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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Macgamestore.com Launches
8:10 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games, the most popular Macintosh gaming web site on the planet has launched Macgamestore.com, an exciting new online web store dedicated to the sale of Macintosh games. With nearly 200 products available for purchase, Macgamestore.com features all the hottest new Macintosh games plus dozens of classics, family titles, and much more.

"We're really excited about Macgamestore.com (MGS), said Tuncer Deniz, founder of Inside Mac Games and Macgamestore.com. "Our goal with Macgamestore.com is to provide Mac gamers a great shopping experience with plenty of information, wishlists, screenshots, QuickTime movies, and even links to demos and patches of today's popular Mac games."

In addition to a great and easy to use look, Macgamestore.com features an easy to use and feature-rich shopping cart, newsletters, hot deals, news, tracking information, account history, and more.

Macgamestore.com also offers speedy order processing thanks to our collaboration with Fed Ex and the US Postal Service. Once an order is received, credit cards, shipping labels, and invoices are created on the fly through the magic of the Internet. Orders are then processed through our dedicated shipping department.

Tuncer Deniz says, "Getting Mac games shipped out as fast as possible is our number one goal. We ship Mac games out every day including Saturday."

In the near future Macgamestore.com will be expanding its product line to include Mac compatible gaming pads, joysticks, mice, video cards, and much more. Other new and exciting features to the web site will be added in the coming weeks like finding games that are compatible with your Mac, and more.

In celebration, Macgamestore.com is offering a 10 percent discount on all Macintosh games from now until May 6th. Use coupon code: 10 off. MacGames DVD Subscribers and IMG Pro subscribers, who already enjoy discounts through Macgamestore.com, may not use this special coupon code.


ATI Displays Updated for Mac OS X Tiger
1:54 PM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story

ATI has updated ATI Displays to enable VERSAVISION, their display rotation technology, under Mac OS X Tiger for Mac users with a built-in ATI graphics card. Previously, only owners of retail ATI cards were able to use VERSAVISION under Mac OS X 10.3 Panther. Accordig to Bruno Fernandes, an ATI representative:

"VERSAVISION, hardware accelerated display rotation, was introduced by ATI with the first retail RADEON 9800 Pro card for the Power Mac G4 and G5, and later added to other retail offerings. It's now available on all our current retail products and with Tiger is being added to numerous ATI OEM installations (built-in and Build-To-Order graphics). ATI Displays 4.5.1 marks the first version of ATI Displays to support these new additions, but be looking for future updates to support the rest of the ATI line-up in Apple configurations very soon."
Among the supported OEM (original equipment manufacturer) graphics cards are the Radeon 9600 Pro, Radeon 9600 XT, Radeon 9800 Pro, Radeon 9800 XT, and the Radeon 9200 in the Mac mini. Please read the included documentation before installing the software update.

Download ATI Displays 4.5.1 (7.0 MB)
ATI Displays 4.5.1 Readme

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Blizzard Wants 3D Character Artists
10:55 AM | Franklin Pride | Comment on this story

In a recent post, Blizzard released another two job openings for those who have experience in realism and with art programs.

New Job Opening - Senior 3D Character Artist

We are currently looking to hire an experienced and versatile Senior 3D Character Artist capable of modeling and texturing characters and creatures for World of Warcraft. If you have experience working in the game industry on an art production team and you have a passion for making great games then be sure to check the Senior 3D Character Artist job posting for more information.

New Job Opening - 3D Character Artist

Blizzard is looking for a 3D Character Artist with the ability to take on the challenging task of modeling and texturing a wide variety of characters and creatures to be used in World of Warcraft. Ideal candidates will have experience with using 3DS Max, Adobe Photoshop, and similar programs. An ideal candidate would also have an aptitude for understanding anatomy, realism, lighting, and detail when rendering and working with in-game art assets. See our 3D Character Artist post for more information.

Have you always wanted to work on the art of World of Warcraft? Here's your chance. Just relay yourself through the links section and see if it's for you.

Senior 3D Character Artist
3D Character Artist
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GarageGames Adds Support for OS X Tiger
10:54 AM | Franklin Pride | Comment on this story

GarageGames has posted an article describing the planned release of their Torque engine next quarter. The upgrades take full advantage of the new features of Mac OS X Tiger.

GarageGames today announced new feature support for Mac OS® X version 10.4 "Tiger" in both the Torque 2D and Torque Game Engines. Both engines will enjoy the advantages of 64-bit support and Xcode™ 2.0 optimizations. Additional enhancements will include direct support for Tiger features Automator and .Mac Sync.
To view the full article, visit the links section.

Torque Upgrade Article

Blizzard Tournaments Page Launched
8:10 AM | Jesse Brauning | Comment on this story

Blizzard always seems to be in the spotlight. Lately, World of Warcraft has been making its fair share of headlines. This is a rare exception. Blizzard has just put up a page full of information on tournaments involving its other games (remember them?), including Warcraft III, and the ubiquitous Starcraft. If you are a tournament-minded person, this site is for you. Check it out at the link below.

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Tournament Page

Mac Games News for Wednesday, April 27, 2005

GraphSim Announces Falcon 4 Allied Force11:10 AM
Apple Upgrades PowerMac G5 Line8:13 AM
Savage Demo Patched8:13 AM
The Making of Black & White 28:13 AM
WoW Makes it Big on Yahoo! Buzz Index8:13 AM
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