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Dragon Age II: Mark Of The Assassin DLC Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Bioware has announced the upcoming release of new story based DLC for its fantasy RPG sequel, Dragon Age II. Mark of the Assassin features a new assassin character named Tallis, new items, new enemies, new environments, and the return of stealth based gameplay.

We are very pleased to announce the next Dragon Age II story based DLC, Mark of the Assassin!

Hawke meets a mysterious female Elvin assassin named Tallis, voiced by the talented Felicia Day, and joins her to steal an ancient relic from an Orlesian Baron in his well-guarded estate. A cross between Varric and Isabela, Tallis is a rogue who introduces a new fighting style to add more variety in combat. Get up close and personal with her deadly skills or stand back and pick off enemies with her ranged combat abilities.

Mark of the Assassin features new items, new enemies and monsters and new environments as well as giving players the opportunity to experience a new, tactical way to play with the return of Stealth gameplay. Plus, along with the new environments and monsters, you will learn more about the Orlesians and Qunari.
Mark of the Assassin will be available for download on October 11 for $9.99.

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Pre-Order Nuclear Dawn From Macgamestore
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story is now accepting pre-orders for Iceberg Interactive's Nuclear Dawn, which features a hybrid of first person shooter and real time strategy gameplay. Players take the role of a soldier in a war-torn post-apocalyptic world.

Nuclear Dawn is the first game to offer a full FPS and RTS experience, within a single gameplay model, without crippling or diluting either side of the game.

As a soldier, explore war-torn post-apocalyptic landscapes, modelled on modern cities, and take the fight to your enemies as armoured, assault or stealth infantry, using various weapons across ten distinct load-outs to accomplish your objectives. The first person shooter action in Nuclear Dawn is hard, fast and unforgiving, with weapons that rely on skill and tactics more than on twitch reflexes and map memorization.

Then, take Nuclear Dawn above the action, and play as the commander. Organize your fellow players in squads, and assign them to tactical objectives. Plan the resource routes for your army, and production of your structures for forward deployment. Exploit the terrain and resource point locations to block your enemies’ advance, and crush their plans in an iron fist. Research and implement new technologies to give your soldiers the edge on the battlefield, and set up forward bases to lead the assault on your enemies, with a full complement of defensive and offensive structures to choose from, to build your perfect fortress.


  • Two factions: The Empire and the Consortium have completely separate base-building paradigms.
  • RTS commander: Produce structures, research advanced technologies, unleash devastating strikes on the enemy, and lead your team to victory as a RTS commander.
  • Four classes: Each faction has four classes with various kit load outs, totalling over three dozen weapons.
  • Squad up: Squad-based 32 player full warfare battle mode.
  • Six maps: Travel across the largest, most detailed maps built in Source multiplayer to date.
  • Advanced Weaponry: As a commander, judiciously dispense healing to your troops, and death to their enemies, by managing your advanced abilities.
  • Stats and Unlocks: 60 ranks, 12 unlocks for each weapon, achievements, gizmos and more.
  • SDK: Nuclear Dawn Software Development Kit will be available for the community to be able to create custom maps, etc.
  • Source Powered: Based on the L4D2 engine and modified to bring you the ultimate online battle experience.
Nuclear Dawn is available to pre-order now for $22.49 (USD), a 10% discount.

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Cities In Motion: German Cities Add-On Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Paradox Interactive recently released a Germany based addition to its mass public transportation simulator, Cities in Motion. The German Cities DLC covers the years 1970 to 1986 and includes four new scenarios set in Cologne and Leipzig. Cities in Motion allows players to visit a variety of cities in different time periods where they must build profitable transportation systems.

New Scenarios


The Second Best: 1948-1950 Cologne did not make it to the capital of the North Rhine-Wesphalia, so immediate measures have to be taken to ensure the city's popularity and fame.

Creeping Chaos: 1984-1986 The president of public transport in Cologne is in dire need of help. The city is in chaos due to badly run public transport, and you are the only one who can help.


The Culture Capital: 1920-1923 Leipzig is fast becoming one of the center for musical and theater productions. Yong actors and actresses are pouring in from all over Germany and the city population is rapidly increasing. Leipzig doesn't have any public transport at the moment, but that's about to change!

A New System: 1972-1974 Leipzig is facing changes as new citizens arrive en masse and the old public transport system needs a complete makeover.


  • Explore the beautiful German cities of Cologne, and Lepzig
  • Engage in a campaign with 4 different scenarios
  • See the new great landmarks in the cities
  • Build your mass transit empire in the sandbox set from 1970's to 2020
  • Two great German cities are in need of your help
Cities in Motion: German Cities is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Soldak Officially Announces Drox Operative
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Soldak Entertainment has announced Drox Operative, its upcoming starship action RPG. The game will put players in the role of an elite starship captain and features warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic and evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer.

Eons ago the Drox ruled the galaxy through their mighty Operatives. These elite starship captains were trained to accomplish the impossible at whatever cost necessary. Whether employing stealth or brute force, they were always deadly. Using these Operatives, the Drox built a starlane system for quick travel amongst the stars, colonized and conquered millions of planets, and ruled the galaxy with an iron grip for over 100,000 years. Eventually realizing their Operators were a threat, they attempted to assassinate all of them. They failed. The following Galactic Civil War was devastating.

Thousands of years later, the Drox are extinct, but the secretive Drox Operative guild lives on. They have learned their lesson though: loyalty to any one race is foolish. They now work for whoever can pay. And pay they do! Empires might span hundreds of planets and thousands of ships, but when a critical task arises, they still turn to an Operative.

In the new space race, the major races are scouting, colonizing, and expanding, trying to take over the galaxy by diplomacy, technology, war, or any other means their scheming minds can contemplate.

As a Drox Operative it's NOT your job to manage all of those annoying people, build thousands of buildings, play nice with your enemies, or balance the budget. It IS your job to pick the winning side and maybe even help them conquer the galaxy if you're being nice, more importantly though is to rake in as many credits as possible, well that and build the coolest, deadliest ship in the known universe. Not many screw with an Operative captaining a Dreadnaught!

Drox Operative is tentatively scheduled to be released in the 1st quarter of 2012. Learn more at the links below.

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Mac Games News for Friday, September 16, 2011

Batman: Arkham Asylum Coming To Macs October 136:00 AM
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Comes To MGS6:00 AM
Rescue Team Available From MGS6:00 AM
Runespell: Overture Now At Macgamestore6:00 AM
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