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Feral Ships Imperial Glory
11:24 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 11 comments

Feral Interactive has begun shipping Imperial Glory for the Macintosh. The game is set during the Napoleonic Wars of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. You'll take hold of a great European empire and try to march its forces across the world. Achieve dominance through gigantic military action, or through use of economic advantages and shrewd diplomats. Rule as a constitutional monarch or a complete dictator, as you expand your control from the sweeping deserts of Morocco to the icy fields of Russia.

Imperial Glory for the Mac is scheduled to ship from on Monday, December 4th. Be sure to place your pre-order today.

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Imperial Glory
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Macgamestore: Scrabble For Mac Released
2:35 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story has announced the availability of Scrabble for the Macintosh at the world's most popular Mac games store. A family favorite for generations of gamers, you've never seen Scrabble like this before!

The classic way to spell word game fun is now the ultimate way to spell fast fun for the entire family. Play against one of eight challenging computer opponents or take on your friends and family in four different game modes. Play the way you remember in Classic mode, race against the clock in Blitz, climb to the top in a Tournament, or set up a Custom Tournament and play SCRABBLE your way! Innovative and helpful features like Best Play, Hints, and The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary allow SCRABBLE fans of all skill levels to join in the fun. A family favorite for generations of gamers, you've never seen SCRABBLE like this before!

- Play Against Computer or Human Opponents
- Helpful Hints, Best Play Words, and More
- Four Exciting Ways to Play
- Includes Merriam-Webster's The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary - Fourth Edition

Scrabble is available for $19.95. A free demo is available for download from It requires MacOS X 10.3.9 or later and is a Universal Binary.

Macgamestore: Scrabble

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Inside Mac Games Reviews Mahjong Tradition
2:18 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a review of Mahjong Tradition from XIX Software. Here's a clip from the review:

MahJong Tradition from XIX Software throws its hat into the ring with an honest-to-goodness mah jong title. While the game captures the feel of mah jong gaming, it seems that part of the reason for the dearth of traditional mah jong titles is not because gaming developers are missing out on a ripe market, but because the experience of playing mah jong just doesn’t translate all that well to the computer.
To check out the full review, follow the link below.

Inside Mac Games Review: Mahjong Tradition
Mahjong Tradition

Second Life Notifier Released
1:31 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Nemesys Software today announced it has released a public beta of Second Life Notifier. It is a simple application that makes use of the Second Life website to provide the ability to track which of your friends are online, when they login and when they logout from the Second Life online game.

Second Life Notifier is compatible with any Macintosh running Mac OS X, version 10.3.9 or better, including Macintosh with Intel-based processors and is available as shareware for $2.50.

Second Life Notifier

Aspyr: Progress On Prey & Empire at War
6:31 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments

Aspyr Media's November newsletter focuses on the recently announced Mac version of Prey, progress on Star Wars: Empire At War, and the new gameplay video and trailer section on Aspyr's site.

More about Prey:

We're excited to be able to unveil our latest Mac game, Prey. Based on an enhanced Doom 3 engine, Prey adds portals and the ability walk on walls and flip gravity to completely change what you expect in a first person shooter. The game is up and running well on the Mac, and is in the final stages of testing. Aspyr's previous experience with the Doom 3 engine on the Mac has made the transition of Prey to OS X very smooth, and if all continues to go well it will be hitting store shelves in early 2007.
Empire at War's progress:
Work on Empire at War for Mac is moving along nicely. As December approaches we are entering full testing, and one of our main areas of focus has been to make sure the game runs well on the entire lineup of Intel Macs, including the Mac Book and Mac mini. Brad Oliver, our chief Star Wars expert and veteran of games such as Jedi Knight 2, Jedi Academy and Knights of the Old Republic, is the lead programmer on Empire at War Mac.
Check out the rest of the newsletter at the website listed below.

Aspyr November Newsletter
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Star Wars: Empire at War
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Burning Crusade Screenshots
6:31 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Worthplaying recently posted twenty new screenshots of The Burning Crusade, the upcoming first expansion for Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft MMORPG. The expansion will introduce new races, an increased level cap, and an entirely new continent to explore.

To check out the screenshots follow the link below.

Worthplaying: Burning Crusade Screenshots
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Now Mac Compatible11:14 AM
Parents, Specialty Retailers Fail 2006 Report Card11:04 AM
Aspyr: Prey For Mac On the Way10:46 AM
Disney's Toontown Adds Mac Support7:45 AM
Unity 3D 1.6 Released7:45 AM
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