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Battle Academy - Operation Sealion Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Slitherine and Matrix Games have announced Battle Academy – Operation Sealion, an upcoming new expansion for the WWII tactical game series, Battle Academy. The expansion chronicles the hypothetical German invasion of Great Britain and includes new units, ten new single player missions, and a new building set. Operation Sealion is nearing completion and the developers are currently looking for beta testers to assist in the final adjustments.

About Battle Academy – Operation Sealion

It is September 1940, and the Germans launch their invasion of Britain. In this fictional "What If?" Campaign , you command the Home Guard's desperate counterattacks against German glider troops and the tenacious defence of the South Coast Sea Front. Mount "Butcher and Bolt" missions with the clandestine Auxiliary Units or land coastal raiders from Motor Gun Boats. Can you hold back the might of Operation Sealion?


  • New British Units - Homeguard, Sticky Bombers, Guy Armoured Car, MkVI Light Tank, A10 and A13 Cruiser tanks, 4inch Gun Lorry, Armadillo Armoured truck, Boyes Rifle Carrier, Auxilliary Unit Commandos and snipers, and Motor Gun Boats
  • Ten varied single player missions - new "silent kill" attacks allow for clandestine stealth missions, while naval units allow raiders to be transported around coastal maps.
  • New 1940s British Terrain and Building set, complete with red postboxes and telephone kiosks.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 1.6 GHz Intel processor.
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • 1 GB free hard disk space
  • Integrated graphics supporting OpenGL 1.1 (Discrete graphics with 256 MB dedicated RAM recommended)
Operation Sealion is nearing completion but still needs a little help from the community first. Slitherine and Matrix Games are currently looking for beta testers to help make the expansion just as successful as the previous two. If you’d like to sign up for the beta, head to Slitherine’s beta signup page (and submit your application!
Find out more about the new expansion at the links below.

Battle Academy - Operation Sealion
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City Of Heroes Street Justice Power Set Detailed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Paragon Studios has posted a new Intrepid Informer article detailing features available in its super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. This time the Informer focuses on the Street Justice power set, with tips and tricks for getting the most out of the abilities.

I'm here once again to talk about a new power set. This time I'm going to be giving you the skinny on Street Justice! This new melee set is a primary powerset choice for Brutes, Scrappers and Stalkers and a secondary powerset choice for Tankers. I'm going to go great detail on how this set functions, I'll offer some helpful tips and tricks and finally I'll mention some possible character themes.

Street Justice offers is a single target focused melee set that delivers bone crushing blows, that said it also has a couple of very useful powers with some area of effect. This powerset introduces a new mechanic called Combo Levels. Each attack power in the set is designated as either being a combo builder or a finisher. Combo builders increase your combo level and finishers are boosted by your current combo level as well as setting your combo level back to 0. You can have a maximum Combo Level of 3. Street Justice's combo building mechanic is quite different from Dual Blades. Street Justice allows the user to build a combo out of whatever combo builder powers you have and close with any finisher powers you have. So, it might lack of the diversity of finisher effects that Dual Blades has, but it provides a much higher level of versatility. To top it off Street Justice allows you to use a finisher with any amount of Combo Levels, even if you have none. That said, your finishers will deal significantly more damage if used with Combo Levels.
Further details are available at the site listed below.

The Intrepid Informer: Street Justice
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Disney Universe Aladdin World Screens & Trailer Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Disney has released a new trailer and some new screenshots from the upcoming Disney Universe, a fast-paced multiplayer action adventure game. Scheduled to be released on October 25th in North America and October 28th in Europe, the game will give players the chance to travel to a variety of worlds inspired by Disney and Pixar movie and animation titles. The trailer and screenshots feature the Aladdin world environment.

Players will be able to journey through the enchanted city of Agrabah dressed up as classic favourites like Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Iago, Jafar and Abu in the adventurous world of Disney Universe, the first video game that brings together characters and worlds inspired by both animated and live action films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures.

Players will be able to suit up as Aladdin, Jasmine and other timeless characters from the movie as they navigate through the mystical Cave of Wonders collecting Scarabs to fit into a statue puzzle, avoiding falling sand, and jumping across rising platforms to complete the level. They’ll use gems to complete the mission while keeping clear of boulders, lava and spiked platforms, all in an effort to win a final battle against the evil Jafar.

The “Aladdin”world joins other fun and exciting Disney Universe environments, including the recently announced “Pirates of the Caribbean”world, as well as environments based on Tim Burton’s “ Alice in Wonderland,” Disney’s animated classic “The Lion King ,” and Disney•Pixar’s hits “Monsters, Inc .” and “WALL•E.”

Check out the site below for more information.

Worthplaying: Disney Universe Trailer & Screens
Disney Universe

Football Manager 2012 System Requirements Unveiled
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Sports Interactive and SEGA Europe recently announced the system requirements for the Mac and Windows PC versions of Football Manager 2012. The game is scheduled for release to European gamers on October 21st, 2011. Football Manager 2012 will once again allow players to take charge of their favorite team and put their managerial skills to the test.

  • OS - OS X 10.5.8/10.6.x or higher
  • Processor - Intel Processor
  • Video Card - Nvidia Geforce 7300 GT or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 or greater.
Key new & improved features for Football Manager 2012:
  • Transfers & Contracts – significant changes to the transfer and contract systems, including loyalty bonuses, better implementation of amateur and youth contracts, an improved transfer centre and the ability to lock areas of the contract negotiation when you aren't prepared to budge. This helps you to manage your budgets and gives you flexibility in what you offer money hungry players, or agents, as incentives.
  • Scouting improvements – using several real life scouting reports, a new in-game report has been devised which includes squad analysis, tactics information and information about goals scored and conceded alongside lots of other scouting improvements, giving you all the information you need to prepare before kick-off and throughout the season.
  • 3D Match Improvements – new animations, a whole new crowd system, improved weather system, more stadiums, plus two brand new cameras - "Behind Goal" and "Director Cam" as well as all other camera angles being reversible - meaning you can watch and analyse every aspect of every game.
  • Manage Anywhere, Anytime – the ability to add or take away playable nations in your saved game as often as you want. Manage in that country at the start of the next season- meaning you don’t have to stay in the nations which are chosen by you to be playable at the start of your career.
  • Tone – a whole new level has been added to team talks and conversations, with the new tone system, which allows you to specify the way you want to say things – be as cool as a cucumber by saying things calmly or throw tea cups around by saying things with passion. There are 6 different tones to choose from with specific comments per tone.
  • Intelligent Interface – a new adaptive layout system, which means the higher your screen resolution, the more info is easily at your fingertips. The new interface also contains new filters, customisable columns, a new tactics screen, and lots of new overview screens.
  • Brand New Tutorial – standing separate from the main game, a mode to help new players find their way around the game easily, whilst also offering tips to experienced managers on how to get the most out of the game, as well as a new in-game “how to” system.
Click over to the links below for more information.

SI Forum: Football Manager 2012 Specs
Football Manager 2012
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Mac Games News for Friday, October 7, 2011

CCP CEO Apologizes To EVE Online Players6:00 AM
Crazy Machines Digital Download At MGS6:00 AM
New Heart Of The Swarm Terran Unit Silhouette Image Revealed6:00 AM
uDevGames 2011 Competition Public Voting In Progress6:00 AM
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