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IMG Previews Trine 2
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Inside Mac Games has published a new preview of Frozenbyte's upcoming Trine 2. The new title will once again center around the adventures of knight, thief, and wizard heroes as they work to solve physics based puzzles and unravel an epic mystery.

A snippet from the preview:

If you thought the first Trine was an endless display of eye-candy, Trine 2 almost makes the first game look ugly, which is an impressive feat indeed. The environments are several times as lush and detailed with all sorts of striking colors, hues and details everywhere. Cluttered city streets and rooftops, stunning jungles overrun with vegetation and huge mountains framing the distance, even spooky old temples that crumble with age. The first game was never lacking for variety, but Trine 2 goes even farther with an endless stream of variety and detail and you aren't sure if you want to stay put and gawk at everything or keep going to see what's next.

The environment isn't just there to look at however, clever new puzzles make great use of the natural objects and physics of the world. You might have to levitate a plank of wood under a waterfall to get the water to run onto the ground, to then grow a plant which allows you to access a higher area and move on. Other new mechanics such as gusts of steam, bubbles that you can ride or plant projects that must be deflected with the knights shield are also on display, and combining these new elements with your characters' skills and abilities makes for more satisfying puzzles and progression. The original Trine never really had me stumped at any point, but within the first 2 levels of Trine 2 I was given pause on more than one occasion before I figured out what I had to do to move forward.
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IMG Reviews Trainz Simulator
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of N3V Games' Trainz Simulator for Mac. The train sim gives fans the chance to build and operate their own railroad. It features a variety of gameplay options, building tools, downloadable content, and multiplayer functionality.

Here's an excerpt:

Although not so much a game as a simulation, Trainz gives you the chance to try your hand at running modern (and historical) trains. While the focus is on driving the trains and ferrying cargo from place to place, there is also opportunity for you to try and coordinate traffic on busy lines, build your own railroad lines, and even create worlds from the landscape to the rails, rolling stock and industry. Through online mulitplayer you can see if you can drive trains with the best of them and keep traffic running smoothly. While all these options can be a little overwhelming at times, for the true train fanatic this is railroad heaven
Check out the full review at the link below.

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Spore Galactic Adventures Comes To MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story has added Spore Galactic Adventures to its ever growing list of digital download titles available for purchase. The expansion to Spore delivers new adventures to players who can now become their own space captain, beam down to strange new planets, and create customized adventures.

Take Your Creature From Zero To Galactic Hero.

In Spore, you evolved your creature from tidepool blob to galactic traveler. For the first time ever, get out of your starship and turn your Spore creatures into legendary Space Captains. Beam down with your allies to take on action-packed, planetside adventures. Complete quests, collect rewards, and even create and share your own missions!


    PLAY a variety of Maxis-created missions as you explore planets all over the galaxy!
    LEVEL UP your Space Captain and earn more than 30 powerful new accessories!
    CREATE your own missions with the all-new Adventure Creator, then share them online!
This expansion pack requires Spore to play.
Spore Galactic Adventures is available now for $29.99 (USD).

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Diablo II Updated To Version 1.13d
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 12 comments

Blizzard Entertainment recently released a new patch for its still popular action RPG, Diablo II. The update brings the game to version 1.13d and introduces a variety of fixes and changes to the game including added channel and message functionality as well as removal of a known dupe method,

What's in version 1.13d:
New Features

  • Ignoring players is now saved between sessions of the game. All ignores are now written out to disk (file: 'ignorelist'). This feature can be toggled by issuing the command '/ignorepersist'.
  • Users can now filter messages based on content by issuing the command '/filtermsg '. To unfilter content issue the command '/unfiltermsg '. (The maximum length of a filter pattern is 128 characters)
  • Users can now set their home channel by issuing a new chat command '/home ' while in the chat interface.
  • Users can return to their home channel at any time by issuing the command '/home' while in the chat interface.
Major Bugs
  • Fixed a known dupe method.
  • Fixed another issue where players were able to stack auras in an unintended way.
Minor Bugs
  • Fixed a bug where Mercenaries wouldn't have multiple auras active when they should have.
  • Fixed an issue where players could create games prefixed with color codes.
  • Potentially fixed an issue where players would be disconnected when watching the cinematics when in a game.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash when running in windowed mode with sound disabled and the game tried to play a cinematic.
Learn more at the links below. Diablo II 1.13d Update
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Mac Games News for Monday, October 31, 2011

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Jurassic Park Coming November 15, Pre-Order Now6:00 AM
Meet A Game Developer: IMG Interviews Aspyr's Andrew Brazell6:00 AM
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