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Close Combat: First To Fight Patch Released
8:27 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

MacSoft has released an update to their recently completed tactical shooter, Close Combat: First to Fight. The update brings the game up to version 1.0.1, and includes the following changes:

Problem with app quitting after entering the CD Key
Problem with white screen after switching AntiAliasing or Presentation
graphic option
Rendering issue with character shading
Text flashing on loading screen
Text centering on widescreen resolutions
First to Fight, the Marine Corps answer to America's Army, is a first-person tactical squad-based shooter, derived from the training tool used by the United States Marine Corps. Head over to MacGameFiles to download the update, and purchase the game from our very own Inside Mac Games store.

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Server Trouble in WoW After Release of Patch
8:27 AM | Jesse Brauning | Comment on this story

Everyone wants to get in on the new Honor System in World of Warcraft, Blizzard's extremely popular MMORPG. With the new version 1.4 patch released just today, Blizzard's servers experienced a good deal of downtime throughout the day. Tonight, servers buzz with activity, as players test out the changes and begin to earn honor points.

Blizzard talks about the Honor System:

When you kill other players or aggressive PvP-enabled non-player characters (NPCs) in your level range, you will receive an honorable kill. All your honorable kills for a week are then calculated to give you an honor score for that week, which then translates into an honor ranking. This honor ranking carries with it titles and material rewards, and eventually, officer status and other perks.
All the buzz means busy servers though, and people who play on high population servers may be in for an unpleasant surprise in the next few days. Lag has been really horrific in some cases, with latency up to 10 times higher than usual. Maybe now's the time to play that character on the low population server.

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Doom Creators' Story Headed for Small Screen
8:27 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

David Kushner, author of the book "Masters of Doom", has confirmed that a movie adaptation of his book is in the works. The book tells the story of Doom creators John Carmack and John Romero, how they came to found id Software and develop the Doom series of games.

CSI executive producer Naren Shankar, who is developing the project, came up with the idea after he read a review of Kushner's book in an engineering publication.

"It's such a classic American rags-to-riches story. I really suck at the game, but the story of these two twentysomething guys is pretty incredible," he told Variety. "In the space of a few years, their idea and technology launched an entire industry based around these first-person shooter games."

The movie will likely be shown on Showtime here in the US.
A movie production of the game itself is also in development and recently had its release date delayed, while the next instalment in the Doom series could be in the form of an RPG for mobile phones, according to an update on John Carmack's blog.
Head over to to read the full article.

Masters of Doom movie headed to the small screen

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Shadowbane Patch Released
8:27 AM | Franklin Pride | Comment on this story

The latest Shadowbane patch "A Call To Arms" has been evaluated on the test servers and is now in active use on the Shadowbane servers.

The changes include


* Fixed the duration on the Nightstalker's "Nerve Strike" power

* Ranger's Bite of the Pack will no longer overwrite other damage buffs of the same rank

* Confessors now receive the Sword Skill at promotion

* Confessor health and mana transfers are now more efficient

* Confessor recast timers for health drains have been reduced

* Crusaders can now wear the All-Father Acolyte Hood, All-Father High Priest Hood, and All-Father Initiate Hood

* The Offensive and Precise Stance for Crusaders has been adjusted

* Reduced the recast time for the Confessor's 'Blood of the Righteous'

* The Fury spell 'Draw Nature's Fury' has been moved from the Sorcery to Stormcalling focus line

* Furies are now granted natural flight

To view the full list of changes, go visit the links section.

In other news, a forced transfer of Shadowbane characters is taking place on the Damnation server. Those being transferred have the choice of either the server Mourning, where they can take their inventories and whatever they have equipped, or the server Redemption where they can only take what they have equipped.

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Lugaru Update v1.0.3 Available
8:27 AM | Franklin Pride | Comment on this story

Lugaru has now been updated to version 1.0.3. The changes in this patch include

Support for mapping mouse buttons to controls
Volume control
Mouse sensitivity control
Bug fixes, increased stability
To download, just visit Macgamefiles through the handy link section.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, April 19, 2005

WWDC Early Registration Discounts End Friday3:17 PM
IMG Reviews Drop!1:57 PM
RPG Vault Interviews Wideload's Matt Soell1:15 PM
Myst V: End of Ages Preview10:18 AM
ATI Displays Updated10:17 AM
Gamespy Posts New Unreal 3 Screenshots10:09 AM
Major World of Warcraft 1.4 Patch Released8:59 AM
Second Life Updated8:59 AM
Tiger 2005 Hits Alpha8:59 AM
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