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Wurm Online Updated
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Code Club has announced the release of a new update for its MMO game, Wurm Online. Version 1.1 includes a number of bug fixes, performance improvements, new game features, and enhancements to the game’s depth and accessibility. A new developer diary video explaining the details of the patch has also been released.

In development since 2003, Wurm Online is described as a java-based MMO sandbox survival fantasy game which allows players to "set their own goals in a complicated and extensively modifiable world inhabited by other players."

"We have always tried to make Wurm a beautiful and persistent world. This update has helped us to achieve that aim, because players can now enjoy the game at much higher graphical settings with much better performance."

He added, “In the past we have had problems with performance and graphical quality, but this update fixes many of those problems based on suggestions from our players.”

These fixes include improvements to the game client, so that it now uses graphics processor power more effectively rather than relying on CPU. In addition, a multitude of minor bug fixes have improved overall game experience.

Included in the release were a number of highly anticipated features including an all-new sorcery and mystical abilities system, the ability to modify existing structures, an overhaul of the foraging and botanising system and a number of other features.

The patch also brought a number of aesthetic changes, including updated creature models, new constructible fence types, player creatable tabards, decorative items and visible mount equipment.

New, high quality incidental game music was included in the patch, and further information regarding the composer and future music expansions will be released in due course.

This update marks the first major release since Wurm Online officially reached version 1.0 on December 12th 2012.

More About The Game:

Wurm Online is a totally unique, highly accessible online wilderness MMORPG that will drag you in, shake you up and down, bite you, annoy you, drive you completely mad and leave you wondering why you didn’t find it a million years ago!

Both PvP and PvE server clusters are available. On the Freedom PvE cluster, you can enjoy a peaceful life being eaten by bears in the woods. One of those servers offers opportunities to get a taste for fighting with other players, though. The Epic PvP cluster offers a lot of opportunities to fight and compete with other players. It also has bears, so watch out! You can transfer your account between the clusters at any time, skills and items do not transfer but are kept intact.

Playing is easy. Just register for free and then download the Java client and packages by clicking on the Play! button on the site. Oh, you need Java, but there is a handy link for Java up to the right. Java is, of course, platform-independent, which means you can play Wurm on Linux, Mac, and even Windows!

Creating an account is free and you can play free of charge for an unlimited amount of time* with restricted abilities. If you want to buy premium membership to unlock high skill levels, just go to the shop and buy premium for 8€ per month any time you like. When premium time runs out, your skills get limited until you purchase premium again. It really is that simple.

What can I do in Wurm?

  • Explore huge, diverse landmasses extending over 512sq km in total!
  • Modify the terrain; dig, raise, flatten and sculpt the land around you!
  • Make your home on either the PvP or PvE server.
  • Craft and use thousands of unique items.
  • Wage war on other kingdoms, and lead yours to victory.
  • Discover and fight over religious artifacts on the PvP server.
  • Capture and breed animals from the environment.
  • Train 133 Skills, 10 Player Characteristics, and 3 Religion Characteristics.
  • Follow one of four unique deities and religions.
  • Hunt creatures such as the unique red dragon, forest giant, kyklops, troll king and others!
  • Become a priest or champion of your religion and learn powerful spells and enchantments.
  • Choose one of five meditation paths and take advantage of special meditation abilities.
  • Earn as many of our 200+ skill and achievement titles as you have time for!
  • Mount various creatures, from horses and carts to unicorns, bears and even dragons!
  • Construct, crew or even captain six different ship types with other players, from small rowing boats to impressive caravels.
  • Build a variety of structures, from guard towers to stone houses to fences and statues.
  • Found your own settlement wherever you desire; own land, build a farm, a castle, or perhaps an entire village!
  • Pave roads to connect settlements and plant signs to improve local infrastructure.
  • Live off the land by creating fields to farm a variety of crops including potatoes, garlic, cotton, wheat, strawberries, pumpkins and more!
  • Cook food using a huge range of ingredients.
  • …and much more!

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Fields Of War Now At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Fields of War from Thermal Erosion is now available for purchase at Mac Game Store. Still in beta, the massively multiplayer third person shooter focuses on large scale battles, territory control, skill, and team play.

Fields of War is a massive multiplayer third-person-shooter focused on large scale battles, territory control, skill and most importantly team play.

The players are divided into two factions, North and South, coming from different climates and landscapes, and fight over control of the entire land.

Features:

  • A persistent world, hosted on our servers.
  • Up to 200 players per instance.
  • AI bots replace absent players.
  • Five distinct mech classes with different play styles.
  • Customize your mech’s colors and camo pattern.
  • Unified multi-platform account – buy once, play on any supported platform.
  • Cross-platform multiplayer.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • 3 GHz Dual Core Intel Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 300 MB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Fields of War is available now for $14.99 (USD).

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Restaurant Empire 2 Open For Business At Mac Game Store
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Virtual Programming's Restaurant Empire 2 is now available for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The game challenges players to build, cook, and hire their way to the top of the food business. Restaurant Empire 2 features a 16 mission campaign, two new enterprise categories, new themed restaurants, over 700 new interior objects, new German cuisine, new city locations, new performers to hire.

The sequel to the widely popular Restaurant Empire game takes you further into the depths and delights of the culinary universe than ever before.

Take part in an exciting world where the customers are fickle and the bounty in your cash register changes as quickly as their tastes.

With two handfuls of cash and a dream of stamping a legacy, build, cook and hire your way to the very top of the gastronomic biz, where tasty food is king and smart management reels in the dollar signs. And if you’re lucky, you just may go further than any other before you and cement your status as a true legend of cuisine…

Features:

  • A brand-new 16-misssion campaign that gives us a look at the ongoing story of the Leboufs, as they try to tiptoe through the minefield of marriage and the unique circumstances of professional success.
  • Two new enterprise categories: Coffee Shop and Dessert House that complements the existing Restaurant enterprise; with each category having over 130 unique delicacies, beverages and recipes to choose from. Together with French, Italian, American, and German recipes, there are over 600 recipes in total, offering a huge variety of food.
  • New themed restaurants ranging from the aquatic deep, exotic rainforest and motor racing takes the idea of “themes” to unprecedented heights. You’ve never seen restaurants looking this amazing before.
  • Over 700 new interior objects, brining the total number to 1400. There is more variety and fun than ever before in setting up, decorating and managing your very own restaurant. ?
  • Introducing the new German cuisine category of restaurants complimenting the existing foods and architectures of the French, Italians and Americans.
  • Munich, in addition to the triumvirate of Paris, Los Angeles and Rome is now yours to select as a destination to set up shop and expand your burgeoning business.?
  • Hire live performers to perk up your restaurant’s atmosphere, varying from concert soloists to rock bands and indoor circus performers, and set up their scheduled stints to entertain your valued guests at the right time of day.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1.8 GB HD Space
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    • Intel GMA X3100
Restaurant Empire 2 is available now for $14.99 (USD).

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Feral Launches First Podcast
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive has announced the debut of its first podcast, featuring comments and discussion from Feral staff. This time the podcast centers on the recent release of Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition, with answers to fan questions about the strategy title.

Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition is a sophisticated combination of real-time battle tactics and turn-based political strategy that immerses players in a meticulous re-creation of the Napoleonic Wars that wracked Europe in the early 19th century.

The game gives players the choice to either command Napoleon's Grande Armée and attempt to surpass the achievements of the Little Corporal himself, or else to lead one of the Four Great Powers: Great Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia allied against him. In "Napoleon's Campaigns" and the "Campaigns of the Coalition", players must combine political cunning with military endeavor in order to lead their nation to victory across the campaign maps of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

In addition to the campaign modes, Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition features "Napoleon's Battles", where players can fight famous battles such as Austerlitz, Trafalgar and Waterloo in the same conditions faced by Napoleon.

The Mac version of Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition comprises the base game and all the game updates, improvements and downloadable content, including The Peninsula Campaign, which sees Napoleon battle for control of the Iberian Peninsula against the allied forces of Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal. It also includes three unit packs, the Imperial Eagle Pack, the Coalition Battle Pack and the Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars Pack.

Head over to the link below to listen.

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