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Din's Curse: Demon War Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Soldak Entertainment has announced the release of Demon War, the first expansion for its Din's Curse action RPG. Demon War expands the number of class combinations to 196, introduces the new Demon Hunter class, and adds a variety of new creatures, quests, environments and modifiers to the main game.

The demons of Aleria are furious! After the 4th Great War and necromancer Ciglio's death, the undead horde has been causing utter chaos, attacking everything that moves... even demons. Demonkind were quite happy when Serina, a human city, was overrun, but that was before thousands of human zombies poured into Kraval, slaughtering the huge demon city. Thus began the Demon War. Demons of all kinds are fighting back. They're hunting down and killing any undead they find. Oh, and they blame the humans for this entire mess. For spite, they razed Serina to the ground even though it was already deserted.

As a servant of the mighty Din, it's your responsibility to safeguard humans from danger. This was a hard task before. Do you have what it takes to save humankind from the Demon War?

  • Play the Demon Hunter class (now 196 total class combinations)
  • Fight many new demons (3 new species, 8 new types, 40 new variants)
  • Solve tons of new quests
  • Help the NPCs as they interact much more with the world and each other
  • Experience many more world modifiers
  • Explore new environments
  • Interact with the world in new ways
  • Survive the Demon War
  • Basically experience a lot more of what makes Din's Curse incredibly unique
Din's Curse: Demon War costs $9.99. For more information about Demon War click over to the links below.

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New Fray Teaser Film Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Brain Candy and GameTrailers have released the debut teaser film for Brain Candy's upcoming sci-fi strategy title, Fray, The game is a simultaneous turn based strategy game that the developers say will eliminate the waiting involved with most turn-based games by introducing simultaneous play.

The film is directed by and stars the game's technical director Robert Falce. Over 8 months in the making on a shoestring budget, the short film depicts the game's dystopian setting and gives viewers the very first look at one of the most promising independent game productions of 2011.

Fray is a gritty sci-fi game set in 2098, a world where civil society is on the brink of collapse. Three mega-corporations vie for control of the Earth and its remaining resources. In a world where most human interaction is confined to cyberspace, mankind has created a variety of virtual reality modules in which to escape the harsh realities of life and experience the full range of human emotions once known by generations past. Some modules are created for human enjoyment while others have been created to serve more devious purposes. One of the most pivotal virtual environments is the combat module, Fray.

Players will enter Fray with a squad of four characters, each with their own specialties. Outfit your squad with a variety of weapons, items and abilities to prepare them for combat. Once inside, Fray is played in turns, where all players choose their actions simultaneously. When actions are chosen, or the timer has run out, the action then plays out in real time cinematic fashion with dynamic camera angles. By virtue of the simultaneous action selection system, the delay and frustration of most turn-based strategy games has been eliminated.
Fray is scheduled to be released sometime this year. Click on the links below to learn more.

GameTrailers: Fray Teaser

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Clandestiny Now At
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story has added another new title to its list of games available for purchase. Clandestiny, a puzzle adventure from Graeme Devine, takes players on a spooky adventure through an eerie castle filled with challenging puzzles.

Join Andrew and Paula on this spooky adventure as you experience the castle's eerie rooms and hidden passageways, and encounter the angst-ridden ghosts of the family MacPhiles. Solve "wee" rascally riddles and persnickety puzzles to learn the fate of this dimwitted clan!

From Graeme Devine the co-creator of 7th Guest and the 11th Hour, lead designer on Quake 3 and Halo Wars comes this clever composite of 3D graphics and lively animation. Three levels of difficulty pose a challenge to novices and experienced gamers alike. And the enchanting story by renowned author Jahanna N. Malcolm makes the journey worth the taking.

  • 40 minutes of animation!
  • Over 30 mind bending puzzles!
  • Adventure at every corner, peril at every turn!
Clandestiny requires Mac OS X 10.6 and is available for $7.99 (USD).

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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Appletell has posted a new review of Feral Interactive's LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4. The game puts players in the role LEGO versions of Harry and his friends as they struggle with a variety of foes familiar to fans of the books and movies. Appletell gave the game a score of 5 out of 5.

From the review:

My absolute favorite thing about LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 is the dual camera split. Unlike in other LEGO games Iíve played before, the screen splits when two players are in different areas of the scene. This means no one will get trapped while fighting or trying to complete a puzzle because the other character is too far away. This resulted in a lot less shouting ďCome here!Ē when my kids were playing together. (Or, to be honest, when I was playing with one of them.) Itís also seamlessly handled. The screen simply splits as the characters separate, and the split isnít statically vertical or diagonal. It flows as you play, providing usually the best vantage point depending upon what youíre doing. Then, it comes back together as the two players do. Very cool.

Two other elements completely sold me on this game. First, the graphics are great. I suppose itís easier to create a LEGO universe than one thatís supposed to mimic reality, but Travellerís Games sill managed to create a believable, colorful, detailed world for the LEGO pieces to run around (and fall apart) in. The spell effects are very cool, but itís the environments themselves that made me buy into what I was doing.
Head over to the link below to read the full review.

Appletell: LEGO Harry Potter Review
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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