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Virtual Programming Releases KnightShift Demo
9:23 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Virtual Programming has released a demo of KnightShift, which offers the first part of The Long Path to the Throne campaign and a RPG quick mission. KnightShift offers the best of conventional RPG and RTS games in a mystic world, full of fantasy and imagination. The player takes control over heroes, real (funny) or magic characters and leads them to victory and honor.

Set in a living fully three dimensional game environment, KnightShift bewitches your Mac with breathtaking graphics and effects. What this engine shows you today wasn´t seen before in a game - only in some graphic benchmarks and demos.

The unique combination of RTS and RPG elements in the SP campaigns, the hardcore gamer dedicated RPG mode for Single and Multiplayer matches and the unique humor of KnightShift brings real innovation into to days gaming world.

The 431 MB demo is currently being offered as a Bittorrent and regular web-based download through our sister site, Macgamefiles.com.

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Unreal Tournament 3355 Patch Released
12:26 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The latest patch for Unreal Tournament 2004 is now available, bringing the game up to version 3355. The new patch includes the following highlight fixes and changes:

• Mac version no longer requires the DVD to be in the drive to play (but you still need a valid CD key).
• UTV is now supported on Linux and Mac
• Bits of the editor package (NOT UnrealEd!) are now included on Linux and MacOS, which improves mod compatibility.
To download the Mac patch, head over to Macgamefiles.com.

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Cap'n Magneto Returns
11:56 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

If you owned a Macintosh back in 1985, you might remember a game called Capn' Magento. Some 20 years later, Al Evans has re-released the game to work on modern Macs.

Here's more from the press release:

Cap'n Magneto is a comic-book graphic adventure game for the Macintosh. It features plenty of action, fighting, puzzles, surprises, and funny creatures.

In it, you are Captain Lance Magneto, pulled to a crash landing on an alien planet by a strange force from an ancient relic, the Crown Of Control, wielded by an intergalactic pirate called The Menturg. You awaken under an apple tree with only three apples, three small bags of costume jewelry, a rusty oil can, and a strange device with the letter "Z" on it. In the distance to the East, you see the wreckage of your ship. Your mission is to recover the Crown Of Control, find and repair the Menturg's hidden space ship, and escape from the planet.

Cap'n Magneto's outstanding feature is the unequalled richness of interaction with the computer-generated inhabitants of the planet. Thanks to a unique game engine called GameWorld, each kind of creature has its own characteristics of friendliness, bravery, and reliability. Many also have special talents, abilities, and propensities.

Cap'n Magneto has been called "the precursor of the graphic adventure". It was the first adventure game designed specifically for the Macintosh, and the first that could be played entirely without using the keyboard.

Cap'n Magneto is $20 shareware and runs on any PowerPC-based Macintosh running System 7.5 through Mac OS 9.2, and will also run under Mac OS X (via the Classic environment). The game works best with speech enabled.

To download the game, follow the link below.

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No UT2005 in the Works
9:43 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

In a brief but pointed statement, Beyond Unreal has gone on record that publisher Midway Games has firmly stated that "there will be NO UT title shipped in 2005." This statement counters the recent sightings of some online retailers showing an Unreal Tournament 2005 in their up-and-coming listings.

The "no UT in 2005" statement most likely is meant to cover the possibility of a UT2005, as Xbox fans will probably note that Unreal Championship 2 is set to release in just over a month.

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iDevGames 'Accelerated' Winners Announced
9:43 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

iDevGames has recently announced the winners in the latest of its 21 Days Later contest series. With the theme of this one titled "Accelerated," programmers were asked to create a racing game of some sort while staying within the strict coding guidelines set by the contest rules.

The top 3 winners, from first to third, are Mad Cocoa Race, Frenetic, and Neko Type-R. Fourth through sixth place awards went to Dawn of the Derby, Mini-Sub Racing, and LVThree, respectively.

The judging panel included Glenda Adams, Ryan Gordon, Dair Grant, and Brian Greenstone. The judges were asked to base their scores on a variety of qualifications, including play enjoyment, play mechanics, span of time they would keep the game on their HD, and so forth.

Congratulations to all the winners! Those interested in trying the various titles out for themselves can find download links at iDevGames' forums.

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Mac Games News for Monday, February 21, 2005

Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour Ships8:59 AM
America's Army 2.3 In Beta Testing8:37 AM
DanLab Releases Free Video Poker8:37 AM
 
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