MW: MacWorld Roundup
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Just get back from a week of vacation without a internet access? Well then, you missed an incredibly exciting week in Mac gaming news from Macworld New York. Here's a quick summary of IMG's coverage:
Day One: Wednesday, July 19
- The announcement of a company created by Microsoft, headed by Peter Tamte (Formerly of MacSoft and Bungie), with the sole purpose of bringing present and future Microsoft games to the Mac OS. No, we are not joking! Yes, this was announced during the keynote.
- MacSoft's future lineup includes Rogue Spear, Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, Links LS 2000 and more, including thirteen value-priced titles from Hasbro Interactive.
- A new company has formed called United Developers, headed by Ron Dimant of Ritual, which will bring many hardcore titles to the Mac, including Sin and a kingdom-sim called Majesty.
- Warcraft III for the Mac OS was announced, and is expected to ship simultaneously with the PC version at the end of 2001. Yes, it still takes Blizzard forever to make games, but is anyone complaining, when the final products are so great?
- ATI announced their line of Mac OS Radeon products, due in September. They are bringing their 32-MB midrange model to the Mac, in both AGP and PCI models, with a price point of $280.
Day Two: Thursday, July 20
- Westlake Interactive gives an update on their projects, as well as telling us they are entering the console development field.
- Multiplayer between Macs and PCs for Baldur's Gate might not be impossible as previous thought, according to GraphSim.
- Clarifications from id Software on their 'surprise' and also more info on Peter Tamte's new Microsoft-Mac porting company and DirectPlay.
- Creative sounds off about their upcoming Soundblaster Live! cards and Gathering of Developers tells us about their Mac aspirations.
Day Three: Friday, July 21
- As Macworld wraps up, we take a second look at Apple's amazing new Cube and wonder what would make it the ultimate gaming machine.
- We visit Simon & Schuster and are amazed by their upcoming Star Trek game, Deep Space Nine: The Fallen. Check out our screenshots to see for yourself.
- While most love Diablo 2, a few Mac gamers are having problems with their video cards.
Wow, what a week! We are still posting some exciting movies and screenshots, so be sure to stay tuned.
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