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Avernum: Escape From The Pit Patch Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Spiderweb Software recently released an update for Avernum: Escape From the Pit, the company's latest fantasy RPG release. The update brings the game to version 1.0.1 and contains a variety of bug fixes and balance changes. The update is "highly recommended."

Spiderweb Software returns to its epic creation, to tell a story of imprisonment, rebellion, and the struggle for freedom against overwhelming odds. Avernum: Escape From the Pit is the first chapter in an Indie fantasy role-playing saga, the tale of desperate exiles and their battle for survival and a land to call their own.

Avernum: Escape From the Pit features:

  • Epic fantasy adventure in an enormous underworld.
  • Huge outdoors and eighty towns and dungeons.
  • Three separate game-winning quests. Seek safety, escape or revenge. Do just one of them or all three!
  • Unique races and settings make Avernum different from any adventure out there.
  • Dozens of side quests and hundreds of magical artifacts.
  • Rich game system with over 50 spells and battle disciplines and a multitude of beneficial character traits to choose from.
You have been banished to the underworld, never to see the light of day again.

The surface is ruled by the cruel Emperor Hawthorne, master of the Empire. All of the known lands are subject to his brutal command. Everyone who speaks out, who misbehaves, who doesn’t fit in is cast into the dark, volcanic pits of Avernum, far below the surface. There, you are expected to die, a victim of starvation, horrible monsters, or simple despair.

But not all of the Avernites have surrendered. With magic and steel, they are forging a new nation deep underground. You can join them and fight for safety. Or freedom. Or even, if you dare, revenge on the surface-worlders who tried to destroy you.

Learn more about the latest version of the game at the link below.

Avernum Update
Spiderweb Software
Avernum: Escape From The Pit
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Dracula The Last Sanctuary Comes To MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story has increased the size of its catalog of game titles, this time with the addition of Anuman Interactive's Dracula The Last Sanctuary. The point and click adventure puts players in the role of Jonathan Harker, who is determined to hunt down Count Dracula no matter where he might hide.

The hunt for Dracula continues in this blood-curdling adventure.

Jonathan Harker returns in triumph from Transylvania after he saves Mina. But he can't rest for long--Dracula has followed him up to London. He's now determined to hunt down the Count wherever he goes, so he can finish him off once and for all. He won't be as alone in this quest this time . . . but he will have to deal with even more difficult traps and enemies. His quest begins in Dracula's last known hideout: The deserted country house of Carfax . . .

A Point & Click adventure using 360° vision technology in every scene.


  • Realistic characters in detailed decors
  • Numerous enigmas to solve
  • Bewitching cinematics creating an eerie and chilling atmosphere
  • An adventure faithful to Bram Stoker's world
  • An excellent soundtrack that enhances the menacing ambiance
  • Intel mac
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Dracula The Last Sanctuary is available now for $9.99 (USD).

Dracula The Last Sanctuary
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Neverwinter Nights 2 Non App Store Digital Version Updated
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Aspyr Media recently added a new Neverwinter Nights 2 patch to its support website. The version 1.1 patch is for digital versions of the game that were not purchased from Apple's Mac App Store, and fixes a graphical glitch with spell effects.

This patch is ONLY for digital (no disc) versions of NeverWinter Nights 2 that were NOT purchased from The Mac App Store.

Neverwinter Nights 2 Patch Read Me
January 2012

This is an official update for Neverwinter Nights 2 digital versions that were not purchased from the Mac App Store. It will fully update the digital release of Neverwinter Nights 2. It should not be used for the Mac App Store release or boxed copy of Neverwinter Nights 2.

This update contains the following fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where spell effects appears as black squares.
Head over to the page below to download the update.

Aspyr Support: Neverwinter Nights 2 Patch
Aspyr Media
Neverwinter Nights 2
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Dustforce Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

True PC Gaming has posted a new preview of HitboxTeam's upcoming Dustforce acrobatic platformer. Coming later this month, the game puts players in the role of a cleaner who must use acrobatic skills to clean up the game's levels.

Dustforce is defined by an accurate and honed platforming system that will never slight the player. The main focus of every level is to never stop moving in order to not only to race against the clock, but to clean as much dirt as possible while moving seamlessly to the goal. Walljumping plays a very large part in every level, and some situations will force players to navigate ever-upwards to string a symphony of expertly coordinated jumps with little room for error. While it did take me a little while to accustom myself to the lighting-fast reflexes required to conquer some portions of the game, once mastered, the ability to travel so smoothly is intensely satisfying.

The beautiful thing at work in this game is the balanced level of challenge that Super Meat Boy simply did not have; players are eased into the trials of the game in a challenging, yet comfortable learning curve. Practices in masochism has become far too commonplace in the new age of platformers, and it has been a long time since I haven’t been forced to pull me hair out in a profanity-laced tirade while playing these types games as of late. Creative variety keeps every level interesting as you will find your skills tested in a enjoyable number of ways, and the combat system spices things up a bit while justifying itself as a means to furthering you “Finesse” rating.

Read more at the page below.

True PC Gaming: Dustforce Preview
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Be A King: Golden Empire Now At MGS6:00 AM
Developing Cinematics For Dragon Age6:00 AM
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Reviewed6:00 AM
Vendetta Online Update Released6:00 AM
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