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CrossOver XI Released, SW: The Old Republic Support Coming
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

CodeWeavers recently announced the release of CrossOver XI. The new package replaces all previous versions of CrossOver, and continues to offer Mac and Linux PC users the ability to run Windows software and games without the need for a Windows operating system license.

CrossOver XI replaces all previous versions of CodeWeavers’ CrossOver software.“No more CrossOver Games; so long CrossOver Pro (and Impersonator, and Bundle, and Platinum, and…), One download of CrossOver XI gives everyone in our universe immediate access to thousands of Windows applications otherwise unavailable without a Microsoft license,” said Jeremy White. “So, whether you’re a Mac user wanting to play Wizard 101, a Linux user needing Microsoft Office 2010, or someone who really misses the ‘90s and is nostalgic for WordPerfect 3.1, CrossOver XI is for you.”

Starting at $39.95, CrossOver XI is the most affordable software solution on the market to run your Windows applications on Mac and Linux. Sure, some solutions appear to be free or available at a comparable price, but they require you to purchase a copy of a Windows license, which can cost upwards of $100, before you can run any Windows applications. CrossOver does not. We repeat, CrossOver XI does not require you to purchase a Windows license.

“The only thing not simple about CrossOver XI is how we pronounce the name of the product,” White continued. “Should customers pronounce us as ‘CrossOver Ex-Eye,’ or as ‘CrossOver Eleven,’ or perhaps ‘CrossOver Exy,’ or as I like to refer to it, ‘CrossOver Zigh’? Considering we’re all about open source here, we’ll leave it to our customers to decide.”
Of interest to Mac gamers, CodeWeavers will soon be offering CrossOver support for Bioware's popular MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

CrossOver XI is available now, starting at $39.95.

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Diablo III: No PvP At Launch
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 17 comments

Blizzard Entertainment's Jay Wilson, lead designer for the upcoming action RPG sequel Diablo III, recently revealed that the game will not ship with player vs player functionality. Rather than delay the game to add the final polish to the PVP Arena system, the company has decided to save the feature for a post release patch.

As we’re counting down the days until we’re ready to announce a release date for Diablo III, we’ve come to realize that the PvP game and systems aren’t yet living up to our standards. Today, we wanted to let you know that we’ve made the difficult decision to hold back the PvP Arena system and release it in a patch following the game’s launch. After a lot of consideration and discussion, we ultimately felt that delaying the whole game purely for PvP would just be punishing to everyone who’s waiting to enjoy the campaign and core solo/co-op content, all of which is just about complete.

While we work on making sure PvP lives up to its full potential, we hope you’ll find some consolation in the fact that soon, you’ll be having a blast leveling characters, finding items, learning the classes, and perfecting builds…and that when the Arenas do arrive, you’ll be all the better prepared for battle.

When the PvP patch is ultimately ready, it will add multiple Arena maps with themed locations and layouts, PvP-centric achievements, and a matchmaking system that will help you and your team get into fairly matched games quickly and easily. We’ll also be adding a personal progression system that will reward you for successfully bashing in the other team’s skulls.

We know a lot of you are looking forward to PvP, and we’ll be focusing our post-launch efforts on making sure the Arenas are as brutal, bloody, fast-paced, and awesome as we know they can be. In the meantime, we’re in the process of putting the finishing touches on what we think is a truly epic campaign and co-op experience for launch.

Read more at the links below.

Diablo III PVP Arena Delayed Until After Game Release
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Toki Tori 2 Trailer & Screenshots Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Two Tribes has unveiled some new visuals for the upcoming new Toki Tori 2, sequel to the company's original puzzle platformer. The new information includes a gameplay trailer and a handful of new screenshots from the game.

Toki Tori 2 is a platform / puzzle game with a living, breathing game world where the creatures that inhabit it act as the tools for the player to solve the puzzles. The game is designed to reward player curiosity, and does not have any artificial gameplay limitations such as locked doors or invisible walls. Players are able to make their way through the game based on the level of knowledge they have of the game world.

Two Tribes will employ an open development model, where interested players can closely follow the progress of the development. Direct access to the developers through Twitter, regular blog updates on all facets of game development and access to playable early versions from day one are planned.

Head over to the Worthplaying site below to check out the new media.

Worthplaying: Toki Tori Video & Screens
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Macgamestore Shuffles Up Faerie Solitaire
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Macgamestore.com has expanded its list of game offerings with the addition of Subsoap's Faerie Solitaire to its webstore. The unique story based card game challenges players to save the magical land of Avalon. The game features a 14 hour adventure mode, 40 locations to explore, 32 pets to find, and 30 collectible achievements.

Have magical fun in the addicting Card game, Faerie Solitaire! Find and raise a Faerie pet and repopulate the magical land of Avalon using the resources found by clearing each level.

Earn enough gold to purchase unique powerups and specialized upgrades, making each stage a breeze. Chain together combos to fill up your energy meter and save the Faeries!

With 8 worlds, 40 levels, over 400 hands to play through, loads of upgrades to buy, and one exciting adventure, Faerie Solitaire will have you hooked for months, giving you the very best value over any other game available today.

Features:

  • 14 Hours of Adventure Mode Gameplay
  • 40 Unique Fantasy Locations to Explore
  • 32 Amazing Pets to Find, Hatch, & Evolve
  • Fantasy Story Complete with 8 Hand Painted Cutscenes
  • Adventure Mode: Explore the world of Avalon in Faerie Solitaire
  • Challenge Mode: Five More Bonus Locations!
  • Earn achievements as you play - 30 To Collect In All
  • Replay any location as many times as you wish.
  • Restore Faerie Land to its Former Glory!
  • Can You Save the Faeries?
Faerie Solitaire requlres an Intel Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 or later and is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Mac Games News for Monday, March 12, 2012

City Of Heroes Issue 22: Death Incarnate Released6:00 AM
Dungeon Defenders Coming To Macs March 156:00 AM
The Walking Dead: New Screens And Video Available6:00 AM
World Of Warcraft Unveils Scroll Of Resurrection Feature6:00 AM
 
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