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F1 2013 Races Onto Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive has announced the release of F1 2013, the FORMULA 1 racing simulation video game. Developed and published by Codemasters for consoles and PC, F1 2013 offers Mac gamers the chance to experience "all the thrills of the 2013 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP" and, for the first time in Codemasters’ series, race classic cars on iconic circuits in a new game mode called F1 Classics. The Classic Edition also includes two DLC packs: The 1990s Content Pack which contains six classic cars and lets players drive as Damon hill and Michael Schumacher, and The Classic Track Pack which contains two additional tracks.

F1 2013 features all the cars, stars and circuits from the 2013 season and includes all of the new rules, tyre changes and remodeled handling to authentically reflect the challenge and exhilaration of racing 2013’s stunning roster of FORMULA ONE™ cars. Players will compete for motorsports’ ultimate prize over five seasons in Career mode, join up with a friend in Co-Op Championship mode and in the brand new Scenario Mode, master the unique set of challenges faced by real life FORMULA ONE drivers.

Players will also get to recreate historic FORMULA ONE in F1 Classics mode, which features famous cars, drivers and circuits from the 1980s. With a voiceover introduction by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker, F1 Classics is a fictional racing series that lets players loose on Brands Hatch and Circuit De Jerez as a selection of the greatest drivers of yesteryear.

Additional content will be available in a premium edition of the video game, F1 2013: Classic Edition, which contains two DLC packs. The 1990s Content pack contains six classic cars, three each from the Ferrari and Williams teams, and lets players drive them as 1990s legends, including Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher. The Classic Track pack contains two additional tracks: Imola and Estoril, respectively the historic homes of the San Marino GRAND PRIX™ and the Portuguese GRAND PRIX.

Features:

  • Career mode: From the first qualifying session in Melbourne to the dramatic final laps at São Paulo, pursue the coveted Drivers’ World Championship in an epic recreation of the full 2013 season.
  • GRAND PRIX™ mode: Shape your own FORMULA ONE experience by creating custom championships with any combination of circuits from the 2013 season.
  • Scenario mode: Take on 20 high-pressure challenges inspired by authentic FORMULA ONE racing situations.
  • F1 Classics mode: Master the mighty cars and demanding tracks of the 1980s, and battle the era’s legendary drivers.
  • Mid-session saves: Need to make a real-life pit stop? Save your progress and the next time you play, pick up exactly where you left off.
  • Improved handling: Perfect your racing lines with the most realistic handling model yet.
  • Multiplayer: Double up with a friend in co-operative championships and prove yourself in 16-player cross platform (Mac and PC) online races.
      Note: Copies of the game purchased from the Mac App Store do not support SteamPlay, so will not contain online multiplayer. They will contain offline split-screen multiplayer as well as the full single-player game.
  • F1 2013: Classic Edition is a premium version that includes the 1990s Content and Classic Track packs, containing six cars and twelve drivers from the 1990s as well as the historic Imola and Estoril circuits
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 13 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000 (requires 8 GB RAM)
F1 2013: Classic Edition is available to purchase now for $64.99 (USD).

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First Gameplay Trailer Revealed For Tropico 5
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Kalypso Media has released the first gameplay trailer for 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. The game will include advanced trading mechanics, technology, scientific research trees, and island exploration. Tropico 5 will also add cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players for the first time in the history of the series.
 

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.
 
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Moebius: Empire Rising Teaser
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Phoenix Online Studios has released a new teaser page which offers a few images and a description of the events at the beginning of Jane Jensen's upcoming Moebius: Empire Rising. Jensen's first adventure game since 2010's Gray Matter, and the first she has completely overseen since Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned in 1999, lets players step into the shoes of Malachi Rector, an antiquities dealer who becomes embroiled in a mystery when he takes a job from a secretive government agency.

In Moebius: Empire Rising, players will step into the shoes of Malachi Rector, a high-end antiquities dealer with a photographic memory, a genius for history, and an uncanny talent for discerning genuine artifacts from cheap knock-offs. At the request of a secretive government agency, Malachi flies to Venice to determine whether a recently-murdered woman resembles any particular figure in history. Why would the U.S. government offer him $50,000 to perform this odd job? Why does a stranger he meets randomly in the desert seem like someone he's known all his life? And how come every time Malachi lets down his guard, someone tries to kill him?

In the layered mystery of Moebius: Empire Rising, players will travel the globe with Malachi and his bodyguard, former special forces operative David Walker, to analyze suspects, make historical connections, and piece together clues to uncover a conspiracy the U.S. government and other covert agencies will defend at any cost. A modern adventure game styled in the vein of recent Sherlock Holmes and James Bond thrillers, it merges classic point-and-click puzzle solving with Malachi's unique deductive powers and the sophisticated storytelling Jensen's games are known for.
Moebius: Empire Rising will be released on April 15.

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Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Blood Marsh Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment recently posted a new First Look at The Blood Marsh area from Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, the upcoming first expansion for the fantasy based action RPG.

Scheduled to launch on March 25 the game will challenge players to defeat Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, who seeks to seize control of the Black Soulstone. The new expansion will also offer a new hero: The Crusader, a new level 70 experience cap, new spells and abilities for existing classes, greater emphasis on randomized environments, a reworked Paragon progression, as well as two new game modes: Loot Runs and Nephalem Trials.

The rot of organic life assaults the senses as fetid earth gives way beneath each step. Murky water bubbles along the sunken trails and strange, violent creatures lurk just beyond light's reach. Below the layers of silt and grime of this unwelcoming marshland lays an ancient ruin of great power. . .and even greater mystery.

Welcome to the Blood Marsh, the second locale to take the spotlight in the upcoming Reaper of Souls™ expansion. Just as we've covered the founding of Westmarch in our previous First Look series, let's take some time to peer beyond the marsh's veil of uninviting squalor and dig in to the lore and design of the wondrous treasures hidden within.

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Get Early Access To 1849 At Mac Game Store
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Early Access to SomaSim's 1849 is available now at Mac Game Store. The still in development city management sim is set during the California Gold Rush and gives players the task of building towns, populating them with workers, and coordinating production and trade networks to keep the towns thriving.

The year is 1849, and gold has just been discovered in California. You decide to head out west, to seek fame and wealth in the approaching Gold Rush.

Will you strike gold and become an overnight mining magnate? Or will you build your fortune bit by bit by supplying 49ers with pickaxes and blue jeans?

1849 is a city management game set during the California Gold Rush. Your task is to build towns, populate them with workers, and make sure that they are housed, fed, and entertained. You’ll have to manage and coordinate extensive production and trade networks to make sure your towns thrive.

This Early Access build of 1849 is only available for PC and Mac desktops, but it will be available for iPad and Android tablets at launch.

By purchasing this Early Access version today, here's what you'll get:

  • Access to the current version of the game and to continuous updates. We'll be adding new scenarios, new content and refining gameplay in the coming months leading up to launch. Early Access gets you the updated content as soon as it's available.
  • Input into game as we prepare 1849 for release in May. Tell us what you'd like us to change and what you think would be neat to include.
At launch, 1849 will include:
  • A campaign mode that traces the development of the Gold Rush from mining camps to bustling cities. Each of 20 city scenarios will present players with unique starting conditions, victory goals, and obstacle events.
  • Vivid old west towns with buildings lining the streets directly inspired by California’s Gold Country.
  • Over 50 resources that players can dig up, farm, refine or manufacture as they build complex towns and cities.
  • Scenario replay and open-form sandbox modes.
  • Classic city management simulation tailored and built specifically to be just as enjoyable on a tablet as it is on a PC.
  • Developed by SomaSim, a new studio dedicated to producing deep simulation games for today’s players.
Requirement:
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Note: 1849 is still under development. This means the game will be improved on a regular basis, through updates that add new features, content and bug fixes. Check the features list for info on what is already available and what will be included in the final version.
1849 Early Access is available now at Mac Game Store for $9.99 (USD).

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Mac Gamer HQ's Top 5 First Person Shooters List Updated
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Mac Gamer HQ recently updated its list of top five first person shooters to reflect the best of 2013. The list includes Borderlands 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and BioShock Infinite.

Winner of our 2013′s Best Mac Games countdown, BioShock Infinite is a hell of an experience. The game’s story takes place in an unforgettable universe (the flying city of Columbia) that could only be matched by the original BioShock’s city of Rapture. I won’t spoil the story for you, but I can tell you the ending alone is one of the best I’ve seen.

While the story alone could put BioShock Infinite in no matter what Top 10 out there, the game’s gameplay and graphics are almost as good as the story, and that says a lot. The shooting mechanics are solid and the graphics are nothing short of impressive. At some points I had to stop and just absorb the breathtaking vistas Columbia had to offer.

BioShock Infinite has it all: Looks and brains. If you haven’t picked this one yet, you need to. Now.

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Control Command Escape Reviews Shadowrun: Dragonfall
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Control Command Escape recently posted a new review of Harebrained Schemes' Shadowrun: Dragonfall, the first expansion for its Kickstarter funded Shadowrun Returns. The addition to the magic-meets-cyberpunk tactical RPG features a new 12+ hour campaign set in Berlin, the much requested Save Anywhere feature, new enemies, new weapons, new items, and new features for the game editor.

Early on you’re also given a ragtag bundle of characters who serve as your team. These characters exist in the game world, so you can have conversations with them in-between each mission, taking a page out of Dragon Age‘s book (there’s also a dog that will follow you around, because that’s some sort of requirement in RPGs made in the last decade, although it doesn’t do anything). You can pick and choose team members to accompany you on each mission, or you can spend your in-game cash to hire mercenaries like you could in The Dead Man’s Switch. There’s also at least one other potential team member to acquire over the course of the game.
Read on at the link below.

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Mac Games News for Friday, March 7, 2014

Get Five Times The Adventure For One Low Price At MGS4:32 PM
LUFTRAUSERS Takes Flight On March 186:00 AM
New Tropico 5 Screenshots Unveiled6:00 AM
Sneak Like Its 1998 In BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea 26:00 AM
Take A Peek At Quest For Infamy6:00 AM
 
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