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EVE Online Release Date Confirmed
6:00 AM | Jason Sims | 8 comments

The official EVE Online release date for Mac has been confirmed. The Mac client will be available for download on Tuesday, November 6.

Vikas Gupta of TransGaming took the stage during the EVE Online Fanfest keynote on Saturday afternoon, to introduce the release date of the Mac and Linux clients. Although the game has only been available for Windows to date -- and therefore the audience at the Fanfest therefore consisted mostly of Windows gamers -- the crowd cheered when the Apple logo appeared on the displays, as CCP Games CEO Hilmar Petursson introduced Vikas Gupta to the stage.

As with the Windows version, the game application will be a free download, and a free 14 day trial is available, after which the monthly subscription cost of $14.95 (14.95 in Europe) will apply. Reduced prices are available for 3, 6, and 12 month plans. See the link below for more information about EVE Online subscriptions.

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Macgamestore- Monopoly: Spongebob Squarepants Edition
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story has released Monopoly: Spongebob Squarepants Edition. A twist on the classic board game, Spongebob lets gamers to play as one of their favorite Spongebob characters. SSE offers traditional Monopoly as well as 14 addictive mini-games and three special game modes.

Monopoly: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition moves onto your computer with more ways to play than just rolling a pair of dice! Experience the classic board game you know and love like never before! Play by Monopoly rules or bend the rules with SpongeBob mode, Squidward mode or Plankton mode...all chock full of wacky water-logged minigames!
To purchase the game click over to the link below.

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StarCraft II: Protoss Observer Feature
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has added another unit to the growing list of buildings and units featured on the official StarCraft II website. This time Blizzard unveils the Protoss Observer, a support unit offering detection of hidden enemy units. The site update features new visuals of the SC II version of the Observer in action.

These small drones are employed to survey vast wasteland areas or observe and record battles for study within the protoss archives. Their complex sensor array leaves little energy for defenses, but they can detect cloaked or concealed enemies with ease. This ability makes observers invaluable auxiliary units on the battlefield.

Observers that are used for deep-space exploration are often deployed without any defensive systems. However, those destined for use in a combat zone are equipped with a micro-cloaking field to hide them from the enemy. The small sensor signature of an observer means that the drone does not have to drain its energy in order to maintain the field over long periods.
Click over to the site below for more information about all the StarCraft II units.

StarCraft II: Protoss Observer
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Eschalon: Book 1 Coming To Windows November 19
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

A post on the Basilisk Games forums reveals that Eschalon: Book 1 for Windows is on track for a November 19th release. More information about Eschalon for Mac will be revealed after the release of the Windows version.

E:B1 is the start of an epic trilogy of old-school computer RPGs created in the spirit of the great role-playing games of the past. The game will take players across massive outdoor environments and deep into dozens of sprawling dungeons as they seek to uncover the mystery of their characters' origins.

We are pleased to announce that November 19, 2007 is the official release date for the Windows version of Eschalon: Book I. More information on the Macintosh version will be available after the Windows version ships, and a Linux version is scheduled for 1Q 2008..
Learn more about the game at the links below.

Basilisk Forum: Eschalon PC Release Date
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Eschalon: Book I
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ByDesign Games: Make Bouncy Bouncy Coming In November
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

ByDesign Games latest blog reveals that Make Bouncy Bouncy, the company's upcoming new casual title, is scheduled for a November release. ByDesign also mentioned extensive updates to its website, including the introduction of forums.

I'm pleased to say that Make Bouncy Bouncy, ByDesign's new casual game with a funny name, is on track for a November release! Soon enough, you'll enjoy to Make Bouncy Bouncy with ByDesign Games! The game's site has yet to fully launch, only the teaser site is in place for now, but keep an eye this space for more updates as we near release.

With the pending release of Make Bouncy Bouncy, we took some time to update various aspects of the site. Among the updates, we've launched a new home page celebrating our extensive game industry experience. Following that, the About Us page has at long last been updated to include details & some images from our past work.

More site updates, the ByDesign Games Forums has officially launched! Players can now give direct feedback, get specific game support, talk about upcoming games and game design ideas with a direct line to the brains here at ByDesign.

Final misc. site updates, we've added lightbox support for linked images, the site should load faster due to some back-end optimizations, and we performed some misc. color usage tweaks to enhance readability. Not too shabby for a single site update eh?
Head over to the links below for more information.

ByDesign Game Blog
Make Bouncy Bouncy
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Mac Games News for Friday, November 2, 2007

EVE Online Coming November 6th5:57 PM
Inside Mac Games Reviews Monopoly Here & Now3:11 PM
Apple Games Features Tiger Woods 20086:00 AM
Apple Updates MacBook Line6:00 AM
Championship Manager 2008 Available Now6:00 AM
Custer Is King6:00 AM
Europa Universalis III Released6:00 AM
Macgamestore: Cake Mania Available For Download6:00 AM
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