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Vendetta Online Adds Persistent Mine Support
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Guild Software has released a new update for its massively-multiplayer online space strategy game, Vendetta Online. Version 1.8.271 offers a variety of updates and changes to the game including the introduction of persistent mines. The addition is a sign of Guild's development plans for the persistency of player content in 2014.

VO 1.8.271 includes:
  • Mine persistency! Your mines no longer disappear when you log out or change sectors.
  • Because mines now persist, if you get Temp KOS with the faction that owns the station you're currently in, you will get launched out or thrown to your home station if you don't have a flyable ship.
  • Added preliminary Leap Motion support for the Windows version. 6 new binds are available: LEAPOX, LEAPOY, LEAPOZ, LEAPTX, LEAPTY, LEAPTZ; where LEAPO* are the three axes of orientation and the LEAPT* are the three axes of position. When a Leap Motion device is detected at startup, flight-assist is enabled, mouse-look is disabled, and LEAPOX, LEAPOY, LEAPOZ, LEAPTZ default to Pitch, Turn, Roll, and Accel analog controls respectively.
  • Fixed button positions in the one-click login menu for mobile devices.
  • Default Moga binds have changed to be more usable.
  • Changed the default invert mode for the Right-Stick Y axis on mobile gamepads.
  • The D-Pad on Android gamepads can now be used to select controls in the UI.
We've delayed making this official announcement until we were pretty confident in the reliability of this recent release, which heralded major changes to the persistency of universe objects, while also giving a window on things to come. The persistency of player content will be a major thread running through much of our development in 2014, as we continue to add more tools with which players may impact and influence the face of the galaxy. This will eventually lead to our long-awaited goals of an explorable and conquerable expanded universe of massive scope.

In the meantime, we're still fixing issues and polishing up the new gameplay as we add it. You can expect improvements to HUD and mine friend/foe identification in the near future, along with other tweaks and fixes. Please continue to submit Support Tickets, Bugs forum posts, and Suggestions forum posts for aspects you think should be improved.

Read more at the link below.

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Solve A Mystery In Crystals Of Time
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RVL Games' Crystals of Time is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The adventure game puts players in the role of Ashley, a professional thief who must solve the mystery of the mysterious Three Oak Mansion to find her missing father.

Ashley, a professional thief, has inherited this vocation from her father. When her father suddenly goes missing one night while trying to sneak into the Three Oak Mansion, Ashley finds herself standing before the vast deserted estate with only a mysterious crystal to aid her in the recovery of her father. Using her crystal, Ashley must navigate through time and space to find the clues that will lead her to her missing father and help her solve the mystery of Three Oak Mansion. Join Ashley on an epic adventure in Crystals of Time!


  • Over 80 beautiful hand drawn scenes;
  • 24 minigames and hidden object scenes;
  • Atmospheric soundtrack.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1.8 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 500 MB HD Space
  • 1 GB VRAM
Crystals of Time is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Fuel For Profit In Gas Station - Rush Hour!
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Gas Station - Rush Hour! from Anuman Interactive is available now for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. In the game players must help Uncle Tony run a gas station, quickly and efficiently meeting the needs of customers in order to make as much money as possible.

Your Uncle Tony needs you now more than ever! He's just spent all his savings on his lifetime dream: running his own gas station! Serve the most hurried customers as quickly as you can. As the saying goes, time is money!

'Gas Station - Rush Hour!' is a fast-paced Time Management game in which you will have to demonstrate speed and intelligence to serve your customers in record time. The faster you are, the more satisfied your customers will be, and the bigger your tips will be. Be careful not to fall behind! Tardiness means lower earnings.

Have fun building up combos by serving the same colored cars and increase your earnings more quickly in doing so.

Spend the fortunes amassed during your adventure on improving your station and making it more attractive, allowing you to serve more customers. The family business's success and longevity depends on it.

Act quickly and effectively, for the clock is ticking and you have a lot of customers counting on you!


  • A Unique Time-Management Game!
  • Challenge-Packed Game Levels
  • String Together Combos & Earn More Cash
  • Optimize your Customer Flow
  • Upgrade Your Gas Station
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 1 GB RAM
Gas Station - Rush Hour! is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Timelines: Assault On America Comes To Mac Game Store
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Strategy First and 4 Flash Entertainment's Timelines: Assault on America is available now at Mac Game Store. The WWII real time strategy title asks the question ĎWhat if The AXIS POWERS INVADED THE U.S.A.?í and takes place during a two front Axis invasion of the United States culminating in a battle for Washington D.C.

The United States' Office of Strategic Services (OSS) take advantage of information provided to them by the underground German resistance against the Third Reich. The OSS launch operation 'Wolf's Head' where top marksmen hide among a rally given in honor of Adolf Hitler.

Thousands of onlookers salute and cheer as the blue Mercedes convertible carrying the Third Reich leader makes its way through the downtown Berlin rally. Guns shots are heard and the crowd screams. In a panic several German officers run towards the convertible. There they see Adolf Hitler with two bullets in the head. One man shouts out 'He is dead!'

July. 21, 1942, Thousands of Germans are arrested and interrogated by enraged German Leaders. The German army learn of Operation 'Wolf's Head' and decide to abandon plans of invading Russia. The Germans convince their Axis ally Japan to launch a two front invasion of the United States of America. Germany will attack from the East while Japan will invade on the West.The United States Army must defend their country from the Assault On America.


  • 12 missions culminating in the battle for Washington D.C.
  • 4 player co-op multiplayer: choose between 9 playable countries USA, UK, France, Russia, Japan, German, Hungary, Romania, and Czechoslovakia
  • Multiplayer modes include, Player versus Player and Player vs A.I.
  • Cross Platform multiplayer PC/Mac/LINUX
  • 20 unit types per nation upgradeable for all infantry and vehicles (200 usable upgrades) Tanks, Trucks, Commander Vehicles, stationary guns, and much more
  • Defensive tactics include minefield planting, stationary turrets, and anti-tank assault
  • Airstrike capabilities for offensive special attacks
  • Learning AI that adjusts to the player's skill level
  • Delayed orders allowing for multiple commands to be followed in unison
  • Elevated terrains allowing for multiple strategic tactics
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 5 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon X1300
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500

  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
Timelines: Assault on America is available now for $14.99 (USD).

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Help Mac Gamer HQ Choose The 2013 Game Of The Year
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Mac Gamer HQ has kicked off a new reader poll, this time hoping to gather opinions on the best Mac gaming release of 2013. The potential choices from this year's game titles include BioShock Infinite, Sim City, Max Payne 3, and Fez.

Mac Gamer HQ was a little too young last year to go all the way with this but this yearís different. With over 50 000 visitors every month, we can do it right: choose the Best Mac Game of the Year.

Choosing the Mac Game of the Year is more important than you think. Itís not only about ďrankingĒ the games we got to play this year. Itís about recognizing the great work made by the few companies that fully support the Mac platform.

Unfortunately, a huge part of the gaming community (developers and press alike) donít give Mac platform the justice it deserves. Thatís why itís up to us, Mac gamers, to make a big deal about this and celebrate the fact we got a ton of great games this year! †I keep saying we have to create a strong Mac gaming community and what better way than to vote in huge numbers and show the world we are serious?

Head over to the page below to read more and offer your opinion.

Mac Gamer HQ: Choose 2013 Mac Game Of The Year
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Mac Games News for Friday, December 13, 2013

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Rayman Origins Available6:00 AM
Shadowrun: Dragonfall Discussed6:00 AM
The 9 To 5 Hasbro Mac Games Bundle Available6:00 AM
The Elder Scrolls Online Coming April 46:00 AM
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UoC Black Turn: Operation Barbarossa 1941 Released6:00 AM
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