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Guitar Hero III Patch Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Aspyr Media has released a free patch for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for Mac. The 296 MB update brings the game to version 1.3 and introduces a new Front Row Cam option to improve performance on low end machines. The update is available as a free download on Aspyr's site.

This is an official update for Guitar Hero III. This patch will update any previous version of Guitar Hero III to version 1.3. This update is recommended for all users.

New for 1.3
-New "Front Row Cam" option allows better performance on low end configurations, with smoother gameplay.
-Laptop specific optimizations for better performance.
-A battery meter icon will display remaining battery charge on supported laptops.

More information on Guitar Hero III is available at Aspyr's website listed below.

Guitar Hero III 1.3 Patch
Aspyr Media
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Buy Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

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Myth World Cup 2008 Accepting Registrants
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The Myth World Cup 2008 has been announced. Beginning in early June players of the classic real time strategy game, Myth II: Soulblighter, will be able to face each other in battle to compete for prizes. Those interested in testing their Myth mettle are encouraged to sign up during the three week registration phase.

Have you been looking for a good excuse to dust off that good old Myth 2 cd of yours? Well, now certainly is a good time to do so, because Myth World Cup is here again! MWC08 is now open for registrations. 10 years have now have passed since the first MWC was held and hopefully we can make 10th MWC a great one!

The registration will stay open for three weeks and the tournament will start in early June. The tournament is expected to end in August as usual. There will also be money prizes available this year!

Head over to the website and sign up your team or go look for one!
Click on the link provided below for more information.

Myth World Cup 2008
Bungie Studios
Myth II: Soulblighter

Third BlizzCon Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Blizzard Entertainment, has announced plans for its third BlizzCon gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on October 10 and 11. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises. In response to the demand to accommodate more attendees, this year’s event has expanded from two convention halls to three.

“Whenever we ’ve been able to meet and interact with Blizzard gamers from around the world, it ’s been a great experience for us, ”stated Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We ’re looking forward to seeing even more of our players at this year ’s BlizzCon and delivering another entertaining and informative event for them. ”

BlizzCon will offer a wide variety of activities to help all attendees get the most out of the two-day event. In addition to serving as a gathering place for the different Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, attendees will be able to enjoy:
• Hands-on play time with upcoming Blizzard Entertainment releases
• Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
• Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
• Areas and activities devoted to licensed products such as the World of Warcraft ®Trading Card Game
• Costume, machinima, and character sound-alike contests with great prizes
• Commemorative merchandise based on the Blizzard Entertainment franchises
• A silent auction
• More exciting activities to be announced
Tickets for BlizzCon will go on sale in the next few weeks at a price of $100 USD per person. As the event draws closer, further details will be announced on the official BlizzCon website linked below.

BlizzCon 2008
Blizzard Entertainment

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EVE Online Memories
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RPG Vault recently published a new article exploring the favorite EVE Online memories of several CCP Games developers. The recollections serve to celebrate the sci-fi MMO's recent fifth anniversary.

Huni "TomB" Hinrichsen
Former positions: Quality assurance tester, Lead Designer
Current position: Super secret agent
Best memory of EVE: My first kill
As I was flying my brand new Punisher on EVE's second day, I decided a player had to feel some heat from my lasers. At that time, I had been working for weeks with my dearly beloved co-worker Hjortur (AKA Pong) to get the combat experience balanced. I told him I had found my prey, and he described his ship and the scenario; he was flying an Executioner and killing rats at a stargate in a 0.3 security system. He made an evil, low-sounding giggle but still felt kind of sorry for the soon to be killed newbie. I didn't, so I activated my lasers and watched the ship burn slowly.
Out of nowhere came the loudest, most painful scream, one no man should ever experience. It came from Hjortur. He was dead. Out of 5,000 players that were currently logged in, I had unknowingly made him the first victim for my lasers. Good times, good loot.

Hjalti "Abraxas" Daníelsson
Former position: Customer support
Current position: Fiction writer
Best memory of EVE: Is that an egg in your pocket?
My favorite memory, after years of GM duty, was the one time I risked my job. A player sent in a request for a reward; he claimed to have espied the face of Albert Einstein in one of our nebulas, and was convinced that this was an Easter egg we'd planted. While he was completely sincere about this, he was also very chatty and clearly didn't take himself seriously at all, which was good, because we were very busy at the time, and the only reward I could find for him on short notice was a link to an informational page about psilocybin mushrooms.
Head over to the link below to read the rest of the comments.

RPG Vault: EVE Online Memories
CCP Games
EVE Online

Mac Games News for Monday, May 12, 2008

IMG Reviews Hidden Relics7:03 AM
Aspyr's Game Agent Clarified6:00 AM
MacPipes X Version 1.2.8 Released6:00 AM
Nexuiz Updated6:00 AM
Penumbra: Black Plague Released6:00 AM
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