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Wasteland 2 Early Gameplay Footage Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

InXile Entertainment has unveiled the first gameplay footage from its upcoming Wasteland 2 RPG, as well as some new artwork and a selection of music from the game. A sequel to the classic post-apocalyptic RPG of the 80's, Wasteland 2 will be a top down, turn-based, tactical RPG that the developers promise will "stay true to its roots."

You wanted a party and turn based RPG with tactical combat, and we are delivering that. The demo helps to show off action points, use of cover, enemy view cones, distance/height/enemy size/enemy speed affecting the chance to hit, ammo configurations, attributes changing the characters strengths and role, simultaneous party firing and more. And we are not done adding elements to make sure you are fully engaged in an interesting combat system. There is still plenty of time for you to comment on the combat system and to help us hone it in. Our goal is to build a very deep combat system, with the potential to dive in and fine-tune your damage-output and tactics, while not absolutely requiring that level of micro-management from all players.

If you played Wasteland 1, you will enjoy the many callbacks to the original, but at the same time there is no need of that knowledge. While certainly not a comedy you will get a healthy dose of the humor that gave Wasteland its charm.

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Wargame: European Escalation Coming Soon To MGS
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Focus Interactive's Wargame: European Escalation is available now to pre-order from Mac Game Store. The real time strategy war game puts players in command of over 350 different vehicles and units as the Cold War of the 80's escalates to World War III.

Wargame: European Escalation is an intense and spectacular Real Time Strategy game, where realism and strategy are brought to the front lines.

With a phenomenal range of vehicles and units (over 350 different models), build your army and enter a huge military campaign across Europe of the 80's, as the Cold War is about to become World War 3.

With the powerful IRISZOOM ™, Wargame offers breathtaking graphics and battles as spectacular as they are strategic. Prepare to bring hundreds of units of all kinds--tanks, helicopters, squad Infantry, etc.--under your command in intense battles on gigantic maps stretching up to 150 km˛!

Online service EugenNet© provides a full multiplayer experience with creation of clans, organizing games, and world rankings where up to 8 players can compete simultaneously in massive battles involving hundreds of units!

Wargame: European Escalation can be pre-ordered now for $34.99 (USD).

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The Sims 3: University Life Begins March 5
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Electronic Arts next update for the popular The Sims 3 franchise is scheduled to launch March 5 and is available now for pre-order. The Sims 3: University Life opens up a variety of new work and leisure opportunities for Sims as well as new areas to explore and new items to acquire,

Are your Sims ready for the time of their lives? Heading off to university opens up new opportunities, from social connections to career growth. From class activities to major-specific objects, your Sim will find new ways to learn! And university isn’t just about hitting the books. Join a protest, flirt at a bonfire party—there’s a lot to learn outside of lectures at the student union. With new locations like the bowling alley and SimBurger to explore, and new activities like juice pong and spray painting murals to enjoy, your Sims are sure to have the time of their lives!

Get Ready to Party!
Text books and study groups are a big part of university, but sometimes Sims just need to party! From hosting bonfires by the lake to doing juice keg stands at a dorm party, there are lots of ways to have a great time at university.

Make Connections and Network. There are three social groups on campus—the nerds, the rebels, and the jocks. Socializing with members of each group offers its own unique advantages, from unlocking dream jobs to an extra trait.

Tap into Your Defiant Side! Sims can express themselves by organizing or attending protests, creating murals and graffiti, and even cheating on exams.

Achieve Academic Excellence.
Learning is more fun than ever with new major-specific objects, from broadcasting your own radio show as a Communications student to assembling your skeleton as a Science major. Your Sims can also learn outside of the classroom through class activities, lectures at the student union, and joining in social activities.

Actions Matter.
Just like in real life, the decisions your Sims make across academics, socializing, and social groups affect each other in an interconnected way.

Reap Benefits After University too! Reach the top job in your career path more easily with faster promotions and a higher entry-level job for university grads. If your Sim becomes a legend with their social group, they may even land a dream job as an art appraiser, sports agent, or video game developer!

Explore the Campus and Town.
From striking out at the bowling alley to flirting with the barista at the Roasted Toasted Beans to browsing comic books at the Keith’s Komics, there’s a whole new town and campus full of places to explore.

The Sims 3: University Life requires The Sims 3 to play and is available now to pre-order for $39.95 (USD).

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Planning The Walking Dead Season 2
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Polygon has posted some comments from Telltale Games' CEO Dan Connors about the future of the company's The Walking Dead episodic game series, and the struggle to meet fan expectations in season two. Based on the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman, the adventure follows the story of a band of zombie apocalypse survivors.

"Anything is possible," he said. "We're talking through different scenarios, though I don't think we've talked through one where we just start with a new set of characters.

"For us it's just really important to make sure we are delivering on what people have played and liked in season one."

"You have to make a piece of content that is so compelling that people are waiting for it to arrive."

When speaking about the series, Connors tends to fall back on the vernacular not of video games but television. He sees a lot of similarities between the way people interact with an episode of The Walking Dead game and The Walking Dead television show.

"You have to make a piece of content that is so compelling that people are waiting for it to arrive," he said. "That was the beauty of The Walking Dead game — when an episode arrived people put down what they were doing and played it. That was very powerful. That required a very strong execution."

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Mac Games News for Monday, February 11, 2013

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