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Massive Assault Demo Released
10:20 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Virtual Programming has released a demo of Massive Assault, a 3D turn-based strategy game. The demo, which weighs in at a little over 140 MB, is available for download from Macgamefiles.com. For faster downloads, IMG Pro users can used their Hot Downloads page to download the demo off their exclusive server.

Here's a bit more info on the game:

Take the command of the "Free Nations Union (F.N.U.)" and defeat the secret alliance "Phantom League" on one of 6 distant planets. The war for global domination will unroll on continents, at sea and in the air. Lead your divisions, fleets and air squadrons against those, who dared threaten our freedom and democracy!

The game utilizes Wargaming.net's high-performance 3D engine giving revolutionary look and feel to turn based global-scale games. The gameplay is smooth and easy-to-learn.

The game contains original political system, preserving the intrigue throughout the whole war. Each side has a bunch of allied countries, unknown to the enemy. Secret allies can disclose and provide troops at any moment, surprisingly shifting the power balance in particular region.

To download the demo, please follow the links below.

In a related story, the IMG Store now has Massive Assault in stock. It is available for $39.95.

Massive Assault
MGF: Massive Assault Demo
IMG Pro: Hot Downloads
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IMG Store: Splinter Cell, Massive Assault Now Available
1:47 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The IMG Store has begun shipping three new Macintosh games including Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell ($39.95), Massive Assault ($39.95) and Airburst Extreme ($29.95). All three are in stock and shipping.

For more information on these titles, please follow the links below.

IMG Store: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
IMG Store: Massive Assault
IMG Store: Airburst Extreme



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Close Combat: First to Fight Q&A Session
9:05 AM | Conrad Quilty-Harper | Comment on this story

TotalVideoGames.com has posted a Q&A of the upcoming realism based FPS; Close Combat: First to Fight. Close Combat is being developed simultaneously on Mac, PC and Xbox platforms and is scheduled for release later this year. First to Fight will place players in a team-based first-person-shooter world created under the guidance of active-duty United States Marines. The Q&A details many in-game features like team control and a working psychology model.

Here's a section from the feature:

First to Fight will use Marine Ready-Team-Fire-Assist tactics. This is a system of formations, movements, and tactics that makes a Marine fire team truly lethal, and it gives the fire team 360-degree security in intersections, stairways, etc. It is implemented in First to Fight the same way Marines are doing it, right now, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) will also be available in the game, just as they are available to Marines in the battlefield. The Marines are never alone on the battlefield; they can call in tanks, armoured assault vehicles, Cobra gunships, mortar attacks, and more against enemy targets.

Read the full feature below to learn more about the innovative gameplay features coming our way.

Close Combat: First to Fight Q&A
Close Combat: First to Fight
Atomic Games
MacSoft
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New Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo Features New Maps & More
9:05 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Amidst all the Unreal Tournament 2004 news that's been making the headlines here at IMG over the past seven days, we've neglected to bring to your attention that a new version of the Unreal Tournament 2004 demo is now available, complete with support for new game types, new maps, and new features. Bad news editors. Bad.

Version 3334 of the demo includes all the bug fixes and technical changes included with the latest version of the full retail version of the game. The new version of the demo now also contains two new maps - the Onslaught Primeval map, as well as the revered Capture The Flag FaceClassic, a direct translation of the popular UT '99 CTF map.

The new demo, weighing in at just over 200 MB, now also includes support for the instagib CTF game type, and has been patched so that demo servers are now compatible with the full version clients. In plain english: owners of the full retail version can hop onto computers hosting the demo.

The new demo of the popular online first person shooter is available over at IMG's sister site MacGameFiles, and is available through the links below, while the full version is available over at the IMG Store for $39.95 USD:

Download The New UT2004 Demo
Digital Extremes
MacSoft
Epic Games
Unreal Tournament 2004
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Pow Pow to Include Free Game Pad
9:05 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

The developers over at Outside The Box Software are offering an unusual special offer to gamers who pre-order a copy of their upcoming 3D platform game Pow Pow's Great Adventure. While supplies last, anyone pre-ordering the console-type game will receive a free Thurstmaster FireStorm Digital 3 Gamepad.

The side-scroller charges players with the responsibility of navigating Pow Pow, the game's protagonist, across 30 different levels spread across six unique and different worlds in an attempt to re-unite him with his girlfriend Mai Mei. The game uses a unique blend of hand drawn animation and 3D graphic, immersing traditional two dimensional gameplay into immersive 3D environments.

Pow Pow's Great Adventure, which was first announced back in July of this year, is expected to be ready by the end of October. Both the Mac and Windows version of the title are currently priced at $29.95 USD; the game will be available both as a boxed version and paid download. Anyone pre-ordering the game will also receive as an added bonus a free gamepad with which to experience the game's "classic console"-type of gameplay. Check out the developer's website, the game's screenshots and two gameplay Quicktimes by clicking on the link below:

Pow Pow's Great Adventure
Outside The Box Software



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Shadowbane: Throne Of Oblivion Beta Begins
9:04 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Wolfpack Studios have noted on their news site that the next expansion pack for their popular MMORPG, Shadowbane: Throne Of Oblivion has started the beta test, and appears to be on track for their November 30th release.

The Throne Of Oblivion expansion pack adds a number of new features, new races, like the highly-anticipated Vampire characters, and new classes, including the Necromancer and Nigthstalker classes, to existing Shadowbane gameplay. Once available, the expansion pack is expected to retail for $19.99 USD.

Prospective beta testers who have signed the company's electronic non-disclosure agreement should check their emails for instructions on how to access the Throne of Oblivion Forums and Beta Client.

We'll keep you informed on the progress of the new update as information becomes available. Players wanting to check out the title for themselves can order their own copy of the game for the low price of $9.95 from the IMG Store - click on the link below.

Throne Of Oblivion Beta Begins
Ubisoft
Wolfpack Studios
Shadowbane


Mac Games News for Wednesday, September 29, 2004

IMG Reviews SimCity 4: Rush Hour11:11 AM
Aspyr: Splinter Cell Ships, Athena Sword At Beta9:21 AM
Aspern 1809 Released7:43 AM
ATI Releases Remote Wonder 1.5 Software7:19 AM
Celtic Kings Takes the Throne for OS X7:19 AM
Hollow Ground Updated7:19 AM
 
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