Medal of Honor: Spearhead Goes Gold
7:58 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story
Late Friday Westlake Interactive, the company in charge of porting Spearhead, the expansion pack for the World War II first-person shooter, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, announced that the pack had gone gold. According to the post on Westlake's web site, the game is currently in duplication.
Here's what Westlake had to say:
Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead has gone Gold! Aspyr has the game in duplication; it should be arriving in stores soon.Medal of Honor: Spearhead features nine expansive single-player levels ranging from behind enemy lines in Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge and the fall of Berlin. The expansion pack also includes over 12 new multiplayer levels including the Arnhem Bridge and the streets of Berlin.
In early April, Aspyr Media, the publisher of Medal of Honor and its expansion pack, released a multiplayer-only demo of Spearhead. The demo is available on our sister-site, Macgamefiles.com.
Medal of Honor: Spearhead is available for pre-order through the Aspyr store as well as the IMG Store.
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IMG Reviews Orbz 2.0
2:18 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story
IMG has posted a review of Orbz 2.0, the second game powered by GarageGames' low-cost Torque 3D game engine.
Here's a clip from the review:
Set in a colourful, low-poly environment reminiscent of Nintendo's Mario franchise, gameplay consists of shooting bright electric balls around fourteen playing courses, knocking off targets in a race against time, AI-controlled players called Botz, or up to nine other human players, either competing over the internet or a local area network.Be sure to check out the review by following the link below.
IMG Review: Orbz 2.0
Beginning on a large blue floating pad, players use a point-and-power style aiming system to knock their balls (or Orbz) around the course, similar to the aiming set-ups used in most computer golf or pool games. Numerous star-shaped targets litter the course and can either be found in easy-to reach, wide open spaces, or crammed in hard-to-get corners of the miscellaneous architectural details that define the style of the course. The positioning of the targets indicate their points value - yellow and orange targets being the easier to reach and the lowest scoring targets, while the more valuable red and purple stars require greater skill and strategy to find.
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Enigmo Update Released [Updated]
2:15 PM | Johan Hansén | Comment on this story
Pangea Software has released a new update to their highly addictive puzzle game Enigmo. Version 1.1 adds the option to play the game in a window in OS X. It also addresses a problem with mouse sensitivity in OS 9 and adds the possibility to double-click on a saved game file to start Enigmo with it playing.
The new version of Enigmo is available to download from Macgamefiles.com; click on the link below to get to the download page. Also don't forget that there is an Enigmo Custom Game File contest going on, with an iPod as the grand prize. The goal is simply to create the best possible custom game file.
The contest is open until the 1st of July, and more information is available at the official contest page.
Update: Pangea Software has released another update to Enigmo, bringing it up to version 1.1.1. Here's what's included in the new version:1.1.1 Internal modifications for the retail CD release. Minor bug fixes. Now supports monitors with 1920x1200 resolution (Cinema Display). Added Swedish localization.
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MacSoft Ships Dungeon Siege
1:41 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story
MacSoft today announced that it has begun shipping Dungeon Siege, the long-awaited RPG. Dungeon Siege was created by Gas Powered Games and published for the Windows platform by Microsoft Corp. The Macintosh version was converted to the Mac by Westlake Interactive.
Here's more from the official press release:
Dungeon Siege is a Fantasy Role-Playing game with an emphasis on combat and action. It is set in a gigantic, continuous, fully 3D world that truly extends in all directions. Players journey from secret underground lairs to towering mountains without ever stopping to watch a loading screen. Players can travel alone or assemble a party of up to eight cohorts.Here's the official system requirements:
Dungeon Siege provides a very rich multiplayer experience. Human players can become companions in a traveling party and compete head-to-head against other human opponents. Players can play over a local area network or the Internet. Dungeon siege includes full support for the GameRanger game-matching service.
Macintosh computer with a 450Mhz or faster processor
OSX (v10.1.5 or higher)
16MB video card
For those of you who pre-ordered the game through the IMG Store, expect your copy to be shipped out as early as tomorrow. IMG will be posting a review of Dungeon Siege shortly. In the meantime, be sure to check out our preview of Dungeon Siege.
IMG Preview: Dungeon Siege
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Earth 2140 Carbonized for OS X
6:00 AM | Galen Wiley | Comment on this story
Multi-platform German game house epic interactive has released a carbonized patch for their futuristic strategy title, Earth 2140. With the patch, owners of Earth 2140 will be able to play the game under Apple's latest operating system, Mac OS X. Here's the official word from epic:
In the download area you will find OSX Updates for our real time strategy game EARTH 2140. There are seperate archives for the english and the french version of the game available.You can download the latest patch of Earth 2140 from the link below. Be sure to check out the official Earth 2140 website for more information.
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Quicksilver Talks MOO3 on The Gamesome Mac
6:00 AM | Sean Smith | Comment on this story
On tonight's broadcast of The Gamesome Mac, the weekly Mac gaming radio program, hosts Sean Smith and Omaha Sternberg talk with Bill Fisher, president of Quicksilver Software, about the development of Master of Orion III, the latest in the acclaimed series of strategy games of galactic domination.
Sean and Omaha will also offer Mac gaming news, reviews, and commentary, and together with their guest will take questions from listeners in The Gamesome Mac's live chat room.
The Gamesome Mac can be heard live on MacRadio.com from 6 to 8 pm Pacific Time, 9 to 11 pm Eastern (Tuesday from 0100 to 0300 UTC), and on demand thereafter. You can tune in at The Gamesome Mac's web page, where you'll also find archives of past broadcasts. QuickTime 5 or 6 and a 28 kbps or faster Internet connection are required.
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ThinkTanks Released, Demo Available
6:00 AM | Johan Hansén | Comment on this story
GarageGames has released the tank combat game ThinkTanks by BraveTree Productions for Mac OS X. The title features gameplay powered by GarageGames' Torque engine, and includes both solo and online game modes. The game will be available for PC and Linux platforms as well, but at the moment only the Macintosh version is available.
Here's more about the game:
Drive one of three tanks: light, medium and heavy. The light tank is quick, but with weaker armor. The heavy tank is an armored beast with a honkin´ weapon, and the medium tank is the best of both worlds. All the tanks can use weapon powerups, which give extra-special shots, and are just the thing for getting out of tight spots and racking up points. In addition to super-speed and area-effect projectiles, there are bounce back projectiles that bounce and skitter across the terrain and explode with deadly effect when they are near another tank.There is a demo of ThinkTanks available for download at Macgamefiles.com. IMG Pro subscribers can also download their copy of the demo from the Hot Downloads section.
The full game is available to purchase from GarageGames' site for $19.95. The full game includes all 3 tank types, more levels and uninterrupted online play. If you want more information about game, head over to the official ThinkTanks site.
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Tribes: Vengeance to Use Unreal Engine
6:00 AM | Scott Turner | Comment on this story
At a recent press event, Sierra unveiled the next installment of their long running game series, Tribes. The newest game, according to Sierra, will be developed by Irrational Games and will be titled Tribes: Vengeance.
Both companies are already hyping the title and boast that the game will not only feature Tribes' famous team and FFA multiplayer aspect, but a singleplayer experience that will be "unlike anything anyone has ever seen in a videogame."
Here's a clip of the press release:
In Tribes: Vengeance’s single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects.The important part out of all that for Mac gamers is that the game will be opting for a modified Unreal engine. Though Sierra notes the game is curently planned "only for PCs," using the engine obviously increases the chances of a Mac port. It should also be noted that Irrational Games is responsible Freedom Force, another title currently available for the Mac.
Stay tuned to IMG for any new information on seeing the possibility of Tribes: Vengeance coming to the platform.
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