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Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition Coming This Spring
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive today announced that the historical strategy game Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition is scheduled to be released on the Mac this Spring. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, the game is the latest Mac installment of the Total War series to be launched by Feral Interactive and follows the hugely successful Empire: Total War - Gold Edition.

"The Napoleonic wars are an inspired setting for a Total War game," said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. "The historical narrative and the introduction of attrition brings additional elements of realism to a fantastic series."

Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition is a sophisticated combination of real-time battle tactics and turn-based political strategy that immerses players in a meticulous re-creation of the Napoleonic Wars that wracked Europe in the early 19th century.

The game gives players the choice to either command Napoleon's Grande Armée and attempt to surpass the achievements of the Little Corporal himself, or else to lead one of the Four Great Powers: Great Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia allied against him. In "Napoleon's Campaigns" and the "Campaigns of the Coalition", players must combine political cunning with military endeavor in order to lead their nation to victory across the campaign maps of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

In addition to the campaign modes, Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition features "Napoleon's Battles", where players can fight famous battles such as Austerlitz, Trafalgar and Waterloo in the same conditions faced by Napoleon.

The Mac version of Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition comprises the base game and all the game updates, improvements and downloadable content, including The Peninsula Campaign, which sees Napoleon battle for control of the Iberian Peninsula against the allied forces of Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal. It also includes three unit packs, the Imperial Eagle Pack, the Coalition Battle Pack and the Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars Pack.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 GHZ Processor
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 22 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB Graphics Card
  • Multi-Button Mouse
A trailer for Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition is available now on Feral's YouTube channel.

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Dawnstar Brings Outer Space Roleplaying To MGS
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Wraith Entertainment's Dawnstar is now available for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The sci-fi roleplaying game puts players in the spacesuit of a hot shot space ace, hired to help reign in the lawless chaos of the Dawnstar sector.

Fear, desperation, and organized crime dominate Dawnstar, the lawless sector of the galaxy. A cold war between the major mafias has erupted into a massive battle royal where the ultimate prize is complete control of Dawnstar. As a hot shot pilot, you're hired to help reign in the chaos ravaging the sector. You'll be provided opportunities to transcend the chaos or exploit it and position yourself as the next major Mafioso. However, you quickly learn that there are other forces at play that may have doomed your mission before it even began.


  • Free Flight Gameplay
  • Endless loot-driven gameplay.
  • 20+ Storyline Missions.
  • 20+ World zones to explore, battle and trade in.
  • Make choices that impact the story and your relationships with your companions.
  • Open World environment with randomly generated side missions and levels.
  • Thousands of different pieces of equipment to customize your ship with.
  • Co-op based multiplayer. Play with up to 4 of your friends in an open world environment.
  • Use special abilities like Singularity to snare your enemies or Drones to join you during intense dog fights.
  • A few Cinematic On Rail Events.
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 2 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 128 MB VRAM
Dawnstar is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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The Success Of The Walking Dead
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

GamesIndustry has posted an interview with Telltale Games' Dan Connors and Kevin Boyle about the company's The Walking Dead episodic game series. Based on the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman, the adventure follows the story of a band of zombie apocalypse survivors. Each episode following the first is uniquely tailored to the choices players made in previous installments.

After a year laden with discussions of violence in video games The Walking Dead feels refreshing, even vital. Here, the violence is fraught, desperate, messy, occasionally sombre, but never fun. It isn't the first time that a game has attempted to attach more than a burst of adrenaline to its bursts of mayhem - Bioshock springs to mind, as does Spec Ops: The Line - but generally speaking they are isolated moments shrouded in hour upon hour of consequence-free slaughter. The Walking Dead, on the other hand, never once falters in its intent to keep violence "in its proper place," and for that reason alone it is remarkable. One can only hope that it's queued up and ready to download on Joe Biden's Steam account.

"It's really at the core of what we're doing," says Boyle. "It's not in addition to a series of other mechanics. That was the thing that we wanted to get across. It's centre stage in the game.

"It's about the emotional response to the storytelling and the interactivity as opposed to the visceral response and the surge of adrenaline. That's not very well explored [in games], and that's really what we were setting out to do. That's the opportunity. That's where The Walking Dead's power lies."

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Cities In Motion 2 Trailer Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Paradox Interactive recently unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming Cities in Motion 2. Building and expanding on the original Cities in Motion transit simulation game, Cities in Motion 2 offers a variety of new features, including the addition of both co-operative and competitive multiplayer modes. The publisher intends to release the game in the second quarter of 2013.

Cities in Motion 2 gives players full control of their own transit empire as they utilize a wide variety of transportation vehicles to create the most effective transit system possible. Offering a bus load of new features, including day and night cycles and multiplayer modes, Cities in Motion 2 also introduces dynamic cities—as transit is built, urban sprawl will expand or depreciate based on the affordability of transit and the needs of each unique city’s inhabitants. From the scheduling of timetables to the adjustment of fares, transportation enthusiasts will be able to tweak a wide variety of options to provide for the demands of their population. Just remember: if transit is running late, you have no one to blame but yourself.
Check out the trailer at the link below.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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