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IMG Reviews Logitech Z-2200
10:21 AM | Johan Hansén | Comment on this story

IMG's Tim Morgan has taken a look at the Z-2200, the latest dust-buster from the Mac friendly hardware manufacturers at Logitech. Originally designed to be a set of 2.1 speakers, the Z-2200 is powerful enough to keep your dust away.

From the article:

The first thing I noticed about the Z-2200 is its power. The system boasts 200 watts RMS of power (with a peak of 400 watts), with 80 of those watts originating from the satellites and the remaining 120 from the sub. In the end, this gives the speakers quite a bit of punch for a computer setup. The Z-2200 is quite capable of any volume level appropriate for household use, and can hold its own for social events. Quite impressive was the lack of clipping: Even on a hot signal at the top of its volume range the speakers stayed true. High volume tests saw a decrease in clarity and a noticeable increase in signal noise, but produced an otherwise unaffected tone.
To read the full review, follow the link provided below.

IMG Review: Logitech Z-2200

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Aspyr Starts Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons Server
9:03 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Aspyr has launched its own Battlefield 1942 server for the just released Secret Weapons of WWII expansion pack. To play on the Aspyr server, simply launch Battlefield 1942 Mac with the Secret Weapons expansion pack installed and look for the server named "Aspyr BF1942" in the game's server browser.

Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII lets you control lethal experimental weapons from World War II. Straight from Allied and Axis laboratories, many of these weapons never saw combat until now. Defeat your enemies with a variety of experimental firepower, including the Wasserfall Guided Rocket, the Natter Rocker Plane, and the revolutionary Rocket Pack. Drop from a cargo plane behind enemy lines and prepare for close combat with one-shot-kill knives, new machine guns, and more. Give all of these weapons and vehicles a trial by fire on eight new battle maps.

Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII began shipping from Aspyr on Monday. The IMG Store is currently taking pre-orders for the game and expects to ship the expansion pack today or tomorrow.

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Men Of Valor PC Deployed
8:20 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Vivendi Universal Games have announced that the PC version of the highly-anticipated, Vietnam-themed first person shooter Men Of Valor is shipping.

Created by 2015, the highly-regarded team behind the Medal Of Honour: Allied Assault shooter, Men Of Valor chronicles the plight of Marine Dean Shepard through most of the major battles of the conflict, from the early stages of the war in 1965 to the Tet Offensive of 1968. Players will guide their band of brothers through the hardship and confusion of the battlefield, in both single-player and online multi-player action. The game, created under the supervision of veteran military advisors, is the first Vietnam-based shooter to come to the Mac.

The title, built on top of Epic's Unreal engine, is currently being ported by Aspyr Media's talented internal development team. The porting experts have been collaborating closely with Vivendi Universal in order to get the game released in record time; the Mac version is expected to ship in December.

Stay tuned to IMG as further news on this exciting new title emerge. Players jonsing for some new first person action for the Hoplidays can jump the gun and pre-order the title from the IMG Store for $48.95 USD by clicking through the links below:

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Bioware Launches Online NWN Module Store
8:20 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

BioWare has announced they will be opening an online store November 10, offering three new Neverwinter Nights modules, all of which will feature new storylines, voiceovers, music, and in-game content. Best of all, BioWare has written IMG to say that all of the modules have been tested and are guaranteed to work on the Mac.

The modules are described as follows:

Neverwinter Nights: Kingmaker (Developed by BioWare designers Cori May and Dan Whiteside):
Embark on a journey that transcends the bounds of life and death with a loyal band of companions at your side. Evil lurks in a war-torn keep, and the souls of trusted companions must be sacrificed to unearth it. To uncover the truth, you must win the throne.

Neverwinter Nights: ShadowGuard (Developed by Ben “Altaris” McJunkin, developer of "Lone Wolf" series of Neverwinter Nights fan modules):
Your astonishing work at the Imperial Academy has drawn the attention of the Shadowguard, an elite group of secretive Imperial agents that know no failure. Your veil of comfort will soon be torn away and you will be left to solve the mystery of what lies ahead.

Neverwinter Nights: Witch’s Wake 1 (Developed by BioWare designer Rob Bartel):
Recently remastered to bring it up-to-date with the latest new content, this new edition of the classic Hall of Fame module lays the official groundwork for the series. In the module's opening scene, you awake on a raging battlefield to bear witness to your prince's dying words: "Tell the king that she is dead." Those seven fateful words mark the start of a journey that will propel you from the edge of a dying world into its very heart.

BioWare also notes that other modules will see release in the future, including a sequel to Witch's Wake, titled Witch's Wake 2: The Witch Hunters. More information on the store can be found at BioWare's site or in the new forum for this premium content.

Also check out an interview with BioWare available at HomeLan Fed which discusses the modules.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, October 26, 2004

IMG Previews Vendetta Online11:24 AM
CSI At FC; True Crime: Streets Of L.A. Pushed (updated)9:23 AM
Giga Designs Reveals Upgrade for Mirror Drive Door Power Mac9:03 AM
Audio Overload 2.0 Beta Released8:45 AM
Everquest Free for a Month8:45 AM
Big Bang Board Games Goes Gold8:44 AM
Upcoming Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion Chat8:44 AM
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