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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

More Background For Littlewing's Fairy Tower
9:04 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

LittleWing Pinball is offering another short chapter of background story for their upcoming pinball game Fairy Tower. The 9th pinball game released by LittleWing, Fairy Tower's story involves a spaceship landing on earth during the Jurassic period and threatening the fairy tale creatures populating the land.

From LittleWing's Site:

Back then, Earth was a planet of fairies and other magical creatures. After a long history of wars and disasters, the planet's tribes decided to live peacefully, in harmony with each other and with nature. In this way, they were far more advanced than the humans of today.
Fairy Tower is scheduled for release in the Summer of 2006. Those who answer a short questionaire on their preferred pinball game features have the chance to win a free copy of Fairy Tower.

For more information follow the links below.

Fairy Tower Backstory Chapter 2
Littlewing Pinball Questionnaire

Macgamestore: 4 New Mac Games In Stock
10:36 AM | Tuncer Deniz has four new Mac games in stock including POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend, the expansion pack to Postal 2, The Sims 2: University, Call of Duty: Deluxe Edition, and Big Kahuna Reef.

All titles are in stock and available at

Ambrosia Releases EV Nova 1.0.9
10:34 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Ambrosia Software announced today the release of EV Nova 1.0.9. This minor update to Ambrosia's award-winning game, can be downloaded from

EV Nova 1.0.9 features the following changes changes/enhancements:

-- added debug log warnings for disaster resources with unusually
small price deltas

-- fixed small issue that would prevent some news strings in the
bar from appearing

-- fixed small issue that would cause some missions to have cargo
quantities that were too large

-- fixed problem that prevented plugins from patching pers
HailQuote strings

-- fixed problem that prevented pers resource 0x0020 flag from

-- corrected behavior of pers and govt resource ship color fields

-- added output of contribute bits to pilotlog.txt file

-- fixed display of ships that unfold to fire when they fire long-
lived beam weapons

-- fixed behavior of spobb 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 misn resource AuxShip
resources higher than 255

-- fixed problems related to swarming AI ships

-- added workaround for problem in MacOS X that could prevent
buttons from drawing properly

-- the Mac and Windows releases are now at the same version

EV Nova is the third game in the Escape Velocity series, and is by far the most ambitious installment to date. With a completely redesigned gaming engine, EV Nova thrusts you into a sprawling universe dominated by a myriad of warring factions, each sharing a common bond, but so philosophically different as to make conflict inevitable.

MGF: EV: Nova 1.0.9

IMG Reviews Fairies
10:26 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 6 comments

IMG has posted a review of Fairies, an unabashed clone (or, more accurately, near clone) of Pop Cap Games' Chuzzle. From basic gameplay mechanics to tutorial screens, Fairies and Chuzzle have a remarkable number of similarities. However, different play modes, top-notch presentation, and the plain fact that Chuzzle is not available for Mac (beyond the web version) makes Fairies a very appealing addition to any puzzle gamer's Application folder.

To check out IMG's review, please follow the link below.

IMG Review: Fairies

GarageGames Website Makeover
9:04 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

Garage Games recently renovated their website. The changes include site navigation, additional blog features, game title browsing page. Features that are still in the works is tech support and RSS feeds which should be available soon.

Please follow the links below to check out the redesigned website.

Garage Games

New Blizzard Merchandise On Sale
9:04 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

Blizzard announced new online merchandise for sale just in time for the holidays. The newest additions include select BlizzCon merchandise, and the World of WarCraft: The Boardgame.

The BlizzCon merchandise includes T-shirts, calenders, keychains, mousepads, and playing cards. World of WarCraft: The Board Game is a fantasy adventure game for 2-6 players.

Blizzard Online Store

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World Of Warcraft Q&A
9:04 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

WoW Warcry has released a transcript of an IRC chat with several designers and community managers for Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft. The discussion covers a variety of topics including raid schedules, quest variety, and future additions to the game.

- Teleios: I find that 5 man instances can be the most enjoyable of all, and can be very challenging. Unfortunatly none of the current instances offer any rewards worthwhile to characters at level 60 who have progressed to molten core and onyxia. Are there any plans to add anything of that type in the future.
- Kalgan: Yes. We plan to introduce some cool new quests that introduce a new armor set that is a step above the current dungeon armor set. These quests will involve both solo and 5 person instances, with a few new twists.
To check out the entire transcript click on the link below.

WoW Warcry: IRC Q&A
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Alien Swarm 1.3 and Telic Campaign Now Available7:46 AM
Ambrosia Reveals SketchFighter 4000 Alpha7:46 AM
Bubblomania X 2.0 Released7:46 AM
World of WarCraft Hits 5 million Subscribers7:46 AM
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