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World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria Launches
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, the fourth expansion to the popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is now available. The latest addition to the game features a variety of new features including the playable Pandaren race, the Monk class, the level 90 level cap, and an entirely new continent to explore.

Beginning today, gamers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil will be able to purchase the expansion in retail stores or digitally via the game’s official website. Mists of Pandaria will be available in South Korea and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on September 27, and will launch in mainland China on October 2.

“Mists of Pandaria takes players back to the roots of World of Warcraft -- exploration, discovery, and the epic conflict between the Alliance and the Horde,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “It also contains the widest variety of content that we’ve ever added in an expansion, and we’re excited to be able to share it with players around the world this week in our first truly global launch.”

Standard Edition, Collector’s Edition, and Digital Deluxe Edition Contents

Mists of Pandaria is available now on DVD-ROM for Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 and Macintosh® at a suggested retail price of $39.99 USD. The expansion is also available digitally directly from Blizzard’s World of Warcraft website (www.WorldofWarcraft.com), also priced at $39.99 USD.

A special Collector’s Edition packed with bonus items is also now available exclusively in retail stores at a suggested retail price of $79.99 USD. In addition to the game disc, the Collector’s Edition contains:

  • A World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria behind-the-scenes DVD and Blu-ray two-disc set including over an hour of developer interviews and commentary
  • The World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition soundtrack CD
  • The Art of Mists of Pandaria, a 208-page hardback tome including never-before-seen artwork from the development process
  • A special-edition World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria mouse pad featuring Chen Stormstout, the legendary pandaren brewmaster
  • World of Warcraft Imperial Quilen flying mount and Lucky Quilen Cub pet, StarCraft® II Battle.net® portraits, and Diablo® III banner sigil and accent
In addition, for the first time, World of Warcraft players have the option to purchase a special Digital Deluxe version of Mists of Pandaria (suggested retail price $59.99 USD) via the World of Warcraft website (www.WorldofWarcraft.com) or by purchasing an activation code at select retailers. The Digital Deluxe edition includes a full digital copy of Mists of Pandaria as well as the digital items from the retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition. Players who purchase the standard edition digitally or at retail will have the option to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe version at any time (for as long as the standalone Digital Deluxe version remains available) for an additional $20 USD.

Mists of Pandaria Game Features

In World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, warships of the Alliance and Horde clash off the coast of a long-lost continent, signaling the start of a new era of discovery and conquest in the history of Azeroth. As players storm the shores of this exotic new frontier and begin to explore its mysteries, they'll encounter brave new allies, unearth ancient secrets, and play their part in reigniting the long-brewing conflict between the Horde and Alliance on a strange battlefield far from home.

Mists of Pandaria offers a wide variety of content for new and returning World of Warcraft players. Features include a new playable race (the pandaren) with its own starting zone and quests, a new character class (the monk), and an expansive new continent for players to explore as they adventure to the new level cap of 90. The expansion also includes a host of new gameplay elements designed to give players even more ways to enjoy the game, including scenarios -- a flexible new kind of cooperative PvE trial; challenge modes, which offer high-prestige rewards for mastering Mists of Pandaria's 5-player dungeons; and an all-new pet battle system.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is available today for either $39.99, $59.99, or $79.99 depending on which version you choose. Check out the links below for more information.

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World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria



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Teddy Floppy Ear: The Race Roars Onto Mac Game Store
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Teddy Floppy Ear: The Race is one of the latest game titles available from Mac Game Store. Forever Entertainment's kart racing title features cute characters, five tracks, ten karts, four levels of difficuilty, and five game modes.

Fling yourself into the cutest racing action ever. People of Animalville got a karting fever and you must help one of them succeed. Take the wheel, choose a kart, decide which character from 'Teddy Floppy Ear’ universe you want, and start the wild ride! Compete all day long on nightly and daily tracks that span around the beautiful and colorful countryside. Play in one of many modes including Time Attack and Racing Season. Use power ups to gain advantage or slow down your opponents. Improve your vehicle’s appearance by tuning.

Can you become the best driver in Animalville’s history?

Features:

  • Five diverse racetracks, each one in a different location and in a day and night version
  • Ten karts based on the popular cars from “behind the Iron Curtain”
  • Four levels of difficulty
  • Five game modes for diverse experience
  • Collectible power-ups
  • Tuning to improve kart appearance
  • Unlockable vehicles such as the unique Syrena Sport or a mighty Ursus Tractor
  • Hours of entertainment included
Requirements:
  • OS: 10.6 or later
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel or higher
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM or higher
  • Hard Disc Space: 1.5 GB space free
  • Video Card: 512 MB Nvidia or ATI graphics card
Teddy Floppy Ear: The Race is available now for $4.99 (USD).

Teddy Floppy Ear: The Race
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Telepath Tactics Delayed, Single Player Campaign Details
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Sinister Design has posted a new blog article about development on Telepath Tactics, this time announcing that the game will not meet its Winter 2012 target and revealing more information about the game's single player campaign. Set in the world of the Telepath RPG universe, the turn-based multiplayer tactics game will feature support for up to six players in hotseat mode, a new art style, redesigned UI, and a new combat engine.

I’ve made more dramatic changes on the single-player campaign front. In particular, I’ve added a lightweight scripting system to character dialog that will let me (and you!) do all kinds of fun stuff in addition to making characters say things during cut scenes. Move characters around on-screen; rotate them to face whoever they’re addressing; spawn them; remove them from the scene; make them join or leave your team; or even kill them outright. This power is now in your hands!

I’ve also implemented persistent character death in the campaign. Death occurs in a style that I’m calling perma-non-lethal K.O. Basically, characters don’t actually die: they just suffer injuries that prevent them from ever fighting again. It operates in the same way as permadeath as far as the battles are concerned, but it won’t prevent characters from saying their lines during cut scenes. It’s the best (which is to say, the easiest to implement) of all possible worlds.

Finally, I’ve done a lot of work on the campaign’s story. I’m quite pleased with how the characters are developing–there’s a lot of sharply worded drama here. I’d say more, but I’d prefer to avoid spoilers for the time being.

Click over to the site below to read more.

Telepath Tactics September Update
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Circus World Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Excalibur Publishing recently announced the release of its Circus World management simulation. In the game 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.

Starting your business in the UK with nothing more than a field and a circus tent, you’ll invest in growing your attractions and revenue by completing a variety of management duties. Set ticket prices, adjust the cost of merchandise and even take out a loan when things get tough.
  • Take your cities across the world with 80 different locations
  • Avoid bad weather when booking venues
  • Invest and maintain side shows to bring in extra revenue and audience appreciation
  • Hire circus performers and sell them to rivals to make a profit
  • Be vigilant about your performer‘s health; pushing them too far could lead to an injury
Out now, prove that you can rise to the big top and create a spectacular show?
For more information follow the links below.

Circus World


Mac Games News for Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse Gets Funded6:00 AM
Diablo III Patch 1.05 Q&A6:00 AM
Sanctum Now Available At MGS6:00 AM
The Witcher For Mac Updated6:00 AM
 
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