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Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar

Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is an upcoming fantasy role-playing game for OS X, Windows, and Linux. Combining a variety of gameplay elements from RPGs, strategy, and roguelikes, it creates an exciting and frantic game revolving around automated combat.

Review: Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Welcome to the shiny new Mac edition of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Yes, now the Mac crowd can play the newly reimagined version of this old ’90s chestnut. The premise is still the same—the wicked witch (Mizrabel) has captured Minnie and plans to drain her youth. Your job as Mickey is, of course, to rescue Minnie, so you better start running.

Free Webinar for Adobe Add-ons

One of the big changes that came with the Creative Cloud 2014 was the demise of the Adobe Extension Manager, now replaced by Adobe add-ons. If you are at all interested in learning more about Adobe Add-ons—how to create them or use them—the Add-ons team is holding their first webinar on July 30th.

Review: Dreamweaver CC-2014 skews towards designers

With the newly released Dreamweaver CC-2014, Adobe is making things easier for designers while at the same time providing some limited advancements for developers. This change may not go down so well with developers who work, live, and breath code. But for Designers who wish to have the power of Dreamweaver without having to stare at code, this may be a sigh of relief.

Castle of Illusion appears on Macs this Thursday

You’ve heard of Disney’s Marvel Comics, Disney’s Star Wars and Disney’s The Muppets, but have you ever heard of Disney’s Mickey Mouse? Dude, I’m totally serious! Disney has this cartoon mouse character, and this cartoon mouse character has a game called Castle of Illusion that Feral Interactive is releasing for OS X on Thursday, July 24th.

Help London by trapping ghosts in GhostControl Inc.

GhostControl, Inc. is a turn-based strategy and team management game where you hunt ghosts in London with high-tech gadgets. The game was recently updated to v2.0 with over 50 new features, and is available now on Steam for OS X, Windows, and Linux.

The Bridge is part MC Escher’s doodles, part side scroller, and all addicting

The Bridge is a little bit sketchbook, a little bit MC Escher, a little bit crazy. It’s sort of a sideways scroller, but there are two twists that make the game particularly notable. First, you don’t really control the character so much as you control the whole world. Second, the entire three dimensional world has been flattened into two impossible dimensions, leaving you to figure out how to navigate not only your character, but also manipulate objects both good and bad.

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.6RC is now available

If you have a new camera or new lens that isn’t currently covered by Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), release candidate 8.6 is now available in Adobe Labs for use by Photoshop CS6-CC-CC(2014) and Lightroom 5. However, be aware that ACR 8.6 is no longer supported on Mac OS 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Windows XP, or Windows Vista. If you are still using those OSes, stick to what you have.

Apple improves iCloud security with extra encryption

Most cloud services providers have been boosting their security with the intent of warding off the NSA and other malicious groups. The same thing is happening with Apple and iCloud, as encryption for iCloud expands to protect file transfers from the sender all the way to the receiver. Though the receiver must be using an email client that supports TLS encryption, this update does improve security for most users.

Deponia – The Complete Journey brings the trilogy together

Deponia – The Complete Journey comprises Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, and Goodbye Deponia in one complete game experience for OS X, Windows, and Linux. One new addition is the graphic quest log, which will not only be a very helpful feature to point and click adventure newbies, but also gives new useful information for seasoned fans of Deponia.

Review: Tales From the Dragon Mountain 2: The Lair

Mina’s back and ready to take on Strix once more—even in his own lair. Tales From the Dragon Mountain 2: The Lair takes you through village and mountain to find Strix’s lair so you can take another try at ending the wrinkly old menace.

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Adobe’s Creative Cloud is still evolving, for better and worse

Adobe is now branding/naming their software on an annual basis. Thus, this years updates will be CC-2014, and it’s safe to assume that subsequent releases will be CC-2015, CC-2016, etc. This is important because some of the software is radically changing, most specifically Photoshop.