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Friday, August 30, 2002
Aspyr Newsletter: Jedi Knight II Beta, Battlegrounds Demo
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Late yesterday Aspyr Media released their August Newsletter. While the company didn't announce any new projects in the update, it did provide a few interesting tidbits on some of their just-released and upcoming games.

First comes news that The Sims Vacation is now shipping. In the game, your Sims can interact with over 125 new items including the Snowman and the Camping Tent and meet new characters such as the Vacation Director, the Yeti, the Archer, and even a Beach Shark.

The Sims Vacation requires the original The Sims to play and is available for order from Aspyr Media as well as the IMG Store.

In other news, Aspyr also announced that the Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds expansion pack, Clone Campaigns, has entered beta.

Duane "The Rock" Johnson, from Westlake Interactive, is doing the conversion and we are currently at the Beta stage.
There's also good news for those who have been clamoring for a demo of Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds.
For those of you who haven't played the original Star Wars® Galactic Battlegrounds™ keep your eyes peeled for the demo, scheduled to be released this labor day weekend.
Aspyr also mentions in their newsletter that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon and Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast are in the beta stage and should be released in the next few months. Here's what Aspyr's Michael Rogers had to say about Ghost Recon:
"The game is looking great and we've been having a fun time play..I mean testing it" says Michael Rogers, President of Aspyr. "Mac gamers are really going to love all the gameplay they get with this game. The single player missions alone offer countless hours of fun. The multi player is just flat-out cool!"
The newsletter has other interesting tidbits about QuakeCon 2002 and more. To check out the entire newsletter, click on the link below.

Be on the lookout for the Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds on Macgamefiles.com later today.

IMG Preview: The Sims Vacation
IMG First Look: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
IMG First Look: Jedi Knight II
IMG Review: Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds
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Aspyr August Newsletter

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