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R.U.S.E. Available For Pre-Order At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | 7 comments

Ubisoft's R.U.S.E. is now available for pre-order from The real time strategy game challenges players to defeat their enemies with a combination of deception and warfare, controlling the action from theater of war to battlefield. As an added bonus, those who pre-order the game will receive two DLC packs for free.

Pre-order now and get DLC#2 + DLC#3 for free!

Developed by Eugen Systems, creators of the critically acclaimed strategy title Act of War: Direct Action, R.U.S.E. is a one-of-a-kind RTS game that allows players to deceive and manipulate their enemies to lead their nation to victory, controlling the action from the heart of the battlefield to the full theater of war.

Become a master of deception

  • Fight a war of perception using recon units & your spy network to gather intelligence on your enemy and then strike his Achilles heel!
  • Use deception skills to mislead your enemy: decoys, camouflage, radio silence, deciphering…
  • Combine military maneuvers & cunning strategies to achieve victory: your brain is the ultimate weapon!
  • From captain to the chief in command, live an epic campaign full of manipulation, jealousy & betrayal!
Experience War as a Strategist
  • Command a huge spectrum of units: dozens of infantry, vehicles & aircraft units with specific abilities
  • Wield executive power: secure revenues, plan units production & launch advanced research programs
  • Undermine the enemy strategy by cutting off its supply lines & weakening its logistics
  • Use the exclusive IRISZOOM® engine to quickly and intuitively zoom into the battlefield and out to the full theatre of war
  • Fight on immense & incredibly detailed maps, the biggest in an RTS: a perfect playground for strategy!
Fooling real people is the ultimate thrill
  • Test your strategic skills with fast-paced, addictive cooperative & adversarial skirmishes, up to 8 players
  • Face unpredictable battle situations & reverse the balance of power by using bluff and deception against your opponents
  • Choose your nation – choose between 6 Axis or Allied powers with specific units & abilities
Requirements (subject to change):
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3Ghz / Intel I7 2,6Ghz
  • Memory: 3 GB
  • Graphics: 256 MB video card (Geforce GT 120/330M or ATI HD4670)
  • Hard Disk Space: At least 6.3 GB of free space
  • Steam required for activation
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3Ghz / Intel I7 2,6Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: 512 MB video card (ATI HD5670)
  • Hard Disk Space: At least 6.3 GB of free space
R.U.S.E. is can be pre-ordered now for $29.99 (USD). It is scheduled for a November 15 release.

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Trine 2 Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

GameSpy 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.

From the preview:

But Trine 2 isn't just a pretty face. It's got personality as well. The gameplay mechanics that lurk beneath the surface of this deceptively simple platformer are what make the game really shine. Just like the LittleBigPlanet series, Trine 2 has a fairly robust physics engine, which players can manipulate and exploit in order to solve puzzles. In the beta's available levels, this generally involves using magic to roll boulders, lift boxes, or alter the flow of water. While none of these puzzles are particularly difficult to solve, it does serve to make the game a far more interesting experience than your usual run n' jump platformer. What's more, the beta only includes the very first levels of the game… and one can except that the difficulty level of the full release will be far more taxing.

Trine 2 also features a number of noticeable improvements over its predecessor. For instance, one of the most annoying aspects of the original game was the wizard's mana bar, which would continually shrivel up to nothing, and force you to back-track to a previous checkpoint in order to regenerate your mana stocks. Thankfully, in Trine 2, our magician now has unlimited magical abilities, meaning you can lift, drop and rotate boxes to your heart's content.

Read the full preview at the page below.

GameSpy: Trine 2 Preview
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City Of Heroes Issue 21 Special Update Powers Detailed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

NCSoft and Paragon Studios have posted a new Intrepid Informer article detailing features in its super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. This time the Informer focuses on the powers in the upcoming Issue 21 Special Update: Media Blitz.

Alpha Incarnate powers are the most accessible to the greatest number of players, and have probably the biggest effect on our overall build meta-game of any of the Incarnate slots. With the new Alpha trees, I had two goals in mind: provide new boosts for archetypes and powersets which are viewed as underdogs, and provide players with a number of new tools to play with when building their characters. I've seen a lot of posts on the beta feedback forums of people saying "I want to take this ability, but not these other three!" - but the abilities named change in almost every post. This, to me, signals that we succeeded with the Alpha tree expansion.
To learn more about the powers check out the rest of the post at the link below.

Intrepid Informer: New Incarnate Abilities
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Mac Games News for Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Diablo III Previewed6:00 AM
Pre-Order Driver: San Francisco Deluxe Edition Now6:00 AM
StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty Version 1.4.2 Released6:00 AM
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