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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Digital Eel's VooDoo Interface Game Soundtrack Now Free
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Indie game developer Digital Eel has announced that VooDoo Interface, a soundtrack collection featuring compositions from the company's game offerings is now available for free. Titles include songs from Dr. Blob's Organism, Big Box of Blox, Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, and Brainpipe: The Plunge to Unhumanity.

Big nooz! VooDoo Interface is free! Download the entire album including four bonus tracks, nifty hi res CD art and "secret goodies" FAH NUTHIN or show your support with a donation. It's up to you!

VooDoo Interface is the official 14-track Digital Eel game soundtrack compilation available in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format except hyperwave membrane and wire recorder.
Check out the link below for more information.

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Portal 2 Cross Platform Play Confirmed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Valve Software has announced the Steam features shipping with the PlayStation 3 version of the upcoming action puzzler Portal 2. Of interest to Mac users is the confirmation of cross platform play and chat with Mac and Windows versions of the game. Valve also revealed that those who purchase Portal 2 for PS3 will be given the Mac/Windows version for free.

"We made a promise to gamers at E3 that Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 would be the best console version of the product," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "Working together with Sony we have identified a set of features we believe are very compelling to gamers. We hope to expand upon the foundation being laid in Portal 2 with more Steam features and functionality in DLC and future content releases."

"We designed the Portal 2 PS3 experience to be very straightforward for gamers," said Josh Weier, project lead on Portal 2 at Valve. "PS3 gamers will be able to simply drop the Blu-Ray disc in the PS3, link to their Steam account from inside the game, and all their Steam friends (on PC and Mac) will be visible and accessible for chat and game invites."

Marking the debut of Steam functioning on any next generation console, the features shipping in the PS3 version of Portal 2 include cross platform play (PC/Mac vs. PS3) for multiplayer games, persistent cloud-based storage of PS3 saved games, and cross platform chat (PC/Mac and PS3).

In addition, those who purchase Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 may unlock a Steam Play (PC & Mac) copy of Portal 2 at no additional cost by linking their PSN and Steam accounts.
Portal 2 is due for release in April. Follow the links below for more information.

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Dominions 3: The Awakening Updated
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Shrapnel Games has released a new patch for Dominions 3: The Awakening, Illwinter Game Design's third installment in the turn-based fantasy war game series. The patch brings the game to version 3.26 and introduces a variety of bug fixes and updates.

Here's a partial list of changes in version 3.26:

  • Improved performance and window resposivness of the 'AI thinking' host stage.
  • Trampling could result in multiplying the target in some circumstances. Fixed.
  • Shields could parry some effects they shouldn't be able to, like fear. Fixed.
  • Maggots spell was broken, fixed.
  • It was sometimes possible to continue sacrificing slaves even if your temple had burned down, fixed.
  • Two monthly Voice of Tiamat spells didn't cooperate very well, fixed.
  • Burned down lab/temple event messages while sieged now go to the sieged player.
  • The Blood Keep site now gives a mountain citadel instead of a swamp city.
  • Many more sites can now be found in cave provinces.
  • Fixed crash during turn generation.

Head over to the links below to learn more.

Dominions 3 Update Page
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Dominions III: The Awakening
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Two Worlds II Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Atomic Gamer has posted a new hands-on preview of Reality Pump's Two Worlds II RPG. 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.

From the preview:

TW2 includes an interesting multiplayer mode, too, where you can do eight-player cooperative gaming online along with separate competitive deathmatch-style games, too. I spent a good amount of time with the coop mode, and while it has an entirely separate campaign than the original game, this is actually quite helpful: itís mostly linear so you and your group stay together, and the whole thing is broken up into bite-size chapters so that you can complete one and end the session if you wish. The difficulty of the enemies is dynamically ramped up (mostly in damage and health numbers) as more people are added to your party, and while you can go off the beaten path here and there in both the outdoor world and in dungeons, itís mostly a short detour to find a quick hidden cache of items or a few herbs out in the field.
Two Worlds II is scheduled for release in North America later this month. Visit the page below to read more.

Atomic Gamer: Two Worlds II Preview
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Celebrating Seven Years Of City Of Heroes6:00 AM
Cliff Harris Discusses Indie Games, Steam, And The App Store6:00 AM
EVE Online: Incursion 1.1.0 Coming Today6:00 AM
Portal 2 Co-Op Previewed6:00 AM
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