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Aspyr Announces Men of Valor
8:20 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Aspyr Media today announced it will be publishing the Macintosh version of Men of Valor, an upcoming first-person shooter set in the Vietnam War. Using a combination of detailed environments, dynamic scripted events, and emotionally engaging AI, gamers are immersed in jungle firefights, desperate defenses and tense search and destroy operations the Marines engaged in from 1965-1968.

Here's a bit more info on the game:

From the creators of the award-winning Medal of Honor: Allied Assault comes Men of Valor, 2015ís historical first-person shooter that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War.

Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, Men of Valor immerses you in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. Experience the intensity of the historical battlefield recreated with cunning AI, detailed graphics, and interactive scripted sequences that put you in the middle of scenes like those in the finest war films. Battle your way through the major actions in the conflict, from search and destroy missions around Danang airbase to the Tet offensive and the counterattack on Hue. Or experience the entire thrilling tour of duty with friends via various multiplayer modes, which allow you to view the war from the perspective of the Viet Cong guerillas as well as U.S. forces.

For more informaton on Men of Valor Mac, please follow the link below.

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The Gamesome Mac Talks with Myst IV Producer Genevieve Lord
8:20 AM | Sean Smith | Comment on this story

On tonight's broadcast of The Gamesome Mac, the Mac gaming radio program, hosts Sean Smith and David Finley talk with Genevieve Lord, producer of Myst IV Revelation at developer Ubisoft Montreal.

Myst IV Revelation, which shipped this past week from publisher Ubisoft, is the eagerly anticipated fourth title in the series of adventure games that began with the seminal, Mac-first blockbuster Myst eleven years ago.

Sean and David will also offer Mac gaming news, reviews, and commentary, and together with their guest will take questions live from listeners in The Gamesome Mac's chat room and give away two copies of Myst IV: Revelation.

The Gamesome Mac can be heard live on MacRadio from 6 to 8 pm Pacific Time, 9 to 11 pm Eastern (Tuesday from 0100 to 0300 UTC), and on demand thereafter. You can tune in at The Gamesome Mac's web page at the link below, where you'll also find archives of past broadcasts. QuickTime 6 and a 56K or faster Internet connection are required.

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Bridge Construction Set Contest Underway
8:20 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Chronic Logic, makers of the popular independent platformer Gish, have announced a contest for their just-released Bridge Construction Set software for OS X. The contest is free for all to enter and the prizes include a Radeon 9800 and Radeon 9600 from ATI.

The contest is simply to build the "". Here's more on the rules from the contest page:

For CLEAN bridges:
A CLEAN bridge should largely realistic, that means:
The bridge must work without breaking any links.
The bridge must work (the 'test passed' message must appear) with the following delays (the time shown to the right bottom): 0:30, 1:00, 2:00, 5:00 and 10:00 Minutes.
Bridge links may NOT touch/penetrate the level terrain.
Trains & trucks may NOT touch the water.
All decks (rails & street) must be strictly horizontal, that means decks may NOT be curved.
The bridge may NOT have gaps.
Trains & trucks & ships may NOT go through bridge material, no exceptions (e.g. crossbeams).

For DIRTY and ARTISTIC bridges:
For dirty and artistic bridges everything is allowed. The only rule is:
The bridge must work (the 'test passed' message must appear) with a delay specified by the architect (that means: it's sufficient if the bridge works reliably with e.g. 17 seconds but not with any other delay).

To check out Bridge Construction Set, head over to Macgamefiles now.


Mac Games News for Friday, October 1, 2004

IMG Store: Myst IV, SimCity 4: Rush Hour In Stock3:49 PM
Inside Aspyr: Bringing Games To Mac11:51 AM
Bannister Updates Gameboy, 'Enhancer' Emulators7:54 AM
Bridge Construction Set Available For OS X7:54 AM
Custer Joins the Battle Against Terrorism7:54 AM
Myst IV Revelation Released7:54 AM
New WoW Patch Available7:54 AM
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