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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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The Humble Indie Bundle 2: 5 Games For A Price You Choose
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments

Humble Bundle has unveiled The Humble Indie Bundle 2. As with the original bundle, purchasers are asked to pay whatever price they feel is fair for the bundle, with some of the proceeds going to the Child's Play and EFF charities. This time the games in the collection include Braid, Machinarium, Osmos, Cortex Command, and Revenge of the Titans.

Pay what you want. If you bought these five games separately, it would cost around $85 but we're letting you set the price!

All of the games work great on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

We don't use DRM. When you buy these games, they are yours. Feel free to play them without an internet connection, back them up, and install them on all of your Macs and PCs freely. There is no time-limit on your downloads.

You can support charity. Choose exactly how your purchase money is divided: Between the game developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or the Child's Play Charity. Also, if you like this deal, a tip to the Humble Bundle itself would be much appreciated!

How much is this bundle worth to people? Let's take a quick look.

Head over to the page below for more information.

The Humble Indie Bundle 2

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Leadlight Text Adventure Now Available
12:13 PM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Aeriae has announced the release of Leadlight, a free to play survival horror text adventure game coded for the classic 8-bit Apple II computer. The game plays in a browser based emulator for those who don't have access to one of the venerable machines.

In Leadlight you take on the role of 15-year-old Belinda Nettle, a student at Linville Girls High School in Australia's Blue Mountains. After falling asleep in the library one afternoon, you wake from your mundane existence into a nightmare. Your classmates are transformed, nameless terrors seek you out across the schoolgrounds, and traps and tricks threaten your life at every turn.

Can you help Belinda survive this terror-filled night and solve its mysteries? And will there be a new day?

  • Brings modern survival horror feel and design to a classic gaming form
  • Solve puzzles and uncover frightful secrets
  • Combat RPG engine with weapons and clothing
  • Evade capture with the HIDE command
  • Novel combination of modern genre and retro platform
LEADLIGHT is a new game written in 8-bit code for the Apple II computer, but you can play it right here on this website. A virtual Apple II will appear in your browser window and load the game for you. If you use the ActiveGS emulator option and download the plugin, you can save up to four game positions while playing online, and resume from them at any time from the website. You'll need to save the game if you want to explore its dangerous world thoroughly or amass an impressive score! You can also play offline by downloading a Leadlight emulation pack for your system, or disk images for use with a real Apple II computer.
Learn more about the game at the site below.


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Penumbra Collection Binaries Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Frictional Games has announced the release of binaries for the Mac, Linux, and Windows versions of the Penumbra Collection. The files will allow users to play the collection on any of the three platforms, regardless of the platform for which they originally purchased Penumbra.

The Penumbra Collection consists of Penumbra: Overture, Penumbra: Black Plague and the expansion Penumbra: Requiem. Penumbra is a horror adventure featuring a unique physics interaction system, detailed story and dreadful environments.

Here are download links for the Windows, Mac and Linux binaries. Meaning the .exe, .app and .bin files for all the Penumbra games. You can use these to play on any platform regardless of where you bought the original game and for what platform.

For example if you bought the Windows DVD you can use these files to play on a Mac or Linux system instead.
For more information follow the links below.

Penumbra Collection Binaries
Frictional Games

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LEGO Universe Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments recently posted a new rreview of LEGO Universe. The game 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.

From the review:

If you’re truly dedicated, you can also build any model brick-by-brick, which is fairly easy but very tedious. You can even use real-world LEGO instruction booklets (all of them easily found online) to build any LEGO creation in game. Pretty much every single LEGO brick or part that exists in the real world is in the game.

And last, but not least, you can program LEGO creations on your personal property with 'behaviors' and make them interactive. For example, you can make platforms that rise when a minifig jumps on them, or you can make certain things smashable. You can even create your own sort of mini-level using these mechanisms.
Check out the link below to read the full review. LEGO Universe Review
LEGO Universe
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blizzard's Cataclysm Sells 3.3 Million+ Copies In 24 Hours6:00 AM
Heroes Of Newerth 2.0 Launches Today6:00 AM
StuntMANIA Reloaded Trailer Unveiled6:00 AM
TransGaming Brings Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures To Macs6:00 AM
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