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Majesty 2: Kingmaker, Battles Of Ardania Expansions Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Virtual Programming has announced the release of two Majesty 2 expansion packs, Kingmaker and Battles of Ardania, for Mac OS X. The expansions offer new missions, gameplay features, and monsters, along with multiplayer matches and a toolset for creating new missions and battles.

Majesty 2's third expansion pack, Monster Kingdom, is due on PC from Paradox Interactive in the New Year, and Virtual Programming has pledged to release the Mac OS X version in the same timeframe.

"Majesty 2 was simply the beginning of Ardania's next chapter. These expansions build an already-robust story world into something even more grand," said Virtual Programming CEO Mark Hinton. "I've been exploring them for several days now, and I keep stumbling across new things. I can't wait to tackle Monster Kingdom."

"I loved overseeing the development of these expansions, and I'm thrilled that Mac OS X gamers get to experience them too," said Paradox Interactive's Fredrik Wester. "Ardania has a lot to offer strategy gaming fans."

Kingmaker serves up a new eight-mission campaign that introduces Lord Blackviper and his goblin army, challenging players who united Ardania in the main game to now hold together the kingdom. The expansion also features a mission creator toolset as well as a Majesty 2 gameplay update that includes: a randomize feature that shuffles non-quest monster dens; random treasure chest goodies; multiplayer functionality; a map editor; and more. Multiplayer lets up to four gamers compete in competitive or cooperative matches over a LAN or the Internet.

Battles of Ardania continues the story with another new eight-mission campaign starring a mysterious mage werewolf who invades the kingdom with his creatures of the night. New monsters and weapon sets, along with four new multiplayer maps, are also included.

Monster Kingdom will conclude the storyline early in 2011 with a rip-roaring finale as the king finds himself overthrown and driven from his palace. In a unique twist, players must turn to monsters for help; former enemies are key to getting revenge on those who betrayed the king. New buildings, heroes, abilities, and guild powers will add to the fun.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X: 10.6.3 or higher
  • Intel CPU, 2.16 GHz or faster
  • 1 GB RAM
  • GeForce 8600, Radeon X1600 or newer 128 MB
  • 1.5 GB Hard Disk space
  • To install the expansion packs, you must have Majesty2 already installed.
  • Internet connection for product registration
Kingdoms and Battles of Ardania are available for $14.95 (£9.95, €14.95) each. Check out the links below to learn more.

Virtual Programming
Majesty 2
Majesty 2: Kingmaker
Majesty 2: Battles Of Ardania
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Aspyr Launches Give And Get Charity Event
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Aspyr Media has announced the Give and Get charity event for the Boys and Girls Club of America. Through December 24 visitors to the page can donate in $5 increments, receiving a coupon code for 20% off their next purchase for each donation. In addition to the discount codes, participants will be entered for a chance to win daily giveaways for games, t-shirts, and 5 grand prize special edition Civ V games signed by Sid Meier.

Today we’re kicking off our new “Give and Get” charity event, benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of America, and the way it works is simple. Starting now and running through December 24, all you have to do is go to the homepage, add the new special product “Give and Get Charity” to your cart, and make a purchase like you would any other! Each charitable donation is $5, and you can make multiple donations. As part of the charity event, Aspyr will match up to $5000 of the money raised through our GameAgent charity listing!

Of course, there’s more pleasin’ to go around! For each of your charitable donations, you will receive a coupon code worth 20% off your next GameAgent purchase! Multiple $5 donations means multiple coupon codes, so you could really rack up some savings over the life of the coupons!

Coupon codes are not all you’ll get, though. Each $5 donation will also give you an entry into a random drawing for a daily giveaway! We’ll be giving away an Aspyr t-shirt and a FREE game of choice from the GameAgent store to one lucky winner each day through the end of the event (starting Thursday!)–make multiple donations on multiple days to increase your chances of winning!

And yet, there’s more. Our final incentive is enough to make even Santa Claus envious! After the charity event has ended, we’ll be giving away 5 (!) copies of the Civilization V Mac Special Edition, all signed by Sid Meier! Like our daily giveaways, each $5 donation will get you a separate entry into a random drawing, so the more donations you make, the better chance you’ll have of winning! The winners will be announced here on the NonBlog on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

We’re really excited to be doing this charity event, and we hope everyone is willing to participate. After all, with the coupon codes and a chance to win FREE games, what’s there to lose?
Head over to the links below for more information.

Aspyr's Give And Get Charity Event
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MAD Daedalus Pinball High Score Contest
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

LittleWing Pinball has announced a high score contest for its eleventh pinball game, MAD Daedalus. Winners of the contest will have their scores featured on the LittleWing site and win prizes. The game's storyline takes place in ancient Knossos and follows the story of Daedalus and his attempts to rebuild the crashed Ariadne spaceship.

Welcome to LittleWing's World Highscore Contest. Show the world your scores and go for special prizes!
When you make a MAD Daedalus score you're proud of, use our free Highscore Tool to submit it to our website. It will then be automatically entered on our Highscore Contest page.

How to Enter
IMPORTANT: To enter the Highscore Contest, you must be a registered MAD Daedalus user who has purchased a personal Key-Code from LittleWing's online Web Store.
Click one of the links to download our free high score data tool program. You must use this tool program to create your contest data.

Be sure to exit MAD Daedalus before you create your highscore data.
Run the tool program, which shows your encrypted highscore data.
Copy the entire data and paste it into the entry form on this page. Do not edit the data or your entry will be invalid.
Visit the page below to learn about the contest and LittleWing's games.

MAD Daedalus High Score Contest
MAD Daedalus

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DOFUS: Rogue Character Class Details
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Ankama has released some new information about the upcoming Rogue class coming in April 2011 to the DOFUS games, Dofus-Arena, and Wakfu (when it is released). The 13th class released for the game will focus on the use of explosives to damage enemies.

Champions as much as they are felons, the Rogues associate intelligence with cunning. Masters in the art of DIY, they use and abuse tools and gadgets to carry out their schemes. At the heart of all this malice, only one thing has any worth in their eyes: family values.

The Rogue game is centred around bombs, which the character can place in combat, then explode at his will by using his “Detonator”. A rogue will, in fact, have several types of bombs with various powers, which he can place in different patterns before he blows them up, ensuring he does as much damage as possible to his enemies. Coupled with the ability to move bombs and protect his allies, the Rogue will prove himself to be a character with particularly destructive powers, as long as he’s able to correctly combine tactics and foresight.

He can do a lot of damage with his spells over large areas. Thanks to these skills, the Rogue is able to handle himself well in most situations, either alone or as part of a team, by choosing, turn by turn, to set off his explosions regularly or to save up all his bombs for increased damages. The Rogues’ weak point lies in their necessity to keep their enemies within the zone of affect of their bombs: if they go out of it, they’re out of danger.

Players will be able to test the two new classes in DOFUS, Dofus-Arena and Wakfu at the Ankama Convention #6, which will celebrate 10 years of Ankama. This event will take place on the 5th and 6th March 2011 at the Grand Palais in Lille, before the official release of the classes.
More information will soon be available about the 14th playable class, the Masqueraiders. For more information go to the website below.

Ankama Studio

Mac Games News for Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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