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SEGA Superstars Tennis Coming October 17
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive has announced that SEGA Superstars Tennis for the Mac will be released on October 17th. Developed by Sumo Digital Ltd., published by SEGA for consoles and inspired by two decades of SEGA history, SEGA Superstars Tennis sees 16 fan-favourite characters serving up extreme arcade tennis.

“We’re delighted to see Sonic & Co come back on to the Mac with new balls,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive.

SEGA Superstars Tennis lets Sonic and the gang loose on courts inspired by SEGA’s iconic gameworlds, from a funky disco space station to an outrageous samba party. Every one of the 16 SEGA characters is equipped with a game-changing special move such as Sonic’s super speed, Dr. Eggman’s devastating bomb clusters and AiAi’s banana-shaped curve shots!

Players can hone their skills in quick matches or take on the grand challenge of Planet Superstars mode, a series of tournaments and mini games which include smashing zombies with well-aimed shots, making paintball graffiti and knocking giant monkey balls into a goal.

SEGA Superstars Tennis supports shared-screen multiplayer for up to four players, so players can take on their friends or team up for doubles. The game also supports a wide range of popular gamepads including the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 controllers.

Minimum system requirements call for a 1.8GHz Intel Mac with at least 4GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card and Mac OS 10.7.5 or later. The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series and NVIDIA 9400.

SEGA Superstars Tennis for the Mac will retail in North America for US $14.99, £10.49 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €13.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe.

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Defect: Spaceship Destruction Kit In Development
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Phase Interactive has announced the upcoming release of Defect: Spaceship Destruction Kit. SDK is a spaceship based game that features a combination of ship building and ship vs ship combat. Phase plans to release Defect: SDK for Mac OS X, Windows, and tablet devices next year.

Defect SDK allows the player to build the ultimate ship piece by piece, from the size of a single-pilot fighter to a space station the size of a small moon. Create devastating spacecraft capable of obliterating your foes, but keep in mind that your crew will defect, forcing you to face your own creation in battle. Offering unprecedented freedom of creation, players will build the most powerful ships in the galaxy with an easy to use tile-based building system, the game will feature hundreds of parts across three stylistic themes referencing sci-fi movies and shows from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. How do you build the perfect ship to complete your objective, but also build in flaws that can be exploited later when your crew inevitably defects?
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Defect: Spaceship Destruction Kit

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Frictional Launches SOMA Systems Site, New Teaser Video
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Frictional Games continues the mysterious teasers for its next, as yet untitled, game project with the release of a new website. This time the developer has included a live action video titled Vivarium, which includes a garbled transmission.

The machine has the appearance of a heavily modified monitor fixed to a massive nest of cables and controls. Machinist Peter Strasky found the contraption during a salvage mission CORRUPT DATA the screen rolled and flickered, but it shut down as it was pulled out from the container.
None of the crew stepped forward to take credit, but the construction suggests CORRUPT DATA since Thabo is unavailable for questioning, the machine's origin remains a mystery.

Considering the lack of information and the general unease it has started to cause, the machine will be disassembled.

CORRUPT DATA screen lit up and showed distorted schematics. After trying different switches and keys, the oblique levers were found to be torsion attenuation controls which could stabilize the pict CORRUPT DATA revealing a complex set of instructions. The machine is now under quarantine.

AM Engineer Imogen Reed has asked for an exception CORRUPT DATA Special permission granted.

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Double Fine's Oliver Franzke Interviewed
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GamesIndustry International recently posted a new interview with Double Fine's Oliver Franzke about the status of the company, the unique nature of Kickstarter projects, and plans for the company's upcoming Broken Age.

"You get feedback early on and people are generally supportive but also sometimes you get ones that say 'I don't like this' and actually it's not done yet. People are not used to seeing things so early on and that's kind of an interesting space to navigate for sure.

"But so far I must say I've really enjoyed it. I've been working for big companies for a long time and obviously you were never allowed to talk about anything until the official announcement went out, which was usually months away from the final release. It's very liberating being able to talk very early on about stuff and show bugs and stuff like that, those are things you would never normally be able to do."

He points out that a lot of the game's Kickstarter backers are part of the game development community, so often their suggestions are more helpful than the average internet chatter, even on the engineering side of things.

For more of the interview follow the link below.

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Mac Games News for Friday, October 4, 2013

Bionic Dues Launches October 812:57 PM
Castle: Never Judge A Book By Its Cover At MGS12:57 PM
Uncover The Truth In The Cameron Files: Secret At Loch Ness12:57 PM
Commander Europe at War Grand Strategy 3.0 Out Now6:00 AM
Two Guys SpaceVenture Status Update6:00 AM
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