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The Lord Of The Rings: War In The North Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 7 comments

Feral Interactive's multiplayer action role-playing game The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is now available for Mac. Developed by Snowblind Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for consoles and PC, the game gives gamers the chance to join the conflict against Sauron as one of a handful of heroes who must hold the line against the darkness.

In The Return of the King, Gandalf alludes to a conflict that took place while the Fellowship were journeying to Mordor: ďWith his far-reaching right hand, Sauron might have done great evil in the North. Yet all that has been averted because a handful of heroes stood in his path...Ē

Inspired by this hint of epic deeds, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is the untold story of three adventurers, Eradan the ranger, Andriel the elf and Farin the dwarf, who form their own fellowship and journey through Middle-earth to protect the North from Sauronís malevolent forces.

Players can embark on the quest alone, playing as each of the characters in turn, or with a friend in co-operative multiplayer mode. They will forge a new path that will take them to hitherto unvisited domains of Middle-earth as well as legendary locations such as Rivendell and the Misty Mountains, encountering both well-loved characters and new arrivals such as Belaram, one of the Great Eagles of Middle-earth, whom they can summon to fight alongside them in battle.

A compelling combination of visceral action and immersive role-playing, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North pits players against trolls, orcs, giant spiders and other monstrous creatures. Every enemy slain helps players upgrade the trioís abilities, be it Eradanís swordsmanship, Andrielís magic or Farinís fearsome skill with an axe.


  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 11 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Important Notes:
      The following card requires you to have 8GB of system RAM: Intel HD 4000.
      Multiplayer is only available on a local network and does not have an online element.
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North for the Mac retails in North America for US $29.99, £19.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and Ä24.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe.

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Cubetractor Now At MGS
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Cubetractor from Ludochip Pte. Ltd. is now available to download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The "neo-retroesque action-strategy-puzzle hybrid" puts players in the role of Endroi, a robot trying to learn the art of Cubetracting.

Cubetractor is a neo-retroesque action-strategy-puzzle hybrid where you defeat enemies through an unconventional cube-pulling, turret-buildling mechanic.

The game carries elements of a reverse tower defence and a grounded bullet-hell dodger to deliver a unique gameplay experience presented in a classic top-down perspective.

You play as Endroi, a menacingly happy-go-lucky quadrubot as he strives to master the art of Cubetracting - the art of attracting Cubes. It's a deceptively straightforward skill that involves dexterity, acute awareness, multi-tasking and tactical positioning. You'll have to strategize, solve and fight your way through multitudes of enemy installations to achieve your coveted goal.


  • 40+ maps for you to pull, crush and build!
  • Levels designed to bring out the emergent dynamics in a unique mechanic.
  • Symmetrical Balance: Why do bad guys always have to be stronger than you? In Cubetractor, the enemy structures are exactly the same as yours, other than they got there first.
  • Purely indie-made: Done by 2 people, living off their savings, working off random coffee joints.
  • Hardcore Awards for Hardcore Players: The main levels are designed for speedruns.
Cubetractor is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Mac Gamer HQ Reviews BioShock Infinite
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Mac Gamer HQ has posted a new review of BioShock Infinite, the recently released Mac version of Irrational Games' epic shooter. Brought to the Mac by Aspyr Media, BioShock Infinite introduces an "entirely new narrative experience that lifts players out of the familiar confines of Rapture and rockets them to Columbia, an immense city in the sky."

From the review:

The Gameplay itself is top-notch too. This is an action-packed First-Person shooter with lots of guns and explosions but before you tell me you donít need another Call of Duty, rest assured, BioShock Infinite is a different beast. Like its predecessors, this game is authentic and unique. There are no grenades, fancy thermal weapons nor airstrikes. It only has a handful of different guns. Basic, yet full of personality (like a killer sniper rifle, a powerful shotgun or a kickass RPG). The game changer here are the super-natural powers you will have at your disposal, called Vigors. There are many and will let you ďpossessĒ enemy units and make them friendly, absorb bullets, throw angry crows at people and more. Mixing them with guns is a lot of fun and helps the game stand out from the growing First-Person Shooters crowd. This combination of simple yet powerful guns and Vigors made me feel the same way the first BioShock did, and thatís a good thing.
Check out the full review at the link below.

Mac Gamer HQ: BioShock Infinite Review
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