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LUFTRAUSERS Takes Flight On March 18
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Vlambeer and Devolver Digital have announced a March 18 release for LUFTRAUSERS, an upcoming new aerial dogfighting simulator. The game will give interested pilots the chance to customize their very own “rauser” and "battle wily enemy fighters amongst the clouds or charge colossal battleships scattered across the open seas."

“OH DEAR GOD FINALLY YES,” said Rami Ismail, 50% of developer Vlambeer.

“I honestly thought LUFTRAUSERS released back in 2012,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker when reached for comment. “Ironically, I spent what I thought was LUFTRAUSERS royalties on a private jet.”

Potential recruits and amateur rauser pilots can visit LUFTRAUSERS.com to learn more about the war effort, train on the original LUFTRAUSER web game, and pre-order LUFTRAUSERS on Steam and Humble for 10% off the $9.99 price.

The most patriotic of citizens and tycoons of industry that wish to help with the recruitment effort on a more grandiose level can invest in the $749.99 LUFTRAUSERS Air Raid Pack that yields 1 DRM-free download of the game and 100 giftable Steam keys. Purchasers of this special bundle of aerial firepower are encouraged to recruit new rauser pilots from their ranks of friends and aid in the war effort by any means necessary.

Developed by Dutch duo Vlambeer (Super Crate Box, Radical Fishing) LUFTRAUSERS will revolutionize the arcade-style aerial combat shooter genre with simple controls and deep gameplay.

Brave and Bold –

    White-knuckle aerial battles against a crimson and cream sky harken back to the pure arcade shooters of the past with tight gameplay, ridiculous combos, and unlimited fun.
Custom Luftrausers –
    Select from unique weapons, plane bodies, and propulsion systems to radically alter your fighter in over 125 deadly combinations. Each combination changes both how the rauser handles and attacks but also the music soundtrack to your mission.
Confidential Missions –
    Make your fellow countrymen proud as you take on one of dozens of missions from your commanding officers and face off against rival aces in a dogfight to the death.
Stylish Dog Fighting –
    Vlambeer’s unmistakable visual style, super tight controls, and the driving beats of DJ Kozilek create a beautifully intense mission each time you take to the skies.
Learn more at the links below.

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Get Five Times The Adventure For One Low Price At MGS
4:32 PM | IMG News | 1 comment

Mac Game Store is now offering a new Adventure Bundle which includes five adventures for the low price of $19.95, a total savings of $79.96.

Game fans who purchase the bundle will receive Deponia, Deponia 2: Chaos on Deponia, Deponia 3: Goodbye Deponia, The Night of the Rabbit, and Memoria.

Details can be found at the link below.

MGS: Adventure Bundle
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New Tropico 5 Screenshots Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Kalypso Media has revealed box art and a collection of new screenshots from the upcoming Tropico 5. The next instalment of the city-builder series is currently in development at Haemimont Studios and is slated for an early summer 2014 release. Kalypso will release Tropico 5 for a variety of platforms including Mac OS X.
 

Packed with a whole host of new gameplay features and all new artwork designed from scratch, Tropico 5 takes the series into a new and exciting direction – dynasties!
 
You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward. You must tackle the changing needs of your people, as well as opposing governments and factions, and thus lay the foundations for your own dynasty. As you move through your years in office you can promote members of your extended family on the island to positions of power: such as ambassador, commanding general or even Supreme Ruler, to ensure your legacy thrives through the eras.
 
As well as a wealth of other new features, including advanced trading mechanics, technology, scientific research trees and island exploration, Tropico 5 will add cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players for the first time in the series’ history! Viva El Presidente!

Features of Tropico 5

  • The Eras - From the 19th century to the 21st, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities. Begin your reign during colonial times and advance your nation through the modern era and into the future!
  • The Dynasty – Each member of El Presidente’s extended family is present on the island and may be appointed to key leadership positions, earning skills and experience in their assigned roles.
  • Research and Renovate - Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources. Transform your old buildings into modernized, hyper-efficient designs worthy of an economic superpower!
  • Advanced trade system and trade fleet - Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure import/export trade routes to neighbouring islands and key nations.
  • Explore your island - Discover what lies beyond the fog of war. Send prospectors to look for new mineral and ore deposits, but be wary of hostile animals and native tribes.
  • All new art - All artwork is reworked to provide Tropico 5 with a distinct historic visual identity. Choose from over 100 unique buildings from each of the individual eras.
  • Cooperative and competitive multiplayer – Up to four players can build up their own cities and economies on any given island map. Players can share resources and citizens, or declare war on each other.
 
For more information click on the link below.

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Sneak Like Its 1998 In BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea 2
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 10 comments

Irrational Games recently revealed a new gameplay mode coming with the March 25 launch of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two, the third add-on content pack for the award-winning BioShock Infinite. 1998 Mode will challenge gamers to complete the new DLC using only non-lethal tools.

“In Burial at Sea – Episode Two we put a focus on balance and stealth mechanics,” said Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games. “As we were developing this new style of gameplay, we started to see people self-impose non-lethal playthrough’s. Given the fan reception of 1999 Mode, we thought it would be cool to give them another way to play Burial at Sea that challenged their mastery of stealth tools.”

We look forward to seeing our fans attempt to conquer 1998 Mode in BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two, utilizing the new stealth-oriented gameplay as you take on the role of Elizabeth, and see the world through her eyes. Don’t forget about the Season Pass, allowing you to get the DLC packs at a significant discount.

Head over to the link below for more.

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Take A Peek At Quest For Infamy
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Phoenix Online Studios recently posted a new image from Infamous Quest's upcoming adventure/RPG hybrid Quest for Infamy. The game features a humorous story with a blend of turn-based combat and puzzle solving adventure elements. Players choose from three unique classes and set forth to explore a world filled with fantasy adventures.

Return to the glory days of role-playing and adventure in Quest for Infamy, a humor-filled fantasy epic styled in the vein of classic PC RPGs, where you play the charming villain. Blending turn-based combat and spell-casting with puzzle solving and adventure, players can choose from three character classes—brigand (strength), rogue (stealth), or sorcerer (magic), each with unique storylines and adventures—in one of the largest retro role-playing experiences ever. Adventurers are invited to explore a world of hand-drawn wonder, as they wind their way through trap-infested dungeons, battle slavering beasts with swords or custom-made spells, and lie, cheat and steal their way to infamy.
Click over to the links below for more.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, March 6, 2014

Diablo III +50% XP For A Limited Time6:00 AM
Syberia Comes To Mac Game Store6:00 AM
The Walking Dead Season Two, Episode 2 Available Now6:00 AM
Torment: Tides Of Numenera Q&A Released6:00 AM
 
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