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Honor System, More in New WoW Patch
9:22 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

In their continuing effort to create the best MMORPG available, the development team at Blizzard is currently at work on a new patch for World of Warcraft that adds a number of new features including a new player vs player honor system that allows players to access items and equipment by achieving rank in the honor system. Blizzard has details its plans to include new mounts, new armor sets, and new weapons, and more.

In addition, Blizzzard plans on new features in the coming months including player vs player battlegrounds, hero classes, and high level raid dungeons.

For a full list of features in the upcoming and future patches, please follow the link below

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Aspyr Updates The Sims 2 Developer Journal
2:20 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Aspyr's Quality Assurance Lead on The Sims 2 for Mac, Karen Halloran, has posted her second developer journal entry for the upcoming people sim game. In the journal, Halloran talks about the aspiration system in the game and provides us with a new screenshot from the Mac version.

To check out the developer journal, follow the link below.

IMG: The Sims 2 Developer Journal #2
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IMG Posts Final Close Combat Friday
11:56 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

With the announcement this week that Close Combat: First To Fight will be shipping next week, IMG presents the very last QuickTime movie from the upcoming first-person shooter from MacSoft. In the tutorial, entitled Engaging The Enemy, you'll learn tactics on how to engage targets. To check out the feature, follow the link below.

Haven't pre-ordered Close Combat: First To Fight yet? The IMG Store is currently taking pre-orders for the game which is scheduled to ship late next week.

Close Combat: First to Fight Engage Tutorial
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Battle.net Crackdown on Cheats
9:22 AM | Conrad Quilty-Harper | Comment on this story

In its continual battle against cheating, Blizzard has announced another round of account closures for Warcraft III players. Nearly 6,000 accounts have been permanently closed, as well as nearly 3,000 CD keys being either temporarily or permanently banned from ladder play.

From the announcement:

A number of additional accounts and CD keys have been tied to the use of a hack or cheat program while playing Warcraft III on Battle.net. In keeping with our aggressive stance against cheating, we have permanently closed 5,900 Warcraft III accounts. 2,300 of the Warcraft III CD keys used with the now-closed accounts have been banned from ladder play for one month, and 500 more have been banned from ladder play permanently. Repeat offenders risk having their CD keys disabled, which will result in the permanent removal of their copies of Warcraft III from Battle.net.
Blizzard is asking for the help of legitimate WC:3 players in locating cheaters. Players can use hacks@blizzard.com to report suspect cheaters.

To read more about cheating in Blizzard games, follow the link to Battle.net below.

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Custer Returns Leading Some Commandos
9:22 AM | Brad Custer | Comment on this story

IMG's Brad Custer is back again with another brilliant desktop. This week's desktop features Feral's upcoming game, Commandos Battle Pack.

Here's what Brad had to say about his latest desktop:

Since our preview last month of Commandos Battle Pack from Feral Interactive, the request for a desktop from this game has been in high demand. So, on my return to my weekly feature, I decided this was the perfect game to start with. I wanted to create a desktop that captured the feel of both games included in the pack. With the help of Feral Interactive and with some broadband access I was able to create this week's wallpaper.
To check out his latest creation, head over to Custer's Desktops.

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Multi-lingual Warcraft III Tournament Coverage
9:22 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

The Warcraft III site at Battle.net has posted an announcement regarding the coverage of the upcoming Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Ladder Season Two Tournament. To help reach out to a wider audience, Blizzard will be casting the coverage in three different languages.

Done in ShoutCast, English and German coverage will be provided by Gamesports.de. The third language, French, will be covered by NetG.

The IRC addresses for each ShoutCast can be found in the announcement. The coverage provided will be live.

Battle.net - WarCraft III: Ladder Season Two ShoutCast Coverage
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Mac Games News for Thursday, April 7, 2005

IMG Reviews Celtic Kings3:44 PM
Shadowbane Patch 5.0 in Testing9:01 AM
Apple Features Close Combat: First To Fight9:00 AM
Frag.Ops UT2004 Mod Updated9:00 AM
Tomb Raider: Legend Revealed9:00 AM
 
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