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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Launches On Macs April 26
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 13 comments

Feral Interactive today confirmed that first-person role-playing game Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition will be released for the Mac on Thursday, April 26th. Developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix for games consoles and Windows PC, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a prequel to the classic Deus Ex.

The Mac release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition will be a complete version of the game, containing the Explosive Mission and Tactical Enhancement packs, as well as The Missing Link DLC.

“This is the next step in Mac gaming,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive.

Set in 2027, Deus Ex: Human Revolution immerses players in a world where amoral corporations market biomechanical modifications that blur the boundary between man and machine. The player controls Adam Jensen, the security chief of biotech company Sarif Industries, who has been forced to undergo extensive cybernetic augmentation after a terrorist attack on the company.

To find those responsible, the player must explore the full potential of Adam’s augmented body and develop it to suit their playing style. Every situation can be approached either by focusing on one of the four pillars of gameplay - combat, stealth, hacking and social - or by deploying an artful combination of all four.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s engrossing plot puts players in strikingly inventive visions of Detroit, Shanghai and Montreal, where they must scrutinize everything to uncover the secrets behind a global conspiracy that threatens everyone, from the purely human underclass to the augmented elite.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has enjoyed huge critical and commercial success on its original release platforms. The Windows version has an average Metacritic rating of 90 out of 100 and has sold over 3 million units to date.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 2.0GHz Intel Mac
  • 4GB RAM
  • 20GB free Hard Drive space
  • 256MB or better graphics card
  • Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later.
  • The following graphics cards are not supported:
    • ATI X1xxx series
    • ATI HD2xxx series
    • NVIDIA 9400
    • NVIDIA 7xxx series
    • NVIDIA 320M
    • Intel HD3000
    • Intel GMA series
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition for the Mac will retail in North America for US $49.99, £34.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €39.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. It is available for pre-order now.

For more information about the game click over to the links below.

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Penny Arcade Adventures 3 Coming This Year
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Penny Arcade has revealed some new details about Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3, which will be featured at the Penny Arcade Expo this weekend. The game continues the epic saga of Tycho Brahe and Jonathan Gabriel in New Arcadia circa 1922 and will release for Mac, Windows PC, the Xbox Live Indie Games channel, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android in the coming months. Penny Arcade will develop the third episode, and an upcoming fourth episode, with Zeboyd Games. The first two episodes were developed in partnership with Hothead Games.

"Zeboyd has essentially mastered the Throwback RPG as an art form," said Holkins. "This isn't their first time to the rodeo. They are true rodeo enthusiasts. I forget what we were talking about."

Zeboyd’s Robert Boyd adds, “With Penny Arcade’s On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness 3, we’ve taken elements from various classic RPGs and fused them with our own ideas of how a fast-paced turn-based RPG should play. Working with Penny Arcade and in the unique world of New Arcadia has been great and we hope everyone enjoys the game!”

The new game continues the chronicles of Tycho Brahe, scholar of Apocalyptic Studies turned detective, and his volatile, probably entirely human partner Jonathan Gabriel. As the spectre of unspeakable evil threatens New Arcadia – and the world as we know it – the Startling Developments Detective Agency must unravel the mystery and find a way to triumph! With a cunning evil Doctor, a series of Unexplainable Thefts, a Mysterious Book of Power and Enigmatic Supernatural Forces, the ever escalating perils on the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness challenge our heroes to their very core!

Zeboyd Games, the creators of Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII, are developing the new game with Penny Arcade. As with previous Rain-Slick Precipice games, the genre for the new installment will be RPG, bringing Zeboyd’s approach to the mix. Zeboyd’s stylized pixel-visuals and inspirations from all-time classic RPGs have come to define their games. The skewed sense of humor of Zeboyd’s games is also a strong fit with Penny Arcade's sensibilities. The new Rain-Slick Precipice game will build from the visual style established by Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik, and Jerry Holkins is working closely with Zeboyd’s Robert Boyd and Bill Stiernberg on the story and script.

Additional information on timing and pricing will be released in the near future.

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2012 World Of Warcraft Arena Pass Available April 10
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has announced the 2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass will be available on April 10. The pass gives players the chance to sign up to compete in special tournament realms with high level characters and gear. Those who purchase the pass will also receive an exclusive Armored Murloc in-game pet, a chance to achieve the Vanquisher title for their characters, and access to a special level 90 realm when they purchase the upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion.

We’re pleased to announce that the 2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass is nearly here. Starting April 10, players will be able to sign up to compete against like-minded individuals in a dedicated Arena sandbox. The Arena Pass service will feature access to the special tournament realms with level-85 character templates and epic gear from Cataclysm.

As an added bonus, we have included an exclusive reward that players can earn by purchasing their Arena Pass and participating in the competition -- an Armored Murloc in-game pet. Top players will also contend for a chance to achieve the “Vanquisher” title for their live characters. Players that choose to take part in the 2012 Arena Pass will also receive access to a special level-90 realm with upgraded epic gear after they’ve upgraded their accounts with the upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion.

If you would like to demonstrate your Arena prowess, are eager for a chance to earn the exclusive loot, or just want to reserve a spot in the level-90 Mists of Pandaria Arena Pass realm, please check back next week for more details and be sure to register!

Check out the link below for more.

2012 World Of Warcraft Arena Pass
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Tiny Troopers Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Iceberg Interactive and Finnish developer Kukouri Mobile Entertainment have announced today that the full 3D squad-based action game Tiny Troopers is coming to Mac and Windows PCs in the third quarter of 2012. The game puts players in command of a team of small soldiers in 30 missions with objectives that range from destroying enemy formations to rescuing hostages and assassinating enemy generals.

“Tiny Troopers started as a mobile game but it soon grew in scope so much that we wanted to create PC and Mac versions too. Heavily targeting the digital market, Iceberg Interactive is the top publisher in that field. With their connections and close relationship with all the big digital channels but also the smaller ones, they are the best publisher in bringing Tiny Troopers to PC and Mac markets,” says Kim Soares, CEO of Kukouri.

Raymond Snippe, Business Development Director at Iceberg Interactive says: "We are very excited to be publishing Tiny Troopers on PC and Mac and are looking forward to deepening our relationship with Kukouri. Tiny Troopers is a Full 3D, squad-based action-game in a comic style that will appeal to a broad audience. The graphics are cute, the gameplay super addictive, challenging and humorous. War-game fans are in for a real treat!”

About Tiny Troopers:

Give war a chance!

Lead a team of tiny soldiers on a modern battlefield, fighting some nameless but familiar war.

Tiny Troopers puts you in command of a team of small soldiers. Guide them through 30 deadly missions with varied objectives: destroy enemy armored formations, save hostages and eliminate enemy generals to name but just a few.

Your troopers will face enemy infantry, snipers, technical’s and even tanks. Casualty rate is going to be high but there's endless supply of fresh recruits to step up to fill the ranks. Those lucky troopers who survive from mission to mission will be promoted and each new stripe they gain makes them tougher.

To increase their chances of survival, use Command Points to give them better equipment, reinforce their team with a specialist like machine gunner, medic or delta force and call in support drops during missions. War might be hell but this is the funniest way to fight in one!

Key features:

  • The safe way to fight in a war: you won't end up in a body bag.
  • Lead your troopers in 30 deadly missions with varied objectives.
  • Face enemies from infantry to snipers and tanks.
  • Reinforce your squad with specialists like machine gunner, medic and delta force.
  • Keep your troopers alive: they get better after each new rank they gain.
  • War is hell but it can also be fun!
Head over to the links below to view screenshots and learn more.

Tiny Troopers
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Katy Perry To Bring Her Sweet Treats To The Sims 3
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 7 comments

Electronic Arts has announced that The Sims 3: Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats will be available this June. The lastest collaboration between The Sims developers and the pop singer will allow players to "sweeten up their Sims’ lives with Katy Perry-inspired, candylicious items that will enhance their game experience such as décor, furniture, objects and of course, fashions and hairstyles."

“I’m delighted to bring you more with The Sims 3 Sweet Treats," said Perry. "I love some of the accessories so much that I am going to get some of them made in real life! It's one of my small life goals to sit on a banana split couch."

Players will sink their sweet tooth into all new in-game goodies and turn the homes and neighborhoods of their Sims into a whimsical Candyfornia™, complete with cupcake-themed guitars, candy playground equipment and delicious cotton candy trees. Outfitting their Sims in an array of new clothing and hairstyles, players will make their Sims look good enough to eat! Three pre-built venues will help transform the world for the Sims characters with a game packed full of Katy Perry-inspired content.

Additionally, players will rock out to a Simlish version of Katy Perry’s hit song, ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F),’ which she recorded for The Sims 3 Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats. Simlish is the official language of The Sims.

Perry comments on singing the Simlish version of the track, saying, "'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)' is a really fun song to sing along to in any language, so I thought why not in Simlish?"

In The Sims 3 Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats, players can indulge their Sims in an array of exciting and colorful items to turn their surroundings into vibrant candytopias. From banana split sofas to lavish fountains made of candy, and even a waffle cone picnic table, this game really captures Katy Perry’s spirit. New sugar-coated fashions and hairstyles really sweeten this game. The fashions are straight from Katy Perry’s red carpet appearances, music videos and concert performances, which have now been recreated for The Sims in a true to life way.

Even more delectable are the pre-built venues that are included. Players can take their Sims for a dip amidst the sweet surroundings of Patty’s Natural Baths, an all-new pool venue, complete with bubble gum pink lounge chairs and a licorice-themed slippy slide. They can stroll over to the Bonbon Lawn Park where they’ll find loads of fun-for-all-ages, candy playground equipment. Players can also take their Sims to the Cake Pleasure Dome, the town’s charming local hangout, where even more tasty sweet treats await.

The Sims 3 Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats is currently available for pre-order. Check out the official website to learn more.

The Sims 3: Katy Perry's Sweet Treats
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Diablo III Demon Hunter Video Available6:00 AM
DROD: Gunthro And The Epic Blunder Released6:00 AM
iGame Radio Reviews Law & Order: Legacies6:00 AM
Ski Region Simulator 2012 Now At Macgamestore6:00 AM
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