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Pangea Releases Enigmo 2
8:24 AM | Andy Largent | 2 comments

Pangea Software, long-time maker of Mac-only games, has released their latest creation for Mac OS X, Enigmo 2. This 3D sequel to their hit strategy puzzler Enigmo requires players to successfully guide streams of water, lazers or plasma to the goal using only simple redirecting devices.

The game features 50 levels and also comes with its own level editor. Along with the game's release, Pangea has announced a contest to create the best level, with the winner receiving an iPod Video.

Enigmo 2's minimum system requirements are finalized here:

• 800mhz G4 or any Intel Mac. Will NOT run on older Macs with a G3 processor.
• 256MB RAM and 32MB VRAM
• Mac OS 10.3.9 or later.
• QuickTime 7
• OpenAL (Included with Mac OS 10.4, but for MacOS 10.3.9 it must be downloaded & installed by clicking this link).
For more information on the game, be sure to read through IMG's preview. You can download a 30MB demo now from Macgamefiles as well. The full registered game is $30 and can be purchased online.

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Macgamestore: Enigmo 2, Bejeweled 2, & More Available
3:22 PM | IMG News

Macgamestore.com has a few new Mac games available as digital downloads including Enigmo 2, Bejeweled 2, and Zuma Deluxe.

Enigmo 2 is a 3D puzzle game where you construct mechanisms to direct lasers, plasma, and water to toggle switches, deactivate force-fields, and eventually get them to their final destination. The original Enigmo was possibly the most unique game that Pangea Software has ever created, and Enigmo 2 takes the concept to a whole new level with much more complex environments and all-new devices. Enigmo 2 is available for $29.95.

Adapted from its predecessor, Bejeweled 2 features four unique ways to play. Solve handcrafted brain teasers in puzzle mode while up against the clock or kick back, relax and enjoy endless mode. With awe-inspiring planetary backdrops, explosive new gems and dazzling special effects, Bejeweled 2 is more wildly addictive than ever before! Bejeweled 2 is available for $19.99.

In Zuma Deluxe, you control the stone frog idol of the ancient Zuma in this thrilling action puzzler. Fire balls to make sets of three, but don't let them reach the golden skull or you're history! Zuma Deluxe is available for $19.99.

Macgamestore: Enigmo 2
Macgamestore: Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
Macgamestore: Zuma Deluxe


Enigmo 2 Trailer Released
2:55 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The Apple Games web site has posted a trailer of Engimo 2, the newest game from Pangea Software. Enigmo 2 is a 3D puzzle game where you construct mechanisms to direct lasers, plasma, and water to toggle switches, deactivate force-fields, and eventually get them to their final destination. The original Enigmo was possibly the most unique game that Pangea Software has ever created, and Enigmo 2 takes the concept to a whole new level with much more complex environments and all-new devices.

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

Enimgo 2 Trailer


Apple Posts Latest Hot Deals
2:45 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

O'Reilly Media has great deals on a wide variety of books , including AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition for $31.99; Essential Mac OS X Panther Server Administration for $39.96; Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide for $7.96; Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell for $31.96; and much more.

MacZone has great deals on a wide variety of products (with free shipping!) for your Mac, including; 160GB DiskGO! Hard Drive with built-in multi-card reader for $169.99; Nikon S1 5-megapixel digital camera w/free camera kit for $269.99; Altec Lansing inMotioin im11 portable iPod speakers for $94.99; NEC LT180 2000 Lumens XGA Projector for $894.88; Planar PE1901 19" Analog LCD Monitor; and more.

J&R Computerworld has great deals on hardware and software products for your Mac, including; Alsoft's DiskWarrior for OS X for $74.99; Learn to Play Chess with Fritz & Chesster from Viva Media for $27.99; M-Audio iDrum virtual instrument plug-in for GarageBand for $49.00; Epson R800 Stylus Photo Printer for $379.99; Edirol FA-101 FireWire Audio Capture Interface for $499.00; WACOM Graphire 6x8 Graphic Tablet in white for $179.99; and much more.

MacConnection has great deals on hardware and software products for your Mac, including; Abobe Web Bundle combines Creative Suite 2 and Macromedia 8.0 for $899.00 (upgrade price); Epson C88 Color Printer free with any Mac CPU purchase!; After Effects Pro 7 - Upgrade for $199.00; Colorvision's Spyder 2.0 colorimeter and monitor calibrator for $149.00; Microsoft Office Standard Upgrade for $214.99 and Professional Upgrade for $289.99; and much more.

CDW Mac Warehouse has great deals on hardware and software products for your Mac, including; Epson Stylus Photo R220 for $99.99; NEC VT37 1500 Lumens SVGA Projector for $595.00; EDGE DiskGO! 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $291.99; TurboTax Premier for Tax Year 2005 for $69.99; Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Upgrade for $579.00; CanoScan 8400F Flatbed Color Image Scanner for $149.99; Sony HandyCam HDR-HC1 MiniDV High-definition camcorder for $1799.00; and much more.




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Quake IV Mac at Final Candidate
1:37 PM | Evan Holt | 18 comments

Aspyr has updated their upcoming games status page and Quake IV is now at Final Candidate.

Quake IV is the sequel to QUAKE II, which enlists gamers in the role of Matthew Kane, a member of the legendary Rhino Squad, to penetrate deep into the heart of the Strogg war machine and engage in a series of heroic missions to destroy the barbaric alien race.

Minimum requirements are a G4 with 1.67 GHz or higher, DVD, 10.3.9, 512MB of RAM, 3GB of hard drive space and a Radeon 9600 or GeForce 6600 with 64MB of VRAm or higher. (Supported Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600, 6800, 7800, ATI Radeon 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X850, X1600)

The tentative release date for this first person shooter is March 2006 and is available for pre-order at Macgamestore.com.

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IMG Podcast Episode 15 Released
12:14 PM | Blake Buck | 1 comment

Today IMG released the fifteenth edition of the Inside Mac Games Podcast, the official podcast of Mac gaming. Each week we'll be covering all the news in Mac gaming in one tight package. This week's show is a tour de' force of Mac gaming, featuring Blake Buck, a writer for IMG, William Miller, an artist for Freeverse Software, and Tuncer Deniz, founder of the Inside Mac Games Network.
On the show this week's show:

Weekly News
  • Several Games Updated to Universal Binaries
  • Feral Announces The Movies for the Mac.
  • America's Army 2.6 Mac Client Coming
  • Halo 2 for the Mac?

Weekly Features
  • Listener Emails
  • Big Show and Huge Announcements Next Week!
To download visit the IMG Podcast Homepage for instructions and shownotes by clicking the link below.

IMG Podcast Homepage



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Aspyr Offers Call Of Duty 2 Info
8:24 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Aspyr Media is now offering new information on their website about Call of Duty 2, the upcoming first person shooter set in World War II. A sequel to the award winning Call of Duty, CoD 2 offers larger battles, more troops, more explosions, and a wider range of locations and environments than the original.

Here's a list of features from Aspyr's site:

* The #1 WWII shooter development team returns with an amazing new experience: Developed by Infinity Ward, creators of the award-winning Call of Duty. All-new, unprecedented enhancements from stunningly realistic graphics to seamless gameplay, thanks to the revolutionary COD2 engine, groundbreaking AI, and choice-based gameplay innovations.
* New conflicts and enemies to face: Call of Duty 2 brings you bigger battles, with more tanks, troops, and explosions on-screen, and bigger scope, with a wide range of locales and environments across the European Theater.
* Rely on your squad as never before: The dozens of Allied soldiers surrounding you are fully aware of the changing situations around them, and will let you know using an all-new, context-sensitive battle chatter system.
* Choice-based gameplay: Play through missions in the order you see fit. Will you decide to play first as a sniper or as a tank commander?
* Multiplayer Mayhem: Go online for intense Axis vs. Allies team-based multiplayer action.
A May release is planned for the Mac version. No system requirements are yet available. To check out the new Call of Duty 2 webpage, which includes a few screenshots, click on the link below.

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Minions of Mirth Reviewed
8:24 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Game Plasma recently reviewed Prairie Games' Minions of Mirth. MoM is a role playing game which allows for single player adventures as well as the opportunity to join a group of players online. The game offers a large variety of races, classes, and monster types to keep RPG fans happy. Game Plasma gave Minions of Mirth 7.8 out of 10.

From the review:

For whatever odd reason, there are thousands upon thousands of people around the world who want to make themselves a character and run about an imaginary world slashing opponents and occasionally stopping to make better equipment. Since Minions of Mirth is tailored for these types of people, it does a terrific job of enveloping you into the game and entertaining you. There are multiple realms to keep the fun going, and you can always team up with others to create an alliance of up to 36 if you decide that solo-playing just isn't as much fun as it used to be. You are able to set the spawn rate of monsters in single player to whatever you would like, if you want to clear out a dungeon quickly or spend a few hours there leveling up. The game has an almost unlimited replay value as you can always try different classes, different races, and different servers.
To check out the full review follow the link below.

Game Plasma: Minions of Mirth Review
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Custer Answers Another Call
8:24 AM | Brad Custer | 1 comment

IMG's Brad Custer is back with another fantastic Mac gaming desktops today. This week's desktop features Aspyr's upcoming shooter, Call Of Duty 2, which is scheduled to ship in May.

Here's a little detail on the latest creation:

The recent announcement that Call of Duty 2 from Aspyr Media is coming to the Mac seems to have everyone looking forward to this sequel. I know this by the amount of email I have received asking for me to feature a desktop based on the game. As always, I strive to honor all your requests so this week I've enlisted. With the help of Activision and my trusty cable modem I was able to create this week's wallpaper.
Head on over to Custer's Desktops for the latest in Mac fashion, available in a wide variety of sizes.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, February 16, 2006

IMG Reviews DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold12:43 PM
Pac The Man X Reviewed7:24 AM
Relic Items in Upcoming WoW v1.107:24 AM
Stoked Rider Reaches Open Beta7:24 AM
 
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