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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Spore Now Downloadable From Macgamestore
6:00 AM | IMG News | 3 comments has added a digital download version of Electronic Art's Spore to the many game products available from its webstore.

The game gives players the chance to create an evolved life form, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt entire worlds and explore a universe filled with creations made by other gamers. To accomplish the task the game gives a variety of tools for customizing creatures, vehicles, buildings, and spaceships.

Maxis, makers of The Sims, present the next big bang - SPORE. Create your unique creature and guide it on an epic journey through a universe of your own creations. Play any way you choose in the five evolutionary stages of Spore: Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization, and Space. How you play and what you do with your universe is entirely up to you. Spore gives you a variety of powerful yet easy-to-use creation tools so you can create every aspect of your universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even starships.


  • CREATE Your Universe from Microscopic to Macrocosmic—From tide pool amoebas to thriving civilizations to intergalactic starships, everything is in your hands.
  • EVOLVE Your Creature through Five Stages—It’s survival of the funnest as your choices reverberate through generations and ultimately decide the fate of your civilization.
  • EXPLORE Other Players’ Galaxies—Will your creature rule the universe, or will your beloved planet be blasted to smithereens by a superior alien race?
  • SHARE with the World—Everything you make is shared with other players and vice versa, providing tons of cool creatures to meet and new places to visit.
Spore is available for $19.99 (USD) at the link below.

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iGame Radio: Developing Grand Strategy 2.0
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

A new iGame Radio podcast from Omaha Sternberg features an interview with Paul Kirby and Alec MacDonell. The two community team members discussed the Grand Strategy 2.0 expansion recently released for Slitherine's Commander: Europe at War.

Omaha Sternberg interviews Paul Kirby and Alec MacDonell, two members of the community team that developed Grand Strategy, the ongoing expansion for Military History Commander: Europe At War. Grand Strategy 2.0 was recently released, and Paul and Alec worked on the Mac version of the expansion. We talk about how the expansion was created, how the community was developed, what it was like to work on the Mac version, and where the expansion is going from here.
Head over to the link below to check out the podcast.

iGame Radio: Grand Strategy 2.0 Podcast
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New Oil Rush Trailer Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Unigine Corp. has unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming real time naval strategy game, Oil Rush. The trailer features in-game footage from the game as well as a commander's reminiscences about how the game's world ended. Oil Rush combines elements of classic real time strategy titles with the action of tower defense games.

Fight the naval war between furious armies across the boundless waters of the post-apocalyptic world. Pump the ever-so-precious black gold by oil rigs, capture platforms and destroy the enemy in the sea and in the air.

Be ingenious to unlock super technologies and quick to send your squads straight into the heat of the battle!


  • High-end graphics powered by Unigine engine
  • Multi-player over LAN and Internet
  • Multi-platform:
    • Windows XP/Vista/7, 32/64 bit
    • Linux 32/64 bit
    • Mac OS X 10.6
    • PlayStation 3 (requires a separate key)
  • Gripping gameplay with rushing swarms of furious enemies
  • Various environments
  • Mod SDK available
In a post-apocalyptic flooded world two things are running dangerously short: oil and time. The last survivors in a desperate desire to seize control and dominate the enemy have started the naval warfare that turned the whole world into one large battlefield. In these harsh and cruel times, oil is thicker than blood.

Game Play:
Oil Rush is a real-time strategy game based on group control. It offers mechanics of a classical RTS combined with a Tower Defense genre: control the upgrade of production platforms as well as their defence forces, and send battle groups of naval and air units to capture enemy platforms and oil rigs.

Oil Rush is currently available for pre-order for $19.95. Those who order early gain access to the current beta build.

Learn more at the site below.

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Anomaly Warzone Earth Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

PC Gamer has posted a new review of 11 Bit Studios' Anomaly Warzone Earth. The strategy game puts players in charge of an army needing to get past powerful defense towers set up by alien invaders. PC Gamer gave Anomaly Warzone Earth a score of 88.

From the review:

It’s like the game’s level designers are playing a tower defence game, and you’re the creeps marching through their maze. You get to buy new vehicles for your convoy, such as shield generators that protect the vehicles in front and behind, then decide the order they should roll out and which ones to upgrade. Tough ones up front will tank more damage, but the sooner your powerful ones enter range, the faster the enemy guns will be knocked out.

It isn’t like anything I’ve played before. There’s an exciting feeling of hands-on management: your convoy is what does the damage, but you’re down there frantically trying to keep it alive. I love to run in ahead and dance in front of the enemy turrets to attract their fire. If you circle around them entirely, they’re facing the wrong way when your vehicles come into firing range, giving you a few seconds of free shots.
Read more at the link below.

PC Gamer: Anomaly Warzone Earth
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Mac Games News for Monday, June 13, 2011

EVE Online Incarna Video Dev Blog Released6:00 AM
The Sims Medieval Now Questing At Macgamestore6:00 AM
Two Worlds II: Pirates Of The Flying Fortress Screenshots6:00 AM
Ultrablast HD Brings Arcade Action To MGS6:00 AM
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