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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gratuitous Tank Battles Coming This Christmas
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Positech Games, developer of Democracy, Kudos and Gratuitous Space Battles, has announced work on Gratuitous Tank Battles. The upcoming new game is described as a hybrid of real time strategy and tower defense featuring online elements, customizable units, and a built-in map editor for custom creations.

Gratuitous Tank Battles is an RTS/Tower Defense hybrid with online elements and customisable units. The player can take the role of the defender or the attacker in a series of top-down explodey fun. A built-in map editor will allow easy sharing of custom maps and defensive challenges with other GTB players in a similar fashion to GSB's challenge system.

GTB takes place in an alternate reality where the 'central powers' never surrender and the 'great war' continues for two hundred years. Soldiers still fight in the trenches of the Somme, although rifles have (mostly) become laser rifles and giant armored mechs stride across no-mans land. The two great armies continue to fight with patriotic zeal and little memory of who Franz Ferdinand was and what happened to him. One thing is certain: It will all be over by Christmas 2114.
Gratuitous Tank Battles is currently under development for Mac and Windows PCs and is planned for a release sometime before Christmass 2011.

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IMG Reviews Cities In Motion
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Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Paradox Interactive's Cities in Motion. The mass public transportation simulator allows players to visit a variety of cities in different time periods where they must build profitable transportation systems.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

The required thinking behind the creation of profitable routes makes Cities In Motion an extremely complex and enjoyable simulation. You have to bring the people from their home to their workplaces or entertainment preferences, give them options for mid-day exploration, and a route back home again in the end. In addition to that, you have to make all the transit lines short enough to be able to turn a profit without ridiculous numbers of vehicles running through it. This can commonly take the form of a metro line cutting through a stream, bus stops continuing the network into the suburbs, and a tram line cutting across country to shorten the route to a distant farm. Each different form of transit has its specialty, and you have to be careful to stick to them if you want to turn a profit. Needless to say, it's hard at first. Most players will go broke early and often. However, once you realize that the metro lines make you filthy rich due to their high capacity, speed, and ability to ignore traffic, the game becomes extremely easy.
Read the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: Cities In Motion
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Dragon Age 2: Legacy Trailer Released
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Bioware recently released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Legacy, an all new DLC option for its Dragon Age 2 RPG. In the expansion players will "face all new darkspawn, forge a powerful new weapon and come face to face with an ancient horror."

Targeted by a vicious criminal cartel that are hunting "the blood of the Hawke," you must put an end to their relentless attacks. Leave Kirkwall, and journey to an ancient Grey Warden prison in order to find the source of the aggression and uncover the harsh truth about the Hawke lineage. Playable from any point in the DAII campaign, face all new darkspawn, forge a powerful new weapon and come face to face with an ancient horror.


  • Uncover the harsh truth about the Hawke lineage
  • Adventure through several new locations including a prison constructed by the Grey Wardens
  • Obtain a powerful class-specific weapon to which you can apply upgrades of your choice
Check out the links below for more information.

GameBanshee: Dragon Age 2 Legacy Teaser Trailer
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iGame Radio Reviews CreaVures and Portal 2
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Game Review Cast 40 of Omaha Sternberg's iGame Radio podcast is now available for listening. The podcast features reviews of Muse Games' CreaVures and Valve Software's Portal 2

Game Review Cast 40:

A review of CreaVures, by Muse Games. A wonderfully cute puzzle platformer that has a lot of potential but is hampered by bugs, problematic gameplay balancing, and some not well thought out game design.

Also, a review of Portal 2, by Valve Software. A wonderful balance between puzzles that make you think outside the portal and story told through gameplay and artwork. If only there was more testing….
Head over to the page below for more information.

iGame Radio: Game Review Cast 40
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Cars 2: The Video Game Now Available At
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story recently added Disney•Pixar’s Cars 2: The Video Game to its list of games available for purchase. Inspired by the animated comedy adventure movie Cars 2, the game offers players the chance to take on dangerous missions, vie to become the fastest racecar in the world, and use newly acquired espionage skills in combat racing and battle arenas.

Cars 2: The Video Game lets players jump into the Cars 2 universe with some of their favorite Cars personalities in exotic locations around the globe. Continuing the storyline from the upcoming film, players can choose to play as Mater and Lightning McQueen, as well as some brand new characters, as they train in the international training center - CHROME (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage) to become world-class spies. They’ll take on dangerous missions, compete to become the fastest racecar in the world, or use their spy skills in exciting, action-packed combat racing and battle arenas. Players can race against friends and family in either single or multiplayer modes with up to four players to unlock challenging new tracks, characters, events and thrilling spy missions.


  • Cars 2: The Video Game introduces the international training center - CHROME (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations and Motorized Espionage) that expands upon the film storyline
  • Choose from more than 20 different characters, such as Mater, Lightning McQueen and the newly introduced Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell, and train to become world class spies
  • Participate in simulated hazardous missions using high-tech gadgets to evade and impede adversaries
  • Perform maneuvers only Cars characters can do, such as backwards driving, air tricks, sidestepping to avoid obstacles, two wheel driving and more
  • Connect with World of Cars Online, a free-to-play browser-based virtual world based on the Cars universe, to gain rewards in the video game and then use them to unlock new items in the virtual world
  • Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard
  • Intel Core Duo processor
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT or Intel HD 3000 (Intel GMA 950 and x3100 not supported) with at least 128 MB of video
  • This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (Power Mac).
Cars 2: The Video Game is available for purchase now for $29.99 (USD).

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Mac Games News for Monday, July 11, 2011

New Puzzle Agent 2 Trailer Available6:00 AM
The Movies: Superstar Ed. Digital Download Available Now6:00 AM
The Sims Medieval: Pirates & Nobles Announced6:00 AM
Worms Special Edition Released6:00 AM
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