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Borderlands 2: Ultmate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 Available
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The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge from Aspyr Media and Gearbox Software is now available for purchase and download. Among other things the new DLC features 11 additional levels for characters to gain, more skill points, and the challenging new Raid on Digistruct Peak map.

The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge adds 11 more levels of character growth, new legendary gear, and the challenging “Raid on Digistruct Peak” map offering even more high-level play. For players who want to get the most out of their Borderlands 2 experience, the first Ultimate Upgrade Pack and Ultimate Upgrade Pack 2 can be combined for a max level cap of 72 , even more legendary gear, and new over-leveled modes!
The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge is available now for $4.99 (USD).

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Wargame: AirLand Battle Launches For Mac
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Focus Interactive's Wargame: AirLand Battle, the successor to Wargame: European Escalation, is now available for Mac. The real time strategy game takes place in 1985, giving players the chance to make use of the military resources of the time as they struggle for supremacy.


Richer, more beautiful and more accessible, Wargame AirLand Battle is the sequel to the explosive real-time strategy game Wargame European Escalation!

1985. After several months of tension between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, an incident in the North Sea suddenly sets the world on fire, starting an all-out war.

Command the entire military resources of the period, and plunge into the heart of a new dynamic campaign! With the arrival of air forces, select from a phenomenal array of 750 units (including tanks, planes, helicopters, and infantry) to build your army. Engage in spectacular battles with unmatched strategic depth, on huge battlefields as large as 150km², powered by a new graphics engine.

Impressive in solo play, Wargame AirLand Battle is even more engaging online. The game features ultra-complete multiplayer modes, where up to 20 players do battle simultaneously!

Wargame: AirLand Battle is available now for $39.99 (USD).

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XCOM: Enemy Within Previewed
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Kotaku recently posted a new preview of 2K and Firaxis' upcoming XCOM: Enemy Within, an expansion for XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Coming to Macs courtesy of Feral Interactive the game is scheduled to release on November 12 in North America, and November 15 internationally. Enemy Within adds a variety of new abilities, upgrades, weapons, maps, tactical and strategic gameplay, and multiplayer content to XCOM.

From the preview:

Gene-mod soldiers, for whom some talents are innate, use their perks a little more subtly. In a few cases Gupta had to point out how these mods, available to all classes, build upon class-specific perks and traits to help me turn the tide in my favor. For example, super-legs on a gene-mod sniper will get a lot of attention—they can propel him to the roof of a building without any climbing access—but do not overlook the "mimetic skin"—a fancy phrase for invisibility. There's a specific way to use it.

For example, a sniper with mimetic skin who remains in full cover for one turn goes invisible, and remains cloaked if he moves to full cover (reasoning: there has to be something for his chameleon skin to mimic). He's revealed only when taking a shot or moving into partial (or no) cover. Firing from a cloaked position delivers an enormous crit bonus, and this advantage is one way to keep you from parking a sniper atop an elevated position where cover, if it exists, is usually partial. (The new "Seeker" enemy also is meant to discourage camping with a squad-sighted sniper, but I did not see that enemy in my playthrough as Firaxis had yet to announce it.)

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Player Housing In Shroud Of The Avatar: Forsaken Virtues
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Portalarium recently released a new update for the Kickstarter funded fantasy RPG, Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues. The update offers a glimpse of some of the player housing options planned for the game. Offering both multi and single player action, Shroud will feature a classless character system, player housing, a crafting system that avoids busy work, meaningful PvP, and scene based encounters.

Greetings Fellow Avatars! Welcome to the Village Home Edition of Update of the Avatar! We've been working on several village-level homes, including the homes that are part of the Benefactor and Founder Citizen Pledge rewards. Please keep in mind that these homes are still "works-in-progress" and are being modified and tweaked as we receive feedback. So please, log in to our forums and let us know your opinions!

Shingle-Roof Village Home

Let's start our Parade of Homes with one of our most affordable village homes, which will be available to all players, backers and non-backers alike. It is a single room, single story dwelling, that we currently refer to as the Shingle-Roof Village Home

Head over to the pages below for more information.

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Mac Gamer HQ Reviews Shadowrun Returns
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Mac Gamer HQ has posted a new review of Harebrained Schemes' Shadowrun Returns. The role playing game returns players to the Shadowrun universe which features a mixture of cyberpunk tech and high fantasy magic.

From the review:

The Shadowrun series allows you to play several combinations of ‘meta-humans’ and classes. Human, Elf, Dwarf, Ork, and Troll can be paired with Street Samurai, Mage (magic with guns), Decker (hacker), Shaman (magic), Rigger (lockpicker), or Physical Adept (strength). Hacker-Trolls and Rigger-Dwarves are feasible character options, for those of you longing for such a combo. On my first run through, I played as a Samurai-Elf. In typical RPG fashion, you then have five ‘karma’ points to spend upgrading your character as you see fit. Naturally, you then gain more karma throughout the game when you complete certain missions and objectives. At first, spending these points can be a somewhat daunting task, as the list of skills and attributes is long and overwhelming.
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