluxe Edition includes additional in-game content:
  • 4 new challenges in Single Player: Mass Chase, Russian Hills, Relay Race and Taxi
  • 3 legendary cars in Multiplayer: Aston Martin D85 - 1963, Lamborghini Miura - 1972 and Shelby Cobra 427 - 1966

With crime lord Charles Jericho now on the loose, San Francisco faces a terrible threat. Only one man can stand against him. He has driven the streets of a hundred cities and spent his whole life putting criminals behind bars. But to take Jericho down, there can be no turning back, and he knows that this may very well be his last ride. His name is John Tanner. He is the DRIVER.

Developed by Ubisoft Reflections, creators of the original title, DRIVER SAN FRANCISCO is the return of the established action driving video game series that has sold 14 million copies worldwide. Play as John Tanner, a hardened detective involved in a relentless manhunt throughout the City by the Bay. Thanks to a groundbreaking gameplay feature, players can now seamlessly shift between more than a 120 licensed vehicles, keeping them constantly in the heart of the action. With its timeless atmosphere, unique car handling and renewed playability, DRIVER SAN FRANCISCO will revitalize the classic free-roaming, cinematic car chase experience for this generation of gaming platforms.

Features:

    THE TRUE CAR CHASE EXPERIENCE - Rediscover the cinematic driving sensations of DRIVER: loose suspension, long drifts, sharp bends, and high-speed pursuits in dense traffic. Drive over 120 licensed cars involved in some of the most intense chase sequences ever witnessed.
    A RELENTLESS MANHUNT - Uncover a thrilling storyline in which personal revenge fuels Tanner’s relentless manhunt for Jericho. Follow Tanner's survival race across San Francisco and discover how this chase will bring him to the point of no return.
    SHIFT - As Tanner recovers from a terrible crash, he realizes he has acquired a new ability that enables him to instantly change vehicles and take control: SHIFT. Experience unprecedented intensity, diversity, and freedom; shift into a faster car, deploy civilian vehicles to destroy your enemies, and even take control of your opponents’ car to force their demise!
    A CAR CHASE PLAYGROUND - Drive on more than 200 kilometers of road network, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and along iconic locations throughout San Francisco. Shift from one car to the next and dip into the lives of different residents; a head-spinning array of characters, each with a unique perspective on their city under siege.
    MULTIPLAYER MAYHEM - Experience 11 different, frantic, and addictive online modes, where the SHIFT feature allows you to be anywhere at any time.
    AND MORE - Record your best stunts and chases with the Film Director replay mode to edit and share your movies. Test your driving skills with 20 challenging races and 80 “dares” spread all across the city. Listen to over 60 music tracks with songs from famous artists, including the theme from the original Driver.
Requirements:
  • Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Video Card: 512MB video card
    ATI Radeon Radeon HD 2000 Series
    Radeon HD 4000 Series
    Radeon HD 5000 Series
    Radeon HD 6000 Series
    Laptop models of these cards may work but are not supported.
Driver: San Francisco Deluxe Edition is available now for $34.99 (USD). The standard edition is available for $29.99 (USD).

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SimCity Reboot Coming To Windows In 2013
6:00 AM | Andrew Lennox | 3 comments

At a recent press event Electronic Arts and Maxis unveiled SimCity, a brand new entry in the city sim franchise, scheduled for release in 2013 for Windows PCs. EA also revealed that it is “going back to Maxis," which had been developing SimCity since its inception. The last version of SimCity was developed by Tilted Mill Entertainment and never made its way to Macs.

With the return of the original cast of video game designers EA promised many improvements and new features. Some of the upgrades include better graphics, more elaborate simulations and a multiplayer experience that allows players “...the power to change a world together.”

As noted on other sites, a since removed YouTube official trailer description stated “SimCity is a PC/MAC online city building simulation game from Maxis Studios," leading to much speculation about the possibility of a Mac version. With Maxis’ track record of Mac development it's quite possible gamers will see the return of SimCity to the Mac platform, although nothing official has yet been revealed. Speaking with Vox Games after the announcement, EA's representative said they are currently "focusing on the PC release at the moment and have nothing to announce regarding Mac OS.”

For more information about SimCity follow the links below.

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IMG Reviews Fate Of The Pharaoh
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Fate of the Pharaoh from Cateia Games. In the time management game players take the role of a new Pharaoh trying to rebuild the Egyptian empire after an unnamed enemy has destroyed it.

Here's an excerpt:

Time Management games follow a similar pattern (otherwise we couldn’t have a category for them). There’s an opening scenario to set the stage for all to come, you have to collect different resources and you use those resources to build things. The game is divided into a number of rounds with each round adding additional layers of complexity or time pressure to succeed in your goal. Each game tries to add something different to the gameplay, either in how you collect things, your goals, the scenario, or some other facet of this basically identical gameplay.

Fate of the Pharaoh falls squarely within this genre and method. In it, you are a new Pharaoh trying to rebuild the Egyptian empire after an unnamed enemy has destroyed it. You’ve defeated the enemy, but now must rebuild. And there are aliens (Don’t ask me, it wasn’t my idea).

Read the full article at the link below.

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Rotieer Now At Macgamestore
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Macgamestore.com has increased its roster of games available for download and purchase with the addition of Enzo Whyte's Rotieer The unique puzzle game combines elements of platformers and puzzle titles, featuring over 100 levels spanning 14 chapters.

Rotieer is a unique, easy to play, mix between a platformer and a puzzle game.

Your goal is to move the "GreenBall" through the levels until you reach the "RedCube"! You can move your self to the left and right, another option is to rotate the whole level 90° right or left, but be careful if you rotate and there are no "Cubes" to fall on, you will loose a life.

The first levels are mastered fast but later in the game it will become tricky...

Features:

  • 14 Chapters with over 100 Levels
  • Very easy to learn , only 4 Controls (2xMovement/2xRotation)
  • Platformer Specials like Elevators, Key, Portals, FallinCubes
  • Soundtrack
  • See the whole Level from start on
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700, ATI Radeon 9600 or better
  • Display Resolution:1024x768
  • Memory: 512MB
Rotieer is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Mac Games News for Thursday, March 8, 2012

Combat Mission BFN: Commonwealth Forces Released6:00 AM
Dungeonland Announced6:00 AM
The Showdown Effect Coming This Year6:00 AM
The Sims 3: Showtime & Katy Perry Edition Now Available6:00 AM
 
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