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After a slight delay, the Mac demo of RPG/shooter hybrid Deus Ex has been released to an eager audience. This large (135 MB) download features the first level of this game, and is an excellent introduction to the variety of challenges and approaches this shooter offers.


Unfortunately, the audience is so eager, the servers are having a difficult time keeping up with the demand. As of early Wednesday morning, the demo has been downloaded from Macgamefiles over 1,300 times. We now have four file mirrors available, so this should help distribute the demand and give you a better chance of downloading successfully. Keep in mind that MGF will automatically rotate between mirrors, so if your download stalls, just try again. We appreciate your patience and understanding, as everyone is trying for their copy of this huge file at the same time, it seems.


Ported to the Mac OS by Westlake Interactive and published by Aspyr Media, Deus Ex has received rave reviews on the PC side, lauded for its developed story line and depth as well as the game's gorgeous visuals. Based on the Unreal Tournament engine, the game is slightly more demanding than even that memory- and processor-hogging shooter; this is due to level designs which incorporate large, open spaces and entire city blocks in full detail.


Those of you who remember Warren Spector's previous creation System Shock or are a fan of compelling solo adventures such as offered by the Marathon series will find much to like in Deus Ex. Set in a near-future world of cyberpunk technologies and age-old conspiracy theories, this game pits a posthuman against a cabal of elites obsessed with world domination, with plot twists galore. Thousands of lines of spoken dialog and integrated cut-scenes help move the story along at a frantic pace.


If you find the prospect of a 135 MB download intimidating, you can be certain that this demo will be included in the next issue of IMG's CD-ROM publication, due in the next few weeks. If you aren't a subscriber, now's an excellent time to sign up and leave the downloading to us.


For more information on this thrilling game, be sure and check out IMG's First Look at and Preview of this title. Deus Ex is currently shipping, and is available from the Aspyr online store as well as the shelves of your local Mac retailer.

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