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World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment today announced that World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the highly anticipated third expansion for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is now on sale in stores throughout North America, Europe, Argentina, Chile, Russia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, and will be available beginning December 9 in Korea and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

“Cataclysm adds an incredible amount of new content for players to explore, revitalizing the game world and building on everything we've learned since World of Warcraft launched over six years ago," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We thank all of our beta testers for helping make this our best expansion yet, and we're looking forward to seeing everyone in the new Azeroth."

In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the corrupted Dragon Aspect Deathwing has returned, and the world has been reshaped by the devastation left in his wake. In an effort to survive the planet-shattering cataclysm, two new playable races -- worgen and goblins -- join the struggle between the Alliance and the Horde. Players can now begin their journey to the new level cap of 85, discover newly revealed locations, acquire new levels of power, and come face to face with Deathwing in a battle to determine the fate of the world.
Catalcysm can be purchased at retail stores on DVD-ROM at a suggested retail price of $39.99. A special Collector's Edition is also available exclusively from retailers for a suggested retail price of $79.99. A third digital download option is available through for $39.99.

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World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm

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Chicken Invaders 4: Ultimate Omelette Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

InterAction Studios has announced the release of Chicken Invaders 4: Ultimate Omelette. The space shooter puts players at the forefront of a battle against invading intergalactic chickens, bent on revenge against the human race for its oppression of Earth chickens. The game features 120 chicken attack waves, 12 star systems, and multiplayer action.

In this episode, the chickens have constructed a gigantic cannon capable of launching planet-scale eggs against Earth, with the ultimate goal of encrusting humanity in an impenetrable wall made of egg white. Joined by an unlikely ally, players will travel to foreign, unexplored galaxies in an effort to locate and destroy the egg cannon before it reaches Earth.

"Chicken Invaders® has a long-standing and acclaimed history, and has developed a very dedicated following over the years," explained Konstantinos Prouskas, founder of InterAction studios. "For this episode, the challenge was to innovate with fresh gameplay elements and scenarios while still preserving the unmistakable charm and universal appeal of previous games. It's very hard to improve on a great recipe, but I'm happy to say that we've done exactly that. Ultimate Omelette delivers the most intense and enjoyable chicken experience to date, pleasing both hard-core fans and newcomers alike."

The enemy repertoire has been significantly broadened, introducing several different kinds of chickens which attack relentlessly in colorful groups and meticulously choreographed formations. The chicken fray is punctuated by fights against boss enemies spanning up to three times the size of the screen. The arsenal at the player's disposal has also been correspondingly extended, with three new weapons and four kinds of supporting satellites providing additional firepower. The player's intergalactic journey is also accentuated by unique fantastic scenarios, such as navigating through a field of gigantic floating feathers, or dodging molten planet chunks during a supernova explosion.

Chicken Invaders® was introduced in 1997, with the game series making its first public appearance in 1999. Since then, it has won over 50 awards and has been downloaded over 150,000,000 times. It has been translated to 9 languages and made available in 154 countries, reaching Windows, Mac and Linux platforms, mobile phones, and retail outlets alike.
Chicken Invader 4: Ultimate Omelette is currently on sale for €17.50, with a regular price of €22.50. Follow the links below to learn more.

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Chicken Invaders 4: Ultimate Omelette

Bejeweled 3 Coming Today
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

PopCap Games recently announced today as the release date for the latest installment of its popular Bejeweled gem matching series. Bejeweled 3 will feature eight game modes, 65 achievement badgees to collect, a variety of new powerups to discover, and improved graphics.

Discover all-new ways to play the world’s #1 puzzle game! Find your perfect match with 8 breathtaking game modes that meet all your moods — including Classic, Quest, Lightning and Zen. Enjoy the amazing sights and sounds. Earn flashy achievement badges. Engage in endless gem-matching fun, and soar to dazzling new heights!
Ease into Classic Bejeweled, journey through 40 Quest puzzles, charge into Lightning, and create your own comfort zone in Zen. Plus, unlock 4 secret modes!

Quest Mode
Journey through 40 magical new puzzles in this multi-faceted challenge. Rescue butterfly gems, dig through diamond mines, battle ice storms, and much more. Can you conquer the ultimate Bejeweled Quest?

Zen Mode
Enjoy a revolutionary new way to relax as you match gems in this endless game. Tailor your experience with deep breathing, ambient sounds, binaural beats and positive mantras to create your very own relaxing retreat.

Lightning Mode
Charge up with a challenging timed game of heart-pounding, gem-blasting fun! You have 60 seconds to rack up the highest score you can. Earn extra time with special gems and move fast for a Blazing Speed bonus.

Classic Mode
Play the most popular puzzle game of the century with exciting new gameplay and gorgeous high-definition artwork. Match 3 or more gems for cascades of fun and experience the sparkling new world of Bejeweled.

Earn badges to prove your multi-faceted skills. Can you collect all 65?

High-Definition Graphics
Amazing sights and sounds — Bejeweled is more sparkling than ever before!

Ultra-smooth action
Make multiple matches while new gems fall into place.

Awesome New Gems
Have a blast with Star gems and other new power-ups.
Bejeweled 3 will cost $19.95. Visit the link below to learn more.

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StuntMANIA Reloaded Screenshots Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

In a new developer blog Sector3 Games has revealed some screenshots from the upcoming StuntMANIA Reloaded racing title. The game is a sequel to the original StuntMANIA, a fast paced stunt driving game which allows players to perform tricks and stunts with a selection of stunt cars on a variety of tracks. Reloaded is described as "like the original StuntMANIA but on MEGA STEROIDS!"

Click over to the page below to view the new screens.

StuntMANIA Reloaded Screens
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Mac Games News for Monday, December 6, 2010

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