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LEGO Universe Winter Season Events Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The LEGO Group recently announced some new events scheduled for the new LEGO Universe MMO. The winter celebration festivities will include new missions, a new area to explore, and the chance to build a gingerbread house.

LEGO Universe allows players 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. The Mac version is powered by TransGaming's Cider Portability Engine.

Are you ready? The winter season is here!

Come spread some Frostivus spirit in Frostburgh throughout
December - the all-new winter-themed zone in LEGO(R) Universe,
and take part in tons of new fun-filled missions every day!

For example, check out The Vertigo Loop Racetrack which has been
hit by a furious Space Blizzard. Build a car, then dare challenge
the icy conditions on the track!

Or collect Candy Canes and spend them at Hansel Tinsel's shop to
unlock Reward Models and Items so you can build and decorate your
own Ginger Bread House.

Frostburgh is located on an icy comet which only approaches
the Nimbus System once a year, and there is plenty to explore.
So make sure you come and celebrate Frostivus before the
holiday is over!
For more information visit the links below.

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Super Crate Box Released For OS X
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Dutch independent game studio Vlambeer has announced the release of a Mac OS X version of its freeware title, Super Crate Box. The retro arcade game is inspired by classic action games and pits players against hordes of enemies in a quest for the highest score possible.

“We’re really excited as this is our first OS X release, so we’re really counting on the feedback of the community to be able to make improvements where needed. The most important thing was to enable a larger audience to play the game and the release definitely does that.”

Super Crate Box is coming to bring back the glory of the golden arcade age, when all that really mattered was getting on that high score list. Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it's time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with interesting, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.

Vlambeer is a new Dutch Indie game studio consisting out of game design students Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman, who together decided to take a plunge and go and start a studio instead of taking classes. Their recent titles include Super Crate Box and Radical Fishing.
Check out the page below for more information.

Super Crate Box

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Terra Militaris Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Gala Networks Europe has announced that Terra Militaris, its free Real Time Strategy browser game, has launched. Developed by Snail Game, the title combines historical MMORTS gameplay with Flash graphics and is fully playable on both OS X and Windows.

After successful Closed and Open Beta Testing and a strong reception from players, the Terra Militaris team is proud to announce that new servers are now available in all four language versions. During a community event, the players were able choose names for the new servers and the winning titles are: Tyrannus for the English version, Terra for the German version, Destiny for the French version and Eteria for the Polish version.

To celebrate this landmark, the Terra Militaris team has organised a series of events through the game’s website, official forums, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages. A hero race has been launched to find the first players to level a hero to 100, while a video competition and an event for solo players will run until December 10th. In addition, a Guild ranking event is taking place on the new servers between now and December 17th.

Terra Militaris is a new, free, Real Time Strategy game, playable through any PC or Mac browser. It allows players to choose one of four great ancient civilisations: Rome, Egypt, Persia and China, and evolve through five eras to build a powerful army and forge mighty alliances with players across Europe. Combining the very best historical MMORTS gameplay with Snail Game’s high-end Flash game engine, Terra Militaris sets a new standard for browser games.
Learn more at the links below.

Gala Networks Europe
Terra Militaris

Ghost Whisperer Character Likenesses Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Legacy Interactive has revealed some new character art from its upcoming Ghost Whisperer hidden object game for Mac and Windows. Based on the television series, the game will follow the exploits of Melinda, Jim, Delia, Eli as they struggle to solve the mysteries surrounding earthbound spirits.

Ghost Whisperer is such a character driven show, which is why Legacy takes the character development so seriously. Here’s some close ups of the ‘stars’ from the game…what do you think? Are the likenesses spot on?
Ghost Whisperer is scheduled for a 2011 release. Visit the page below to view the character art.

Ghost Whisperer: Character Lineup
Legacy Interactive
Ghost Whisperer
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Back To The Future Screenshots Unveiled6:00 AM
City Of Heroes: Going Rogue Reviewed6:00 AM
Frictional Games Developer Interview Released6:00 AM
New Winter Voices Episode Available6:00 AM
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