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Awesomenauts Coming To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Ronimo has announced work on Mac and Windows PC versions of Awesomenauts, an online multiplayer platforming battle arena game currently only available for consoles. The game features 3 on 3 multiplayer action, 8 unique characters, and a variety of unlockable items.

A few years ago we at Ronimo set out to create a great platforming MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game. This resulted in the release of Awesomenauts for XBLA and PSN a few months back. A great looking and addictive sidescrolling MOBA, a first for consoles. But ever since we've shown the first screens and videos, we've been getting tons of requests to also bring this game to PC.

Well, we agree! We love the idea of being able to play Awesomenauts with our friends through Steam using our trusty mice and keyboards. So we went ahead and actually built it! To speed things up we've been getting a lot of help and support from our fans, quickly translating new texts and giving us valuable feedback on the balance and new controls.

Within a month everyone will be able to grab a copy of Awesomenauts on Steam! Soon you will be able to experience the game using your favorite input devices. A Mac version will follow shortly afterwards.

And if that's not soon enough we'll be starting a closed beta within the week! Keep an eye on our facebook to stay up to date.

We plan to support all versions of Awesomenauts with updates and new content in the future! Starting with the console patch, which will go live very soon!

About Awesomenauts:

Awesomenauts is currently available on PSN ($9,99) and XBLA (800MSP) and coming to PC & Mac soon!

Awesomenauts Features:

  • 3 on 3 online platforming shooter action with bright 80's cartoon style
  • 8 very unique and highly customizable characters, each with their own attacks and skills
  • Online and offline play with up to 3 players on a single console using splitscreen
  • Full drop in drop out support with bots and humans being swapped where needed
  • Strong MOBA influences, classes, upgrades, creeps, turrets, bases, tactical depth, etc.
  • Advanced matchmaking which allows you to queue up for online matches without forcing you to wait in a matchmaking lobby!
  • Unlock over 100 unique items to beef up your abilities and customize your personal playing style for each match!
  • Face melting battles across multiple exotic planets and alien spaceships!
Head over to the links below for more information.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Mac|Life has posted a new review of Deus Ex Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition, brought to Mac by Feral Interactive. Developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix for games consoles and Windows PC, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a prequel to the classic Deus Ex.

What looks like a first-person shooter is actually a much smarter, more complex game. Indeed, Deus Exís balance of role playing, exploration, action, and stealth is superbly handled. Once the game begins to open up, after the linear prologue, you begin to get an insight into the scope of the story and your place within it. You can chat with almost anyone, and many characters have useful information; others will provide you with missions that drive the main story or ask you to run errands or side quests through which you can discover interesting story arcs and gain experience, which is crucial to success.

As you get more experience and earn Praxis Points, you can use them to buy augmentations, a bewildering array of cybernetic enhancements that improve your physical attributes, combat, stealth, and ability to hack into systems.

Thereís plenty of action to be had, although itís pretty much up to the player what flavor it takes. Itís perfectly possible to enter a facility and achieve your aims stealthily, taking out enemies with silent kills and so on. But equally, if you want to kick the door down and let your weapons do the talking, you can.

Read the full review at the link below.

Mac|Life: Deus Ex Review
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Torchlight II Status Report Kicks Off New Blog Series
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Runic Games' Travis Baldree has unveiled the first in a new series of blogs about the upcoming action RPG, Torchlight II. The lengthy article offers a status update on the game's progress. In addition to a variety of monster types to slay and items to gather the sequel will introduce cooperative multiplayer action, a new user interface, and random dungeons.

It's been requested that I bring back the 'Not a Blog' features that I used to do for Mythos, in days of yore.

This won't be exactly like that. I'm not going to spend a lot of time talking about potential features, and so on - because we're way beyond that point in development.

Instead, I'm going to try to give you a general idea of what we're spending time on, why we do it, and why it matters. I may have to rename it tl;dr though.

Many folks are anxious to see the game released - many have preordered, and want a date! We've been deliberately vague on this point. My hope is that if I give you an idea of what we're doing, what it takes to do it, and the scale of it, it will make it apparent why that is.

I'll try to continue to post on a more-or-less weekly basis until this ships to give you something to chew on, so that you won't have the impression that we're all twiddling our thumbs behind our desks - we really aren't. Nor are we feverishly polishing the doorknobs while the house is yet to be built. We tie things up and we move on, and we do it over and over again until we get to the end.

For more check out the page linked below.

Torchlight II: Not A Blog Redux
Runic Games
Torchlight II

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Cooking Academy 3 Released At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Cooking Academy 3 - Recipe for Success, the latest installment in the series, is now available for download and purchase from In the game players must master 60 all new dishes and learn to play 50 unique cooking games as they work to write a popular cookbook.

Return to your roots and learn new dishes in Cooking Academy 3 - Recipe for Success, a delicious sequel to the hit series.

After winning one million dollars and opening a restaurant, the time has come to write your very own cookbook. To make it a bestseller however, it will take many new recipes and a whole lot of skill. Thankfully, you have your old professor Henri Formage and his friends to help.

Start cooking and master 60 all new dishes in this fun kitchen experience. Learn interesting trivia about food while learning skills and playing 50 unique cooking games including Refrigerate, Seasoning, Find Food, and more. Cook croissants, tapioca pudding, chicken & waffles, and other amazing treats as you earn trophies and unlock different rankings. Will your new cookbook be a hit?


  • Create your own cookbook in this entertaining Arcade cooking game.
  • Master 60 all-new dishes with help from your culinary friends.
  • Play 50 unique cooking games including Refrigerate, Seasoning, and more.
  • Cook Croissants, tapioca pudding, and other amazing treats.
  • Learn interesting trivia facts about the food you are preparing.
Cooking Academy 3 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Mac Games News for Wednesday, July 18, 2012

IMG Interviews Mistborn Creator Brandon Sanderson 6:00 AM
Telepath Tactics Single Player Campaign Mode Revealed6:00 AM
The Race For The White House Begins At Macgamestore6:00 AM
TV Farm Now At MGS6:00 AM
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