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Championship Manager 2006 Released
1:29 PM | Tuncer Deniz | 2 comments

Virtual Programming today announced the digital release of Championship Manager 2006 for the Macintosh. A boxed version of the game will be available in 7 to 10 days. The game is available for $39.95.

Championship Manager 2006 boasts a brand new Gameplan 3D match
engine, where players can watch their match unfold in the same way
they watch the match on TV - but with the ability to adjust tactics,
player positions or formations - or simply use the Highlight Filter
to select the moments they want to watch.

Interact with your squad as you speak with your players for the first
time: make promises to individual players to improve their mood or
form. But as in real life, if promises are broken, trust is lost and
there are consequences - with the new player status screen, monitor
the mood and form of every player.

Championship Manager 2006 allows you to manage your club to glory,
dealing with everything from tactics and training to transfers -
everything you would expect a real-life football manager to do
without owning a sheepskin coat.

Includes the International Management Update!

Along with international management, this update also offers a brand
new look and navigation system for CM2006. The new interface brings
an optional sidebar so you can take your favourite international team
to glory in total style!

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or Higher
PPC or Intel CPU
256MB Memory or higher
GeForce 2MX/Radeon 8500 or better
400Mb Free disk space

Virtual Programming
Championship Manager 2006

Gogii Games Releases Brain Boosters
1:38 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story is proud to the release of Gogii Games' first game for the Macintosh, Brain Boosters.

Got your brain on? Check out the coolest Mac game that will challenge your brain power.

Brain Boosters will evaluate your academic prowess with a series of eight tests. Depending on your results, you will know if you have the brain to get in the University or elementary school. Your tutor Edmund will help you along the way, giving tips and hints to perform better.

8 challenging games, each with increasing degrees of difficulty.
Test your logic, mathematical and linguistic intelligence.
3 Modes of play available, Ranking quiz, Practice quiz and quick game.
Progress are recorded and tracked every time you play.

Brain Boosters is available for $19.95. A free demo is available for download from

Macgamestore: Brain Boosters

Freeverse "Big Week" Starts Monday
12:24 PM | Tuncer Deniz | 11 comments

Freeverse Software today promised a "Big Week" of new software announcements and free games. Each day, starting on Monday, November 13th, Freeverse will release a new title, give away a free Mac game or make an announcement. One of the announcements will be a contest with a $1,000 grand prize.

Ian Lynch Smith, President of Freeverse, said; "We've been working on lots of stuff and we're very excited to share some news and give folks some games to play. See you on Monday!"

Check each morning next week for that day's announcement.

Freeverse Software

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New Geneforge 4: Rebellion Shots
8:25 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Spiderweb Software has posted six new screenshots of Geneforge 4: Rebellion, the upcoming latest episode in the popular Geneforge series. Expanding on the success of previous Geneforge titles, the game puts players in the role of a rebel who must choose to join with, or fight against, the powerful Shapers.

Here's a brief description of the game from the official website:

You are a rebel, given the power to craft life and sent to fight the Shapers. At least, that is what they told you to do. Will you fight your oppressors? Or will you be tempted by the incredible rewards they offer you in return for switching sides? You have the ability to steer history. What will you choose?

Geneforge 4: Rebellion has a huge and open storyline. You can choose among several sides, each with its own beliefs, fortresses, and quests. There are dozens of different endings. You can help the rebels, or fight them. Slay your enemies or use stealth and diplomacy. Become engrossed in the storyline or just go out and wreak havoc. No matter what you choose, Geneforge 4: Rebellion offers an enormous adventure with plenty of replay value.
Spiderweb plans to release the Universal Binary Mac version of the game "very close to November 20th." A Windows version will be available in early 2007.

For more information, and the chance to view the new screenshots, click on the links below.

Geneforge 4: Rebellion Screenshots
G4 Planned Release Date Announcement
Spiderweb Software
Geneforge 4

Arcadrome Reviewed
8:25 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

PolyEx's arcade shooter Arcadrome is the subject of the latest Slacker's Guide from The Mac Observer. To succeed players must battle alien hordes while gathering energy crystals. The Slacker's Guide recommended the game to arcade fans, citing its unique twist on a familiar formula.

Game play is what makes an arcade title work and Arcadrome has done several interesting things on this level. First, the idea of variable speeds makes the title compelling. Unlike games that typically control movement through mapped keys, which provides equivalent movement speeds for every direction, Arcadrome pushes the player to control both movement and firing through the mouse. The result is a unit that can move as quickly or as slowly as you want it to at any given moment. Albeit there is a five-minute learning curve on this, the motion begins to feel natural.

Even though it's one change (though a significant one), the speed variability lends a whole new feel you might never expect from this kind of game. The pacing becomes both hurried and relaxed with the player being given a few seconds to get their thoughts together only to find a mob of enemies with decent A.I. code charging them. As a result, the experience feels more realistic (the player has to run and gun in order to survive) and draws the player in that much more.
Check out the full article at the link below.

The Slacker's Guide: Arcadrome Review

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Custer At War
8:25 AM | Brad Custer | Comment on this story

IMG's resident desktop artist, Brad Custer, is back with an image inspired by Aspyr Media's upcoming strategy title, Star Wars: Empire at War.

Here's what he had to say:

With the recent press release that Star Wars: Empire at War is being brought to the Mac via Aspyr Media my inbox has been abuzz with requests for a desktop. You don't have to wait any longer faithful fans of the Star Wars genre because this week I travel to a galaxy far, far away. I was able to make this wallpaper with the help of Aspyr Media. I simply entitled this selection, "Civil War", and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. :)
Head over to Custer's Desktops to check out his latest creation.

IMG Desktop: Civil War
Aspyr Media
Star Wars: Empire at War
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Mac Games News for Thursday, November 9, 2006

Apple Posts New Deals2:02 PM
IMG Reviews Dominions III1:57 PM
WoW: The Burning Crusade Release Date Set11:44 AM
Apple Games Features The Sims 2: Pets8:16 AM
C4 Engine Updated8:16 AM
Civilization IV: Warlords Reviewed8:16 AM
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