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Tomb Raider & DLC Collection Released
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Feral Interactive's Tomb Raider and the Tomb Raider DLC Collection are now available to purchase at Mac Game Store. The game serves as the series reboot that tells the story of how a young woman becomes the extraordinary Lara Croft, Tomb Raider. The DLC Collection includes all previously released DLC for Tomb Raider.

Tomb Raider:

A survivor is born.

When a young Lara Croft is shipwrecked on an uncharted island, she enters a fight for survival armed with nothing but her instincts. Help Lara perfect her natural gifts as she embarks on a perilous journey to save her friends and escape the island’s murderous inhabitants.

Scavenge vital resources, upgrade Lara’s gear and improve her exploration, combat and survival skills to fight back against vicious enemies. Jump and climb through dense forests, treacherous mountains and WWII bunkers to discover how an ordinary young woman became Lara Croft, Tomb Raider.

Take control of Lara Croft and guide her progress from amateur archeologist to seasoned adventurer.

From death-defying leaps to grueling climbs, harness Lara’s athleticism to carve a path through the untamed wilderness of a mysterious island.

Confront Yamatai’s deranged inhabitants with a motley assortment of weapons - Lara will need to find new parts to turn them into truly devastating armaments.

Acquire advanced survival skills to forage for extra supplies and navigate almost impassable terrain.

Enhance Lara’s combat prowess by mastering brutal takedowns to dispatch stunned enemies.

Salvage scrap to upgrade your equipment, such as rope arrows and the pry axe, then use them to access new areas and discover concealed treasure.

Delve into the island’s disturbing past by hunting down lost diaries and defeating devious puzzle tombs.

Explore Yamatai’s stunning locales; leap between rooftops in sprawling villages, creep through eerie caves and traverse the precarious bowels of ancient shipwrecks.

Take up arms as Lara’s shipmates or the Yamatai scavengers and survive together in exhilarating online multiplayer.


  • Mac OS X 10.9.1 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 14 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
  • Intel HD4000 series cards require an Intel i7 CPU or better
Tomb Raider DLC Collection

This bundle pack, containing all DLC previously released for Tomb Raider, enhances Lara’s formative first adventure with all the single-player DLC and ups the ante online with six weapons, four characters and eight maps for the multiplayer game.

New challenge tomb:

Explore the final resting place of an intrepid adventurer and solve a puzzle involving a crashed plane in the Tomb of the Lost Adventurer.

Six new outfits:

Suit Lara up in classic 1930s adventurer attire with the “Aviatrix” outfit, give her the grapples and harness of an expert climber with the “Mountaineer” outfit and dress her to kill in the “Guerilla”, “Sure-Shot”, “Demolition” and “Hunter” outfits.

Five new upgrades

Help Lara become the adventurer she was born to be! Scale sheer mountain faces with ease using the “Agility” skill, find animals more easily with “Animal Instinct” and become a more deadly combatant with the “Headshot Reticle” “Pistol Silencer” and “Pistol Burst” upgrades. The skill and weapon upgrades can also be unlocked through gameplay without purchasing this DLC pack. The DLC gives you the option of manually enabling them early.

Six new weapons:

Take out your adversaries with a deadly selection of shotguns, pistols and submachine guns used by Agent 47 in Hitman: Absolution.

Four new multiplayer characters:

Join the battle for Yamatai as the stalwart Fisherman, the crafty Scavenger Bandit, the wily Scavenger Scout and the deadly Scavenger Executioner.

Eight new multiplayer maps:

Fight amongst relics from Yamatai’s turbulent past in the “Dogfight” and “Lost Fleet”, ride ziplines across the “Shanty Town”, avoid the flames in the “Burning Village”, lay traps throughout the “Forest Meadow” and “Cliff Shantytown”, and take the battle to the island’s dark heart in “Scavenger Caverns” and “Himiko’s Cradle”.

Tomb Raider is available now for $49.99 (USD), while the DLC pack costs $19.99 (USD).

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Combat Mission: Red Thunder Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story has announced Combat Mission: Red Thunder, returning players to the Easter Front of World War II for the first time in ten years. The new stand alone game features historical battles and campaigns, customizable Quick Battles, new units, new terrain, and new features.

CM Red Thunder jumps right into the thick of the hard fought battles during Summer 1944 when Operation Bagration took the Soviet forces from the swamps of Belarus to the gates of Warsaw. Experience the most balanced period of tactical warfare on the Eastern Front, even as the Axis' strategic ability to wage war began to collapse. Play out historical battles and campaigns or create your own customized Quick Battles. All new units, new terrain, and new features make this a must have for all Combat Mission fans.

CM Red Thunder is an all new standalone game, does not require any of the other titles, and it comes with all new game engine features. Just to name a few highlights:

  • Backpack and vehicle flamethrowers
  • Tank riders
  • Hit decals
  • And lots more... for a complete list, please visit the "Overview" section.

And the best part... CM Red Thunder is open for pre-orders right away. For only $55 plus Shipping & Handling, you get:

  • Immediate download upon release including early notification by email
  • Tin Case Special Edition and DVD by mail (the tin case holds up to 4 discs, great for all the follow-up modules ;)
  • Two printed manuals (the East Front manual, and a 3.0 Engine manual)
  • A saving of $10 for the "Download&Mail" option vs. ordering after release
Pre-orders fine print
    If you pre-order now, you will have to pay immediately and not when the game is released. You will have to pay for Shipping & Handling since the pre-order comes with a mail component. For international customers, additional VAT and customs fees may apply. Main residents add sales tax. If you do not want the mail components of the pre-order or do not want to pay now, please don't pre-order and wait until the game is released, at which time a "Download Only" delivery option will be available.
For more details about the game, a complete overview of the new features, and a variety of beta screenshots follow the links below.

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Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Collector's Edition Box Image
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has revealed a picture of the Collector's Edition boxed set of the first Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls. Scheduled to launch on March 25 the game will challenge players to defeat Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, who seeks to seize control of the Black Soulstone. The new expansion will also offer a new hero: The Crusader, a new level 70 experience cap, new spells and abilities for existing classes, greater emphasis on randomized environments, a reworked Paragon progression, as well as two new game modes: Loot Runs and Nephalem Trials.

The retail-exclusive Collector's Edition comes fully equipped with all the in-game goodies from the Digital Deluxe, which contains a wealth of in-game goodies: a collection of exclusive helm- and weapon-transmogrification recipes to distinguish your hero among the champions of Sanctuary; a loyal Spectral Hound minion to keep your adventurers company on their epic journeys; three additional character slots to accommodate new heroes; an in-game Treasure Goblin companion pet for World of Warcraft; and an assortment of Crusader-themed portraits and Malthael-themed decals for StarCraft II. The Collector's Edition also includes a range of premium collectible items:
  • Malthael mouse pad, bearing the impenetrable visage of the Angel of Death
  • Hardback Collector's Edition art book, chronicling the game's artistic development
  • Reaper of Souls Soundtrack, featuring haunting scores from Westmarch, The Blood Marsh, Pandemonium and beyond on CD
  • Behind-the-scenes Blu-Ray/DVD two-disc set, boasting in-depth interviews with the development team and members of the Diablo III community
The Collector’s Edition is available only at select retail locations for a suggested retail price of $79.99.

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Control Command Escape Reviews Tomb Raider
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Control Command Escape recently posted a new review of Tomb Raider from Feral Interactive. Developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix for PC and consoles, Tomb Raider is the series reboot that tells the story of how a young woman becomes the extraordinary Lara Croft, Tomb Raider.

The game doesn't fire the same neurons as your typical platformer. I enjoyed running and leaping, ziplining and scaling walls in Tomb Raider more than I ever have in any game I can think of, and even writing this makes me appreciate that Tomb Raider purists will likely hate it for all the reasons I liked it. Presumably they'll also hate the titular tombs, which are both tiny (typically a single room with a single puzzle to solve) and optional. Looking back over the game now, I do feel that it could have provided at least a little more challenge on the platforming side, at least for the optional bits (and this is coming from someone who abhors platforms), but it's certainly better than the sense of dread I experienced in the massive, at times confusing, tombs of games past.

There's combat too, and lots of it. Lara, to the dismay of anyone following the plot laid out in the cutscenes, quickly becomes a one-woman-murder-machine, using an assortment of weapons to appease her new-found psychosis. There's a rudimentary cover system, whereby Lara will duck behind something if and when it's appropriate, and the game actually allows you to be quite stealthy, sneaking up on unaware enemies or silently dispatching them with bow and arrow. Having (somewhat uncharacteristically) found a stealthy approach to be extremely enjoyable, it quickly became clear to me that many of the levels seem to have been designed specifically for people to take down enemies without ever being alerted, although the game doesn't actually acknowledge that you've done this, and doesn't really cue you as to whether or not you're about to be spotted like say Deus Ex does. It says a lot that I would eagerly reload checkpoints just to attempt to make it through an area unnoticed rather than resorting to frontal assaults (which I should add, are also enjoyable in their own right).

Read more at the link below.

Control Command Escape: Tomb Raider Review
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