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InstantAction Games Available For Mac Users
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

InstantAction.com, a browser based 3D gaming site, is now offering to the public an open beta of the Mac version. Developed by GarageGames, creators of the Torque Game Engine, InstantAction currently offers Rokkitball, Marble Blast Online, Think Tanks, and Fallen Empire: Legions to Mac users.

That's right, the mac beta is now open to the public.  If you've got a mac and have been looking for some new games to play, InstantAction has you covered with 4 fancy new titles (and more coming soon).
Requirements:
Fallen Empire Legions:
• OS X v10.5.4
• Safari 3.1.2 or Firefox 3.01
• GeForce™ 7 series, Geforce™ 8 series, Radeon™ HD series or Radeon™ X1900 series. Integrated Intel® graphics are not supported
• Intel® chipsets only
• RAM: 512 MB of available system memory
• Internet Access Required
• OS-supported keyboard and mouse

Marble Blast Online:
• OS X v10.4.11 or OS X v10.5.4
• Safari 3.1.2 or Firefox 3.01
• Intel® chipsets only
• RAM: 512 MB of available system memory
• Internet Access Required
• OS-supported keyboard and mouse

Rokkitball:
• OS X v10.5.4
• Safari 3.1.2 or Firefox 3.01
• GeForce™ 7 series, Geforce™ 8 series, Radeon™ HD series or Radeon™ X1900 series. Integrated Intel® graphics are not supported
• Intel® chipsets only
• RAM: 512 MB of available system memory
• Internet Access Required
• OS-supported keyboard and mouse

ThinkTanks:
• OS X v10.4.11 or OS X v10.5.4
• Safari 3.1.2 or Firefox 3.01
• Intel® chipsets only
• RAM: 512 MB of available system memory
• Internet Access Required
• OS-supported keyboard and mouse
Click over to the links below for more information.

GarageGames
Instantaction.com



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IMG Reviews Battlestations: Midway
8:51 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a review of the action/strategy title from Feral Interactive, Battlestations: Midway. Set during the Pacific Theater in World War II, the game combines action and strategy for a unique single-player and multi-player experience. Here's an excerpt from the review:

You can directly control only one unit at a time in the game, meaning you leave the other units under computer AI control. When you issue orders to units on your map, they will attempt to carry them out, until you take control of them. You can order units to join up, follow each other, attack enemy units, and move somewhere or move in a path using waypoints. The key to winning the game is to properly micro-manage each unit at the right critical moment. Often you will need to take control of a torpedo bomber as it approaches its' target, or a sub as it gets close to its' target, or a ship as it engages in a critical battle. The AI does a fine job on it's own, but it just isn't smart. It is predictable and methodical, and you can easily beat a computer controlled opponent with deft maneuvering and (in the case of ships) quick damage control.
Follow the link below for the full review.

IMG Review: Battlestations: Midway
Battlestations: Midway
Feral Interactive
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Fretlight Guitar Learning System Comes To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Optek Music Systems, a company dedicated to the development of interactive musical instruments and software, has released their successful Fretlight Lesson Player software for the Mac. It comes complete with 30 interactive beginner lessons, MIDI play-along tracks, and MP3 files for learning how to play the guitar quickly and easily.

The Fretlight Lesson Player for Mac works in conjunction with Fretlight, a series of guitars that feature LED lights embedded in the guitar’s fretboard. These lights signify finger placement, illuminating notes, chords and scales.

More information about Fretlight Lesson Player:

“Since we launched the Garageband Plugin in 2007, many Mac users who already play the guitar or want to learn, have been wanting a solution that would allow them to utilize the Mac they know and love to advance their playing quickly and easily,” said Rusty Shaffer, President  & CEO. “We now have a full suite of software that is devoted to helping these users to develop skills they’ve only dreamed of.”

Fretlight Lesson Player is a universal platform that consists of individual lessons. Once individuals move beyond the complimentary initial 30 beginner lessons, which covers everything from how to hold the guitar to tuning, a series of Lesson and Style Pak’s are available for further beginner development as well as intermediate and advanced level players. Each Lesson Pak contains more than 70 lessons, MIDI and MP3 files. The Lesson Player uses tools, which appeal to a variety of learning styles by including pictures, audio instructions and play-along MIDI tracks. Upon completion, students can test their knowledge before moving on to the next lesson.

Fretlight Lesson Player for Mac is the company’s fourth Mac-compatible software solution. The other titles in the family include a Garageband Plugin, M-Player for learning favorite songs quickly and easily and Improviser, for the practice of lead or solo guitar playing.

Connected via the USB port of a Windows PC or Mac and driven by software, the Fretlight guitar allows users to learn, memorize, and play a variety of rhythm and lead guitar for mastering classical, blues, rock, country and heavy metal music. With the ability to create or learn guitar music at the user’s individual pace, the Fretlight interactive system is designed to help players at every level.
The Fretlight Lesson Player for Mac and Beginner Lesson Pak 1 for Mac are available for free download at the site below and ships free with every new Fretlight guitar purchase. Additional Lesson Pak’s are available for $19.95 each and can be purchased at the website.

Optic Music Systems
Fretlight Store


Kivi's Underworld Monsters Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Soldak Entertainment has released a new bestiary for Kivi's Underworld, the company's upcoming action RPG title. Described as a casual hack and slash game, Kivi allows players to adventure as one of 20 character classes against a variety of dangerous foes. The bestiary opens with entries for the giant Hulks and cowardly Scree.

Hulk:  
A big, tusked, armor-plated beast, the hulk evolved underground. Hulks are vicious and will kill and eat anything. Underground races fear them, even the dark elves. They’re solitary creatures except when breeding, preferring a large territory in which to hunt.

Scree:
Chaos rips through the core of the world, a deadly doorway to dimensions beyond. The Scree slipped through into the underworld, cowardly mini-demons ready to mob their enemies when they have the numbers on their side.
Head over to the links below to read more about the game.

Kivi's Underworld Monster Page
Kivi's Underworld



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New Geneforge 5 Screenshots
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Spiderweb Software has released a collection of new screenshots from the upcoming Geneforge 5: Overthrow. The fifth and final chapter to the fantasy RPG series will once again take players to the world of the Shapers and Rebels for a final showdown to determine which side will achieve victory.

From the website:

Spiderweb Software brings you Geneforge 5: Overthrow, the final chapter in their fantasy epic. Return to the world of the Shapers one final time. Explore a vast, war-torn world, create and mold your own army of strange, powerful monsters, and choose a side to help lead to final victory.

Geneforge 5: Overthrow features:
• Enormous world, with over 80 areas to explore.
• Choose among five different factions, each with its own beliefs, cities, and quests. Help the rebels or fight them. Your choices will shape the world.
• Dozens of different endings. Choose for yourself how the saga will finally end.
• Many paths to victory. Slay your enemies or use stealth and diplomacy to outwit them. Become engrossed in the storyline or just go out and wreak havoc.
• Lots of replay value.
• Prior experience with the Geneforge series is completely unnecessary.
Visit the site listed below to check out the new screenshots and read more about the game.

Geneforge 5 Screenshots
Spiderweb Software
Geneforge 5
Buy Geneforge 5


Mac Games News for Friday, October 3, 2008

2009 Hoyle Games Launch6:00 AM
Clue Classic Released For Mac6:00 AM
Penny Arcade Adventures Episode Two Goes Gold6:00 AM
Spore Reviewed6:00 AM
StarcCraft II: Hellion vs Reaper6:00 AM
 
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