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IMG Reviews Darkest Of Days
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Virtual Programming's Darkest of Days. Originally developed by 8monkey Labs the first person shooter follows the adventures of Alexander Morris, a soldier who must hop through time to protect specific people at key points in history in an effort to preserve the space-time continuum.

Here's an excerpt:

The Darkest of Days storyline ought to be both a game-producer's and a filmmaker's dream, as it blends epic historic battles with time travel across five different periods. The player takes the role of Alexander Morris, a soldier fighting under General Custer in the Battle of Little Bighorn. At its outset, the game begins with Custer being killed and Morris wounded, whereupon Morris is suddenly and unexpectedly rescued by a mysterious individual who takes him through some kind of portal. Thus, the central character is snatched from the jaws of death in 1876 and whipped away to some distant future setting. One of the neater premises of the story is that time-travelling agents are people, like Morris, whose deaths have not been recorded, and who have thus been lost to history.
Check out the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: Darkest Of Days
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Darkest of Days
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IMG Reviews Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. The game gives golf enthusiasts and gamers the chance to experience the iconic Masters Tournament and Augusta National Golf Club. An additional 14 championship courses are included, such as Pebble Beach, St. Andrews Links, and TPC at Sawgrass.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

Once youíve created your player and your account at EA Online, youíre ready to head out on tour. You can play exhibition rounds on any of the included courses, and there are many famous courses included besides Augusta, including Pebble Beach, TPC Sawgrass, and St. Andrews. But if you want to get the full game experience, youíll go into Road to the Masters and start on your way to a professional career. In this mode you start as an amateur and play your way onto the Nationwide Tour, then the PGA Tour as you try and golf your way to the Masters. You earn money and experience points along the way, which you can use in the Pro Shop for upgrades to your equipment, player and to purchase other bonuses such as additional shot or putt previews.
Read more at the link below.

IMG Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 - The Masters
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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
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Throw Up Released For Free With Open Source Code
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

The indie developers at Mac Games and More have released Throw Up, a new arcade title. Said to be inspired by arcade classics of the past, the game challenges players to clear the playing field by shooting blocks at shapes falling toward the bottom of the screen. Throw Up has been released as a free title with the game's code also available to developers as open source.

Throw Upís overall game play is highly reminiscent of those engaging retro games with very typical arcade game rules, i.e., gamers have only one life, the game increases in difficulty with each level and the most important aspect of succeeding in the game is achieving the highest score possible.

Additionally, gamers will have an option to post their scores on Twitter and Facebook.

The players are faced with objects moving downward on the playing field and are challenged with shooting square blocks of fire upwards into the shapes to transform them into closed rectangles or squares before they reach the bottom of the screen. The gamers are challenged to increase their score by creating larger shapes before closing them, and it is in fact, this way that they can really score significantly higher, not necessarily needing to complete all levels in the game.

The creation of Throw Up is a collaboration made possible by a group of individuals who were in search of a light, fun project. Patrice Krysztofiak ( used the game engine GDK from Raincity Games
( to develop Throw Up. The game uses the sound library BASS from Ian Luck at Un4seen (
Naaty Design ( provided the artwork and the sound engineering and effects/music soundtracks were provided by Audio Bank ( headed by William Lamy, who also produced the game trailer video below:

To learn more about the game and its creation follow the links below.

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The Sims 3 Pets Screenshots Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Electronic Arts has released a new collection of screenshots for The Sims 3 Pets, a new expansion scheduled to be available on October 18. On its way to Mac courtesy of TransGaming, the game will give players the chance to design custom pets for their Sims and then enjoy a variety of new activities and social interactions with the new creatures.

For years, humans and their animals have always been the best of friends, just like Timmy and Lassie, John and Garfield and Roy and Trigger, humans and their pets have shared a special bond. Today, to celebrate these friendships, The Sims 3 Pets releases seven all-new screen shots that showcase the ways in which pets can become manís (or womanís) best friend in the game.† From playing tug-o-war, to riding around town in style on horseback, Sims can interact with all of their pets in a variety of activities, games and challenges.
Head over to the links below to learn more.

Worthplaying: The Sims 3 Pets Screenshots
The Sims 3 Pets Demo
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Luxtoberfest 8 Has Begun6:00 AM
Making History II: The War of the World Now At MGS6:00 AM
Portal 2: Peer Review Released Today6:00 AM
Vendetta Online Updated6:00 AM
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