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Feral Friday: Commandos 3 Demo Next Friday
11:02 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Feral has announced that the Commandos Battle Pack, which will include Commandos 2: Men of Courage and Commandos 3: Destination Berlin, is racing towards completion and should be available by the end of March. The U.K. based company also announced that it will be releasing a demo of Commandos 3 next friday.

Here's the full announcement:

The Commandos Battle Pack is now close to completion. A bit of spit and polish and it will be sliding under the crosshairs of the Mac community by the end of March. After a testing regime, which has at times resembled the Bataan Death March, we know that both Commandos 2 and Commandos 3 are great games, but good grief they are tough to beat. So in order to give everyone an opportunity to practice toppling the Third Reich in the comfort of their own homes, we have created a demo from Commandos 3. D-emo Day is Friday March 10th. See you on the beach.
Be on the lookout for the demo on a week from today. In the meantime, be sure to head over to Feral's web site for more information on the game.

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IMG Feature: Close Combat Friday Posted
3:02 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

We continue Close Combat: First To Fight Friday this week with a new QuickTime movie plus three new screenshots from our friends at MacSoft. The game is currently scheduled to ship in March 2005.

In the you'll learn how you can control mounted weapons on vehicles and other stationary areas. To check the feature out, follow the link below.

CC: First To Fight: Mounted Weapons Tutorial
Atomic Games
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Ubisoft Releases Latest Myst IV Patch
9:47 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Ubisoft has released the latest patch for Myst IV Revelation. The new patch, 1.0.3, fixes some memory leaks and random crashes with the game. Ubisoft also recommends that users of Mac OS X 10.3 upgrade to 10.3.8 as it fixes issues with Myst IV.

To download the patch, head over to our sister site,

Myst IV Revelation
MGF: Myst IV Revelation 1.0.3
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Custer Takes A Desktop For A Test Drive
9:35 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

IMG's Brad Custer is back with an all-new desktop. This week's desktop features Ford Racing 2, the latest racing simulation from Feral Interactive. Here's what Brad had to say about his latest desktop:

It's good to know I'm not the only person who enjoys driving fast. Since the release of Ford Racing 2 from Feral Interactive I've been getting a steady request for another desktop from the game. Of course I enjoy honoring all requests, but this week allows me to combine my day job with my passion for Mac games.
To check out Custer's latest desktop, please follow the link below.

IMG: Custer's Desktops
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100,000 Register for Chinese WOW Closed Beta
9:31 AM | Galen Wiley | Comment on this story

Record-breaking numbers of fans rushed to the sign up pages this morning for the closed beta of World of Warcraft in China. In only the first hour, over 100,000 prospective participants registered for a chance to be the first to play the popular MMORPG from Blizzard already available in North America and Europe. An article at GameSpot News has the full scoop:

After breaking records in North America and Europe, World of Warcraft is storming China, and it isn't even available yet. According to the Chinese game-industry newsletter Pacific Epoch, in the first hour that registration was open, 100,000 gamers signed up for accounts hoping to participate in the game's closed beta test. Beta testing is slated to begin in about two weeks, according to the game's local operator in China,
Beta testing for WOW in China is expected to begin in two weeks.

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Red Orchestra Team Interviewed
9:28 AM | Galen Wiley | Comment on this story

The folks at have posted an interview with Ingmar Spit and Alan Wilson, team members of the popular Unreal Tournament 2004 modification Red Orchestra. The WWII-based mod won the grand prize in this year's NVIDIA Make Something Unreal Contest, which included over one thousand entries from all backgrounds and experiences. The interview covers every topic from the team's progress after winning the award to their plans in the near future. Here's a small sample of the full article:

Red Orchestra won the grand prize in the Make Something Unreal contest. Did you expect this when you first entered the contest?

Ingmar Spit:
I don't think you can expect things like that in a contest, all you can do is work as hard as you can. We first entered in the second round of the MSU and were, of course, very excited to win that round. We've won every MSU round since and have been granted awards from Gamespot, ModDB and Computer Games Magazine for instance.

One thing I'm proud of is the fact that the team actually kept on going working hard all the way, and never sat back to relax on it's winnings. I think it's safe to say that with each MSU round our efforts became more intense, the amount of content added has been multiplying itself with each release, and the quality kept going upward up to the grand finals. The whole team can be very proud of that. It's a professional attitude.

Check out the full interview for more.

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Command & Conquer Generals Patch Released
9:26 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Aspyr has released a patch for Command & Conquer: Generals which brings the game up to version 1.0.2. The new patch includes a number of important fixes for crashing bugs, sound problems, and display handling problems. According to some reports, the patch unofficially supports mods which will help gamers get more out of the game.

Here's a complete list of fixes:

Fixed problem where more than 2 clicks wouldn't be detected by the game.
Added detection of bad Skirimish.ini file.
Miscellaneous crashing bugs fixed.
Fixed problems with multiplayer games of 6 or more players.
Fixed problems with multiplayer games and playing against foreign versions
of the game.
Fixed miscellaneous sound problems.
Fixed miscellaneous display handling problems.
Added support for custom resolutions. These can be selected using the
Display Configuration dialog available by holding down the Shift key when
the game first starts up.
To download the 2 MB patch, follow the link below to

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Command & Conquer: Generals
MGF: Command & Conquer Generals 1.0.2
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Mac Games News for Thursday, March 3, 2005

IMG Reviews The Rumblepad 23:12 PM
MacWorld Posts Doom 3 Benchmarks10:46 AM
Blizzard Announces Warcraft III Account Closures9:51 AM
Close Combat: First to Fight Hands-on9:51 AM
A Tale in the Desert Interview9:50 AM
Apple Posts True Crime Feature9:50 AM
GameRanger Updated9:50 AM
UT2004 Carball Mod Updated9:50 AM
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