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See Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition Screens, Art & Music
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Overhaul Games recently released some new screenshots, artwork, wallpapers, and sample music for the upcoming 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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SimCity: Cities Of Tomorrow Available For Pre-Order
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SimCity: Cities Of Tomorrow, an expansion for the latest iteration of the SimCity series, is available to pre-order now at Mac Game Store. Scheduled to release on November 12, the new addition to the game will give players the chance to upgrade their cities with new technologies and experimental urban planning techniques as they take them 50 years into the future.

What kind of future will you build for your city? Will you create a utopian society underpinned by clean technology, or allow a giant corporation to plunder and pollute in the name of feeding your Sims’ insatiable consumerism? In addition to expanding outward, cities will have the ability to build into the sky with enormous multi-zone MegaTowers. Education and research will help you discover new technologies that make your cities less polluted, less reliant on natural resources, managed day-to-day by service drones, and as a byproduct– at risk for resource-draining giant robot attacks on your city As the population increases, your Sims will live, work, and play closer together. Whether they do so in harmony and prosperity or as members of an exploited workforce is up to you.

Features:

  • Build into the Sky—Create towering multi-zone MegaTowers that allow your Sims to live, work, and play without ever having to touch the ground.
  • Corporate Consumerism vs. Green Utopian—Unlock two new city specializations that allow you to build a resource-hungry mega corporation powered by a low-wealth workforce, or an urban utopia that develops clean technology and is controlled by the rich.
  • Transform Tomorrow—Watch your city transform as it adapts to the changing times, with new options based on real-world technology such as Mag Levs that rise above the city streets and small buildings, futurized vehicles, and service drones.
  • New Disaster—Brace yourself for an all-new type of disaster only fitting a technologically-advanced economy: a giant robot attack on your city!
Pre-order Cities of Tomorrow now for $29.99 (USD).

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition 50% Off At MGS
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Feral Interactive's Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition is now on sale for $19.99 at Mac Game Store, 50% off the regular price. Developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix for games consoles and Windows PC, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a prequel to the classic Deus Ex.

The Mac release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition contains the Explosive Mission and Tactical Enhancement packs, as well as The Missing Link DLC.

Set in 2027, Deus Ex: Human Revolution immerses players in a world where amoral corporations market biomechanical modifications that blur the boundary between man and machine. The player controls Adam Jensen, the security chief of biotech company Sarif Industries, who has been forced to undergo extensive cybernetic augmentation after a terrorist attack on the company.

To find those responsible, the player must explore the full potential of Adam’s augmented body and develop it to suit their playing style. Every situation can be approached either by focusing on one of the four pillars of gameplay - combat, stealth, hacking and social - or by deploying an artful combination of all four.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s engrossing plot puts players in strikingly inventive visions of Detroit, Shanghai and Montreal, where they must scrutinize everything to uncover the secrets behind a global conspiracy that threatens everyone, from the purely human underclass to the augmented elite.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has enjoyed huge critical and commercial success on its original release platforms. The Windows version has an average Metacritic rating of 90 out of 100 and has sold over 3 million units to date.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 2.0GHz Intel Mac
  • 4GB RAM
  • 20GB free Hard Drive space
  • 256MB or better graphics card
  • Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later.
  • The following graphics cards are not supported:
    • ATI X1xxx series
    • ATI HD2xxx series
    • NVIDIA 9400
    • NVIDIA 7xxx series
    • NVIDIA 320M
    • Intel HD3000
    • Intel GMA series
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Conquer The Jewelry Business In Sparkling Amber
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Sparkling Amber from KefSensei is available now for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The game challenges players to take the role of Amber, a woman working to build and maintain her family's jewelry business. Sparkling Amber features 5 store venues and lots of eccentric customers.

When Amber takes care of the family jewelry business, she gets an important mission from the King's court to craft marvelous jewels for the future

As Amber, you will seat customers, help them try different jewels. Meet different customers with eccentric personalities. Along the way you'll be able to use the money you've earned to upgrade the jewelry store with larger showcases, better furniture, speedy shoes, everything that makes you customers happier.

Watch out for shoplifters and use your hard earned stars to craft beautiful jewels for the royalty! Do you have what it takes to keep customers and the crown happy or will you be the weak link in the family tradition of jewelers?

Features:

  • 5 gorgeous jewel store venues
  • Fast paced time management
  • Lots of eccentric and funny customers
  • Wonderful upgrades to help you succeed
  • Beautiful royalty jewels to craft
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1 GHz Intel Mac
  • 512 MB RAM
Sparkling Amber is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Combat Mission BFN: Market Garden Launched
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Battlefront.com has announced the release of Combat Mission Battle for Normandy: Market Garden, an expansion for the WWII ground warfare tactical simulator. In Market Garden players will get the chance to recreate the failed Allied attempt to cross the Rhine and enter Germany in 1944. The expansion features two new campaigns, new bridges, new map tools, new scenarios, master maps, new units, and new equipment.

Combat Mission: Market Garden depicts allied Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery's September 1944 dash across Holland in a daring gambit to leap the Rhine river and enter the heartland of Germany itself. Fielding U.S., British and Polish forces, Operation Market Garden was meant to be the lightning stroke which would end the war that year. It included the largest airborne operation seen to that day or since. Market Garden ended in tragedy, though, when the allies failed to capture their final objective, the Rhine river bridge at Arnhem. It was, in the famous words of Lt. General Fredrick "Boy" Browning, a bridge too far.

CM: Market Garden allows the player to recreate Monty's desperate struggles to reach and cross the Rhine in Holland. It is an expansion module to Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy and requires the base game in order to play, upgraded to 2.0! No other modules are required.

New, larger bridges!

For the first time, CM:Market Garden offers detailed, historical, to-scale models of the bridges involved in the Market Garden battles:

  • Arnhem bridge
  • Arnhem railroad bridge
  • Eindhoven bridge
  • Nijmegen bridge
Along with generic large bridges for creating your own fictional battles:
  • Canal bridge
  • Angled bridge
  • Round bridge
New buildings!

New urban buildings, modeled after buildings near the Arnhem and Nijmegen bridges; and windmills!

New map tools!

New editor elevation tools, and a new terrain type: dirt footpaths

New Scenarios!

Ranging from tiny to huge and with a varied mix of forces, 14+ standalone scenarios focus on the new units, weapons and vehicles found in the module.

Master Maps!

The 7 "master maps" are huge maps, historically accurate, detailed and thoroughly researched, depicting the main areas around the bridges where most of the fighting happened:

  • Oosterbeek
  • Johana Hoeve
  • Arnhem Road Bridge
  • Oosterhout ( north of Nijmegen)
  • Nijmegen
  • West Nijmegen
  • Elst
These master maps will help scenario designers in creating their own scenarios without the burden of having to create the maps from scratch. The maps can be cut to encompass smaller areas for individual battles.

Two Campaigns: Allied and German

THE ROAD TO NIJMEGEN – ALLIED CAMPAIGN

    September 17, 1944. Holland.
    15 missions.
A MOMENT IN TIME - GERMAN CAMPAIGN
    September 19, 1944. Holland.
    6 missions.
New Units and Equipment!

New Major Formations!

Combat Mission Battle for Normandy: Market Garden is available now for Digital Download, Mail Delivery or Download & Mail, starting from $35 plus S&H if applicable.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, October 15, 2013

7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat Now At MGS6:00 AM
Borderlands 2: Game Of The Year Edition Celebration Video6:00 AM
Dominions 4 Released6:00 AM
Pre-Order Rocksmith 2014 Edition At Mac Game Store6:00 AM
 
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