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IMG Reviews the ATI Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition
9:38 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Hot on the heels of the recent announcement from ATI about an upcoming Mac version of the X800 XT, IMG's Hardware guru Lucian Fong has written up a review of the powerhouse video card.

Here's a snippet from the article:

Boasting a massively parallel 16 pixel pipeline architecture double that of the Radeon 9800 Pro 256 MB of high-speed GDDR3 memory, a single slot cooling solution, and support for Apple's massive 30-inch Cinema Display via a single dual-link DVI port, the Radeon X800 XT is aimed towards the serious gamer and creative professional with a Power Mac G5.
The review compares the X800 XT to its predecessors and competitors, and includes the usual 3D benchmarks for those curious about real-world performance. Interested readers can simply follow the provided link.

IMG Review - ATI Radeon X800 XT
Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition

Ambrosia Heading to MWSF
9:38 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

The list of Mac gaming companies attending MWSF 2005 continues to grow, with the latest announced entry coming from Ambrosia Software. Having staked out booth #2423, they have announced their plans to show off several upcoming titles, including Gooball, Redline, Darwinia, and el Ballo.

They're also throwing in some more incentives for swag-hungry gamers who check out their goods:

We'll of course have plenty of swag to give away as well: CDs with all of our software on it, hats, t-shirts, mouse pads, playing cards, and much more. Swing by, check out our software, stuff our swag in your bag, and enjoy the show!
More information on their upcoming titles can be found at Ambrosia's site.

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WoW Stunt Screenshot Winners
9:38 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Blizzard has selected the winners of their recent Extreme Stunt Screenshot contest, which encouraged players of World of Warcraft to capture their craziest moments in Azeroth. The winning entries have been posted at the WoW Community Site, and include some entries that have to be seen to be believed, including lightning bungie jumping and a piece titled "Evil Undead Canevil."

Given the number of great entries they received, Blizzard has also posted an Honorable Mention section, as well as an amusing gallery featuring "10 Ways to Melt a Snowman." These galleries can also be found at the WoW Community Site.

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Spiderweb Seeks Geneforge 3 Testers
9:38 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Spiderweb Software is currently looking for volunteer beta testers for Geneforge 3. Beta testers will be expected to spend several hours a week with game builds, signing an NDA, and keeping up with emails regarding testing.

Other listed requirements include the following:

  • You must have a reliable internet account, capable of E-mail and of downloading large files. Updates can be over 15 MB and need to be downloaded reliably.
  • You must be able to write and converse coherently in English.
  • You must be able to actually spend time on testing, and, even if you don't find bugs, you need to be able to frequently give us reports on your progress in the game.

Those who help beta test will receive a free copy of the final version Geneforge 3 once the testing period is over. Interested testers can find an application form at Spiderweb's site.

Spiderweb - Geneforge 3 Beta Testing Application
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, January 5, 2005

IMG Reviews Ford Racing 210:09 AM
Gordon: UTX in Beta, Postal Sold Out9:24 AM
Age of Empires III Announced, Q&A7:56 AM
ATI Announces Mac Radeon X800 XT7:56 AM
History of Unreal Technology: Unreal Tournament7:56 AM
Universal Boxing Manager at Version 1.2.67:56 AM
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