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Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Blizzard Entertainment recenty unveiled its next gaming project, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Planned for release "soon" on Mac, Windows, and iPad, the free-to-play virtual card game will allow players to build decks centered around one of the nine Warcraft character classes. Duelists will go head to head in card battles for the chance to win new cards.

“We’ve always loved collectible card games at Blizzard, so it’s been exciting to bring everything we love about the genre to life in Hearthstone,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re putting a lot of focus into creating a fun new game that’s easy to pick up and play, but also has a lot of depth. We can’t wait to share it with everyone.”

Deceptively simple in design but epically engaging, Hearthstone will be instantly accessible to players regardless of their familiarity with Warcraft or collectible card games. Whether players prefer to wield magic or arms in battle, strike from the shadows or head on—or have never given any of that much thought—they’ll be able to jump right in, create a deck, and get in on the card-slinging action.

In addition to honing their skills in practice matches against the computer and taking on their buddies via their Battle.net® friends list, players can challenge each other in two competitive game modes. “Play Mode” features traditional head-to-head battles, with players facing off for a chance to increase their medal ranking and earn card packs along the way. And for a different type of challenge, players can enter “The Forge,” where they start each match by building a deck from a new set of cards, and then use that deck to duel other Forge participants. Aside from winning new cards, players will be able to round out their collections by purchasing new card packs or disenchanting some of their existing cards to craft the ones they’re missing.

With hundreds of cards to choose from, featuring a wide range of colorful Warcraft spells, weapons, and characters, players will have limitless possibilities for developing and fine-tuning their deck-building strategies.

More details about Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be announced as development progresses.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition Coming April 25
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments

Feral Interactive has announced that the award-winning strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition will be released on April 25. The Elite Edition includes the Slingshot and Elite Soldier Pack add-on content, as well as the Second Wave update. Developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games for Windows PC and consoles, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a re-imagining of the classic X-COM: UFO Defense.

“XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition is a wonderfully accomplished game,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “Its mix of genres is perfectly balanced and the gameplay is superbly realized. Mac strategy fans won’t want to miss this experience.”

XCOM: Enemy Unknown expands on the X-COM legacy with an entirely new story, enemies and technologies to fight hostile aliens and defend Earth. In XCOM: Enemy Unknown, players oversee combat strategies and individual unit tactics, as well as base management and resource allocation while playing as the commander of a secret global military organization, XCOM. With equal emphasis on deep strategy and intense tactical combat, XCOM: Enemy Unknown allows gamers to control the fate of the human race by defending against a terrifying global alien invasion.

The Mac release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the Elite Edition, and contains all previously released add-on content and updates. XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Elite Edition includes the Slingshot and Elite Soldier Pack add-on content, as well as the Second Wave update, which includes a series of gameplay modifiers that add further depth and flexibility to the campaign.

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Fester Mudd: Curse Of the Gold Available At MGS
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Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold from Replay Games is now available for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The adventure title, inspired by classics in the genre, puts players in the role of Fester Mudd, a reluctant hero who must find his missing brother before seeking a fortune in gold.

Roused from a life of sloth to reunite with his long-lost brother in search of unimaginable riches, reluctant hero Fester Mudd somehow manages to be intrepid but cowardly, ambitious yet lazy, dimwitted but brilliant.

In Episode 1, Fester hits the trail to join his brother, Bud, in the downtrodden town of Loamsmouth. But when Bud is found to have mysteriously vanished, Fester realizes that the journey will be far longer and more treacherous than he bargained for…and he must enlist the aid of an experienced gunslinger to help him make his way through Indian territory to track down both his missing brother and the gold that awaits them both!

But gunslingers don’t come cheap…and Fester must find a way to convince him to join him on the perilous quest.

This Episode sees Fester exploring Loamsmouth and surrounding territories. Along the way, he’ll meet and deal with an assortment of Old West roughnecks, flim-flammers, and other larger-than-life characters…and give adventure game fans a huge blast from the past!

Features:

  • Lush graphics and vivid sound effects that bring the Old West to life!
  • Classic adventuring interface allowing for sophisticated interactions!
  • Branching dialogues!
  • Dozens of classic inventory-style puzzles!
  • Overhead map for quick travel between regions!
  • An original soundtrack that perfectly evokes the era of Old West and Old School Adventure Games!
  • Cliffhanger ending that teases the next game in the series!
  • Countless jokes, gags, and tips-of-the-hat to the golden-age adventures of Sierra and LucasArts!
Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Double Fine Unveils Broken Age Website
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Double Fine and Tim Schaefer have unveiled the name of the company's Kickstarted point-and-click adventure title as well as a new website for the game. Broken Age follows the parallel lives of a boy and girl who will face unique challenges and encounter adventure.

Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster--but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under the care of a motherly computer, but he wants to break free to lead adventures and do good in the world. Adventures ensue.

Broken Age development began when we asked our community if they would help us create a classic-style adventure game without needing to rely on traditional publishers. It turns out they did.

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