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Thursday, August 30, 2012

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IMG Reviews Tiny & Big In GrandPa's Leftovers
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of CrimsonCow's Tiny & Big in GrandPa's Leftovers. The physics based action title puts players in the role of Tiny, a man with a ray gun and a rope device, who must locate his nemesis Big to retrieve a pair of stolen underpants. The game features a unique hand drawn look, believable physics, and a character driven storyline.

Cutting objects with the laser gun is easy. The challenge here is to get the angle right as well as being sure you donít accidentally cut some object behind it, making it more difficult or even impossible to continue. Itís also a good idea to avoid cutting things so they fall on top of Tiny! Another challenge is not falling. Many of the paths can be narrow, and a wrong step, or cutting the floor underneath can cause Tiny to fall and die. Almost all of the areas have an edge that is high above the ground. Itís a great view, but there is nothing stopping you from falling. Sadly, the grapple hook doesnít work to pull you back up or to break your fall.
Read more at the link below.

IMG Review: Tiny & Big
Tiny & Big In GrandPa's Leftovers
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World Of Warcraft 5.0.4 Introduces New Talent System
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Blizzard Entertainment has released a new update for its fantasy MMO, World of Wacraft. The patch brings the game to version 5.0.4 and offers a variety of bug fixes and balance adjustments. Also in the update is the introduction of the new talent system which includes a number of new abilities and many changes for the various classes. To help players adjust to the new elements Blizzard has posted a "survival guide" with advice for adjusting to all the updates.

Certainly one of the biggest changes coming in 5.0.4 is the new talent system, and with that comes a ton of changes and new spells and abilities, but before we get to that, a number of changes have been made that can impact how you play your class. These range from minor to major, but almost all specs have altered rotations, and a few have been completely redesigned. Once the patch launches be prepared to spend a little time reacquainting yourself with each ability, and setting your action bars up.
Check out the links below to learn more.

WoW 5.0.4 Patch Notes
WoW 5.0.4 Patch Survival Guide
Blizzard Entertainment
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Farm Girl At The Nile Now Growing At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | 2 comments has added RuneSoft's Farm Girl at the Nile to its growing list of game titles available for purchase. The simulation challenges players to assist Farm Girl in her new quest to build a farm along the fabled waters of the Nile.

Farm Girl is well known for her "green thumb". Everything she planted on her farm grows and thrives. But now there is a new challenge: Building a farm along the Nile!

Establish a farm at the edge of the pyramids! Completely new conditions require completely new management on the farm under the Egyptian's sun. You need to adapt your manufacturing and your offerings to the current marketing situation Ė how about growing papyrus or an ostrich farm? Sandstorms, water shortages or annoying crocodiles from the Nile shouldn't prevent you from building up a premiere farm.

Don't just watch your current facilities, invest in new technologies, too.

Farm Girl at the Nile requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later and is availabe now for $9.95 (USD).

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CavemanHD Stomps Onto Macgamestore
6:00 AM | IMG News | 2 comments

Caveman HD from Mobile1Up is now available for purchase at The action puzzler challenges players to guide their tribe of cavemen through obstacles on each of the game's more than 120 levels.

Cavemen enter the level through an open hatch and walk aimlessly to their death or around in circles following the path outlined - specific skills can be assigned to Cavemen to create a new path and help guide the others to the designated exit.

The following skill sets are available:

  • CLIMBER: scale those walls
  • FLOATER: float down to safety
  • EXPLODER: pop!
  • BLOCKER: block the path
  • BUILDER: build a bridge
  • BASHER: bash a horizontal path
  • MINER: mine a diagonal path
  • DIGGER: dig a vertical path
Each level has a set of requirements to complete where a combination of skillsets may need to be used to solve the level - there is more than one solution available; how many cavemen can you save!

With four difficulty levels (easy, medium, obscure, insane) and 120 levels + hidden bonus levels - this game is guaranteed to bring you hours of enjoyment and gaming addiction!

Caveman HD requires an Intel Mac and Mac OS X 10.4 or later. It is available now for $9.95 (USD).

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Miner Wars Arena Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Keen Software House has announced the release of Miner Wars Arena. The 2.5D arcade title drops players behind the controls of a mining spaceship and gives them the task of hacking through asteroids and blasting their enemies: either computer AI opponents or another player.

I am delighted to announce the release of Miner Wars Arena, our new fast-paced arcade game inspired by the PC gaming classic, Tunneler. It features a state-of-the-art top-down view, 2.5D gameplay in a fully destructible environment, and on the edge split-screen out of the box. Itís a total blast! You really need to try it at our website.

Miner Wars Arena was a bit of a surprise to everyone. It wasnít planned at first. But I was tempted by an idea of making a little brother to the six-degrees-of-freedom Miner Wars 2081. I figured that 2.5D top-down gameplay would be easier for players to understand and orient themselves within.

In the end we decided it would be best to create two completely separate games: 2081 and Arena. I believe this was the right decision, because now we have the best of both worlds.

When I sent the prototype of Miner Wars Arena to our investors, however, they were a little upset with me. Why? Because they didnít get any work done that day! They spent the whole day playing our game! Thatís how addictive it is...

You must see for yourself! This game will bring you to your roots! Even if you're under the age of 18, and don't really have video game roots that go far enough to feel it will bring you to your roots, that's how rooted you'll feel! Miner Wars Arena is available for both Windows and Mac, but perhaps if people nagged us about it we might figure a way to put it on your phone.

Warning: You might get bad grades at school over it... you might abandon your old friend solitaire... and please remember to feed your pets!

Enjoy unlimited gameplay variation by adjusting arena settings, such as terrain, map size, number of AI-controlled bots, technology level...

  • Fully destructible environment
  • Fast, adrenaline-pumping action!
  • Intuitive controls
  • Skirmish, Tournament & Split-Screen (2 Players on 1 PC), Protect The Generator (Special Edition only)
  • 10 awesome upgrades and power-ups
  • Compete for high-scores & unlock various achievements!
  • Earn up to 12 military ranks!
  • DRM free
Miner Wars Arena is DRM free and available now for $9.99.

Miner Wars Arena
Keen Software House

Mac Games News for Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Crow Soars To Macs On August 306:00 AM
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The Walking Dead Episode 3 Coming This Wednesday6:00 AM
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