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Pre-Order Baldur’s Gate II For The Mac, Coming November 15

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Oh, that Baldur, always leaving his Gate open for demons to walk through and attack the world. Silly Baldur.

Developer Beamdog, along with Atari and Overhaul Games, announced pre-purchasing for the upcoming Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, coming to Mac and PC November 15, 2013, and iOS and Android “soon.” The sequel to last year’s successful Baldur’s Gate will run you $24.95 for the full HD resolution and remastered art from the original game, which released in September of 2000, quickly becoming “the most celebrated Dungeon’s & Dragons … game of its time,” currently sitting at a Metacritic score of 95.

There’s a new gameplay trailer, as well, which you can see below.

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Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition Heading To Mac November 15th

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Last year, the classic PC Dungeons & Dragons RPG Baldur’s Gate finally made its way to the Mac in an enhanced port put together by Beamdog Entertainment, and from there, the iPad. We were excited about it at the time, but only because it paved the way for Baldur’s Gate II, which to this day might be the finest PC RPG game ever made. Baldur’s Gate is pretty good, but it hasn’t aged well. Baldur’s Gate II and its expansion, Throne of Bhaal, still hold up.

Time to get psyched, then. Beamdog is bringing Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition to the Mac on November 15. And if history is anything to judge by, an iPad version should follow a few months later.

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Why Businesses Need To Get Better At Finding People Like Steve Jobs

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It’s hard to believe that the man behind the glass-eyed animatronic freak show of Chuck E. Cheese is the same person who founded Atari, and that both these men are the same person who discovered that diamond-in-the-rough, Steve Jobs. But it’s true: Nolan Bushnell incarnates all of his men. And in his most recent book, Finding The Next Steve Jobs, Bushnell talks about his experience finding Steve.

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Patent Troll Lodsys Attacks Another 10 iOS Developers Over In-App Purchases

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Remember Lodsys, the patent troll that began suing a bunch of indie iOS developers back in 2011 over their use of in-app purchases? Well, it’s back to do more trolling. The company has targeted another ten mobile game makers in its latest complaints, which it has been quietly filing in an East Texas court throughout 2013.

The studios named include Gameloft, Walt Disney, BackFlip Studios, and Gamevil.

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Every Retro Gamer Will Want This Atari 2600 iPhone Speaker Dock

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Gorgeous. Etsy shop owner Peter Morris has rejuvenated an old Atari 2600 by turning it into an iPhone speaker dock, replete with 6 equalizer settings, an FM radio and a 3.5mm input jack. It’s one of a kind, but if you get in quick, you can buy it for the pricy-but-still-tempting sum of about $230.

This Week’s Must-Have iOS Games: Jet Set Radio, The Bowling Dead, FIFA 13 & More [Roundup]

This Week’s Must-Have iOS Games: Jet Set Radio, The Bowling Dead, FIFA 13 & More [Roundup]

Kicking off this week’s list of must-have iOS games is Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio, a terrific skating game in which you rollerblade around a fictional city and tag buildings, rival gang members, and more with spray paint. It’s accompanied by Pong World, the first official Pong game for iOS; a massive update to FIFA 13, and more.

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Atari Releases First Official Pong Game For iOS, 40 Years After The Original

Atari Releases First Official Pong Game For iOS, 40 Years After The Original

It’s Pong like you’ve never seen it before.

It’s been 40 years since Atari released the first Pong game, and to celebrate the milestone, the company just released the first official Pong game for iOS. Called Pong World, the title delivers a new way to play the classic arcade game, in addition to a colorful new look and a whole host of new features.

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Atari’s iOS Version Of Outlaw Gets Quite A Facelift 36 Years Later

Atari’s iOS Version Of Outlaw Gets Quite A Facelift 36 Years Later

Can you spot the newer version?

Atari’s released a remake of its 1978 home console classic, Outlaw, which actually saw first life as a light gun game in arcades as early as 1976. Well, Flying Wisdom Studios has developed a new version for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that looks a whole lot better than the original.

Released just last week, the new iOS version of Outlaw eschews the “pong-with-cowboys” style of gaming for a new art style that actually looks like, well, art. It’s still a 2D affair, with various denizens of the wild west sliding across the screen in a virtual shooting gallery.

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Don’t Be Stupid, Steve Jobs Didn’t Steal iOS Bounce-Back From ‘Pong’

Don’t Be Stupid, Steve Jobs Didn’t Steal iOS Bounce-Back From ‘Pong’

Does this look like an iPhone to you?

In a laughable post over at LawPundit, Andis Kaulins makes an argument that Apple’s landmark $1 billion win against Samsung for patent infringement is at least partially bogus.

Why? Because Apple’s patent for bounce-back scrolling isn’t an original idea, but was, in fact, stolen from Pong, a game first released back in 1972. There are just a few problems with this idea…

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iCade’s New 8-Bitty Retro iOS Gaming Controller Is The Cutest Thing We’ve Ever Seen

iCade’s New 8-Bitty Retro iOS Gaming Controller Is The Cutest Thing We’ve Ever Seen

Video games were about 50 times better when I was a kid than they are now. Maybe it was because we had to fill in the 8-bit graphics of Contra with our imaginations, rather than having all the gory beauty envisioned for us like in Modern Warfare 3. We’re big fans of iCade and their efforts to resurrect retro gaming, so when news hit today that they’re coming out with this cute little iOS controller called the iCade 8-Bitty, our news room collectively swooned over the contraption’s ambrosial charm.

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