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Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Roars Onto Macs Today
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Feral Interactive has announced today as the release date for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing for the Mac, available exclusively on the Mac App Store. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing brings SEGA mascot Sonic the Hedgehog and 21 other favourite SEGA characters to the Mac platform for the very first time.

“We’re thrilled to bring Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing to the Mac with an enhanced online multiplayer experience,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “Game Center is potentially a great step forward for Mac gaming and Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is the perfect game for it”.

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Eggman, Tails, AiAi the monkey and the rest of the cast race to the checkered flag in cars, motorbikes, planes, hover cars and even a “banana mobile”! Tracks inspired by SEGA’s celebrated game worlds, including Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Monkey Ball, range from medieval castle ramparts and lush rainforests to downtown Tokyo and even a gravity-defying casino!

To stay ahead of the competition, players can use secret shortcuts, devious weapons and devastating power-ups liberally sprinkled along each track. Each character comes equipped with their own game-changing “All-Star Move” such as Sonic’s “Super Sonic” and Dr. Eggman’s “Missile Madness”.

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing will support online multiplayer for up to four players using Apple’s Game Center technology, as well as player achievements and iCloud syncing.

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is the first Sonic game to to be published on the Mac, with the second, SEGA Superstars Tennis, to follow this year.

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing for the Mac will retail in North America for US $24.99, £17.49 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €21.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe.

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Cities In Motion 2 Now Available
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Paradox Interactive's Cities in Motion 2 is now available to purchase at Mac Game Store. Building and expanding on the original Cities in Motion transit simulation game, Cities in Motion 2 offers a variety of new features, including the addition of both co-operative and competitive multiplayer modes.

Cities in Motion 2 is a transit simulation strategy game, where players are responsible for creating efficient, effective, and affordable public transportation systems for some of the world's most famous cities. By refining and implementing designs for their transit networks, ambitious urban engineers will guide their cities to growth and prosperity while upgrading and maintaining many different vehicle fleets, from buses to ferries to subways.

  • Growing, dynamic cities with picturesque day-and-night cycles, which adapt to affordable transit with new housing and commercial development
  • More vehicles and design options, including roads with dedicated bus lanes and player-managed timetables for transit systems
  • New multiplayer game modes, allowing players to co-design the city of their dreams – or compete for the renown of their citizens
  • Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 2 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS
    • Any Intel
Cities In Motion 2 is available now for $19.99 (USD).

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Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Ten Ton Hammer has posted a new preview of Blizzard Entertainment's 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.

In a lot of ways, Hearthstone is to CCGs as WoW is to MMOs. It takes an established genre, lops off anything that might be a bit too confusing for anyone not already deeply familiar with gameplay staples, and makes a highly polished, familiar experience out of it.

Since I wasn’t able to mess around with the deck building aspects of the game, it’s hard to say if the game will have enough depth to really stick in the long term, but at the same time it might not really even need to be a deep game to appeal to a broad audience. Just look at the proliferation of mobile and social games, or even how many formerly non-gaming households adopted the Wii, and that’s all you need to know about why Blizzard chose to keep things simple with Hearthstone.

Read more at the page listed below.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Staying Busy In Cyrodiil
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios have released a new article detaling features in the upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online, this time covering some of the activities players will be able to undertake in the game. In development for Mac and Windows PCs, the MMO will be the first Elder Scrolls game to allow gamers to explore the world of the fantasy series with others.

War between the Alliances rages across Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online, and the province of Cyrodiil is the site of the fiercest battles. Control of the Imperial City could turn the tides of the conflict, and each Alliance is keenly aware of its importance. Find out how you’ll be able to aid your Alliance as it vies for the Ruby Throne.

You’ll be able to help push your Alliance towards victory in Cyrodiil in a variety of ways (not just through defeating other players), and we want to shed some more light on the details in this two-part article. In this first installment, we’ll discuss the various activities you can participate in while in Cyrodiil, Campaigns and how they work, and the kinds of rewards you’ll earn. Let’s get started!

Learn more at the links below.

Elder Scrolls: Conflict In Cyrodiil Part 1
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Divinity: Original Sin Mac Version Delayed6:00 AM
First Screenshot Of Torment: Tides Of Numenera6:00 AM
New Moebius Website Unveiled6:00 AM
Poker Night 2 Bringing New Character Crossovers This April6:00 AM
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