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Feral Interactive's 2K Bundle Deal: 5 Games, 50% Off
6:00 AM | IMG News | 2 comments has unveiled Feral Interactive's 2K Bundle Deal. The limited time bundle offer is available until June 17 and includes Sid Meier's Pirates!, BioShock, BioShock 2, Mafia II: Director's Cut, and Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition.

Sid Meier's Pirates!

Discover what it takes to become one of the most famous pirates in history! Based on Sid Meier’s original masterpiece, Pirates! invites you to live the life of a 17th-century Buccaneer in this epic, open-ended seafaring adventure.


Welcome to Rapture. A city where opportunity awaits those brave enough to grasp it. A city where the artist need not fear the censor. Where the scientist is not bound by petty morality. Where the great are not held back by the weak

BioShock 2

Deep within the ruined undersea city of Rapture, your beloved Little Sister, Eleanor, awaits your return. As her Big Daddy, you protected her from a world of insanely selfish adults, now you must shield her again from those who demand that everything must be shared.

Mafia II: Director's Cut

Live the life of Vito Scaletta, a small-time gangster with plenty of ambition and a talent for taking care of business. As Vito rises through the ranks of a powerful mob family, he discovers that life as a wise guy is as dangerous as it is glamorous.

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition

Bloodthirsty bandits. Vicious monsters. Tons of loot. Lock, Load and face the madness. Gearbox Software's acclaimed sci-fi hit comes to the Mac complete with all four add-on packs. Borderlands is a unique hybrid of first person shooter and role-playing game with a super sharp visual style and a compelling 4 player co-op mode.

Feral Interactive's 2K Bundle Deal is available now for $79.99 (USD), a 50% discount offering $80.84 in savings.

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Drox Operative System Requirements & Manual Revealed
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 takes the form of the game's manual and system requirements. 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.

Mac Minimum specs:
  • OS X 10.4 or above
  • 1.5 GHz processor (PowerPC or Intel)
  • 256MB RAM
  • GeForce 2 (or other equivalent)
  • 200MB of hard drive space
  • DSL or better for multiplayer on internet
Mac Recommended specs:
  • 2.0 GHz processor (PowerPC or Intel)
  • 256MB RAM
  • GeForce 3 or better (or other equivalent)
Mac OS X 10.3.9 should also run Drox Operative fine, but you need OpenAL installed first.
Check out the manual at the link below.

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Cyberpunk: Mac Version Planned
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

VentureBeat recently posted a new interview with CD Projekt RED's co-founder Marcin Iwinski and head of marketing Michal Platkow-Gilewski about the upcoming Cyberpunk RPG. Among other things the developers revealed that they plan to release a Mac version of the game in addition to the Windows version.

GamesBeat: During the press conference, you said you wanted to create “an outstanding new standard in the futuristic RPG genre.” That’s a pretty lofty ambition. How are you guys going to accomplish that?

Iwinski: I think we’ve created some new standards in terms of storytelling in the RPG genre, in terms of having no compromise in the way the story is being told, how we shape the world, how believable the characters are, how similar it is to what we see around us. We are really looking at totally new ideas on telling a story and involving the gamer in it. I think we’re looking at what the critics were saying and what the fans were saying. I think we’ve delivered something totally new.

Second, we don’t see any reason why RPGs should look worse than shooters. They should actually look better. The story’s always the thing, because that’s the thing which keeps you playing, but these days — and especially in the next generation when you have the new consoles, when you have the new HDTVs — you’re going to want bells and whistles on the graphical side, and we want to deliver on that as well.

GamesBeat: Is Cyberpunk going to be a PC exclusive when it first releases?

Iwinski: No, no. We are looking at Macs as well. Definitely. We come from a PC country, we are PC experts, but we wouldn’t like to limit the experience and the audience.

Read more at the link below.

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Diablo III: Cheaters Beware, Auction House Authenticator Req
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 11 comments

Blizzard Entertainment recently made two security related announcements for the recently released action RPG, Diablo III. The company warned that it will soon begin suspending or banning players caught cheating in the game. Blizzard also announced that to make use of the Real Money Auction House players will be required to have a Authenticator.

UPDATE: Blizzard Recently announced several thousand suspensions and bans for players in violation of the terms of use agreement.


Blizzard Entertainment has always taken cheating in any form in Blizzard games very seriously, and that's no different for Diablo® III. If a Diablo III player is found to be cheating or using hacks, bots, or modifications in any form, then as outlined in the Diablo III end user license agreement, that player can be permanently banned from the game. This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to® to play Diablo III with his or her account.

Cheating Update:

We recently issued a round of account suspensions and bans to several thousand Diablo® III players who were in violation of the® Terms of Use for cheating and/or using botting or hacking programs while playing. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair play that’s essential to everyone’s enjoyment of the game, botting, hacking, and other such exploitive behavior can contribute to stability and performance issues with the service. As always, maintaining a stable, safe, and fun online-gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we'll be continuing to keep watch on and take action as needed.

Auction House:

With the introduction of the real-money auction house, account security will become more important than ever. To help ensure that players have a positive experience when using the real-money auction house, we’ve made some adjustments to how players can use and access their Balance.

Starting today, in order to add to your Balance, players will be required to have a Authenticator or Mobile Authenticator attached to their account. For clarity, this means you’ll need to have an Authenticator to add to your balance via Account Management or to send the proceeds of your real-money auction house sales to your Balance.

Head over to the pages below for more information.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Botanicula Reviewed6:00 AM
Civilization V: Gods & Kings Coming June 19, Pre-Order Now6:00 AM
Gemini Wars Blasts Onto Macgamestore6:00 AM
StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Units Revealed6:00 AM
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