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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Build Your Own Arcade Kit
10:19 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

X-Arcade, makers of various Arcade related products, recently released what they call the Build Your Own Arcade Kit. The kit allows you to basically build an arcade out of existing hardware, such as a PC or Mac. Here's a full description:

Effortlessly recreate the classic arcade experience with an X-Arcade™ as the brains of your unit. Designed to meet the demands of Arcade Enthusiasts, the X-Arcade Build Your Own Arcade kit exhibits master craftsmanship with uncompromising attention to detail and quality. The electronics in this kit are used in the award winning X-Arcade™ Joystick and are the industry's only DIY kits that work with PC, Mac and any game console (adapters sold separately for $19.95)
For more information, or to order a kit, follow the links provided below.

Build Your Own Arcade Kit

IMG Announces Developer Journals
1:45 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

IMG is pleased to announce a new feature at IMG that we hope will provide Mac gamers with a bit more insight on what goes into Macintosh game development. Entitled "Developer Journals", Mac game developers will be posting progress reports and other interesting tidbits on new Macinotsh games. When the articles are posted, IMG will post a news item to let our readers know about the new post.

Our very first entry is by Aspyr's Duane Johnson, who is currently working on the Mac version of Wideload's Stubbs The Zombie. To check it out, follow the link below.

We also invite other Macintosh game developers to sign up for a free account to the developer journals. Keep in mind we will only be handing them out to Mac game developers.

IMG: Developer Journals

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IMG Reviews MTX: Mototrax
11:03 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

IMG has posted a review of MTX: Mototrax, the recently-released motocross game from Aspyr Media. Here's a clip from the review:

The Career mode takes place in the "real" world of extreme motocross. You start off with a manager who will get you put into different events throughout the country, based on how well you do in previous events. Sponsors will eventually sign on, and that's where you will start to make the real money for winning. You will make alliances with other racing teams, and as you win more races, you will eventually be able to upgrade your bike to more powerful models.
To check out the entire review, please follow the link below.

IMG Review: MTX: Mototrax
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MTX: Mototrax
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Spiderweb Sale Ends Today
10:51 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

Fans of Spiderweb Software's unique RPG games should be happy to hear that all of their games are currently on sale for 10% off. But the sale ends today:

Sale Is Almost Over! - If you want to take advantage of our ten percent off sale, you only have a short time left. For the entire month of November, everything we sell is 10% off.
For those unfamiliar with Spiderweb games, they are makers of various high-quality shareware games, mostly of the Role-Playing variety. Some of their classics include the Exile series, Genoforge, and Nethergate. For more information, or to order some of their games, follow the provided links below.

Spiderweb Sale Ends Today

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X-Plane 8 Updated
10:19 AM | Conrad Quilty-Harper | Comment on this story

Laminar Research has released an update for its most important project, X-Plane. This update is the first public update since the release of X-Plane 8.01 (version 8 was never officially released). According to Austin Meyer, the creator of X-Plane, this update has several major performance improvements.

Here's what Austin had to say about the update on the X-Plane site:


Lower load times, lower RAM requirements, and higher frame-rates.

Compared to 8.01, load times are DOWN by about 10%
Compared to 8.01, framerate is UP by about 75%! (not a typo! this is on a G5)
Compared to 8.01, RAM use is DOWN by about 10%

The full 216MB download for X-Plane version 8.02 beta 1 is available at on the link below.

Laminar Research
X-Plane 8
X-Plane Version 8.02 beta 1
Buy X-Plane 8

Mac Games News for Monday, November 29, 2004

Ambrosia Updates Apeiron For OS X9:33 AM
Zero Hour Hits Alpha, The Sims 2 at First Playable9:18 AM
Aspyr Ships Call of Duty: United Offensive8:26 AM
Repost: IMG Posts World of Warcraft Beginner's Guide7:59 AM
Duke Nukem 3D For OS X Released7:40 AM
Serious Game Summit Overview7:40 AM
The Gamesome Mac Talks Vendetta Online7:40 AM
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