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Minions of Mirth Released
8:36 AM | Cord Kruse | 19 comments

Prairie Games have announced the release of Minions of Mirth, a new role playing game for Mac OS X and Windows. The versatile game engine can be played in single player, multiplayer, and customized persistent world modes. A free dedicated server and source code is also available for those interested in creating their own online worlds.

Here are some features of Minions:

- Auto-patcher that delivers immediate content and feature upgrades
- Full single player support
- Player vs Environment and Player vs Player multiplayer
- No monthly service fees for multiplayer
- Form your own party of up to 6 characters. Join other players in online alliances with up to 36 characters
- 16 playable classes, 12 playable races, Multiclass characters in three careers up to level 100
- 3 playable realms: Fellowship of Light, Minions of Darkness, and the Monster Realm
- 14 huge and diverse zones to explore
- Unlock monster templates to create your own stable of monsters
- Epic Battle System
- A tremendous amount of unique NPC, creatures, items, and quests
- 2 hours of original music
- Free dedicated world server with source code is available. Host your own persistent world with your own original content.
Through January 31st, 2006 Minions of Mirth is available for the special price of $25. After that time the game will sell for $29.95 with no monthly service fees for online play. A free demo is available at the Prarie Games website.

For more information follow the links below.

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Apple Posts New Hot Deals
11:24 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

PowerMax has fantastic prices of superb products for your Mac, including Dr. Bodelin iPod Boom Box with Built-in Dock and Remote Control, MacAlly Cassette Tape Adapter for iPod, Griffin iTalk Voice Recorder for iPod, Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 15-in-1 Media Reader and Writer, Wacom Intuos3 6x8 USB Graphics Tablet, and much more.

MacMall has fantastic prices on essential Mac products, including Wacom Graphire3 White 6x8 Graphics Tablet, Canon DC10 DVD Camcorder with $50 mail-in rebate, Microtek Scanmaker i320 Color Flatbed Scanner with $20 mail-in rebate, Epson Stylus Photo RX620 All-in-One with $50 mail-in rebate, Hewlett Packard DeskJet 5740 Color Inkjet Printer with $20 mail-in rebate, and much more.

ClubMac has great deals on essential Mac products, including SDI Technologies iHome IH5 Clock Radio for iPod, Epson Stylus CX4200 All-in-One Printer with $20 mail-in rebate, Fantom 120GB Titanium USB 2.0 External Hard Drive with $40 mail-in rebate, Roxio Toast 7 Titanium with $20 mail-in rebate, Adobe Creative Suite 2 Standard Edition, and much more.

Small Dog Electronics has great prices on top quality Mac products, including Burton iPod-ready Jackets and Backpacks with FREE shipping, Klipsch iFi iPod Speaker System, Aspyr Media SimCity 4 Deluxe, GizMac Xrack Pro 2 Noise Reduction Enclosure, Matias Tactile Pro USB Keyboard, Sennheiser PX200W Mini Foldable Headphones, and much more.

Mac Game Store has great deals on the hottest games for the Mac, including MacSoft Tropico 2: Pirate Cove, MacSoft Zoo Tycoon 2, Oddlabs Tribal Trouble, Aspyr Media Spongebob Squarepants: the Movie, Kutoka Creatures: Exodus, Encore Inc. No Limit Texas Holdem: Tournament Edition 2006, Aspyr Media RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, and more.

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Custer Gets Wild
8:37 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

IMG's Brad Custer turns his artistic talents this week to MacSoft Games recently-released, Zoo Tycoon 2.

Here's a snippet of what he had to say about this week's desktop:

I'd just like to clear up the questions if my section is a bi-weekly feature now and no it's not. The holidays are just keeping me very busy both socially and work-wise. This week we're going to get wild with Zoo Tycoon 2 from MacSoft. Since our preview there's been a lot of interest in this game and having a desktop related to it. I had a specific request from one of my younger viewers who loves lions so this creation is dedicated to them. I was able to make this week's feature with the help of MacSoft.
Head over to Custer's Desktops for this week's helping of eye candy.

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WoW News: Feast of Winter Veil, Movie Contest, Rebate Offer
8:36 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has recently announced new events and content for their smash hit MMORPG World of Warcraft. First is the Feast of Winter Veil, an in game event which will offer all new activities and goodies for players to enjoy during the holiday season.It is Winter Veil, Azeroth! Come, raise your glass!
A new year is coming, the old one will pass!
Kill Greenches, drink egg nog, get presents each night
For the Earthmother loves you, and so does the Light!

The Feast of Winter Veil has once again come to Azeroth! In addition to the quests and fun that were available last year, there are all-new activities and goodies for you to enjoy! So come, embrace the holiday spirit with your fellow adventurers through late December!Next is a new movie contest sponsored by Xfire. Participants will create movies set in Azeroth based on one of three main themes: Dance, Comedy, or Drama. Over $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to 39 lucky contestants.

This contest runs from December 14, 2005 to January 21, 2006. Five prizes, such as Xbox 360 Premium game consoles, XFX GeForce 7800 GTX video cards (PCI-Express), and Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum sound cards, will be awarded for each of the three categories listed above. In addition, 10 prizes will be awarded for special categories, including: Best Picture, Best Dialog, Best Editing, and Best Music.
For players interested in enticing a friend or loved one into Azeroth Blizzard is offering three discount coupons. Current subscribers to WoW can use the three coupons to purchase copies of the game for the low price of $19.95 after a mail-in rebate.It's hard to believe it's been a year since World of Warcraft first opened to adventurers. As a thank you for your loyalty, we'd like to present you with 3 special coupons that you can use to purchase gift copies of World of Warcraft for only $19.99 after rebate. Just click on the link below to print your rebate coupons, purchase a World of Warcraft retail box at your favorite retailer, and mail back the completed rebate forms, along with your original receipt. It's that simple.FInally, Blizzard has created a new player vs player realm called Gul'dan for subscribers to enjoy. To learn more about all the above news click on the links below.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, December 15, 2005

IMG Reviews Toysight Gold12:23 PM
Aspyr Ships The Sims 2 University10:19 AM
iGame Radio To Broadcast Holiday Games Blast9:55 AM
Apple Games Features The Sims 2: University8:07 AM
WoW: The Burning Crusade Q&A8:06 AM
Second Life Reviewed8:05 AM
Aspyr Announces Quake 48:01 AM
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