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Pandora: Eclipse Of Nashira Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Slitherine and Proxy-Studios have announced Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira. Scheduled for release later this year the expansion to the sci-fi 4X turn-based strategy game introduces a new faction, covert warfare, deployable minefields, and the chance to expand beyond coastlines.

Pandora: First Contact had lot to offer to 4X fans at its release, late 2013. Thanks to patches and a free expansion, the game has become even deeper and more entertaining. Now Proxy-Studios wants to transform Pandora into a darker and secret battlefield; a place where espionage and diplomacy can prevail!

With Eclipse of Nashira, new dangers and opportunities enter the world of Pandora. A new faction shows its face, talking of peace and friendship while their spies operate behind enemy lines. Nothing is what it seems anymore, as agents conduct covert warfare of espionage and sabotage, inciting revolts and stealing technologies. At the same time, another alien species native to the planet has appeared, lurking in the shadows. In order to overcome this new alien menace, the different factions start to expand beyond the planet's landmass to generate more resources, opening up a new frontier.

Features:

  • Agent units allow you to unleash the full palette of covert warfare: Gather information, steal technologies, incite riots, and more.

  • A brand new faction specialized in diplomacy, intrigue and sabotage will join the competition for planetary dominance.

  • Deploy minefields from orbit to protect key positions and disrupt enemy supply lines.

  • Expand your empire beyond the coastlines: Amphibious formers can build territory improvements in the oceans and even raise new landmass.

  • Fight a new native alien species that threatens your colonies.

  • Various tweaks and improvements to existing mechanics.
Learn more about the game at the link below.

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Fight For Freedom In Space Farmers
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Space Farmers from KISS is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The co-op only game challenges a two player team to destroy a horde of hungry robots to escape imprisonment on an alien space station.

Grab a friend, grab a gadget, grab a gun and get ready. Space Farmers is the most fun you'll ever have in a co-op game.

You're trapped on an alien space station and forced to share your secret British agriculture secrets. With no means of escape or tea making facilities this is all very uncivilized!

Luckily a hoard of hungry robots are attacking the station and your captors have vanished. Stopping only to pick up an Energy Shotgun and a Pie-O-Matic you begin your quest for freedom!

In Space Farmers you and a friend will encounter gadgets, guns, puzzles, pigs, a horde of killer robots and more. This one of a kind co-operative action adventure will make you laugh, cry and bring the human race together.

Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
Space Farmers is available now for $9.99 (USD).

Space Farmers Trailer
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Drive Extreme Roads USA At MGS
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Extreme Roads USA from UIG Entertainment is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The trucking simulator challenges players to haul a variety of goods across demanding types of road terrain.

Off you go! Get ready for trucking challenges that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you hitch up and haul your way across the ‘extreme roads’ of this massive map and unforgiving terrain. Accept your assignments, select your trucks, and transport all sorts of goods along the toughest routes on their matching trailers.

Earned cash can be spent on new trucks and their tuning – the investment will be worthwhile. Proceed to modify your truck visually (including logos and license plates). The customization can be extended with your own pictures for door logos, license and window plates. Same goes for the in game radio – enjoy a country music soundtrack or your very own playlist.

Manhandle menacing road passages and cross demanding country sides and hill ranges. Each truck and every trailer offers unique function and handling designed to boost your driving skills. Progress and collect all the achievements. Test your nerves, put it all on the line, and determine if you have what it takes to become ‘king of the road’.

Features:

  • 5 trucks with different driving qualities
  • 5 trailers with different driving qualities
  • Bold and thrilling vehicle physics
  • Huge, diversified landscape with real ‘extreme roads’
  • Tuning with wide influence on the vehicle physics
  • Extensive truck design (including logos and license plates) for your individual style
  • Expand on door logos, license and window plates with your own pictures
  • Dynamic weather with atmospheric day / night cycles
  • In game radio, capable of playing your own audio files
  • Full controller support for cruising on your couch
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2.6 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Extreme Roads USA is available now for $14.99 (USD).

Extreme Roads USA Trailer
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Ubisoft Titles 75% Off At MGS For A Limited Time
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Mac Game Store is showcasing the many game offerings of Ubisoft. For a limited time shoppers can collect tltles like Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Deluxe Edition, Driver San Francisco Deluxe Edition, Shaun White Snowboarding, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe Edition at a 75% discount off each title.

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

Mac Game Store Ubisoft Summer Sale
Mac Game Store Specials
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Total War: SHOGUN 2 Enters The Battlefield July 31
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive has announced that the historical strategy game Total War: SHOGUN 2 for Mac will be released via Steam on July 31st, with the Mac App Store version scheduled for release in early August. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, this is the latest installment in the critically acclaimed Total War series to be brought to the Mac by Feral, following Rome, Empire and Napoleon.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 places the series’ celebrated gameplay elements of real-time battle tactics and turn-based political strategy against the dramatic backdrop of the Sengoku Jidai, or ‘Warring States period’ of 16th century Japan. As leader of one of nine competing clans, players will attempt to dominate Japan and become shogun, unifying the country under military rule.

A premium version of the game will be released simultaneously and include all additional content. Total War: SHOGUN 2 Collection includes the Rise of the Samurai Campaign pack: a stand-alone campaign which challenges players to establish Japan’s first shogunate 400 years before the events of the main game. It also includes the Dragon War Battle pack, three additional clans and two unit packs. All additional content will be available separately via Steam to customers who purchase the base game.

The Steam version of Total War: SHOGUN 2 will also offer Mac-to-Mac online multiplayer battles, co-operative campaigns and ‘Avatar Conquest’ mode, in which players team up to form clans and fight alongside their allies to claim territories on a unique campaign map.

Minimum system requirements call for a 1.8GHz Intel Mac with at least 4.0GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.9.4 or later. The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9400 and NVIDIA 3xx series. The Intel HD 4000 requires 8GB of system RAM. A Steam account is required to access online multiplayer.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 for the Mac will retail on Steam in North America for US $49.99, £39.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €44.99 (inc.VAT) throughout Europe and will be available for download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide. Pricing may vary slightly for versions of the game sold on other stores, including the Mac App Store.

Check out the links below for more.

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Buy The Nancy Drew Bundle And Save
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Mac Game Store has announced a new limited time bundle deal, this time showcasing the Nancy Drew series from Her Interactive. The bundle includes five Nancy Drew titles for the low price of $19.95 (USD), a savings of almost $80.

The Nancy Drew Bundle includes the following:

Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen
Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device
Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall
Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy
Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion
Head over to the link below for more information.

The Nancy Drew Bundle Trailer 1
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Defeat The Boar Invaders In Battle Ranch
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Battle Ranch from Playboom is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The game places players in charge of defending a ranch from an invading troop of evil boars. Using a variety of plant weapons they will struggle to conquer the game's more than 200 levels

Your ranch is in danger. A big sounder of evil boars is coming to steal your livestock. You must defend your ranch and drive away the wild boars by collecting and using the plant weapons.
Led by their big boss, a troop of evil boars is attacking. Their varied types and great skills make them highly dangerous. You must collect the weapons one by one and use them to defend your ranch.
You have beautiful ranches at the foot of the mountain and the seaside. Being well taken care of, the ranches bear luxuriant fruit and vegetables. You also keep some livestock such as : chickens, sheep and cows.
One day, a sounder of evil boars comes to take over your ranch and steal all of your livestock.
What you have to do is to defend your ranch as best as you can and prevent the evil boars from taking it over. To defend your ranch, you must collect the plant weapons one by one throughout the game.
The boars come in a big number of types and they are getting more and more powerful. Your skills and strategies in defending your ranch are highly tested.

Features:

  1. 10 exciting and challenging modes of games to play.
  2. Each mode consists of 5 seasons, each of which has different seasonal characteristics.
  3. More than 216 levels.
  4. Attractive concept of games that combines ranch management and defense strategy.
  5. Accompanied by the Strategy Guide that makes the game easy to play.
  6. In each level, there is always a new item.
  7. Attractive variants of plants, weapons and enemies
  8. Accompanied by some supporting features such as : Shop, Biography Book, Trophy Room, Diary Book, Garden, Hen House, Sheepfold and Cowhouse.
  9. The money you get can be increased by planting the crops in the garden or raising chickens, sheep and cows.
  10. Addictive and challenging games.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
Battle Ranch is available now for $6.99 (USD)

Battle Ranch Demo
Battle Ranch (add to watch list)
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Hearthstone: The Plague Quarter Available Now
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has released The Plague Quarter, the second wing of the Hearthstone online card game expansion Curse of Naxxramas. The single player adventure mode introduced by Curse offers a new game board and a variety of unique class challenges to conquer. The second of five unique wings in the dungeon adventure requires in-game gold or real money to access.

Defeating all of the bosses within the Plague Quarter will reward you with the Legendary Loatheb card for your collection!

Lurking within this wing are two Class Challenges that will become available to players that have defeated all of the bosses in the Plague Quarter on Normal Mode. These Class Challenges will put your skills with those specific classes to the test! If you overcome these Challenges, you’ll be rewarded with new class-specific cards to add to your collection.

For those of you looking for a serious challenge, Heroic Mode of the Plague Quarter becomes available after you’ve defeated all of the Plague Quarter’s bosses on Normal Mode! Heroic Mode bosses are significantly more difficult than their normal versions. Consider stocking up on the vitamin C, just in case.

Check out the link below for more info.

Curse of Naxxramas: The Plague Quarter
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Crowntakers Strategy RPG Announced6:00 AM
Guns Of Icarus Online Co-Op Mode To Demo At PAX Prime6:00 AM
Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut To Debut This September6:00 AM
Third Season Of The Walking Dead Game Confirmed6:00 AM
 
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