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Explore The Edge Of The Known Universe In Ancient Space
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Paradox Interactive's Ancient Space is now available for purchase at Mac Game Store. The new story-driven real-time strategy game from developer CreativeForge Games puts players in command of a fleet conducting scientific mission on the edge of the known universe, charting what lies beyond in ‘The Black Zone.’

Ancient Space is a story driven single player real time strategy game where you take command of a fleet embarking on a scientific mission to chart undiscovered reaches of space called ‘The Black Zone’. Overcome overwhelming odds and fight for your life and the survival of your ship and its crew. Ancient Space features real time strategic starship battles that encourages tactical maneuvering. In time honored RTS tradition, you build and upgrade your fleet as you complete mission objectives and gather resources which allow you to progress further into the game. Chart your approach – from defense to offense and everything in between such as escort and stealth missions.

Ancient Space is host to a cast of characters voiced by fan-favorite actors from sci-fi television series and films, including:

  • John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprise, True Blood)
  • Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Ron Glass (Firefly)
  • Richard Gunn (Dark Angel)
  • Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers, Star Trek: Nemesis, Saw)
  • Dwight Schultz (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • 3 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 20 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 5750
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
Ancient Space is available now for $19.99 (USD).

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Early Access To Tabletop Simulator At MGS
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Early Access to Tabletop Simulator from Berserk Games is available for purchase now at Mac Game Store. The sim gives users the option to play a variety of table top games with friends over the internet. Tabletop Simulator comes with 15 classic board games such as Chess and Checkers and supports up to 8 players, while an RPG Kit is available for those seeking alternate tabletop gaming.

Currently an "Early Access Game".

Tabletop Simulator is the only simulator where you can let your aggression out by flipping the table! There are no rules to follow: just you, a physics sandbox, and your friends. Make your own games and play how YOU want! Unlimited gaming possibilities!

If you're into classic board games, we've got 15 to choose from, like Chess, Poker, Chinese Checkers, Dominoes, and Piecepack. If you are into tabletop gaming we've got an RPG Kit with various role playing animated figurines that you can setup and battle with your friends. The RPG Kit is ever expanding, so you can expect to see new things to come to really take your tabletop gaming to a new level.

If you're a creative person make your own games on Steam Workshop. You can easily create your own games by importing images onto custom boards, custom decks, 3D models, and more. This is the ultimate tool for playing practically anything tabletop and the content is ever expanding thanks to the strong community support! One thousand mods and growing on the Workshop.

Tabletop Simulator is for everyone! Play a simple board game with grandma, have poker night with the guys, or start your epic RPG adventure with your regulars. Play almost any tabletop game you can think of! Being a multiplayer-focused game, up to 8 players can play at any given time. You can also play a solo game of Solitaire if you just need to relax by yourself.


  • Online sandbox playground that you play how you want.
  • Unlimited games thanks to sandbox, no rules design.
  • Multiplayer physics with objects that collide and interact just how you would expect.
  • Create your own mods easily with full Steam Workshop support.
  • Play just like you do in real life; pick up, rotate, shake, and throw any object.
  • Up to 8 people can play together on the same table & talk on in-game voice chat.
  • The perfect “game night” fun due to seamless game loading & saving.
  • Hotseat mode allowing you to play locally on the same computer.
  • Tons of pre-made game modes with the option to make your own games.
  • Perfect for RPGs - build your very own role playing dungeons with our modular tileset.
  • Great admin tools to eliminate griefing in public games.
  • Multiple 360° panoramic backgrounds that change the mood.
  • Included game modes: Backgammon, Cards, Chess, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Custom, Dice, Dominoes, Go, Mahjong, Pachisi, Piecepack, Poker, Reversi, RPG Kit, Sandbox, Solitaire
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
  • 2 GB RAM is the minimum for the base game. This does not include Workshop mods
Tabletop Simulator is available now for $14.99 (USD).

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GRID 2 Reloaded Edition Rolls Out September 25
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive has announced that the racing game GRID 2 Reloaded Edition will be released on the Mac September 25th. Developed and published by Codemasters for PC and consoles, GRID 2 Reloaded Edition is the successor to GRID, previously released on the Mac by Feral.

GRID 2 Reloaded Edition features ‘World Series Racing’, a disruptive new racing league with big ambitions. Players are challenged to become WSR’s star driver and build it into a top motorsport by facing off against rivals in a selection of competitions. Duels on mountain roads, drift events through city streets, and high-speed races on renowned GP circuits are all part of the competition. GRID 2 Reloaded Edition contains all the additional content previously released for the racer, including over 20 additional cars by manufacturers such as Aston Martin, BMW and McLaren.

“GRID 2 Reloaded Edition hits the sweet spot between realism and arcade racing,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “It does a fantastic job of capturing the real-world feel of each car while giving players the sense that they can master any machine.”

Be fast. Be first. Be famous.

Speed your way to the front as the star driver of ‘World Series Racing’, a disruptive new championship with global ambitions. Hold your nerve and do whatever it takes to win in nerve-jangling duels on mountain roads, experience full-contact sprints through city streets, get sideways in high-stakes drift events and carve your way around famous circuits as you propel WSR to the top of international motorsport.

Learn to master over 70 high-performance rides including supercharged muscle cars, agile open-wheel racers and cutting-edge sports vehicles. Master each car’s unique balance of speed, torque, grip and acceleration and adapt your technique to match the machine for a heightened driving experience that hits the sweet spot between realism and arcade racing.


  • Like real life, only better! TrueFeel™ handling emphasizes each car’s unique features for edge-of-control driving that will have you on the edge of your seat.
  • Tear up Californian coastal roads, Japanese mountain trails and European city streets in over 70 superb cars that represent the best in automotive engineering.
  • Prove yourself in an extensive range of events including white-knuckle drift battles, frenzied elimination races and unpredictable LiveRoutes™ courses, where the track changes as you race.
  • Immerse yourself in every race with incredible graphics, spectacular lighting, realistic sound design and advanced AI that takes risks, makes mistakes and is as committed to the win as you are.
  • GRID 2 Reloaded Edition contains all the additional content previously released for GRID 2, including the Demolition Derby event, famous tracks such as Spa Francorchamps and over 20 premium cars by manufacturers such as McLaren and Aston Martin.
  • Brought to life with the expertise, passion and experience of Codemasters, the world-leading UK racing studio responsible for the DiRT series, F1™ 2013 and the original GRID.
  • Face off against a friend/rival in head-to-head split-screen racing.
  • Ignite heated rivalries in online cross-platform multiplayer as you battle evenly-matched human opponents and begin a new career with its own progression system.
Requirements (subject to change):
  • Mac OS X 10.9.4 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 11 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
  • This game is not currently supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
  • To activate GRID 2 Reloaded Edition, you will need an internet connection and a free Steam account
GRID 2 Reloaded Edition is available to pre-order now for $49.99 (USD).

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Blizzard Cancels "Titan" MMO
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 21 comments

In a recent interview with Polygon Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime revealed that the company had cancelled work on its massively multiplayer online game, Titan. After reevaluating their reasons for beginning the project in the first place Blizzard's Chris Metzen said they made the "excruciating" decision to end the project entirely.

"The discipline of knowing when to quit is important," Metzen said. "We were losing perspective and getting lost in the weeds a little. We had to allow ourselves to take that step back and reassess why the hell we were doing that thing in the first place."

As Metzen and Morhaime have looked back on the past decade at Blizzard, a major factor in their decision to pursue Titan was the immense success of World of Warcraft, the company's first MMO and still the most financially successful game ever released in the genre.

"We were trying to do the right thing and build the right, smart product, and keep it all moving," Metzen said. "The opportunity to get that perspective and dust off a little bit, scraped knees and all, stand back up and reevaluate as a team, as leaders, as a culture — it was a big blessing."

Metzen spoke of a "sense of inertia and obligation and identity that we hold in ourselves and the community may also hold toward us" that pushed Blizzard to focus development resources on a second MMO. "Is this really who we are?" he asked. "Is this really what we want? Is this really what we want to burn our passion and our work lives, our careers on, for years on end?"

"Are we the MMORPG company?" he added later, in conclusion to that line of questioning.

Morhaime answered that last rhetorical question quite simply: "We don't want to identify ourselves with a particular genre. We just want to make great games every time."

Read more at the link below.

Polygon: Blizzard On Titan Interview
Blizzard Entertainment

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