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Friday, May 25, 2012


Macgamestore Memorial Day Sale Begins
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Macgamestore.com has announced the beginning of a Memorial Day Sale on dozens of Macintosh games. Visit Macgamestore during the Memorial Day weekend to take advantage of instant deals on some of the hottest Mac games,

Sale items include popular titles such as Civilization V, The Sims 3, The Darkness II, Driver San Francisco, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Deluxe Edition, Out of the Park Baseball 13, Rome Total War, and many more.

Here's a sample of the great deals available through Macgamestore's Memorial Day Sale:

  • Two Worlds II: Game Of The Year Edition (60% Off)
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (50% Off)
  • Duke Nukem Forever (50% Off)
  • Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition (60% Off)
  • Civilization IV: The Complete Edition (60% Off)
  • Driver San Francisco (43% Off)
  • Falcon 4.0: Allied Force (25% Off)
  • Trine (50% Off)
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Of The Year Edition (75% Off)
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition (25% Off)
  • The Sims 3 Deluxe Edition (50% Off)
  • Avadon: The Black Fortress (50% Off)
  • R.U.S.E. (50% Off)
All prices are USD (equivalent amounts in other currencies.)
Macgamestore.com carries over 2000 of the best Macintosh games on the planet. Be sure to visit Macgamestore.com for even more great deals!

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Diablo III: Sales Record, Game Guide, Mac Performance
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment recently revealed some new information about its recently released action RPG sequel, Diablo III. The company has revealed record sales, unveiled an updated game guide, and offered some advice to Mac users with lower end graphics cards.

Following the global launch of Diablo III on May 15, the Lord of Terror has consumed a record number of souls. More than 3.5 million copies of the game were sold as of the first day of release, making Diablo III the fastest-selling PC game of all time. As of the first week of release, Sanctuary’s heroes had already reached a total of more than 6.3 million.

Today we updated the Diablo III game guide page with tons of information on the gameplay and world of Diablo III – fighting monsters, exploring the realm of Sanctuary, understanding items, and plenty more.
While this guide hits all of the basics, we know you have some more nuanced questions about the gameplay mechanics of Diablo III, and we’re planning to expand the guide with answers (and even more details) in the future. In the meantime, if there are any particular aspects of the game you’re curious to know more about, feel free to let your voice be heard in the comments!

We've been closely monitoring community feedback since the launch of Diablo III. The top issue for our Mac players is performance, especially on low-end cards such as the NVIDIA 9400M. We’re working on an optimization update to significantly improve performance for the NVIDIA 9400M. Other cards will see a modest but noticeable increase in FPS. This fix will be available in the near future.

Check out the links below to learn more.

Diablo III Game Guide
Diablo III Mac Graphics Card Issues
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The Elder Scrolls Online: Storyline And Quests Detailed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

As part of its continuing coverage of The Elder Scrolls Online, Game Informer recently released two new video interviews with the MMO's lead content designer Rich Lambert and creative director Paul Sage. The two video sessions include discussions of the game's storyline and quest structure.

Over the course of five core games, the Elder Scrolls series has accumulated enough lore to keep fans buried. The team behind The Elder Scrolls Online decided to wind back the clock in order to add to the series rich history. Through a combination of careful research, conversations with Bethesda Game Studios, and creative brainstorming, ZeniMax Online hopes to give fans of the series an thorough look at a tumultuous time in Tamriel's history. Game Informer's Ben Reeves sat down lead content designer Rich Lambert and creative director Paul Sage to talk about the story within the MMO and how it connects to Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim.

Fans of MMOs have killed their fair share of monsters. They've collected enough pelts and have returned plenty of missing items to quest-givers. The team behind The Elder Scrolls Online has the challenge of creating thousands of quests for their MMO that will hook players and share similarities with the Elder Scrolls games of the past. By implementing an exploration-focused quest structure and bringing in fan favorite quest-lines such as the thieves guild, creative director Paul Sage and lead content designer Rich Lambert hope fans of the series will feel right at home. Watch the video below to see Game Informer's Ben Reeves talk to Paul and Rich about their approach to designing quests, the main story of the game, and how the world will change depending on your actions as a player.

Read more at the site below.

Game Informer: Elder Scrolls Online Story Interview
Game Informer: Elder Scrolls Online Quests Interview
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Dungeon Hearts Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Cube Roots and Devolver Digital have announced a partnership to bring the puzzle/RPG hybrid Dungeon Hearts to Macs, Windows PCs, and mobile devices in early 2013. Cube Roots’ debut game features "a nostalgic blend of classic RPG elements fused into a vibrant match-three puzzle game for a wholly unique experience."

“Dungeon Hearts has been a labor of love for a while now. As an indie it can be tough bringing your project to a publisher for fear they are going to strip away the developer's personality from the final product,” said Cube Roots founder Chris Pavia. “It has been quite the opposite with the guys over at Devolver Digital, it's been great working with people who embrace the weird and quirky.”

  • Puzzle/RPG Hybrid – Align gems in the match-three puzzles system to wield devastating attacks and conjure powerful magic in a fast-paced adventure through a mystical world.
  • Limitless Adventure – Face a unique battle sequence with every new adventure and face off against a bestiary of dozens of creatures lurking around 16 unique environments.
  • Brimming with Secrets – Power-up through 99 character levels and unlock new heroes, special abilities, dungeons and even alternate soundtracks to create new scenarios in Dungeon Hearts.
Head over to the page below for more information.

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Fortune Winds: Ancient Trader Sails Onto Macgamestore
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Macgamestore.com recently added Legendo Entertainment's Fortune Winds: Ancient Trader to its list of titles available for download and purchase. In the game players sail the seas, battle mythical sea-monsters, and search for a series of magical artifacts.

Take turns, upgrade your ship and trade as you sail through unknown waters where no ship has gone before. Compete with rival traders and battle mythical sea-monsters as you seek out and acquire navigational artifacts to reveal and defeat the legendary Kraken!

Features:

  • Gameplay packed with turn-based exploration, daring quests, trade and fearsome nautical combat!
  • Play together in “Hotseat: Player Vs Player” mode, where 1-4 players take turns as they bid to rule the seas!
  • Authentic 16th century art-style reminiscent of Abraham Ortelius, creator of the first modern atlas.
  • Battle titanic sea-monsters including oversized crabs, starvingleviathans and the legendary Kraken!
Fortune Winds: Ancient Trader is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Monument Builders: Eiffel Tower Now At MGS
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Macgamestore.com has added Monument Builders: Eiffel Tower to its list of game titles available for download and purchase. The simulation from Anuman Interactive challenges players to travel back to 1889 to prepare the city of Paris for the construction of the Eiffel Tower.

Raise the historical landmark before the world expo in Monument Builders - Eiffel Tower, a magnificent step back in time.

It's two years before the opening of the 1889 World's Fair in Paris and the plans have been finalized for what will be the crowning achievement - the Eiffel Tower. While engineers and workers are ready for the construction challenge, they are still in need of someone who will guide them throughout the entire process. That someone is you!

Turn back the clock and travel through the streets of 19th century Paris as you lead the incredible construction the famous Eiffel Tower. Lead the work crew and fleet of vehicles to transport materials, improve surrounding neighborhoods, and provide parts to the construction site. Be careful however, because you will also have to manage workers when they go on strike, keep the site safe from burglars, and negotiate with local and foreign merchants to get the job done. Will you finish the landmark before the big day?

Features:

  • Build the Eiffel Tower in this remarkable Time Management endeavor.
  • Travel through the streets of 19th century Paris as you lead the construction in 50 levels.
  • Manage workers, transport materials, and improve neighborhoods.
  • Prevent strikes, deter burglars, and negotiate deals with merchants.
  • Enhance your historical knowledge of the landmark with many fun facts.
Monument Builders: Eiffel Tower requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later and is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Egypt The Heliopolis Prophecy Available From Macgamestore
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Anuman Interactive's Egypt: The Heliopolis Prophecy is now available for purchase from Macgamestore.com. The point and click adventure puts players in the role of Tifet, a young priestess searching for a cure to an epidemic endangering her city.

A point & click adventure using 360° vision technology in every scene.

Heliopolis, the City of the Sun, a centre of learning, is one of the largest capitals of Egypt in 1360 B.C. A terrible epidemic is threatening to destroy the city devoted to the cult of the God Re... Tifet, a young priestess of Sakhmet, the Goddess of disease and medicine, sets out to find a remedy to save her adopted father and the inhabitants of Heliopolis.

From mysterious revelations to strange disappearances, her quest will lead her to the heart of the Temple of Atum-Re, where religion is power.

Features:

  • Egypt II, The Heliopolis Prophecy, is the second part of the bestseller Egypt 1156 B.C.: Tomb of the Pharaoh, which sold more than 200,000 copies in France
  • An intriguing adventure in which Tifet, the heroine, leads you into the Egypt of Amenhotep III, in 1360 B.C., recreated thanks to the help of two eminent Egyptologists
  • 25 3D characters and more than 30 different historical sites to visit
  • A more dynamic visual and audio environment to intensify game immersion
  • Enchanting original music cleverly combining traditional sounds and modern compositions
Egypt: The Heliopolis Prophecy requires and Intel Mac running Mac OS X 10.4 or later. It is available now for $11.99 (USD)

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Beta Testing Begins For Krater
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Fatshark has announced that the upcoming squad based rpg Krater is now in Beta testing.The top down game takes place inside a giant impact crater where the inhabitants live on in the aftermath of a bomb. The game will be available for Windows PCs on June 12, while a Mac version will be available in July.

“The Beta testing of KRATER begins today, and it’s exciting times with the release only weeks away” says Martin Wahlund, CEO and Executive Producer, Fatshark. “We will now allow people to explore a larger part of the KRATER and with the team management system in place, people can start to build a squad and switch in and out characters for different encounters, if you want to play the game all up to the release on June 12, 2012, you should visit the KRATER web shop.”

KRATER is a lush post-apocalyptic top down RPG and the base pillars are crafting, exploration and consequence. Consequence brings not only the ability for the characters to level up and improve themselves, but also permanent injuries and death. The grim reaper never been so grim!

Learn more at the link below.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, May 24, 2012

Beyond Ynth HDX Comes To Macgamestore6:00 AM
Blizzard Responds To Diablo III Security Concerns6:00 AM
Details Emerge About Next Episode Of The Walking Dead6:00 AM
Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light Collector's Edition Now At MGS6:00 AM
 
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