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Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Blizzard to Make New Title Announcement
7:54 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

An article recently posted at Blue's News notes a forthcoming announcement by gamemaker Blizzard Entertainment concerning their next project. The announcement, which is scheduled to take place on September 20th at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show (TGS), is said to feature back-to-back press conferences.

To add a slant to the mix, Blue's News notes that the TGS is primarily focused on the console market, rather than the computer. This is not to say that computer offerings have not been made at TGS - it's just fuel for speculation.

Due in no small part to its string of megahit titles, including Warcraft III and Starcraft, no doubt gamers across the globe are already lighting up forum threads regarding the impending announcement. Those interested in more details can find them, along with a forum thread on the topic, at Blue's News.

Blue's News - Blizzard's Next Announcement 
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Brickles3000 v2.0 Carbonized for OS X
7:54 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Ken Winograd of Space-Time Associates, maker of various shareware games for both Mac and PC, has released a Carbonized version of Brickles3000 v2.0 for the Mac. For those unfamiliar with the title, it is a breakout-style game that features a host of adjustable features:

Brickles3000 is not your typical 'ball and paddle' game. Brickles3000 features adjustable colors and patterns, adjustable ball and paddle sizes, adjustable speed and window sizes. Even the number of paddles in the game can be changed. Brickles3000 is suitable for everyone from the very youngest children learning to use a mouse, to fast-paced arcade fans.
This version, which boasts improved playability and other cosmetic improvements, simply requires a PPC Mac and a screen resolution of 800x600 or more. Those interested in trying it out can download a free demo at the Space-Time Associates site.

Space-Time Associates

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Kick Off 2002 Now Shipping
7:54 AM | Galen Wiley | Comment on this story

Kick Off 2002, the latest addition to the Kick Off soccer game franchise has begun shipping. Soon, Mac gamers from all over will be able to experience the ultra-fast, adrenaline-pumped, soccer game for themselves, courtesy of Freeverse Software. Kick Off 2002 will feature 204 national teams (each with 16 players), 3 game modes, a team editor, and more. Here is a brief description from the game's official website:

One of the most successful selling football games of all time makes it to the Mac for the very first time, with a whole new look and feel. The Kick Off brand has sold nearly 3.5 million units world-wide over the past 12 years and now for the first time ever Mac owners, whether old or young, can experience a totally different and fun packed experience in football gaming.  What makes Kick Off so exciting is that it is by far the fastest football game available to play. It throws the player head first into the pace and excitement of international soccer with a sprinkle of humour. Kick Off stands out amongst other football games because of it unusual control system and playing mode.
North American gamers can order Kick Off 2002 from Freeverse's online store for $29.95. The product, which was originally ported to the Mac by Coderus and published in the Europe by Virtual Programming, will also be available on store shelves in the coming weeks.

KickOff 2002

TacOps 4 Demo Now Available
7:54 AM | Galen Wiley | Comment on this story

TacOps 4, the army tactical strategy game from BattleFront is out, and now Mac gamers can give it a try in the all new TacOps 4 demo.

The demo includes 4 scenarios: "Basic Training US", "Task Force Frolik 2", "Task Force Gallagher 6", and "Custom Scenario US Army", and is compatible with Mac OS 8.0 through 9.x, and Mac OS X (through Classic mode). You can download the demo right now off of, and for more information regarding the included scenarios and demo limitations, you can check out the official demo information page.

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TacOps 4 Demo Information
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, September 10, 2002

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IMG Store: Soldier of Fortune II Now Shipping10:48 AM
Apple to Boot OS X-Only in 20038:54 AM
Avernum 3 and Geneforge for OS X8:41 AM
Black & White 2 Early Impressions6:00 AM
Mac UT2003 Date; Westlake Responds6:00 AM
Shadowbane Pushed into 20036:00 AM
Snow Jam Maps Released for Slope Rider6:00 AM
WarCraft III Map Hack Users Banned6:00 AM
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