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Castle Vox Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Sillysoft Games has announced that Castle Vox is now available. The new simultaneous-turn strategy game features large maps with no player limit, teams, castles, and knights. Castle Vox features 35 maps, online multiplayer support, and a challenging Hard AI.

Castle Vox is a next generation strategy wargame. Capture all the enemy Castles to win!

Myriad Maps
Maps from many eras and mythologies. Play on historical, geometric, geographic, and fantasy settings. New maps get added all the time, and can be one-click installed using the built-in Map Manager.

Same-Time Turns
No waiting while other players make their moves. Everyone plans their moves at the same time. When planning is finished, all battles are resolved simultaneously. Finish an epic game in half an hour.

Collaborate with teammates to conquer your enemies. Jointly occupy continents to earn their bonuses. Secret team chat in multi-player modes.

Challenging Artificial Intelligence
Computer AI will give your brain a good workout.

Online Multi-Player
Fast real-time multi-player games. Or play slower once-a-day turns games. The network game tracker lists them all. Host your own server.

Axis & Allies meets Diplomacy
Castle Vox is an homage to these classic strategy boardgames.

Use the built-in Map Editor to create your own maps. Send it in and we'll add it to the Map Manager. Programmers can create AIs with the Sillysoft SDK.
Castle Vox costs $19.99. Check out the links below to download a demo and learn more about the game.

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Mirror's Edge Coming To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Quoting from the verdict in a recent case between Electronic Arts and Edge Games, iGame Radio has revealed that Mirror's Edge will apparently be making its way to Macs. The single player first person action adventure follows Faith, an athletic runner tasked with delivering messages and avoiding government surveillance. The game features moves inspired by parkour and free running.

Hidden within the long, laborious text of the verdict is this statement:
    Finally, a Mac version of the original “Mirror’s Edge” video game is currently under development and is slated for release later this year (Hershberger Decl. ¶ 13).
Holy cow! You just don’t expect to hear about a game announcement through a legal brief, but there it is. Unfortunately, there is no detail on release date and such. Apparently, the judge didn’t consider that necessary to determine that Langdell was a troll.
Head over to the page below to read more.

iGame Radio: Mirror's Edge Coming To Macs
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The Settlers 7: Paths To A Kingdom DLC Packs Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The Settlers 7: Paths To A Kingdom DLC Pack 1 & 2 is now available for purchase. The downloadable content for Ubisoft's kingdom management simulation features six new maps, a new event locations, two new victory points, and two new Ecobuildings.

This DLC Map Pack includes:
    Map 1 - Tempest Taiga
    Map 2 - Battle of Tanholm
    Map 3 - Fiery Chasm
    Map 4 - Whitewater Falls
    Map 5 - Twin Peaks
    Map 6 - Grassland Mesa
Additional Features:
    - New Event Location (“Tower of Tandria”)
    - New Victory Point (“Pacifist”)
    - New Victory Point (“Efficiency”)
    - New Ecobuilding (Mine)
    - New Ecobuilding (Stable)
The Settlers 7 DLC Pack costs $5.99. Check out the pages below to learn more.

The Settlers 7: Paths To A Kingdom DLC Packs 1&2
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City Of Heroes Issue 19 Overview Page Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

NCSoft and Paragon Studios have released a new overview page for the upcoming Issue 19: Alpha Strike update for the company's comic book hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. The patch will include introduce the Alpha Slot system, high level task forces, new Zone Events, and alternate power animations.

The Alpha Slot
Issue 19 unveils the long-awaited Alpha Slot*, the first part of the new Incarnate* system that gives high-level characters access to new powers and challenges. Unlocking the Alpha Slot is no easy task. Players must first learn what it means to exceed the definition of Hero or Villain to become an Incarnate. Mender Ramiel in Ouroboros guides players on this journey.

Two New Task Forces
Challenges already await new Incarnates. The Praetorians have begun their invasion of Primal Earth. Protecting Paragon City™ and the Rogue Isles™ from such overwhelming forces requires the greatest Heroes and Villains (as well as Rogues and Vigilantes) to work together. Two familiar faces will help in stopping the invasion: Apex and Tin Mage.
    Apex Task Force (requires Going Rogue expansion): Apex has joined the Vanguard, and he helps organize your team of Incarnates to stop the Praetorian initial assault. Face off against the Anti-Matter Clockwork, War Walkers, and the Arch-Villain Battle Maiden before they can destroy Paragon City. If you succeed in this battle, the war is yet to be won.

    Tin Mage Task Force (requires Going Rogue expansion): The lost hero Tin Mage has returned to help coordinate an assault into Praetoria to stop the invasion cold. Your team strikes into the very heart of Nova Praetoria to confront Neuron, Bobcat, and a Praetorian army.
Visit the site below to read more.

City Of Heroes: Issue 19 Overview
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Assassin's Creed 2: Deluxe Edition Now Available6:00 AM
Hordes Of Orcs 2 Invades A Computer Near You6:00 AM
Left 4 Dead 2 Released Today6:00 AM
OnLive Drops Subscription Fees6:00 AM
World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm Coming December 76:00 AM
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