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IMG Reviews F1 2012
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Feral Interactive's F1 2012. The Formula One racing simulation game was developed by Codemasters Birmingham and published by Codemasters for consoles and PC, F1 2012 is the follow-up to F1 2011 and F1 2010.

Here's an excerpt:

F1 marks yet another franchise returning to the Mac, this time after a brief absence of one year. As with other yearly sports franchises, you may wonder what there could possibly be to add. Well be prepared, because there are a slew of new features adding hours of unique gameplay to your experience. In addition to updating the game so the information is current for 2012 in terms of drivers and courses, a new Career mode lets you start from the beginning, learning the basics of open wheel racing and working to earn your way onto a racing team before taking on the best drivers in the world. F1 also allows you to jump in a race on any track, pit yourself against specific drivers, and many other options sure to give you your need for speed fix.
Read the full review at the page listed below.

IMG Review: F1 2012
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Harebrained Tells Us What The Matrix Is
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Harebrained Schemes recently revealed some new footage showcasing development of the upcoming Shadowrun Returns RPG. The new video shows how the company plans to present the Matrix, a virtual reality environment in which players can interact with Shadowrun's electronic world to accomplish missions.

A Decker's Matrix avatar is automatically created based on his or her "meat-world" appearance. Every three turns a decker’s avatar takes in the cyberspace equals one turn the rest of the party gets in “meat-world”. (Things moves faster in there!) While the decker’s consciousness is running around cyberspace, his body is inert in the real world and the rest of the party needs to defend him until he returns. To exit a Matrix LAN, the decker needs to leave from the same portal he entered or eject and suffer dumpshock damage to his physical body.

As the decker’s avatar navigates a Matrix LAN node, it will encounter Intrusion Countermeasures (IC) which will attack him. To fight the IC, the decker uses computer programs and deploys ESP - Expert System Programs - which are “independently operating artificial life simulations”. ESP operate under the player’s control and each has its own abilities.

The decking skill is used to derive the decker’s “to-hit” calculation and the ESP subskill determines the power of his ESPs. The decker’s cyberdeck determines how many and what level of programs can be taken into the Matrix. There are a variety of different programs for attack, defense, buffing, and debuffing. The cyberdeck is also the decker’s first line of defense - damage the decker takes is first applied to the deck which has its own equivalent of health points called IP. But Black IC or attacks from enemy deckers can damage the decker directly. Every Matrix LAN has an alarm threshold and every action the decker takes within the LAN moves him closer to that threshold. When an alarm is tripped, it might trigger the arrival of Black IC, an enemy decker, or bad things back in the meat-world.

View more at the page below.

Shadowrun Returns: There's Something About Decking
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I Am Vegend - Zombiegeddon At MGS
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I Am Vegend - Zombiegeddon from LAYERNET GmbH is now available to download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The arcade title challenges players to take control of the Vegendary Heroes in a battle for survival against birds, pigs, and zombies. I Am Vegend features 45 missions, 11 superfighters to control, a host of enemies to defeat, and tough bosses to conquer.

Captain the Vegendary Heroes, survive the Zombiegeddon and take revenge upon the birds, the pigs, and the zombies! Enjoy this mind-blowing travesty of mobile game hits! - Enemies have joined forces to destroy all plants! They trample down young innocent seedlings, besiege the allotment and steal the seeds! Take charge of Vegendary Heroes special fertilisation squad and box the blighters mugs! To win, you will have to use anything that can shoot – and you'll find that nearly everything CAN! - The final battle will require total involvement: baste the birds with tomatoes, take advantage of carrot ordnance, chop zombies and sprinkle on the salad to watch your green-as-grass recruits grow into seasoned sergeants.

Features:

  • 11 superfighters, each with a unique fighting style (and potential for development!)
  • A host of enemies endowed with various abilities (any resemblance to famous persons is entirely coincidental
  • 45 fascinating missions: base defense, hostage rescue, carpet bombing, etc. (we won't leek [gettit?] any more secrets for fear of spoiling your pleasure!)
  • Elementary controls – you shoot where you tap!
  • And if that doesn’t fill your boots - for afters we got screwby bonuses and SUPER BOSSES!
I Am Vegend - Zombiegeddon requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later and is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Take The Road To India From Mac Game Store
6:00 AM | IMG News | 1 comment

Anuman Interactive's Road to India is now available for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The point-and-click adventure game puts players in the role of Fred, a young American student attempting to rescue his girlfriend from a group of kidnappers. Road to India features 360 degree vision technology, famous locations, and a storyline which switches between dream worlds and reality.

A young Indian woman, Anusha, is snatched from the streets of new Delhi, right in front of Fred, her fiancé. This is the young American student’s first trip to India. He came to meet her parents. Now he only has one thing on his mind: Save his beloved from the claws of her captors - members of a brutal cult of thugs and worshippers of Kali.
On his journey, Fred suffers from disturbing dreams in which he is propelled into the very heart of traditional Indian life, a deep contrast of what he is experiencing in his waking moments.
As he delves further and further into both worlds, he gets ever closer to his betrothed, but if he is to reach his goal, he’ll have to face up to a series of challenges... situations that are becoming increasingly difficult... and dangerous.

THE GAME
A Point&Click adventure using 360° vision technology in every scene.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Several gaming environments created in the most fascinating, oriental backdrops: New Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Kali Temple
  • Varied object combinations and puzzles
  • A breathtaking storyline which effortlessly switches between dream worlds and reality.
Road to India requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later and is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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