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The Elder Scrolls Online New Gameplay Trailer Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios recently released a new The Elder Scrolls Oniline gameplay trailer for the E3 2013 event. The game will bring the popular Elder Scrolls universe into the massively multiplayer realm for the first time.

The Elder Scrolls Online will be the first Elder Scrolls title to be played online after nearly 20 years of offering these best-selling, award-winning fantasy role-playing games for single player only. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim® is the most recent chapter of the Elder Scrolls story. Skyrim, developed by Bethesda Game Studios, was released in November 2011 and enjoyed worldwide critical and commercial success. As the follow-up to the 2002 Role-Playing Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind®, and the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, Skyrim earned hundreds of ‘Game of the Year’ awards and has sold over 20 million copies.

The Elder Scrolls Online, is being developed for the PlayStation4 system, Xbox One, PC, and Mac by ZeniMax Online Studios. The studio is headed by industry veteran Matt Firor who has more than 20 years of online game development experience. Working with Matt is a team of highly regarded developers who have created some of the best known online games ever released..

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Rescue Team 3 Now At MGS
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Mac Game Store has increased its catalog of games with the introduction of Alawar Entertainment's Rescue Team 3 to the store. The third title in the series once again puts players in control of rescue workers struggling to rebuild three islands damaged by devastating weather.

Save the day as the leader of the Rescue Team, a group of life-saving pros trained to swoop in and sweep up in the wake of a natural disaster! When a tornado tears up a group of once tranquil islands, the mayor calls the Rescue Team to dig his people out of the debris. There's just one problem: The greedy fat cat has been skimping on building codes and skimming the town treasury, so he needs discretion as the crew rescues disaster victims and gets the islands up and running again.

Use strategy to figure out the quickest way to clear debris, repair the infrastructure, and restore damaged buildings. Make good use your resources as you gather the food, materials, and the money you need to fund your operations. And do your best to unlock every achievement and earn a gold medal on each of the game's 40 levels. Easy to play, challenging to master, and packed with fun, Rescue Team 3 is the best one yet!

Features:

  • 40 levels
  • Ten buildings
  • Three rescue assistants
  • Three kinds of transport
  • In-game tutorial
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or better
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 64 MB 3D video card
Rescue Team 3 available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Puzzle Out The Patchworkz At Mac Game Store
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Big Fish Games' Patchworkz is now available for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The latest version of the puzzler features a new look, new puzzle designs, and the all new Fever mode for those who crave a little competition.

The insanely entertaining puzzler is back, featuring a fresh look and tons of all-new puzzles. Relax and enjoy gorgeous puzzle designs made from materials such as glass, wood, fabric, stone, metal and paper. If you crave a bit of competition, you can test your skill in the exciting new Fever Mode! A mix of lightning-fast game play and a scoring system that rewards patience and precision allows you to pick up and play for five minutes… or five hours. This isn’t your ordinary puzzle game - it’s much, much more!

Features:

  • Charming new look
  • Gorgeous puzzle designs
  • All-new Fever Mode
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 181 MB HD Space
Patchworkz is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Manage The Spirts For Fun And Profit In GhostControl INC
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

An IMG reader recently emailed us about Applications Systems' Kickstarter campaign to fund GhostControl Inc., a game which draws inspiration from Ghostbusters, X-Com, and business sims. Planned for release on Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, the title will give players the chance to build a team of ghost hunters and manage both business goals and strategic ghost hunting battles.

Let’s be honest - a ghost in your house can be a real pest. For centuries we have accepted hauntings as unexplained phenomena which we can do little to stop. Side affects of living in a haunted home can include sleepless nights, headaches, smog everywhere and in some cases even physical damage in the house.

Enough is enough, with your help we intend to put an end to these paranormal pests. Build, manage and develop your own team of talented ghost hunters.

With the income from your team’s work you can equip them with some amazing gadgets, but manage your budget with care not everything is as useful as it may appear. Hunt your customer's ghosts down – property damage should be kept to a minimum. Take on the ghosts, follow the map, take in the lovely sites and stunning landmarks.

Be the hero of the day and save the city!

With GhostControl Inc. you'll get:

  • True, challenging turn-based strategy gameplay.
  • Get the FULL game in a box or as a download, depending on your pledge.
  • No DRM. No “always-on” necessity.
What’s In The Game?
  • Loads of ghost hunting with various equipment
  • Team management and strategic investment decisions
  • AI driven competing teams
  • A London city map with famous landmarks
  • Tons of humour in text messages and game action

The game starts by building a team. Select the right guys, hand them a ghost-gun, a few traps and a sensor and purchase a car. Now all you need to do is wait for the first call and off you go. Riding through the city, it depends on you and the competing teams cars to be first at the scene of the spook.

Having arrived, you enter the building and use your sensors (or eyes) to search for the haunting ghost. Split your team up or go as a team, it's up to you. In best X-Com manner, your up to five team-members seek and entrap the troublemaker. But take care: Using nuclear powered ghost-guns in a residential building can cause lots of damage. Try to do as little harm as possible to the rooms or you'll end up paying a bill instead of earning cash.

As the game progresses more and more equipment will become available and you will encounter more challenging troublemakers. If your business ends up in bankruptcy try again and sort out your strategy!?
We’ve worked hard to ensure the game is full of surprises, we’ll make you jump, we’ll make you laugh, hopefully the ghosts wont make you cry. There’s plenty of content to keep you on your toes and entertain you along the way to your first million!

As with any business you’ll start with some pretty basic equipment, reengineered vacuum cleaners, I mean ghost cleaners and similar. As you start to capture ghosts you’ll build up pile of cash to enable you to upgrade and buy more equipment.
Purchase equipment wisely and load it into the car of your choice.

But be aware not all the gadgets are as useful as they look, a used-underwear trap probably wont be suitable for all types of ghost! If you purchase a 3G-Comm receiver remember to check that your traps meet the IEEE-SensoTrap standard or they wont be able to benefit from the power of the 3G-Comm receiver. As you get more and more equipment we have cool devices like Riff Raff Inc.’s ‘Shrink-em Further’ to help you squeeze even more ghosts and ghouls into your traps. If this all makes sense great, otherwise ignore us and enjoy learning about these great tools yourself, by backing our project.

We'll send you occasional messages with either funny stories or useful information for your strategy. They will be delivered to your ingame-smartphone (or your real smartphone: see stretch goals). We are putting a lot of energy into writing up hundreds of unique news messages - literally. The news is about spooky sightings, interesting narrations, equipment-news as well as, from time to time, completely useless nonsense. They are picked randomly and if you are lucky you will get really useful tips. Because of that large pool of messages you shouldn't see the same message twice even if you play several times.

In addition we've written some phone dialogue that mix in with the emergency calls. You may have to make some serious decisions from these conversations, but hopefully some will just make you laugh.

Using our custom-made genetic algorithm, GhostControl Inc. will deliver you with almost unlimited numbers of unique rooms to clean, giving you a new experience every time you play. Using thousands of individually created game-sprites, we have created a bazillion of beautiful and logical combinations of rooms and inventory, automatically regenerated each time you enter a new building.

Application Systems is hoping to reach its £7,500 goal before the July 6 deadline. Check out the page below for more information.

GhostControl INC Kickstarter


Mac Games News for Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Knights Of Pen & Paper Draw June 18 Release Date6:00 AM
Leviathan: Warships Reviewed6:00 AM
Rampage Knights Combat Moves In Progress6:00 AM
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