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Eight Tasty Games For $19.95 In The MGS Delicious Bundle
3:54 PM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

This weekend Mac Game Store is offering a special Delicious Bundle featuring eight Delicious games for just $19.95, a savings of over $100 off the regular price. The offer expires Monday, February 24th, 2014.

The games included in the bundle are:

  • Delicious 2 Deluxe
  • Delicious - Emily's Tea Garden
  • Delicious: Emily's Taste of Fame
  • Delicious - Emily's Holiday Season
  • Delicious: Emily's Childhood Memories Premium Edition
  • Delicious - Emily's True Love Premium Edition
  • Delicious - Emily's Wonder Wedding Premium Edition
  • Delicious - Emily's Honeymoon Cruise Platinum Edition

Head over to the link below for more information.

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FTL: Advanced Edition Details
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Subset Games has revealed details about the upcoming free expansion for its spaceship simulation FTL: Faster Than Light. FTL: Advanced Edition will include a mind control system, a hacking system, a new sector, new events, new weapons, and new effects.

Here's a bit of info from the latest update:

Clone Bay

Previously unannounced, the Clone Bay is an alternative to the Medbay. Whenever a crew member dies, a clone is generated to replace them at the cost of losing some of their skills. Without the Medbay, your crew will not be able to heal in the traditional way, although the Clone Bay will heal all crew slightly every jump.  All Type C ships will come installed with a Clone Bay, or you can replace your Medbay from stores for a cost.

The goal of the Clone Bay was to really disrupt the core way you play the game.  You’ll be able to send crew off into dangerous situations without fear  of death. Giant alien spiders will no longer be the terrifying, unstoppable force that you’re used to, since the system can simply revive your crew after the event. But, if a stray missile takes out the system mid-clone, you’ll find death can still be quite permanent. And you probably shouldn’t let your crew ponder too long on the fate of their previous iterations.

Hacking

Designing hacking for FTL was one of the most challenging aspects of the expansion. We’ve gone through many wildly different iterations, but are exceedingly happy with the final version.

At the cost of a drone part, the system allows you to launch a hacking drone that attaches to a chosen system on the enemy vessel. As a passive effect, that system’s doors will be blocked (delaying enemy crew) and you’ll be granted detailed vision of that system. You’ll also then be able to initiate a hacking pulse which affects each system slightly differently. Some examples:

  • Weapons: The current charge status of the weapon will drain, delaying the weapons from firing.
  • Shields: The shields will drain, giving you a brief moment to get your shots in.
  • Drones: All currently active drones will be stunned for the duration of the pulse with a chance of being destroyed.
  • Teleporter: Immediately force enemy boarders to teleport back to their own ship.
The different uses against different systems, along with the passive obstruction of doors, opens up a multitude of exciting tactical options.
Head over to the pages below for more information.

FTL: Advanced Edition Details
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Eschalon: Book III Brings The Quest To An End At MGS
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Eschalon: Book III from Basilisk Games is now available for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The final title in the old school fantasy RPG series gives players the chance to answer questions about four powerful gemstones and the clouded past of the protagonist. The game includes a variety of engine updates, new items, new spells, and an open world to explore.

Eschalon: Book III brings the trilogy to a climactic end as you seek to uncover the mystery of your past, the secrets of the Crux stones, and who the Orakur really are. You’ll traverse miles of virtual wilderness and dungeons, filled with secrets and danger, in an unparalleled role-playing experience designed to feel like a true pen-and-paper RPG.

Features:

  • The end of a saga! The final Book in the Eschalon Trilogy brings the story to an epic conclusion and all your questions will be answered. Of course, we've made sure Book III can be fully enjoyed even if you've never played the previous games.
  • Dozens of fan-requested features and updates to the engine and rule set.
  • Hundreds of graphic updates including re-rendered tiles, new spell effects, and enhanced environment effects. New sound effects and music in crystal-clear HD audio via an updated sound engine.
  • Expanded stats for creatures give them new abilities, defenses and vulnerabilities. Combat will require new levels of strategy.
  • New spells and hundreds of new items for you to discover. A huge world filled with secrets, riddles, traps, treasure, and glory awaits you!
  • Book III is not a dumbed-down “RPG for the masses”. Rapid button clicking won’t save you here. Eschalon pays honor to the greatest RPGs of the past, with unlimited character development options and freedom to explore the world as you wish. The difficulty of the game does not scale to your character.
  • Developer tools to be released shortly after the availability of the game. Build your own maps and make your own adventures!
  • Single player only, like a great RPG should be.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 1 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
Eschalon: Book III is available now for $17.99 (USD), 10% off the regular price.

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Wasteland 2 OS X Beta Arrives With Next Update
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In a Kickstarter update InXile Entertainment recently offered new information about the company's upcoming post-apocalyptic Wasteland 2 RPG. In addition to details about the game's progress and the usefulness of the beta testing period, the update also confirms that the next beta version will introduce the first OS X version of the game to testers.

We know better than to give an exact date at this point because in addition to pushing the game in the ways we’d planned, we’re going to continue to incorporate player comments that make sense for us to address. But we are in the final stretch, and are thankful our backers have consistently agreed we should take the time we need. Our current three month plan will create a significantly better game as we are in an important development phase with each week taking huge steps to improve the game. As we progress through this plan we'll of course keep posting updates to let all our backers know how the game's progressing. But do be aware the end of this three month plan does not represent the finish line, at that point there will still be work to do before we can release the game.
 
OS X owners will be happy to know that Wasteland 2 will be available for their platform at the same time as we're putting the beta update out. We're making progress on the Linux version and it will follow sometime after.
Read more at the page below.

Wasteland 2 Update
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Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Playtest With Wyatt Cheng
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has posted a new video showcasing its upcoming Reaper of Souls expansion for the Diablo III action RPG. The one hour playtest shows technical game designer Wyatt Cheng joining three community members as they explore the new features in the expansion. Reaper of Souls will challenge players to defeat Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, who seeks to seize control of the Black Soulstone.

Last Friday, senior technical game designer Wyatt Cheng joined Archon the Wizard, Jaetch, and Moldran for a one-hour playtest in the Reaper of Souls™ beta. The goal behind this playtest was pretty simple: jump into the beta with three different members of the Diablo III community, play around with some of the expansion's new features, and enjoy a bit of casual conversation with fellow heroes of Sanctuary. The topic of that conversation exactly? Whatever Archon, Jaetch, or Moldran wanted.
Check out the video at the link below.

Wyatt Cheng Playtest
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Mac Games News for Thursday, February 20, 2014

BioShock's Irrational Games Closing6:00 AM
Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods Now At Mac Game Store6:00 AM
Eschalon: Book III Launch Woes6:00 AM
Untold Legends DLC Announced For Blackguards6:00 AM
 
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