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Aspyr Sets Requirements for Sims 2: Nightlife
7:21 AM | Evan Holt | 4 comments

Aspyr posted the final system requirements for The Sims 2: Nightlife, the expansion for the popular Sims sequel from Will Wright.

Requirements:

• Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
• CPU Processor: PowerPC G4/G5
• CPU Speed: 1.2 GHz or faster
• Memory: 256 MB or higher, 512 MB recommended
• Hard Drive: *2 GB free disk space
• Video Card (ATI): Radeon 9000 or better
• Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX5200 or better
• Video Ram: 32 MB or higher, 64 MB recommended
• Disc Drive: DVD drive required to install and play
• Requires The Sims™ 2 to play
Your Sims are on the town hitting all the swanky hot spots. Whether they're dancing until dawn, romancing that special someone, or striking out at the bowling alley, it'll be an unforgettable night! Let your Sims loose to enjoy their favorite after-dark activities as they pursue a life of pleasure. Determine their love lives as you discover the chemistry between Sims. Will their life aspirations and personalities click or clash?

For more information visit the link below or pre-order it from the MacGameStore.

The Sims 2: Nightlife
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Macgamestore: Lugaru, MarbleBlast Gold Now Available
1:48 PM | Tuncer Deniz

The wildly popular 3d fighting action game from Wolfire Software is now available at Magamestore.com for $19.95 as a digital download.

Lugaru (Loo-GAH-roo) is a third-person action title. The main character, Turner, is an anthropomorphic rebel bunny rabbit with impressive combat skills. In his quest to find those responsible for slaughtering his village, he uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy involving the corrupt leaders of the Rabbit Republic and the starving wolves from a nearby den. Turner takes it upon himself to fight against their plot and save his fellow rabbits from slavery.

GarageGames' MarbleBlast Gold is also available through Macgamestore.com as a digital download for $19.99. Marble Blast Gold is an arcade action game with simple yet addictive gameplay, suitable for players of any age. In the rich cartoon landscape of Marble Blast Gold, players will race their marbles through moving platforms, dangerous hazards, sparkling treasures and power up enhancements in an effort to complete each course in record time.

Macgamestore: Lugaru
Macgamestore: MarbleBlast Gold



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IMG Podcast Episode 16 Posted
9:12 AM | Blake Buck | Comment on this story

Today IMG has posted the sixteenth edition of the Inside Mac Games Podcast, the official podcast of Mac gaming. Each week the IMG Podcast covers 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, Justin Ficarrotta, author of Kill Monty, and David Helgason, CEO of Over the Edge Entertainment and creator of the Unity game engine.

On the show this week's show:

Weekly News
  • Stoked Rider Reaches Open Beta
  • Pac the Man X Reviewed
  • Enigmo 2 Released
  • Quake 4 Final Candidate
  • Doom 3 Universal Binary Released

Weekly Features

  • Listener Emails
  • Contest
  • Stump Buck
  • Interview with David Helgason
  • IMG PODCAST THE GAME!
To download visit the IMG Podcast Homepage for instructions and shownotes by clicking the link below.

IMG Podcast Homepage


Final 3.0 Release of Doom 3: Last Man Standing
9:11 AM | Mike Apps | 4 comments

The official release of the Doom 3 mod, Last Man Standing 3.0, is now available. The mod recreates classic Doom gameplay, and bosts a number of features, including multiplayer support. Here's a list of the latest features :

Here it is, the 3.0 Official Release! This release is far superior to 2.0 and everyone should download it! If you are not familiar with our mod check out our gameplay summary! Also included in that link are some new press mentions that we've been featured in. We have spent a lot of extra time making sure this release was as solid and bug free as possible. Here are some of the main features included:

* Integration of the Classic Doom Mod using the Cdoom Coop Gametype
* A help tab has been added in the main menu
* Stamina re-implemented in SP COOP and ROE COOP gametypes.
* All of the ROE maps are now tweaked for Coop
* The Plasmathrower stream has been updated
* Two new difficulty levels have been added, si_skill 4 and si_skill 5
* New maps kf_arena and prog_sewer
* New boat model
* Persistent data is fixed so now players retain their weapons when they change levels.
* Map skips are fixed.
* Monsters now also drop items when dying if the server is dedicated.
* Various lag tweaks

For more info, or to download the mod, follow the links provided below.

Final 3.0 Release of Doom 3: Last Man Standing
id Software
Aspyr Media
DOOM 3
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New Stoked Rider Gameplay Movie
7:21 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

A new gameplay movie of Stoked Rider: featuring Tommy Brunner has been released on the game's official website. The movie showcases the game's rendering engine and wicked snowboarding. In development by Bongfish Entertainment, Stoked Rider features consultation from snowboarding legend Tommy Brunner, immense outdoor environments, unique 3D shell shaded graphics and much more.

Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner will be released on PC, Mac, and Linux platforms. Currently, there is a PC-only open beta for those interested, however a developer from Bongfish posted in the IMG forum that despite a Mac open beta, the final Mac version of Stoked Rider will be more polished and free of many bugs.

Please click on the links below to view the gameplay movie and to learn more about Stoked Rider.

Drop Point: Alaska
Bongfish
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WoW News: Priests, Calendars, and Murlocs
7:21 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Over the last few days Blizzard Entertainment has released some new information about World of Warcraft, its world dominating MMORPG. The Priest class talents are scheduled to be updated in version 1.10 and Blizzard is offering an interactive preview of the planned changes. The company also unveiled a new Calendar which will allow players to keep track of all the upcoming in-game events. Finally, for those who just can't get enough of the misunderstood Murlocs, Blizzard is offering a new lore section focusing on the antisocial fish-men.

Priest Talent Changes Unveiled!

Have you been wondering what the new 31-point Holy and Discipline talents will be in the next patch? Curious what improvements were made to the Shadow tree? All your questions have been answered on our interactive talent preview!

Events Calendar

Check out our new Events Calendar for World of Warcraft! This calendar provides you with the exact dates for the many different events that take place throughout the year in World of Warcraft. Now you can see when each event begins and ends, so you'll never miss out on the fun! Also, whenever a new event is introduced to World of Warcraft, the calendar and our In-Game Events page will be updated with the latest information about the new addition to the game, so make sure to check back often!

Murlocs revealed!

Shrouded in mystery, the murlocs have shunned mortals, congregating in shoreline tribes and villages. Far older than most believe, some evidence suggests that their steady encroachment of the world's land masses may be a coordinated effort which belies their reputation as unintelligent creatures. Could it be that the recent emergence of the murlocs and naga from their watery abodes is evidence of the awakening of something far more terrifying in the murky fathoms?

To check out all the new information follow the links listed below.

WoW: Priest Talents
WoW: Events Calendar
WoW: Murlocks Revealed
Blizzard Entertainment
World of Warcraft
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Heroes Of Might And Magic V: Haven Heroes Preview
7:21 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Ubisoft's official site for the upcoming Heroes of Might and Magic V is offering more information on heroes from the game. This time the preview focuses on the Haven heroes, Isabel, Godric, and Freyda. A brief biography of each hero is offered.

Freyda

“Strike like lightning” is Freyda's motto. During her years as a student at the Imperial College of Strategy she often surprised her instructors with daring solutions based on forced marches, surprise attacks and rapid outflanking. At heart, Freyda is always impatient for the next battle to try some new twist on her favorite tactics. Though some murmured that she was promoted because she is Godric's daughter, a string of victories and exemplary leadership have silenced even the most cynical critics.

Freeverse is currently hard at work on the Mac version of HoMM V. To read more about the heroes click on the link below.

HoMM V Website
Freeverse
Ubisoft
Heroes of Might & Magic V
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Mac Games News for Thursday, February 23, 2006

Macgamestore: GarageGames' TubeTwist Now Available1:42 PM
D2X-XL Patched for More Descent on OS X12:20 PM
NoLimits Rollercoaster Demo Updated12:20 PM
MacWorld: Where are all the sports games?11:51 AM
Quake IV Patch Adds Voice Chat11:51 AM
MacWorld Takes a First Look at the MacBook Pro11:50 AM
Apple Games Features Card Games7:57 AM
Barefeats: A Few Interesting WoW Tidbits7:57 AM
C&C Generals Deluxe Edition On The Way7:57 AM
 
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