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Monday, January 22, 2007

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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! Announced
10:07 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 2 comments

Aspyr Media today announced that it will be publishing RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked for the Macintosh. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! is the first expansion pack for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and is being developed for Mac by Aspyr Studios. The expansion pack is expected to be released in March 2007.

It’s wet, wild and totally soaked! Now, run your own water park – and ride all the rides – with this expansion to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. Celebrate summer as hundreds of peeps (that’s RollerCoaster Tycoon talk for “guests”) catch rays and waves with an amazing lineup of super-splash flume rides, massive water slides, aquatic shows, beaches and more. Blast peeps with water cannons, build them outrageous coasters, and wow ‘em with laser light shows! Get drenched with this splashy summertime addition to one of the biggest games of the year.
For more, head over to Apsyr Media web site.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!

Gaming Roundtable Podcast
10:08 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Macworld is offering a new podcast for download, featuring a gaming roundtable with notables in the industry. Hosted by Peter Cohen the discussion covers the present and future of Mac gaming, with a focus on the impact of Apple's switch to Intel processors.

Peter is joined by a panel of Mac gaming luminaries—Ian Lynch Smith, president of Freeverse Software; Leah Heck, marketing director for Aspyr Media; and Chris Bentley of graphics card maker ATI Technologies. Their topic: the present and future of Mac gaming, with particular attention paid to Apple’s transition to Intel-supplied processors and its impact on game developers.
Check out the site below for download links and more information.

Macworld: Gaming Roundtable Podcast

iPod Pac-Man Reviewed
10:08 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Macworld UK has posted a review of Pac-Man for iPod, one of several games for the hand held multimedia device. This version of the game stays true to the original title with the inclusion of all 256 levels. Macworld UK gave Pac-Man a 4 star rating.

From the review:

Controlling Pac-Man is a little unusual. If you’re used to a joystick or keyboard, playing a game such as this with the click wheel takes some getting used to. You can either slide your finger around the wheel using an on-screen joystick to control Pac-Man, or lightly tap the corners of the wheel to move in that direction. It lacks precision, however, which in a game such as this can be the difference between life and death.

Visually, Pac-Man takes you straight back to the origins of the game. Comparing the screen display to that of the original arcade version, there’s very little in it. It is, however, rather small when all’s said and done. Perhaps turning the display on a 90-degree angle would have made for better visibility – particularly for those with poor eyesight.

The sound effects will take you back to your first time playing the game. There’s no need for a full orchestra score in Pac-Man – there’s a real adrenaline rush whenever the ghosts are on your tail, and the sound effects help to drive that.
Check out the full review at the link below.

Macworld UK: Pac-Man Review
Apple: iPod Games

Mac Games News for Friday, January 19, 2007

Macgamestore: Dodge That Anvil Now Available1:23 PM
IMG Posts One on One With Glenda Adams1:19 PM
Catnap Games Releases Devastro12:39 PM
Going To School In Neverwinter10:54 AM
iPod Texas Hold'em Reviewed10:54 AM
TetrisDL Beta Test Opens10:54 AM
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