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Inside Mac Games Previews Mists Of Pandaria
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a new preview of Mists of Pandaria, the upcoming fourth expansion for Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft. Features of Mists of Pandaria will include the introduction of the Pandaren as a playable race, the new martial arts focused Monk class, a level cap increase to 90, and a range of new content to explore.

Where Mists of Pandaria truly shines is in the scenery masterfully combined with the audio, both music and environmental sounds. I found myself dazzled as I wandered the lands of both the starting area of the Pandarans as well as the new higher level Jade Forest. The scenery is often breathtaking, giant waterfalls, bamboo forests, sculptured gardens, statuary of a more Asian nature, and quaint villages combine with soft Asian music and good quality environmental sounds to create a charming atmosphere.
Check out the full preview at the link below.

IMG Preview: Mists Of Pandaria
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World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria

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Magic Petals Available From Macgamestore
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Adore Games' Magic Petals is now available for download and purchase at The action game challenges players to create a unique composition of flowers using flower bullets. Magic Petals features 100 levels and 5 types of bonuses.

Enjoy the bright colours of a flourishing garden and try on the role of a gardener!

Colourful and dynamic shooting game Magic Petals gives some spice into an otherwise monotone regular day! Develop your creativity and gather a unique composition of flowers using flower bullets. Assembling and dismantling figures of different flowers, you won't be able to get off this game for a minute!


  • 100 levels or various complexity
  • 5 types of flower bonuses
  • Colourful graphics
  • An original soundtrack and unique sound effects
  • Addicting gameplay: easy to start, but hard to get unhooked!
Magic Petals is available now for $4.99 (USD).

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Torchlight II Charge Bar Mechanics Described
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Runic Games has revealed some more information about the upcoming action RPG, Torchlight II. The update this time focuses on the new charge bar mechanic which will allow characters to unleash special attacks during combat. In addition to a variety of monster types to slay and items to gather the sequel will introduce cooperative multiplayer action, a new user interface, and random dungeons.

As you damage enemies, the charge bar will fill up, and you can use this to give your character an advantage when in the thick of combat. Time spent not fighting will cause the charge bar to empty, so you will need to keep an eye on things to keep your edge. Each class uses the charge bar in their own way, so take a look!

The Engineer

The Engineer's weapons and armor can only channel so much Ember before the pressure reaches a critical level. When charged, the Engineer can vent some or all of this excess Ember energy in the form of potent attacks!

The Berserker

A Berserker's fury builds until flesh and bone can no longer contain it! Once fully charged, the Berserker's rage converts all successful attacks into devastating critical hits, and few opponents can stand in their way.

Read more amd check out a video of the Berserker's charge bar in action at the link below.

Torchlight II: Charge Bar Mechanics
Runic Games
Torchlight II

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City Of Heroes Staff Fighting Explained
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 Staff Fighting powerset, offering players a description of the powers available as well as tips for using them effectively.

If you've ever wanted to play a super hero who wields a bo staff, trident or spear to pummel his or her foes senseless, I have good news for you. Today we'll be talking about Staff Fighting, which is a primary powerset choice for Brutes, Scrappers and Stalkers and a secondary powerset choice for Tankers. We'll go into greater detail on the individual powers within this exciting new power set, then we'll talk about some ways to get started with Staff Fighting and lastly we'll talk about some character themes.

Staff Fighting introduces a new mechanic called "Perfections" which are used to augment your staff powers. Early on, you can select the Staff Mastery power. Upon selecting this power, you'll earn three toggle powers: Form of the Body, Form of the Mind and Form of the Soul. You may only have one of these toggles active at a time. While one of these toggles is active, your Staff Fighting powers will grant you a level of Perfection, based on which Form you have active. Form of the Body grants levels of Perfection of Body, Form of the Mind grants levels of Perfection of Mind and Form of the Soul grants you levels of Perfection of Soul. You may have up to 3 levels of Perfection at a time, each level granting you a scaling buff based on which type of Perfection you have active.

For more information head over to the site linked below.

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Mac Games News for Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Construction Simulator 2012 Now At Macgamestore6:00 AM
Hard Contact Kickstarter Campaign Begins6:00 AM
Louvre - The Messenger Comes To MGS6:00 AM
Nekro Kickstarter Campaign Announced6:00 AM
Out Of The Park Baseball 13 Released6:00 AM
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