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Halo Universal Binary Available
11:04 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 46 comments

Destineer's MacSoft unit announces today that the Universal version of Halo for Macintosh has been released. The Universal version runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.

MacSoft will send out a new Halo disc to owners of the original version of Halo. To receive a new disc, you can send MacSoft your Halo registration code number, along with $9.95(US) for shipping and handling. Information is available at the MacSoft web site: www.macsoftgames.com.

Anyone who has purchased Halo for Macintosh after January 1, 2006 can receive the Universal Application with no shipping or handling charges. The MacSoft website has complete details.
 
For users who would prefer to download the new version, it will be available from the MacGameStore. The download is quite large as it contains an entire CD worth of data. After downloading, users will need to burn the image to CD media in order to play. Again, owners of the original version will have to supply their registration number. Charge for the download is $5.00.

Halo owners who have not upgraded to an Intel-based Mac do not need to upgrade their version of Halo. They will still be able to play network games against owners of the Universal version.

Macgamestore: Halo Universal Binary
MacSoft


IMG Reviews Super Tile Sudoku
3:43 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

IMG has posted a review of Super Tile Sudoku. Here's a clip from the review:

Super Tile Sudoku is a title that’s cashing in on a current puzzling craze. More often than not, this means disaster for the early computer titles that emerge. They tend to be hurried, incomplete, buggy blackholes from which cash never returns. This rule proves, thankfully, only partially true for Super Tile Sudoku.
Please follow the link below to check out the entire review.

IMG Review: Super Tile Sudoku


Apple Posts Latest Hot Deals
3:28 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Ramjet has Hot Deals exclusive pricing on Mac compatible RAM upgrades including: 1GB DDR2 RAM module for the MacBook Pro for only $124.00!; 2GB (2X 1GB modules) RAM upgrade kit for the iMac w/iSight (Intel-based) for only $244!; 1GB RAM module for the iMac G5 w/iSight for only $88.00!; 1GB (1x 1GB module) RAM upgrade for original iMac G5 for only $117.00; and much more.

Sweetwater Sound has Hot Deals on a wide variety Mac compatible hardware and software products including: PreSonus DigimaxFS 8-channel mic preamp with 96kHz ADAT output for only $599.97; HHB FlashMic condenser microphone w/built-in flash recorder and software for only $1299.97!; M-Audio MidAir 25, 25-key wireless USB MIDI keyboard controller w/Ableton Live Lite 5 software for only $199.97!; Samson Q1U super-cardioid dynamic handheld microphone with USB interface for only $49.97!; Cakewalk Rapture wavetable softsynth for only $199.97!; and much more.



Rage Of Magic II Reviewed
11:04 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Macworld's Game Room has reviewed Gamebrew.com's Rage of Magic II. The game offers players the chance to mix it up in 2D combat, using hand to hand skills as well as magic. The Game Room gave Rage of Magic II a score of 3 out of 5 mice.

From the review:

A convoluted story line involving a paladin and masters of light and dark magic is the fussy backdrop for this game, but the important thing to know is that you’re going to face off against a lot of bad guys. And to do so, you’re going to need to use hand-to-hand combat and magic skills simultaneously.

What’s fun about Rage of Magic II is the combination attacks you can do. If you remember those old arcade games, they frequently paired a joystick with an array of buttons that would let you combine magic or strong attacks with your normal hacking-and-slashing motions when facing off against an enemy. Rage of Magic II is no different—you move your character using keyboard keys and activate combination, magic, panic and super attacks by pressing different keys.

For the full review head over to the Macworld site listed below.

Macworld Game Room: Rage of Magic II Review
Rage of Magic II
Gamebrew.com


Apple's Boot Camp Updated To 1.1 Beta
11:04 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Apple's Boot Camp, beta software which allows Intel Mac owners to boot into Windows XP, has been updated to version 1.1. The update provides compatibility for owners of Apple's latest computers as well as a variety of other changes.

Here's a list of the new features:

- Support for the latest Intel-based Macintosh computers
- Easier partitioning using presets for popular sizes
- Ability to install Windows XP on any internal disk
- iSight camera support
- Support for built-in microphones
- Right-click when pressing the right-hand Apple key on Apple keyboards
- Improved Apple keyboard support including Delete, PrintScreen, NumLock, and ScrollLock keys
To read more click on the link below.

Apple Boot Camp


Mac Games News for Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Façade Available for the Mac10:30 AM
IMG Chat Tonight With Aspyr's Glenda Adams10:30 AM
A Tale In The Desert 3 Reviewed8:30 AM
Blizzard President Interviewed8:30 AM
Sims 2: Open for Business Goes Gold8:30 AM
 
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