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Star Wars Battlefront Goes Gold
8:58 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Aspyr Media this morning announced that Star Wars Battlefront has gone gold. The game, which allows players to re-live all of the epic battles from the classic and prequel Star Wars film trilogies, is scheduled to begin shipping Monday, July 18th. Licensed from LucasArts, Star Wars Battlefront was developed for the Mac by Beenox Studios.

Here are the final requirements:

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.6 or later
CPU Processor: PowerPC G4/G5 or later
CPU Speed: 1GHz or faster
Memory: 256 MB or higher (512 MB recommended)
Hard Disk Space: 2.7 GB free disk space
Video Card (ATI): Radeon 8500 or better
Video Card (NVidia): GeForce4 MX or better
Video Memory (VRam): 64 MB or higher
Media Required: DVD Drive

Multiplayer Requirements:

Internet and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
Internet play requires Broadband connection
Mac to Mac Internet play via GameRanger
Mac to PC play on LAN or Direct IP only

Be sure to check out IMG's preview of Star Wars Battlefront by following the link below.

IMG Preview: Star Wars Battlefront
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Star Wars Battlefront
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IMG Reviews Kitty Spangles Solitaire
1:41 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

IMG has posted a review of Swoop Software's Kitty Spangles Solitaire. Here's a clip from the review:

Kitty Spangles exclusively follows the Klondike rules of solitaire. These are the same rules used on the ubiquitous Windows version of solitaire and arguably the most popular version of solitaire in the world. Very simply, you have to create four stacks (foundations) from ace up to king. You accomplish this by using the field (tableau) to organize your cards from king down to ace alternating black suits and red suits. Three cards are dealt at a time from the deck (stock).
To check out the entire review, please follow the link below.

IMG Review: Kitty Spangles Solitaire
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Kitty Spangles Solitaire

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Red Orchestra Turns v3.3
8:58 AM | Franklin Pride | Comment on this story

Red Orchestra, a WW2 conversion for Unreal Tournament 2004, has been updated to version 3.3. The update changes the physics of movement, updates the bot A.I., and speeds up the gameplay significantly.

A sample of the changes is:

One beautiful new map, never seen before: Baksan Valley - go try it out!

With full access to the UT engine, we have been able to throw in some major rendering optimizations. This is showing an improvement of up to 40% in frame-rates on lower-end CPUs. Additionally, a number of the maps have been further optimized for improved performance.

Vehicle movement has been improved: the brakes on tanks now hold the tank from rolling down shallow hills - and they won't "spin" so easily!
To view the complete change list or to download the updated version, click on the appropriate link below.

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Alien Swarm Phalanx Campaign Released
8:58 AM | Franklin Pride | Comment on this story

An fan-made campaign for Alien Swarm has been released. The campaign is named Phalanx and has six missions. From the research labs to the infested living quarters, it is highly entertaining.

Alien Swarm is a mod released for Unreal Tournament 2004. It features a top-down view and multiple unit gameplay.

To download the expansion campaign, scroll down to the links section.

Campaign Download
Phalanx Forum Thread

Mac Games News for Friday, July 1, 2005

IMG Forum: Hot Topics of the Week1:41 PM
Rise of Legends Preview Released11:01 AM
Diablo II Turns Five10:19 AM
Free 4th of July Shipping from Freeverse10:19 AM
New Stubbs Video10:19 AM
Custer: The Legend of a Desktop8:58 AM
Happy Canada Day From IMG8:58 AM
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