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Thursday, June 2, 2005

Tiger Woods 2005 Reaches Beta
9:27 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Aspyr Media has announced that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005, the best-selling golf simulation, has reached the beta stage of development and is on schedule to ship in July. The game is being ported by Aspyr's internal development team.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005 challenges you to take on the man who has changed golf forever - Tiger Woods. After making a name for yourself on the Tour, tee off against legends including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan to see how you stack up against the all-time greats.

The revolutionary new Tiger Proofing course alteration technology allows you to modify course dynamics and call out your PGA TOURŪ rivals by adding lengthier Tiger Tees, tighter fairways, dramatic undulations to greens, deeper bunkers, higher rough, and more. An enhanced Game Face featuring non-proportional bone scaling and texture blending creates incredibly realistic looks, right down to the bags under your eyes. is currently taking pre-orders for the game for $39.95. Be on the look out for a hands-on IMG preview soon.

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
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Blades of Avernum Editor Updated
9:29 AM | Franklin Pride | Comment on this story

The scenario editor for Blades of Avernum has been updated to avoid a crash in the new upgrade for Mac OS X.

The Macintosh version of the Blades of Avernum editor has been updated to v1.1.1. This fixes a crash in Mac OS X 10.4 and later.
To download the updated editor, scroll down to the links section.

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Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend Screenshots
9:27 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Macologist has posted ten screenshots of the upcoming Mac version of Apocalypse Weekend. An expansion pack for Running with Scissors' FPS Postal 2, AW brings with it 20 new maps, a variety of new weapons, and plenty of new enemies to deal with.

The screenshots show some of the new weapons in action, including a scythe and a sledgehammer. Also shown are some of the new environments, enemies, and a cat in questionable attire.

Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend, the single-player expansion pack is coming soon for Mac. In the mean time, marketing head Mike Jaret of publisher Running with Scissors has allowed us to post ten screenshots that preview the action.
Those interested in checking out the screenshots can find them posted in Macologist's forums.

Macologist - Exclusive: Postal 2 Apocalypse Weekend Screenshots
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Upcoming EV: Nova Patch Details
9:27 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

The progress log for Escape Velocity: Nova at Ambrosia Software has recently been updated. The update reflects the current work being done on the latest version, currently set at 1.0.9b2 for the Mac.

Some of the listed changes include the following:

  • fixed display of ships that unfold to fire when they fire long-lived beam weapons
  • fixed behavior of spb resource "start destroyed" flag for stellar objects configured to stay destroyed forever
  • fixed point defense beam weapons' calculation of reload time and ammunition usage
  • fixed problem that would prevent use of msn resource AuxShip resources higher than 255
  • fixed problems related to swarming AI ships
EV Nova is the 3rd title in the EV series, and combines strategy with spacefaring action. More info, including a link to a downloadable demo, can be found at Ambrosia's site.

Ambrosia - EV Nova Progress Log
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Quake IV Site Launched8:52 AM
3D Nebulus Remake 'Zebulon' Released8:30 AM
Sawblade Ships Power Game Factory8:30 AM
Sigma Chess Updated to 6.1.28:30 AM
The Sims 2 at GM; IMG Preview Posted8:30 AM
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