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Making of Myst Documentary Download
7:57 AM | Blake Buck | 1 comment

Myst Worlds recently released The Making Of Myst movie as a free online download. The Making of Myst is a documentary chronicling the history of the now retired developer Cyan Worlds, as well as offering insight to the development of Myst V: End of Ages. The documentary is included in the Limited Edition version of Myst V, but is now available for download from the Myst Worlds website as well.

To download the movie, or read more about the closing of Cyan Worlds, click the links below.

Cyan
Myst V: End of Ages
IMG Article - The Closing of Cyan Worlds
Myst Worlds - Movie Page
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IMG Pro: Get Up To Four Free Games!
10:05 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 2 comments

Recently we updated IMG Pro with several new features and new subscriptions offers. IMG Pro is subscriber version of the Inside Mac Games website that allows you to turn off all advertisements, use customized themes, create your own blog, create a watch list, get a five percent discount on games through Macgamestore.com, IMG forum upgrades, and much more.

First up, we've brought back the free game offers. Subscribe to IMG Pro for one year, and get 1 free game. Subscribe for two years, and get 2 free games. We've also added a new lifetime subscription offer that doesn't expire. This option allows you to get up to four free games and costs just $64.95!

Here's the list of free games available:

• Age of Mythology
• James Bond 007: NightFire
• MTX: Mototrax
• SpyHunter
• Star Trek: Elite Force II
• Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
• The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
• Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
• Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
Another new addition is support for Macgamefiles.com. Simply log into your IMG Pro account on Macgamefiles.com and you'll be able to download popular game demos, patches, and other MGF hosted files straight from Macgamefiles.com! Banners ads will also be turned off.

For more information on IMG Pro, follow the link below.

IMG Pro


IMG Reviews The Mighty Mouse
10:02 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 5 comments

IMG has posted a review of Apple's newest mouse, the Mighty Mouse. Released in August, the sleek new mouse features up to four programmable buttons, as well as a scroll ball to allow for seamless verticle and horizontal scrolling. But how does it fare as a gaming mouse? Check out IMG's review by following the link below.

IMG Review: Mighty Mouse


Apple Posts The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer Trailer
9:09 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Our friends at the Apple games web site have posted a trailer of The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer, the all-new action/adventure game based on the world and characters of the Incredibles movie.

When the evil Underminer rises to the surface with a sinister plan to rule the world, it’s up to Mr. Incredible and his super cool pal Frozone to save the day.  Join Mr. Incredible and Frozone in non-stop action as they venture undergound to destroy the Underminer and his evil robot minions before they dominate the world.

To check out the trailer, head over to the link below.

The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer Trailer



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X2: The Threat Patch Released
8:23 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Virtual Programming has released the long-awaited patch for X2: The Threat, which fixes a number of stability issues with the game. Gamers who own a copy of the game are strongly encouraged to apply the patch.

Here's more from the read me:

This patch requires new games and is not compatible with older save games.

Bugs Fixed
• FreeLocation bug fixed in X2's OpenAL engine
• Additional issues resolved in core OpenAL

Bugs Fixed in Previous Versions
• Multiple OpenAL issues have been identified and resolved
• OpenGL responding with bad lists leading to a crash on Tiger
• Bad values creeping into core game leading to crashes
• Made Input Setup text for Rockets clearer

Head over to Macgamefiles.com to download the 9.8 MB patch.

Don't have a copy of X2: The Threat yet? Pick up your copy at Macgamestore.com.

Virtual Programming
X2 - The Threat
MGF: X2: The Threat Patch 1.4.2
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Apple Updates Hot Deals
8:16 AM | Tuncer Deniz

The Apple Store Special Deals page has unbelievable deals on the hottest refurbished and new, unopened Apple products. Current offerings include iPod mini starting at only $159, iPod Shuffle 512MB for only $79, iMac G5 with SuperDrive for only $1,399, eMac 1.25GHz with SuperDrive for only $799, and much more. But hurry; supplies are limited and sure to go fast.

MacZone has fantastic prices on essential Mac products, including Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro with FREE 128MB Flash Drive, Tritton Sound Bit USB Portable Speaker System, Epson Stylus R320 InkJet Printer, Intuit Quicken 2006 Basic with $20 mail-in rebate, Markzware FlightCheck Studio v1.1 for QuarkXPress 6, Sonnet PodFreq Premium FM Transmitter for iPod, and much more.

Ramjet has super low prices on RAM upgrades for your Mac, including 2GB DDR Kit for Power Mac G5 for only $259, 1GB DDR for Power Mac G4 for only $119, 512MB PC-2700 for Aluminum PowerBook G4 for only $65, 1GB Module for Aluminum PowerBook G4 for only $189, 1GB DDR DIMM for Mac mini for only $129, and much more.

O'Reilly has exclusively Hot Deals discounts for many of its most popular Mac titles, including Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition, GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual, Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition, iLife '05: The Missing Manual, Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide, and much more.

Apple Hot Deals



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World of Warcraft 1.7 Content Patch Released
7:57 AM | Blake Buck | 2 comments

Yesterday, Blizzard Entertainment released the World of Warcraft 1.7 Content Patch. Not only does this patch add many upgrades an bug fixes, but also includes a substancial amount of new content. Here's the highlights from the Blizzard website:

  • Zul'Gurub - The new 20-man high level raid dungeon, located in Stranglethorn Vale.
  • Arathi Basin - The new 15 on 15 capture and defend battleground.
  • Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza - Weekly fishing contest along the coast of Stranglethorn.
  • Hunter talent update
  • The patch is currently avaible for download and will be installed automatically the next time users play World of Warcraft. To view the entire patch notes, click the link below.

    Blizzard Entertainment
    World of Warcraft
    Blizzard Website - WOW 1.7 Patch Notes
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    More Blizzard Updates
    7:57 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

    In addition to the recent update of Blizzard's World of Warcraft, the company has also updated Starcraft and Diablo 2. On the heels of a flurry of minor updates to Starcraft and Broodwar, the latest version 1.12e fixes "several bugs that contributed to game exploits." Diablo 2 and its expansion Lord of Destruction were updated to version 1.11b with fixes for two bugs which could cause crashing.

    Here's the update list:

    Starcraft and Broodwar:
    - Fixed several bugs that contributed to game exploits.

    Diablo II and Lord of Destruction:

    - Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when you return to chat after playing a game on Battle.net.
    - Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when the runeword "Peace" was equipped on a hireling.

    To read more about the updates follow the links below.

    D2 Update
    Starcraft Update
    Blizzard Entertainment
    Diablo II
    Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
    StarCraft
    Buy Diablo II



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    Hellgate: London Q&A
    7:57 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

    In a recent interview with 1UP.com, Dave Brevik of Flagship Studios discussed the upcoming FPS/RPG hybrid Hellgate: London and his role in the creation of the Diablo franchise. Co-founder of Flagship and one of the minds behind Diablo, Brevik gives readers some insight into the creative process of making a game.

    1UP: I understand you're one of the guys who was really behind the original Diablo.

    DB: Yeah, that's right. Myself and I had two business partners, Max and Erich Schaefer, brothers; the three of us started a company. Originally I thought of the game when I was in high school, and it then evolved and changed over time, especially through college when I was really influenced by Moria and Angband, which were UNIX character games where you were the @ symbol and you attacked the letter A, things like that.

    1UP: The days of ASCII?

    DB: Yes, the days of ASCII, exactly. So I'm dating myself there a bit. But once we created our own company -- and we wanted to make PC games all along -- we were able to convince a company called Silicon and Synapse to fund us to make Diablo. And then they got bought and changed their name to Blizzard, and then eventually bought us and we became Blizzard North. And that's a short history of the Diablo series.

    While a Mac version of the Hellgate is not currently in development, it has been mentioned as under consideration. For the entire interview follow the links below.

    1Up.com: Hellgate London Q&A
    Flagship Studios


    Mac Games News for Tuesday, September 13, 2005

    Nexuiz Updated, Mac Client Fixed9:34 AM
    New Warcraft III Map Released9:33 AM
    Star Wars Battlefront: Is The Force Strong With This One?9:33 AM
    The Sims 2 Reviewed9:33 AM
    Urban Dead Revives Zombies in Your Browser9:33 AM
    Aspyr Patches Star Wars Battlefront9:32 AM
     
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