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The Showdown Effect Adds Free Content In New Update
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Paradox Interactive has announced the release of a free new content update for The Showdown Effect. The new DLC includes two new levels inspired by spaghetti westerns, two new characters in the form of British spy Thelma Vaine and cyborg Dr. Johnny Bionic, and a series of new costume pieces.

The Showdown Effect is inspired by 80’s and 90’s action movies "where champions from different eras of time fight to the death, for fun, for glory and for awesome." In the game players will battle for the upper hand using a variety of different weapons. The Showdown Effect features a multiplayer mode for up to 8 participants, multiple game modes, numerous heroes, and dynamic environments.

For gamers who are not players of The Showdown Effect, Paradox offers two suggestions on how to become players of The Showdown Effect: defeat a current player in a sword duel and absorb their immortality and game collection, or purchase The Showdown Effect in today’s Daily Deal on Steam at a hefty discount.

In today’s update players receive two new levels, South Eastwood and Fort Fiesta, inspired by classic ‘spaghetti Western’ films – with an unhealthy dose of 1980s monster movies mashed into the mix. The levels are available for free and will be immediately available to pick in both ranked and custom matches. Players will also meet two new characters: Thelma Vaine, British super-spy with a cloaking device and a sharp tongue – and Dr. Johnny Bionic, a cyborg who must fight every day to keep his drill-saw-arm from murdering all humans. These characters, plus a series of Reddit costume pieces, can be redeemed for free using in-game AC. An additional set of Western costume pieces can be purchased for a fistful of dollars.
Click over to the link below to view a new trailer showcasing The Showdown Effect's new content.

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Gun Monkeys Fight For Power This Summer
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Size Five Games recently announced a Summer release for its upcoming title, Gun Monkeys. Described as a "devastatingly-indie, Procedurally–Generated, Physics-based, Online Deathmatch platform game," Gun Monkeys puts players in charge of a modern power company which sends monkeys into a post-apocalyptic future to collect and return Power Cubes for use in the present.

"I needed a break from my next game, The Swindle,” said Size Five’s Chief Executive of Game Development, Dan Marshall. “I’d been working so hard on it for so long I was becoming frustrated, creatively. I decided to take a break and remake the very first game I ever made. The result, heavily tweaked, is GUN MONKEYS.”

In GUN MONKEYS, players take charge of a modern-day power company. In the distant future, a catastrophic experiment into Perpetual Energy obliterates all human life, leaving the world choc-full of free-for-the-taking energy. Your job is to send a legion of pleasingly-expendable monkeys forwards in time to collect Power Cubes and return them to present-day, all from the comfort of your PC. Sadly, it looks like one or two other entrepreneurs have had the exact same idea...

GUN MONKEYS will be available on PC, Mac and Linux.

Check out the link below to view a trailer and screenshots from the game.

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Teddy Floppy Ear - Kayaking Now At MGS
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Teddy Floppy Ear - Kayaking is now available for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. Forever Entertainment's child focused adventure is another entry in the Teddy Floppy Ear series, this time taking place during a kayaking trip Teddy takes with his friend Piglet. The game features non violent gaming and numerous puzzles designed to test a child's mathematical skills, eye-hand coordination, logical thinking, and perceptiveness.

Teddy Floppy Ear is a main character of series of adventure games for the children, based on the on famous polish cartoon.

Each game mixes entertaining adventure with a healthy dose of learning.
In "Kayaking" episode Teddy Floppy Ear takes advantage of beautiful, spring weather and goes on a kayaking trip with his friend Piglet. There he finds out that there is a problem with Mr. Catfish who acts a little too bossy, and needs to be taught a lesson in kindness. During his trip, our hero solves numerous puzzles testing child's mathematical skills, eye-hand coordination, logical thinking and perceptiveness.

Beautiful hand-painted graphics, soothing music, entertaining and violence free story keep your child occupied for hours.

Features:

  • Great for even the youngest children
  • Educational value
  • Absolutely no violence
  • Numerous mini-games for variety
  • Quest map which reflects player's advance
  • Subtitles as an option
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • 1GHz Intel Core Duo
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1.5 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
Teddy Floppy Ear - Kayaking is available now for $5.99 (USD).

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Discussing The Wolf Among Us
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Game Informer recently posted a new article about Telltale Games' upcoming next adventure, The Wolf Among Us. In cooperation with DC Entertainment the company is adapting Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series, FABLES, to a new gaming adventure available to on variety of platforms, including Macs, this Summer.

Telltale is ready for this challenge with a new project: The Wolf Among Us, based on Bill Willingham's Fables comic book series from Vertigo. In Willingham’s world, classic fairytales collide with reality. Every character is real, but lives in a separate world. Once an evil entity named the Adversary threatens their homelands, they flee to a place he would never look: our world. They hide among us with their powers intact, living an everyday existence, hoping to keep their secret under wraps. These famed characters also have a darker edge than the stories we’ve heard about them. Happy endings? Forget it. Prince Charming is a womanizing cheater, and Cinderella uses her good looks to exploit information as a spy.

Willingham’s dark interpretations have won him much fanfare, as the Fables series has topped the comic charts and won numerous Eisner awards. Imagining our favorite fairytales in a new light is a trend that is dominating popular culture right now. It breathes into our entertainment channels from movies like Snow White and the Huntsman, Jack the Giant Killer, Mirror Mirror, and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters to TV shows like Once Upon A Time and Grimm. Much like picking up The Walking Dead license right before the TV show started getting popular, Telltale is striking while the iron is just as hot with Fables. The company acquired the license at the same time as The Walking Dead, mainly because both series were dominating the bestseller lists for comics. Telltale focused on The Walking Dead first, but now it’s finally showing us the seedy side to the fables we’ve all grown up with. When we discuss The Wolf Among Us with Telltale, the excitement and confidence about the new project is palpable. “The Walking Dead has been getting a lot of attention; now it’s Fables’ turn to shine,” says CTO and president Kevin Bruner. “Everything just feels right about it for our next game.”

Check out the full article and the first screenshot at the links below.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, May 9, 2013

Diablo III Patch 1.08 Released6:00 AM
Leviathan: Warships Launched At MGS6:00 AM
Project Eternity Monk Revealed6:00 AM
Stonehearth Coming To Macs6:00 AM
 
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