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Football Manager 2014 Released
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Sega and Sports Interactive's Football Manager 2014 is now available for purchase. The latest addition to the soccer management simulation series includes cloud-save technology, an improved match engine, more realistic transfers and contracts, and an enhanced user interface.

New Additions In Football Manager 2014:
    - Play it whenever, wherever, however
    Play on Linux for the first time, plus the inclusion of ‘cloud-save’ technology which means that managers can now pursue a single career from any computer, anywhere in the world. FM14 also includes integration with Steam Workshop making it easy for managers to create and share customised FM content such as photo/logo packs, new and custom competitions and tailor-made challenges using the new Challenge Editor.

    - Improved Match Engine
    The 3D Match Engine has seen extensive improvements, including enhanced AI, improved lighting and player animation, individual player character and kit models, more realistic player reaction to on-field incidents and a range of optimisations which combine to make this the best looking and fastest FM Match Engine yet.

    - Tactical overhaul
    There has been a complete redesign of how tactics are created, selected and implemented with player roles and team strategies becoming even more prominent, definable roles for players for multiple positions, new player roles and instructions and improvements to rival managers' AI so that they’ll adapt their tactics more readily over time.

    - More realistic transfers and contracts
    FM 2014 features a revamped transfer module where opposing clubs and managers adopt a more realistic approach when making or responding to transfer offers. In addition, a number of new ‘real world’ transfer clauses have been added, such as the facility to loan a player back to the club he’s just been bought from and the option to offer a combination of cash and loan players, as well as new contract clauses such as a sub bench appearance fee. On top of this, the old ‘turn-based’ system of transfer negotiations can now be done two ways, the tried and tested system and a new ‘live’ system, similar to that used in FM’s contract negotiations.

    - More sophisticated board interaction
    Contract negotiations are more realistic in FM 2014, as managers and boards can now make demands and lay down their respective visions for the club in both initial job interviews and contract renewal discussions. Managers can also attempt to renegotiate transfer and wage budgets as a reward for staying loyal if they’ve been offered a job by another club, with the outcome helping aid their decision on whether to move or not.

    - Improved interaction with players, staff and media
    There is now better interaction between players, managers, their rivals and the media; for example, members of the coaching staff now offer feedback on how reserve and youth team players are performing. Managers can also ask key players to have a word with unhappy squad members, while the introduction of an end-of-season meeting allows the manager to let the squad know how they have performed and set targets for the coming season.

    - News system
    The news system has been overhauled so managers can now deal with many club matters directly from their inbox. In addition, news is now colour-coded, based on category, and contains more detail – for example, scout reports now appear as a single news item with a top-line report on all players scouted and the facility to shortlist or make an offer for each of these players.

    - Enhanced user interface
    Major changes have been made to FM 2014’s user interface. Key areas have been redesigned – including the training overview page, the transfer centre and the news homepage – while widespread changes have been made across the game’s user interface. The language employed throughout the game has also enjoyed a major overhaul and now corresponds more closely to the language of real world football.

    - Football Manager Classic evolved
    Managers can now choose more than three playable nations in Classic mode for a more immersive experience. In addition, FM’s ‘fast play’ mode now includes Transfer Deadline Day, a Match Plan wizard and new unlockables.

Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1.8 GHz Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 3 GB HD Space
  • 128 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon X1600
    • NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
    • Intel GMA X3100
Football Manager 2014 is available to purchase now for $49.99 (USD).

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OOTP 14, FHM 2014 Steam Greenlight Campaigns Begin
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Out of the Park Developments recently announced Steam Greenlight campaigns for Out of the Park Baseball 14 and Franchise Hockey Manager 2014.

OOTP 14 features 2013 major league rosters, a completely recoded player origin system, new fielding ratings development system, better player development tracking, and an expanded real-time simulation experience. FHM 2014 gives players the chance to take control of one of more than 300 teams spanning 19 leagues, and run every aspect of the operation. FHM 2014 also offers historical NHL play as far back as 1947 and the entire WHA history from 1971 to 1979.

There were a few concerns expressed last year when OOTP 13 was added to Greenlight, so I'd like to explain what we're hoping to accomplish with this, and hopefully make it clear how this plan fits into the future of the company. Some people were worried that we get a smaller share of the game revenues when people buy from Steam. That's true, but we do not see Steam as a replacement for our normal way of selling games via eSellerate - it's an additional way of getting OOTP and FHM into the hands of potential fans who would otherwise not have discovered the games.

And the more people discover and enjoy our games, the better for everyone involved, because this will allow us to spend even more resources on the development of our titles.

So, please visit the Greenlight pages for OOTP and FHM and give us your votes, encourage your friends to do the same, and help us bring our games to a new audience, and make even better games for you in the future!

Check out the links below for more information.

OOTP 2014 Greenlight
FHM 2014 Greenlight
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Out Of The Park Baseball 14 (add to watch list)
Franchise Hockey Manager (add to watch list)
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Pahelika: Revelations Coming November 1
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

IronCode Gaming has revealed a November 1 release date for Pahelika: Revelations. The casual adventure game draws inspiration from the classic Myst putting players in the role of Sudesh, a novice adventurer who finds his dreams turned to nightmares when he returns home for some rest and relaxation.

Pahelika: Revelations is a casual adventure game in the vein of Myst. It is unique amongst casual games due to its aesthetics and gameplay, playing more like a true adventure rather than the usual casual fare.

Our novice adventurer, Sudesh, has returned home after a successful trip, looking forward to a few days of rest and peace. Sadly, he is not about to get either. Suddenly, his dreams have turned into nightmares, and Sudesh now has a new problem to solve!

Dripping with atmosphere and embellished with great music, Pahelika: Revelations is a game you won’t be able to stop playing, especially if you liked Myst.

Check out the links below for more information.

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Reclaim The Kingdom In Roaming Fortress
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Merge Games' Roaming Fortress is now available for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The strategy title challenges players to defeat waves of attacking enemies using mobile fortresses capable of allowing numerous unique squad configurations.

Many years have passed since their mighty fortresses fell and the Manatalopian Knights were forced from their lands. Brutalized by the merciless Goblin Horde, the Knights searched for hope in the borderlands of their fallen kingdom. Domesticating a herd of wild Burdenbeasts, the Knights realized they may have found the secret to reclaiming the lost Kingdom of Manatalopia.

The time has come for you to command your own Roaming Fortress and bring the fight to the enemy!

Features:

  • Test your resolve while facing wave after wave of unique enemies.
  • Perfect your strategy with interchangeable fortresses that allow for numerous unique squad configurations.
  • Reclaim the Kingdom of Manatalopia as a Roaming FortressCommander of the Manatalopian Knights.
  • 70 Levels, 50 additional challenges, 88 Squads, 33 castles (3 extra with steam), and 8 creatures
  • Over 60 unique enemy units and structures
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 242 MB HD Space
  • 128 MB VRAM
Roaming Fortress is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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