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Friday, November 19, 2010

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Aspyr Media has announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum is now shipping to retail outlets across North America and is available on Aspyr’s own store, GameAgent. Licensed from Atari Interactive the Platinum collection includes RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked, and for the first time on the Mac, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild.

RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3 Mac is completely updated and redesigned to take the series to all-new heights. Featuring incredible 3D graphics and the exclusive new Coaster Cam™, you can now see your park from any angle and ride the coasters you build. From street level to blimp, see your park pulse with fun and excitement like never before.

RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3: Soaked! Mac is the expansion pack that lets you design, build and operate the ultimate summertime fun park with exciting water rides, the wettest, wildest attractions, and, of course, heart-stopping roller coasters.

RollcerCoaster Tycoon® 3: Wild! Mac is an incredible expansion pack that brings the majesty of Nature to your amusement park. Now you can do more than just add water parks, you can create an incredible circus filled with animal attractions. Build animal enclosures, cages, and attractions like a choreographed lion tamer show set in an arena.


    RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3

  • Ride the Rides with the Coaster Cam™
  • Build rides easier with the enhanced user interface
  • Light up the night with the new park lighting system
  • View your park from any angle with complete camera control
  • See breathtaking park vistas including realistic sunsets, moonlight, weather patterns and more...
  • Create your own family members and friends and add them to your park
  • Respond to the individual likes and dislikes of kids, teens and adults
  • See fully animated individuals (including facial expressions!) exhibit intelligent behavior, both individually and as a crowd
  • Create pyrotechnic wonders with the new Fireworks MixMaster
  • Build your dream park with unlimited funds in "Sandbox" mode
  • Add music to rides and fireworks shows from your own mp3 library
  • Includes many "New-to-RollerCoaster Tycoon" rides and attractions
  • Design your park with 5 fun themes: Generic, Spooky, Western, Adventure and Sci-fi

    RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3: Soaked!

  • Soak the peeps and watch their hilarious behaviour! Dunk 'em, swirl 'em and knock 'em off their feet with water cannons
  • Choose from an amazing variety of water slides and water rides – then share them online
  • Plunge your coasters through thrilling tunnels and explore amazing underwater walkways
  • Take on fresh scenarios with water specific objectives and challenges

    RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3: Wild!

  • Nine freshly designed scenarios that expand gameplay beyond the call of the wild kingdom
  • Amazing never-before seen hardcore coasters fresh from the drawing boards of today's designers including splitting tracks and robot arms
  • Safari elements give players tools for building expedition rides where park visitors interact with over 20 species of wild (and not so wild) animals
  • Players interact with the animals, select their food and toys; tickle them or poke them awake; breed and trade them with other animal parks
  • Two more richly detailed themes for players - RCT3 amusement parks - Jungle and Prehistoric - including giant insects and animatronic dinosaurs!
  • Even more thrill rides; eight more coasters, eighteen 'flat' rides, brand new animal houses and four additional transport rides
  • Choreograph fun and entertaining performing animal programs, like the Lion Tamer Show, using the RCT3 MixMaster
  • Includes the biggest ever RCT3 transport ride: the Paddle Steamer, plus Elephant Rides, Safari SUVs and everglades speedboats
  • An occasional escaping animal causes chaos, and gives players a chance to use their tranquilizer dart shooting skills (but mind those park guests...)
  • Make even more cash from your park using new shops and ad billboards, which for the first time allow players to put their own original content in the game
  • Say 'hello' to more new characters - a new VIP, a new Animal Keeper staff member, and the RCT favorite 'Tiger' mascot
System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • CPU Processor: Intel chipset
  • CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 512 MB or higher
  • Hard Disk Space: 2GB free disk space
  • Video Card (ATI): Radeon X1600
  • Video Card (NVidia): GeForce 7300
  • Video Memory (VRam): 128 MB
  • Media Required: DVD Drive


  • CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB or higher
  • Video Ram: 256 MB
*Apple original CPUs only, CPU upgrades not supported. Supported Video cards:
NVIDIA GeForce® 7300, 7600, 7800, 8600, 8800, 9400, 9600, GT 120, Quadro FX 4500
ATI Radeon X1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600, HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850

NOTICE: Apple Intel Chipsets only. Power PC Processors (G4 and G5) are not supported.

NOTICE: Intel® integrated video chipsets are not supported.

NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum is available for $49.99. Read more at the link below.

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Two Worlds II Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

The Gamers Paradise recently published a new review of Two Worlds II, the upcoming fantasy RPG from TopWare Interactive and Reality Pump. The game will send players to the unexplored land of Eastern Antaloor and will feature detailed graphics, an active combat system, and a complex storyline. TGP gave the game a score of 9 out of 10.

From the review:

The first thing that you will notice with Two Worlds 2 is how stunningly beautiful it all looks. At first when you start up there isn’t much time to sit back and really enjoy the environments since it’s mainly a tutorial where you go from a to b and learn the ropes. But as soon as you do your first teleport, the beautiful world in Two Worlds 2 is yours to explore, and trust me; it will keep you entertained for quite some time. The share size of the maps is incredible. The world lives and breeds as you walk into deep jungles, forests or cities. You also encounter different characters both friendly and lets called the others, not-so-friendly. The beautiful thing with this game is the share size of it all, and share size is a good thing as long as you have something to transport you from point a to point b, and luckily Two Worlds 2 comes equipped with both teleports and horses for you to use.

The music is all set beautifully, fits perfectly to what’s going on and it flows just as perfect with the stunning backgrounds. Encounter enemies however and the music drastically changes to set the tone for battle.
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The Gamers Paradise: Two Worlds II Review
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Din's Curse: Demon War Expansion Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Soldak Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of Din's Curse: Demon War, the first expansion for the unique action RPG Din's Curse. Din's Curse is a single player and co-op multiplayer action RPG for Mac and Windows PCs with 141 class combinations (196 with the expansion), an infinite number of dynamically generated towns, real consequences, and a dynamic, evolving world.

The demons of Aleria are furious! After the 4th Great War and necromancer Ciglio's death, the undead horde has been causing utter chaos, attacking everything that moves... even demons. Demonkind were quite happy when Serina, a human city, was overrun, but that was before thousands of human zombies poured into Kraval, slaughtering the huge demon city. Thus began the Demon War. Demons of all kinds are fighting back. They're hunting down and killing any undead they find. Oh, and they blame the humans for this entire mess. For spite, they razed Serina to the ground even though it was already deserted.

As a servant of the mighty Din, it's your responsibility to safeguard humans from danger. This was a hard task before. Do you have what it takes to save humankind from the Demon War?
Din's Curse: Demon War is scheduled to be released in the 4th quarter of 2010, but will be released "when its done." For more information about Din's Curse head over to the link below.

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Portal 2 Delayed Until April 2011
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Valve Software has announced another delay for the release of its upcoming first person action puzzle sequel, Portal 2. Previously scheduled for a February 9, 2011 release, the game is now scheduled for release during the week of April 18th, 2011

This two month slip not only marks the shortest delay in Valve's proud tradition of delays, it represents the approaching convergence of Valve Time and Real Time. Though this convergence spells doom for humanity, it will not affect the new Portal 2 release date.
Visit the link below to learn more.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, November 18, 2010

Aspyr Asks For Comments On Civilization V SteamPlay6:00 AM
Borderlands: Game Of The Year Edition Coming To Macs6:00 AM
Quake Live Update Adds Premium Maps6:00 AM
The Asskickers To Target White Collar Corruption6:00 AM
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