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Two Worlds II: Castle Defense Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

TopWare has announced Two Worlds II: Castle Defense, an upcoming strategy game set in the fantasy universe of Antaloor. The tower defense title challenges players to defeat waves of enemy Orcs. Castle Defense does not require prior experience with the Two Worlds setting, but does provide backstory for those who have played the RPG version of the game.

The story itself takes place between Two Worlds and Two Worlds II, giving the player some surprising back story about the conflict between Gandohar and the Orcs of Antaloor. Only now, slip into the mighty boots of Gandohar himself and the fan favorite henchman- Sordahon.

The gameplay makes the player utilize tactics and upgrades to defeat each wave of enemies successfully. The dark forests, abandoned ruins and winding catacombs will be stained with blood as the fight against the onslaught of Orcs ensues over the five beautiful regions. With the Arena mode and Highscore function, Castle Defense raises the bar for the ultimate challenge against online opponents from all over the globe!
TopWare also recently announced a new expansion for Two Worlds II, Pirates of the Flying Fortress, to be released in September.

The hybrid release of Two Worlds II: Castle Defense for Mac and Windows will be available in stores this May 17th, 2011. iPad and iPhone versions will also be available in the App store.

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IMG Reviews Bejeweled 3
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of PopCap's Bejeweled 3. The latest version of the popular franchise features eight game modes, 65 achievement badges to collect, a variety of new powerups to discover, and improved graphics.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

Zen is one of the more unusual aspects of Bejeweled 3. This an “unlimited no rush, no stress game", which could essentially go on forever. The randomness of the jewels falling is a bit more controlled in your favor so there are more possibilities for matches. Coupled with this are some ambient audio effects you can choose to turn on. Breath modulation uses graphic and audio signals to slow and modulate your breathing. Turning on Mantras plays relaxing mantra sounds in the background. Binaural sounds attempt to balance your brain. You can choose a variety of relaxing ambient background sounds (ocean, birds, running water, etc.) to accompany your game play. It is interesting, but the relaxed ambient effect is a bit lost when you match one or more of the rather EXPLOSIVE jewels.
Read the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: Bejeweled 3
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Anomaly Warzone Earth Now At Macgamestore
6:00 AM | IMG News | 1 comment has added 11 Bit Studios' Anomaly Warzone Earth to its catalog of titles. The game features a twist on the tower defense genre by puttling players in charge of an army needing to get past powerful defense towers set up by alien invaders.

Anomaly Warzone Earth is an extraordinary mixture of action and strategy in a reversed tower defense formula. The game tasks you with saving a near-future Earth from an alien onslaught. The invaders have captured world's major cities, building huge turrets that destroy everything in their path. It’s up to you to lead an armor squad through the streets of cities like Baghdad and Tokyo, planning the route and strategically choosing which units to deploy in order to crush the opposition. Take control of the Commander, whose special abilities and quick thinking will be vital in supporting the squad in its mission, as you engage in fast-paced, tactical battle across story campaign and two heart-pounding Squad Assault Modes.


  • Enjoy innovative game play – mixing action and strategy in a reversed tower defense formula – you're the attacking side!
  • Play the commander whose special abilities and quick thinking are crucial to support the squad in its quest for victory.
  • Think tactically and strategically, choosing the right squad and the best route for the mission.
  • Extend tactical possibilities by gathering resources to buy new units and upgrade your squad during a battle.
  • Play for hours on end in the engaging story campaign, as well as the two exciting Squad Assault Modes.
  • Immerse yourself in the game with great visuals and atmospheric audio.
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.3, or later
  • Processor: Any Intel CPU
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 / Radeon HD 2400 or equivalent
Anomaly Warzone Earth is now available for $9.99 (USD).

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LEGO Indiana Jones 2 Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Appletell has posted a new review of Feral Interactive's upcoming LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues. Developed by TT Games, it is the latest in a line of LEGO titles to be brought to the Mac by Feral. Appletell gave the game a score of 4 out of 5.

From the review:

The mechanics are familiar, of course. On each level, two characters (represented in minifig form) run around battling enemies who burst into their component parts when defeated, solving puzzles that involve swinging, climbing, and smashing their surroundings to reveal Lego parts that they can assemble into bridges, vehicles, and machines to advance.

Though it’s the sequel to the original LEGO Indiana Jones game (which covered the original trilogy) and includes levels based on all four movies, LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (LIJ2) features only new content: you’ll revisit the first three films in different ways. There’s also a level creator that lets users create their own adventures.
LEGO Indiana Jones 2 is scheduled to arrive for Mac on April 28. Check out the link below to read more.

Appletell: LEGO Indiana Jones 2 Review
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Mac Games News for Thursday, April 21, 2011

Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy Coming Soon To Macs6:00 AM
EVE Online: Captain's Quarters, New Tutorials6:00 AM
New Diablo III Facebook Screenshots Available6:00 AM
Tim Sweeney Discusses City Of Heroes6:00 AM
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