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Drox Operative: Three New Races Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Soldak Entertainment has published more new information about features in the upcoming Drox Operative starship action RPG. The update this time covers the Schism, the Lasher, and the Acanth - three more of the thirteen races players will encounter during their travels in the game. Drox Operative will put players in the role of an elite starship captain and will feature warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic and evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer.

In the galaxy where Drox Operative takes place there are 13 different races. Ten of these races are fairly diplomatic. They will at least pretend to listen before they try to eradicate the other races on the way to galactic domination. The other three? They are pretty much hostile to all life for one reason or another. The following may contain small spoilers.
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iGame Radio Reviews Portal 2's Perpetual Testing Initiative
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The latest Game Review Cast of Omaha Sternberg's iGame Radio podcast is now available for listening. The podcast features a review of Valve's Portal 2: Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC. The free add-on features an easy-to-use in-game map editor that gives users the chance to design, build, and share their own single-player and co-op test chambers with the community.

Game Review Cast:

A review of Perpetual Testing Initiative, the DLC addition to Portal 2 by Valve Software. The Perpetual Testing Initiative expands the life of Portal 2 immeasurably and creates a wonderful environment for the creative in the Steam community to practice their puzzle building skills.
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iGame Radio: Portal 2 DLC Review
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The Elder Scrolls Online Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

PC Gamer recently posted a new preview of The Elder Scrolls Online. In development at ZeniMax Online Studios for Mac and Windows PCs, the MMO will be the first Elder Scrolls game to allow gamers to explore the world of the fantasy series with others.

The Elder Scrolls Online will be third-person with action bar combat. As such, it differs substantially from the recent games in the series.

Youíre limited to a certain number of skills at any given time, a system that sounds similar to Diablo 3 or Guild Wars 2 Ė both promising models. Zenimax Onlineís focus is reportedly to make each ability important and fun to use in its own right.

Also similar to Guild Wars 2, itíll be possible for players to casually group simply by pitching in and helping each other in the wild Ė you wonít need to ask for an invite to get kill credit.

Despite the MMO trappings, familiar elements from the single player Elder Scrolls games will be present. These include guilds, including the Mages Guild, and birthsigns. Skyrim allows players to switch birthsigns on the fly, and we donít yet know whether The Elder Scrolls Online will go with this system or opt for the previous, chosen-at-character-creation model for assigning bonuses.

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PC Gamer: Elder Scrolls Online Preview
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A Peek At Eschalon: Book III's Launch Screen
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Basilisk Games recently released a screenshot for the company's upcoming Eschalon: Book III. The third title in the old school fantasy RPG series is currently in development and will complete the epic saga. The new screenshot features a glimpse of the game's start menu, offered as proof that the game is still in progress.

B3 is definitely not vaporware. I'm actually playing it now. See...

(Full-sized screen capture- important stuff blurred out, except for today's date. Yes, it lives.)

Repeat: not vaporware, but the project has been subjected to substantial delays in 2011 and early 2012. But we are moving forward quite nicely now. Starting the summer crunch session after Memorial Day.

Learn more about Basilisk Games at the links below.

Eschalon Book III Screenshot
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Mac Games News for Friday, May 25, 2012

Beta Testing Begins For Krater6:00 AM
Diablo III: Sales Record, Game Guide, Mac Performance6:00 AM
Dungeon Hearts Announced6:00 AM
Egypt The Heliopolis Prophecy Available From Macgamestore6:00 AM
Fortune Winds: Ancient Trader Sails Onto Macgamestore6:00 AM
Macgamestore Memorial Day Sale Begins6:00 AM
Monument Builders: Eiffel Tower Now At MGS6:00 AM
The Elder Scrolls Online: Storyline And Quests Detailed6:00 AM
 
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