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Wednesday, February 27, 2002
Aspyr Newsletter
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Aspyr Media published the February edition of their monthly Newsletter today, and it's chock full of information from this busy Mac game publisher. Here's a brief summary of its highlights.

Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, being converted by Brad Oliver of Westlake Interactive, reached "first playable" last week.

As regular readers of IMG can hardly have failed to note, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, converted by Westlake's Glenda Adams, and 4x4 Evolution 2, developed for the Mac by Terminal Reality, have both shipped.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein, converted by Westlake's Duane Johnson, is a final candidate for release, awaiting review and approval (or — always a possibility at this stage, however remote — return for further changes) by those with sign-off authority.

Clive Barker's Undying is just that, having recently reached the first playable stage of conversion by Westlake's Glenda Adams.

The Sims: Hot Date has also reached first playable at the hands of Westlake's Mark Krenek and Phil Sulak.

The Newsletter offers descriptions of all these games as well as their system requirements (preliminary in the case of games still in development), and Aspyr is accepting orders and pre-orders for the games at their web site (some of which are also available to MacGames CD subscribers through the IMG Store).

As previously reported on IMG, four Aspyr games have been updated recently:

  • Otto Matic to version 1.1,
  • Spider Man to version 1.0.1,
  • Star Trek: Voyager — Elite Force to version 1.2,
  • and the HoloMatch component of both Elite Force and its Expansion Pack to version 1.2.1.

As usual, all updates are available from our sister site, MacGameFiles, as well as from Aspyr's web site.

Aspyr also has a deal going on Prima Strategy Guides:

We've got the best deals around on Official Prima Strategy Guides!

We have, once again, teamed up with Prima Games, the world's leading publisher of computer game guides, with more then twenty-five million strategy guides in print, to bring some great new strategy guides to Mac gamers. Check out our Product page for a complete list of available strategy guides. Two of our latest additions include Guides for Return to Castle Wolfenstein and The Sim's Hot Date.

RtCW — Pierce the heart of the Third Reich with detailed single-player mission walkthroughs, comprehensive stats for every weapon and item, and multiplayer tactics including special abilities for both Axis and Allies!

Hot Date — Enhance your Sims' dating scene with vital statistics for each new character from the Blonde Bombshell to the Lounge Lizard. Inside coverage of the all-new social system, plus all of the new interactions. Dating 101: everything you need to score a hot date!

Prima Strategy Guides are also available for:

  • Tomb Raider (1-5)
  • American McGee's Alice
  • Clive Barker's Undying
  • The Sims Livin' Large
  • Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Don't get stuck. Let Prima help you through.

The Newsletter also has word about this month's giveaway and last month's winner, Karen Kleinert, who scored a set of Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks and an iSub, and the notice that only two days remain to buy iPuppet presents: Colin's Classic Cards at the special price of $19.95.

Check out Aspyr's February Newsletter for all the details. If you're not a subscriber, you can find it on their web site at the link below.

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