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Stronghold 3 Gold Now At Macgamestore
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Macgamestore.com recently added 7Sixty's Stronghold 3: Gold Edition to its list of titles available for purchase.
The new edition bundles the latest version of Stronghold 3 with a new Blackstaff single player campaign. Stronghold 3: Gold Edition will also unlock all 12 historical sieges, previously only available through special editions of the game.

Stronghold 3 Gold arrives with the new Blackstaff 5 mission single player campaign and bonus Historical Sieges.

Set during the events of Stronghold 3’s military story, the Blackstaff campaign follows Thomas Blackstaff as he hunts down the three escaped sons of The Rat. Travel across the sea to Greyshore Island to battle the Evil Brotherhood.

Bigger than ever before, the world’s favorite castle sim now contains 3 core campaigns (including the new Blackstaff Campaign), 4 multiplayer modes (including the new Coronation mode), a free build sandbox mode and 12 historical sieges.

About the Game:

Stronghold 3 is the long-awaited third installment in the award winning castle-building series. Set 10 years after the original, the Wolf it seems, has cheated death and during his painful recovery he’s become even more bitter and twisted. Now he seeks revenge. Raiding villages and towns during the dead of night, the Wolf has created a tide of panic and you and your allies are the only force that stand against him. In this stunning new update to the world’s favorite Castle Sim - will you triumph by day or die by night?

Features:

  • Build and manage mighty castles with an improved building system allowing unprecedented levels of realism and intricacy
  • Realistic physics and cutting-edge graphics make siege warfare more brutal than ever.
  • Watch your village spring to life in an amazing depiction of medieval village life
  • Story-driven gameplay engages players across two campaigns: combat or economic
  • Dramatic night time sieges add a new dimension to the Stronghold franchise
  • Besiege other players’ castles or defend your own in a range of action-packed online multiplayer modes
  • Attack or defend accurately re-created castles from the pages of history.
  • Will you succeed where others failed?
Requirements:
  • OS: 10.6.8 and above
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core) Quad Core Recommended CPU
  • Speed: 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB
  • Video Card: Radeon HD2600, Geforce 8600, with 512 MB VRam or better
  • Additional: Two Button Mouse
  • Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce® 8600, 8800, 9600M, GT 120, 320M ATI Radeon HD 2600, HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750
  • Activation: Steam
Stronghold 3 Gold is available now for $39.99 (USD).

Stronghold 3: Gold Edition
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Spirit Walkers: Curse Of The Cypress Witch Comes To MGS
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Orchid Games' Spirit Walkers: Curse of the Cypress Witch is now available for download and purchase at Macgamestore.com. The adventure game follows the exploits of a group of friends who must travel to a different time and dimension to save the Cypress Witch.

After their hiking trip takes a tragic turn, a group of friends is forced to travel between realms to undo an old wrong and save the Cypress Witch.

You'll be playing as Maylynn who, with a group of female friends, goes on what was supposed to be an innocent hiking trip. Soon enough however things get creepy. First, a ghost of a woman starts showing up in mysterious places and then one of your friends gets seriously hurt. Looking for help you end up at a beautiful and majestic cypress tree.

That's where you meet the witch. She's the ghost of the young woman you've been seeing before. She offers help with rescuing your friend, but asks for a favor first: you'll need to travel to a different time and dimension to undo a thing that once went wrong. There'll be an old hotel to explore, a steamboat to fix, a Native American wedding to save and 10 characters to meet and talk to.

What's unique in Spirit Walkers is that you'll be visiting several locations in two different realms. Some of the things can only happen in an etheric, magical dimension and you'll have to travel between it and the real world to complete your quest.

Features:

  • Experience the etheric dimension, shadow copy of the real world
  • Shift between realms and travel in time to complete your quest
  • Explore an old hotel, repair a steamboat and save a Native American wedding
Requirements:
  • Intel Mac
  • 1.4 GHz or later
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1 GB RAM
Spirit Walkers: Curse of the Cypress Witch is available now for $6.99 (USD).

Spirit Walkers: Curse Of The Cypress Witch
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Torchlight II Second Act Nears Completion
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Runic Games' Travis Baldree has unveiled a new blog about the upcoming action RPG, Torchlight II. The article offers a status update on the game's progress, revealing that the team is finishing up work on Torchlight II's second act in addition to fixing bugs.

I'm now done with everything in Act 2 except the last boss - which I hope to mostly complete over the weekend. There will probably be a few trailing animations and FX that get picked up on Monday, but my aim is to be wrapped on Act 2 at that point. This makes me very happy. I think Act 2 has turned out really well, and am pretty jazzed about how very different it feels from the other acts. I was hoping to be done with the whole Act by the end of the week, but didn't quite make it, largely due to some unexpected bugs cropping up that chewed up a good day and a half of time.
For more check out the page below.

Torchlight II: Status Update
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PlanetSide 2 Mac Version Planned
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An IMG reader recently informed us of a Reddit Ask Me Anything session with Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. During the discussion of development on PlanetSide 2, Smedley revealed that the FPS MMO sequel will be coming to Macs sometime after the launch of the PC version.

RadioActiveLobster: You seem to share a view with other Industry Veterans (GabeN, Blizzard, Notch) that Windows8 is not going to be a good thing for the PC Gaming World.

What are some of the specific reasons and what should M$ be doing to improve PC Gaming instead of seemingly actively trying to destroy it. Are we going to see Planetside 2 Linux at some point if M$ doesn't get their act together

smedley: I absolutely strongly share that view. No you aren't going to see PS2 on Linux. You will see it on Mac though.

Zweihanders: at Launch or later on for Mac?

smedley: later to my great sadness. hopefully not too much later. I love my iMac and my Retina MBP

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About PlanetSide 2:

PlanetSide 2 takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game – massive multiplayer battles, distinct empires to rally around, and enormous continents where intense ground and air combat unfolds – and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect out of the FPS and MMO genres. With advanced technology, years of gamer feedback, and a new SOE proprietary MMO game engine called Forgelight™, PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral FPS experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community.

Across the continents of Auraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With a an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. With air and ground combat, the battles will be larger and more intense than ever.

Learn more at the links below.

PlanetSide 2
Reddit: Smedley AMA PlanetSide 2 Mac


Mac Games News for Monday, August 6, 2012

Atlantis II Released At MGS6:00 AM
Monument Builders: Titanic Begins Construction At MGS6:00 AM
The Music Of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition6:00 AM
The Sims 3: Seasons Announced For 2012 Holidays6:00 AM
 
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