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World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Blizzard Entertainment has officially announced the next expansion for its popular fantasy MMO World of Warcraft. Warlords of Draenor, the fifth expansion for the game, will send players to Draenor "at a pivotal moment in history to fight against and alongside legends from Warcraft’s brutal past."

Warlords of Draenor will feature player constructed strongholds, revamped character models and animations, a new level cap of 100, and a variety of new zones, dungeons, raids, scenarios, and battlegrounds. The expansion will also enable any player to boost one character to level 90 so they can enjoy the new content as soon as possible.

“Warlords of Draenor gives players a chance to take a commanding role in one of the Warcraft series’ most crucial conflicts,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “This expansion also includes features that make it easy for anyone to jump right into the action, whether they’ve played WoW at some point in the past or are just setting foot in Azeroth for the first time.”

The heroes of Azeroth are on the verge of a war that will reforge the fate of two worlds. Warlords of Draenor™, the fifth expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game, sends players to the world of Draenor at a pivotal moment in history to fight against and alongside legends from Warcraft’s brutal past.

Across Draenor's savage jungles and battle-scarred plains, Azeroth's heroes will engage in a mythic conflict involving mystical draenei champions and mighty orc clans, and cross axes with the likes of Grommash Hellscream, Blackhand, and Ner’zhul at the height of their primal power. Players will need to scour this unwelcoming land in search of allies to help build a desperate defense against the old Horde’s formidable engine of conquest—or else watch their own world’s bloody, war-torn history repeat itself.

To help new and returning players answer the call to arms on Draenor, the expansion will enable anyone to instantly boost one character to level 90, including a newly created character, quickly getting them up to speed and ready to enjoy the latest content with their friends.

To establish a foothold on Draenor once they’ve arrived, the displaced champions of the Horde and Alliance will be able to construct their own Garrison, an expandable, customizable stronghold that will serve as each player’s personal base of operations throughout the course of the expansion. As the Garrison grows, players will be able to recruit NPC allies and followers to take up residence, gathering resources and embarking on missions on the player’s orders.

Warlords of Draenor will also introduce fully revamped player character models and animations for many of World of Warcraft’s existing playable races , bringing the orcs, humans, and several other longtime residents of Azeroth up to the visual standards of newer races while still maintaining their iconic style and identity.
Along with these new features, World of Warcraft players will enjoy a wide array of new content on their way to the new level cap of 100, including new Zones, Dungeons, Raids, Scenarios, Battlegrounds, and more. Warlords of Draenor will also introduce questing improvements designed to encourage exploration and add unpredictability to players’ ongoing adventures.

Head over to the page below for all the latest information about the game.

Warlords Of Draenor Trailer
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King Arthur II Reigns At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Virtual Programming's King Arthur II is now available for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The fantasy roleplaying real time strategy title returns players to Arthurian legend, weaving a dark new tale set after Arthur's well known triumphs and tragedies.

"When the greatest tale of chivalry ends, the nightmare begins.”

Critically praised by reviewers and gamers alike, King Arthur was received one of the biggest surprises to emerge on the gaming scene in 2010. Now the Fantasy/Roleplaying RTS returns in a sequel set to push the boundaries of the genre even further.

Our story begins long after young Arthur pulled the enchanted sword out of the stone, united the war-torn land of Britannia, gathered the Knights of the Round Table and secured peace in Camelot aided by the might of the Holy Grail. Where legends normally end, King Arthur II begins on its own gruesome tale...

Features:

  • Dark fantasy setting. King Arthur is now the Maimed King, trying to mend a land torn asunder as he strives to heal himself
  • Intense boss fights, where the hero’s forces are pitted against unique and terrifying foes
  • Lose yourself in a stunning story that unfolds over a huge 3D campaign map featuring knightly quests and other special events
  • Wide range of camera control options, revised animations and an extensive tutorial creating a more accessible and visually stunning experience
  • Experience huge real-time battles featuring thousands of soldiers and flying fantasy monsters
  • Battle enemies which employ unique war tactics and cast fantastic spells
  • Your choices will unlock special content, spells and units with plenty of new and unique possibilities with every choice
  • Lead major heroes who possess extraordinary powers
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • 1 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 17 GB HD Space
  • 384 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
    • Intel HD Graphics 3000
King Arthur II is available now for $14.99 (USD), 25% off the regular price.

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Star Trek Online Mac Beta Begins
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments

An IMG reader recently alerted us to a recent announcement from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment, revealing that an official beta test phase for the Mac version of Star Trek Online is set to begin on November 12. The MMO lets fans enter the Star Trek universe to forge their own destiny among the stars.

In Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe appears for the first time on a truly massive scale.

In this free-to-play massively multiplayer online game from Cryptic Studios, players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship. Or they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand the Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy. With our latest expansion, players can work to rebuild the Romulan legacy as a member of the Romulan Republic.

Players will have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. With Episode Missions, every moment spent playing Star Trek Online will feel like a new Star Trek episode in which you are the star.

Immerse yourself in the future of the Trek universe as it moves into the 25th century: a time of shifting alliances and new discoveries.

Explore strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilizations in a vast, expanding universe.

Establish contact with new races, discover resources and uncover mysteries that will influence Star Trek's future. Set in 2409, Star Trek Online exists in a
timeframe beyond even the latest movies, so everything you experience will be brand new, but still based on all the fiction you love.

Star Trek Online is the first AAA MMO to feature space and ground combat at launch.

Missions take you and your friends into the depths of space, across exotic planets and even inside starships! As the Captain of your very own ship, it's up to you to lead your crew on missions that span a number of locations. You call the shots, no matter where you are.

When you're in space, you direct the action - be it in the middle of a high-tension battle, where you can maneuver in 3-D space and fire a vast array of weaponry at your enemies, or as you enter warp to explore parts of the galaxy never before documented.

On the ground, you lead your away team across exciting terrain, interacting with allies and battling enemies. Every Captain commands four subordinates on the ground, all of which can be directed to act in any manner you choose. Can you lead them safely through dangerous locales?

Using Cryptic’s Total Customization technology, every ship you command can be customized by you, from its color to its construction.

Your ship will retain a Star Trek "feel," but it will also represent your style. What’s more, anyone can create their own species in Star Trek Online, meaning you can tell your own story about how you came to be in the galaxy. Leave your mark on the Star Trek universe!

The Foundry for Star Trek Online is your opportunity to craft the Star Trek universe your way. With The Foundry, you can create and build brand new missions and stories to share with your friends and the entire Star Trek Online community. Use the specialized toolset to create missions in space or on the ground. Craft custom missions, or really take your creativity to the next level by designing an entire series of episodes from the ground up!

Star Trek Online is developed by Cryptic Studios, creators of the massively successful City of Heroes and City of Villains. It’s built on the Cryptic Engine, a core technology that means our designers can focus less on a game’s nuts and bolts and more on creating a game that captures Star Trek’s essence, guaranteeing that both longtime fans of Star Trek and people new to the universe will feel at home. Join us in Star Trek Online, and boldly go where no one has gone before!

Learn more at the links below.

STO Mac Beta Update
Star Trek Online (add to watch list)



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Wasteland 1 Relaunches Today
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

InXile Entertainment has announced the November 12 release of Wasteland, the classic post apocalyptic RPG which inspired them to develop Wasteland 2. The game puts players in charge of a squad of rangers in the year 2087, struggling to survive 89 years after a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Untion laid waste to much of the Earth.

For the first time in over 20 years, we are heralding the return of a much loved piece of gaming history with the classic RPG, Wasteland!

Mutants. Again. Even more than there were last time: they seem to materialize out of the very grains of the radioactive desert sand. Venomous yellow eyes. The black gunmetal glint of Uzis as they close in for the kill. There's nowhere to run, and nothing to rely on but your MAC 17 machine gun. What a way to save the human race.

The year is 2087, eighty-nine years after an all out nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union turned vast swaths of the Earth into a hellish wasteland where survival is a daily struggle against thirst, hunger, radiation sickness, ravaging raiders, and mutants - always mutants. You are a Desert Ranger, one of a band of stalwart lawmen born from the remnants of a U.S. Army detachment who survived the nuclear holocaust by holing up in a maximum security prison. You may wear ragtag uniforms and carry make-shift weapons, but the Desert Rangers are the only law left in what was once the American southwest.

Now something more secretive and sinister than the usual roving bands of mutants and raiders is menacing humanity, and it's your job to investigate. Recruit the help you need, follow any leads you find, but beware. The wasteland is lawless desert and a lonely place, and the choices you make will shape the world around you. Better choose wisely. Your life depends on it.
  • The godfather of the modern post-apocalyptic cRPG.
  • One of the first reactive and immersive worlds that delivered persistent consequences to player choices.
  • Featuring toggle-able modern updates such as new paragraph voice over, new music tracks and updated portraits. Play in classic mode to get the original experience.
  • Awarded "Adventure Game of the Year" in 1988 by Computer Gaming World.
  • Predecessor to the 20 year awaited sequel Wasteland 2 that is coming soon.
Requirements:
    Macbook (early 2009), Macbook Pro (mid 2007), IMac (early 2009), MacMini (early 2009), Mac Pro (early 2009), MacBook Air (late 2008). Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. NVIDIA or ATI graphics card required.
Learn more at the links below.

GOG: Wasteland
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