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Hands-on with Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar

Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is a role-playing game set to be released on August 21st for OS X, Windows, and Linux. The game starts with you searching for a magical artifact that can prevent an upcoming catastrophe. After finding it and returning home, you’re accosted by the castle guards and thrown in prison. Thus begins your adventure of finding out just what is wrong with Queen Sijsen and the rest of the kingdom.

Total War: Shogun 2 reaches Mac borders on July 31st

Although I’m still patiently waiting for someone to release a Shogun Warriors game, Feral Interactive has done the Mac community even better with the announcement that the historical strategy game Total War: Shogun 2 for Mac will be released via Steam on Thursday, July 31st, with the Mac App Store version scheduled for release in early August.

Triblaster is a blast from the past, reviewed

BulkyPix takes another trip down memory lane with the shooting gallery game Triblaster. For those who spent some time in the arcades back in the day, Triblaster is an obvious homage to the Atari classic Tempest. Not only are the looks reminiscent of the the original’s vector graphics, but the sounds are straight out of the ’80s. The obvious exception to the throwback design are the really cool looking interstellar background images.

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Hands-on with the OS X Yosemite beta, 24 hours in

Yosemite represents the most drastic Mac OS interface shift since the original OS X Aqua interface with its pinstripes and lickable buttons. I guess it’s appropriate that this version be opened up for beta testing just like its predecessor. Here are my impressions from my first day using the new OS X.

Your weekend GOG.com promo is all about Daedalic

GOG.com supports Linux now. Yeah, I don’t care much either. I mean, I’m happy for Linux users—I like when people of all walks of life get to play the games—but I’m more interested in what GOG.com has to offer Mac gamers. This week, that offering is of particular interest to adventure games; from now through Tuesday, July 29th, GOG.com is offering up to 90% off select adventure games from Daedalic.

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.

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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.