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Swoop Software Announces Kitty Spangles 3.1
1:16 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Swoop Software today announced an update to Kitty Spangles Solitaire in response to customer demand.  Kitty Spangles Solitaire 3.1 features 38 solitaire games including hugely popular favorites such as Klondike, Canfield, Freecell, Penguin and Spider.

New in This Version

• By popular request, Kitty now includes Pyramid, Golf, Montana, Gaps and Beleaguered Castle.
• Even clearer, high-resolution card designs.
• Kitty now remembers your recent games, making game selection even easier.
• A High Score table allows players to compare scores and times for every game played.
Kitty Spangles Solitaire 3.1 is available as shareware for $19.95. A free demo is available for download on the web site.

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Inside Mac Games Interviews Freeverse's Bruce Morrison
2:36 PM | Tuncer Deniz | 4 comments

Inside Mac Games recently sat down for an interview with Bruce Morrison of Freeverse Software. Bruce talks about Freeverse's place in the Mac gaming market, Heroes of Might and Magic V, and their involvement beyond the Mac platform.

Be sure to check out the interview by following the link below.

Inside Mac Games: Freeverse's Bruce Morrison


Cathy's Caribbean Club Released
2:27 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Mystery Studio has released the company's latest Mac game, Cathy's Caribbean Club. It is available at Macgamestore.com for $19.95.

Cathy is spending her holidays on a cruise in the Caribbean. By a twist of fate she loses her cruise and ends up working in a club in one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive beaches. Little by little she will own her own business and meet all the Hollywood celebrities that she admires!

Hundreds of different customers will come to your club, asking for smoothies. Serve them all and your business will thrive. Eventually, your growing fame will bring VIP celebrities. If VIP customers are pleased the rewards will be greater, and you will move your club to five exotic locations in the Caribbean.

Play 50 different levels and watch Cathy’s story unfold in the Adventure mode, while visiting exotic locations, such as a Luxury Cruise, a Tropical Beach, or a Fancy Hotel. Keep customers happy and buy funny upgrades to aid you in your journey through the Caribbean. Many more features.

A free demo of Cathy's Caribbean Club is available on the web site. For more, follow the link below.

Macgamestore: Cathy's Caribbean Club


Custer Tells A Story
1:18 PM | Brad Custer | 1 comment

IMG's desktop-guru Brad Custer has released another new desktop. This week's theme this time revolves around Aspyr's recent release The Sims Life Stories. Custer explains that this desktop was created in response to the high demand for a desktop for the game:

With the release this week of The Sims Life Stories from Aspyr Media, the loyal fans of the Sims have invaded my inbox. It's always fun to honor your requests especially when it's for one of the most popular titles of all times. I decided to feature the two main characters of this game in my wallpaper and was able to make this week's feature with the help of Aspyr Media.
Custer's desktops come in various sizes by clicking on the link below.

Inside Mac Games: Custer's Desktops



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Prey Reviewed
1:17 PM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

The Mac Observer recently reviewed Prey, Human Head Studios' unique first person shooter brought to the Mac by Aspyr Media. Players take the role of Tommy who fights to survive after malevolent aliens abduct him and his loved ones. Mac Observer gave the game a score of 4 out of 5.

From the review:

Human Head worked to set a creepy, foreign mood and pulled this off admirably with a blend of levels that combine both a techno-steel look with pulsating organic fixtures that rival anything found in the Quake or Doom series. The overall creepy/biological feel of the game is enhanced by picking up weapons that are essentially organic in nature. Small, crab-like aliens become grenades while tentacle-like appendages attach to an arm to become powerful weapons.

Where game play is concerned, Prey throws in some cool new elements such as a spirit form and "gravity tripping". With the spirit form, Tommy can learn to voluntarily leave his hovering body and walk around as a spirit form, equipped with a bow and arrow for weaponry. This helps move beyond otherwise impassable obstacles and provides a cool new way to think through a puzzle when necessary.

Gravity tripping was advertised as one of Prey's main bells and whistles and genuinely makes the game that much better. Simply fire at a gravity switch and the player's relative gravity will shift. While this doesn't help with fighting unless the player makes an effort to do so (suddenly being able to walk on a wall can offer new firing angles, etc.), this does offer new ways to traverse obstacles and work through a level.
Check out the entire review at the link below.

Mac Observer: Prey Review
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Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword Announced For PC
1:17 PM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

2K and Firaxis recently announced Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, the largest Civilization expansion pack ever released and the second expansion for Civ IV. Beyond the Sword will focus on new content and options for late game time periods after the invention of gunpowder, and will deliver 12 challenging and unique new scenarios. BtS will also introduce ten new civilizations, 16 new leaders, five new wonders, and a variety of new units.

Here are a few of the expansion's key features:

Expanded Epic Game: Firaxis Games delivers a massive increase in new units, buildings, and technologies to the epic game with additional focus on the late-game time periods.

New Game Scenarios: The expansion will deliver 12 new scenarios, many containing themes never before included in the Civilization series, custom designed by the team at Firaxis and select members of the CivFan Community.

New Civilizations: The expansion pack includes ten new civilizations, such as Portugal, Babylon and Netherlands and their associated unique units and buildings.

Advanced Starts: A major fan request, this new feature will enable players to “buy” components of a custom-tailored empire and begin play in the later part of the game, allowing them to experience many of the new features of the expansion pack in a shorter amount of time.

Enhanced AI: The AI has received many enhancements, making it tougher to beat on the higher difficulty levels. The ways in which the AI will attempt to achieve victory have also been expanded.
Although the original Civilization IV and the Warlords expansion have both reached the Mac, there is no word yet on Beyond the Sword's Mac future.

Click on the links below for more information.

Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
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Mac Games News for Thursday, March 29, 2007

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