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StarCraft II: Let The Spawning Begin
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment recently announced the addition of spawning to its popular sci-fi RTS sequel, StarCraft II. Now players who join a party will be upgraded to the level of the player in the group with the highest expansion for as long as they remain grouped, giving those who have yet to purchase the game or its expansion the chance to try out the latest features.

Many old-school RTS players remember what it was like to use one game disc to spawn in a second player. Back in the heyday of Warcraft II and the original StarCraft, you could bring a player (who didn’t yet own the game) into your game and play together. We called it Spawning, and we’re pleased to announce that Spawning is now available in StarCraft II.

Nowadays, anyone who hasn’t yet purchased StarCraft II can still play, thanks to the Starter Edition. While Starter Edition players have access to much of the game, there are many features that they previously couldn’t try before upgrading to the full game. Spawning closes that gap. Any player at a lower expansion level who joins a party that includes a player at a higher expansion level is Spawned up, and gets to play using the features and options of the highest expansion level for as long as they’re in a party together.

For example, when a Starter Edition player joins a party with a Wings of Liberty-level player, both are instantly playing Wings of Liberty. When those two players then join a party with a Heart of the Swarm-level player, they all immediately gain access to Heart of the Swarm content, and they keep that access until their party no longer includes any higher-expansion level players.

To celebrate this new feature, we’ve added a new Achievement and Portrait to the game. To earn them, all you need to do is play a game while in a party with a player who is being spawned to higher access.

You can check out our new Spawning page, and we’ll see you and your friends on the ladder soon!

Learn more at the link below.

StarCraft II Spawning
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StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty (add to watch list)
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SlideTapPop For The Golden Cubes
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Coderunners' SlideTapPop is available now for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The old school action puzzler features more than 140 levels, 2 unique game modes, 1 unlockable secret mode, and innovative controls.

SlideTapPop brings you the fun of old school puzzle action with a touch of modern magic. With it's awesome "Wrap Around" controls, you will interact with the game in new and exciting ways that you have not experienced before in touch puzzles.

Help Cubeboy, your CubeWorld guide, on his journey to find all the golden cubes in a beautifully 3d rendered world.

You will love the retro music, sound and feel of this highly addicting game.

Features:

  • MORE THAN 140 LEVELS
  • MULTIPLIER MADNESS!
  • PLAN AND POP, GET THE MOST OUT OF EACH LEVEL BY TAKING THE POP MULTIPLIER TO THE MAX
  • 2 UNIQUE GAME MODES + 1 UNLOCKABLE SECRET MODE
  • INNOVATIVE CONTROLS WITH AWESOME WRAP AROUND GAMEPLAY
  • FANTASTIC RETRO LOOK, SOUND AND MUSIC
  • A IN-DEPTH TUTORIAL BY CUBEBOY HIMSELF
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 1.5 GHz Intel Mac
  • 512 MB RAM
SlideTapPro is available now for $3.99 (USD).

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Building The Great Wall Of China At MGS
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Nordcurrent's latest title to arrive at Mac Game Store is Building The Great Wall of China: Collector's Edition. Available now for download and purchase, the time management game takes players on an epic journey across the Chinese Empire as they take charge of building the greatest structure known to mankind - The Great Wall of China.

Embark on an epic journey across the Chinese Empire and take charge of building the greatest structure known to mankind - The Great Wall of China - in this addictive time management game.

The Chinese Empire is in grave danger as the Nomads from the North threaten the wealth and prosperity of its lands. Kong Baotu, a smart and resourceful man, accepts the challenge to achieve the impossible. He commits himself to building the Great Wall that will protect China from the warlike barbarians. In return, he asks for permission to marry the Emperor's beautiful daughter, Fan Tanrui. Join Kong in his epic adventure! Help him save the Empire and marry Fan. Your journey will take you to the farthest reaches of China, through the emerald-green hills and treacherous rocky cliffs. In more than 40 levels, you will conquer the snowy mountain-peaks and cross the withering deserts. You will gather food and lumber, mine stone and iron, survive hurricanes and thunderstorms, all for the noble goal of completing the greatest building in the history of mankind – The Great Wall of China.

Collector's edition features:

  • Exciting bonus levels!
  • Gorgeous wallpapers!
  • Fantastic new mini-games!
Features:
  • Build the Great Wall of China
  • 40 levels in 4 unique locations
  • Dynamic and fast-paced gameplay
  • Multitude of upgradable structures
  • A vast variety of resources and power-ups
  • Gorgeous graphics
  • Exciting mini-games
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2 Ghz Intel Dual Core
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 148 MB HD Space
  • 32 MB RAM
Building The Great Wall of China: Collector's Edition is available now for $13.99 (USD).

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Enter The Conflict Of Pirates VS Corsairs: Davy Jones' Gold
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Anuman Interactive's Pirates VS Corsairs: Davy Jones' Gold is available now for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. Players enter the violent conflict between treasure hunting pirates and pirate hunting corsairs in this naval strategy game.

The pirates have embarked on a treasure hunt, and the corsairs have embarked on a pirate hunt.

Things won't end well!

Davy Jones' gold surfaces on its own, throwing the pirates-infested waters into turmoil.

Capture, pillage, rob and crush your opponents in this naval strategy game.

Play alone or with multiple players.

All aboard!!

Features:

  • A large marine map
  • A strategic war game
  • Action phases to resolve combats
  • Play in single or multiplayer mode
  • Local multiplayer or pass- n- play
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 1 GB RAM
Pirates VS Corsairs: Davy Jones' Gold is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Cognition: Episodes 1-3 Now Available
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The first three episodes of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller are available now at Mac Game Store. The mystery adventure comes from Phoenix Online Studios, which received some of the funds for the project from a successful Kickstarter campaign. Cognition puts players in the role of Erica Reed, a Boston FBI agent with the power to see the past. As she attempts to catch four different serial killers it becomes apparent someone knows about her power and is leaving clues only she can find.

Take on the role of Erica Reed, a Boston FBI agent with the power to see the past, as she follows the trail of four different serial killers, and a series of clues left for someone with her specific ability. Who’s leaving the clues? How do they know her secret, and what do they want from her?

Episode 1: The Hangman
Find out what the fate of Erica's brother is in the exciting first episode entitled: The Hangman. Get Erica's power under control as you go face to face against a dark serial killer as Erica risks her own life to uncover the mystery behind The Hangman!

Episode 2: The Wise Monkey
When someone close to Erica is kidnapped by the Wise Monkey, a serial killer fixated on the gruesome mutilation of their victims, Erica is in a race against time to save his life. With the Wise Monkey case in her hands and the FBI’s resources already stretched thin, she’s on her own to find the killer before it’s too late - again.

Episode 3: The Oracle
When a trail of clues—and bodies—lead Erica to the luxurious Enthon Towers, her post-cognitive powers leave her unable to escape the dark betrayals in its past. The shocking truth about the Oracle’s identity is revealed, along with the killer’s connection to Erica’s own tragic past. No longer sure who she can trust, if anyone, Erica is determined to find the truth, no matter what the cost.

Features:

  • Story consultant Jane Jensen
  • Art director Romano Molenaar
  • Award-winning soundtrack
  • Fully voice acted
  • Gorgeous graphic novel style cutscene art
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB Recommended)
  • 512 MB VRAM (1 GB Recommended)
  • Not Recommended for play on systems with shared memory below 1 GB
The Cognitions episodes are available now for $9.99 (USD) each.

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Cognition Episode 3: The Oracle (add to watch list)
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Buy Cognition Episode 2: The Wise Monkey
Buy Cognition Episode 3: The Oracle


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