Brad Cook Analyzes Left 4 Dead 1 & 2
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The closure of Apple's gaming site left a few feature articles unpublished. Thanks to Brad Cook IMG readers now have the opportunity to check out those articles, starting with a feature covering Valve Software's Left 4 Dead 1 and 2. The piece includes commentary from Valve's Chet Faliszek as well as a review of the game's features.
Mutual survival is key to Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, whether you make your way through solo campaigns with AI-controlled teammates or head online for multiplayer sessions with friends. “The Left 4 Dead series is more than just one type of game,” Faliszek says. “We have the co-op side, which is non-competitive and is about a shared experience. But we also have Versus, which is a highly competitive mode.”Click over to the link below to read more. Keep an eye on IMG in the days ahead for more of Brad's work.
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He continues: “While we allowed some variance, we needed to balance both experiences as we made the core game. The best way to do that was constant play testing: toward the end of the first game’s development, we had a section of our office set up like you would play at home, complete with snacks in the fridge. That kept people playing all night long and had us gathering a ton of feedback.”
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Cities In Motion: Collection, New DLC
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Paradox Interactive recently released two new additions to its mass public transportation simulator, Cities in Motion, as well as a new Cities in Motion Collection combining the game and all its current expansions into one bundle. The Metro Stations DLC adds two new station types to the game while the Design Now add-on includes five new transit options for the game.
Metro Stations:Cities in Motion Metro Stations is available for $2.95 (USD), Design Now is available for $4.99 (USD), and the Cities in Motion Colleciton is available for $39.95 (USD).
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Some of the world’s favorite cities, rendered in rich detail, await a planner to manage and organize their transportation needs.
Overseeing the changing needs of people from 1920 to 2020, it’s up to you to manage everything from buses, trams and subway trains to maximize profits while pleasing commuters.
Crossed platform station
The crossed platform metro station gives you a chance to give passengers easy access to two lines. Two stations are built on top of each other allowing passengers to switch lines without visiting the street level to assure smooth and fast transition. The station connects two lines on different levels.
Multiplatform station has four platforms next to each other. Passengers can switch between lines without exiting the station. The station connects two lines on the same level.
Design Marvels adds five brand new transit options to Cities in Motion. Increase speed, efficiency and capacity with these vehicles.
A product of Swiss standard in solid quality and innovative looks, Midi is a bus primarily intended for dense urban areas. Its light weight, rather short wheelbase and low flooring enable easy maneuvering and boarding.
Pavlov Aeronautika factories were established as part of the Pavlov enterprises in the mid-1910s. Ivan Pavlov, a pioneer in rotorcraft design, himself piloted the P-42 on its maiden flight. Originally designed for anti-submarine warfare use, it soon became immensely popular in air taxi business as well. A robust helicopter with relatively low empty weight and slow acceleration, it is especially suited to cover mid-distance passenger and goods transportation needs.
The Stingray Cityjet is a fast short-distance catamaran of Australian origin. Recently announced third generation of these vessels have high fuel efficiency and notably low noise emission. These vessels are aimed for regular ferry service and sightseeing use, featuring comfortable seating and a service deck.
Italian-built Vagabondo trams first saw use in Rome during the upgrading of the municipal rail network. The Satellite is a very reliable, although not the most visually appealing, single-body six-axle tram with a partial low-floor configuration. It has driving cabins on both ends of the frame.
Crescenta T4 Suburbia
A Danish creation, the Crescenta T4 Suburbia is a combined metro/light railway train configuration primarily intended for use between traffic hubs and countryside towns. Its design reflects the origin in more traditional commuter trains and a parallel version exists with bogey fittings for rail network use.
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Duke Nukem Forever Available For Pre-Order At MGS
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Aspyr Media's upcoming Duke Nukem Forever is now available for pre-order from Macgamestore.com. Published in partnership with 2K Games, Duke Nukem will "bring his signature brand of ass-kicking, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and babe-lovin’ action as he once again saves the Earth and our babes from hordes of invading aliens."
The King is Back!Duke Nukem Forever is available for pre-order now for $44.95 (USD), $5 off the game's shipping price.
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Cocked, loaded and ready for action, Duke delivers epic ass-kicking, massive weapons, giant explosions and pure unadulterated fun!
Put on your shades and step into the boots of Duke Nukem. The alien hordes are invading and only Duke can save the world. Pig cops, alien shrink rays and enormous alien bosses can’t stop this epic hero from accomplishing his goal: to save the world, save the babes and to be a bad-ass while doing it.
The King arrives with an arsenal of over-the-top weapons, non-stop action, and unprecedented levels of interactivity. With hours and hours of action, and a range of bodacious multiplayer modes, rest assured knowing the fun goes on and on.
Did the Alien bastards not learn their lesson the first time? Duke has been on hiatus for some time now, kicking back and franchising himself on the fame he gained from saving Earth from the first invasion. The Aliens have returned to Earth yet again, messing up Duke’s sweet routine of dirty leisure habits.
The Alien invaders are stealing Earth’s women, especially the hot ones! And they drank Duke’s beer. This. Won’t. Stand. As Duke battles his way through waves of aliens, the once beautiful gambling haven and Duke Nukem franchise chains are crumbling before his eyes. Time to bring the pain!
- Bust a Gut: Duke pulls no punches. Duke’s constant stream of hilarious one-liners throughout the game make this an out loud good time.
- World Interactivity: Spend as much time as you want shooting hoops, lifting weights, playing pinball, pool, air hockey, and slots.
- Scale & Variety: Packed with explosive FPS action, outlandish settings, driving, and puzzle solving — gamers will never tire of the endless FUN.
- Multiplayer Like No Other: Classic modes are re-made with a Duke twist. Shrink, squash, freeze and shatter your opponents, or just frag them with a rocket.
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Two Worlds II: Velvet Edition Announced
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TopWare Interactive has announced it is releasing the Two Worlds II: Velvet Game Of The Year Edition this October 18th. The TWII: Velvet GOTY Edition will come bundled with the original game as well as the Pirates of the Flying Fortress expansion.
The compilation will be released in a limited edition collector’s box wrapped in black velvet and will include a double sided world map, a collectible pirate head pin, artwork, wallpaper, videos, two new PvP multiplayer maps, and an extended soundtrack.
The TWII: Velvet GOTY Edition not only comes bundled with the sought after expansion Pirates of the Flying Fortress, but is also uniquely designed in a limited collector's box which is wrapped in black velvet (PC/Mac) or red velvet (console versions) and highlighted with metal corners made to look like antique brass.Follow the links below for more information.
Two Worlds II: Pirates Of The Flying Fortress
Moreover, there is a bold relief TWII logo of the same real metal at the top of the box. Along with the multi-lingual version of TWII, this collector's item also comes with all of the up-to- date upgrades. Additional extras include a huge double-sided world map and a valuable pirate head pin collectable, which subsequently is also available in-game!
This exclusive item actually boosts the player's parameters if hefted to armor! Together with another bonus disc containing artwork, wallpaper, videos, an extended soundtrack and two additional PvP multiplayer maps. More Antaloor simply isn't possible on October 18, 2011.
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