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Europa Universalis IV: Wealth Of Nations Available Now
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio have launched Wealth of Nations, the second expansion to the empire-building strategy title Europa Universalis IV. Among the additions the expansion will add is the ability to secretly provoke trade conflicts, the option to hire pirates to steal goods from competitors, and the chance to form an East India Company to create an unstoppable shipping concern.

Wealth of Nations takes the award-winning franchise into the rough seas of trading where players can now forge their own trade empires and amass large amounts of wealth by legitimate means, such as creating powerful trade capitals and treating with other nations to gain trade power over a region, or by more lucrative methods like hiring privateers to “help” your rivals unload stored goods from their ships to your own.

The age of exploration is brought to life in this epic game of trade, diplomacy, warfare and exploration by Paradox Development Studio, the Masters of Strategy. Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to rule an empire that lasts through the ages.

Main features:

  • Use covert diplomatic action to create trade conflicts: Bring out your negotiating skills and explore new diplomatic ways to justify and force trade conflicts against your competition. The actions are executed covert style in order to secure your place as a great trade empire of the period.
  • Steal from your competitors with the use of privateers: Dare to hire privateers that will steal trade from your competitors by leaching trade into a pirate nation. But if you do, know that this will increase the risk of war since your competitors will get a just cause for war.
  • Create a new trade capital & strengthen your trade: Designate a specific port as your main trade capital, separately from your country’s capital, in a coastal province within the same continent. 
  • Improved trading in inland nodes. Merchants placed in inland trade nodes gets increased bonus in proportion to your country’s trade efficiency and will increases your possibilities to trade in faraway inland trade nodes.
  • Establish East India Companies - Strengthen your trade network and reach faraway lands by establishing East India Companies.
Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations is available now for $9.99. Learn more at the links below.

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Devour The Oceans In Tasty Blue
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Dingo Games recently announced the release of Tasty Blue, a game of aquatic consumption for Mac and Windows. The spiritual successor to Tasty Planet and Tasty Planet: Back For Seconds continues the feeding frenzy with players now taking the role of aquatic creatures. Starting with a goldfish and eventually unlocking equally peckish dolphin and shark protagonists, players will consume everything they see in an attempt to grow large enough to take a bite out of bigger targets.

Tasty Blue players control a goldfish with an insatiable appetite. After being overfed by its owner, the goldfish escapes into the ocean, consuming increasingly large prey. The more it eats, the bigger it gets. The goldfish eventually gets so big that it eats full sized submarines and aircraft carriers.

In addition to the goldfish, players will also take control of a hungry dolphin and a ravenous shark. The dolphin starts off as an overworked aquarium star, forced to jump through flaming hoops for food. He escapes from captivity by eating his way through the aquarium and taking revenge on his trainer. The shark is the final playable character, an artificial fish created by scientists to save Earth's oceans. Will the shark save the earth, or cause its destruction?

Tasty Blue features over 70 levels spread across three different environments: temperate, tropical, and arctic. There is a two-player cooperative mode that allows players to share a single computer and play the game together (split screen or full screen).

Tasty Blue is available for Windows and Mac right now. The game will be released for iPhone and iPad on June 19th.

Tasty Blue is available now for $19.99. Check out the trailer at the link below.

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Galactic War Brings Single Player To Planetary Annihilation
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Uber Entertainment recently announced the addition of Galactic War, a single player component for Planetary Annihilation. Before the update the sci-fi strategy game gave players the chance to wage war on a planetary scale with multiple players and thousands of units. Now with the new addition players can take the role of a reawakened Commander and search the galaxy for the technology and skills they'll need to defeat enemy AI Commanders.

Big day for us over at Uber Entertainment. We just added single-player to Planetary Annihilation, which is something fans have been asking about for a very long time. We're pretty stoked that we could deliver.

Galactic War, the new mode, adds a new, dynamic single-player experience to Planetary Annihilation - and it’s available right now as an update to the game.

Highlights:

  • Galactic War is a twist on traditional real-time strategy campaigns that has players battling across a dynamic galaxy filled with procedurally-generated content.

  • Galactic War uses randomized technology drops, random maps, and unique special abilities and perks to make each playthrough feel different.

  • Players define the scale and intensity of the Galactic War. Each of the mode’s sizes offers different starting tech trees and challenges.

  • Rediscover, rebuild, and take control. Play as a reawakened Commander, scour the stars for technology, and annihilate enemy Commanders to secure the galaxy.
Learn more at the site below.

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Eric's All-in-1 Solitaire Deals A New Hand For Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

An IMG reader recently contacted us about Eric's All-in-1 Solitaire. Developed by the creator of Eric's Ultimate Solitaire, the card game features over 30 solitaire variations, unlimited undo, Retina high resolution support, and detailed statistics which let players know if anyone has managed to win with the cards dealt in a particular game. Eric's All-in-1 is likely to be of interested to fans of Ultimate Solitaire who were disappointed when that game stopped working after OS X 10.7.

DESCRIPTION



Written by the same Eric that developed the classic Eric's Ultimate Solitaire for Mac OS. You can drag and drop or tap cards to move them. You can even throw the cards with a shove! Easy-to-use, with lots of games, smooth animation and a fantastic user interface.



FEATURES

  • Over 30 of Eric's favorite solitaire variations including Klondike, FreeCell, Spider, Golf, Montana and more

  • Subtle sound effects so you can enjoy your music

  • Drag and drop cards or throw them!

  • Playable cards wiggle, darken, or brighten - turn off for a bigger challenge
  • Unlimited Undo

  • Retina high resolution display support

  • Game state saved when interrupted
  • Smart Autoplay – Plays cards up when its safe

  • Detailed Statistics
  • Beautiful art, cool particle effects and a fun user-interface
Eric's All-in-1 Solitaire is available now for $19.99.

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Mac Gamer HQ Defends Mac Gaming
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Mac Gamer HQ has posted a new editorial targeting the great debate over the gaming prowess of Macs. Focusing on game availability, purchase options, improved performance, and improving developer support, the article explains exactly "Why Everybody Is Wrong About Mac Gaming."

Sometimes it feels like the whole world (or at least the video-gaming scene) deliberately wants to convince you that Macs suck and that Mac gaming sucks even more. They will tell you that Apple is the worst (the company itself and everything they do), that Macs are over-priced and under-powered and that they’re incapable of playing anything better than Age of Empire 2.

I used to be part of the problem. Really. I never trashed Mac gaming, but back when I had my black Macbook, I simply believed what the internet trolls told me. I never even tried.

Fast-forward to 2014. Macs have never been better at playing video-games. I even run a blog that only talks about Mac Gaming! It’s time to put those rumors down. Not that I want to change the trolls’ opinions (that’s impossible and unimportant), I’m here to convince you that you shouldn’t have to give-up gaming because you chose a Mac. In fact, you should embrace it.

Check out the full article at the link below.

Mac Gamer HQ: Why Everybody Is Wrong About Mac Gaming
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