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Monday, November 28, 2005

Java Quake 2 Released
8:18 AM | Andy Largent | 11 comments

Bytonic Software has released a Java-based version of id Software's hit shooter, Quake 2. Dubbed Jake2, the port runs at full speed on many modern machines, and it is compatible with Mac OS X.

Jake2 is available as a Java "Webstart" application, meaning after downloading a small starter file, Jake2 will take care of downloading and installing the other necessary files. If you don't have the original Quake 2 data files on your machine, it can download those for you as well.

Here are some of the features of Jake2:

  • pure Java port of the Quake2 game engine
  • full playable singleplayer mode
  • full featured multiplayer client
  • multiplayer server
  • demo playback and recording
  • save/load games
  • fullscreen support
  • two different OpenGL bindings (jogl and lwjgl)
  • OpenAL sound engine for true 3D sound
For more information, or to start playing Jake2 now, head over to the Bytonic website.

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Macgamestore: Black Friday Sale, 5 Percent Coupon
1:06 PM | Tuncer Deniz has new hot deals plus a special 5 percent off coupon to help kick off the busy holiday shopping season. To use the coupon, enter "5off" to your shopping cart. Coupon expires December 1st. Please keep in mind that only one coupon can be used at a time and cannot be combined with other coupons.

Here are the five new hot deals for this week:

Bejeweled 2 - $14.95 (was $19.95)
Big Bang Board Games - $19.95 (was $24.95)
Crusader Kings - $34.95 (was $39.95)
Gangland - $29.95 (was $39.95)
Halo: Combat Evolved - $24.95 (was $29.95)
SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition - $54.95 (was $59.95)
True Crime: Streets of LA - $39.95 (was $49.95)
X2: The Threat - $29.95 (was $39.95)
For more great deals, head over to

Pro Gamer Collects Six-Figure Salary
8:18 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

For every gamer who has ever dreamed of being paid to play games Johnathan Wendel serves as an example. A recent AP story reveals the 24-year-old gamer's six figure salary earned in gaming competitions around the world.

If you deign to think of video games as simply a childish pastime, consider this professional game player. He collects a six-figure salary, has his own brand of gaming merchandise and travels the world to compete regarded by those in the know as one of the most gifted players of his kind.

"It's fun to play games for a living," says Wendel. "Getting up every day is very easy."

To read the entire article click the link below.

Yahoo News: Pro Gamer Collects Six Figure Salary

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Doom 3 Mod: Last Man Standing Updates
8:18 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Platinum Arts recently released some updated information for version 3.0 of their Last Man Standing Coop Mod for Doom 3. One of the more prominent new features will be the integration of the Classic Doom Mod. Other updates and features will include changes to maps to facilitate Coop play and a new tooltip feature.

Here is a list of updates in version 3.0:

* All ROE maps are tweaked and fully ready for Coop play
* Tooltip system to help out new players, can be shut off via the menu (hit esc)
* New Help tab in the menu featuring lots of helpful information for new and old players
* Burn is working on a new menu and it looks kickass to say the least!
* Lots of bugfixes
* Lag and timeout tweaks
* New map Prog_Sewer by mercykiller, take a look at the screens! Features some beautiful water.
For more information and a handful of screenshots visit the sites listed below.

Doom 3: Last Man Standing Coop Mod
Last Man Standing 2.0: Mac OS X Installer
Classic Doom Mod
id Software
Aspyr Media
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Mac Games News for Friday, November 25, 2005

*DAMN Hosts iGuard Help Forums11:50 AM
Apple Downloads Features Platypus11:50 AM
World of WarCraft Board Game Preview11:50 AM
New Redline Screenshots11:49 AM
World of Warcraft Celebrates First Birthday11:49 AM
IMG Podcast Episode 6 Released11:48 AM
RIUM+ wins Myst Embassy Movie Contest11:48 AM
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