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Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Her Interactive's latest edition in the Nancy Drew adventure series is now available. Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device puts players in the role of the famous sleuth as she tackles the case of a murdered physicist involved in a top secret Tesla-inspired facility.

Fear lingers in a remote laboratory after a physicist's suspicious demise. A police investigation resulted in nothing except a case as cold as the secretive personalities and steel walls that enshroud a top-secret Tesla-inspired facility. That's why the lab owner asked you, as Detective Nancy Drew, to expose the terrifying truth about The Deadly Device!

Features:

  • Uncover Obscure Tesla Insights! Discover true facts about this unsung and eccentric physicist and inventor
  • Unlock Corporate Secrets! Interrogate coworkers as you examine multiple motives
  • Solve Ingenious Puzzles! Tinker with strange mechanical wonders created by Tesla
  • Play Addicting Arcade Games! Get a charge out of the new Aggregation puzzle game
  • Sneak into Off-Limits Areas! Talk, walk and unlock your way into secret places
  • Sleuth in the Day and at Night! Snoop or get the scoop from employees on day and night shifts
  • Choose Difficulty Levels! Play at Amateur or Master Sleuth level and erase mistakes without starting over
Requirements:
  • Intel Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Intel GMA X3000, ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300 graphics card or better
Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device is available now for $19.95 (USD).

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Combat Mission: Fortress Italy Updated
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Battlefront.com has announced the release of an updated version of Combat Mission: Fortress Italy. Version 1.01 provides a large number of improvements and fixes, including "dozens and dozens" of revised QuickBattle maps, new improved shaders, and textures.

The first in a "new family" of Combat Mission titles, CM:FI focuses on the Allied struggle to defeat Italy during World War II. The stand alone game gives players the chance to play as the American, Italian, and German forces in three unique campaigns.

Fortress Italy is a new "family" of Combat Mission games covering the Allied struggle to knock Italy out of the Second World War. This initial release deals explicitly with the battle for Sicily and sets the groundwork for future additions to simulate the hard fighting in the rugged terrain of "Europe's underbelly" up until the war's end in 1945.

The combat forces immediately available to players include the full range of historically available American, Italian, and German forces which fought in Sicily. In addition to the completely new Italian forces, both the American and German organizations differ significantly from those familiar to Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy players. Some of the highlights are elite formations such as:

  • Italian Bersaglieri
  • American Rangers
  • German Herman Göring Division
Of course, the time frame and units involved require equipment new to the Combat Mission series. A full list is available on the new Fortress Italy website, however here are some particularly fun gadgets to play with:
  • R-35 Light Tank
  • Semovente 90/53
  • Panzer Mk III
  • Grille
  • M3 GMC Halftrack
  • T30 HMC Halftrack
Players get to dive in and try these forces out in three (!!!) campaigns, one from the perspective of each national force (USA, Germany, Italy), a host of new stand alone battles, and of course the automatically generated QuickBattles. It won't take long for Normandy players to feel how different this time period and setting is from what they are used to. And the Italian forces are very interesting indeed! Squads the size of Platoons, almost no radios at all, few antitank weapons, proportionally few support weapons, and relatively light armored vehicles present even the best CM player with a lot of new challenges.
Learn more about the game and update at the links below.

Combat Mission: Fortress Italy 1.01
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Feral Puts The Gold In Empire: Total War Gold Edition
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

In a recent Facebook posting Feral Interactive has revealed steps to unlock a series of special saved games for the real time strategy title, Empire: Total War Gold Edition. The Gold Rush saves provide players with copious amounts of the shiny mineral to power their expansionistic plans.

As many of you reading this post will know, Empire: Total War - Gold Edition does not have any cheats, no gold (even though it’s the “Gold Edition” how confusing), no instant build, no Oliphants (see Rome: Total War, or indeed look out of the window on a misty Middle Earth morning).

Still, our blue-shirted technical wizards (they call themselves “engineers”, but we know better) often try and hide some cool features in the game. Because they started programming Empire after watching one too many Bond films, they decided they wanted...

GOLD.

Lots and lots of Gold.

After some forceful “beating” of the source code and many "special" versions of the game, (fuelled by elixir of a friendly forest redshirt), progress was made and nuggets of the "Gold Rush" saves emerged from the grainy pan of the source code.

Check out the link below for details.

Facebook: Empire Total War Gold Saves
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Summer Resort Mogul Now Building At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Alawar Entertainment's Summer Resort Mogul is now available for download and purchase from Mac Game Store. The simulation gives would-be entrepreneurs the chance to take a small resort from humble beginnings to world class status.

Create a world-class getaway in Summer Resort Mogul! Start small with a couple of bungalows and a restaurant, and then add movie theaters, dance clubs, swimming pools and more to entertain your guests. Once money starts rolling in, make smart decisions with regard to workers and supplies, upgrade the buildings you own to make them even more profitable, and do a little marketing, and before you know it, your resort will be second to none! Begin building your dream vacation spot today!

Features:

  • Three stunning resort locations
  • 45 meticulously detailed levels
  • 12 buildings to build and upgrade
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies
  • Interactive tutorial
Summer Resort requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Mac Games News for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Commander: Europe At War Grand Strategy 2.10 Update Released6:00 AM
IMG Reviews FTL: Faster Than Light6:00 AM
Tiny Troopers Free Zombie Mode Coming This Week6:00 AM
Where Angels Cry Comes To MGS6:00 AM
 
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