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The Wolf Among Us Cries Wolf In Final Episode
6:00 AM | IMG News | 4 comments

Telltale Games recently announced the release of the fifth and final episode in The Wolf Among Us series. Based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series FABLES and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Episode 5: Cry Wolf concludes the saga of Bigby Wolf.

Following a bloody trail of murder and corruption, Bigby Wolf confronts a powerful enemy: a dark force that has been feeding on the desperation of Fabletown's seedy underbelly. But when hidden truths are revealed, you must decide exactly what justice means in the gripping season finale of The Wolf Among Us.

From the makers of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead comes a gritty, violent and mature thriller based on the award-winning Fables comic books (DC Comics/Vertigo). As Bigby Wolf - THE big bad wolf - you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.
An evolution of Telltale's ground-breaking choice and consequence game mechanics will ensure the player learns that even as Bigby Wolf (THE Big Bad Wolf), Sheriff of Fabletown, life in the big bad city is bloody, terrifying and dangerous.

Over a season of content spanning across 5 episodes:

    Episode 1: Faith
    Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors
    Episode 3: A Crooked Mile
    Episode 4: In Sheep’s Clothing
    Episode 5: Cry Wolf
Features:
  • From the team that brought you 2012 Game of the Year, The Walking Dead
  • Based on the Eisner Award-winning Fables comic book series
  • Now, it’s not only WHAT you choose to do that will affect your story, but WHEN you choose to do it
  • A mature and gritty take on characters from fairytales, legends and folklore who have escaped into our world
  • A perfect place to begin your Fables journey, even if you’ve not read the comics; this game is set before the events seen in the first issue
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
Check out the links below for more information.

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Space Run Makes The Jump To MGS
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Focus Interactive's Space Run is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The real-time spaceship construction strategy game challenges players to manage and protect a spaceship and its cargo from the hazards of deep space.

Space Run is a real-time spaceship construction strategy game. Space Run takes the well-known Tower Defense-style gameplay and twists it, challenging you to manage and protect a spaceship and its cargo against the hazards of deep space!

Space can be a dangerous place. You’re one of the most daring «Space Transporters», people who carry the dangerous task of transporting valuable shipments from one place to another across hazardous space. This supposedly simple task gets tricky once you add dense asteroid fields that regularly cross the space lanes, the armed-to-the-teeth pirate starfighters and spaceships all too willing to shred your ship for your cargo, as well as the other Space Transporters you are competing against!

Take on increasingly difficult missions as your reputation grows: bringing more expensive cargo to their destination will earn you credits to unlock new ship modules and upgrades that will help you survive the lethal threats of space: laser turrets, missile launchers, protection shields, thrusters, power generators... you name it! You’ll have to quickly adapt to every new situations if you wish to survive, building modules on your ship as you fly across space. The faster you fly and reach your destination, the better your reputation, allowing you to unlock more difficult delivery missions!

Space Run boasts high replay value: replay earlier missions with the new modules you unlocked in order to complete them faster and score higher... and show your friends you’re the fastest, most daring Space Transporter ever!

Features:

  • Accessible and extremely dynamic gameplay that puts a new twist on the well-known Tower Defense genre
  • Build your spaceship on the fly to adapt to every situation, protecting your valuable cargo and beating your competitor in deadly delivery races
  • Earn credits to Unlock & Upgrade new ship modules, allowing you to better defend yourself, attack other cargo, and complete your missions faster to gain higher reputation
  • High replay value: replay earlier missions with the modules you unlocked to best your friends’ and your own scores!!
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • 2.4 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
Space Run is available now for $14.99 (USD).

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Hearthstone: Curse Of Naxxramas Pricing Details Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment recently announced pricing details and other information for Curse of Naxxramas an upcoming single player adventure mode for the Hearthstone online card game. Players of the adventure will have the opportunity to defeat a collection of iconic bosses in an effort to earn new cards for their decks. Curse will also introduce a new game board and nine unique class challenges to conquer. The first of five unique wings in the dungeon adventure will be available free to all players, while the remaining four will require in-game gold or real money to access.

Players who begin their adventures in Naxxramas during the launch event will gain free access to the first wing: the Arachnid Quarter. The launch event will last roughly a month or so, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to get your foot in the door—we’ll have more details to share about that later on. The web-choked corridors of the Arachnid Quarter are home to the bosses Anub’Rekhan, Grand Widow Faerlina, and Maexxna. Defeating these bosses will add new cards to your collection and give you a taste of the dangers that await you deeper inside Naxxramas.

After the Arachnid Quarter, the next four wings can be purchased for 700 gold per wing or $6.99 USD per wing. Players can earn the in-game gold needed to unlock the next wing of Naxxramas by completing various quests or emerging victorious from the Arena, or they can choose to unlock the next available Naxxramas wing using real money.

If you’re looking to swing open multiple gates at once, Curse of Naxxramas bundle packages are also available.

Check out the page below for more information.

Curse Of Naxxramas Details
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Luscasfilm Games Retrospective
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

USGamer recently posted a feature on Lucasfilm Games, including commentary from Ron Gilbert, Dave Fox, and Steve Arnold. Based on a GDC postmortem session and a later interview the article covers the creation of Lucasfilm Games, the early "no Star Wars" rule, and some highlights from developing games like Maniac Mansion and Labyrinth.

"In our presentation just now, someone asked a question about the challenges of doing humor in a game when you had a tiny amount of memory. Maniac Mansion was 310K. The entire game. Zak was on two sides of a disk, so it's probably in the same range - maybe 350k. I'm probably really good at Twitter, because we had to do text in 80 characters. Two lines of 40 characters each – that had to be funny. So everything was in shorthand. You couldn’t do much with the graphics, so it all had to be suggested.”

"You couldn't do much with the graphics, so it all had to be suggested. It was like doing a little puppet show. The little guy smiles, you turn this way and that way, and it worked. People maybe used their imaginations more to fill in the parts that were funny. Now you have to be explicit. If the timing is off just a little bit, it can fall flat a lot more. There are movies that are enormously funny that look great. It's just that we had so much less to work with that we had to focus on that part."
Head over to the page below for more.

USGamer: Lucasfilm Games Discussion


Mac Games News for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Anomaly Defenders Launches At MGS6:00 AM
Daedalic's Blackguards 2 Discussed6:00 AM
Pillars Of Eternity Backer Beta Begins August 186:00 AM
Quest For Infamy Launch Trailer Released6:00 AM
 
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