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Puzzle Agent 2 Pre-Order Begins
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Telltale Games' Puzzle Agent 2 is now available for pre-order. Currently scheduled for a June 30 release, the game once again puts players in the role of Agent Nelson Tethers who must return to the rural town of Scoggins, Minnesota to solve the mystery of "the Hidden People" once and for all.

Agent Nelson Tethers just solved the biggest case of his career. So why isn't he satisfied? There's still the case of a missing eraser factory foreman, a whispering madness is still creeping from mind to mind, and a troubling recurrence of creatures is lurking into the town.

The FBI's Depart of Puzzle Research has marked the case solved -- are they sweeping it under the rug? Or worse, do they not even care? Worried that the case will languish forever unsolved, Tethers must go rogue and venture back to the eerie town of Scoggins, Minnesota to solve the mystery of "the Hidden People" once and for all.


  • Expanded range of tactile puzzles
  • Delightfully eerie, creepy and full of dark humor
  • Story inspired by Indie-comic Graham Annable, creator of Crickle cartoons.
Puzzle Agent 2 can be pre-ordered now for $9.95 (USD).

Puzzle Agent 2
Telltale Games
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Soldak Discusses Spacecraft Components In Computer Games
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

A new Soldak Entertainment blog post offers a discussion of gameplay mechanics for space craft components in computer games. The post offers a bit of insight into plans for the company's upcoming sci-fi title.

Soldak's as yet untitled game is described as "Master of Orion from a mercenary captain's point of view." It will place players in a dynamic galaxy and give them to the chance to build their fortune and influence the balance of power between opposing races.

Items are going to have 4 types of requirements. First your hull is going to control how many item slots you have access to. Upgrade to a better ship and you will most likely get more slots to play with.

Second, each component will only fit in a specific slot type (see below).

Third, your ship has to generate enough power for all of your components. Most components will use power, some will generate power, and a few will be power neutral. So you are going to have to balance your power generation with your power usage. An interesting part of this is that this is a soft limit. You can actually exceed your power load. Right now for every 10% above your max you currently are, you get another penalty to things like ship speed and most of your regen rates. There might be situations where going over you limit is beneficial, but I see this happening more when one of your power plants is destroyed.

The fourth requirement is crew related. Most components are going to need a minimum level of crew to install and maintain. For example, an anti-matter engine might require a lvl 20 engineer.
Read more at the page below.

Soldak Blog: Spaceship Components
Soldak Entertainment

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PopCap Mystery P.I. Titles Available At Macgamestore
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story has recently added two new titles to its growing list of digital download entertainment options. PopCap Games' Mystery P.I. - The London Caper and Mystery P.I. - Lost in LA are now available for download and purchase.

Mystery P.I. - The London Caper:
Travel to London, England in the first European episode of the hit Mystery P.I. series! You're the world famous Mystery P.I. and you've been hired by the Royal Family to track down the stolen Crown Jewels. The catch is you have only 17 hours before the ransom is due or the jewels could be lost forever!

You'll explore London and search 25 intriguing settings to solve this royal caper! Find over 2,000 hidden objects for clues to the missing jewels. Collect all the hidden crowns and keys in each scene for a perfect investigation and unlock two unlimited game modes. If you discover the secret object in each scene you'll earn one million bonus points. But hurry — the Royal Family is counting on you!


  • Investigate 25 London locations to find the clues
  • Enjoy three fun game modes: Solve the Caper and 2 unlimited modes
  • Play 9 different mini-games including Match-3, Word Search, Tile Rotation, Memory Match, Jigsaw and more
  • Locate the hidden keys and crowns to unlock 2 bonus games
  • Find 25 secret objects and earn one million bonus points
  • Go for a Perfect Investigation and speed bonuses to become a Master P.I.
Mystery P.I. - Lost in LA:
Save the day and your investigative reputation in Mystery P.I. – Los Angeles, a classic hidden object whodunit of blockbuster proportions!

The only copy of this year's biggest blockbuster movie has gone missing the day before the VIP Hollywood premiere. As a famous P.I., you have been hired to track down and return the lost movie but only have 17 hours to locate it or the Hollywood Studio is ruined. If you fail, you’ll also lose out on the $15 Million reward!

Search through Hollywood hotspots and other Tinseltown locations like Malibu and Rodeo Drive to pick up the trail with clues that can unravel the mystery. Use your keen eye to spot important items of interest and call on time-saving hints if you find yourself lost. Spotting them is only the beginning however because actually locating the clues will call upon your investigative skills using a number of different mini-games. Who ever said the job of a P.I. was easy?


  • 3 Fun game modes to play
  • 25 stunning locations to explore
  • Over 2100 cleverly hidden objects
  • Locate movie reels and keys to unlock bonus modes
The Mystery P.I. titles are available for $9.95 (USD) each. Learn more at the links below.

Mystery P.I. - The London Caper
Mystery P.I. - Lost In LA
PopCap Games
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Mac Games News for Thursday, June 9, 2011

Digital Eel Developers Discuss Indie Gaming6:00 AM
Din's Curse: Demon War Reviewed6:00 AM
IMG Reviews HOARD6:00 AM
Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse Coming June 28, Pre-Order Now6:00 AM
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