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Friday, October 14, 2005


Freeverse Announces ToySight Gold
9:04 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Today's announcement from Freeverse reveals the ToySight Gold retail box, Strange Flavour's award winning camera controlled entertainment software. Featuring fifteen interactive games and toys for one or two players, ToySight Gold allows players to literally throw themselves into the action and control the games with arm and hand motions through use of a camera like the iSight. Among the games in the collection are FlySight, Mars Lander, The Owl and the Pussycat, Airheads, Submarines, and Laser Harp.

Ian Lynch Smith, President of Freeverse has said, "The guys at Strange Flavour have worked absolute magic. Anyone with an iSight should own ToySight Gold, and anyone without an iSight should run out and get one to see these games in action. ToySight Gold is a technological wonder."
TG will ship at the end of the month for $24.95. It is currently available for pre order at Freeverse.com.

For more information and some screenshots follow the link below.

ToySight Gold
Freeverse
Strange Flavour


Macgamestore: 15,000 Games Sold, Special 10% Off Coupon
2:54 PM | IMG News | 3 comments

Macgamestore.com today announced that is has sold over 15,000 Macintosh games since its launch in early May, 2005. With over 200 products available for purchase, Macgamestore.com features all the hottest new Macintosh games plus dozens of classics, family titles, and much more.

"Month over month our sales have kept on increasing at an amazing rate." said Tuncer Deniz, the owner of Macgamestore.com and founder of the popular Mac gaming site, Inside Mac Games. "We want to thank all our customers this weekend by offering them a special 10 percent discount on all Macintosh games."

Customers can use coupon code "10percentoff" to take advantage of this offer. The coupon expires October 17th.

Macgamestore.com



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IMG Reviews Bejeweled 2
12:47 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

IMG has posted a review of Bejeweled 2, the latest game from MacPlay. Here's a clip from the review:

Bejeweled 2 has taken the formula of its predecessor, and instead of fixing what isn't broken adds a couple of exciting gameplay features to the game, both of which really add to the experience. If you are able to line up four gems in a row or column, the gems will disappear and be replaced with a single Power Gem. This glowing gem will sit unobtrusively on the board until it is combined with two or more other gems of its color. Once this happens, the gem does its best TNT impression and takes out the eight gems adjacent to it. If one of those gems is a Power Gem, it will explode as well, taking out more gems. With all of the exploding and new gems coming into play, it is possible to rack up some very impressive chain reactions if you can chain enough Power Gems together.
To check out the entire review, please follow the link below.

IMG Review: Bejeweled 2
MacPlay
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Apple Updates Hot Deals
12:25 PM | Tuncer Deniz | 1 comment

The Apple Store Special Deals page has unbelievable deals on the hottest refurbished and new, unopened Apple products. Current offerings include the 20" iMac G5 with SuperDrive for only $1,149, 15" PowerBook G5 with SuperDrive for only $1,899, 1.25GHz Mac mini for only $399, Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 with SuperDrive for only $1,799, and much more. But hurry; supplies are limited and sure to go fast.




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The Sims 2 1.0 Rev B Patch Released
11:07 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 1 comment

Aspyr has released a new patch for The Sims 2, bringing it up to version 1.0 Rev B. This patch is for all languages of Sims 2 (English/French/German), and fixes include:

• Fixed problems using the in-game content browser to connect to Sims2.com.
• Improved stability related to sound.
• Added support for Japanese character input .
• Package installer now localized in Japanese and Italian.

To download the 19 MB patch, follow the link below.

Maxis
Aspyr Media
The Sims 2
MGF: The Sims 2 1.0 Rev B
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Custer Leads A Crusade
9:06 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

IMG's Brad Custer has worked up yet another Mac gaming desktop this week. Titled "Crusader," this desktop celebrates the recent release from Virtual Programming Ltd.

Since the release of Crusader Kings from Virtual Programming Ltd. in August, there's been a steady flow of emails for a desktop from this game. As always, I enjoy honoring all requests so this week I'm going on a crusade. I decided to base the desktop on the great art that is featured on the packaging. With the help of Paradox Interactive I was able to create this week's wallpaper.
As always, those interested in downloading Custer's creations can find them at Custer's Desktops.

Custer's Desktops


Apple Downloads Features Amju Super Cool Pool
9:05 AM | Blake Buck | 1 comment

The Apple downloads page recently posted Amju Super Cool Pool (ASCP) as a featured game download. ASCP is a unique pool game with a funky visual style, full 3D physics, three tables, 32 games, and a full soundtrack. ASCP features:

  • Play against a friend or against computer Marin - she's hard to beat!
  • 6 Ball, 9 Ball, US 8 Ball and UK Pool, Crazy Pool and Trick Shots!
  • Three different tables
  • Collect hearts to unlock more games
  • Side spin, top spin and jumping balls - full 3D physics!
  • Save up to 4 different player profiles
  • Awesome all-new super flutey Amju soundtrack!
To visit the Apple download website, or to download ASCP, click the links below.

Download Amju Super Cool Pool
Amju Website
Apple Downloads - Games


DoomChronicles Updates to 2.1
9:05 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

The DoomChronicles team has released a new patch for the DoomChronicles demo. Now at version 2.1, the patch adds four multiplayer maps and a new weapon: the sniper rifle. While the rifle currently uses the machine gun model as a placeholder, it is fully functional.

The new maps include Hopeless, a small arena, LostCause, which features caves and sniping locations, Roost, which is based off of a Soldier of Fortune 2 map, and SniperTest, which was originally used to test sniper rifles. Other changes include:

  • Controls for Alt-Fire and Fire-Mode can now be set in MP GUI
  • Zoom can now be set to be momentary or toggle through the MP GUI
  • Shotgun Alt-Fire has been limited in MP to 2 shots per clip, to stop spamming and lag
  • Shotgun fire in Double-Shot and Full-Auto mode may not be audible in MP if fired by another player.
  • Shotgun Pellet load has been changed to help with Lag in MP
  • Plasmagun clip size in MP has been increased to 50
  • Plasmagun shots may not be heard by other players at times
The full list of changes can be found at the DoomChronicles forum.

DoomChronicles is a mod that features squad-based combat using the Doom 3 engine. More info can be found at the official site.

DoomChronicles - DC Demo v2.1 Patch
DoomChronicles - Mac Standalone Installer
id Software
Aspyr Media
DOOM 3
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Black & White Platinum Pack Reviewed
9:04 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

MacNN recently posted a review of Lionhead Studios' Black & White Platinum Pack. Brought to the Mac by Feral Interactive, the Platinum Pack includes both the original B&W and the expansion Creature Isle. The god sim managed to score 4.5 stars from MacNN.

The game play feels like a real time strategy with trace amounts of simulation. Like many Peter Molyneux games, Black & White has a different style than any game you’ve played before. You are the hand of God, giving you the power to help the villagers build a farm, or throw them over the mountains to their doom. The controls are unique and easy to master, making the game fun for experts and casual gamers alike. Using either a one or two-button mouse, B&W runs like a dream on the Mac. You should be prepared to spend a lot of time in front of the screen, for this game will engulf you. A game can last over 50 hours of adventure. The fact that Black & White is so huge and customizable, you will be tempted to start a whole new God when it is time to leave your Eden. Playing the game as both good and evil allows you endless possibilities and fun.
To read the full review follow the link below.

MacNN: B&W Platinum Pack Review
Feral Interactive
Lionhead Studios
Black & White
Black & White: Creature Isle



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Deconstructing Lego Star Wars
9:04 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Applelinks has posted a review of Lego Star Wars, published for the Mac by Aspyr Media. The game allows players to control 30 different Star Wars characters in Lego block form as they make their way through 18 levels spanning the first three movies. Applelinks gave the game a perfect 5 out of 5.

From the review:

The game features characters from the "Episodes" (yes, including JarJar), all rendered in glorious minifig blockiness. Rendered, and dismembered, too; when killed, they pop apart into their component pieces. But bricky though they may be, they move fluidly, especially during combat where simple hits are transformed into acrobatic martial arts combos.
For the entire review check out the Applelinks site below.

Applelinks: Lego Star Wars Review
Aspyr Media
LEGO Star Wars
Buy LEGO Star Wars


Mac Games News for Thursday, October 13, 2005

Avernum 4 Q&A8:30 AM
Freeverse Debuts Comic Life Deluxe Edition8:30 AM
Myst V Examined8:30 AM
Apple Intros New iMac, iPod8:29 AM
Doom 3: Last Man Standing Coop 2.0 Released8:29 AM
 
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