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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Coming September 6
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Electronic Arts has announced that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters video game will be coming to the Mac and Windows PC platforms on September 6. The game will feature a Road to the Master career mode, a Masters Moments collection of historic moments in golf for players to conquer, and 14 championship courses to enjoy,

“As we continue to expand the golf portfolio, we are extremely excited about bringing the Masters Tournament and Augusta National Golf Club to all the PC/Mac owners,” said Vice President/General Manager of EA SPORTS™ golf business Mike Taramykin. “The Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise continues to lead the way in multi-platform gaming, providing video game golf experiences on various channels - from traditional consoles to social media.”

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters for PC/Mac will include a host of gameplay features including:

  • Road to the Masters: Start your journey down the “Road to the Masters” as your career begins on the amateur tour and you work your way through Q-School, Nationwide Tour and the PGA TOUR. Experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament and begin your chase to capture the most sought-after prize in professional golf – the Green Jacket.
  • Masters Moments: Play through memorable, historic moments as you try to measure up against some of the sport’s greatest legends.
  • Tiger at the Masters: Relive each of Tiger’s four wins at the Masters by attempting to equal or beat his scores in each round of the Tournament.
    Inside Augusta: Hole-by-hole descriptions of one of the most famous courses in the world – Augusta National Golf Club.
  • 14 Championship Courses: In addition to Augusta National Golf Club and its Par 3 Course, take on the best of the best on some of the world’s most celebrated courses including Pebble Beach®, St. Andrews Links®, TPC™ at Sawgrass and many more!
  • Photo Game Face: Upload your own image and create your golfer using the Photo Game Face technology.
Moreover, a three-month membership to Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® Online*, an authentic golf experience streamed directly through a web browser, is available with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters. As a member, gamers will have access to additional features such as expanded multiplayer modes, additional courses and group tournaments.

The game will be available for purchase for $39.99 MSRP and will include a disc and a three-month membership to Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online. Current registered players of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online will receive a 25% pre-order discount** for redemption against Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters via digital download from EA's new Origin™ website.
For more information about Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters visit the links below.

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
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Virtual Programming Reveals OS X 10.7 Game Updates
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Virtual Programming has provided a list of links for updates to some of their game products. The patches offer compatability with Apple's latest operating system, OS X 10.7 Lion.

Here's the list of game updates:

AGEOD's American Civil War Version 1.03
Alien Shooter 2 Version 1.2
Ankh 3 Version 1.01
Championship Manager 2010 Version 1.01
Darkest Of Days Version 1.06
Defense Gird Version 1.02
Europa Universalis: Rome Version 1.04
Europa Universalis 3 Complete Version 1.05
Europa Universalis 3: Divine Wind Version 1.01
Europa Universalis 3: Heir To The Throne Version 1.04
Flatout 2 Version 1.03
Hearts Of Iron 3 Version 1.08
Hearts Of Iron 3: Semper Fi Version 1.05
ItzaBitza Version 1.1
Majesty 2 Version 1.4
Majesty 2: Battles Of Ardania Version 1.4
Majesty 2: Kingmaker Version 1.4
Majesty 2: Monster Kingdoms Version 1.4
The Abbey Version 1.3
The Chronicles Of Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena Version 1.01
Victoria 2 Version 1.04
X3 Reunion Version 2.52
X3 Terran Conflict Version 3.16
Head over to the page below for more information.

Virtual Programming Lion Updates
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Hard Rock Racing Comes To Macgamestore
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Macgamestore.com has added Hard Rock Racing to its list of digital download titles available for sale. The racing title features a combination of high speed racing and vehicular combat across 40 race tracks, and includes both single and multiplayer action.

Hard Rock Racing is a fast paced and action packed combat car racing game for your Mac. Awesome car physics, homing missiles, proximity mines, insane explosions, single- and multiplayer modes and great hard rock music will give you a racing experience like never before.

The game takes place in a huge virtual city and features 40 race tracks separated in circuit races (round tracks with 5 laps) and sprint races (A to B races). Beside circuit and sprint races there’s also a free driving mode where you can explore the city without any time limits, but fully equipped with weapons. Hard Rock Racing is different than any other racing game - it has a fantastic mixture of tracks where you need your weapons to win the race by shooting and bombing your opponents right from the track, but also insane high speed tracks where it is mostly down to great driving ability needed to win the track. Select yourself which tracks you like most!

In Hard Rock Racing you get rewarded with in-game cash for nearly every action you do in a race . You receive cash for crashing other cars, for explosions caused by your missiles and mines that affect other cars, for jumping over epic ramps and getting airtime cash, for driving best laps and best race times as well as for winning the top ranks in a race. Use that in-game cash to unlock tracks and race modes.

All tracks can be raced in 4 difficulty modes ranging from easy to medium over to hard and finally the insane mode. That means to master all tracks in all modes you need to race and win 160 races! But don’t worry, if you can’t win a track in a regular race and tried 3 times to race it, you can just buy the unlocking of the track to continue to the next race. This allows all players - from beginners to experts - to master all cups and tracks in all difficulty modes.

But Hard Rock Racing does not only feature a great singleplayer experience, the game has also multiplayer built in. Race with you friends (or foes) online or in a LAN and shoot their cars with your missiles and bomb them off the track with your proximity mines! The following multiplayer game types are available: Free Driving, Circuit Races and Foxhound. Up to 10 human players can play together in a race.

The game runs in any native resolution your Mac offers – in windowed and fullscreen mode. The graphics settings can be adjusted and tweaked in detail to let the game run perfectly on your Mac. Tips for optimizing your graphics settings can be found in the FAQ section on the support website. There you find also a forum to talk to other players and also do matchmaking for online races.

Hard Rock Racing supports the keyboard, Joypads and Joysticks as controller input. Feel free to choose whatever steering method you like most.

Enjoy Hard Rock Racing and see you on the race track!

Hard Rock Racing requires OS X 10.6 or higher and costs $4.99 (USD).

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Brad Cook Examines Doctor Who & Monkey Island 2 SE
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

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 more of those articles with features covering Doctor Who: The Adventure Games and Monkey Island 2 Special Edition. The articles also include interesting commentary from some of those involved in the creation of the games.

“The Secret of Monkey Island is a videogame classic, but Monkey Island 2 is widely considered a masterpiece,” says Craig Derrick, who served as project lead for the Special Edition of that masterpiece. “The Monkey Island 2 storyline expands the mythology of the Monkey Island series in a similar way to how ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ builds on ‘Star Wars.’ There are just more characters, dramatic and humorous situations, places to explore, and puzzles to solve.”

“I really like the world,” adds designer Ron Gilbert, looking back on his formative years at LucasArts and the game that helped him and fellow designers Dave Grossman and Tim Schafer make their mark on the industry. “When you’re first creating something, it’s hard to see how it will all play out, but I was very happy and excited about what came out of the first game and I wanted to jump back into that world.”
Click over to the links below to read more.

Doctor Who Adventure Games Feature
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition Feature
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games

Mac Games News for Thursday, July 21, 2011

Airport Madness 3 Available Now At Macgamestore6:00 AM
City Of Heroes Summer Double XP Weekend6:00 AM
EVE Online Incarna Discussed6:00 AM
StarCraft II Patch 1.3.5 Patch Released6:00 AM
The Sims Medieval Reviewed6:00 AM
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