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IMG Previews Drox Operative
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a new preview of Soldak Entertainment's upcoming starship action RPG, Drox Operative. The game 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.

Here's a snippet from the preview:

Before you even start playing, you'll have to design the universe you enter. Do you pick a huge universe where you'll be vastly overpowered by the hordes of faction planets, or a tiny universe where they die to neutrals? Should you go with speedy quests that are hard to finish in time or slow quests that leave you with an age to complete on your own time? There aren't many decisions to make in the end, but each one will definitely color your universe a different way. Should it be a universe based off a character that you've already made, you can even select a starting level for it. If you pick a lower one than your own, enemies will fall easily but give you worthless gear. If it's higher, it's the opposite. All your choices will matter.
Read more at the link below.

IMG Preview: Drox Operative
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Diablo III 1.04 Launches, Adds Paragon Tiers To Game
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has released the 1.04 patch for Diablo III. Among other things the update adds the new Paragon system to the game in an attempt to improve the end game experience for players with level 60 characters. Experience earned after level 60 will go towards attaining up to 100 paragon levels, each offering stat improvements and bonuses to magic and gold find percentages.

Two of the issues we’ve been thinking about while working on patch 1.0.4 have been what to do with Magic Find and how to give level-60 players who aren’t satisfied with the item hunt something more to strive for. I’m sure many of you are aware of the blog we posted proposing some different Magic Find gear-swapping solutions, as well as our general thoughts on how rewarding the game is once you hit level 60. The Paragon system is designed to help us address these concerns.

Here’s how it works:

  • After you hit level 60, any further experience you earn from killing monsters will begin to count toward Paragon levels
  • There are 100 Paragon levels
  • Every Paragon level will reward you with:
    • Core stats such as Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, and Vitality in amounts similar to what you’d gain from a normal level
    • 3% Magic Find and 3% Gold Find
  • In addition, a distinctive increasingly-impressive border will surround your character portrait in the in-game party frame to denote your Paragon progression, with a new frame earned after every ten levels. Your Paragon level will also be visible to other players wherever your normal level is shown
Read more about the Paragon system and the full 1.04 patch notes at the links below.

Introducing The Paragon System
Diablo III Patch 1.04 Notes
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PopCap Games Announces Plants Vs. Zombies 2
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 15 comments

PopCap Games has announced development on the long awaited sequel to its casual tower defense title, Plants vs. Zombies. PvZ 2 is scheduled to launch in late spring 2013, and will include a variety of new features, settings, and situations involving the neverending struggle between plants and the undead.

PopCap Games, maker of some of the world’s most popular video game franchises and a division of EA, today announced that the underground growth of the sequel to Plants vs. Zombies™, one of the world’s most popular video games, is germinating and advancing with rigor.

The sequel to Plants vs. Zombies is expected to launch by late spring 2013, and will include a bevy of new features, settings, and situations, designed to delight the franchise’s tens of millions of fans around the world. No other details of the highly anticipated new installment in the franchise are available at this time, beyond the following comments from some of the game’s denizens.

“Spring is crullest curlie ungood time, and plantz grow dull roots,” noted an unidentified spokesperson. “So, we are meating you for brainz at yore house. No worry to skedule schedlue plan… we're freee anytime. We'll find you.”

“There was a time we relished a bracing, hearty blend of zombies, in the morning,” said Sonny F. Lower, a representative of the Flora Forever Foundation. “But first, a brisk shower and some strategic pruning are required. Tomorrow is near!”

Learn more about PopCap's games at the links below.

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Iron Sky Invasion To Bring Moon Nazis To A Mac Near You
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

As revealed in a recent article from The Hollywood Reporter, Reality Pump and Topware will develop Iron Sky Invasion, a new game based on sci-fi comedy film Iron Sky. In the game players will choose to either join forces with a colony of moon Nazis invading Earth, or fight against them as one of Earth's defenders.

The game will follow the pulp fiction plot of the film, in which a colony of Nazis living on the dark side of the moon begin an invasion of the earth. Players will act as a space pilot in the intergalactic battle, joining forces with either the Nazi invaders or earth's defense force. The Polish studio Reality Pump will develop the game for Topware. Samuli Torssonen, visual effects supervisor on the film, will provide visual effects for the game through his Helsinki-based Troll studio.

Iron Sky Invasion will be available for Mac, PC, XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 and Topware said it plans to release both a standard edition for around €40 - €50 ($50 - $62) and a special "Gotterdammerung" edition for between €60 - €70 ($74 - $86).

Head over to the link below to read more.

The Hollywood Reporter: Iron Sky Movie Game


Mac Games News for Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Paradox Interactive Announces Cities In Motion 26:00 AM
Pre-Order Christiano Ronaldo Freestyle At MGS6:00 AM
S2 Games Launches Core Pool Game Mode For Heroes Of Newerth6:00 AM
Shadowrun Returns Concept Art Unveiled6:00 AM
SPORE Ultimate Digital Collection Comes To Macgamestore6:00 AM
Tiny Troopers Available For Pre-Order6:00 AM
 
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