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Thursday, May 25, 2006

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HoMM V Ships for PC; Mac Status
7:17 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Ubisoft is now shipping the PC version of Heroes of Might and Magic V, the latest episode in the turn based strategy series. In related news The Mac Centric: Heroes of Might and Magic V website is reporting that Freeverse Software is hard at work on what may be a difficult port.

Freeverse VP Colin Smith dialed the HOMMēV for OSX! hotline yesterday with an update on the OSX port:

We now have the GM Source and have started work. It wonít be an easy port, itís looking like there are a few complicated issues, (most of which go over my head since Iím not a coder), but weíll get it done! No time estimate yet itís still too early in the process.

Colin also mentioned that their working relationship with Ubi has been smooth sailing, and describes the HOMMēV producer / mastermind Fabrice as ďvery pleasant and accommodating to work with.Ē Hopefully this will mean that there will be no trouble keeping the OSX version in lock-step with developments on the PC-side.

For more information about the game follow the links below.

Ubisoft: HoMM V Ships for PC
The Mac Centric: HoMM V Update
Heroes of Might & Magic V
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Bullet Candy Update Released
1:38 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Charlie's Games has released Bullet Candy 1.0.2, an update to the fast-paced arcade shooter for Mac OS X. Viewed from a top-down perspective, Bullet Candy allows for a true 360ļ shoot-em-up experience.

The new version of the game has been tweaked a bit for those who found the game a bit too hard. The new version also includes a new online high score system so you can check to see how your scores stacks up to those playing the game.

Bullet Candy 1.0.2 is available for download from

Bullet Candy
MGF: Bullet Candy 1.0.2
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Bang! Howdy Free Open Beta for Mac OS X
11:52 AM | Anthony Wang | 5 comments

Three Rings Design has announced a free open beta for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms of Bang! Howdy, a multiplayer online strategy game. Players will face off against each other in a Wild West themed gaming world of turn based and real time strategy hybrid gameplay.

System Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.4 or newer
1Ghz Processor
512MB of RAM
J2SE 5.0 Release 4 installed

Please click on the links below to learn more information.

Bang! Howdy Open Beta Download
Three Rings Design
Bang! Howdy

Coderus' MacDX Goes Universal
11:25 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 1 comment

Coderus Ltd today announced the availability of their MacDX SDK product for universal binary developments. This will allow developers using MacDX to generate Intel native version of any of their existing and future products. Virtual Programming, for example, uses MacDX to port Windows games to the Mac.

Coderus is making the new universal MacDX SDK available at no extra cost in licensing fee for the next 30 days.

For more, head over to the Mac DX web site.


Macgamestore: Call of Duty 2 Ships, Super Collapse 3 Demo
7:50 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story today began shipping Aspyr's latest title, Call of Duty 2. It is available for purchase for $49.95.

Developed by Infinity Ward, creators of the award-winning Call of Duty. All-new, unprecedented enhancements from stunningly realistic graphics to seamless gameplay, thanks to the revolutionary COD2 engine, groundbreaking AI, and choice-based gameplay innovations. Beautifully rendered snow, rain, fog, and smoke, combined with dynamic lighting and shadows, make this the most intense WWII shooter yet.

In related news, now has two new digital download products including Super Collapse 3 and Magic Vines. Both products are available for $19.95 and a free demo of each game are available on the site.

For more, follow the link below.

Macgamestore: Call of Duty 2
Macgamestore: Super Collapse 3
Macgamestore: Magic Vines

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AGON Reviewed
7:17 AM | Cord Kruse | 9 comments

Gamerz Edge recently posted a review of the PC version of AGON: The Mysterious Codex, a compilation of the first three chapters in the point and click adventure series. Players must help Samuel Hunt solve the puzzles he encounters as he struggles to unravel the mysteries of the ancients. Gamerz Edge gave AGON a score of 7 out of 10.

From the review:

During play, you will come across many books and many NPCs, and therefore you will have a lot of information ranging from numbers to names to various facts. I appreciate an adventure game that will throw in useful information with non-useful, as thatís realistic, but a better way to manage of all this is sorely needed. A succinct, but complete, conversation and reading log is needed. Things that you read at the start of an episode are often needed much later, and thatís great, I think that can really workóbut itís a pain to ask the player to recall the information and who really wants to have a pen and notepad next to their mouse writing down things which may or may not be useful? Itís something that needs to be integrated into the game to make it flow a lot smoother.

All in all the puzzles range from easy to challenging, as you would expect, but there are some major frustrations along the way too, some of which could have been alleviated by a better memory system as previously mentioned. The board game idea is an interesting one, and so far in these episodes it works well. One cool thing is that after you have beaten an episode, you can play the board game again from the main menu, or take it online via the gameís website (

The rest of the review can be found at the link below.

Gamerz Edge: AGON Review
Viva Media

Mac Games News for Wednesday, May 24, 2006

IMG Podcast Episode 24 Released2:53 PM
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BF1942 Forgotten Hope Maps for Mac9:56 AM
Blizzard Forum Posts on WoW6:18 AM
Enable Right-clicking on MacBooks6:18 AM
Supernova Galactic Wars 1.1.3 Released6:18 AM
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