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Stoked Rider Dev Diary and Video Posted
9:10 AM | Anthony Wang | 2 comments

Bongfish Interactive has posted the Stoked Rider developer diary #3. The developer diary features different aspects of the game including scout mode, showcasing these and more in a behind the scenes video.

Stoked Rider offers large outdoor tracts to snowboard, 3D cellshading graphics, competition modes, and more.

Please follow the links below to check out the developer diary and to learn more information.

Stoked Rider Developer Diary
Drop Point: Alaska
Buy Drop Point: Alaska

Connect Four Cities Released
2:22 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story today announced the availability of Connect Four Cities, a brand new game for the Macintosh, at the world's most popular Macintosh game store.

Now this classic game you played as a kid is back with some grown-up twists. Connect four-in-a-row before your opponent and watch your cities grow! Never thought a checker could do the cha-cha? Then you're in for a surprise as 20+ wild checkers keep you on your toes. Play for all 60 buildings and the keys to 6 cities as you drill, float, or boom your way to victory.

System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or newer.
G4 800 Mhz or faster or G5 or Intel.
Universal (PowerPC/Intel)

Connect Four Cities is available for $19.95. A free demo is available for download from

HASBRO and its logo and CONNECT FOUR are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. 2006 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Macgamestore: Connect Four Cities

Former Apple Marketer Launces Spin Studio
2:19 PM | Tuncer Deniz

Mac industry veteran Ed Prasek today launched Spin Studio, a company specializing in providing world-class marketing, merchandising, channel, and business strategy and consultation services exclusively to developers and companies in the Macintosh industry.

"The Mac industry is famously unique. Its customers, the way the channel works, everything, is very different from the standard PC industry," says Spin Studio founder and Mac industry veteran, Ed Prasek. "And it takes real Mac industry know-how in order to provide effective, well received marketing programs and initiatives. And now with Spin Studio, developers and companies in the Mac industry can take advantage of just that: marketing and business services designed especially for them."
Spin Studio's services for developers and companies in the Mac industry include strategic, guerilla, blend, and viral marketing; business strategy consulting; relationship building and networking; merchandising and channel penetration; product planning; website layout and presentation; go to market initiatives; and more.

Spin Studio welcomes inquiries from Mac industry developers and companies, and invites them to learn more about Spin Studio by visiting its corporate website,

Spin Studio

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No Limits Coaster 1.6 Out for Mac
9:10 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

Mad Data has released No Limits Coasterversion 1.6 for the Mac. The new version enhances existing coasters and adds new effects and coasters. No Limits Coaster 1.6 is a full stand-alone version for $29.95, however according to a few user reports, the game will be half price to owners of previous versions of the roller coaster simulation game.

No Limits Roller Coaster is a roller coaster simulation game that lets you experience authentic roller coaster thrills. Focusing on realism and speed, NLC lets you ride real existing coasters, or build a roller coaster to your own specifications - with 13 different track styles, including inverted, hyper-coasters and wooden coasters.

Please follow the links below to learn more information.

No Limits Coaster 1.6 for Mac
Mad Data
No Limits Roller Coaster

ProQuake for OS X
9:10 AM | Anthony Wang | 10 comments

ProQuake is JP Grossman's updated Quake 1 client for Windows and Linux. This Mac version by a person named Woods incorporates all the improvements of JPG's engine except the ability to connect to a cheat-free server.

ProQuake is generally considered the baseline Quake for online play. Woods plans on attempting a Qrack port for OS/X as well.

ProQuake is the client of choice for the online competitive Quake players. All credit goes to JPG for ProQuake source code adjustments and Fruitz of Dojo for the Mac OS X Quake 1.1 port for which this release is based.

Please follow the links below to learn more information.

QuakeOne: ProQuake 3.5 for Mac
MGF: Download ProQuake 3.5

Myst Online Launch Date Announced
9:10 AM | David Chochla | 4 comments

The final launch date for Myst Online: Uru Live has been set for Thursday, February 15th. It was already announced that the Mac version of the game is in active development.

If you are a PC user in the US or Canada, you can instantly jump into the last phase of the beta by signing up for GameTap and taking advantage of the special offer of only 99 for your first month. If you're in one of the international countries or on a Mac, you can volunteer for the beta in our What's Happening Now section.
Few online games have any chance of denting World of Warcraft's dominance, but Myst Online is ready to take its shot.

GameTap Homepage

UT2007 Renamed UT3
9:10 AM | David Chochla | 10 comments

Gamespy reports that Midway Games and Epic have UT 2007 will now be called Unreal Tournament 3. A new trailer and gameplay updates were also released.

The video gives a glimpse of a few levels and weapons as well as a number of vehicles, including the towering tripod-like walkers. One feature in UT3 that's got us especially excited is the cooperative online campaign mode.

Gamespy Article

Chronic Logic Reveals Sales Stats for Triptych
9:10 AM | Anthony Wang | 3 comments

Chronic Logic, award winning developer of casual games for PC, Mac, and Linux recently revealed their sales statistics for one of their puzzle games, Triptych. The fast-paced physics based block dropping game has sold just under a thousand copies for $14.95 each over the past five years and is a financial success when looking at the development costs were under $200 dollars. Chronic Logic also mentions the decision to bring the game to the Mac and Linux platforms had an impact on sales.

A couple of magazine CD cover deals overseas made up a majority of the non chroniclogic sales income. I think releasing the OSX and Linux versions and doing patches to improve the look and feel of the game helped extend the product life.
Please follow the links below to learn more information.

Chronic Logic: Triptych Sales Statistics

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Nexuiz Updated
9:10 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

Alientrap has released a patch for their free action shooter, Nexuiz. The new version fixes a security problem and enhances multiplayer with new features and bugfixes. This patch is not required for online play, but is recommended for all servers as it adds extra multiplayer options.

Please follow the links below to download the patch and to learn more information.

Nexuiz Updated
Nexuiz Changelog

A First Person Shooter For iPod?
9:10 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Bobbee Tec has announced work on an iPod version of Cyboid, a first person shooter currently available for Nokia's N-Gage and some other cell phones. Bobbee Tec is offering a movie of the iPod version in action, hoping to impress gamers and convince Apple to publish the FPS title.

Cyboid features 3D graphics, original in-game music, multiple skill levels, and a variety of monsters, weapons, and items.

What that means is that the game has been created without Apple's support the company keeps a tight rein on what games are released for its flagship MP3 player although Bobbee Tec says it hopes Apple will like what it sees, and agree to publish the game.

The developer tells us it plans to support older iPods if the demand is out there, but in the meantime it's posted a video showing the game in action on a new model.

Click on the links below for more information.

Pocket Gamer: FPS For iPod
Bobbee Tec

Mac Games News for Friday, January 26, 2007

Macgamestore: Arctic Quest Now Available2:29 PM
Inside Mac Games Reviews Imperial Glory1:36 PM
BareFeats: MacBook Pro 17" 3D Game Shootout7:40 AM
Custer Is Easy Prey7:40 AM
Dominions 3: The Awakening Reviewed7:40 AM
Enemy Territory Universal Updated7:40 AM
HardOCP: Ati & Nvidia Talk about MXM7:40 AM
MacWorld: Vista built for Games, how about OS X?7:40 AM
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