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IMG Reviews Hard Rock Racing
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Decane's Hard Rock Racing. The racing title features a combination of high speed racing and vehicular combat across 40 race tracks, and includes both single and multiplayer action.

Here's and excerpt:

The cars seem to replicate a “remote control” model car that we usually see in the discount bin at a “Toys R’ Us”. The massive wheels, soft suspension, and the “over-the-top shinny-ness” reminds me of those old toy cars which I would thrash and trash until they worked no more. This choice of style makes us begin to see the point of the game. While other racing games obsess over performance and reality, Hard Rock Racing goes back to the roots of this genre - just having a damn good time.

Blasting around corners with cars, signs and fire blazing everywhere you turn, It can get quite difficult when the massacre gets out of hand, but luckily it's worth doing. Each explosion, air trick and crash acts as a reward. This reward comes in the form of cash to spend on unlocking new levels and customising your car in the setup
Read the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: Hard Rock Racing
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Legend Of Grimrock Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In a new blog post Remedy Entertainment writer Mikko Rautalahti has offered a preview of Almost Human's upcoming Legend Of Grimrock. The new game in development for Mac, Windows PC, and iOS device is an old school dungeon crawler which puts players in the role of a prisoner exiled to Mount Grimrock. To escape they must form a party and escape through Grimrock's ancient tunnels and dungeons.

And it plays well. It feels great. A part of it is that I love this type of game; it scratches that nostalgic itch for me. But it’s not just that; they’ve got a great balance between the combat and the puzzles, a lot of surprising moments. It feels a little faster than Dungeon Master did, which makes things feel tense and fun, especially when you’re fighting multiple opponents — you have to keep moving, otherwise they can hit you, but because you’re on a grid, it’s easy to get boxed in. Maneuvering so you can keep hitting the enemies but avoiding their attacks is a challenge. There’s something merciless about it — you have to stay on your toes, keep moving and striking. And just when you think you’re doing okay, that torch you’ve been carrying for a long while finally goes out, and you’re plunged into darkness. (It’s not quite as dark as it is in Dungeon Master; you can still get by, but good luck maintaining situational awareness in combat when that happens…)
Rautalahti is a former colleague of the members of the team at Almost Human. Read the full preview at the link below.

Fun Pastimes For Stupid Children Blog: Legend Of Grimrock Preview
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CoreBreach Now Available At Macgamestore
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story has once again expanded its digital download offerings, this time with the addition of CoreCode's CoreBreach. The new sci-fi action racing title, designed "from the ground up" to be a Mac OS X game, features 6 different ships, 6 race tracks, 6 powerful weapons, a career mode, and support for user made tracks.

CoreBreach is THE brand-new futuristic "anti-gravity" racing game for Mac OS X.

CoreBreach offers 6 great ships from easy maneuverable to rigid but ultra fast - and an unbelievable bonus ship.

You can choose from 6 beautiful, detailed and futuristic tracks of varying difficulty in both directions to prove your skills.

Combat your enemies using 6 powerful weapons including the deadly "Zeus Plasma Cannon" or choose "Space Nitro".

CoreBreach features a good looking high contrast graphics style and offers exclusive gameplay ideas like the "CoreMode". Advanced users can choose the in-ship camera mode for mind bending speed sensation (Warning: can cause dizziness).

Fight your evil opponents while racing towards world domination in the thrilling story-mode. Win trophy money to upgrade your weapons and tune your ships to be even better.

CoreBreach offers a powerful and varied 50-minute soundtrack to support the immersive gameplay.

Battle it out with your friends using the split-screen multiplayer mode or compete globally with the internet high-scores. Your lap times are automatically posted in the high-scores after each game - no account creation needed.

CoreBreach supports common steering wheels and game pads - you can even play with two controllers (split-screen).

CoreBreach supports the creation of user-made race tracks (3D modeling skills required) and easy sharing and playing of these tracks.

CoreBreach is developed from the ground up for Mac OS X and provides these unique benefits:

  • effortlessly switch to other applications while playing - your race is automatically paused
  • seamlessly change from fullscreen- to windowed-mode and back even during the race
  • you can still see the on-screen notifications from other apps while playing (mails, music, instant-messages, etc)
  • the user interface for the game menu uses the familiar and well designed Mac-native controls for ease-of-use
  • CoreBreach is not a cheap port of a iPad game, meaning you can choose resolution and graphics settings to your liking
  • Intel processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • ATI Radeon HD 2400 or higher
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7300 or higher
  • INTEL HD Graphics 3000 or higher
CoreBreach is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Spirited Heart Expansion, More Winter Wolves Games Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Winter Wolves has announced the release of Girl's Love, a new expansion for its fantasy life sim, Spirited Heart. The add-on has been merged with the original game and includes 6 new women to meet as well as different endings for each race. Those who have purchased the original Spirited Heart will receive a 50% discount when buying the new title.

You can now pursue 6 beautiful and interesting girls and unlock new different endings (different for each race).

Both the expansion and the main game are now merged into a single installer, using one-time online activation which eliminates the need of any extra downloads.


  • Girl & Boy and Girl & Girl romance options
  • Three different races to play, each one with different dialog options
  • Six male and six female romanceable characters for a total of 12 different subplots!
  • Different ending for each race for a total of 36 unique marriage endings
  • Detailed fantasy life simulation with optional dice minigame
  • Complete a special "Goddess" mission for each race unlocking an extra unique ending
  • Get a title by reaching special skill levels
  • Many random events hidden in the game!
Winter Wolves has also revealed work on three upcoming titles: Loren The Amazon Princess, a new roleplaying game; Planet Stronghold: Warzone, a sequel to the company's sci-fi RPG; and Heileen 3: New Horizons, the final chapter of the life/dating simulation.
For the RPG lovers, we're working on two RPGs: the fantasy RPG Loren The Amazon Princess and the sequel Planet Stronghold: Warzone which will feature new CGs, characters and an improved battle system.
We don't have an estimated release date yet for both games, but is very likely we'll do a pre-order and a beta testing offer, so keep following my twitter or my blog to know more

Heileen 3: New Horizons is the third and very likely last chapter of the Heileen series. It will feature a full life / dating simulation set in the world of the pirates of the Caribbean! Estimate release is next Christmas or Q1 2012.

Head over to the links below to learn more.

Spirited Heart Girl's Love
Winter Wolves

Mac Games News for Monday, September 5, 2011

Avadon: The Black Fortress Reviewed6:00 AM
DiRT 2 Comes To Macs6:00 AM
EVE Online: Incarna 1.1 Released6:00 AM
IMG Reviews Asphalt 6: Adrenaline6:00 AM
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