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Mac Call of Duty 2 in Beta
7:37 AM | Andy Largent | 7 comments

New info on the Mac version of Call of Duty 2 comes from Aspyr Media this morning, saying the game is now moving through the beta testing phase of development. Fans of the original should be excited to hear this news, as it's now even more likely the company will ship the title on time next month.

Call of Duty 2 takes the player back to the gritty battle scenes of World War II, but enhances the visuals greatly thanks to a much-improved graphics engine. New environmental effects are in place, as well as better artificial intelligence for computer-driven players. This should enable players to work with their squad-mates to accomplish missions on an even larger scale.

For more information on Call of Duty 2, check out IMG's preview. Also be sure to get your pre-order in, if you haven't done so already, at the MacGameStore.

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Macgamestore: American History Lux Now Available
11:42 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 4 comments

Sillysoft Games' newest strategy game, American History Lux is now available as a digital download from Macgamestore.com. A free demo version is available. The full version costs $20.

American History Lux is a computer strategy game that takes you through the wars that have shaped American History. The game lets you replay all the wars that have shaped U.S. history. Have fun and learn some history and geography while you're at it. AHL includes the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the Mexican-American War, the US Civil War, 3 separate World War theaters, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and finishes with the Iraq War.
For more, follow the link below.

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IMG Reviews Acropolis
11:39 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

IMG has posted a review of GameHouse's Acropolis. Here's a clip from the review:

Each stage in the game presents you with a fairly large array of letters arranged in a hexagonal pattern: aside from the edge pieces, every letter will have six other letters surrounding it. Each tile in the grid starts off as a pale cream color, and the aim is to turn all the tiles gold by using each one in a word of three or more letters.
To check out the full review, follow the link below.

IMG Review: Acropolis
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DreamQuest Releases First Mac Titles
10:41 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

DreamQuest Software, a leader in cross-platform casual games, announced today the release of their best-selling Windows favorites, Championship Hearts Pro and Championship Spades Pro for Mac OS X.

Here's more from the press release:

In partnership with Red Marble Games, the Mac versions of Championship Spades Pro and Championship Hearts Pro feature the same alluring elements of their Windows counterparts. Sophisticated artwork and smooth game play bring DreamQuest’s signature cast of playful and clever characters to life across five skill levels. An introductory tutorial helps beginners breeze through the basics, while detailed statistics and play history help seasoned pros master their techniques. Every game experience can be unique by adjusting scoring variations, game options, or select new tabletops and deck combinations
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DreamQuest’s decision to port their two most popular titles to Mac OS came in response to popular demand from their customers. “We’ve received numerous requests over the years,” said DreamQuest Software president and CEO Christopher Williamson, “and, as being a leader in cross-platform gaming, we felt incorporating Mac OS into our lineup was a natural fit.”
Head over to the DreamQuest web site to check out their Mac line up of card games.

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Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space Released
10:24 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 3 comments

Developer Digital Eel and publisher Shrapnel Games have announced the release of the Mac version of Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space. The Mac version of Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is currently purchasable as a digital download, although it will be available in the near future on a hybrid Mac/Win CD.

The Mac port of Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space allows Mac users to experience the very same award-winning gameplay that Win users have been enjoying. Explore the infinite possibilities of Sector Prime for scientific knowledge, a military show of force, or a healthy dose of space rum and alien parrots with a crew of cutthroat pirates. Enjoy a short ten year mission, or try your luck at surviving the hard vacuum for a full thirty years (in gameplay that is; in the real world expect your missions to last an average of twenty minutes).

Exploration is done in a leisurely, turn-based, one-click mode. Strange encounters in outer space or planet-side are common, ranging from the benign to the malevolent to the just plain wacky. Sometimes it's even a wacky malevolent encounter. Those tend to not end well for your crew.

You're also not the only starship zooming around in Sector Prime. You may encounter a friendly trader, a lost fighter pilot, or other alien vessels. And let's face it, most alien races are rather angry, and they like to take their anger out on humans by blowing them up, enslaving their women, and probe parties. Weird Worlds continues this fine tradition of human-hating aliens bent on your destruction.

In combat the action unfolds in real-time, as the darkness of space is seared with beams, rays, missiles, projectiles, and other implements of destruction, all in glorious Destructo- vision. Gamers can ever practice their battle skills in a separate combat simulator.

And just when you think you've seen it all, that you've explored every single planet you could explore, that you've encountered every single encounter, that you've fought every single probe-happy alien vessel you could, there's more! Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is so mod friendly we often have to turn a hose on the game, just to keep the mods apart. The Weird Worlds experience never has to halt!

For more information on Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space please visit the official web site.

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Avernum 4 Reviewed
7:37 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

PC Gamezone has posted a review of Spiderweb Software's Avernum 4, the latest in the Exile/Avernum RPG series. The game returns players to the underground empire of Avernum which is under siege by evil forces. Featuring a large world and a dragon's hoard of side quests, Avernum 4 managed a score of 7.4 out of 10 from Gamezone.

From the review:

Controls to Avernum 4 are simple to figure out and run with quickly right from the get go. Left clicking with the mouse moves your characters in a line formation wherever you want them to go, and clicking on an enemy will change your cursor to a fist to represent that you can attack. Now, for those of you who are worried about changing up formations and are worrying about keeping your mage in the back, etc … fret not. When combat occurs, everything moves in a turn-based sequence (based on action points to move, attack, cast spells, etc.) which allows you to move your party members wherever and however you’d like them based on your own personal strategy. The developers also made sure to include tabs to cover just about everything you’ll need, like a map, journal, inventories, spell tab, and a default button to help characters switch quickly between melee and missile weapons on the fly.
To read the rest of the review click on the link below.

PC Gamezone: Avernum 4 Review
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Ask A WoW Developer
7:37 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

If you've been on a crusade to have that burning expansion question answered, now is your chance to query the experts. WoWStratics is offering gamers the opportunity to ask questions of developers for Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft.

WoW Stratics will be opening up the floor to YOU the players of World of Warcraft. We recently were given an opportunity to interview the WoW developers. So we thought why not see what the PLAYERS would ask those crazy developers.

So here you go! NOW its your chance to ask the WoW developers what you want to know! Submit your question to us by filling out our ASK THE DEVELOPERS FORM. We will then pick 15 of the best questions and send them on to the WoW Developers!

Please remember one question per person, this is to ensure everyone will have a fair chance at asking their question. The deadline for this will be SUNDAY, MAY 7th 2006.

To learn more and submit your own question click on the following links.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Aevum Obscurum for Mac OS X9:42 AM
America's Army Mac Client Dropped9:42 AM
Deimos Rising Review9:42 AM
Does Low Latency Memory Help?9:42 AM
Tommy Brunner Killed in Avalanche9:42 AM
WoW Server Issues Detailed9:42 AM
 
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