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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Debuts
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 12 comments

Beamdog recently launched Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition. Originally released in 2000, Icewind Dale is a Dungeons & Dragons adventure based in Wizards of The Coast's legendary Forgotten Realms campaign setting.

The Enhanced Edition features new kits and character classes, dozens of new items and spells, and restored quest material cut from the original game. The redesigned user interface features Zoom capabilities and a Quickloot Bar, among numerous other improvements. Up to six players can simultaneously adventure in Icewind Dale with the new cross-platform multiplayer mode.

Evil is growing beneath the Spine of the World.

In the northernmost reaches of the Forgotten Realms lies the region of icy tundra known as Icewind Dale. Journey deep into the Spine of the World mountains, a harsh and unforgiving territory settled by only the hardiest folk. Beneath the carven glaciers and mountainsides, you must confront an evil that schemes to wreak destruction upon the face of Faerûn. This is the world of Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition.

Originally released in 2000, Icewind Dale is a Dungeons & Dragons game set in Wizards of The Coast's legendary Forgotten Realms. This Enhanced Edition allows players to experience the epic adventure on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Android tablets and phones, and includes a host of new features:

  • Swords and Sorcery: Discover dozens of new spells and items, including new magic armor and weapons.
  • Blackguards and Wizard Slayers: Select from over 30 new kits and classes to create the perfect adventuring party.
  • Bring A Friend: Join your fellow adventurers in cooperative, cross-platform multiplayer games.
  • See The Unseen: Explore quest content cut from the original game, now finished and restored.
  • More to Experience: Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition includes both the Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster expansion packs.
The company also recently revealed two new cleric kits for the game: Priest of Tempus and Priest of Tyr. A recent humorous video series, Rules for Avoiding a Horrible Death in Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, is available from The Escapist. An interview from RPGWatch offers a variety of other details about the soon to be released game. And, finally, Beamdog has released a Feature Guide PDF to tease some of the game's features.

From RPGWatch:

RPGWatch: Did you make changes and/or add surprises to the game that would require making new walkthroughs?

Pete: Definitely. UB provides a completely new quest in Lower Dorn's Deep, the Voice of Durdel Anatha. It also allows for different resolutions or twists to existing quests. For example, you can challenge Presio to a one-on-one duel, or find a way to turn Malavon's golems against him.

RPGWatch: How are the BG2 spells going to be integrated? Will all mages in the game have access to these additional spells?

Alex: All BG2 spell scrolls were meticulously hand-placed after careful balance considerations. Some are available in stores, others were added to certain areas, and yet others were given to specific opponents. We wanted to ensure that players get the spells that are appropriate for their level, but at the same time, we didn't want to shift the game balance too drastically in the party's favor. In addition, a few powerful enemy spellcasters have been given access to certain BG2 spells, mostly of the anti-magic kind.

RPGWatch: Will there be any new spells, items, or monsters never seen before in any EE game?

Pete: We discovered a couple of spell ideas in the original design docs that we've implemented, both arcane and divine. Icewind Dale also featured a lot of reversible divine magic (e.g. Heal/Harm) and we've given the same treatment to some of the imported BG2 spells. In addition to some item restorations, we've also added some new items throughout the game to help accommodate the new classes and the BGIIEE weapon proficiency system.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition costs $19.99.

IWD:EE New Priest Kits
Rules For Avoiding Horrible Death In IWD:EE
RPGWatch IWD:EE Interview
IWD:EE Feature Guide PDF
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IWD:EE Manual 1
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Mac Game Store Halloween Sale
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Halloween is here and what better way to celebrate than with hauntingly amazing games and scary good prices! Mac Game Store has announced its annual Halloween sale is now on with over 100 of the spookiest and scariest Macintosh games on sale. That's right, over 100 Mac digital download games. Visit Mac Game Store now through Friday, October 31 to take advantage of instant deals on over 100 of the scariest Mac games. (Sale ends Saturday, November 1, 2014).

Sale items include popular games such as Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, BioShock 2, BioShock Infinite, LimboM, The Walking Dead 1 & 2, and much more. Here are just a few examples of the savings:

  • The Walking Dead - Reg. $24.99, Sale price only $6.24 (75% Off)
  • The Walking Dead 2 - Reg. $24.99, Sale price only $6.24 (75% Off)
  • The Wolf Among Us - Reg. $24.99, Sale price only $6.24 (75% Off )
  • Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition - Reg. $39.99, Sale price only $9.99 (75% Off)
  • LIMBO - Reg. $9.99, Sale price only $2.49 (75% Off)
  • Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition - Reg. $19.99, Sale price only $14.99 (25% Off)
  • BioShock Infinite - Reg. $29.99, Sale price only $14.99 (50% Off)
  • BioShock 2 - Reg. $19.99, Sale price only $9.99 (50% Off)
  • BioShock - Reg. $19.99, Sale price only $9.99 (50% Off)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Reg. $9.99, Sale price only $4.99 (50% Off)

All prices are USD (equivalent amounts in other currencies.) Be sure to visit Macgamestore.com for even more great deals. Macgamestore.com carries over 3000 Mac game titles from over 350 developers worldwide.

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Celebrate The Weekend With 75% Off Paradox Games
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Mac Game Store is showcasing the many game offerings of Paradox Interactive with the Paradox Weekend Sale. For a limited time shoppers can collect tltles like Cities in Motion 2, Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV, and The Showdown Effect.

A huge list of Paradox titles are on sale now, with savings of up to 75%. Click over to the link below to learn more, and be sure to check out Mac Game Store's other specials as well.

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Flame Out In Airport Firefighter Simulator 2013
6:00 AM | IMG News | 1 comment

Airport Firefighters Simulator 2013 from N3V Games is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The game gives players the chance to experience the daily routine of a firefighter at an airport. AFS 2013 features more than 200 flammable objects, 15 mission types, and a fully equipped fire station.

Become a firefighter and experience the thrilling and dramatic daily routine on an airport!

Features:

  • More than 200 different flammable objects, some of them are even explosive.
  • Discover a realistic and fully equipped fire station with rest rooms, kitchen, fitness room, control room, poles and many more!
  • More than 15 different mission types using various fire engines that guarantee an exciting and realistic game experience.
  • Discover a fully accessible airport with bars, shops, customs checks and luggage counter
  • Enter a 24 km² large airport ground with terminals for cargo and persons as well as heliports and a sport airfield that offers a realistic game experience.
  • Enter burning airplane cabins to save trapped passengers and to extinguish various types of fire
  • The new vitality system gives you instant information about your health condition. Use the fitness room and have enough rest periods between your missions to improve your stamina.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 1 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
Airport Firefighters Simulator 2013 is available now for $12.99 (USD).

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Football Manager 2015 Now Available
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Sega and Sports Interactive's Football Manager 2015 is now available for purchase at Mac Game Store. The latest addition to the soccer management simulation series includes a new user interface, an improved matchday experience, more realistic player personalities, and a new manager points system.

Football Manager 2015, the latest in the award-winning and record-breaking series.

Football Manager is the most realistic, in-depth and immersive simulation of football management available, putting you in the hot-seat of almost any club in more than 50 countries across the world, including all of Europe’s biggest leagues.

Football Manager 2015 will allow you to live the life of a real football manager – you decide who plays and who sits on the bench, you're in total control of tactics, team-talks, substitutions and pitch-side instructions as you follow the match live with the acclaimed 3D match engine.

Pre-order Football Manager 2015 now to enjoy access to a fully-playable ‘Beta’ version of the game roughly two weeks prior to the official release date.

Tracksuit Manager
You can now define your managerial style like never before, using the new manager points system to focus on coaching, scouting, youth development, man-management... or maybe a little of everything? What type of manager are you?

Matchday Experience
More than 2,000 new motion captured animations; new lighting, improved player models and ball physics add extra depth and realism to the 3D Match Engine. Plus, improved AI, individual player shouts, touchline team talks and other additions make this the closest simulation of a football match available!

New User Interface
A new look and feel to the user interface with a left-hand navigation bar makes management easier and more intuitive

Scouting Centre…
The new Scouting Centre integrates all areas of player recruitment. Plus you can set scouting assignments to find specific levels of player whether it be a first teamer, youngster or a direct player replacement.

More realistic player personalities…
Player’s personalities and characters replicate today’s football world where player power rules. Players are more vocal in the press and quicker to issue ultimatums if they’re unhappy.

Deeper media experience…
A wider variety of journalists with tabloid and broadsheet reporters developing more varied stories and building up rivalries through the media, plus brand new tunnel interviews before and after matches.

Classic Mode…
Updates to Classic Mode allow you more freedom when selecting nations, leagues and players in your gameworld. Plus, you can now skip pre-season (in first season), take control of player training, make more board requests and there are new unlockables, such as; ‘Dodgy lasagne’, Unsuspend player’ & ‘Lifetime player’

And much more...
Including Twitch TV support, Manager Timelines and improvements to Finances, Training and hundreds of other features.

Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1.8 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 3 GB HD Space
  • 128 MB VRAM
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
Football Manager 2015 is available for $49.95 (USD).

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