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Telepath Tactics Status Update, New Demo, New Video
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Sinister Design has posted a new blog article about development on Telepath Tactics, revealing information about a variety of new features as well as an updated demo and a new video. 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.

Here are a handful of updates listed in the post:

Telepath Tactics now supports branching, scripted dialog: which means the game now also supports branching campaigns.

By far the biggest undertaking this past month has been improving enemy AI in Telepath Tactics. There are already a number of noticeable upgradesĖamong them:

  • AI characters now grab item sacks lying within reach, then continue their turns;
  • AI characters now intelligently use items sitting in their inventory;
  • AI characters with non-turn-ending attacks now continue moving after attacking; and
  • badly injured AI characters now flee in the direction of a friendly healer if they can reach one.
Iíve implemented Rally, a feature that simultaneously auto-moves all of your characters toward a point on the battlefield that you specify. (This massively speeds up turns where youíre too far away to engage with any enemy units!)
Click on the link below to read the rest of the update on the game's progress.

Telepath Tactics January Update
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Finding Fan Made Content For RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The Game Agent Blog has help for those looking to expand their gaming experience with Aspyr Media's RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum. The new blog post offers a collection of sites filled with fan made creations for the ride building sim.

With the re-release of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum on the Mac App Store thereís been renewed interest in this classic game around the Internet. One of the best aspects of the game was Atariís official Ride Exchange, which was a one-stop shop for sharing and downloading new user-created content for your game. This way you could experience the thrilling rides created by friends and strangers alike. Unfortunately, this official forum for sharing new content is now closed.

But wait, donít cry, fry your eyes RollerCoaster enthusiasts! GameAgent has scoured the web to find several fan-created sites that allow users of this game to continue to share their creations with other thrill seekers. However, it must be emphasized that utilizing these resources might be different for some of users relatively new to game mods or usually just rely on content from the Mac App Store. These fan-made additions require a little extra leg work to install and use properly. This means digging into the files on your computer and adding .zip files and other file types into subfolders within the RCT3 game folder.

Head over to the page below to read more.

Game Agent Blog: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum User Content
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StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Units Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has released another new video, this time showcasing the new playable units from the upcoming StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Planned for a March 12 launch the expansion for Blizzard's popular sci-fi RTS includes a new Kerrigan focused single player saga and a variety of new units to make use of in multiplayer warfare.

Welcome to The Hive Mind
You are Sarah Kerrigan, former Queen of Blades. Once the most feared entity in the galaxy, you now wait in a cell in the depths of a high-security research laboratory. Before the murderous forces of the Terran Dominion close in, you must plot your escape to the dark reaches of spaceÖ and reclaim your living empire at the Heart of the Swarm.

Command New Weapons of War
Deploy devastating new units across an ever-shifting battlefield. Incinerate advancing foes with the Hellbat, seize air superiority with the Tempest, engulf entrenched enemies with the Swarm Host, and much more.

Unleash Hell
Lead Sarah Kerrigan as she embarks on a path of furious vengeance. Evolve your brood for maximum devastation, unlock latent psionic powers, and swarm from planet to planet aboard your moon-sized zerg Leviathan.

Join The Global Battle
Experience the next evolution of StarCraft IIís global community on Battle.net. Join co-op games with friends, player near-limitless mods in the Arcade, and marshal your forces across ranked and unranked brackets for every level of play..

Check out the new video at the link below.

StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Preview Footage
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The Pop Culture References Of Borderlands 2
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

A recent post on the Game Agent Blog offers a rundown of the pop culture references when playing Borderlands 2. The sequel continues the series trademark blending of first person shooter and role playing game elements with action packed gameplay and zany humor.

Most great artists find some way to tip their hat to those that came before them and the things that inspired them along the way. Call it pop culture references or homage; itís a great treat for those that catch it. For all those pop culture junkies, Borderlands 2 has more pop culture references tucked into it than a whole season of Family Guy. Some instances are subtler than others, and some are perhaps coincidence but weíd like to think they arenít, because they bring us geeky glee. These are but a taste of all the clever nods that await you in the game.

WARNING: These probably contain spoilers. If you donít want anything ruined or want to the joy of discovery for yourself, donít read any further.

For the full article click over to the link below, but be aware that it includes a variety of storyline spoilers for Borderlands 2.

Game Agent Blog: Pop Culture References Borderlands 2
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Mac Games News for Thursday, January 24, 2013

Boutique Boulevard Opens At Mac Game Store6:00 AM
Project Eternity Game Mechanics Update6:00 AM
The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Sign-Ups Begin, New Trailer6:00 AM
The Sims 3: 70's, 80's, & 90's Stuff Pack Released6:00 AM
 
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