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Monday, September 15, 2008

StarCraft Updated To Version 1.15.3
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Blizzard Entertainment has once again provided an update for StarCraft, the company's popular sci-fi RTS. Version 1.15.3 fixes a communication bug with league play and solves issues with OS X versions which do not support 256 color mode.

Here's the list of changes to in the lastest update:

Bug Fixes
- Fixed a communication bug affecting third party leagues.
- Alt-F6 no longer stalls the game on Windows.
- Game now works correctly on versions of Mac OS X which do not support 256-color mode.
Visit the links below to learn more and download the update.

StarCraft 1.15.3 Patch
StarCraft 1.15.3 Patch Notes
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The Game Of Life Comes To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

Macgamestore recently announced it has begun offering THE GAME OF LIFE: Path to Success for the Macintosh. Published by Real Arcade the game allows players to follow the path to success in a contemporary spin on the classic family favorite. To succeed players must take care of the needs of everyone under their roofs as they advance through life from college, to marriage, and beyond.

More about THE GAME OF LIFE:

Collect tokens at a fast and frenzied pace when you succeed at meeting the increasing demands of friends, family, and new characters who enter your life throughout the 50 levels of fast fun. Better hurry though, there's only so many hours in a day!

THE GAME OF LIFE peg people have never been this animated, or this demanding! Featuring favorite aspects of the classic board game, amazing 3D graphics, and all-new game play, Life has never been as fun, or as fast, as THE GAME OF LIFE - Path to Success.
THE GAME OF LIFE - Path to Success requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, and costs $19.95 USD for the full version. A free demo is available for download from the Macgamestore web site.

Follow the link below for more information.

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PlayDetective: Heartbreakers Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Kayo Games has announced the launch of PlayDetective: Heartbreakers for Mac OS X. The game puts gamers in the gumshoes of a private investigator as he attempts to solve a series of infidelity cases. To succeed players must conduct surveillance using a range of tools and gadgets, collect and analyze evidence, and solve difficult puzzles.

More about PlayDetective: Heartbreakers:

A wayward husband who can’t seem to stay out of the clubs in the seedier parts of town? A girlfriend who seems to be getting a little too close to her boss at work? Or just a concerned wife who needs a little reassurance that her partner only has eyes for her? It’s all in a day’s work for this detective.
Whether you take a direct approach and interview your suspects and gauge their responses on your lie detector, Or just while away the hours playing some classic games at your local casino while your phone taps do your work for you, it’s down to you.

Features include:
• Investigate 15 unique cases, each packed with more locations, games and intrigue than the last.
• Eavesdrop using phone tapping devices or use your trusty camera and zoom lens to catch your suspects in the act.
• Recover deleted text messages and piece them together to form evidence for or against your suspect.
• Conduct polygraph (lie detector) tests during interviews to unearth the truth.
• Play a selection of classic sub-games to earn cash which will aid you in your investigations.
• Buy and sell investigation gadgets – the tools of your trade.
• Confront suspects during the tense moment when you catch them in the act with their lovers.
PlayDetective: Heartbreakers requires an Intel processor, OS X 10.4, at least 256 MB of memory, and 30 MB of hard disk space. Click over to the link below to learn more about the game and download the free trial version.

PlayDetective: Heartbreaker
Kayo Games

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Stay Awhile And Listen To Deckard Cain
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

MTV Multiplayer has posted a new interview with veteran video game voice actor Michael Gough. The interview covers his work on a variety of video games including the upcoming Diablo III, Blizzard's return to its popular action RPG franchise.

On how much Deckard Cain is in Diablo III:
Gough: Well, I did more than [what was shown at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris]. I hope there’s more, but I did a pretty fair amount. It was just one or two four-hour sessions but there was a lot. It was definitely more than what you’ve seen in the preview. I’m not sure when it’s release date is targeted for, but yeah it seems like there’s going to be a fair amount of Deckard Cain, which is always a good thing. [laughs]

On screaming too much in some video games:
Gough: Something like Deckard Cain is great; it doesn’t ruin your voice. But games that involve violence or battle or mutating and stuff like that really does take a toll on your voice. And I’ve even had to start to go to a voice guru kind of guy to do exercises to try to save and get back some of what I lost. When you’re doing games like that there’s so much screaming and yelling, and you have to do it over and over and over again. They’ll say, “Okay now you’re being burned alive and you have to do it short, medium and long and then really long. Now you’re being choked to death. Now you’re drowning in lava.” So you do many different takes, dying all these different deaths. It’s fun but after a while, I was damaging my voice doing a lot of that. For “ Call of Duty ,” a lot of the dialogue is shouting over battle that’s going on: “Incoming! Flank left!” It’s just a lot of yelling.
Read all Gough's comments by clicking over to the site listed below.

MTV Multiplayer: The Voice Of Deckard Cain
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Mac Games News for Friday, September 12, 2008

IMG Reviews Azkend9:01 AM
Depths Of Peril Reviewed6:00 AM
Spore: Article Roundup, Prototypes6:00 AM
StarCraft II: Game Balance, Returning Cast, Unit Changes6:00 AM
Using Brain Waves To Control Computers6:00 AM
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