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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Aspyr Launches New Web Site
7:41 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 27 comments

Aspyr Media today took the wraps off its newly redesigned company web site. The new design features more critical information on the home page than in the past such as Aspyr news, new releases, quick links to videos and trailers, and a new feature called Game Advocate where Aspyr employees can voice their thoughts.

Aspyr's technical support page has also been completely redesigned. Users can now submit new tickets and can browse through the knowledgebase for answers to frequently asked questions or solutions to problems.

To check out the new web site, follow the link below.

Aspyr Media

Macgamestore: Pigllionaire Now Available
3:31 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Pigllionaire from Mystery Studio is now available from for $19.95. A free demo is available for download on the web site.

Embark on a fantastic journey in Pigllionaire! As a Piggybank your objective is to become rich, of course, and in order to do so you will travel around the world in a balloon gathering gems. Match three gems of the same type to make them blow up and earn money. You will start as a simple Mindless Drone, but in time, with enough money you can become a successful Yuppie, a CEO or even a true Pigllionaire!

To check out Pigllionaire, follow the link below.

Macgamestore: Pigllionaire

IMG Interviews Richard Bannister
3:06 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

IMG has posted an interview with Richard Bannister, who has ported a number of arcade emulators to the Mac. Whether itís the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Atari 800, or Neo Geo Pocket Color, chances are you have played on an emulator ported to the Mac by Mr. Bannister.

Be sure to check out the interview by following the link below.

IMG Interviews Richard Bannister

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Pangea Arcade Coming Friday
1:37 PM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Those looking forward to Pangea Arcade shouldn't have to wait much longer, as its offical site currently lists this Friday as the release date. A collection of three arcade games inspired by classics, PA boasts support for Anaglyph 3D glasses, particle effects, and rocking soundtracks.

PA will be available for download at Pangea Software's site this Friday. More information can be found in IMG's recent preview of his title.

IMG - Pangea Arcade Preview
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World Of Warcraft Updated to 1.12.1
7:41 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment recently released a new patch for the popular World of Warcraft. Bringing the game to version 1.12.1, the patch offers many bug fixes and changes to PvP as well as a Mac specific bug fix involving sound.

Here are a few of the changes in the latest patch:

World PvP
- Players will no longer lose the Silithus or Eastern Plaguelands PvP buffs after dying in the zone.
- Players will now port to the Crown Guard Tower graveyard if they die in Fungal Vale while their faction controls the tower.

- Players that log out of the game and back while having a pet summoned will now be properly credited a Soul Shard.
- Warlock pet sounds have now been added in all languages.

- Canceling Bloodrage while in PvP or dueling will no longer remove you from combat.

Mac Specific
- Players will no longer hear any sound when they have "Enable all Sound" turned off.

To learn more follow the links provided below.

WoW: Patch Notes
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Pac-Man For iPod Reviewed
7:41 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Playlist magazine has posted a review of Pac-Man for iPod, one of the recently released games for the hand held multimedia device. This version of the game stays true to the original title, even including all 256 levels. Due to difficulties with the click wheel control scheme Playlist gave Pac-Man a score of 2.5 out of 5.

From the review:

Whatís of key difference in this version of Pac-Mac is the controlóinstead of using a joystick, like in the arcades, youíre using a virtual joystick, if you will, by gently touching the cardinal directions of the click wheel. You donít need to actually press the buttonsómoving your thumb over the Menu, play/pause, rewind, and fast forward keys is enough to get the on-screen joystick to respond. It takes a little getting used to, and itís more difficult than it should beóPac-Man really requires lightning reflexes, and the iPodís click wheel just doesnít feel that precise.

The other major difference is the screen, and thatís something I found myself less adaptable to. Maybe itís just old age creeping up on me. In the arcades, Pac-Man is rendered on a computer screen set sideways, so itís higher than it is wider. The iPod takes the opposite approach, a more conventional aspect ratio. Without any way of rendering Pac-Man sideways, Namco ended up just using part of the displayóthe entire maze is barely larger than a postage stamp, with the right side showing your score and a representation of the virtual joystick, so you can see which direction youíre telling Pac-Man to go.

The full review can be found by clicking the link below.

Playlist: Pac-Man Review

Mac Games News for Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Macgamestore: Pre-Order World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade3:37 PM
IMG Reviews Dylo's Adventure3:06 PM
Civilization IV Demo Released11:25 AM
Pocket Gamer Launches iPod Games Section11:25 AM
Redline Reviewed11:25 AM
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