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Dracula 3: The Path Of The Dragon Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Adventure game publisher Coladia has announced that Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon is now available for Mac OS X. Following in the same vein as The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript, Dracula 3 is an historical adventure game in which players have to solve a series of riddles and puzzles inspired by the world of Bram Stoker.

Mgr Arno Moriani, the "devil's advocate", is carrying out a canonization process, investigating in the interwar years a potential candidate for beatification in Transylvania. His investigation is quickly wrapped up. The strange stigmata on the corpse are not the hallmark of some divine power. In fact, the villagers see it as the "mark" of Count Dracula. The bishop decides to carry out his own investi gation to determine once and for all whether the vampire truly exists. But the reality is deceiving. Fiction is powerful. Doubts arise. And doubt begets fear...

Key Features:
  • A nail-biting investigation on the dividing line between myth and reality, folklore and history, medecine and superstition
  • Thwart the shady schemes of the occult forces, using only your wits and logic
  • Compare, deduce, and solve the riddles barring your way and hindering your investigation or use the mouse to draw cursed symbols written in letters of fire
  • Compare and decipher mysterious papers, old tables, manuscripts, engravings, precious vases, rune stones, ancient prophecies dating back to the origins of mankind and get to grips whith the most modern encryption process known in 1920 : the famous Enigma machine
  • Interact and communicate whith the many colourful characters in the adventure, either face-to-face, by post or the era's ultra-modern means of communication: the telephone
  • Set off on your adventure from Rome to Transylvania, Budapest to Turkey, venturing as far as the ancient cave prisons from which Vlad Tepes allegedly escaped
  • Mouth-watering graphics, cutscenes and special effects, guaranteeing a dark and engrossing gaming experience
Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon requires a Mac with an Intel processor and is available for $29.90. Visit the links below to learn more.

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IMG Reviews Din's Curse
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Soldak Entertainment's action RPG, Din's Curse. In the game players take the role of an adventurer cursed to walk the lands in a quest for redemption. The game features 141 possible class combinations, an infinite number of dynamically generated towns, and a game world directly impacted by player choices.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

The character creation and development is somewhat complex. You can choose from the standard RPG fare of warriors, rangers, magicians, and so forth. You can also combine various traits to create a significantly more complex character, which, true to standard RPG rules, will progress more slowly up the two or more paths of development than would a character of a single path. Doing this also means that at each increase in level, the player needs to give some serious thought to how to use the development points. Rather then having a specific tree of development, here you choose from a wide group of abilities. When your character levels up you get points to use on new abilities. To gain a new ability or improve an existing one, it costs both the leveling points as well as money.
Click over to the link below to read the full review.

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City Of Heroes: Origins Pack Coming November 3
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

NCsoft and Paragon Studios have released new information about an upcoming expansion pack for the super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. The Origins Pack will give players new customization options for their characters based on five origins: Magic, Mutant, Natural, Science, and Technology.

Have you ever wished you could proudly wield your origin as a banner in front of your fiercest adversaries or even amongst fellow heroes or villains*? Your origin contributes to making you a unique citizen in Paragon City, the Rogue Isles or Praetoria. You've trained hard to follow the natural arts? You've worked tirelessly on your invocations and spells? Painful scientific experimentations have made you a powerful creature to reckon with? Technological advances have bestowed you with the ability to transcend your limits? Or maybe you are the product of a freak accident?

Discover the City of HeroesŪ Origins Pack.
When it becomes available through the NCsoft Store on November 3rd, 2010, the City of Heroes Origins Pack will provide your characters with new customization options based on the five character Origins: Magic, Mutant, Natural, Science, and Technology.
City Of Heroes comes to the mac courtesy of TransGaming's Cider Portability Engine. Head over to the site below to read more.

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Tim Willits Discusses Rage
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

GamesIndustry.biz has posted a new interview with id Software's Tim Willits. The developer discussed a variety of topics relating to the company's upcoming first person shooter and action racing title, Rage.

Q: So do you think that the projected lifespan for id Tech 5 will be similar to previous iterations?
Tim Willits: No. John has said, publicly, that he feels that id Tech 5 will last a while. Because it's very scalable. He's scaled it down to the iPhone, he feels you can scale it the other way. He doesn't know anything about the next generation of consoles, but he feels that it will be awesome on the next generation of consoles.

Q: You're very much a multi-platform developer now. Does that really penetrate to the core of the company or would you actually prefer to be working on pure PC tech?
Tim Willits: The problem is that the PC market is smaller and piracy is out of control still. Those are the two things that have really moved all developers to be cross platform. Otherwise you're looking at a client-server architecture type game, always online.

People say, the PC market's dead. It's not dying, it's changing. The social aspect of PC gaming is still the richest, but yeah, the user base is small and piracy is out of control.
To read more follow the link below.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, October 21, 2010

Apple Games Features Assassin's Creed II6:00 AM
Castle Vox Trailer Available6:00 AM
New BlizzCon Diablo III Gear Sets Revealed6:00 AM
Supreme Commander 2 Reviewed6:00 AM
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