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The Settlers 7 : Deluxe Gold Edition Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

The Settlers 7 Paths To A Kingdom: Deluxe Gold Edition is now available for purchase. The Deluxe Gold Edition includes Ubisoft's kingdom management simulation title along with the contents of DLC packs 1, 2, and 3. The game puts players in the role of a ruler trying to create, build, and manage a kingdom.

The Deluxe Gold Edition includes free additional content:
  • 13 exclusive maps: 6 multiplayer maps and 7 single player campaigns.
  • A dozen new buildings. Including the Crypt, Order of Knights, Infernal mine
  • Over 30 new locations. Including Field of Mandrake, Treasure Island, Pilgrimage site.
  • Castle forge elements allowing players to make their cities unique and customize their castles: 1 gate, 2 windows, 1 bay, 1 balcony and 1 gargoyle
Immerse Yourself in a Captivating Story
Unravel an intriguing and unexpected story as you play. Combat enemies all across the land in a quest to conquer a formidable kingdom. Defeat ruthless kings, forbidding lords and dark knights on your quest for victory. Uncover undisclosed traitors along your path and turn enemies into allies to pave your way to victory.

Experience a Vast and Beautiful Kingdom
A beautiful, colorful world awaits you with a level of detail unseen before now! A flourishing kingdom bustling with settlers will enthrall you from the very first moment.

Build, Develop and Manage Your Emerging Domain
Enjoy a deep and rich building and production system as you create a kingdom of fortified towns, small villages and productive settlers. Make critical decisions as you expand your realm. Should you optimize production chains, build transport systems, construct new buildings or increase worker efficiency? Every choice you make builds a critical path to victory or defeat.

Expand Your Empire Your Way
Choose your own customized strategy and experience more freedom than ever before. Build strong armies and defeat your opponents in epic battles. Be the first to develop new and attractive technologies. Or, let money rule and occupy the most lucrative trade routes. Itís completely up to you to devise your ideal strategy for beating your opponents.

Innovative Victory Point System
Every match is truly unique with the new victory point system. A new level of tension is reached as you and your opponents collect points based on victories you achieve throughout the game. Every decision counts as you engage in tactics to earn the most points by:

  • Conquering map sectors
  • Building the biggest army
  • Occupying the most trade routes
  • Developing new technologies
  • Becoming the richest kingdom
  • And more!
More Customization than Ever Before
Experience a highly customizable experience as you:
  • Unlock new items that are unique to you
  • Create and customize maps to your needs
  • Adjust the victory point system, based on your individual preferences
  • Select a fast or slow mode of play
  • Choose the length of your game, from a quick match to an extended campaign
  • Select your level of difficulty
  • Play against a variety of AI profiles, up to 4 players or in team mode
Build Your Own Castle
Bring even more customization to your game as you assemble your castle from a wide range of styles, designs and architectural details. You and your friends can share your creations online.


The Settlers 7 Paths To A Kingdom: Deluxe Gold Edition comes to Macs through TransGaming's Cider Portability Engine and costs $39.99. Follow the links below for more information.

The Settlers 7 Paths To A Kingdom: Deluxe Gold Edition
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Dragon Age II Soundtrack Available Now From iTunes
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Bioware has announced the release of an official Dragon Age 2 soundtrack on Apple's iTunes music service. The game puts players in the role of Hawke and allows them to craft the story of the legend's rise to power.

Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.
  • Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make.
  • Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land.
  • Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior.
  • Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go.
  • Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style.
The soundtrack is available for $3.99. Head over to the link below to learn more.

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Avadon: The Black Fortress Updated
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Spiderweb Software has released an update for its latest epic RPG, Avadon: The Black Fortress. The first chapter of a new saga, the game puts players in the role of a spy and warrior tasked to defend the homeland from its many enemies. Version 1.0.1 fixes several problems and is a recommended download.

You are a servant of Avadon. The Black Fortress. Your job is to protect the Pact, five nations that have banded together in a fragile alliance. The purpose of the Pact: To hold back the waves of invaders that seek to destroy you.

Outside the lands of the Pact, there are limitless threats. Barbarians. Fading, jealous empires. Titans and unspeakable horrors. The warriors and spies of Avadon are charged to keep them at bay, weak and divided. You fight in the shadows, rooting out small threats before they have the chance to grow. Your resources are unlimited, and your word is law.

But a dark time is coming. Assassins are killing Avadon's warriors, and a hidden enemy plots to unite all of your homeland's foes. If you cannot discover and destroy this conspiracy, and soon, your people face total destruction. But beware. The defenders of Avadon are being picked off, one by one, and you are the next target.
Click over to thel ink below for more information.

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Diablo III Facebook Milestone Results In New Visuals
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Blizzard Entertainment recently revealed a new screenshot and a piece of concept art to celebrate the 650,000 Likes milestone on its official Diablo III Facebook page. The game will allow players to revisit the world of Sanctuary where they must once again take up arms against the demonic forces threatening humanity.

Diablo III will pick up the story twenty years after the events of Diablo II. Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal have been defeated, but the Worldstone, which once shielded the inhabitants of the world of Sanctuary from the forces of both the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, has been destroyed, and evil once again stirs in Tristram. Playing as a hero from one of five distinct character classes, players will acquire powerful items, spells, and abilities as they explore new and familiar areas of Sanctuary and battle hordes of demons to safeguard the world from the horrors that have arisen.

Diablo III will feature a custom 3D-graphics engine to render lush indoor and outdoor areas of Sanctuary with a high level of detail and vivid special effects. The gameís physics-enhanced environments will be interactive and destructible, offering traps and obstacles that create added danger for players and monsters alike. These elements, along with a new quest system and random scripted events, will be integrated into the gameís random-level generator, giving Diablo III the ultimate combination of dynamic gameplay and replayability. Cooperative and competitive play will be available online through an upgraded version of Blizzard Entertainmentís renowned online gaming service,
View the new visuals at the Blizzplanet site below.

Blizzplanet: Diablo III Screens
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Mac Games News for Thursday, March 10, 2011

Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind Coming To Macs6:00 AM
Guerrilla Bob, Blaster Simulator Now Available From MGS6:00 AM
Jeff Vogel Discusses Avadon: The Black Fortress6:00 AM
Mondo Solitaire Released6:00 AM
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