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World of Warcraft Dev Notes for 1.11 Patch
7:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has updated its under development page with new information about the changes and additions gamers can expect in the upcoming 1.11 patch for World of Warcraft. In addition to the inclusion of the new Naxxramas raid dungeon, the patch will also feature revised Mage and Shaman talent trees and new flight plans.

The next class up for a review of its talents is the mage, master of the arcane and the mystical energies of magic. Some of the aspects the class designers will be looking to improve include easing a mage's downtime between fights and opening some new, interesting talent builds through changes to all the mage's talent trees.
To learn more about the upcoming patch follow the link below.

WoW: Patch 1.11 Info
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Ambrosia Interview on Apeiron's Legacy
1:28 PM | Tuncer Deniz | 1 comment

Ambrosia Software raised a few eyebrows a few weeks ago when it released a new version of Apeiron that included not only Universal Binary support but fixes for Mac OS 9. That's right, Mac OS 9! Macdevcenter.com also took note and chatted with Ambrosia's John Champlin about Ambrosia's commitment to keeping their software up to date to run on newer and older Macs.

Here's a clip from the interview:

“I think that continued support is just one of the things that has always set Ambrosia Software apart from all the rest,” said John. “We really do enjoy the products we create and distribute, and truly wish to make sure that our customers are cared for. Not just at the point of purchase, but for as long as they might need.”

Need in this case, apparently defined as: Anything up to and including updating the game you bought eleven years ago to make sure it runs on your new iMac.

Be sure to check out the entire feature at Macdevcenter.com by following the link below.

Macdevcenter: Support Everything! The Legacy of Apeiron



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Mountain Tanks For Mac Announced
1:05 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

A new Mac shareware company called Battery Acid Games has announced Mountain Tanks for the Mac. Scheduled to ship this summer, Mountain Tanks puts you in the gunner's seat of a powerful tank, the lone defender of an embattled city, with a selection of destructive and defensive weapons at your disposal. Taking turns with human or computer-controlled opponents, you must aim to maximize damage and finish off your enemies before they do the same to you.

As well as ballistic rockets, you have bouncing grenades to fire into those tricky corners, and barrel makers to deploy deadly high explosive containers into the heart of the enemy cities. And when you're the target, you can use smoke screens and wall makers to protect your citizens from the hail of incoming fire.

Features:
• Up to six human or computer-controlled players
• Six action-packed weapons (rockets, grenades, smoke screens, wallmakers, and barrel makers)
• Randomly generated maps with realistic physics for lasting fun
• Stylish visuals
• Simple on-screen controls
• User Interface looks great on widescreen displays
• Original music by SILVERsounds
• Universal Binary

Requirements:
• Requires Mac OS 10.3.9 and up
• 700MHz G3 CPU minimum, G4/G5/Core recommended
• ATI Rage 128 or nVidia GeForce 2MX or Intel GMA950 graphics hardware minimum
• ATI Radeon 9500 or nVidia GeForce 5200 and higher recommended

For more on Mountain Tanks, head over to the official web site by following the link below.

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IMG Reviews American History Lux
12:12 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

IMG has posted a review of SillySoft's latest game, American History Lux. Here's a clip from the review:

On the market these days, along with Lux Delux, is the new American History Lux, which features the same Risk-style gameplay spread across various conflicts that the United States has been involved with in its history. Maps involve the conflicts of the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the Mexican-American War, the US Civil War, World Wars 1 and 2 (Europe and Pacific for WWII), the Korean War, Vietnam War and finally the Iraq War of George H.W. Bush.
To check out the complete review, please follow the link below.

IMG Review: American History Lux
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Macs As Lightsabers: Your Jedi Dreams Come True
7:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 7 comments

If you're interested in transforming your shiny new MacBook Pro into even more of a Force to reckoned with, MacSaber might be the answer to your Jedi prayers. The clever software toy makes use of the Sudden Motion Sensor technology in recent Macs to generate authentic lightsaber sounds when the laptops are waved around.

Now that you've spent entirely too much money on your fancy sudden motion sensor equipped Mac laptop, I predict you'll soon be swinging it around like a loon.

Introducing MacSaber 1.0 Beta. Using your Mac’s sudden motion sensor, this software turns your computer into a Jedi weapon almost worthy of taking on the real thing by making authentic lightsaber sound effects. It senses speed for the lightsaber movement sounds and acceleration for different levels of striking sounds.

MacSaber is available for download at the isnoop.net blog website listed below.

isnoop.net blog: Turn Your Mac Into A Lightsaber


Amju Super Cool Pool 1.4 Adds Intel Suppport
7:00 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

Amju Games has updated Amju Super Cool Pool to version 1.4 which adds Intel Mac support, new menus, and bugfixes. Super Cool Pool is a colorful 3D pool game available for Mac and PC. The game offers 6 Ball, 9 Ball, US 8 Ball, UK Pool, Crazy Pool, and Tricky Shots styles of play.

What's New in Version 1.4

New Edit Player menu, where you can edit and delete player names
New Options menu
Full Screen option
Fix to US 8 Ball rules - after the cue ball is potted, you must place it behind the headstring.
By popular demand, you can now see the balls' paths (the white dots) even if you are not playing a practice game!
Paste (Ctrl+V or Command+V) support added for player names and registration keys
Mac Universal Binary

Please click on the links below to learn more information.


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Mac Games News for Monday, May 22, 2006

Macgamestore: The Movies, Marine Aquarium3:48 PM
Commander – Europe at War Announced for Mac7:36 AM
GamePad Companion Intel-Mac Compatible7:36 AM
Heroes of Might and Magic V Reviewed7:36 AM
The Creation Of A Warcraft Monster7:36 AM
Use an XBox 360 Controller On Mac7:36 AM
 
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