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MoH Mod: Hell In The Pacific Updated
8:24 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Computer game modding website The Modding Theatre recently updated their complete modification Hell In The Pacific to version 1.2.

Hell In The Pacific, a modification to Electronic Art's first person shooter Medal Of Honour: Allied Assault, modifies the multiplayer part of the game based on the Pacific Theater campaign of World War Two. The mod features over ten different multiplayer maps based in the South Pacific, based on locations such as Iwo Jima, Kuro Shima and the Marshall Islands. The modification also features 12 new weapons and 24 new uniforms, matching the ones found in the conflict in the Far East.

Version 1.2 of the mod fixes several issues users have been experiencing with the previous verions of the game, and, so far, has proven to be a solid version. The Modding Theatre have declared that the 1.2 update will be the last point update until the developers release their completely re-worked version 2.0.

Players looking forward to the release of EA's next MOH title, MOH: Pacific Assault, should head over to IMG's sister site MacGameFiles, download the 187 meg mod, and give it a whirl. System requirements match those for the original Aspyr title, so if you can play that, you're in business.

And anybody reading this who hasn't yet played either the original Medal Of Honour: Allied Assault title, or it's expansion, MOH: Spearhead, owes it to themselves to head over to the IMG Store and order the ground-breaking first person shooter immediately.

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IMG Reviews Medal of Honor: Spearhead
12:09 PM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

Our review of Medal of Honor: Spearhead, the expansion to Aspyr's hit WW2 based first-person shooter, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, is now up. The review of course covers every aspect of the game, from its new single-player missions, to performance issues, to of course multi-player. Here's a snippet:

Every so often, a game comes along that is labeled a genre-buster. Electronic Art's Medal of Honor: Allied Assault was a prime example. It had everything: Action, accurate portrayal of historic events, and all of the cinematic details that make people flock to the theaters for the latest summer blockbuster. Allied Assault remains one of the most positively reviewed games in recent memory. The first expansion to the title, Spearhead, does more than enough to improve the reputation of the series.
To check out the full review, or to order your own copy of Spearhead, follow the provided links below.

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IMG Store: Pre-Order Command & Conquer: Generals
8:29 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The IMG Store is now taking pre-order for Aspyr's recently announced strategy game, Command & Conquer: Generals. The game is available for pre-order for $48.99. If you're an IMG Pro/MacGames CD subscriber, you can pick it up for $43.99.

In a time of modern war, recent military aggressions around the globe have many nations worried. Between the United States, China, and the Global Liberation Army, tensions run high. Their leaders profess no interest in escalating the situation, but words ring hollow when satellite photos tell a different story.

UNITED STATES: America’s military leader must use the world’s most advanced military to root out an elusive foe. Eradicating the cell-based GLA will take courage, conviction, and the will to see a prolonged campaign through to the end.

GLOBAL LIBERATION ARMY: Facing superior firepower, the GLA embraces bio-terrorism, sabotage, and suicide bombings to further its political agenda. But leading a chaotic group of “freedom” fighters against two global superpowers will take some doing.

CHINA: No longer just a red-communist step-child, China’s modern army is well financed, with a strong nationalistic bent. Parading technology like Dragon Tanks and nuclear missiles, China’s military goes beyond simple troop numbers.

Command & Conquer: Generals is scheduled to be released in January, 2004. To place your pre-order, head over to the IMG Store.

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More ToySight Information Posted
8:24 AM | Johan Hansén | Comment on this story

Aaron Fothergill at Strange Flavour has updated their AirBurst Extreme developer diary over at with news of their upcoming camera controlled game ToySight. He lets us know that the game is based upon the AirBurst Extreme engine.

A small snippet from the diary:

ToySight shares most of its basic codebase with Airburst Extreme (we actually tested the ToySight controls in ABE and it's looking like ABE will have ToySight controls as an option when it's eventually finished).

We're now into the final 'big push' on ToySight. This is the fun bit where we get to make the critical decisions about which games make the grade and stay in the pack, and what ones get dropped or radically changed. We'll be pretty busy for the next couple of weeks, so I probably won't get much of a chance to update this diary, but keep your eyes open for press on ToySight
To read the full update, head over to the AirBurst Extreme Dev Diary with help of the link provided below.

ToySight is scheduled to be released in time for the holiday season from the publisher Freeverse Software.

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Cyan Releases Myst First Draft for Anniversary
8:24 AM | Johan Hansén | Comment on this story

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary since the release of the original adventure game Myst, Cyan Worlds has released the draft to the first chapter of Myst: The Book of Atrus free for everybody to read. The book was written by Rand Miller back in 1994 and is the first of 3 books of Myst, depicting the characters you've got to know in the games.

The free chapter starts like this:

Once again, the creeping silence made its way around the room, hovering above the dust-covered floor. It slid like a dark spirit over the broken tile, searching for any noise that might violate its dominion. Silence had reigned in the room for countless years, defying even the smallest sound to challenge it. And so the silence patrolled the thick darkness, listening.

Gliding above the cold floor, the silence stared deeply into a pair of eyes: eyes which spoke of endless, aching loneliness. The eyes belonged to the ornate mosaic that had, in times long-forgotten, served as revered memorial: a royal ancestor crafted in tile in the floor. But now those eyes were transformed by the cracking of age, the dullness of neglect, and the paralyzing tyranny of the silence.

To read it all, follow the link provided below.

The fourth installment of the Myst series, Uru: Ages Beyond Myst is nearing completion for PC and will be released later this year. A Macintosh version has still to be confirmed, but since we've got the earlier games in the series, we can only hope that we will get Uru: Ages Beyond Myst for Mac as well.

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Mac Games News for Monday, September 29, 2003

Pangea Working On Nanosaur 211:14 AM
Shadowbane Price Drop, New World Map9:33 AM
Aspyr Q&A at GameDaily6:21 AM
Logitech Announces Six New Speaker Systems6:21 AM
Red Marble Games on The Gamesome Mac6:21 AM
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