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Rome: Total War Update Adds Retina Support
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive recently announced the release of patch 1.3 for Rome: Total War Gold Edition. The update includes retina support, graphical enhancements, stability improvements, and improvements to artificial intelligence. In the game players take charge of one of three Roman families with the goal of increasing their power in Rome through diplomacy, economic skill, and war.

Rome: Total War - Gold Edition 1.3 brings many technological advancements to the provinces, including retina support, graphical enhancements, stability improvements and perhaps most excitingly of all, AI improvements including a fix for the notorious “Phalanx issue”.

To download the patch, Mac App Store customers will need to visit the Mac App Store and click on the "Updates" tab. Everyone else can simply open the Rome: Total War - Gold Edition application and follow the prompts to automatically update their copy of the game.

Read more at the page linked below.

Rome: Total War Update
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Raiden Legacy Blasts Onto Mac Game Store
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Plug In Digital's Raiden Legacy is now available for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The enhanced game compilation brings together Raiden, Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2, and Raiden Fighters Jet. Originally developed by Seibu Kaihatsu, the arcade shooter includes three modes, more than fifteen different ships to pilot, and a variety of enemies to blast.

Originally developed by Seibu Kaihatsu, each of these classic scrolling shooters has not only been authentically recreated, but also enhanced with brand-new features!

MORE OPTIONS!
Each RAIDEN LEGACY title includes three different modes: “Arcade Mode” (just like the original); “Mission Mode”, which allows you to play any unlocked stage; and “Training Mode”, which, true to its name, allows you to excel at your favorite stages and practice the most difficult ones!

MORE SHIPS!
15+ different ships, each with their own characteristics, stats, weapons, and specials! Also, some ships come complete with “charged shots” – useful for when the screen is 90% covered with enemies!

MORE CONTROLS!
Choose between two different touch modes: “Fast Touch” (Faster than the original game and improved for mobiles) or “Arcade Touch” (Just like the original – retrogamers will love it!). What’s more, you can customize your approach by putting the controls wherever you prefer on screen.

GET READY TO ROCK ‘N FIRE: RAIDEN LEGACY IS HERE!!

Features:

  • Play in full-screen, or keep the game’s original screen ratio thanks to “Original Mode” (note that your fingers will be outside the game area).
  • AutoFire: ON/OFF
  • Two difficulty modes: Medium and Hard.
  • Nine languages available: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese
  • Video filtering (for rich, smooth graphics)
  • iCade compatible
Raiden Legacy requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later and is available now for $8.99 (USD).

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Get Outta This Kingdom At MGS
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Outta This Kingdom from Alawar Entertainment is now available for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The kingdom building game puts players in the role of Rachel, a lost woman who must complete an epic journey and help rebuild a kingdom in order to find her way back home again.

Outta This Kingdom combines awesome time management fun with a kicking fantasy twist to create casual gameplay the whole family will love! When the beautiful Rachel and her wise-cracking cat unwittingly cross a dimensional rift and wind up in a colorful world teeming with magic, she joins forces with the handsome Jake to return home. To find the wizard who can send them back to their own dimension, they must complete an epic journey across many stunning environments, rebuilding a kingdom warring factions tore apart. Collect resources, build and upgrade villages and hire workers to complete these and other tasks. Along the way, you'll defeat Land Elementals, outsmart an Ice Queen and go toe-to-toe with Gingerbread Barbarians! Will you join Rachel and Jake on their grand adventure?

Features:

  • 45 levels
  • Six locations
  • 19 characters
  • 36 buildings
  • Tutorial
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1.5 GHz Intel Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 220 MB HD Space
  • 128 MB VRAM
Outta This Kingdom is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Rex Rocket Kickstarter Reaches Mac Funding Target
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Rob Maher's Kickstarter funding campaign for Rex Rocket recently surpassed a stretch goal target to release the game for Mac users. Rex Rocket is a 2D platformer adventure inspired by 8-bit classics. Players take the role of Captain Rex Rocket who must use a variety of weaponry and abilities to stop a bioengineered menace and a computer AI run amok.

What is Rex Rocket?

Inspired by the retro glory days of 8-bit games, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer brought into the 21st century. Paying tribute to classic NES games like Mario, Mega Man, and Metroid, old-school gamers will find Rex Rocket a breath of fresh air, stirring warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia. Rob and Tyler, two passionate indie game devs, have a mission to keep the world of retro games alive. Rex Rocket features one-of-a-kind handmade pixel art, over 100 handcrafted levels connected in an expansive starship filled with a wide variety of puzzles, enemies, hazards and bosses. To top it off, we have an an original, kick-ass chiptunes soundtrack by Saskrotch. Creating this universe and the memorable characters in this game has been a true labor of love.

What is it about?

Set in Earth's distant future, Rex Rocket references the classic story of Man vs. Machine. You play as Captain Rex Rocket, a former war hero who now spends his days transporting scientists around to the far reaches of the universe in his epic Star Cruiser, the S.S. Montana. The game begins on Earth with Rex and crew on a routine mission for the Council of Science - to transplant bio-engineered Terra-Oozlings to an uninhabited planet in the far away solar system of Washington. While the ship's crew are in cryo-sleep, all heck breaks loose when Terra-Oozings escape their tanks and cause the ship's main computer, LAUREN (Logic Analysis User Reactive Entity Network), to go insane. It's up to Rex Rocket to stop the computer, rescue his crew, and save the day!

What are the features?

  • Gamepad Support
  • Classic 2D gameplay
    • Fast, responsive combat
    • Upgradable Jet pack
    • Teleporting
    • Dashing
    • Wall Jumps
    • Regular Jumping! (DUHHH)
  • Guns, Guns, Guns!
    • UP7A Standard Issue Blaster
    • Tri-Bolt Laser Gun
    • Rail-Gun
    • Electro-5000
    • Magnum Missile Launcher
    • Auto-Laser
    • and more...
  • Grenades
    • Remote Detonator
    • Mini-Nova
    • Sticky
    • EMP
    • Concussive
  • Tons of hand-crafted levels
  • Enemies, Hazards, and Bosses
  • Interesting and challenging puzzles
  • Epic plotline and lovable characters
  • Secret areas and collectables
The Rex Rocket Kickstarter concludes on May 26. Learn more at the page below.

Rex Rocket Kickstarter


Mac Games News for Monday, May 20, 2013

Amiga Forever Emulator Coming To Macs6:00 AM
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Jagged Alliance: Flashback Kickstarter Nearing End6:00 AM
Sparkle 2 Announced6:00 AM
 
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