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Macgamestore: Buy Torchlight, Get FATE Free
5:18 PM | IMG News | 2 comments is offering a special this weekend only. Buy Torchlight from and get FATE free!

Torchlight is an exciting new action role playing game, from the designers and leads of Diablo, Diablo II, Fate, and Mythos!

This hack-and-slash adventure is set in the mining settlement of Torchlight, a town founded on the discovery of a rare and mysterious ore called Ember. This valuable ore has the power to enchant and corrupt but its value is such that many are willing to risk their lives for it. Now, miners have uncovered Torchlight's buried past: a dangerous labyrinth of caverns, monsters, and ruined civilizations beneath the ground that have been corrupted by Ember's dark influence.

To take advantage of this offer, please follow these directions.

1) Add BOTH Torchlight and FATE to the cart.
2) Once you are in the cart, add coupon code: freefate
3) Make sure you click on "Add To Cart" to add the coupon. Your final total will be $19.95
4) Go ahead and check out.

The coupons expires July 26, 2010.

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Sam & Max: Ten Things You Need To Know
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In a recently released newsletter Telltale Games included discussion of the recently released fourth episode of Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse, as well as ten facts about the game that players should know. The fourth episode of the series, titled Beyond the Alley of the Dolls, begins with the protagonists trapped in a ramshackle diner surrounded by a horde of canine clones.

In Beyond the Alley of the Dolls, the last episode before the epic season finale, the forces that have been pulling the Freelanc e Police's strings begin revealing themselves in a tale that will change the way you look at Sam & Max forever! In Beyond the Alley of the Dolls, an onslaught of oversized canine clones akin to a zombie horde has our heroes barricaded in a ramshackle diner as the game kicks off. It gets even stranger from there.

Before the explosive season finale unravels the mystery of the Devil’s Toybox next month, prepare yourself for that stare into the abyss by getting your Devil’s Playhouse facts straight. (Special Thanks to Episode 2 lead designer and writer Andy Hartzell for facts 1 through 5, and Episodes 3 and 4 lead writer Mike Stemmle for facts 6 through 10.)
Head over to the links below to read more.

10 Things You Need To Know About Sam & Max
Telltale Games
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
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Yam II - Return Of The Killer Potato Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

jalada GmbH has announced the release of Yam II - Return of the Killer Potato, sequel to Yam. Described as "Pacman meets Doom," the 3D action RPG puts players in the role of Yam, a potato who must lead his fellow soldiers in a battle to take back his homeworld from alien invaders. The game features 30 missions, multiple weapons, mini-game puzzles, and boss battles.

In YAM II the player take on the role of the potato soldier Yam. He must leads the Potatoes in a mission to take back their homeworld from the alien invaders who are still present and put an end to the war once and for all. With his knowledge of combat, Yam intends to lead the Potatoes across their homeworld in a series of strategic strikes on enemy strong holds, supply lines and bases.

The game has 30 missions that play in different parts of the potato world. The player explore and navigate to the exit of each level, facing many challenging monsters and a few secret areas along the way. Usually there are buttons to press or keys to collect in order to open doors before the exit can be reached. Once reaching the exit, the game takes the player to the next level. Each level increase the game difficulty (more enemies and trap). To solve a level Yam needs the help of his friends, which are also controlled by the player. The mission ends with a particularly challenging fight, sometimes against a boss. In the end of the game against Galdov.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X Version 10.4.4 or later.
  • Macintosh Computer with PowerPC G4 1.0 GHz (or better) or Intel Mac.
  • 512MB RAM or higher recommended.
  • At least 250 MB free on hard disk.
  • Full OpenGL compatible graphic card with 64MB or higher VRAM.
  • Mouse, joystick recommended (HID compatible).
  • Sound card
Yam II - Return of the Killer Potato costs $19.99. A demo version is available from the website.

Yam II - Return Of The Killer Potato
jalada GmbH

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Mac Gaming On The Rise
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The Reticule recently posted a new article on the rise of Mac and Linux gaming. The article included discussion of the release of Steam for Mac, as well as the importance of independent developers in keeping Mac and Linux gaming alive. Developers such as Spiderweb's Jeff Vogel and Wolfire's John Graham offered their comments about the benefits of supporting multiple platforms.

John Graham from Wolfire Software thinks there is little reason not to explore Mac support where possible, he cites a key blog post from Wolfire founder David Rosen which explains why using OpenGL rather than DirectX can make developing for Windows, Mac and Linux a much simpler task. Chris highlights the multiplatform support found in the Unity and Unreal 3 engine as being key to being able to develop cross-platform. “With something like Unity, or Torque, or the Unreal 3 engine, or various other ones, multiplatform support is easy” Chris goes on to say “For developers who are a bit further along, working on a game beyond their first, it’s pretty much a no-brainer to make extending to multiple platforms one of the major goals of the second game. If you’re on the PC, the first target would be the Mac, and vice-versa.”

John feels that providing support for Mac, and indeed Linux, is essential for indie developers and it can reap huge rewards. “We highly recommend that other indie developers support Mac and Linux. If you use OpenGL, it’s not very hard and it is likely to double your sales.”
Read more at the link below.

The Reticule: The Rise Of Mac (And Linux)

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Vera Blanc: Ghost In The Castle Video Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Winter Wolves has released a new video from its upcoming game Vera Blanc: Ghost in the Castle, the second title in the mystery adventure series. Episodes follow Vera and Brandon, her paranormal detective partner, as they investigate cases involving supernatural creatures like werewolves, vampires, zombies, and ghosts.

“Vera Blanc is not the average blonde stereotype you find in most games or movies. She isn't the damsel in distress or the infallible femme fatale. Although she has the ability to read minds, she's still vulnerable like any other human.” - said Celso Riva, game designer/programmer of the game.

Take on the role of Vera Blanc, a young and beautiful woman with an extraordinary power: the ability to read other people's minds! Daughter of Emmanuel Blanc, one of the richest people on Earth, she left her life of luxury to use her powers to work alongside paranormal detective Brandon Mackey.
Check out the link below to view the video.

Vera Blanc: Ghost In The Castle Trailer
Winter Wolves
Vera Blanc

Mac Games News for Thursday, July 22, 2010

Apple Games Features Mini Ninjas6:00 AM
Din's Curse 1.002 Released, Beta 1.003 Also Available6:00 AM
GameAgent Officially Available In Europe, New Forums Open6:00 AM
StarCraft II: Ghosts Of The Past Cinematic Revealed6:00 AM
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