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Feral Announces Colin McRae Rally 2005
8:19 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive today announced it will be publishing the Mac version of Colin McRae Rally 2005. Ported to the Mac by Zonic, the game is due to be released this Fall. The game has a great laundry list of features including 30 cars, 20 individual rally events, 300 stages, and 9 international locations.

Here's the announcement on Feral's web site:

Ah yes the rumours are true, the rumours are always true. One of the gaming world's landmark racing games is coming to the Mac. Colin McRae 2005, the premier Rally racing simulation is currently in Mac development for a release in the Autumn. There's a huge amount to say about this game and a full-on minisite will be launched on Friday, June 3rd.
IMG has posted a first-look preview of Colin McRae Rally 2005, complete with screenshots and quicktime trailers. To check it out, be sure to follow the link below.

IMG First Look: Colin McRae Rally 2005
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IMG Forum: Hot Topics Of The Week
4:52 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Got nothing to do over the Memorial Day weekend? Head over to the IMG Forum and check out some of the hot topics Mac gamers are talking about. Here's some of the more popular threads from this week:

• Less games for us – Blame consoles

• Game characters you don΄t like

• I enjoy DOOM3 because

• first to fight performance

• Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Impressions and Performance

• Apple and Intel (Here we go again)

• Revenge of the Sith, Who saw it? - CAUTION! SPOILERS!

To check out each forum thread, click on their links above. Or simply head to the forum by following the general IMG forum link below.

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Command & Conquer: Generals, Halo Patched
2:25 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Aspyr has released a patch for Command & Conquer: Generals, bringing it up to version 1.0.3. The new patch includes the following changes:

• Fixed GLA disguised bomb truck crash.
• Fixed custom resolution pop-up menu for French and German languages.
• Fixed text truncation problems on Mac OS X 10.4.
• Fixed non-functioning hot keys on Mac OS X 10.4.
In related news, MacSoft has released a new patch for Halo: Combat Evolved, bringing that game up to version 1.5.2. Here's what's been fixed in that version:
Networking security fix. The Mac code is now in sync with version 1.07 of the PC code (Build 613)
To download these patches, follow the links below to

MGF: Command & Conquer: Generals 1.0.3
MGF: Halo 1.5.2 Patch

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The Sims 2 Goes Gold
8:47 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Aspyr Media today announced that The Sims 2 has been declared gold and will be shipping sometime in June. The best-selling sim game was ported to the Mac by Aspyr Studios and licensed from Electronic Arts. The company plans on making an announcement next week with more information on when the game will ship and an exact date on when the title will arrive on store shelves.

In The Sims 2, players pick one of five aspirations that will take them through an entire lifetime, from the cradle to the grave. Players will be able to choose from Popularity, Fortune, Family, Knowledge and Romance which will determine how each Sim will lead their life. With these aspirations, players can fulfill their Sims’ wants while avoiding their worst fears. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. Will players give them a long successful existence or leave their life in shambles?

More life-like Sims, all-new aspirational gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations, gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly realistic 3-D world. is currently taking pre-orders for the game. It is available for $49.95.

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Custer Conquers Another Desktop
8:19 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day, IMG's own Brad Custer has designed this week's desktop after Asypr's expansion pack, Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour.

Here's what Brad had to say about his latest desktop:

Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour from Aspyr Media has been a hot request since our review of the expansion pack. With this being Memorial Day weekend, it seemed like the perfect time to honor those requests and our soldiers with this desktop. So, with the help of Aspyr Media and my cable modem I was able to create this selection.
To check out his latest creation, head over to Custer's Desktops.

Custer's Desktops
Aspyr Media
Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour
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World of Warcraft Emotes Page Released
8:19 AM | Franklin Pride | Comment on this story

Blizzard has released a full guide to all the emotes in World of Warcraft. The page describes the text of each emote and reveals whether there's a sound or visual animation.

To view this comprehensive list of taunts and grovels, visit the links section.

World of Warcraft Emotes
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Mac Games News for Thursday, May 26, 2005 Hot New Deals, New 5 Percent Coupon4:11 PM
IMG Reviews Sveerz12:54 PM
Bridge Construction Set Contest #2610:12 AM
ControllerMate Updated to v2.1.110:11 AM
Aspyr Unveils New Logo, Contest9:20 AM
World of Warcraft Poster Contest8:36 AM
Aspyr Calls for Mac Developers8:21 AM
Blizzard E3 Booth Shots, WCIII Finals8:21 AM
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