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IMG Reviews Portal 2
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Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Valve's Portal 2. The second installment in the action puzzler series introduces a new cast of characters to the single player storyline, new puzzles elements, and a two player cooperative mode.

As you move through the “tests”, the adventure unfolds with some interesting twists and turns of events. It would be too much of a spoiler to say what exactly. I do feel safe saying that some of the challenges you are faced with are not in test chambers. Luckily, you get to use your portal gun outside of the chambers, within the workings of the Aperture Science Enrichment Center. Here you face challenges as you try to work your way out of the immense buildings the center is in. At one point along your escape route, you stumble into a truly ancient part of the Enrichment Center. Styled with the props and architecture of the late 1950s, this part of the center was where it all began. Here the voice in the background is that of the creator and CEO of the early Aperture Labs, Cave Johnson. In this section, although you still get to use the portal gun, the technology used to make the test chambers is “ancient” and obviously in its infancy. Two interesting “new” features, (new to the game but part of the game’s past), are a gel that enhances your ability to jump and a gel that increases speed as you run on it. Which of course, adds new dimensions of puzzles to the game. Moving from chamber to chamber, and through different parts of the building itself, you interact with the environment as well as the game’s AIs, and are entertained by the quips of Cave Johnson.
Read the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: Portal 2
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Michael J. Fox Lends Voice To Telltale's Back To The Future
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Telltale Games has revealed that the final episode of its Back to the Future: The Game series will feature the voice of Michael J. Fox, the original Marty McFly. The episode, entitled Outatime, is scheduled to be released on June 23.

You read that headline right! The legendary Michael J. Fox is lending his voice to the finale episode of Back to the Future: The Game - OUTATIME! And now you're probably wondering when you'll be able to see Fox's special appearance in the finale; Back to the Future: The Game: Episode 5 - OUTATIME releases on June 23 for PC and Mac!

We're keeping exactly who Michael J. Fox plays a surprise for folks to discover as they play Episode 5, but I will divulge a tiny hint about one of the two characters he plays: Marty has met this character shown in the new behind the scenes video (above) in the original film series.

Learn more at the link below.

Telltale: Michael J. Fox Special Appearance
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Lux Delux Goes Full Screen
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Sillysoft has announced the release of a new version of Lux Delux, their Risk inspired strategy game. The latest version brings the game to version 6.2 which features the introduction of a fullscreen mode, a remastered classic widescreen world map, new music, updated audio, and updated visuals.

Changes in 6.2:

Lux Delux 6.2 (May 30th, 2011)
- Fullscreen mode added.
- In-game Menu added.
- Music added.
- Added an option to put a limit on the maximum game length.
- Added an option to not give out continent bonuses on the first turn.
- You can specify a port in the private game address field, eg:
- Updated sound effects.
- Raised the max memory limit.
- Resizing the window will resize the map.
- Updated tutorial.
- UI tweaks.
- Tooltips on the player-strength-bars.
- Fix a rare bug downloading plugins.
- Added a /setshuffle chat command for the host to change the shuffle-mode.
- Added a /setlimit chat command for the host to change the game-limit.
- Added a /fullscreen chat command to toggle fullscreen mode.
- /c command gives the amount of time the game has been going for.
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City Of Heroes: Steampunk Pack Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

NCSoft and Paragon Studios recently announced the release of City of Heroes: Steampunk Pack for the super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. The pack includes a new set of steam punk themed costume pieces, auras, and new emotes.

With the Steampunk pack, you'll be able to let out your inner Victorian, with many technologically advanced, yet steam-powered, gadgets, gears and whizmos! With over 60 new costume pieces, including a backpack and steampunk wings, you'll be able to give your characters an all new look! The very exciting new auras included in the pack will allow you to leave a trail of oil behind you, and the clunker aura will ensure that your friends will always be able to fix their gear with the nuts and bolts you leave in your wake! New emotes are also available to show off to your friends! if you haven't seen the Steampunk pack in action, check out the trailer here!
The City of Heroes Steampunk Pack is now available for sale from the NCsoft store for $9.99 (€8.99, £5.99). Learn more and view a trailer at the link below.

City Of Heroes: Steampunk Pack
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Mac Games News for Friday, June 3, 2011

Cities In Motion Released6:00 AM
Psych Adventure Puzzle Title Arriving Later This Year6:00 AM
The Sims 3 Now At Macgamestore6:00 AM
Twilght Zone Game Coming To Mac6:00 AM
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