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SPORE Ultimate Digital Collection Comes To Macgamestore
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Electronic Arts' SPORE Ultimate Digital Collection is available now from Brought to Mac through TransGaming's Cider technology, the Ultimate Digital Collection includes the original SPORE, the Creepy & Cute Parts Pack, and the Galactic Adventures expansion pack.

Be the architect of your own universe with Spore, an exciting single-player adventure available for download to your Mac. Will you be a bloodthirsty carnivore destined to crush your competitors, or a gentle herbivore seeking out stronger allies to enforce your quiet way of life?

Experience unparalleled dangers as you hunt for food and struggle to evolve in this thrilling game of strategy and survival. You'll lay the groundwork for your creature's future in the Creature design stage of the game: the evolution interface allows you to choose every aspect of your race's physical shape as well as its social bent and mission in life.

Then the real work begins, as you move from basest animalistic needs to those of a social creature with tribes — and eventually a civilization. The choices your tribe makes will align you with one of three social paths for your subjects: religious, commerce, and war-mongering. These decisions will lead your civilization into the far reaches of space, where you must struggle to colonize new planets as other races try to destroy you.

Share your creations with your friends at the online Spore site, where you can browse the community and download everything from creatures to spaceships. The more you share, the more unique your worlds will become. Exchange your creations with millions of other players, and marvel at a world of your own making.

Spore Galactic Adventures Expansion Pack
Spore takes off to conquer the universe with the Mac download of Spore Galactic Adventures. The fantastic tools from the original Spore now span the galaxy. Teleport landing parties to new environments and interact with civilizations just on the brink of advancement. Complete missions on the planet surface to level your captain, and purchase upgrades for your society, ship, or weaponry. Protect weaker groups to gain their appreciation, loyalty, and sometimes worship.

Design your own epic quests with the Adventure Creator, and let your imagination run free with the Planet Creator. Customize entire planets with creatures from your Sporepedia, place and engineer villages, and terraform your atmosphere to suit your collection of creatures. Orchestrate how the world progresses by fine tuning your villagers' interactions with others. Dig deeper than ever before into the world of a game designer.

Share all your hard work with millions of other players at Find exciting new adventures and upload a few of your own. Let your game evolve as you discover new techniques that will keep you coming back to the Spore universe again and again. With Spore Galactic Adventures, the world is literally at your fingertips.

Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack
Download the Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack to your Mac and stretch the limits of your imagination. Expand your evolutionary arsenal with more than 100 ways to take your Spore creature designs to the next level. Spend hours in the Creature Creator with increased design options. Invade your Sporepedia with cute and cuddly creatures, or create an evil empire of creepy insectoids or carnivorous monsters to scour your galaxy of life.

Once you build your new collection of monsters and cuddly critters, you can "test drive" 24 animations to bring them all to life. Do the robot or the moonwalk, then flirt with a handsome blue thing over yonder. This expansion even features an innovative zombie walk, adding to the humorous, silly aspects of Spore.

Share your world with your friends and millions of other Spore enthusiasts through your Mac's Internet connection. Exchange ideas, monsters, vehicles, and more via your Spore online portal. Download more than 150 million creations, and be part of a growing ecosphere at Study the creations of others to learn new tricks and secrets to help design the monsters of your new world. An eye no longer has to be an eye; with the Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack, your creativity has no limits.


  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Video: ATI X1600/NVIDIA 7300 GT/Intel integrated graphics chip with 128MB of Video RAM or Intel Integrated GMA X3100 (Intel GMA950 not supported)
SPORE Ultimate Digital Collection is now available for $39.95 (USD).

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Pre-Order Christiano Ronaldo Freestyle At MGS
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Iceberg Interactive's Christiano Renaldo Freestyle is available for pre-order now at The game gives players the chance to try out Renaldo's unique soccer skills and style as they master five gameplay modes, conquer 25 challenges, earn achievements, and unlock new items.

Think you’ve got what it takes to freestyle with the best? Experience the rush of pulling off amazing tricks, moves and combos as one of the world’s greatest footballers in the officially licensed Cristiano RonaldoTM Freestyle game.

For the first time ever, Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle brings all of Ronaldo’s
unique soccer skills and style into one amazing Mac game. Packed with
hundreds of tricks and challenges, multiple gameplay modes and set
in different real-world locations, Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle is the ultimate game to test your soccer skills to the max!

The game combines rhythm action and easy controls to allow players to pull off loads of different tricks, taken from real- life freestyle soccer moves!


  • Choose from 5 gameplay modes.
  • Earn achievements and unlock new items to fully customize your Cristiano Ronaldo character including shorts,
  • T-shirts, shoes, sunglasses and even hairstyles!
  • Shuffle Mode launches a level at random. Want a different level? Just reshuffle again to find one you like.
  • Play soccer samba-style: make Cristiano Ronaldo move and dance to the beat while controlling the ball.
  • 25 challenges in 6 unique world locations. Battle opponents with their own personality and style from England, France, USA, Japan, Spain
    and Portugal
  • Mac users only: Improved Graphics.
  • Mac users only: All new control scheme.
  • Mac users only:Includes all Downloadable content, including Italy and
    Brazil levels with 2 extra characters to battle with, plus all the extra clothes and equipment.
Requirements (subject to change):
  • Intel Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Open GL 2 compatible VGA Card with 128 Mb min
Christiano Ronaldo Freestyle is available to pre-order now for $9.99 (USD).

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Tiny Troopers Available For Pre-Order
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story is now taking pre-orders for Tiny Troopers from Iceberg Interactive and Finnish developer Kukouri Mobile Entertainment. The full 3D squad-based action game puts players in command of a team of small soldiers in 30 missions with objectives that range from destroying enemy formations to rescuing hostages and assassinating enemy generals.

Give war a chance!

Lead a team of tiny soldiers on a modern battlefield, fighting some nameless but familiar war.

Tiny Troopers puts you in command of a team of small soldiers. Guide them through 30 deadly missions with varied objectives: destroy enemy armored formations, save hostages and eliminate enemy generals to name but just a few.

Your troopers will face enemy infantry, snipers, technical’s and even tanks. Casualty rate is going to be high but there's endless supply of fresh recruits to step up to fill the ranks. Those lucky troopers who survive from mission to mission will be promoted and each new stripe they gain makes them tougher.

To increase their chances of survival, use Command Points to give them better equipment, reinforce their team with a specialist like machine gunner, medic or delta force and call in support drops during missions. War might be hell but this is the funniest way to fight in one!

Key features:

  • The safe way to fight in a war: you won't end up in a body bag.
  • Lead your troopers in 30 deadly missions with varied objectives.
  • Face enemies from infantry to snipers and tanks.
  • Reinforce your squad with specialists like machine gunner, medic and delta force.
  • Keep your troopers alive: they get better after each new rank they gain.
  • War is hell but it can also be fun!
Requirements (subject to change):
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • CPU: Intel Mac
  • RAM: 1GB RAM
  • HD Space: 500 MB Free
  • Video: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
Tiny Troopers is available to pre-order now for $8.99 (USD).

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Shadowrun Returns Concept Art Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Harebrained Schemes has released a new GenCon blog post featuring a piece of concept art from the upcoming Shadowrun Returns RPG. The image was released to give fans an idea of the look the team hopes to achieve in the finished game.

While this is concept art – not a screenshot – it’s representative of the fidelity and art style we’re shooting for. For the uninitiated (or those seeking a quick refresher!) the concept above depicts the infamous Redmond Barrens* of the mid 2050s.

The game environment will be composed of painted 2D elements, so we should be able to deliver the level of detail, depth and expressiveness that you see here. Characters in Shadowrun Returns, on the other hand, are being constructed in 3D – which allows them the fluid movement and wide range of character design and equipment options you’d expect from an RPG. We’ve done a number of tests and the 2D/3D mix feels very natural.

We’re really excited about the direction we’re heading in and the progress we’ve made in the last 3 months. We look forward to showing you more soon!

Read more at the page below.

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Paradox Interactive Announces Cities In Motion 2
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Paradox Interactive recently announced the upcoming release of Cities in Motion 2 for Mac and Windows PCs. Building and expanding on the original Cities in Motion transit simulation game, Cities in Motion 2 offers a variety of new features, including the addition of both co-operative and competitive multiplayer modes. The publisher intends to release the game in the second quarter of 2013.

Cities in Motion 2 is a transit simulation strategy game, where players are responsible for creating efficient, effective, and affordable public transportation systems for some of the world's most famous cities. By refining and implementing designs for their transit networks, ambitious urban engineers will guide their cities to growth and prosperity while upgrading and maintaining many different vehicle fleets, from buses to ferries to subways.

  • Growing, dynamic cities with picturesque day-and-night cycles, which adapt to affordable transit with new housing and commercial development
  • More vehicles and design options, including roads with dedicated bus lanes and player-managed timetables for transit systems
  • New multiplayer game modes, allowing players to co-design the city of their dreams – or compete for the renown of their citizens
To learn more about the game, and view the announcement trailer, follow the links below.

Cities in Motion 2 Announcement Trailer
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S2 Games Launches Core Pool Game Mode For Heroes Of Newerth
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S2 Games has announced the launch of Core Pool, an optional new game mode for its multiplayer online battle arena title, Heroes of Newerth. The new mode offers players a chance to hone their skills in a more controlled playing environment with a list of 40 heroes rather than the current pool of over 100.

“We are always challenging ourselves to think of new ways to improve the player experience,” said S2 Games co-founder and CEO, Marc DeForest. “Core Pool represents something the entire MOBA genre has been missing – a more effective way for players to learn the game and hone their skills, without the burden of learning how to play with and against new characters every few weeks.”

Today’s gaming world boasts infinite digital universes and characters beyond imagination, but is that really the best way for players to learn a game? At the height of GamesCom, the world’s largest games event, S2 Games today answered definitively no and declared a new approach to Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games with Heroes of Newerth's Core Pool. With months of development, this all-new, optional game mode offers players a controlled environment to hone their skills with 40 carefully selected heroes, rather than the current pool of over 100. A video for Core Pool is available here.

Embodying a “less is more” philosophy, Core Pool encourages players to focus on their game and take their skills to the next level in an environment of “core” MOBA heroes. As Core Pool is an optional game mode, any player can choose the mode at any time to practice their skills, develop strategy, or just have fun playing a classic game of HoN. Core Pool also follows closely on another major change to Heroes of Newerth, a hero schedule featuring new heroes released every four weeks, instead of the previous two-week schedule.

“The games in the MOBA genre are always looking to add more: more characters, more maps, more abilities, more free stuff. Core Pool and our four-week hero schedule take a completely different approach to the way things are normally done with MOBAs, and significantly reduces the burden of knowledge, especially for new players,” added Heroes of Newerth Director Pu Liu.

The most popular MOBA’s each offer over 100 characters, and while variety ensures that no two games are alike, learning that many characters can be daunting for new players. Even experienced players can have difficulty keeping up with frequent new character releases. The difficulty associated with getting into a MOBA and staying current is well known and frequently lamented by gamers everywhere.

“Core Pool directly addresses the steep learning curve prevalent in all MOBA’s. No other MOBA offers a controlled environment like this, and so players are struggling with learning new characters all the time, without the ability to focus on their skills,” added DeForest. “Core Pool, and the concept behind it, is something the MOBA genre was missing and we’re really excited to bring it to our players.”

Added Liu, “Core Pool is great for both experienced and new players, as it offers a place to practice skills and try out new techniques by yourself or with your team in a more controlled game.”

Also launching with Core Pool are Death Tips, brief suggestions for players on how to use their hero better while they are respawning.

Check out the links below for more information about the new mode.

YouTube: Heroes Of Newerth Core Pool
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Mac Games News for Monday, August 20, 2012

Diablo III Patch Previews: Monk, Demon Hunter, Witch Doctor6:00 AM
Trine 2: Goblin Menace Announced6:00 AM
WoW: MoP - Cinematic, Scenarios, Professions, All Races Free6:00 AM
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