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IMG Forum: Hot Topics of the Week
1:41 PM | Jesse Brauning | Comment on this story

July has begun! And just in time for the weekend. So without further ado, check out what's been happening in the forums, and get up to date with the Hot Topics of the Week! Here they are:

A huge time saver that you may not know...

Give a w00t for the iPod update!

Developer IntelliMac Info

Puyo Puyo Fever

Civilization IV

Stubbs to be featured in live E3 GameSpot webcast

And for those of you who just want to find the good stuff for yourself, the link to the forum is below.

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Rise of Legends Preview Released
11:01 AM | Franklin Pride | Comment on this story

Ign.com has released a preview for Rise of Legends, the sequel to Rise of Nations. The preview covers the Alim nation and its many units and buildings. Here's a small sample of Alim building varieties:

* Desert Walker: The Desert Walker is the basic Alim foot soldier. Desert Walkers are the foundation of the Alim army and are feared for their ability to attack with ruthless aggression and disregard for personal safety.

* Scorpion: This beast of the dunes has been domesticated and bred by the Alim for centuries. Occurring in nature to a size of about four feet high, the Alim have bred for speed, size, and power, and now command hordes of Scorpions that stand nearly seven feet high and whose pincers can snap swords in two.

Although the Macintosh version hasn't been announced yet, Rise of Nations was ported to Macintosh, and Rise of Legends seems a likely candidate to follow.

To view the complete preview of the Alim nation, head through the links section.

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Diablo II Turns Five
10:19 AM | Franklin Pride | Comment on this story

On June 30th, Diablo II reached its fifth anniversary. Blizzard released a short post thanking gamers for this landmark, but did not announce any new content for the Diablo series.

Through the tortured body of a possessed hero, Diablo, Lord of Terror, made his way east from Tristram across the vast deserts surrounding the ancient city of Lut Gholein and ultimately into the bowels of his domain in Hell, where his horrific army was amassing. It was five years ago today that he reunited with his brothers, Mephisto and Baal, in a nefarious new plot to enslave the world of mortals. Despite the awe-inspiring power of the Prime Evils, it seems the sheer will of humanity had been underestimated. For across the world, legions of Necromancers, Amazons, Paladins, Sorceresses, and Barbarians rose to the challenge and again confronted the forces of evil head-on. Blizzard, and indeed the whole of mankind, thank you for your five years of dedication to this noblest of causes.
New content could be coming as a prefix to this short release, so stay posted for further updates if that is the case.

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Free 4th of July Shipping from Freeverse
10:19 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

In celebration of this Independence Day weekend, Freeverse is offering free shipping on all domestic orders placed from now through the 4th of July. This includes all their titles, including the recently released X2: The Threat.

From casual fare like Solitaire, Bridge and Mahjong, to strategy titles like Robin Hood and Massive Assault, to the action-packed Airburst Extreme and Active Lancer, Freeverse offers something for every stripe of Mac gamer.
The offer is automatically applied to any U.S. order placed through their online store.


New Stubbs Video
10:19 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Wideload's official Stubbs the Zombie site has recently been updated with a new video. Titled "Highlights Video," this latest offering shows a smattering of scenes from the upcoming zombie action game, including brief views of the city of the future Punchbowl, mindless zombie armies clawing away at humans, and the munching of various brains.

The video is sized at 17MB and is available in QuickTime format. Screenshots, trailers, and general info are also available at the Stubbs site.

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Custer: The Legend of a Desktop
8:58 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Brad Custer, IMG's desktop guru has once again graced us with one of his creations. This week's desktop features e.p.i.c. Interactive's Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood.

Here's what Brad had to say about his latest creation entitled, "Masterful Thief":

Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood from e.p.i.c. interactive and Freeverse has been on the store shelves for a bit now, but a faithful viewer pointed out that I've never made a desktop for the game and asked for one. By now you should know I have a sickness that causes me to honor all your email requests. So, with the help of the gang from Freeverse and my trusty broadband connection I was able to create this week's wallpaper.
To check out the desktop, head over to Custer's Desktops.

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Happy Canada Day From IMG
8:58 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Well, another year, another Stanley Cup... no, wait...

Once again, the world-trotting team of reporters and writers here at IMG would like to wish our readers north of the 49th parallel another happy and sunny Canada Day.

Pull out your backbacon and crack open a Labatt's 50, put on your tattered old Expos baseball cap, crank up the Rush tape, hang out in the backyard and set off a few firecrackers to celebrate.

And no drinking and driving, eh?

Mac Games News for Thursday, June 30, 2005

IMG Reviews X2: The Threat1:49 PM
Freeverse Ships X2: The Threat to North America10:05 AM
Learn to Play Shadowbane This Weekend10:05 AM
Starcraft Patch 1.13 Released10:05 AM
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