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Battlefield 1942 MP Demo Coming Soon
8:49 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

A long-awaited multiplayer demo of Battlefield 1942 is due out sometime tomorrow. Back in September Aspyr released a single-player demo of the game but due to technical online hurdles, the multiplayer demo was delayed until the engineers could get a multiplayer demo to work on GameRanger. Mac gamers who haven't yet purchased Battlefield 1942 and would like a taste of the great multiplayer gameplay in Battlefield 1942 will definately want to check out the demo once released.

The demo will be released on Macgamefiles.com. Since this is a large demo (over 300 MB), Mac gamers will be encouraged to download the demo via Bittorrent once the demo is available. Those of you familiar with Bittorrent and would like to help "seed" the demo via Bittorrent come tomorrow should contact tuncer@insidemacgames.com. A fast internet connection is required (DSL, cable modem, etc).

Stay tuned to IMG for more details.

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IMG Store: Bionicle In Stock
2:46 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The IMG Store is now shipping Feral's Bionicle: The Game. The game is available for $39.95.

Based on LEGO's most successful toy of recent years, BIONICLE is a fast-paced action adventure game of good versus evil. BIONICLE is infused with a rich mixture of combat, exploration, collection, puzzle-solving and all sorts of platformer fun, such as lava-surfing, vine swinging, underwater swimming, snowboarding and good old battles with the enemy.

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Mah Jong Solitaire 2 3D Released
10:54 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

BoneHead Projects has released a new version of their popular tile matching game, Mah Jong Solitaire 2 3D. The update brings the game to version 2.00, and includes the following list of changes and improvements:

  • Multiple background transition effects
  • Modified tileset format so the back of the cartoon animals tileset matches
  • Revamped memory mode in 3D
  • New Undo system. Records shuffles, handles tile pickup mode properly
  • Starts up in 3D on fast machines by default now
  • Particle Effect system installed
  • 2 Extra layouts
  • Fixed bug where a tile would end up half shaded in shade by level in 2D, thanks Craig Crossman
  • Mah Jong Solitaire 2 3D boasts an impressive list of features.
    Head over to Macgamefiles to download the new version, and check out BoneHead Projects' website for more information on the game.

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    PomPom Updates Space Tripper
    8:49 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

    PomPom has released a small update to Space Tripper. Now at version 1.84, the update corrects a delayed input problem some players may have been experiencing.

    SpaceTripper is an arcade shooter that features non-stop action, a 3D engine, and straightfoward shoot everything play mechanics. A demo is available via MacGameFiles for those looking to give it a try.

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    WoW Battlegrounds Preview, Korean Launch
    8:49 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

    Blizzard has posted part 2 of their Battlegrounds preview for World of Warcraft. A concentrated PvP event meant for a large number of players, the Battlegrounds offer a chance to stage epic battles between the Horde and the Alliance.

    Part 2 of the preview discusses some of the tasks players will be faced with. For example, victory conditions for a battle include both the killing of the enemy's general as well as destroying their main base. Standing in the way will be a host of high-level NPC guards, as well as a defensive structure known as a Tower:

    Towers are defensive structures garrisoned by several NPC guards. The garrison is armed with extremely long ranged bows or guns, and can snipe at enemy players from far away. These towers will send volleys of fire at onrushing attackers, softening them up before they crash into the wall of defending enemy players and NPCs.
    Other features discussed include the rebuilding of structures and PvP-related quests that offer various rewards useful in Battlegrounds play.

    In other news, Blizzard recently announced the launch of WoW in Korea.

    "Officially launching World of Warcraft in Korea represents the achievement of a very significant milestone for Blizzard," said Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "The Korean gaming community is extremely important to us, and we believe players in Korea will be pleased when they discover everything that World of Warcraft has to offer."
    As with the European launch, the Korean side has a full on-site support team as well as a translated client.

    WoW - Battlegrounds Preview, Part 2
    Blizzard PR - Blizzard Entertainment Announces WoW Korean Release Date
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    Mac Games News for Tuesday, January 18, 2005

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    Sigma Chess HIARCS Released8:22 AM
    UT2004 Master Server Downtime8:22 AM
    VP: Savage, Hearts of Iron 2 Announced8:22 AM
     
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