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Rome: Total War - Alexander Conquering Macs February 27
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Feral Interactive has announced that Rome: Total War - Alexander will be released for the Mac on February 27th. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, this expansion pack for the historical strategy game Rome: Total War - Gold Edition allows players to command the army of Alexander the Great.

“Rome: Total War - Alexander will test players’ skill and ingenuity, both on and off the battlefield,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “This epic campaign is as challenging as it is rewarding.”

In a fast-paced single-player campaign of 100 turns, players are challenged to match Alexander’s ferocious speed of thought and action. Just as he conquered the known world in 13 short years, players must rapidly capture a multitude of territories from Europe to India while regularly outnumbered by hostile armies.

Rome: Total War - Alexander also introduces six historical battles based on Alexander’s greatest triumphs, as well as four new playable factions: Macedon, Persia, India and the barbarian Dahae. 50 new units are under players’ control, including the Persian Immortal Infantry, Indian War Elephants and elite Macedonian Companion Cavalry. Historical LAN battles are also expanded with new rulesets allowing for 1-vs-2 and 1-vs-3 clashes.

Minimum system requirements call for a 1.4GHz Intel Mac with at least 512MB RAM, 128MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later. The following graphics cards are unsupported: ATI X1xxx, Intel GMA series and the NVIDIA 7xxx series. Rome: Total War - Alexander requires an installed copy of Rome: Total War™ - Gold Edition to play.

Rome: Total War - Alexander for the Mac will retail in North America for US $6.99, £4.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €5.99 (inc.VAT) throughout Europe.

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Ironclad Tactics Now At MGS
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Ironclad Tactics from Surprise Attack is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The card-based tactics game is set in an alternate history Civil War complete with steam-powered military robots.

Ironclad Tactics is a fast-paced, card-based tactics game set in an alternate history Civil War - with steam-powered military robots! No microtransactions! Unlock cards by playing the game, not by purchasing them separately.

Features:

  • No microtransactions! Unlock cards by playing the game, not by purchasing them separately.
  • Experience unique gameplay, with rapid, simultaneous turns that blend the precision of tactics and card games with the spontaneity of fast-paced strategy games.
  • Follow the campaign story through a fully-illustrated, character-driven interactive graphic novel.
  • Collect cards as you play through the campaign and build your own decks to crush your foes.
  • Play with your friends in the co-op story campaign or against them in skirmish and nemesis modes.
  • Face off against online challengers in quick-skirmish mode, and unlock special cards when you win.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 750 MB HD Space
Ironclad Tactics is available now for $14.99 (USD).

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IMG Reviews The Wolf Among Us - Episode 2: Smoke And Mirrors
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games' Steven Marx has posted a new review of Telltale Games' The Wolf Among Us - Episode 2: Smoke And Mirrors. Based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series FABLES and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The Wolf Among Us features a cast of fairy tale characters struggling to survive in the dangerous Fabletown.

Here's an excerpt:

It’s mostly all good, all the things I liked from the first episode are still here, and more. You meet and interact with more Fables, the plot continues to unfold as you try to solve the mystery of who is killing Fables, and there are plot twists to keep you guessing. The graphics and voice acting are still top notch, as is the music and ambient noise. And this game still earns its M rating in every way.

One of the nice things about the game is how your actions effect how other characters behave towards you. This really rewarded replaying the game in episode one to see how things could play out differently, and the same is true in episode two. What’s even more fun to me is how your actions in Faith carry over into Smoke and Mirrors, so you may want to even pick up your different saved games from the first episode when you continue on. So all in all there’s a lot to like about Episode Two, especially if you’ve already played the first episode and have been chomping at the bit for a few months.

Check out the full review at the page below.

IMG Review: The Wolf Among Us Episode 2
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Divinity: Original Sin Coming Spring 2014
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 7 comments

Larian Studios has officially announced a Spring 2014 launch window for its upcoming fantasy RPG Divinity: Original Sin, and has also revealed a new game trailer showcasing gameplay and cinematics. Larian explained the shift from the previous February 28 launch will give the developer time to implement changes based on feedback from beta testing.

Larian Studios announces a new launch timeframe for Divinity: Original Sin. The extra time will be used to implement feedback received from Steam Early Access players and Kickstarter backers. Divinity: Original Sin features a huge and reactive RPG world with unparalleled 2-player co-op, and Larian is taking the time necessary to make it right and polished. As the game approaches launch, the Steam Early Access version will continue to see frequent improvements, including bug fixes and some sizable content updates.

Spring is Coming Trailer
Catch a sneak preview of what's to come this Spring for Divinity: Original Sin in our newest teaser trailer. The world is growing ever more vast and more interactive, and here you'll find a first look at some of Rivellon's previously unseen fairytale landscapes and creatures. If you pay close attention, you'll find that it's not only your elemental powers, but also tempestuous weather that can shift the winds in combat.

About Divinity: Original Sin
Divinity: Original Sin goes back to the values of memorable cRPGs: isometric, party-based, turn-based, gripping dialogues, choices and consequence, deep story, profound character and party development, a big interactive world filled with characters and items, free exploration... There is only one main goal, and how you get there is completely up to you. Of course, everything is more fun with a friend and so is Original Sin: drop-in, drop-out multiplayer takes care of that, both online and locally.

Key features

  • Become part of a reactive, living and open world. Explore diverse environments, find myriad creatures and tons of desirable items.
  • Experience gripping, party and turn-based combat. Manipulate the environment and use skill & spell combos.
  • Play in co-op multiplayer and engage in co-op dialogues. Shape your relationships with your partner that will influence the game.
  • Unravel a deep and epic story, set in the early days of Rivellon. Taking place well before Divine Divinity and The Dragon Knight Saga, Divinity: Original Sin presents you with a familiar world in another era.
  • Classless system lets you shape your character any way you want. Endless item interaction and combinations take things to another level of freedom.
  • Create your own adventures and share them online. With Original Sin comes the powerful toolset used by the game's designers.
Follow the links below for more information.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Crusader Kings II: The Republic Opens For Business At MGS6:00 AM
Farm Frenzy 3: Russian Village Released6:00 AM
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The Last Door Collector's Edition Trailer Debuts6:00 AM
 
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