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World Of Goo Comes To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 9 comments

2D Boy has announced the release of World of Goo for Mac OS X. The unique puzzle game challenges players to guide balls of goo through the gam'es levels by constructing items like ladders and bridges to circumvent obstacles. World of Goo features a realistic physics system and a variety of puzzling levels to solve.

Drag and drop living, squirming globs of goo to build towers, bridges and all sorts of other structures to help these adorable creatures navigate through their world. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo are filled with curiosity and the urge to explore - but they don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious to roving Goo predators.

• Experience mysterious and beautiful levels. Each level is strange and dangerously beautiful, every one introducing new puzzles, areas and the creatures that inhabit them.
• Discover a whole world of goo balls. Find new species of Goo Ball throughout the game, each with unique abilities that come together to ooze through a series of reluctant tales of discovery, love, conspiracy, beauty, electric power and the third dimension.
• Engage in massive online competition. Battle other players around the world in a living leaderboard to build the tallest towers of goo in World of Goo Corporation's mysterious sandbox.
• Become a Goo Expert! Special challenges await the truly skilled and motivated. Each level can award you an “Obsessive Completion Distinction” flag for completing it perfectly.
World of Goo costs $19.95 and calls for a minimum of OS X 10.4 and a Mac with a G4 or Intel processor. A demo version is available for download. Follow the link below to learn more about the game.

World of Goo

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Kivi's Underworld Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Soldak Entertainment has announced the release of Kivi's Underworld for Mac and Windows. The casual action RPG puts players in the role of Kivi the warrior, or one of his companions, in a battle to rebuild a lost city and survive the attacks of evil dark elves. Kivi's Underworld features twenty playable characters, a variety of power-ups, a horde of monsters, deadly traps, and multiple difficulty levels.

It all starts after a mining expedition, led by Kivi (a young lumen warrior), ventured into unknown territory, and opened a pathway to a deadly race. Dark elves decimated them. Kivi is the lone survivor, yet no one believes him about the new threat, since dark elves are just a myth. Kivi was there; he saw. The dark elves are real and his people are in great danger. Reluctantly, Kivi realizes that it is up to him.

Playing as Kivi or any of his companions, you leave the safety of the protected, underground cities to rebuild the lost city of Defiance, recruit more lumen to your cause, and defeat this growing dark elf threat, before they destroy your homeland and all of your kind. The fate of the lumen is in your hands. Can you save the lumen people?

Although very easy to learn, mastering Kivi's Underworld is a different matter. With a fast pace, twenty playable characters, tons of powerups, many monsters using unique tactics and skills, numerous deadly traps, and multiple difficulty levels, even an expert player will be challenged.

• Unique 3D casual, action adventure
• Fits easily into your schedule (designed to be played in 15 to 30 minute chunks)
• Interface is very easy to learn (only requires 3 keys/buttons)
• Play as any one of 20 characters with unique abilities and magic spells
• Playing missions with different characters results in different gameplay
• Can change class between every adventure without starting over
• Find and utilize over 20 types of magic powerups, which can drastically change the outcome of any battle
• Easily create new adventures, classes, and powerups or download those made by others
• By the creators of the Award winning action RPG, Depths of Peril
• Shares the same world history with Depths of Peril (huge backstory)
• Dangerous world to challenge your skills (tons of traps and many types of monsters each with unique tactics/skills)
• Four difficulty levels to match any player's skill level
• 30 adventures to explore and conquer
• Hundreds of secrets to discover
System Requirements:
Mac Minimum specs:
• OS X 10.4 or 10.5
• 1.2 GHz processor (PowerPC or Intel)
• 128MB RAM
• GeForce 2 (or other equivalent)
• 100MB of hard drive space

Mac Recommended specs:
• 2.0 GHz processor (PowerPC or Intel)
• 256MB RAM
• GeForce 3 or better (or other equivalent)

Note: Mac 10.3.9 should also run Kivi's Underworld fine, but you need OpenAL installed first.  You can download the OpenAL installer from Creative Labs.
The full version of Kivi's Underworld is available for $19.99. A demo version can be downloaded from the website below.

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Kivi's Underworld

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Football Manager 2009 Demos Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Sports Interactive and SEGA Europe have released demo versions of Football Manager 2009, the latest in its soccer management simulation series. The two flavors of demo, vanilla and strawberry, each offer a half season of gameplay and saved games which can be used with the full version when it is released on November 14th. The strawberry demo includes a sampling of all the content offered in the full release while the smaller vanilla demo is English language only, features only the English and Scottish leagues, and includes no player photos or club badges.

The strawberry version of the demo includes player pictures and club badges, with quickstarts for the world’s biggest leagues, giving players a chance to try out their skills in leagues from multiple countries. This version of the demo will also include all language translations for the game.

The vanilla version of the demo is English language only, and features the English and Scottish leagues, with no player photos or club badges in order to reduce the size of the download.
Click over to the site below to learn more and check out the demos.

Football Manager 2009

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OpenArena Updated To Version 0.8.1
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

OpenArena, the freeware multiplayer first-person shooter based on id Software's tech3 (Quake III Arena) GPL source code, has been updated to version 0.8.1. The latest patch features a variety of updates and additions including three new maps.

It's been a while hasn't it :) anyway it's finally back. Windows, Linux, Mac releases are in the same ZIP. Non-Free-ness has been nuked. Also in there is a legacy client for those who prefer 0.7.1 input, as well as 3 new maps.

Changes in 0.8.1:
• Uses protocol 71
• Single player campaign re-organized (Thanks cosmo)
• 'Depreciated' client for Windows 9X in addition (lacks ipv6 support)
• New hitsound
• New map: ps37ctf
• New map: ctf_gate1
• New map: am_galevish
• Space Marine should no longer crash on old client
• Chaingun works in unlagged now
• non-Free texture folders from previous release removed (this also removes the schism and q3dm6ish-v2 map)
Visit the site below for download links and more information.


Mac Games News for Monday, November 3, 2008

Diablo III: Echoes of War, Environmental Damage6:00 AM
Overgrowth Alpha Version In Testing6:00 AM
Prince Of Persia: The Two Thrones Reviewed6:00 AM
Soulless Now Available6:00 AM
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