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Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Her Interactive and TransGaming have announced the release of Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Remastered. In the mystery game players step into the sleuthing shoes of Nancy Drew as she attempts to solve a murder at a Florida high school. The Nancy Drew title comes to the Mac through the use of TransGaming’s Cider Portability Engine.

As a tribute to Nancy Drew's 80th Anniversary, Her Interactive is remastering the first game that launched the award-winning adventure series. With completely updated graphics and new puzzles, this special edition will appeal to old and new fans alike!

Death, danger, and deception weren’t on the curriculum at a Florida school, but when a prominent student is murdered to protect a lie, everything changes. With the town in fear and the students in shock, you, as Nancy Drew, are the only one who can uncover the truth. Dig into a deadly mystery and discover a secret worth dying for before the murderer strikes again.

  • Play as Nancy Drew and uncover the secret that Jake Rogers died for.
  • Explore a high school and snoop through confidential files on the suspects.
  • Play the game that started the award-winning series.
  • Remastered version features: new ending, updated graphics, new puzzles, and task list.


  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard/10.6.3 Snow Leopard or
  • Intel Processor
    This game will NOT run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac).
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1.1 GB or more hard drive space
  • Intel GMA 950, ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300 graphics card or better
  • Keyboard and Mouse
  • Internet connection the first time the game is launched
Learn more about the game at the link below.

Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill

Portal 2: Meet Wheatley Trailer Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Valve Software has published new video footage from its upcoming first person action puzzler, Portal 2. The video introduces Stephen Merchant as British robot Wheatley, features some of the game's locations, and displays new rendering effects. Portal 2 will expand upon the storyline of the original and include more puzzles and a unique multiplayer mode.

Portal 2 is scheduled to be released February 9, 2011. Check out the new trailer at the link below.

Portal 2 Footage
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Diablo III: Armor Sets, Inventory Juggling, Crafting
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In a recent interview with Kotaku lead Diablo III designer Jay Wilson revealed new information about the upcoming action RPG. The article included information about unique armor sets, item size in the inventory, and Diablo III's new crafting elements.

But Wilson said the team didn't want to completely get rid of their inventory system.

"The new system is at a halfway point between where Diablo II was and other inventory systems are," he said.

While items won't each fit into single boxes neatly, they also will no longer take up different number of boxes in odd shapes.

"We tried a one-to-one system with weapons and armor, but it didn't feel as solid and real when they were representing by a small icon," Wilson said. "So we created two sizes: A larger one and smaller one.

"There will be no odd shapes.

The team is also working on a new crafting system that will allow players to salvage items they no longer want without being forced to go into town to do it.

When you salvage an item you break it down to elements, but the elements are what Wilson described as "fantastical", things that sound magic and can be used to craft other special items.

If a player wants to get gold for their items while in the field they can just use a "scroll of wealth," he added."
Read the full interview at the page below.

Kotaku: Diablo III Interview
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LEGO Universe Screenshots Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Worthplaying has posted a new collection of screenshots from the upcoming LEGO Universe MMO. The title will allow gamers to create their own custom LEGO minifigure and venture forth to combat the Maelstrom, join with friends to complete missions, and collect bricks to build imaginative creations.

Join the battle to save Imagination! Become a custom LEGO® Minifigure to help push back the dark and destructive Maelstrom!
You’ll adventure among endless creative worlds completing challenging missions with your friends! Expand your arsenal of gameplay skills to earn a lavish supply of LEGO bricks!
Bring your bricks back to your own LEGO Universe world, where you can build anything you can imagine--then bring your models to life! Share certain creations only with your friends, or build a living LEGO world that will wow any player!
LEGO Universe is scheduled for an October 26 release. The Mac version is powered by TransGaming's Cider Portability Engine. Visit the links below for more information.

Worthplaying: LEGO Universe 14 New Screens
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Half-Life 2 Reviewed6:00 AM
Hoyle Card Games 2011 Released6:00 AM
Neverwinter Announced For PC6:00 AM
StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Details6:00 AM
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