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Monday, November 10, 2014

Combat Mission: Black Sea Announced
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Battlefront.com recently announced its newest modern ground warfare simulation: Combat Mission - Black Sea. The new game depicts a fictional 2017 conflict between NATO and Russia in Ukraine. CM: BS features amphibious vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, electronic warfare, active protection systems, airburst munitions, surface-to-air missiles, and expanded soldier night vision systems.

Combat Mission: Black Sea includes the following new or enhanced features. These are just major new features. The list of tweaks and smaller changes to the simulation of modern equipment are too numerous to list here.

Note: Black Sea uses Version 3 of the Combat Mission game engine. Consequently new features are focused on bringing our modern equipment up to date as opposed to general engine changes.

Amphibious vehicles

    Water is no longer an obstacle! Most Russian and Ukrainian vehicles are now capable of swimming across the surface of water obstacles, giving them enhanced tactical utility
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
    The time of the combat drone is here. Available as a special type of air support for United States and Russian forces, the UAV is a game changer on the modern battlefield. From the toy-like hand launched RQ-11B Ravens to the lethal MQ-1C Gray Eagle, UAVs will prowl the skies of Combat Mission battlefields while they search for the enemy.
Electronic Warfare
    Don't want modern radio and satellite communications nets for your scenario? Shut them down! A new scenario environmental setting that simulates electronic warfare attacks allows you to degrade or completely disable electronic communications, forcing even Information Age forces to communicate without the benefit of modern technology.
Precision Artillery
    Your fire support is now a surgical tool. Laser and GPS-guided artillery munitions allow most off-map artillery support and 120mm mortars to shoot precise single round fire missions, with a high probability of a direct hit on enemy vehicles, buildings, or defensive positions. For extra effectiveness, pair precision artillery with UAVs roaming the enemy's rear area.
Active Protection Systems
    As weapon systems have become more sophisticated in order to destroy combat vehicles, so too have the defense systems designed to defeat them. Combat Mission: Black Sea features a variety of activate protection systems that detect and defeat incoming projectiles before they even have a chance to strike their target. Trophy, Arena, and Zaslon active protection systems protect some tanks and infantry fighting vehicles from weapons such as rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank guided missiles.
Airburst Munitions
    High explosive shells fired from many ground weapons are now even deadlier thanks to their ability to airburst directly above the target, or even just behind cover such as a wall or building window! This capability is possible due to the proliferation of integrated laser rangefinders, targeting computers, and programmable munitions. Airburst capability is available at the squad level to United States rifle squads in the form of the M25 CDTE (nicknamed the "Punisher") as well as to vehicles such as Abrams tanks, and Russian vehicles such as the BMP-3, BTR-82A, and T-90AM.
Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs)
    Combat Mission: Red Thunder introduced anti-air capability to the game. This features continues in Combat Mission: Black Sea with the addition of SAM units capable of denying your enemy his UAV or air support. Systems included in the initial release are the Stinger, Igla, Igla-S, 9K35 Strela-10M3, and Tunguska.
Expanded Soldier Night Vision Systems
    Darkness is not the impediment to combat that it once was. Individual night vision gear for soldiers has proliferated rapidly in recent years. United States soldiers are equipped with the state-of-the-art AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG), a device that fuses night vision and thermal imaging systems, while their weapons are equipped with more lightweight thermal imagers. Russian and Ukrainian troops can be equipped with both monocular night vision goggles and weapon-mounted night vision sights. What's more, these night vision systems are now automatically equipped in low light conditions!
Major Formations:
    The initial release of Combat Mission: Black Sea depicts the following brigade unit types:
    • United States Army infantry, armored, and stryker brigade combat teams.
    • Russian Ground Forces motor rifle and tank brigades.
    • Ukrainian Ground Forces mechanized infantry and armored brigades.
    • Future expansions of Black Sea will add more Russian and NATO forces!
You can PRE-ORDER Combat Mission - Black Sea now!!

You pay now and will receive the product once it's released. You get:

  • Immediate download upon release including early notification by email

  • Tin Case Special Edition and DVD by mail (the tin case holds up to 4 discs, great for all the follow-up modules ;)

  • printed manual

  • A saving of $10 for the "Download&Mail" option vs. ordering after release
Combat Mission: Black Sea is available to pre-order now. Check out the link below for more information.

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Valve Complete Pack Available At MGS
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The Valve Complete Pack from Valve Software is available now for purchase from Mac Game Store. The compilation combines all the classic games fans have come to love, including Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, and Counter-Strike.

The Valve Complete Pack contains all classic Valve games including hits such as Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, and more!

This pack contains:

  • Counter-Strike
  • Team Fortress Classic
  • Day of Defeat
  • Deathmatch Classic
  • Half-Life: Opposing Force
  • Ricochet
  • Half-Life
  • Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
  • Half-Life: Blue Shift
  • Half-Life 2
  • Counter-Strike: Source
  • Half-Life: Source
  • Day of Defeat: Source
  • Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
  • Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
  • Half-Life 2: Episode One
  • Half-Life Deathmatch: Source
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Portal
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Portal 2
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 8 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
The Valve Complete Pack is available now for $49.99 (USD), a savings of 50%.

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Catch Criminals In Crime Solitaire 2: The Smoking Gun
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Desktop Gaming Ltd.'s Crime Solitaire 2: The Smoking Gun is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The card game combines classic solitaire mechanics with a story involving a bungling detective's attempts to track down a criminal and his associates.

Evergreen Heights, 1935. The city is in the grip of its biggest crime wave since...well, the last one.

As bungling detective Max Stone, explore a criminal underworld teeming with mobsters, criminals, crooks, thugs, thieves, bankers and lawyers, and more puns than you ever thought possible. Meet crazy characters and enjoy a captivating story mode with slapstick dialogue.

Do you have the grit to hunt down and take down Jimmy Menendez and his boys, in Crime Solitaire 2: The Smoking Gun?


  • Collect over 30 items
  • Also includes Challenge and Five Peaks modes
  • Visit 100+ locations
  • Compete and collect 25+ trophies
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 1.2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 85 MB HD Space
  • 32 MB VRAM
Crime Solitaire 2: The Smoking Gun is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Knights And Merchants HD Comes To Mac Game Store
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Knights and Merchants HD from TopWare Interactive is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. Based on the Anglo-Saxon period, 1200 A.D., the strategy game recreates the era of the Middle Ages. K&DHD includes two campaigns spanning 34 missions, a skirmish mode, 10 multiplayer maps, 25 types of buildings, and more than a dozen unit types.

KNIGHTS and MERCHANTS recreates the era of the Middle Ages. Apart from the purely fictitious geography of our world, all game elements and scenes are based on the Anglo-Saxon period, 1200 A.D. And we haven't used imaginary elements like fabled creatures, either. The player takes on the role of an ordinary captain in the Palace Guard. A conspiracy against the king catapults the captain into a situation where he finds himself responsible for the defence of the last royal province. This is all that remains of the shattered kingdom, which has been split into numerous small principalities and fiefdoms. And now even the king himself, ensconced in his capital, is threatened by enemy armies. This is the starting point of your Middle Ages adventure. Now you must win back all those provinces which once belonged to your king.

THE SHATTERED KINGDOM: After many battles, a former kingdom has been divided into many small principalities and earldoms. The king's troops were pushed back into one last royal province, and the rulers of the other provinces waged terrible, destructive wars against one another. The whole land fell into a state of chaos and now the former royal capital itself is under siege by the armies of the rebel lords. You belong to the last remaining group of loyal king's men, and have been commanded to go to the king in view of the imminent attack.

THE PEASANTS REBELLION: Build a prosperous settlement with a complete economy. Arm your troops and meet the enemy on the battle field! Master these tasks and the King’s subjects will be able to live in peace and freedom again.


  • Middle ages simulation and Real-time strategy
  • 2 campaigns "The Shattered Kingdom" and "The Peasants Rebellion" with a total of 34 missions
  • Skirmish Mode and 10 Multiplayer-Maps
  • About 25 different types of buildings
  • More than a dozen different types of characters
  • Over 10 different troop types, including archers, scouts, knights, bowman and barbarians
  • Multiplayer battles with up to 6 players in LAN or through the Internet
  • New Musical Score
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1 GHz Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 500 MB HD Space
  • 32 MB VRAM
Knights and Merchants HD is available now for $6.99 (USD)

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Tropico 5: Join Venture Released
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Tropico 5: Joint Venture, a new DLC for the popular dictator simulation from Kalypso Media Digital, is available now for purchase at Mac Game Store. The add-on for Tropico 5 includes a new stand along scenario, a new building, a new dynasty avatar accessory, a new sandbox map, a new music track, and new voice recordings.

El Presidente is selling out. It’s time for Tropico to start playing in the major league of international franchises. Start by inviting investors and constructing a chain of Fast Food Restaurants all across the island. Do you have the guts to beat the Slow Food competition?


  • New standalone scenario: “Joint Venture” – Beat the Slow Food competition
  • New building: Fast Food Joint – Provides entertainment for citizens and tourists
  • New dynasty avatar accessory: Become a walking act with the McWig
  • New sandbox map: Punta de Refugio
  • New music track and additional voice recordings
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 2 GHz Quad Core Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Requires Tropico 5 to play
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
Tropico 5: Joint Venture is available now for $3.99 (USD).

Tropico 5: Joint Venture

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Mac Game Store Goes Back To Bed
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Surprise Attack's Back To Bed is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The artistic 3D puzzle game features a surreal twist in telling the story of Bob, an unlucky narcoleptic who has a tendency to fall asleep and sleepwalk into the city. Players take control of Bob's subconscious guardian and must protect the sleepwalker from any danger while guiding him back to the safety of his bed.

Back to Bed is an artistic 3D puzzle game with a surreal twist. It tells the story of Bob, an unlucky narcoleptic who has a tendency of falling asleep in his boring office and then proceeding to sleepwalk into the dangers of the big city. Luckily, Bob has a subconscious guardian named Subob, whom spawns from the mind of Bob and whose job it is to protect the sleepwalker from any danger and guide him back to the safety of his bed.

The ever vigilant Subob must guide the constantly sleepwalking Bob on a journey through a series of surreal painting-like cityscapes where the boundary between Bob's dreams and reality have vanished, as Subob is part of Bob's subconsciousness. The result is an artistic dream world that is recognizable, yet totally different from the real world, where many things are not what they seem and dangers to the sleepwalker lurks deeper in.

Unique surreal and artistic game universe
A strange but beautiful dream universe that mixes elements from the real world and the world of dreams to create something unique, surreal and sometimes a bit scary.

Isometric puzzle levels
Navigate detailed 3D puzzles that defy the laws of physics, wherein the player must manipulate the strange environment to create a safe path for Bob and avoid the dangers of the puzzle.

Two characters as one
Play as the embodied subconsciousness, in the form of a small guardian
creature, trying to save its own sleepwalking body from dangers of the the
dream world.

Picturesque visual style
Discover the feeling of playing in a piece of art set in a digital frame. A visual style inspired by hand-painted techniques, surreal art and impossible shapes.

Nightmare mode
Unlock a hard mode of the game, made for those who truly want to test their puzzle solving skills and enjoy thinking many steps ahead, or who are just too stubborn to give up.


  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • 1.8 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 600 MB HD Space
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4850
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    • Intel HD Graphics 3000
Back To Bed is available now for $5.99 (USD).

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