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Tribal Trouble Released for OS X
9:24 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Oddlabs has released a 3D real-time strategy game called Tribal Trouble for OS X. Set on a tropical island, Tribal Trouble pits Vikings against Tribesmen in warfare and is playable either online or against the computer.

A demo is available now, though the full version includes a number of features:

* Fearsome chieftain units with destructive special attacks
* Watchtowers for your warriors to help defending your bases
* More warrior types based on special resources
* Your own online profiles for multiplayer battles
* Ability to enter The League of the best online players
* Islands up to four times as large as those in the demo
* Access to the hardest difficulty setting for computer players
For more on Tribal Trouble, or to download the demo, head over to the Oddlabs site now.

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Freeverse Updates Kill Monty!
10:05 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Freeverse has announced that Kill Monty!, its hit arcade-style game has been updated to version 1.0.2. Here's a list of games:

The enemy sprites for the cards and sharks are different- making the enemies easier to pick out among the chunks.
Fixed a bug that caused certain unlockables to be extremely hard to unlock. (It was just the final locked level, but since it's required to unlock several others, it caused a domino effect.)
Prefs now save, and play nice with CFPreferences.
Sound no longer fades away after a few games.
Command-F toggles fullscreen.
When you earn a high score, the High Scores title changes to "Enter Your Name", making things a little more obvious.
Also, the last name you entered in high scores is automatically input for you on subsequent high score entries.
Fixed a graphical glitch in the wave number display.
The Enter key on the keypad now accepts a high score name entry along with Return.
To download the latest Kill Monty!, head over to our sister site,

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MGF: Kill Monty! 1.0.2

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More Blades of Avernum Scenarios Ready
9:53 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Spiderweb has recently uploaded two new scenarios for Blades of Avernum, one of its many old-school RPGs. The first scenario, titled "Lord Putidus," is recommended for lower levels, and is described as a horror scenario in which "an outer province faces a mysterous threat."

The second, named "Bahssikava," is rated Mature for violent descriptions, and is a "quest for the souls of the slithzerikai." This one recommends that players be from levels 35-45 for play.

Both scenarios can be downloaded directly from Spiderweb's site. Players are also encouraged to submit personal reviews after trying each scenario out.

Spiderweb - Blades of Avernum, Untried Scenarios
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Second Sims 2 Add-on 'Nightlife' Announced
9:29 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Electronic Arts has announced that a second expansion for their popular title The Sims 2 is currently underway. Titled Nightlife, the new add-on will offer a new downtown location, in which Sims can experience dating, nightclubs, dancing and dining, gambling, and a variety of other nighttime activities.

"Sims fans have always wanted to take their Sims out of their homes," said Tim LeTourneau, Sr. Producer. "Now with The Sims 2 Nightlife, players will be able to take their Sims out of the suburbs and into the night while dating, hanging out on the town and staying up till dawn at all the hottest spots around town."
The current target date for Nightlife is slated for Fall 2005. The Sims 2 is currently in development for the Mac by Aspyr, who will be demoing it on April 15th at the Apple store in Austin, TX. The current ship date for The Sims 2 is set around June 2005.

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Tiger 2005 at First Playable
9:24 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Aspyr Media has updated its status page to show Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 has moved from the "early development" to the "first playable" stage. This means the popular franchise is making good progress in development and should be headed towards beta soon.

Aspyr expects the game to be released sometime earlier this summer. The initial requirements are expected to be:

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.6 or later
CPU Processor: PowerPC G4/G5 or later
CPU Speed: 1GHz or faster
Memory: 256MB (512MB recommended)
Hard Disk Space: 2.5GB free disk space
Video Card (ATI): Radeon 8500 or better
Video Card (NVidia): GeForce 2 or better
Video Memory (VRam): 32MB (64MB recommended)
Media Required: DVD Drive
Watch IMG for more news on Tiger 2005 as it becomes available.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, April 5, 2005

IMG Reviews Spartan12:27 PM
Apple Now Accepting Design Awards 2005 Entries12:23 PM
New Info on Next-Gen Unreal Tournament9:09 AM
Quake IV Confirmed at QuakeCon9:09 AM
Doom 3 Expansion Ships for PC6:33 AM
Warlords Mod for Homeworld 2 Updated6:33 AM
Lego Star Wars Gameplay Videos6:32 AM
Close Combat: FTF Goes Gold, Ships April 156:29 AM
Tank-O-Box Mac Edition Released6:29 AM
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