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Crusader Kings II: Rajas Of India Coming This Spring
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio have announced Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India. The sixth expansion for the strategy/RPG Crusader Kings II focuses on Eastern Persia and India. Rajas of India will add a variety of new elements to the game including three new religions, a landmass twice the size of the original game, the chance to play as an Indian ruler, and a variety of Indian themed events and decisions.

Rise up from the ashes of turmoil and anarchy to rule over a land fragmented into petty fiefs. Now is the time to take control. Now is the time for greatness.

Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India is the sixth expansion for the critically praised strategy/RPG Crusader Kings II and will focus on Eastern Persia and India. The expansion Rajas of India extends the map to the east, including the entire Indian subcontinent, and allows you to play as a Hindu, Buddhist or Jain ruler. Can you defend Dharma against foreign invaders and bring order to the subcontinent?

Crusader Kings II explores one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Strategy where medieval times is brought to life in this epic game of knights, schemes, and thrones... 

Features:

  • Rajas of India features twice the landmass of the base game.
  • Play as an Indian ruler. Start a new and quite different type of game by playing as an Indian raja in 867 (if you have The Old Gods expansion) or at any point between 1066 to 1337 AD.
  • Three new Unique Religions. Choose between the Buddhist, Jain and Hindu beliefs for different benefits.
  • Caste System.
  • Experience Indian Events & Decisions.
  • Elephants and Jungles.
  • Hundreds of new Provinces including Central Asia and large parts of Siberia too.
  • New Interface Skin.
  • Indian characters get a unique set of facial profiles and clothes.
  • Steam MP Matchmaking and Steam Workshop: These features are brought over from Europa Universalis IV into Crusader Kings II, together with Borderless Windowed mode in the patch together with the release of the expansion.
Rajas of India is planned for a Spring 2014 release. Learn more at the pages linked below.

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Rasty Pelican Takes Flight
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

baKno Games has released Rasty Pelican, a new desktop game for OS X. Players control Rasty the Pelican by flying and swimming around the Caribbean sea. In addition to avoiding different obstacles like fishing boats and palm tree islands, the must help Rasty must avoid natural dangers like sharks and whales while maintaining energy and oxygen levels.

"Rasty Pelican is a fun, relaxing desktop game for Mac, Windows, and Linux," explained Andres Martinez, founder of baKno Games. "We will also be releasing mobile versions for iOS and Android devices very soon. One of the fun elements of the game is the original reggae soundtrack which was composed and produced by Chaliwa and Rolomite. Chaliwa is a music and audio production company who has furnished audio solutions for the NFL, ABC, Fox, AOL, PBS, and Discovery Networks. Rasty soars the sky flapping to the to-tapping rhythm of this great music that players will certainly enjoy."

Players control Rasty the Pelican who is flying and swimming around the Caribbean sea. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard to navigate, players help Rasty restore his energy by eating fish. Rasty also tries to collect as many coins as possible to earn the highest score as he flies through the day and night.

In addition to avoiding different obstacles like boats, buoys and palm tree islands, Rasty must avoid natural dangers like sharks, eels, squids and whales. Players must also maintain Rasty's energy and oxygen levels. If Rasty's oxygen and energy levels become fully depleted, the game is over.

There are 3 levels of gameplay to challenge players: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each level offers more challenges and a quicker pace of gameplay. Players can also customize their gameplay experience by choosing a variety of modes including child-friendly, relax mode, and faster render.

Additional features of Rasty Pelican include the tracking of the Top 100 Scores so players can compare their scores. Players can compete globally and locally.

Feature Highlights:

  • Comfortable and easy-to-use interface
  • Vivid graphics with day and night backgrounds
  • 3 levels of gameplay (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced)
  • Customizable modes including child-friendly, relax mode, and faster render
  • Complete globally and locally
  • Compare score on Top Player's list
  • Fun and original reggae music track by Chaliwa and Rolomite
Requirements:
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 56.6 MB
Rasty Pelican is available now for $4.99 (USD). A free trial version is available from the baKno website.

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Stoic Unfurls Creating The Banner Contest
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Stoic and publisher Versus Evil have announced an art contest for fans of the viking themed The Banner Saga. The Creating the Banner contest gives artistic gamers the chance to create a real life banner based on the traditional Viking runic art style seen on Godstones in the game. Winners will have their design featured on a final life-sized banner and will receive a mini replica of their own.

“The Banner Saga has been applauded by reviewers and fans alike for the art style, something we are incredibly proud of. We’ve seen such great fan art for the game that it made sense to ask our fans to assist us in designing a real life banner. We are looking for designs based on the traditional Viking runic art style as seen on the Godstones in the game,” said Stoic’s Art Director Arnie Jorgensen. “One way of recording history in early Viking times was for each family to contribute (sew) their own ‘saga’ onto their clan’s banner. Similarly, we plan to include some of the best designs submitted in this contest to create a twelve foot banner depicting our fan’s experiences with the game, creating a community ‘saga’.”

The ‘Creating the Banner’ contest is now officially open for entrants to submit their original ‘Viking-style’ inspired designs at the website. Winners will not only get their design included on the final life-sized banner, but they will also be sent a mini replica of the final banner for display. Full submission guidelines, rules and regulations can be found on the contest website. Submissions must be in by 11:59pm PT on Thursday March 13th, 2014.

The Banner Saga is available now for $24.99 through Steam, UPlay, GameFly, GameStop and Gamers Gate for PC and Mac. A digital Deluxe Edition is also available through select retailers for $29.99 and includes the game and complete official soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory.

Head over to the links below for more information.

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Follow Basilisk And Have A Chance To Win Eschalon: Book III
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Basilisk Games has announced it will be giving away six copies of Eschalon: Book III, the upcoming final installment in the old school fantasy RPG series. Those interested in participating need to follow the company's Twitter account, Like their Facebook page, or register as a member of the Basilisk forums. Those who do all three will increase their odds of winning.

We’re giving away six (6) copies of Eschalon: Book III on launch day! All you have to do is follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, or be a registered member of our forums. We’ll randomly pick two people from each of these groups the day before launch and send them a Registration Code to unlock the game. You’ll also have the opportunity to download the game a couple hours earlier than anyone else!

Details: Follow us on one of these sites before February 13. We’ll send you a private message if you are selected. We will not use your name or identity for promotional purposes, though it’d be great if you reposted your lucky win. Enter all three places to increase you chances. If by some freaky chance you win more than once, you can keep the extra copy or gift it to someone else.

For more information check out the pages below.

Eschalon: Book III Contest
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Sneak A Peek At BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea Episode Two
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 12 comments

Irrational Games has unveiled a teaser trailer for the upcoming second episode of its BioShock Infinite DLC Burial at Sea. The new DLC features a story set in Rapture, the location of the previous games in the series. Players get the chance to experience the city as it was before its fall from grace. BioShock Infinite and its add-ons are brought to Mac by Aspyr Media.

Watch this exclusive preview clip of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two. See the world through the eyes of Elizabeth after the dramatic events of Burial at Sea - Episode One as she continues her journey through Rapture in an effort to rescue Sally. Explore new areas of Rapture built almost entirely from scratch in the BioShock Infinite engine.

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two can be purchased as part of the BioShock Infinite Season Pass, which contains both Burial at Sea episodes, the Clash in the Clouds add-on pack, and other free exclusives at a significant discount."

Check out the link below for the trailer, but be warned that the video does contain some spoilers for the plot of Episode Two.

Burial At Sea Preview Clip
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BI: Burial At Sea - Episode 1 (add to watch list)
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Omerta - The Japanese Incentive Available Now
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Kalypso Media's Omerta – The Japanese Incentive, an expansion for Omerta - City of Gangsters is now available for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The add on for the 1920’s-era gangster-themed game features an all new campaign, new districts to dominate, new weapons, new henchmen, and an enemy AI to defeat.

Irish mobsters, Ku-Klux-Klan racists, a mysterious business man from the far-east and a beautiful Japanese woman – it’s time for another episode in the life of The Boss!

It’s a story from a time when love was more important than keeping your cool. In “The Japanese Incentive” add-on, experience an all-new campaign and enjoy a wealth of gameplay improvements. Take on a challenging new AI and set Atlantic City on fire with this brand new expansion for Omerta–City of Gangsters that includes lethal new weapons, expansive maps, engaging characters and more.

Features:

  • All new! - Play an exciting new campaign with unique characters, storylines and cut scenes
  • Explore, then Dominate - Discover districts of Atlantic City and its outskirts not yet seen in Omerta – City of Gangsters
  • Kill it with fire - new weapons include the Katana, flamethrower and machine gun
  • The gang’s all here - Hire additional henchmen whose special new traits will help make quick work of your foes
  • Outsmart a new challenger - Battle for the city against a fully autonomous enemy gang AI
  • Pick a wheelman - Plan fantastic heists, then use sexy sports cars and armored cars for getaways
  • It’s all business - Take over new buildings like the security agency and the auto shop and put them to criminal use
  • Watch the world burn - Set the battlefield ablaze with a unique new “fire” feature, which makes the most of the new flamethrower weapon
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 5 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS
    • Intel HD Graphics 3000
Notes:
  • Requires Omerta-City of Gangsters to play
  • Optional Steam key included
Omerta - The Japanese Incentive is available now for $4.99 (USD), a 75% discount.

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