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'Ballistic' Mac Myth III Editor Released
8:01 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Michael Bagnall of Flying Flip Studios today announced the release of Ballistic 1.0, the first Mac editor able to create new scenarios for Myth III: The Wolf Age. Ballistic runs on OS 9 or OS X and also has a Windows version which corrects many of the original editor's issues.

As you may recall, there were promises from various groups after the initial release of the Myth III to bring its editor "Vengeance" to the Mac. Flying Flip decided to pick up the ball after the disbanding of the MythDevelopers group earlier in the year. You can download Ballistic for your operating system of choice from the FlyingFlip site now.

In addition to Ballistic, Bagnall promises to release a new version of Myth III soon to correct many problems fans had with the game itself. Here's more about what they plan to include in version 1.3 of the title from their site:

Implementation of Overhead Map drawing
to benefit team and tournament play.

Enhanced visual effects & unit modifications
to benefit performance and gameplay.

Water ripple disturbances now rendered at the
proper height relative to the unit's position.

Reintroduction of the classic
"Creep On The Borderlands" map variants.

Players will be able to join up for multiplayer battles via PlayMyth's server. Stay tuned to IMG for the latest on Ballistic and the Myth III v1.3 patch as they become available.

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IMG Reviews Call of Duty
11:34 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a review of Aspyr's Call of Duty, the WW II first-person shooter. Here's a clip from the review:

Call of Duty is, without a doubt, one of the nicer looking games currently out for the Mac. Every thing, from the character models to visual settings to weapon explosives, looks absolutely beautiful. Lighting plays a crucial role in some of the missions, and Iím happy to report that for the most part, Infinity Ward pulls it off without a hitch. All the graphical nuances are done right. The fog, water effects, and great detail spent on small things make the game experience just that much better. Of course, the highest quality of detail isnít available for all machines, but for those that have a Dual 2.0 G5, every thing runs perfect with no slow down.
To check out the review, please follow the link below.

IMG Review: Call of Duty
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Feral Friday: XIII Ships
11:28 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive today announced on their web site that XIII, the cell-shaded first-person shooter has begun shipping. It should be available in online and retail stores in the coming week.

Here's what Feral had to say on their web site:

We've had teasers, conspiracies and plenty of intrigue surrounding the latest addition to our catalogue of Mac games. Finally, after what seems like forever, XIII has been set free among a new cel-shaded world, ready to fight his one man crusade, discover his real identity and find out who actually killed President Sheridan.
For more information on XIII, be sure to check out IMG's hands-on preview of the game.

IMG Preview: XIII
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Custer Heads For The Swamp
8:03 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

This week's IMG Desktop features the kid-friendly title Shrek 2. Based directly off of the popular DreamWorks movie currently in theaters, Shrek 2: The Game presents players with a quest that features all of the main characters from the movie, including Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona to name a few.

Here's a snippet of what IMG's in-house desktop creator Brad Custer had to say about this week's creation:

With the recent release of Shrek 2 in the theatres and it's overwhelming success it was a sure sign that my email would be loaded with requests for a desktop from the game. And the news from Aspyr Media that the game is at final candidate also contributed to a surge in mail. Of course I've enjoyed the movie myself and we all know it's "better out then in". I'm not sure how that applies to creating a desktop for the game, but I did just that. ;) In this week's offering I wanted to create a desktop that would go along with the theme of the box art. So, with the help of Aspyr Media and Activision, I was able to create this wallpaper. I simply entitled it, "Loveable Ogre", and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. :)
The desktop features Shrek, with his large melon occupying a good portion of the picture. As always, those interested in downloading will find multiple resolutions available at Custer's Desktops.

IMG Desktop: Loveable Ogre
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Blades of Avenum Updated
8:01 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Following up on their beta update,Spiderweb Software has recently released the official v1.1 patch for Blades of Avernum, it's RPG game/editor. The patch addresses a variety of bugs and allows the use of scenarios made with the latest version of the editor.

Those interested in downloading the patch can find download links at Spiderweb's site. The patch is sized at around 500KB.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, June 10, 2004

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ATI Seeks to Hire Mac Driver Developer12:35 PM
IMG Store: TRON 2.0 Now Shipping10:18 AM
New EV: Nova Changes Coming8:25 AM
Red Marble Releases Flip Words7:59 AM
World of Warcraft Q&A, Trailer Posted7:59 AM
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