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EVE Online Inferno Launched
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Today is the launch date for CCP Games' 17th EVE Online expansion. The sci-fi MMO update "aims to shake up all levels of warfare in the over 7,500 solar systems in EVE's massive universe. Overhauls of major war-related game systems will affect player-driven conflict and the first set of many new ship modules to come promise to alter tactics at the most visceral levels."

The war-themed summer expansion promises to ignite conflict and settle scores across the EVE Universe.

A whole new war declaration system with new War Reports will document your legacy and keep track of your progress in war while new interactive Kill Reports will make each kill that much sweeter. A new Ally System allows you to call in allies to fight along your side in a more formal way than before. Factional Warfare has been completely revitalized and made more rewarding than ever. New modules have been added, ships have been re-designed and re-balanced and EVE’s User Interface continues to be upgraded and improved. The cherry on top are the new missile launchers launchers and missile effects which look absolutely stunning.

Check out the links below to view a teaser trailer for Inferno and learn more about the game.

IGN: EVE Online Inferno Trailer
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Deep Blue Sea 2 Arrives At Macgamestore
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The Game Equation's Deep Blue Sea 2 puzzler is available now for download and purchase from Macgamestore.com. The sequel challenges players to discover the secrets of Avalonia. The game features hundreds of levels, two game modes, 35 unlockable power-ups, and five playable characters.

Dive in to Deep Blue Sea 2 and discover the secrets of Avalonia – a magical, underwater world that needs your help to be fully restored. Along your way, you'll meet a collection of colorful characters and assemble a crew to help you in your quest – each with their own unique set of skills. Match-3 is reinvented and combined with hidden object challenges in this multi-faceted game with 24 tracks of original music providing the perfect melodic soundscape for your underwater journey.

Relaxing yet challenging, Deep Blue Sea 2 offers unrivalled match-3 feel and responsiveness, innovative features, an engaging storyline, over 35 different power-ups and upgrades, beautifully hand-painted graphics, over 200 match-3 levels and 60 hidden object challenges in 3 unique locations. Along with well over 50 hours of thoroughly enjoyable and utterly addictive gameplay, Deep Blue Sea 2 promises excellent replay value!


  • Over 200 Match-3 levels in 6 different exotic underwater environments
  • Over 60 hidden object levels in 3 unique locations
  • Play in timed mode or relaxed mode
  • Over 35 unlockable power-ups and upgrades in 3 different shops
  • 5 different playable characters with unique skills
  • Huge original soundtrack of soothing music (24 tracks!)
Deep Blue Sea 2 is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Unity Of Command Updated To Version 1.2, Demo Unveiled
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Matrix Games, Slitherine and 2x2 Games have announced the release of version 1.2 of Unity of Command. The patch includes multiple improvements and fixes for the wargame. In addition to the patch, the developers have also unveiled a demo version of the game.

In the 1.2 patch, players will find improvements and fixes that will improve general gameplay, such as adding in an undo feature for move, reinforce, dig, reorganize and disband actions. The patch also adds in full screen support for Mac OS X as well as mouse gestures (mouse wheel up/down/left/right) to move the map.

The full list of the updates includes:

    Improvements and fixes
    • Undo for move, reinforce, dig, reorganize and disband actions.
    • Move map on select next unit.
    • History Mode: continue playing on next turn.
    • History Mode: replay from start (ctrl+R).
    • History Mode: back/forward action do back/forward turn automatically when needed.
    • Load Game Menu: open saved games directory in Explorer/Finder.
    • Improved Max OS X full screen support under 10.7.
    • Mac OS X mouse gestures (mouse wheel up/down left/right) for map move.

Along with the release of the patch, a demo is now available to give wargamers a sampling taste of gameplay. The demo includes only the tutorials and one scenario, enough to get most players’ appetite for the full game started.

Follow the links below for more information.

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The Inspiration For Tiny Troopers
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Kukouri Entertainment has announced the launch of a new development blog for its upcoming action game Tiny Troopers. Coming to Mac and Windows PCs in the third quarter of 2012, the game puts players in command of a team of small soldiers in 30 missions with objectives that range from destroying enemy formations to rescuing hostages and assassinating enemy generals.

Think about games that were released on C64 or Amiga, in the 80’s and early 90’s. I spent thousands of hours playing everything from Commando to Phantasie and Last Ninja to Cannon Fodder. From all those games, it was Cannon Fodder that ended up being the inspiration to us all at Kukouri.

In Tiny Troopers we added a lot of ideas and mechanics we think are cool. The most prominent one is the mechanic of Command Points. You get CP’s for every enemy you kill, bunker you destroy and so on. With CP’s you can buy items both in the mission briefing and during a mission. For example, you can purchase armour so that your troopers can withstand a few more bullet hits. Or you can call in an airdrop of grenades and other supplies while on the mission.

You can also strengthen your squad with specialists. Specialists have a lot of impact, as your normal squad is only 1-3 troopers strong. Buying a Specialist before a mission adds one more trooper to your squad, there are five of them and each with their own specialty. Not to mention that they are powerful soldiers in their own right.

Head over to the site below to read more.

Kukouri Blog: Give War A Chance!
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Exploring Diablo III6:00 AM
New Krater Screenshots Available6:00 AM
Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Now At MGS6:00 AM
The Journey Down Released At Macgamestore6:00 AM
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