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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pipemania Released For Mac and iPhone
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Virtual Programming has announced the release of Pipemania for Macintosh computers and Apple's iPhone. The puzzle titles challenges players to construct a grid of pipes to keep the liquid flowing through them from overflowing. The game features five modes, more than 70 levels, and single or co-op play.

Pipemania is a fast-paced puzzle game in which players lay down a pre-ordained set of pipes on a tiled grid in order to keep the Flooze, a constant flowing substance that speeds up with progression, moving through the pipes as long as possible, without overflowing. Players will need to be fast with their fingers and utilize quick and forward thinking, precise coordination, and keen awareness if they plan to survive the time constraints, pressure and accuracy needed to navigate through the game. There is no chance for players to let their guard down, as complication increases with new elements as players progress through the game.

Pipemania tests players' skills in five different game modes - world, arcade, bonus, multiplayer, classic, and best of them all - the original Pipemania game. Players will navigate through more than 70 levels with seven different themes in order to build their Island World. The frantic puzzle game offers hours of entertainment with enhanced visuals, new play mechanics, multiple attacks and damages, various Floozes, and an army of characters for players to help and hinder along the way. The entire game can be played in single player or in co-op for competitive play between two players....

• Entire game is playable co-operatively with another player
• Build up your Island World with all manner of Pipelines
• Enhanced visuals & a variety characters to help and hinder
• Attacks & damage, new pieces, new play mechanics, multiple floozes
• 250+ levels set across 8 themed locations
• Intel/PowerPC Mac OS Tiger (10.4.11 or later) and Leopard
• Processor: 800 MHz eMac or higher
• RAM: 256 MB or above
• Internet connection for product registration
Visit the sites below for more information about the game.

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City Of Heroes Story Slots Available For Purchase
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

NCSoft is now offering mission builders the chance to add story slots to their City of Heroes accounts. The slots, now available for purchase at the game's store, expand the possible Mission Architect total to eight per account. City of Heroes gives gamers the chance to step into the role of a comic book super hero or villain.

Fans who like to create their own missions in the game probably filled up their allocated story slots quickly. However, more Mission Architect slots can now be added, making a total of eight possible spaces available per account.

The prices are $5.99 for one, $9.99 for two or $19.99 for five slots. They can be purchased by clicking “Enter Store” on the character selection screen.
Head over to the IncGamers website below to read more.

IncGamers: Purchasable Story Slots
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Worms 2: Armageddon Coming To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 10 comments

OS X Reality has reported that Team 17 will be bringing Worms 2: Armageddon to Macs and PCs. Recently released for Xbox 360 Live Arcade, the latest incarnation of the turn-based strategy series features 3D graphics and an assortment of wacky weapons.

Worms 2: Armageddon was released on July 1, 2009 for Xbox 360 Live Arcade. Fresh out of the gate Worms 2: Armageddon has been well received for its first week, scoring a respectable 82% based on 5 reviews on Metacritic.

Worms 2: Armageddon is turn based and plays similar to artillery games, but with a wacky assortment of weapons at your disposal as you’ll see in the video. Oh and be sure to click on the fullscreen option to see see the gameplay video in all its HD glory. Worms 2: Armageddon will eventually be released for Mac OS X, but no release dates have been given at this time.
As mentioned above there is no word yet on when the game will be released for Mac, but comments on Team 17's forums indicate the title will make use of TransGaming's Cider emulation software.

Click over to the page below to read more.

OS X Reality: Worms 2 Headed For Mac OS X
Worms 2: Armageddon

Cricket 3D Version 4 Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Cricket 3D version 4 is now available. New features in the latest version include options to set the type of field settings that you need when bowling (either defensive, standard or attacking), a new on-screen runbox display which follows the ball after every shot, and a full 15-man squad for each international team.

More information about Cricket 3D version 4:

Before the game starts, you become a selector making the choice of 11 players from the squad of 15 top players.  Using the batting and bowling averages, your selections are saved away for both Test Matches and for Limited Overs games.  With the teams chosen, at last you can take to the field and take on the opposition.

A new display option gives you a birds eye view of the ground and the fielder positions.  Using wagon wheel overlays that show how all the scoring shots have been made, you can choose whether to set an attacking, a defensive, or a normal field.  This can be changed as often as you like and is stored away for each type of bowler.

A live action Runbox appears on the main screen after a shot has been played so you can watch the ball hit the boundary rope or the fielders as they chase it down.  (This all-new feature is the result of ideas sent in from existing customers - we hope you enjoy it!)
The full version 4 of Cricket has all your favourite 3d action including:
-       Improved models and smooth animation action
-       Batting sides shown in their international colours
-       Intelligent fielders watching your own play and moving to cut down the runs from your favourite shots
-       Changing camera views to pan around the ground
-       Tracker replay to see the flight and turn of each ball
-       Bowler restricted to 20% of the overs during Limited Overs
-       Run-rate (worm) graph  to show the progress of each side during Limited Overs games
-       Teams updated with all the latest international players and their bowling and batting statistics
-       Full range of statistics and the latest scorecard and game summary
-       Help screens and hints provided through a multi-tab window
-       All designed to run under the very latest OSX 10.5 Leopard
Cricket 3D is only available for Macs and requires OS X 10.4 or later. The cost for the full version is £19.95. Registered purchasers of 3d version 2 or version 3, can buy the full game at half price(£9.95) at the website below.

Cricket 3D

Mac Games News for Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Tale In The Desert: Disciplines and Tests6:00 AM
BlizzCon Contest Announced6:00 AM
EVE Online: Expanded Ship Rigging Options6:00 AM
IMG Reviews City of Heroes: Macintosh Special Edition6:00 AM
Spore Galactic Adventures Reviewed6:00 AM
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