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IMG Interviews GOG.com's Trevor Longino
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 7 comments

Inside Mac Games' Justin Ancheta recently spoke with Trevor Longino, Head of Marketing and PR for GOG.com, about the company's addition of Mac friendly versions of many of its popular classic game titles. Among other things the in-depth interview covers Longino's history with the company, what lead to Mac support, and how Mac users have responded to the announcement.

JA: I noticed that for the Mac version of Imperial Glory, you have the version developed by Feral Interactive, which was another company; it was sold and distributed through another company…are you actually going to bring in more companies who’ve made Mac ports like Aspyr, or MacPlay, or MacSoft?

TL: “That I couldn’t really say…what ends up happening is sometimes when you get the rights to sell – well, when we signed all of our games initially we had only Windows rights. So what the year of work has involved is contacting all of our partners and saying, 'Hey we want to start selling Mac games, how do we go about acquiring those rights as well?' Sometimes they say, “Hey, that’s awesome, there’s nothing holding you back from selling our games, so sure, feel free to go ahead.” Sometimes they say, “Sure, you’re welcome to have the Mac rights but you can’t use the already existing Mac port, because we don’t have the rights for the Mac port, so you’ll have to port it yourself instead.” Sometimes they say, “Yes, you may sell Mac games, yes, you may use the port we already developed – here is the port that we own the rights to, even though somebody else developed it,” - so, it’s a very confusing issue. You know, if you want to screw something up, you get lawyers involved. This is a case where I can’t say whether or not we’ll have Aspyr or Mac(Play/Soft) games or anybody else’s product there, simply because I don’t know if anybody else who we have signed with owns the rights to the games that they ported.”

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Save On EA Games This Week At Mac Game Store
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Mac Game Store has announced it is having a Fall Sale on select Electronic Arts games for the Macintosh. Visit Mac Game Store online, now through Friday, October 26 to take advantage of instant deals on some of the hottest EA Mac games.

Sale items include popular games such as The Sims 3, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Dragon Age 2, and much more. Here's a sample of the great deals available through Mac Game Store's EA Fall Sale:

  • Dragon Age 2 - $19.95 USD (regularly $29.95)
  • Dragon Age Mac Pack - $52.99 (regularly $59.99)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 - $24.95 (regularly $29.95)
  • Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 - $22.95 (regularly $24.95)
  • The Sims 3 - $34.95 (regularly $39.95)
  • The Sims 3 Showtime Expansion Pack - $29.95 (regularly $29.95)
  • The Sims 3 Supernatural - $34.99 (regularly $39.99)
  • The Sims 3 Ambitions - $34.99 (regularly $39.99)
  • The Sims 3 Pets - $42.99 (regularly $49.99

All prices are USD (equivalent amounts in other currencies). Mac Game Store carries over 2000 of the best Macintosh games on the planet. All downloads are handled through Mac Game Store's hot new app for the Mac, available for free from the Mac Game Store web site.

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The Good Life Coming To Macs November 2
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The Good Life from Iceberg Interactive is coming to Mac Game Store on November 2. The free roaming simulation allows players to enter a 3D tropical environment to play a combination of gameplay styles including ship simulation, time management, and tycoon. The game features more than 50 harbors to expore, six different ship types, and realistic weather conditions.

The Good Life is a free roaming simulation set in a visually stunning 3D tropical environment. Play an intriguing combination of gameplay styles; part ship simulation, part time- management, part tycoon and 100% fun. a villa ashore, your own yacht, a stunning sunset, sandy beaches and see-through waters. live the life you always dreamed of on your way to becoming the area’s top dog.

The Story
Like so many, Derek Hales is fed up and is dreaming about ditching the nine-to-five lifestyle. When he learns that his late uncle made him the sole heir of “Carpe Diem Boats”, a boat- ing company on the tropical com- plex of the Jo Jo islands, he doesn’t hesitate for a second. A new life awaits ! After a long voyage, he and his striking girlfriend Michelle Joyce finally arrive at their destination, enjoying the beautiful sunrise, with a Boating Company of their own. Compared to the dull office life, this new life looks much better. Finally but suddenly, life is good !

Features:

  • With an array of luxury vessels at your disposal, take on various missions across ultra-realistic tropical waters, in order to make your fortune.
  • Experience vast, beautiful tropical locations, with more than 50 harbours and dozens of diverse places to explore.
  • Become an adept skipper and progress across 6 different ship types.
  • Realistic weather conditions and 24hr day/night cycle.
  • Seek treasures in the deep, rescue people from drowning, avoid pirate attacks and become rich and famous!
  • Use your earnings to build your commercial empire - buy and sell properties in this tropical paradise – progress from sun beds, beach houses and bungalows, to restaurants, villas and even hotels.
  • Play against 9 other NPC ‘Skippers’ who compete for business against you – become the best skipper, earn more money and become the ultimate tycoon of the JoJo Islands!
The game is available to pre-order now for $19.95 (USD). It will require Mac OS X 10.5 or later and an Intel Mac.

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SimCity Gets March 2013 Launch Date
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Electronic Arts has confirmed that SimCity will be available in stores on March 5, 2013 for Mac and Windows PCs. The latest incarnation of the popular city building simulation game will offer "a fun, dynamic experience, underpinned by GlassBox, the most complex simulation engine in its class."

For more than two decades, the king of city-building simulators has sworn in millions of virtual mayors from around the world. With its return on March 5 2013, SimCity will engage an entirely new generation of PC and Mac gamers as they take charge of their own customized cities. This is a new SimCity that offers a deeper, richer game than ever before. It has been built from the ground up to be an online connected experience, with the new GlassBox engine driving the most authentic simulation ever seen. It has a model-like look and feel that makes players want to reach in, poke, prod, and tinker around. Maxis has put the simulation right in front of the player so that they can see the consequences of their actions and really dig in to see how the systems work. Finally, for the first time in SimCity franchise history, SimCity introduces multicity play, which brings a new dimension as players’ decisions not only affect their city, but have a ripple effect across the entire SimCity World.
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Left 4 Dead 2 Free For The Weekend
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Valve Software recently announced a special weekend promotion for Left 4 Dead 2. Now, and continuing through the weekend, the zombie filled action title will be free to play. Current players can earn a new achievement for assisting free weekend visitors in their efforts to survive a campaign.

To celebrate Halloween, we are unleashing L4D2 on the world. Starting this Thursday, the entire game will be free to play for the whole weekend. New players can begin pre-loading now. For long time players, it is time to welcome your new found friends and help them survive the zombie apocalypse.

For current players, we created a new achievement. Good Guy Nick - – “Plays games with free weekend players and helps them survive a campaign.” Who is a free weekend player? You’re going to have to talk to each other to find out or you could always let your friends know Left 4 Dead 2 is going to be free this weekend and have them join you. Spread the word! It’s the zombie apocalypse, bring friends.

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