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Call of Duty 2 Mac Reqs Finalized
7:45 AM | Andy Largent | 22 comments

Aspyr Media sends word this morning of the final system requirements for their next-gen WWII shooter, Call of Duty 2. This sequel to the award-winning original brings enhancements to graphics, gameplay and AI.

Here are the full requirements:

Minimum System Requirements

* Mac OS X 10.3.9
* 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5/Intel chipset
* 512 MB RAM
* 4.0 GB free disk space
* NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 or ATI Radeon 9600 or higher
* 64 MB VRam
* Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet
play requires broadband connection.

* Supported Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce 5200, 6600, 6800, 7800 ATI Radeon
9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X850, X1600

Recommended System Requirements:

* Mac OS X 10.4.5
* 2.0 GHz PowerPC G5/Intel chipset
* 1 GB RAM
* 128 MB Vram

For more information, check out Aspyr's site.

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Apple Posts New Hot Deals
11:18 AM | Tuncer Deniz

PowerMax has deals on a wide variety of Mac compatible products including: M-Audio's 02 25-Key ultra-thin mobile USB MIDI Controller for only $84.88; power up with Newer Tech's NuPower high capacity battery for 1st and 2nd generation iPods for only $24.99; get wireless with the Hawkings Hi-Gain Mini Wireless-G (802.11b/g) USB adapter for only $62.99; protect your new MacBook Pro with a Marware Protection Pack - keyboard cover and wrist rest for only $15.88; need back up? Get the Fantom Titanium 200GB 7200rpm FireWire external hard drive for only $129.88; Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for only $344.88; and much more.

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HoMM V For PC Goes Gold
7:45 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

Ubisoft announced the PC version of Heroes of MIght and Magic V has gone gold. Heroes of Might and Magic V is seen by many as the revival of the turn based strategy game franchise with Nival taking over the reins of development after 3DO, the developer of previous Heroes games went bankrupt. Freeverse is handling the Mac version of HoMM V which was announced back in January.

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Welcome To Merriweather Farm Reviewed
7:45 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Macworld's Game Room has posted another game review, this time examining Bold's Welcome to Merriweather Farm. Designed for younger children, the game lets kids plow fields, plant crops, and bring goods to market all with the help of characters such as Johnny Tractor and Corey Combine. The Game Room gave Merriweather Farm 3.5 out of 5 mice.

From the review:

There’s always a lot of work to do on Merriweather Farm, whether it’s harvesting crops, plowing fields to get them ready for planting, collecting apples for the harvest, and more. To that end, Johnny Tractor (J.T. to his friends, Corey Combine and Allie Gator—named after John Deere’s line of all-purpose vehicles—help the farmer with his job. There’s also a pesky raccoon who keeps getting in the way.

Welcome to Merriweather Farm comprises six individual interactive games: You start out by exploring the farm—a page of illustrated scenery complete with the three vehicles you’ll get to know, the farmer, and lots of stuff to do—stacking tires near the garage, for example, or shooing away the chickens in the driveway. It’s full of clickables that offer some nice surprises and animations for adventurous players.

To read the rest of the review follow the link below.

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Heroes Of Might And Magic V Previewed
7:45 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Another preview of Heroes of Might and Magic V has arrived from the PC side, this time from The latest in the fantasy themed turn based strategy series, HoMM V promises to innovate without losing the distinctive gameplay which made previous incarnations successful.

Hero units participate in combat, but from the sidelines, striking freely or calling down magic. Leveling your heroes precedes at a nice clip, letting you build up elite leaders that suit your ideal of a fantasy warlord precisely. Your hero's integration into the "big important story!" that's going on during the campaign seems adequate, but less interesting then claiming territory, smashing your enemies, and powering up your soldiers. That's not a knock on the story, but a confirmation that the core systems are looking like great turn-based escapism.

The 3D maps are a big improvement over previous series iterations, look great, and haven't changed too much from our last look. Careful, obsessive attentive to the environment is necessary to get every bit of potential from the materials, recruits, and experience-granting enemies in the area as more than a few plums require you to wheedle the camera into just the right position to find them.

The Mac version of HoMM V is currently in progress at Freeverse Software. To read the rest of the preview follow the link below. HoMM V Preview
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Custer Joins The Squad
7:45 AM | Brad Custer | Comment on this story

With the recent release of Quake 4 from Aspyr Media, in-house desktop artist Brad Custer has created a new piece to celebrate the game titled, "Rhino Squad."

Here's a little of what he had to say about the new creation:

Last week Quake 4 from Aspyr Media started shipping and my inbox hasn't been the same. I have been looking forward to release of this title and the continuation of the story that left off in Quake 2 so this week I return to this popular realm to honor your requests. I was able to design this week's wallpaper with the help of Aspyr Media and my trusty cable modem.
To check out the latest desktop, along with many more, head over to Custer's Desktops.

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Mac Games News for Thursday, April 20, 2006 Adds 4 New Mac Games12:55 PM
IMG Previews WingNuts 2, New QuickTime Movies12:40 PM
Overclocking the MacBook's X1600 in WinXP9:06 AM
Aspyr On Boot Camp, Development News9:03 AM
MacMinute: Apple reports revenue grows 34% year-over-year8:45 AM
WoW - New Patch in Test Realms, Making Of DVD Available8:40 AM
RuneSoft Announces Buku Sudoku8:39 AM
Galactica Anno Dominari 3.0 Released7:51 AM
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