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DropTeam Release Date Set
7:32 AM | Anthony Wang | 1 comment

Battlefront.com and TBG Software have set the release date for DropTeam, their futuristic armored combat game, to be available for download on June 1, 2006 for PC, Mac, and Linux platforms. In addition, a CD version will be available a few weeks later for gamers without broadband or those wishing for a hard copy of the game.

Pre-Orders are now being accepted, and we have a special deal for you if you place your Pre-Order now. Anyone that Pre-Orders before June 1st, will get both the CD shipped to your home and the Download version, for the same price as the CD version alone! That's a 10 dollar savings!
Please click on the links below to learn more information.

DropTeam Release Day Set
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DropTeam


Macgamestore Offers Free Games
2:59 PM | Tuncer Deniz

From time to time, Macgamestore.com updates its popular "free game" offer that comes with every subscription to the MacGames DVD and IMG Pro or when customers buy 3 or more games through the store. Today we've updated the free game offer with the addition of few new Mac games.

Buy 3 Games, Get One Free
Buy any 3 or more games from Macgamestore.com, and get any one of the following games for free:

Command & Conquer: Generals (new) - coupon code: generals
Star Wars: Jedi Academy - coupon code: jedi
Homeworld 2- coupon code: homeworld
Railroad Tycoon 3 - coupon code: railroad

Shoppers will need to add three games plus their free game choice to their cart, then apply the coupon code or else your order will not be processed.

Subscribe To MacGames DVD or IMG Pro, Get Free Games
Subscribe to the MacGames DVD and/or IMG Pro, and get any of the follow games for free. Subscribe for multiple years and get up to 4 free games. The free games available include:

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (new)
Indiana Jones and the Emporer's Tomb (new)
Command & Conquer: Generals (new)
Age of Mythology
Homeworld 2
MTX: Mototrax
Railroad Tycoon 3
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The MacGames DVD is a subscription service featuring the best in Macintosh game demos, shareware, updates, add-ons, trailers, cheaters and much more. Get 8 issues (delivered about every 2-3 months) and save big bucks! For a limited time, when you subscribe to MacGames CD, you can get a full version of one of eight games; all you pay is the shipping ($5 USA, $7 Canada, $12 International). Each subscription or renewal also entitles you to a store-wide discount of 10% off any products through Macgamestore.com.

IMG Pro is a new subscriber version of the Inside Mac Games website that allows you to turn off all advertisements, customize the homepage to show only the items you want, and set up a custom Watch List to notify you when new articles have been posted about items you're interested in. IMG Pro also features a choice of themes, and a new QuickSearch feature that lets you find what you're looking for, faster and easier. Best of all, an IMG Pro subscription gives you access to the same discounts as MacGames CD subscribers, and includes a free, full version of a game. Each subscription or renewal also entitles you to a store-wide discount of 5% off any products through the IMG Store.

For more information, be sure to visit Macgamestore.com

MGS: MacGames DVD
MGS: IMG Pro
MGF: Buy Thee Games, Get One Free Game Offer



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Army Explains Dropping America's Army Mac Client
7:33 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Ryan Gordon's recent revelation that he would no longer be able to release new versions of the Mac client for America's Army came as a shock to many fans of the free first person shooter, particularly when they learned Gordon had been supporting the project without pay for a year after the Army's interest waned. In a new interview with Chris Chambers, deputy director of the America's Army project, The Mac Observer uncovers the Army's reasoning behind discontinuing support for non-Windows platforms.

Mr. Chambers confirmed that official support for the Mac and Linux clients "was made shortly after the [May 16, 2005] release of America's Army: Special Forces (Q-Course) v2.4.0." A thread on the game's message boards conveyed some internal confusion on the matter, with one person stating last month: "I didn't know it until recently and I work on the project."

Mr. Chambers said that the team leads were aware of the decision, but an official announcement wasn't made because "Ryan planned to continue support of these clients on his own, so we felt it wasn't necessary to officially announce dropping support, only to then turn around and release the new clients."

Chambers said version 2.6 of America's Army for Mac is still likely to be released, and would be the last Mac update of the game client.

The rest of the interview can be found at the site listed below.

Mac Observer: America's Army Interview
U.S Army
Epic Games
America's Army



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Call Of Duty 2 For Mac Previewed
7:32 AM | Cord Kruse | 13 comments

The Mac Observer has posted a preview of the upcoming Mac version of Call of Duty 2 from Aspyr Media. Based on a beta version of the World War II first person shooter, the preview examines what the final product will offer eager gamers.

Here we are two years later, and Call of Duty 2 is on the cusp of release for the Mac. (The Windows version has been available since last October.) I played the Beta on a 20-inch 2GHz Intel Core Duo iMac that had been upgraded with 1GB of RAM and the 256MB version of the ATI Radeon X1600 video card. The game will be a Universal Binary out of the box, so playing it went off without a hitch. I never experienced a slowdown, even when the action became intense and the screen was cluttered with soldiers, tanks, explosions and other elements of warfare...

Infinity Ward doesn't use GameSpy for the multiplayer side, preferring instead to use its own technology, so you'll be able to play against other gamers all over the world. You won't be limited to direct IP, LAN or GameRanger-only action, as you are with Star Wars Battlefront and other titles that use GameSpy on the PC side. The company unfortunately jacked up the licensing fees it charges Mac publishers, forcing them to drop the technology for most of their releases.

Call of Duty 2 is scheduled to ship at the end of this month and is currently available for preorder at Macgamestore.com.

To read the rest of the preview click on the link below.

Mac Observer: Call of Duty 2 Preview
Aspyr Media
Call of Duty 2
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Mac Games News for Friday, May 12, 2006

Macgamestore: Digital Download Coupons, Mystic Inn & More3:36 PM
IMG Reviews Nexiuz3:06 PM
Apple Posts New Hot Deals3:01 PM
White Elephant Releases RIP: Strike Back11:05 AM
GameLauncher 1.2 Released10:57 AM
Burning Crusade Hands On7:57 AM
Dofus Previewed7:57 AM
Lumox 2 Reviewed7:57 AM
Wolfire Development Blog Update7:57 AM
IMG Podcast Episode 23 Released6:00 AM
 
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