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BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea - Episode 2 Debuts March 25
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

2K and Irrational Games has announced that BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two, the third add-on content pack for the award-winning BioShock Infinite, will be available for download worldwide on March 25. The Mac version, brought to gamers by Aspyr Media, will be available on the same day.

“In Burial at Sea – Episode Two, we are delivering a story that involves nearly every major character from the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite,” said Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games. “It is a story that will give gamers a new perspective on the BioShock universe and conclude the story of BioShock Infinite and Burial at Sea.”

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two is built almost entirely from scratch by Irrational Games, the studio behind the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite. The narrative of this add-on content pack concludes the storyline of BioShock Infinite and Burial at Sea, as seen through the eyes of a new player character, Elizabeth, and features all-new stealth-oriented gameplay, as well as new weapons and modes.

About BioShock Infinite

From the creators of the highest-rated first-person shooter of all time, BioShock, BioShock Infinite puts players in the shoes of U.S. Cavalry veteran turned hired gun, Booker DeWitt. Indebted to the wrong people and with his life on the line, DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret.

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode 2 will be available for $14.99.

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Turn Over A New Tile In Hoyle Illusions Mahjongg
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Encore Software's Hoyle Illusions Mahjongg is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The tile matching game features 120 levels, a unique storyline, a variety of tilesets, and multiple layout variations.

Embark on a new and exciting magical Mahjongg adventure! Enjoy a variety of tile sets, tons of levels, beautiful environments, layout variations and much more! Seek and find each level as you experience Sophie's story and the magic of Hoyle Mahjongg Illusions!

An epic mahjongg adventure!

  • 120 unique levels and hours of game-play
  • Beautiful backgrounds & locations
  • A variety of tile sets, trophies and more!
  • The magic of Hoyle Mahjongg Illusions awaits you!
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • 1.5 GHz Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB HD Space
  • 128 MB VRAM
Hoyle Illusions Mahjongg is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Mad Moxxi And The Wedding Day Massacre Begins Feb 11
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 24 comments

Gearbox Software has announced that Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre, the fourth installment in the downloadable Headhunter add-ons for Borderlands 2, will be released on February 11. Aspyr Media has confirmed that the Mac version will release on the same day as its Windows counterpart. The Headhunter DLC gives players adventures revolving around various new bosses and the players' struggles to defeat them and steal their heads to wear as prizes. Gearbox also revealed that Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax, the sixth and final Headhunter add-on, will be released in April.

Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre was inspired by one of our favorite holidays and is full of love and cuddles, but with a Borderlands twist. This add-on features the return of Innuendo Bot 5000 and its creator, Mad Moxxi, as they try to bring two rival clans together with the help of the Vault Hunters. They think love and understanding will bring peace to the clans, but as you know, things don’t always work out the way you’d hope on Pandora – especially when it involves the Hodunks and the Zafords. Ellie also makes an appearance and tries to help out too, but she isn’t very keen on keeping things civil.

Fret not, though – you can at least bring joy to a couple of new robot characters in love with each other. When you first encounter these characters, you’ll have to work to bring them together because they can’t muster up the courage to confess their love on their own. During all this match-making, you’ll have to keep an eye out for Threshers, especially the ones that live in The Rainbrew Room as they may be swimming in… let’s just call it “the left-over distillery products”.

Like all of our previous Headhunter add-ons, once you beat the final enemy, you’ll get a new head and skin for each character class. This time the heads are a little more graphic. With these new heads, you’ll also get an inside look at the Vault Hunters, especially Zer0… though it should be said that his new head is named “N0t C4n0n” for a reason.

Up to now, it is safe to say that Borderlands 2 has seen a lot of extra content added in the 17 months since it released – to the point where we’re pushing some technical limitations making it near impossible to add more missions, items and such. With that said, we still have one more Headhunter add-on planned. So, make sure to look out for the fifth and final Headhunter add-on for Borderlands 2, Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax, coming in April and featuring the offspring of a fan-favorite enemy from the first Borderlands!

Learn more at the link below.

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Enjoy Voxel Based Multiplayer Battle In Endeavor
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Toast Mobile recently emailed IMG about its new Kickstarter campaign to fund Endeavor. The voxel-based massive multiplayer game for Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, puts players in the role of a robot who must ally with other bots to battle for control of territory and race to build a game winning beacon. Toast Mobile is hoping to gather $80,000 before the campaign's March 5 end date.

Endeavor is a game where players form alliances to battle for land control and race to build a beacon to win the game. Each player is a robot who starts with a region of land to exploit, build upon, and gain resources from in order to expand his territory. Each server is called an Endeavor and players will choose which ones to join. There are hundreds of players in each Endeavor, all competing or joining forces to complete the beacon first. An Endeavor will continue for roughly 3 months, until one alliance takes the victory!

Gameplay

Each robot is initially equipped with a claw, drill, rocket launcher, and jetpack. The equipment, fuel type, and hull of a robot can be upgraded. For regions that you own, you can build or remove terrain blocks with your claw/drill. There are many objects and mechanisms available to guard your land from opposing players who will be looking to steal from you! Additionally, smaller robots can be constructed to mine and gather resources for you.

To create a sense of cohesiveness, the player, creatures, items, and graphics are all designed around the cube itself. In each of the models you'll see a strong emphasis on straight lines and 90 degree angles. These models weren't simply scanned in and clumped together but rather carefully designed around a set of established rules. More natural models, like many of the foliage or creatures in the game follow this too but have been given a softer edge to convey a sense of nature along with the dominating sense of clean and precise edges.

The ultimate goal for a player or alliance is to construct a beacon. The alliance to first complete this task wins the game and that Endeavor ends. Building the beacon requires lots of time, resources, and every type of Microblock available in the Endeavor.

Regions

Each region is a different biome separated by rivers. Each player begins the game with one region, but many regions will start off unclaimed. These unowned lands are occupied by creatures in the game that will attack players. Unowned regions can be taken over by force if the Microblock is found. There is one Microblock for each region, which represents it’s ownership. Region biomes include mountains, forests, deserts, floating islands, plateaus, badlands, islands and snow regions.

In addition to the player versus player servers, there will be a free-build server which allows players to create custom regions that are voted on to appear in future Endeavor games. You choose where the monsters will spawn and which bosses protect the Microblock!

Microblocks

Microblocks have two main purposes: region ownership and giving the robot extra abilities. Each region contains a Microblock, and stealing them allows players to take a region from another player. Additionally, Microblocks can be attached to the player’s robot for extra abilities such as improved drilling, flying, speed, teleportation, or combat.

Learn more at the link below.

Endeavor Kickstarter
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