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Help Beta Test Pangea Arcade
9:03 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Pangea Software and Inside Mac Games have teamed up to offer a beta test of Pangea Arcade, the upcoming arcade game from the popular Macintosh game maker that is scheduled to be released in a few weeks. Pangea Arcade is a collection of three exciting games: “Nucleus”, “Warheads”, and “Firefall”. All three are action-arcade games based on classic arcade themes, but these new games have been completely modernized and loaded with visual eye candy.

If you're interested in beta testing Pangea Arcade, send an email request to with BETA TEST PANGEA ARCADE in the subject line. Failure to include the correct subject line will result in immediate disqualification.

In your email include your full name, email address, and IMG forum screen name. If you don't have an IMG forum screen name, you will need to create one before submitting your email. The beta test will begin tomorrow for those selected to test the game.

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Apple Posts New Deals
2:05 PM | Tuncer Deniz

Apple Store Special Deals has exclusive deals on a variety of Apple Certified Refurbished products including:  Apple Certified Refurbished 17" iMac 1.83Ghz Intel Core Duo w/SuperDrive & iSight for only $949.00!; 17" PowerBook G4 1.67GHz PowerPC w/SuperDrive for only $1899.00!; and much more. Get all the details at the following URL:

Ramjet has Hot Deals exclusive pricing on Mac compatible RAM upgrades including: 2GB FB-DIMM Kit (2x 1GB modules) for the Mac Pro for only $474.00; 1GB RAM module for the MacBook Pro for only $138.00!; 1GB module for the iMac w/Intel Core Duo for only $138.00!; 1GB (2x 512MB modules) for PowerMac G4 DDR (Mirror Drive Doors) for only $141.00!; 2GB RAM Upgrade Kit (2x 1GB modules) for Dual Core PowerMac G5 for only $283.00!; and much more. Get all the details at the following URL:

IMG Feature: Widget Roundup - Scenario Poker
1:56 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

IMG has posted a new feature called Widget Roundup - Scenario Poker, which looks at a cool Dashboard poker widget. Here's a clip from the feature:

Poker. Texas-style Hold'em to be specific. This is what Scenario Software brings to the Dashboard with its free Scenario Poker, and it does a good job of it, too. Probably one of the best Widget games I have played, Scenario Poker is what I feel widgets are for, especially widget games: quick diversion from the "other side" of your desktop that can also double as a full game.
To check out the full feature, follow the link below.

IMG Feature: Widget Roundup - Scenario Poker

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Burning Crusade Previewed
9:03 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Trusted Reviews has posted a new preview of Blizzard Entertainment's The Burning Crusade, the first expansion for the ever popular World of Warcraft. Adding a new level cap, controllable flying mounts, and an entirely new continent to explore, the expansion is poised to be a hit with fans of the game.

Outland is stacked full of new dungeons aimed squarely at the Level 60 and above player. Obviously you’ll have a take a few friends along with you if you want to survive these new dens of iniquity, but you won’t have to round up 39 other players to form a raiding party like before. Blizzard was keen to point out that it has reduced the maximum number of players for Raid dungeons to 24, to facilitate smoother progression. The problem with the 40 player limit, was that guilds recruiting for raids were constantly doing just that, recruiting. With the lower limit, Blizzard is hoping that it won’t take quite so long to get an angry rabble together in order to complete a raid.

There are seven regions within the continent of Outland. As you step out of the Dark Portal you’ll find yourself in Hellfire Peninsular – home of Hellfire Citadel. Hellfire Citadel is the first dungeon of Outland and has three wings with monsters ranging from Level 60 through to 70, along with a fourth Raid wing. The other regions – Netherstorm, Blade’s Edge Mountains, Zangarmarsh, Terokkar Forest, Shadowmoon Valley and Nagrand – also contain dungeons to explore, apart from the latter. It’s also worth noting that you’ll need a flying mount to access some of the Outland territories.

To read the rest of the preview click on over to the site listed below.

Trusted Reviews: Burning Crusade Preview
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Civilization IV: Warlords Reviewed
9:03 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

A new review of the PC version of Civilization IV: Warlords is available from Gamehelper. The first expansion to the popular world building strategy title introduces new playable nations, new scenarios, and the all new Warlord unit. Gamehelper gave Civ IV: Warlords a score of 8 out of 10.

From the review:

The best thing about expansion packs is the additions to the game you already enjoy. Warlords has tons of new additions that will leave you asking for more. Instead of merely getting scientists and artists as great persons, warlords like Genghis Khan or Winston Churchill are available as Great Generals. Great Generals can be used to strengthen a group of units by attaching them to other units. What would a new Civilizations expansion pack be without new civilizations? Warlords adds six new civilizations to the game: Carthage, Celts, Ottomans, Vikings, and Zulu, each coming complete with its own unique unit.

Warlords also has eight new scenarios, which are especially fun because they don’t all require the player to build a civilization from the ground up. Some merely require you to destroy neighboring civilizations to win the game, which is great for those that want to play a "quick" game of Civ. In the Omens scenario, for example, you take control of the American or English army and race to conquer the early U.S. Scenarios that also include new items that can be found throughout gameplay.

The hardworking folks at Aspyr Media are currently at work on the Mac version of Civilization IV: Warlords.

Check out the full review at the link provided below.

Gamehelper: Civilization IV: Warlords Review
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, September 20, 2006

UT2007 Interview with Mark Rein10:48 AM
Bannister Emulator Updates8:30 AM
Cosmic Encounter Online Adds Captains Option8:30 AM
Firmware, Parallels Update Fixes Mac Pro Issues8:30 AM
New X-Plane 8.50 Beta Available8:30 AM
shivering kittens 2.0 Relesed8:30 AM
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