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S2 Games Upgrades Heroes Of Newerth Mac Client
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

On the heels of unveiling its new HoN Tour tournament S2 Games has launched upgraded game clients for the Mac and Linux versions of Heroes of Newerth, seeking to entice more players to participate in the multiplayer online battle arena. Both client revamps include integration of the HoN in-game browser, Awesomium, and a new updater for overall improved performance.

“We have really been focusing on broadening our community recently, and on making our tournaments accessible to as many different types of players as possible,” said Marc DeForest, co-founder and CEO of S2 Games. “The combination of HoN Tour and these two new clients opens up Heroes of Newerth to a huge new community and we’re really looking forward to having them join the action.”

Unlike many other clients for Windows-developed games, the new HoN clients were designed specifically for Mac and Linux, and went through significant testing before launch to ensure high quality player experiences. The new Mac and Linux clients will offer players a gaming experience on par with the current Windows client, enabling gamers to compete on an equal playing field both in and out of tournaments. The new Mac and Linux clients feature Awesomium integration, which includes HoN’s in-game web browser, used to connect players to HoNTV, game guides, and more. Both clients will also offer a new updater for faster patch downloads, and improved performance to a variety of other features.

The minimum system requirements for both clients are an Intel Processor, 1.5GB of RAM, a 128MB video card that is OpenGL 2.0 or GLSL 1.20 compliant, and an OS X 10.5 or later operating system.

Armed with their new clients, Mac and Linux players can register for HoN Tour individually or as teams of five or more at Registration for the HoN Tour Qualifier closes on October 17 at 11:59 pm EDT and the competition for over $300,000 begins on October 20.

For more information about the game follow the links below.

Heroes Of Newerth

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Ichi Brings One Button Puzzle Fun To MGS
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Mac Game Store recently announced that Stolen Couch Games's Ichi has been added to the web store's growing catalog of game titles. The one button puzzle game features over 60 levels to solve and provides players with the tools to build their own levels to share with other gamers.

Ichi is an easy to play but challenging one button puzzle game. Don't be deceived by the game simplistic look, it’s a brain twister for sure! Collect golden rings by rotating objects, using teleporters, breaking blocks and more. If that isn’t enough, the game includes a level editor that allows you to create your own levels and share them with anyone around the globe!


  • Fun and original one button gameplay
  • Over 60 brain-twisting puzzles!
  • Create and share your own levels!
  • Built-in level editor
  • 9000+ user-created levels
  • Mac OS X - 10.6
  • CPU Type - Intel Mac Only
  • CPU Speed - 1.5 GHz
  • System RAM - 1 GB
  • Drive Space - 150 MB
  • Video RAM - 32 MB
Ichi is available now for $1.99 (USD).

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Ubisoft Week Under Way At Mac Game Store
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Mac Game Store recently announced it is having a special UbiSoft week. From Thurdsay, October 4 until October 11, all UbiSoft games including popular hits such as Driver, Assasin's Creed II, Assasin's Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell are 50 percent off their regular price. The entire list of great UbiSoft games on sale ends at the stroke of midnight at 12:00 PM Pacific Time, October 11, 2012.

The entire list of great UbiSoft games on sale at 50 percent off includes:
  • Driver
  • Driver Deluxe Edition
  • R.U.S.E.
  • Babel Rising
  • Assasin's Creed II Deluxe Edition
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence
  • Heroes of Might & Magic V
  • Petz Catz 2
  • Petz Dogz 2
  • Petz Sports
  • Prince of Persia
  • Prince of Persia The Two Thrones
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids
  • Shaun White Snowboarding
  • The Settlers 7 Paths to a Kingdom: Deluxe Gold Edition
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe Edition
To check out the entire list of awesome UbiSoft games on sale, please visit the specials page. Hurry, Mac gamers, this sale ends at the stroke of midnight at 12:00 PM Pacific Time, October 11st, 2012. recently released the MacGameStore App, which provides a better and easier shopping experience to get the latest Mac games. MacGameStore has an extensive library of Mac Games with new games being added daily. This new app provides game screenshots, game trailers, community reviews, and game ratings. The app utilizes the cloud so games are downloaded extremely quickly and allows customers to store their games in the cloud.

Check out the link below to learn more.

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Crossing Over: Shogo Mobile Armor Division
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Inside Mac Games has posted the latest article in Justin Ancheta's continuing series of guides. The articles offer detailed instructions for running Windows versions of game titles which either never made it to Macs, or have Mac versions incompatible with recent OS releases. This week Justin turned his attention to Shogo: Mobile Armor Division.

Here's an excerpt:

There's something gloriously ridiculous about anime that, even when it's at its most serious, prevents it from ever being taken completely seriously. It's almost as if being an anime is, in and of itself, a license to get away with exploiting as many cheaply-executed, emotionally manipulative and logically outlandish tropes and stereotypes as possible. Yet, despite this, many such anime movies and series can do that while being undeniably charming and surprisingly entertaining. Not many other forms of entertainment can really pull that off to the degree that anime has, being able to cleverly get around the technological and practical limitations of its medium by allowing the viewer to inhabit a special space. A space where suspension isn't so much disbelieved as it is obliterated by a volley of drunken missiles, stomped on by a colossal 50-ft. robot, and squeezed to death between the mammary glands of a schoolgirl to whom puberty has been especially generous. When you think about it in that context, it makes perfect sense: why not put all of that into a computer game? Why not have a computer game about colossal robots and ridiculously overpowered weaponry?
Head over to the link below for the full article.

Crossing Over: Shogo Mobile Armor Division
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Hyperion Entertainment
Monolith Productions
Shogo: MAD

Mac Games News for Monday, October 8, 2012

Desert Stormfront Now At MGS6:00 AM
First Gameplay Footage For SimCity Revealed6:00 AM
S2 Games Launches New HoN Tournament Series6:00 AM
The TimeBuilders Pyramid Rising Available At Mac Game Store6:00 AM
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