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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Portal 2: Peer Review Released Today
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Valve has announced the free DLC update for its action puzzler Portal 2 will be rolled out across all regions on October 4th. The free DLC, titled Portal 2: Peer Review features a new co-op test track with both single player and co-op challenge modes.

In "Peer Review", you and a friend will continue the story of loyal bots P-Body and Atlas as you puzzle your way through a mysterious new co-op test track and once again match wits with GLaDOS. The DLC also features a single player and co-op Challenge Mode, and leaderboards to compare Challenge Mode scores with friends and the Portal community.
To hold you over until the release next week, visit for the final installment of the Portal 2 soundtrack Music to Test By.
Portal 2 is a hilariously mind-bending adventure that challenges you to use wits over weaponry in a funhouse of diabolical science.
Check out the link below for more information.

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Vendetta Online Updated
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Guild Software has released a new patch for its massively-multiplayer online space strategy game, Vendetta Online. The latest update brings the game to version 1.8.191 and includes a variety of new updates, bug fixes, and content additions.

Changes offered in the update:

  • New and improved textures for the Centurion.
  • Centurion mesh now looks correct on Android.
  • Higher resolution textures for the Behemoth.
  • Texture efficiency improvements to the Trident, Teradon,
    Constellation, Vulture and Warthog (not a visual change).
  • Higher resolution nebulae for space backgrounds.
  • More memory-efficient startup logos and other images.
  • Some flare, sun, and effect textures mildly improved.
  • Game logo is now shown in loading screen between sectors.
  • Floating crates will now persist for 15 minutes, regardless of sector
  • Player-owned capships no longer have any factional docking restrictions.
  • Audio limiting effect is now performed on all platforms instead of
    only Windows.
  • Music volume setting is now applied at startup.

Visit the links below for more information about Vendetta Online.

Vendetta Online Update Info
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Luxtoberfest 8 Has Begun
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

October marks the beginning of Sillysoft's annual Luxtoberfest event. Throughout the month the company will be hosting tournaments and contests in celebration of its strategy based world domination game, Lux. The contests enlist players to face off against one another in a war to win prizes.

This month is full of online events celebrating the myriad features of Lux Delux.

See the full schedule of online game events on the forums

The Lux Awards recognize the best maps and players of the year. Your votes decide the winners. Please take a look at the categories and send your votes before the end of October:

The Luxtoberfest 8 forum also has more details on each individual event, with more coming as the month progresses

Learn more at the link below.

Luxtoberfest 8 Events Schedule
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Making History II: The War of the World Now At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | 1 comment has announced the addition of Muzzy Lane Software's Making History II: The War of the World to its webstore. Now available for purchase, the strategy game allows players to join the fray as a leader during World War II. Contending with warfare and domestic concerns gamers will have a chance to reshape the destiny of nations.

International trade, religious and cultural strife, military campaigns, diplomatic negotiations... here, you control it all. MAKING HISTORY II: The War of the World gives players the power to take full control of any world nation, colonies, regions, cities, and military units during the time leading up to and during the Second World War. Armchair generals and fans of grand strategy can take their turns building great empires or protecting the world from tyranny during these pivotal moments in world history.

In addition to nation-level trade and diplomatic concerns, you are tasked with managing region and city-level projects, choosing the right technologies to research, directing military movement and development, conducting international diplomacy, maintaining domestic stability and producing resources vital to making everything else possible. Developing production and research facilities in Cities transforms them into centers of industry and technology. Upgraded cities can produce new units and unlock advanced technologies. At the region level, you can build large-scale defensive structures such as radar arrays and fortifications, develop transportation infrastructure, and expand the resource production needed to fuel your economy. Victory on the world stage will require that all levels of your empire work together towards your goals.

Every turn offers countless decisions and options to move forward, writing the history of your empire. Will you block trade routes with your navy, choking off enemy supplies? Will you grant a restless ethnic or religious group independence to prevent widespread revolt? Will you build up your trade agreements and expand your influence with industrial might, or invest in an expensive, technologically advanced army to crush all opposition? In addition to keeping domestic and economic plans on track, you will be challenged by outside powers -- Controlled by human players in a multiplayer match or period-inspired AI -- that will pursue their own national agendas and interfere in the affairs of you and your allies. A shifting political and economic landscape keeps world powers busy adjusting plans, preparing for inevitable clashes.

No two games of MHII will be the same as there are an unlimited number of ways to achieve your goals. The choices you make determine the history of your nation. Whether that history will speak of a liberator or a conqueror is up to you.


  • Control hundreds of different land, sea and air units that represent historic vehicles and weapons used by major and minor powers of the era.
  • Research an array of weapon systems and tactical improvements that allow upgrades for existing forces and structures to match advancing technology.
  • Fly bombing missions against industrial and military targets or establish air patrols over enemy regions.
  • Manage an extensive economic system covering production of resources, domestic food consumption, and international trade.
  • Initiate infrastructure projects that modernize your nation and expand your economic potential.
  • Construct factories and research facilities that increase the power of your nation or sabotage and destroy the buildings controlled by your enemies.
  • Battle an intelligent AI that instigates, reacts and adapts to the changing game dynamics, generating action on the home front and abroad.
  • Encounter unique nations, each with their own characteristics that influence behavior.
  • Discover diverse populations divided by culture, ethnicity, religion and political ideology; factors that destabilize nations, provoking revolts, coups and civil wars.
  • Develop your colonies, liberate captured nations, establish puppet states or annex enemy territories.
  • Engage in espionage and interfere in the internal affairs of your neighbors.
  • Play any nation on a beautifully rendered 3D world map.
  • Enjoy a new, innovative multiplayer system that greatly reduces the obstacles to long-term games.
  • Plus much more!
  • Mac OS: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (PowerPC not supported)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Video Memory: 256 MB
Making History II: The War of the World is available now for $20 (USD), a 33% discount.

Making History II: The War Of The World
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Mac Games News for Monday, October 3, 2011

Dynamic Quests For Drox Operative 6:00 AM
OIO Comes To Macgamestore.com6:00 AM
Orczz Invades MGS6:00 AM
World Of Warcraft 4.3 Patch: Fangs Of Father Previewed6:00 AM
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