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Flyboys Squadron Mac Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Entertainment Network today announced that Flyboys Squadron Mac, the World War I combat flight simulator based upon the MGM movie Flyboys, has been released.

The Flyboys Squadron Mac retail package will also include one month of free online massively multiplayer gaming on IENT’s servers with hundreds of other players from around the world. Also included in the retail package are two free bonus award-winning massively multiplayer games, WarBirds and Armored Assault, a $50 value.

"FLYBOYS Squadron Mac is an ideal game for people who enjoy the challenge of flying and the strategy of dogfighting," said retired USAF pilot and CEO of iEntertainment, J.W. 'Wild Bill' Stealey, who has over 4,000 U.S. Air Force military flying hours.

Inspired by the true story of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille, the first American fighter pilots, the Flyboys movie featured some of the world's top acrobatics pilots. The aerial combat flying maneuvers and dogfighting techniques and sequences lauded in the movie, are reenacted in this faithful Mac game.

The single player flight simulation and dogfighting game includes 12 missions with four different skill levels, more than 25 Instant Action missions that are different every time they are played, and the ability for players to fly in any one of 10 different terrains with more than 100 different planes and vehicles.
For more information follow the links below. is currently taking pre-orders for the game and it is expected to be in stock early next week. Be sure to place your pre-order today.

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Flyboys Squadron
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Inside Mac Games Previews Tiger Woods 2008
2:21 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a first-look preview of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008. The game is scheduled to ship next week. Here's a clip fro the preview:

Having been absent from the Mac since 2005, Tiger Woods makes his return in the upcoming golf title Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08. As is the case with the rest of EA's arsenal of sports titles, TW08 is the latest in a series of yearly updates, and brings with it changes both new and incremental.
To check out the first-look preview, please follow the link below.

Inside Mac Games Preview: Tiger Wood PGA Tour 2007
Electronic Arts
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Fairy Tower Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

LittleWing's ninth pinball game, Fairy Tower, is now available for purchase from the LittleWing website. The pinball game challenges players to save the world by capturing the missing magical artifacts of Fairy Land and locking them behind gates in the Fairy Tower.

It has brand new engines for graphics and sounds, and it is also equipped with a newly developed physical simulator. You will enjoy astonishing visuals and gorgeous stereo sounds with the feel of real arcade pinball.

You will see your pinball techniques are fully utilized with the smooth ball movement and the realistic touch of the flipper control.

The game rules are easy to follow, but you can also enjoy mapping out the most complicated strategies. You will discover new ways to enjoy FAIRY TOWER as your skill improves.
Fairy Tower is a Universal Binary application and requires a G4 processor, Mac OS X v10.3, and a display capable of 1024 x 768 resolution with millions of colors. The download is available from

Click on the links below for more information.

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MGF: Fairy Tower 1.1.3

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Eschalon: Book 1 Windows Beta Testing, Mac Beta Soon
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Basilisk Games is asking for more beta testers for the Windows version of its old school RPG, Eschalon: Book 1. Mac users will have the chance to participate in the beta test at a later date. The first in a trilogy, E:B1 will send players into massive outdoor environments and plunge them into dozens of sprawling dungeons as they quest to uncover the mystery of their character's origins.

This application will be active until at least October 8th, 2007 (or until we feel we have a large enough candidate pool). After that we will disable this page and no longer accept applications for this beta test . Macintosh and Linux users will have their opportunity to test soon.
For more information follow the links below.

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Eschalon: Book I
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Wrath of the Lich King: Death Knight Q&A
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft site is featuring a new Q&A with designers of the upcoming second expansion for WoW, Wrath of the Lich King. The answers provided focus on specifics of the new Death Knight hero class and how it will fit into the current mix of character classes.

While death knights are new to World of Warcraft, they are already a pretty well-established part of the Warcraft universe. Can players expect to see the return of some classic death knight spells and abilities?

Absolutely. One thing that is very exciting about the death knight character class is that we have a ton of really cool material to work with. Just looking at the many manifestations of death knights in previous games and in Warcraft lore provides a lot of ideas for spells and abilities that will give players a feeling of familiarity with what the class is about. At the same time, the way we introduce this class gives us an opportunity to add some awesome new stuff to the “modern” death knight’s bag of tricks.

What we want to accomplish with the new class is to make players who are familiar with Warcraft lore feel right at home with the death knight, while at the same time creating a truly unique, interesting, and fun set of completely new spells and abilities. For example, the death knight’s spells and abilities will be fueled by a new type of resource mechanic – the rune system – which will be different from mana, energy, and rage. This rune system is highly original and unlike any other class in World of Warcraft, but at the same time it is very consistent with the lore and core abilities of earlier incarnations of the death knight in previous games. It’s still a bit too early to talk in detail about it, but hopefully we’ll be able to reveal more about the rune system in the not-so-distant future.
To read the rest of the Q&A head over to the site below.

Lich King Q&A
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Spiderweb Software October Sale Begins
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Spiderweb Software, known for games such as the Geneforge and Avernum series, has announced the beginning of an October Sale. For the entire month every game and hint book book available from the Spiderweb store will sell at a ten percent discount.

It is time for our annual October Sadness Sale! The Seattle weather just turned gray, and we need to do something to cheer the place up. For the rest of the month, all of our products are ten percent off. Don't forget that they can be ordered on CD ... Get some Christmas shopping done early
To learn more head over to Spiderweb's website at the link below.

Spiderweb Store
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Lead Designer Q&A6:00 AM
Fever Frenzy Reviewed6:00 AM
Football Manager 2008 Demo Released6:00 AM
Macgamestore: Bejeweled 2 Deluxe Universal Binary Available6:00 AM
Valve Interview Explores Why There Is No Mac Half-Life6:00 AM
Weird Worlds: RTIS For Mac Receives Long Awaited Update6:00 AM
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