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Football Manager 2011 Demo Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

SEGA recently announced that a free demo version of Sports Interactive’s Football Manager 2011 is now available. Available in two "flavors." Strawberry and Vanilla, the demo includes the first half of the 2010/2011 season. Games saved in the demo will be compatible with the full version, which is scheduled for release November 5.

The Strawberry version of the demo includes quick starts for some of the world's biggest leagues, giving players a chance to try out their skills with teams from multiple countries. Details of languages and leagues are below:

In-game languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, Polish

Quickstart leagues: England, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, Chile

The Vanilla version of the demo will be using reduced assets and featuring the English and Scottish leagues only in order to minimize the size of the download. Details below:

English language only

Quickstart leagues: England, Scotland

Head over to the links below to try out the demos and learn more about the game.

Football Manager 2011 Demo
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Two Worlds II Battle Trailer Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has posted a new trailer showcasing Two Worlds II, the upcoming fantasy RPG game from Reality Pump and SouthPeak. The game will send players to the unexplored land of Eastern Antaloor and will feature detailed graphics, an active combat system, and a complex storyline.

Two Worlds II presents a totally new gamer experience, one in which 2 years of intensive development has enabled quantum leaps in all spheres: completely overhauled AI and balancing standards, experienced authors, the active combat system and the brand-new engine all combine to provide an unforgettable experience where excitement, sheer enjoyment and graphics rule. “Two Worlds II” simply sets new technical benchmarks in the RPG genre, thanks not least to its seemingly unlimited number of dynamic light sources, micro-detail Parallax Mapping, 24 Bit HDR Post Processing, Space Ambient Occlusion and Human Eye Accommodation.
Rescued from prison by former enemies, the player once again assumes control of the unnamed hero, only to find the world of Antaloor has been forever changed in their absence.

Boasting a diverse, living world and a limitless open narrative, Two Worlds II could very well be the next sleeper hit of the genre. Antaloor is a mythic world of pristine savannahs and mordant swamps, celestial cities teeming with life that will rise or fall entirely depending of the player's actions, as the reign of the implacable despot Gandohar threatens to throw the world into a state of irreversible decay.

Featuring the all-new GRACE game engine, Two Worlds II seeks to offer an immersive blend of two of the most important role playing elements - strong atmosphere and dazzling visuals. Incorporating cutting-edge technology features such as Real Eye Adaptation, HD Dynamic Motion Capture, and Multi-Source Dynamic Lighting, the world of Antaloor comes alive like never before as a true role-player’s paradise
Visit the page below to view the trailer.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Two Worlds II Trailer
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Mini Ninjas Reviewed
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Mac|Life has posted a new review of Mini Ninjas. Developed by Io Interactive and brought to Mac by Feral Interactive, Mini Ninjas follows the young ninja, Hiro and his friends as they travel through spellbound lands to do battle with a magical army of animals-turned-samurai.

From the review:

In this insanely addicting third-person action-slasher, you play as Hiro, a young ninja who’s been asked to save the world from the Evil Samurai Warlord, who kidnaps precious animals and turns them into his sword-wielding samurai minions. Journeying through a fictional version of Imperial Japan, Hiro and his small team of ninjas battle these hordes and eventually bring down the Warlord in his Fortress of Doom. The 17 massive levels (with five boss battles) are packed with collectible Jizo statues, plants for making potions, and coins for purchasing potions and recipes. You must also rescue the animals by defeating enemies and freeing them from cages to release their “Ki,” which replenishes Hiro’s health and stamina meter. You can also control these animals using magic spells.

Playing the game is like walking through a sepia-toned anime world. The characters possess exaggerated facial features, and each freed animal is just as cheek-pinchingly cute as Hello Kitty--even the supposedly threatening grizzly bear has a certain allure of cuteness about him. The mini ninjas themselves move in a quick, animated fashion, which simplifies gameplay a bit because we didn’t have to perform convoluted maneuvers to defeat a bunch of enemies.
Read the full article at the link below.

Mac|Life: Mini Ninjas Review
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Mini Ninjas
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New Overgrowth Trailer Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Wolfire recently unveiled a new trailer for Overgrowth, the sequel to the martial arts action title, Lugaru. The trailer showcases the progress the developer has made so far. The game will pick up where Lugaru left off: in a world of anthropomorphic rabbits and wolves who use paws, claws and medieval weaponry to engage each other in battle.

As you may have seen on the Wolfire YouTube channel, we just released a trailer that showcases almost everything we've put into Overgrowth so far.

We've historically leaned towards making sillier trailers and tech demos but I think we are now at a stage where we can provide more serious treatments of the look, feel and flavor that Overgrowth will be able to capture. The mood is enhanced by the Overgrowth soundtrack which was composed by Mikko Tarmia and features Anton Riehl on the flute.
Click over to the link below to learn more.

New Overgrowth Alpha Trailer
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LEGO Universe Released Today6:00 AM
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum Coming This Year6:00 AM
Telltale Unveils Back To The Future Website6:00 AM
The Sims 3 Late Night Available Today6:00 AM
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