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Wednesday, December 15, 2004



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Postal 2 Demo Unleashed
8:01 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Running with Scissors has released a demo of Postal 2, the controversial first-person shooter that recently began shipping for Mac OS X. The demo, which weighs in at just under 172 MB, is available for download from Macgamefiles.com.

The demo contains both the Mac OS X cllient and dedicated server and is network compatible with Windows and Linux players. There are three multiplayer maps in all, and an abbreviated version of the "Monday" single-player mission.

System Requirements are as follows:

Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
700 Mhz G3 (1 Ghz G4 recommended)
256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended)
32 MB Radeon of GeForce 2 (64 MB Radeon 9000 or GeForce 3 Recommended
To download the demo, head over to Macgamefiles.com. The download is also available for IMG Pro subscribers through their Hot Downloads link.

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IMG Store: X-Plane 8 In Stock
12:18 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The hotest and newest version of X-Plane Version 8 for the Macintosh is now in stock and ready to ship from the IMG Store. It is available for $48.95.

X-Plane is the most comprehensive and powerful flight simulator available for the personal computer. X-Plane simulates anything that flies: single-engine fixed wing props to multi-engine jets; gliders to dirigibles; helicopters to spacecraft to VTOLs such as the V-22 Osprey and AV8-B Harrier.

To order, please follow the link below.

IMG Store: X-Plane Version 8



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IMG Reviews CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
11:41 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

IMG has posted a review of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the new murder-mystery game from Aspyr Media. Here's a clip from the review:

During each of your cases, a new CSI joins you to supervise your case. The entire cast of the television series is present, including Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows, Sara Sidle, Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes and Greg Sanders, The CSI of each case will guide you along in your search for the truth and evidence. Upon collection of evidence, it's a good idea to bring it to the lab, where Greg Sanders will analyze it. The lab is also where you can examine fibers at the microscope and run fingerprints on the computer database. The computer also allows comparison of prints and other evidence, and if the scenario requires, allows access to chat rooms and other applicable info. In murder cases in which the victim's body has been located, it's possible to get additional information from chief medical examiner Al Robbins at the coroner's office. Dr. Robbins will walk you through the autopsy and the cause of death and any additional evidence that was collected. Jim Brass, captain of the homicide division, will provide search warrants and other assistance, as each case requires.
To check out the entire review, please follow the link below.

IMG Review: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
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Computer-Game.us Distributing Mac Shareware Games
11:34 AM | Conrad Quilty-Harper | Comment on this story

A shareware games distributor has added a library of Mac shareware games alongside its existing PC library. The website, Computer-Game.us, already has a large collection of PC shareware games from multiple companies. The site is designed to bring shareware games from small game companies to one place for downloading. It has no role in development of these games but as free distribution is a key point of shareware games these types of sites are essential to shareware developers.

The collection of Mac games includes games such as;

Submarines -- Destroy enemy subs before they destroy you. Explode them with slowly falling depth charges while avoiding their mines.
and
Alchemy -- Transform the entire board to gold in this Mac conversion of the popular puzzle game, featuring enhanced graphics, sound and music, a new Timetrial mode, and the ability to upload your high scores to the internet to compete globally!
along with 6 other games with plenty of potential to grow.

All the games have a limited version available and can be registered via in-game links. Follow the link below to try out these games.

Free [shareware] Mac Game Downloads


Bad Mojo: Classic-mode Only
10:29 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

Monday IMG reported that Got Games Entertainment had released an updated version of the classic adventure game Bad Mojo. Many potential buyers may have assumed that the game was indeed written for both the PC and Mac OS X. A quick glance at the FAQ for Bad Mojo: Redux shows that, in fact, the game runs on OS 9, or OS X in Classic mode. Unfortunate news for those gamers that have eschewed OS 9 altogether and removed it from their systems.

Check out the FAQ for Bad Mojo for more system information.

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Details on Macworld SF Game Expo
8:11 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Macworld has issued a press release detailing the Games Pavilion that will be part up the upcoming Macworld Expo 2005. To be located on the exhibit floor, the pavilion will feature a number of game publishers and developers as well as a number of PowerMacs and iMacs running the latest titles. A tournament area will also be provided so players can go head-to-head.

Announced titles to be shown at the pavilion include Doom 3, World of Warcraft, Myst IV, Call of Duty: United Offensive, Rise of Nations, Halo, and Unreal Tournament 2004. In addition, a one-day seminar hosted by Indiespace CEO Jeannie Novack will also be held. The target audience for this seminar is professionals, and will cover a variety of topics

  • Game industry history
  • Player market demographics
  • Game platforms, genres and applications
  • Game storytelling and character development
  • Gameplay and how it intersects with story
  • Level design and how to structure the game world
  • Interface design and player control
  • Game audio and how it applies to music, sound design, and dialogue
  • Game development team roles, responsibilities and tools
  • Phases in the game development process
  • Marketing and player communities
  • Networking, entrepreneurship, and portfolio preparation
The Macworld Expo 2005 is scheduled to take place January 10-14 in San Francisco.

Macworld PR - Games Pavilion at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco Showcases Best New Games for 2005



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Gish Updated to v1.3
8:01 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Gish, the highly acclaimed platformer with a blob of tar for a protagonist, has just been updated by creators Chronic Logic to version 1.3. The update fixes some OS X-specific animation bugs, as well as adding a level editor for those that would like to try their hand at creating new environments for the game.

In case you haven't tried out Gish, it's based on a highly realistic physics engine developed by Chronic Logic which requires players to think of creative ways to get through the levels. Gish can stick to walls, slip through cracks, and bounce up high to get past obstacles.

Be sure to check out the demo if you haven't yet done so.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, December 14, 2004

MacSoft Releases Atari Arcade Classics2:03 PM
IMG Store: Rise of Nations Gold Ships11:50 AM
Brothers in Arms a Mac Possibility?8:20 AM
Descender 1.4 Released8:20 AM
The Witch's Yarn for OS X8:20 AM
 
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