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Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition Arriving November 15
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Beamdog and Overhaul Games recently announced an official release date for Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Scheduled to launch on November 15 the game will include the original Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and the Throne of Bhaal expansion, as well as four new party members, a variety of new areas to explore, the new Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay arena combat adventure, and a host of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Become a God.
    Kidnapped. Imprisoned. Tortured. The wizard Irenicus holds you captive in his stronghold, attempting to strip you of the powers that are your birthright.

    Can you resist the evil within you, forge a legend of heroic proportions, and ultimately destroy the dark essence that haunts your dreams? Or will you embrace your monstrous nature, carve a swath of destruction across the realms, and ascend to godhood as the new Lord of Murder?

    Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition brings this critically acclaimed role-playing experience to PC, Mac, iPad, and Android.

Dragons. Drow. Giants. Destroy them all.
    Lead your party of skilled adventurers into intense, tactical battles. Lure your enemies into deadly traps, call down magical meteors to smash them, and stop time itself to win the day. A diverse array of powers and abilities let you transform into a being of pure elemental force, or wield the might of the heavens with the Holy Avenger.

    Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition combines both Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. Bundled with the game on PC and Mac, and available as DLC on iPad and Android, are four diverse new characters, each with their own epic quest. Venture to the distant sands of Zakhara with your new companions, or lead them in a raid upon the home of the gods.

The Bhaalspawn Saga, Enhanced.
    The Final Chapter - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition includes Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, the epic conclusion of the Bhaalspawn saga.
    Four New Party Members - Bundled with the PC and Mac versions and available as DLC for iPad and Android, four new characters can join you on your journey. At the behest of his dark patron, Dorn Il-Khan plunders and defiles the Sword Coast. Hunted by Red Wizards, Neera the Wild Mage evades and disrupts the Thayans at every turn. Exercising his growing combat mastery, the monk Rasaad yn Bashir leaves his former allies to hunt the dark figure that corrupted his brother. A mysterious thief in service to mysterious master seeks powerful artifacts from across the globe. Recruit them, use their powers, and uncover over 30 new locations.
    The Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay - Explore the tactical depth of high-level Dungeons & Dragons combat. Undermine your captors and prey upon their weaknesses while you dodge traps and battle for your life against Demi-Liches, Mind Flayers, and Githyanki.
    Easy Multiplayer - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition makes it easy to find, list, and join multiplayer games, even while behind a firewall.
    Widescreen and More - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition features full widescreen support, remastered area artwork from original renders, and a host of other interface and gameplay improvements.
Requirements:
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Storage: 2.5 GB of hard drive space
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition will be available on November 15 direct from Beamdog, and from Apple's Mac App Store at a later date.

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Cities In Motion 2: Metro Madness Rolls Out
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Metro Madness, a new add-on for Paradox Interactive's Cities in Motion 2 is now available to purchase at Mac Game Store. The latest content for the transit simulation game offers customizable metro trains, five new train models, and the ability to place metro depots underground.

Ever wanted to have a shorter metro for the night time, or a very long version for the rush hour? Well, now it's possible! The Metro Madness pack features customizable metro trains that you can put together car by car and alter the setup for different timetables. It also boasts five brand new metro trains (each with three different cars) and the possibility to place metro depots underground.

Features:

    Crescenta FL9: The brand new model from the Crescenta factories, the FL9, is a future classic. It features a very comfortable ride for the passengers and an impressive carrying capacity. It lacks in speed but it makes up for it by carrying such a huge amount of people. It is at its best on congested inner city routes.

    Galaxie Madressa: The Madressa might not be the quickest, but it has excellent fuel efficiency and a high capacity. This modern vehicle performs well on busy routes.

    Capitol EcoBoost: It may have an otherworldly appearance, but don't worry, it just the new EcoBoost made from recycled materials! The Capitol Factories wanted something brand new and eco-friendly, so they used recycled material to build an all new metro train model. The unique look is very attractive to passengers.

    Capitol Rocket: With extra wide seating the Rocket is superbly comfortable to ride. It's also sturdy and needs little maintenance. It doesn't consume a lot of energy, but it's not as fast as other trains. Comfort comes with a cost!

    Arnauld Metropolis: The Metropolis, as the name states, is designed for big, bustling cities. It barely needs maintenance thanks to the solid build, and is very fuel efficient. All this combined with a high average speed means it is an excellent vehicle on busy inner city routes with passengers all day long.

Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • 3 GB HD Space
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS
    • Intel HD Graphics
  • Important Notes:
    • Requires Cities In Motion II to Play.
    • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play.
Cities in Motion II: Metro Madness is available now for $2.50 (USD), 50% off the regular price.

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Control Command Escape Reviews Gone Home
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Control Command Escape has posted a new review of Going Home, a "story exploration game" from The Fullbright Company. The adventure challenges players to investigate the Greebriar family's house and determine their fate.

Everything about Gone Home is about solving mysteries. This is nothing new, most adventure games are about solving mysteries, but in Gone Home it feels entirely different. Maybe itís the first-person nature of it, used to such great effect. Itís a very tactile experience with hundreds of items can be picked up and closely examined. The vast majority of the time thereís no need to do this, but it immerses you and makes you feel like youíre investigating nonetheless. Behind each door is an immediate mystery: darkness. The challenge to just turn on a light in each room feels good, the second or so it takes to locate the light switch making it feel like youíve accomplished something, no matter how minor, in this alien world, without ever straying into frustration.
Read more at the link below.

CCE: Gone Home Review
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Memoria Released
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Daedalic Entertainment and Deep Silver have announced the release of Memoria, a new point-and-click adventure game. Memoria gives players the chance to experience two connected stories, with two main characters: Sadja, a southern princess with a desire to become a hero, and Geron, a bird catcher seeking to free his love from an evil curse.

Two stories, two main characters, one epic experience: in Memoria, players travel through different time periods, while following two distinct protagonists: Sadja, a southern princess who wants to be a war hero, and Geron, a bird catcher who wants to lift a curse from his girlfriend. The game combines point & click gameplay with unique magic skills.

Sadja, a Southern princess, has an unstoppable desire to become the greatest hero in history Ė by joining and succeeding in the biggest war Aventuria has ever seen: The war of the Mages, fought in the middle of an uninhabitable desert.

Bird catcher Geron lives almost 450 years after the Great War. Geronís eternal love, Nuri, has been turned into a crow by an evil curse. To give her back her human form, Geron needs the help of the mysterious merchant Fahi, who has magical powers. But Fahi is only willing to help Geron if he agrees to solve a puzzle which Fahi has seen in his dreams. The quest for answers soon leads to a chain of events that connects both Sadja's and Geron's stories, threatening to turn the present into a grim reflection of a long forgotten past.

Memoria combines classic point & click adventure gameplay with the features of The Dark Eye, one of the most successful RPG universes known in the fantasy world. Point & click adventure game puzzles get a unique twist by adding magical features Ė and a wise, talking staff. Over eight chapters, players control both Sadjaís and Geronís fates, involuntarily interacting with each other and bridging over 500 years of time. Each chapter in Memoria features opulent graphics, epic locations, a thrilling fantasy crime story and a unique puzzle design that differs from chapter to chapter.

Features:

  • Epic fantasy soundtrack and high quality voiceover to draw you deep into the game
  • Dive into the world of The Dark Eye, and explore mystical places such as Draconia, an ancient temple built by dragons
  • Follow the story of two unique characters through two different time periods
  • Beautifully hand-drawn 2D backgrounds and high quality 3D game characters
  • From the creator of The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, The Whispered World and Deponia
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2.5 GB RAM
  • 10 GB HD Space
Memoria is available now for $19.99 (USD).

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The Banner Saga Video Update Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Stoic recently released a new status update for the company's upcoming strategy role playing adventure game, The Banner Saga. The update offers the first "Let's Play" video, featuring footage from a recent demo playthrough. The Banner Saga will combine elements of turn based strategy, role playing, and adventure games, and will follow the exploits of a band of vikings.

After a brief delay the first part of the PAX playthrough is ready to go! Keep in mind, this is all in-game and we're still in beta so some effects, polish and optimizations are still in development. That said, we're getting damn close!

At the end of the video we'll need to make a choice. What would you do? Vote in the comments and we'll continue on next time with the most popular decision, a day or two from now. As always, watching in HD is highly recommended...

Read more at the page below.

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Mac Games News for Monday, September 2, 2013

Jigsaw Boom 3 Now At MGS6:00 AM
Journey Of A Roach Screenshots Unveiled6:00 AM
Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect Coming Next Year6:00 AM
Wasteland 2 Demo Footage Revealed6:00 AM
 
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