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Divinity: Original Sin Update Introduces Two New Companions
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Larian Studios has announced the release of a major update for its co-op fantasy RPG, Divinity: Original Sin. In addition to bug fixes and feature additions the new update introduces to new companions to the game: Bairdotr and Wolgraff. Divinity: Original Sin features an isometric view point, party-based gameplay, turn-based combat, choice and consequence, character and party development, and a large interactive world filled with characters and items.

As promised, we're ready to launch two more companions into Rivellon, both of which you can meet in Cyseal. Bairdotr, a curious and loyal ranger, has gotten herself into some trouble at the Legion barracks, while the silent rogue Wolgraff has found himself a nice hustle stealing coins from the wishing well in the Cyseal hinterlands (accessible through the graveyard tunnel).

Armed with her bow on her back and her claws at the ready, Bairdotr refuses to fail: She must navigate your world-- a world of wonder and mysteries both fantastic and terrible-- if she's to save Homeforest. The druid of the forest has been kidnapped, and Bairdotr must follow a scant trail of clues if she's to bring him back-- clues that take her to the very heart of Rivellon's Source conspiracy.

Dark Sourcery deprived Wolgraff of his voice when he was but a kid, and with it his dream of becoming a Source Hunter. Refused by the Order, he grew up to become a rogue, stealing from the rich and giving to... just himself actually. His is a world of silence, but if need be he lets his dagger do the talking for him.

MAC Specific:
This update brings all Mac tweaking options into a single place. In order to use it you have to hold 'Command' key on game startup.
The new launcher has options to:

  • Don't show any OS X notification popups while in game. They won't even blink.
  • Disable Touch Support if you feel like it
  • Quickly click on OS X Path control to discover your saves directory
  • Temporarily switch game to windowed mode
  • Precisely track mouse and trackpad gestures and taps
  • Disable hardware fade and gamma effects
  • Enable OpenGL performance tweaks and a heap of assorted workarounds
Follow the links below for more information.

Divinity Original Sin New Companions Details
Divinity Original Sin Patch Notes
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Gobble The Seas In Tasty Blue
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Dingo Games's Tasty Blue is now available for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. 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.

Play as a small goldfish with an insatiable appetite. After being overfed by your owner, you'll escape into the ocean and begin to eat everything that you encounter. The more you eat, the bigger you get! Eat shrimp, turtles, sharks, submarines, houses, airplanes, and more!

In addition to the goldfish, you can also play as a dolphin and a 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. It uses self-replicating nano-technology to consume everything in its path and convert their matter into its own. There's no telling how big this shark will get.

Get Tasty Blue and eat everything in the ocean!

Features:

  • 3 playable characters: Goldfish, dolphin, and shark
  • 3 unique environments: Temperate, Tropical, and Arctic
  • 2-Player cooperative mode
  • Challenging bonus levels after story mode is complete
RequirementsL
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Mac
  • 30 MB HD Space
  • Game Manager System Requires Safari 4.0 or later
Tasty Blue is available now for $7.49 (USD), 25% off the regular price.

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Racer 8 Takes The Lead
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Racer 8 from KISS is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The puzzle game with a rally racing theme features elements of asset management, time trial, and puzzle mechanics as players rotate square titles on the map to form a track for the constantly moving race car.

Racer 8 is the ultimate Rally inspired puzzle game that will have players revving their engines or leave them running on fumes!

A mixture of asset management, time trial and puzzle game, Racer 8 plays on several different mechanics to keep players’ heads constantly spinning.

Navigate your car, which is constantly in motion while rotate the square tiles on the map grid in order to form a track for your car to follow, through a series of checkpoints and ultimately across the finish line.

Requirement:

  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Racer 8 is available now for $4.99 (USD).

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Eldevin & Eldevin Starter Pack Now At MGS
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Eldevin and the Eldevin Starter Pack from Hunted Cow Studios are now available from Mac Game Store. The free to play MMO takes place in a fantasy world encompassing 160 realms filled with unique creatures, dungeons, factions, and quests. The starter pack offers more storage space, experience boosts, and increased travel speed.

Eldevin

Eldevin Kingdom, for generations, has been a green and peaceful land. All that changed ten years ago with the discovery of the Elemental Spheres. Once thought to be mere legend, these powerful magical artifacts had an immediate affect on the kingdom, plunging it into confusion and chaos. The royal family decreed that the Spheres be scattered to the corners of the world lest they cause more destruction. They were too late. The presence of the Spheres corrupted the Champions protecting them. Now Tristan, Emperor of the Infernal Empire, has set his sights on conquering the Spheres. Only the Kingdom of Eldevin stands in his way.

The world of Eldevin encompasses more than 160 realms, each filled with unique creatures and characters for you to encounter. Explore vast open plains or descend underground into hidden caves and dungeons, making friends or foes of the various factions as you carry out your quest to defend Eldevin Kingdom.

Eldevin is free to play, however you may want to grab the excellent Eldevin Starter Pack!

Features:

  • Rich storyline involving hundreds of quests.
  • Huge world to explore with many cities, areas, dungeons and secrets.
  • 6 Talent Trees featuring over 200 talents.
  • Real-time combat system.
  • Use strategy and tactics to defeat epic Foes and Bosses.
  • Engage in PvP combat with your friends and enemies.
  • Your decisions and actions will affect future encounters and possibilities.
  • Class-less combat system; players in Eldevin are free to learn any of over 100 unique abilities.
  • Train in 14 professions to craft your own weapons, armor, items and amenities.
  • 14 group-based dungeons and dozens of in-depth story-driven solo instances.
  • Hundreds of items, including 20 unique sets, to obtain and collect.
  • Initial release of 40 levels with awesome end-game content and consistent updates.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Constant internet connection
  • Free Eldevin account signup require to play
Eldevin Starter Pack

The Eldevin Starter Pack is a great place for new players to start in the world of Eldevin. Offering more storage space, some great boosts to your experience, backpack space and increased travelling speed.

This pack contains the following items:

  • 1 Large Backpack
  • 1 Bag Slot Unlock
  • 1 Birth Stone
  • 3 Experience Booster Potions
  • 3 Sacks
  • 10 Gold
  • 1 Arcane Disk Mount
  • Unlocks Level 1 Riding Skill
  • Samurai Vanity Set
  • 440 Loyalty Points
Requirements:
  • Requires Eldevin to play
  • To redeem your Eldevin Starter Pack after purchase, please visit the following page and enter your code with your Eldevin account: https://www.huntedcow.com/shop/giftcode
Eldevin is available for free while the Starter Pack costs $19.99 (USD).

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Become A Sorcerer Lord In Worlds Of Magic
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Wasteland Interactive's Worlds of Magic is available now for purchase at Mac Game Store. The fantasy strategy game lets players take command of one of 8 playable races as a sorcerer lord and set forth to expand an empire by gathering resources, building armies, capturing cities, and making use of magical spells to blast enemy forces.

EXPLORE, EXPAND, EXPLOIT, and EXTERMINATE!
  • Explore uniquely generated universes.
  • Expand your empire by building armies, recruiting mercenaries, and founding or capturing cities.
  • Exploit resources and factions alike to increase your own power.
  • Exterminate your enemies using the tools of war, magical spells or diplomacy.
THE PLOT

The world of Elannra was a land of beauty and enchantment, where the wise and powerful used magic to lift themselves to the heavens, seeking to become gods. It was their arrogance that destroyed the world; ripped its fabric apart at the very seams. The War of Ascension consumed it. And so they fled. Gateways were opened to new worlds, to new lands ripe for conquest. The Sorcerer lords of Elannra plunged through these portals taking their servants with them, intending to wage their immortal wars across the planes themselves.

But the magic of these worlds was different, it was not the open flowing source of Elannra. The Sorcerer lords had to begin again and learn the ways of this new magic. With their learning came power and with power conquest. Only victory will end this war. Only one Sorcerer can reign supreme!
Worlds of Magic will capture the feel of one of the greatest strategy games ever created: Master of Magic. It combines classic elements like randomly generated world maps and powerful heroes with new game mechanics, such as the D20 OGL rule set, and expanded features, like seven planes of existence. Although a completely new title from a design point of view, it seeks to hold true to the essence of what made Master of Magic a true classic.

Features:

  • 8 playable races
  • 7 planes of existence in a procedurally generated universe maps of up to 256x128 tiles (per plane)
  • Over 10 terrain types
  • Almost 30 world resources to exploit
  • D20 battle combat mechanics
  • Units gain experience
  • Over 80 military units
  • Over 40 wandering and summon-able units
  • Over 40 world features to explore and conquer
  • 40 heroes and champions
  • Over 400 spells divided into 13 spell circles
  • Cast tactical, strategic, and global spells
  • Create powerful artifacts to equip your heroes with
  • Choose from 13 pre-made Sorcerer Lords or make your own
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 3 GB HD Space
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
Worlds of Magic is available now for $39.99 (USD).

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King's Bounty: Darkside Premium Edition Released
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1C Publishing's King's Bounty: Darkside Premium Edition is available now for purchase at Mac Game Store. The fantasy adventure gives King's Bounty fans the chance to choose both their hero's race and class for the first time in the series. Players join the Dark Journey to the other side of Teana to visit a mysterious part of the world never seen before. The Premium Edition includes the Dark Side Cookies bonus DLC.

Premium edition:

Premium edition includes Dark Side Cookies bonus DLC that features:

Clot of Darkness amulet providing bonus to money and experience
Two additional locations
Over a dozen additional quests and a new unit


About the Game:

Time has come to join the Dark Journey to the other side of Teana and visit a mysterious part of the world never before seen by royal bounty hunters.

For the first time in King’s Bounty series, players will be able to choose their hero’s race as well as class. Become a fearless Orcs warrior, lead and heal your troops as a Demoness, or use dark magic as a fearsome Vampire.

The world is in turmoil. After winning the battle of Tristrem, arrogant elves plunder Orcish villages, desecrate holy shrines, and massacre the innocents. Orc-Baghyr, the greatest living Orc warrior, is forced to flee with a handful of loyal followers. He vows to return with a stronger force and retake his homeland!

Armies of human knights invade the land of Atrixus. A young Demoness named Neoleene, still mourning the death of her royal father, and her small unit of devoted imps is all that stands in the way of the invading horde.

Castle of the ancient Morton clan is threatened by an army of vampire hunters. Young Daert leaves home to seek allies among the other Dark races. All must join him or perish.

Fates of the three heroes are sealed. They come together in the depths of the Black Cave, where many centuries ago races of Light imprisoned Ancient Evil. The heroes exchange vows and share antique artifacts, then gather their armies and march to fight for the very survival of their race. They must unite against the Light or face extinction!

Features:

  • New companion system (different companions for each character);
  • New battle companion;
  • New units, artifacts, and rage abilities;
  • Over 100 new quests and 15 new locations.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.9.4 or later
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB HD Space
  • 128 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT
    • NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
    • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
King's Bounty: Darkside Premium Edition is available now for $22.49 (USD), 25% off the regular price.

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Borderlands 2 Complete Edition Bundle Comes To MGS
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Aspyr Media's Borderlands 2 Complete Edition Bundle is now available to purchase at Mac Game Store. The compilation includes the Game of the Year edition as well as all DLC not found in the Game of the Year Edition. Borderlands 2 continues the series trademark blending of first person shooter and role playing game elements with action gameplay and zany humor.

The Borderlands 2 Complete Edition includes the Game of the Year game plus all DLC not found in the Game of the Year Edition. The Complete Edition can be installed on Mac and PC.

In all, you get the following:

  • Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition
  • Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty
  • Borderlands 2: Creature Slaughterdome
  • Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Pack
  • Borderlands 2: Mercenary Day
  • Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage
  • Borderlands 2: Psycho Pack
  • Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax
  • Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt
  • Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep
  • Borderlands 2: TK Baha's Bloody Harvest
  • Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2
  • Borderlands 2: Wattle Gobbler
  • Borderlands 2: Wedding Day Massacre
Borderlands 2 Complete Edition is available now for $14.99 (USD).

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Rex Nebular And The Cosmic Gender Bender Lands At MGS
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Tommo's Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The re-released adventure puts players in the role of Rex Nebular, an interstellar adventurer on a mission to recover a priceless vase from a planet populated by bizarre alien women.

A priceless vase is lost on a distant planet that doesn't exist. An irate colonel wants it back. And only one man is experienced enough...skilled enough...and foolish enough to retrieve it: interstellar adventurer and bungling bachelor Rex Nebular!

Join Rex as he pilots the Slippery Pig on a crash course for Terra Androgena, a planet populated entirely by bizarre alien women with big agendas of their own. Overcome the dizzying array of obstacles and endless traps preventing Rex from returning the priceless pottery. Feel the grotesque effects of the frightening Gender Bender machine!

Features:

  • A cosmic adventure spiced up with some adult humor, with four different endings.
  • Enticing skill levels for players from novice to genius.
  • A multitude of mind-bending puzzles.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
  • 64 MB VRAM
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender is available now for $5.99 (USD).

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Explore The Darklands On A Quest For Fame And Fortune
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Darklands for Tommo is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. In the re-released fantasy RPG players take command of a band of four adventurers questing across the landscape of 15th century Germany, a landscape populated with mythical beasts, religious power mongers, and bloodthirsty robber knights.

Prepare yourself to enter Darklands - the first realistic fantasy role-playing game. Leading a band of four adventurers across the sinister landscape of 15th Century Germany, you’ll face the Middle Ages as people believed it to be: land filled with mythical beasts, religious power-mongers, and bloodthirsty robber-knights!

Watch savage battles unfold before your eyes! Travel hundreds of miles by land and sea from Frisian Coast to Bohemia, from the alps to Prussia, visiting over ninety cities along the way.

Your quest for fame and fortune can take you through raucous city streets and dark mine shafts, or from a robber knight’s tower to the terrifying Witches' Sabbath! Get ready for the astonishing wonders of a realistic fantasy adventure in the mysterious Darklands!

Features:

  • One of “The Greatest Games Of All Time” according to Gamespot®.
  • Improve each character's attributes and skills as the game progresses. No artificial character classes or levels!
  • Active pause system lets you to freeze the action and give new orders to characters any time you wish.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD Space
  • 64 MB VRAM
Darklands is available now for $5.99 (USD).

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Xbox One Controller Driver Seeking A Kickstart
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 7 comments

Software developer Terry Demco recently emailed IMG about a new Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of an Xbox One controller driver for the latest versions of the OS X operating system. The campaign concludes on October 8 and will be successful if it reaches the $5,000 CAD goal.

With the development of new and exciting games and technologies being made for Mac, like the Oculus Rift, the Mac has gained a lot of traction in the gaming market. The Xbox has been a gold gaming standard for many years, and now with the release of the Xbox One controller, the best gaming controller on the planet is here. It seems like someone would have already bridged these two technologies, but as it stands almost a year after the launch there is still no way to support the new Xbox One controller on a Mac operating system. We are committed to bringing this product to the market so many more people can have an excellent gaming experience on the Mac with hardware you already own. The driver will support a USB connection to the controller, and have all gaming joystick, trigger, and button control. 

We will be providing support for 

  • Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)

  • Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks)
If demand is high enough we will consider support for OS 10.8. But as most people are running the latest version of the Mac operating system, we don't think there will be much demand.
Check out the site below for more.

Xbox One Controller Driver For Mac Kickstarter


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