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The Walking Dead Episode 3 Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Telltale Games has released the Mac and Windows versions of Long Road Ahead, the third episode in The Walking Dead series. Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Long Road Ahead continues the story of the survivors, uniquely tailored to the choices made in earlier episodes.

The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series. Lee Everett, a man convicted of a crime of passion, has been given the chance for redemption in a world devastated by the undead. Players experience life changing events, meet new characters and familiar ones from the original comic, and also visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead offers a tailored game experience - player actions, choices, and decisions affect how the story plays out across the entire series.

In the most emotionally gripping episode of the series to date, players will again see how the choices they made in previous episodes have affected their version of the tailored story experience set in the morally gray world of an undead apocalypse.

The Walking Dead: Episode Three - Long Road Ahead is rated 'M' (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, and Strong Language by the ESRB.

Click over to the links below to learn more.

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Master The Radar Chaos At Macgamestore
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Radar Chaos, a simulation from Big Fat Simulations, is now available for purchase at Macgamestore.com. The realistic radar-based air traffic control simulation puts players in charge of 400 square miles of airspace and challenges them to keep the skies safe.

Big Fat Simulations proudly presents "Radar Chaos", a fun realistic radar-based air traffic control game and simulation. Unlike the Airport Madness series, this game is all radar. Instead of controlling an airport's runways and taxiways, you instead control the 400 square miles of airspace that surround the airport.

Features:

  • Ten Levels of Realistic Radar Action!
  • Emergencies and Bad Weather
  • Large 1000x725 Resolution
  • Designed for Beginners and Experts
Requirements:
  • Intel Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Radar Chaos is available now for $14.95 (USD).

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Creatures 4 Website Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Fishing Cactus studios and Bigben Interactive recently unveiled an official website for Creatures 4, the upcoming next installment of the creature evolving sim. In the game players will raise their Norns on the new three dimensional world of Sphericus.

In Creatures 4, after eons of space travels aboard the Shee Ark in search of a new home, a Norn colony is born again on planet Sphericus. The world of Creatures 4 adds even more depth to a game that was already deep! Why? Because unlike the disc-shaped world of the planet Albia, Sphericus is, as the name indicates, a three-dimensional world.

The Norns can travel in Sphericus and discover new places. But know that they do not just offer new areas to be traversed and occupied. They also provide their dose of new possibilities by introducing a new kind of Norn, adapted to this natural habitat!

Bigben Interactive and Fishing Cactus also propose you to take control of lovely and appealing Norns, in a Free-To-Play adventure. In addition, Creatures 4 will be one of the firsts cross-platform game. You will take care of your Norn community on your PC or Mac and continue your experience on your iOs or Android platforms (iPhone, iPad, tablets and Android Smartphones).

Check out the new website at the link below for more information.

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Circus World Trailer Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Excalibur Publishing has released a new trailer for the upcoming Circus World management simulation. In the games players take over a rundown circus and must work to transform it into a world class attraction. To succeed they will need to hire staff, craft performances, and upgrade their attractions.

As the release of Circus World draws ever closer the performers are limbering up and preparing their routines. With 43 acts for the player to hire, the circus is abuzz with activity. The human cannonball is polishing his hard hat, the blindfolded knife-thrower is training his 15th assistant this year (and is hoping for a better aim) whilst the trapeze artist is a real swinger!

Featuring:

  • 43 Acts for the player to hire
  • Compete for the best acts against A.I. circuses who aim to poach your performers
  • Set the contract period for your performers, keep hold of the skilled and dump the disasters!
  • Acts will level up with experience, increasing their performance quality and contract value
  • Structure the daily performance to showcase your brightest stars, increasing audience appreciation and revenue
  • Taskmasters who work their performers too hard will find their staff suffering exhaustion, whilst under using performers leads to sloppy performances.
Captivate the crowds and profit from performances, motivating your eclectic ensemble, to entertain in an extravaganza of exuberant energy!

More about Circus World:

Take over a dilapidated ailing circus and work towards transforming it into a premier world class attraction. Your circus has been badly neglected by its previous owner and has been sold to you for a song, but it is not yet singing to your tune!

Hire staff and craft your own performances. As your reputation grows, so will your income. Will you upgrade your tent or invest in more skilled performers or will you purchase amenities such as refreshment stalls and gift shops for your audiences?

Using custom artificial intelligence specially created for Circus World - the "Appreciation Engine"  you can monitor your audience.- The Appreciation engine drives spectator appreciation. If your acts are poor, audience appreciation will be low. If your acts are well received, appreciation will be high. The Appreciation Engine also includes custom facial animations for each spectator, from frowning to smiling, to bewildered to disinterested and body animations such as bored fidgeting or appreciative clapping. In short, the Appreciation Engine brings the audience to life as an indicator of the success of the show. Only a skilled showman will keep the audience enthralled and the dollars rolling into the bank!

The Circus comes to life in full first person 3D, allowing you to explore the circus and its surroundings and view your show from a privileged ringside position. Featuring over 30 types of performer, from jugglers, to clowns, to the high wire act, to bareback horse riders, to elephants and tigers and much more. Each performer is animated in full 3D with literally hundreds of custom animations.

Managing your circus has never been so realistic or so much fun! Will you travel the globe with an awesome attraction or end up clowning around in a field with a tattered tent?

Only the best showmanship skills will sow the seeds of success!

For more information follow the links below.

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Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Q&A In Progress
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Overhaul Games recently started an AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything) thread at Reddit for those interested in learning more about the company's upcoming Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition update of the classic RPG. In addition to a variety of informational tidbits, the developers also unveiled one of the game's new character portraits.

ThorThunderfist: You have said that modding should be simplified a bit with BG:EE. Are you planning on any sort of offical API or tools, or will it just be easier to do what is already being done? I am really looking forward to start modding this and seeing what I can come up with.

(How) Will mods work cross-platform?

OverhaulTrent: We're working with a number of the modders to open things up. The Infinity Engine is a little complicated in a number of areas which make modding difficult, but we're trying to make things better. I don't think it will ever be NWN easy to make a BG:EE mod.

Great question. We're still working on this. Rough plan is to have the community help us pick a small number of mods and try to get those working cross platform. Worst case, drag into iTunes. Best case, in-game mod menu.

Flin5: How mod friendly will the Mac version be? The Mac App Store isn't kind to anything that makes changes to the game itself. Will there be a mod folder of some sort?

OverhaulNathan: We're working on this, but yes we want the game to be mod friendly for sure. =)

Head over to the link below to read more. Overhaul has promised to keep answering questions today so join in if you have a question for the team.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, August 30, 2012

CavemanHD Stomps Onto Macgamestore6:00 AM
Farm Girl At The Nile Now Growing At MGS6:00 AM
IMG Reviews Tiny & Big In GrandPa's Leftovers6:00 AM
Miner Wars Arena Released6:00 AM
World Of Warcraft 5.0.4 Introduces New Talent System6:00 AM
 
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