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Friday, March 18, 2011

Mac Games For Japan Relief Bundle Announced
8:51 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 2 comments announces the "Mac Games For Japan Relief Bundle.” This very special time-limited bundle of 15 games is aimed at helping the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Available now thru Monday, March 21 for $19.95, this exclusive collection combines hit games from some of the most popular and big-heartednames in independent Mac gaming today.

Proceeds from the sale of the bundle will be donated to the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami disaster relief fund through the American Red Cross.

"Japan needs our help. When we asked, Mac game developers and publishers from around the world jumped at the chance to help out. The response was simply incredible." said Tuncer Deniz, CEO of "We're extremely grateful to our partners who are helping out in this important cause and would like to thank Mac users in advance for purchasing the bundle."

The Mac Games For Japan Relief Bundle contains $200 worth of games for just $19.95, a savings of nearly $185:

- Destination: Treasure Island
- Escape The Museum 2
- LUXOR 5th Passage
- Diamond Detective
- Jewel Quest 4: Heritage
- The Stroke of Midnight Collector's Edition
- Mishap 2: An Intentional Haunting Collector's Edition
- Cake Mania 3
- Sally's Salon
- Brain App
- Mondo Solitaire
- Twisted Lands: Shadow Town
- The Treasures of Montezuma 2
- Fishdom H20: Hidden Odyssey
- 4 Elements thanks everyone who buys this bundle from the bottom of our hearts. We’d also like to acknowledge the companies that have graciously donated the games in the bundle: Coladia, Gogii Games, MumboJumbo, Gamehouse, iWin, Namco Games, Sandlot Games, Games Cafe, Chris Mayer Games,Ambrosia Software, Playrix, and Alawar Games.

Companies interested in providing bandwidth for the games provided in the bundle should contact The Mac Games For Japan Relief Bundle is currently available at

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Mondo Solitaire Now Available At Macgamestore
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story has added Ambrosia Software's recently released Mac version of Mondo Solitaire to its catalog of game titles. The card game features more than 300 game variants, a variety of card and background graphics, and a user interface designed specifically for the Mac platform.

Mondo Solitaire is solitaire done right, with 300+ game variants, slick graphics, and a user interface that's been designed especially with the Mac in mind.

Mondo Solitaire's beautiful, crisp graphics let you easily identify your cards and assess your current move, and it plays as beautiful as it looks.

Lest you think solitaire is old sauce, consider that solitaire is actually the most popular computer game in the world, and variants have been bundled on Windows since Windows 3.0. It's time for Mac users to get their due!

Mondo Solitaire has literally hundreds of solitaire games. If there's a version of solitaire that you enjoy, chances are we have it! Play your old favorites, or explore and learn new solitaire games.

In addition to having every solitaire game under the sun, Mondo Solitaire also offers some spice with crazy and unique variants. Things like additional suits, additional decks, and alternate rules will keep the games fresh and challenging.

From Klondike to FreeCell... from Spider to Canfield, Mondo Solitaire has every solitaire game you desire.

Mondo Solitaire costs $9.99 (USD). Follow the links below to learn more.

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Portal 2 TV Ad Trailer Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Valve has released a new video of its upcoming television commercial for Portal 2. The clip of the action puzzler features Atlas, P-body, and the voice of GLaDOS. Scheduled for an April 18 release, the game will include both single and multiplayer first person puzzle solving and will continue the storyline from the first game.

Portal 2 will see players introduced to a host of fresh puzzles, devious new test chambers in never-before-seen areas of Aperture Science Labs and be reunited with GLaDOS, the occasionally murderous computer companion from the original Portal.

Features single and multiplayer co-op modes. The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh puzzle elements, and a much larger set of devious test chambers. Players will explore never-before-seen areas of the Aperture Science Labs and be reunited with GLaDOS, the occasionally murderous computer companion who guided them through the original game. The game's two-player cooperative mode features its own entirely separate campaign with a unique story, test chambers, and two new player characters. This new mode forces players to reconsider everything they thought they knew about portals. Success will require them to not just act cooperatively, but to think cooperatively.
Check out the trailer at the link below.

YouTube: Portal 2 TV Ad Trailer
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Quake Live Updated
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

id Software recently announced a new update for Quake Live, the company's browser based first person shooter. Among other things the update includes 2 new premium arenas, the ability to assign your own country flag, and tier info displays on player profiles.

Premium Maps Added:
  • Toxicity (Duel):
    Created by Alexander Mader, Toxicity is an enclosed Duel map with a distinctive look. Twisting halls and teleporters provide ample escape, as long as you watch out for the namesake pools of toxic acid in the main rooms of this arena. Own the world, or at least your opponent, and spread disorder by knocking them around with some rockets. Bounce them well, and you can treat yourself to a Red Armor, while they suffer some unfortunate burns.

  • Distant Screams (CTF):
    Formerly known as the perennial favorite Silent Night, we've torn down the Christmas decorations as to not look like that weird house down the street lit up well into March. Thankfully, it hasn't warmed up enough to melt the ice that covers vast swathes of the level, allowing massive acceleration throughout the frozen tundra terrain. Everything else is still mostly as you remember it, from the grenade traps to the secret button that dispenses health. Wait, that's supposed to be a secret...
Game Changes:
  • Kill Beep for Premium players:
    Enabling cg_killBeep will play a distinct sound when you score a kill in any mode. Options are available in the in-game Game Options->Advanced->Sound Options menu.
  • Increased size of hit cylinders:
    Increased hittable region of players by 10% to more closely mimic the area of the old cuboid region.
  • Increased damage of Shotgun in Team Deathmatch:
    Increased damage of Shotgun back to 100 to match the Shotgun in other modes.
  • Improved arena download system:
    Download size for Standard players reduced by about 50% by not downloading premium content until the player joins a server running the arena. This also means these maps will be unavailable in Practice mode for Standard users. Premium and Pro users will still download all content as they did before.
Head over to the page below to read the full list of changes and updates.

Quake Live Premium Pak 7 Update
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More Diablo III Facebook Screenshots Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment recently revealed another new screenshot and piece of concept art to celebrate the 675,000 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 game’s 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 game’s 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 Entertainment’s renowned online gaming service,
View the new screenshots at the Blizzplanet page below.

Blizzplanet: Diablo III Screens
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Mac Games News for Thursday, March 17, 2011

Borderlands Reviewed6:00 AM
Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind Now Available6:00 AM
New Din's Curse Trailer Available6:00 AM
Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Ed. Now At MGS 6:00 AM
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