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Mafia II: Director's Cut Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments

Feral Interactive's new gangster adventure, Mafia II: Director’s Cut, is now available for purchase. Developed by 2K Czech and published by 2K Games for game consoles and PC, Mafia II: Director’s Cut is a specially-created package that includes the standalone version of Mafia II and all of the game's previously released add-on packs and downloadable content.

Set in post-World War II America, Mafia II: Director’s Cut is an intense, tightly woven story that transports players into the dark and unforgiving world of organized crime. Players control Vito Scaletta, a Sicilian immigrant making a name for himself on the mean streets of Empire Bay. Together with his childhood friend Joe Barbaro, Vito quickly becomes a trusted member of a powerful mob family, but quickly discovers that the life of a wise guy is as dangerous as it is glamorous.

If Vito is to rise from lowly foot soldier to made man, he must earn a reputation as an efficient enforcer, a skilled getaway driver and a reliable hit-man. The gripping narrative is interspersed with visceral action that combines brutal shoot-outs, hand-to-hand combat, and realistic driving that accurately recreates cars from the period. A sense of time and place is evoked throughout by a soundtrack of hit songs from the 1940s and 50s.

Mafia II: Director’s Cut contains all the downloadable content and expansion packs for Mafia II, including arcade-style missions in The Betrayal of Jimmy and Jimmy’s Vendetta, where players take on the role of a contract killer. Players also get the chance to become Joe Barbaro in Joe’s Adventures, a separate eight-hour campaign which answers many of the questions that remain at the end of Mafia II: Director’s Cut.

“With a sophisticated ambience, deftly-written plot and outstanding voice acting, Mafia II: Director’s Cut is a rich, cinematic experience and a completely absorbing game,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive.

Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0 GHz Intel Mac with at least 4GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, and 256MB of graphics memory. The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI 2400, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series. The following cards require will require 4GB of system RAM: NVIDIA 320M and Intel HD 3000. These requirements are subject to change before Mafia II: Director’s Cut ships.

The Mac edition of Mafia II: Director’s Cut is available now for $39.99 (USD).

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Drox Operative: Two Races Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Soldak Entertainment has published more new information about features in the upcoming Drox Operative starship action RPG. The update this time covers the Brunt and Cortex, two of the thirteen races players will encounter during their travels in the game. Drox Operative will put players in the role of an elite starship captain and will feature warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic and evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer.

In the galaxy where Drox Operative takes place there are 13 different races. Ten of these races are fairly diplomatic. They will at least pretend to listen before they try to eradicate the other races on the way to galatic domination. The other three? They are pretty much hostile to all life for one reason or another. The following may contain small spoilers.
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Conquer Online: Invasion Of Pirates Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

NetDragon WebSoft has announced a new expansion for its free to play MMORPG, Conquer Online. Coming in January 2012, Invasion of Pirates will introduce a brand new map, new monsters, new quests, and the new Pirate class, which offers a new play style with an all-new set of weapons and unique pirate skills.

A piece of mysterious land has been recently discovered by Conquer’s adventurers, with countless treasures long buried by the ancestors deep down in the dark sea. Bands of pirates have moored their ships at the shore, threatening to disturb the peace and take what they claim is theirs. They have said that they are here for the ancient treasure, guarded by monsters only spoken of in myths and tales that children fear. The land has been thrown into panic. No one knows where these pirates have come from, or where they learned of this hidden treasure, but they seem to have a deep connection with the land, especially with the strange monks from the mountains. There must be a darker secret hidden beneath all this…

Said to be the most devastating force that’s ever appeared on the shores of Conquer, pirates are strong enough to destroy whatever stands in the way of making their fortune. Guns and pistols are their tools, looting and pillaging is their nature! Although they can easily take down the enemies from a distance without being hurt, they are not indestructible. Will the holy powers be able stop this evil force’s invasion?

The time is coming for you to choose your side. Will you fight for treasure or will you defend against aggression? The time to make your decision is now!
Prepare yourself for the arrival of this scourge from the high seas!

More details about the expansion will be released soon.

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Riding Unicorns In The Sims 3: Pets
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

GameSpot has posted a new review of The Sims 3 Pets, the latest expansion for the popular Sims 3. Developed by the The Sims Studio team, and brought to Mac by TransGaming, the addition gives players the ability to play as a pet for the first time in franchise history and see The Sims world through their eyes.

From the review:

But nothing distinguishes the PC version from its console counterparts quite like the inclusion of horses. Not only can you customize horses with an array of options approaching those allowed for cats and dogs, but you can also train them to run in races or take part in jumping competitions. And since your human sim can learn how to ride as well, it's possible for horse and rider to train together and start raking in masses of simoleans that would have been unheard of in previous expansions. You don't even have to wait to take advantage of this system since The Sims 3: Pets lets you adopt a horse much as you would a dog or a cat. If you don't mind waiting, however, you can also search for stray horses in the wild (not to mention unicorns), many of which reward you with certain skills already prepared. The only drawback is that they take a bit longer to train.
Read the full review at the link below.

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Mac Games News for Friday, December 2, 2011

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