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IMG Reviews The Clumsys
10:26 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a review of the hidden object game The Clumsys from publisher Gogii Games. Travel through time hunting objects in an attempt to locate your children. Here's an excerpt from the review:

Based around a time travel concept, The Clumsys transports you throughout many famous and different environments to find the missing kids. Unfortunately, they took a few things with them which you are required to find. Every level is divided into several stages, each with a different objective - based on how far you are into the game. Instead of just sticking to the “find such and such” branch, it grows out into different types of gameplay, such as fixing things broken by the rascals or placing them just as they were before, in order to correct the time zone setting. This is a nice feature, but of course, you are going to play the same scene over and over and, yes, over again.
Follow the link below to read the full review.

IMG Review: The Clumsys
The Clumsys
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ToCA Race Driver 3 Coming October 24, Demo Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Feral Interactive has announced Friday, October 24th as the worldwide release date for the Mac version of ToCA Race Driver 3, the single-player and multiplayer racing game developed by Codemasters, the team behind the Colin McRae series. The game features 70 licensed cars, 80 licensed tracks, and more than 35 racing types.

"The ToCa Race Driver series has an outstanding reputation and we are thrilled to be bringing it to the Mac for the first time,” said Feral Interactive's David Stephen.  

“Codemasters understands and appreciates that the Mac user demands their  gaming experience to be as clean and visually stunning as all of their day to day Apple applications. As such, we are happy to partner with to Feral Interactive knowing the quality that they deliver to,” said Peter Chan Director, Business Development, Codemasters. 

With 70 licensed cars and 80 licensed tracks, ToCa Race Driver 3 is the racing game for the Mac and offers the greatest range of motorsports of any game; GT, Off Road, Touring Cars, Classics, Open Wheel, Rally and Oval are just a few of the more than 35 types of racing featured. And the quality is just as impressive as the quantity with real-world physics giving players an authentic handling experience for each individual car. 

With its online, multi-player capability, ToCa Race Driver 3 for Mac delivers an added dimension of live competition with other drivers across the globe.
Update: Feral has released a demo
Today we are proud to release the first demo for ToCA Race Driver 3. This demo allows you to race the Honda Civic around one track with full practise, qualifying and race options. This demo runs in English only. Check back soon for more demos showcasing more aspects of this huge game.
ToCA Race Driver 3 will retail in North America for US $49.95, £34.99 (inc VAT) in the UK and €39.95 (inc VAT) throughout Europe. At a minimum the game requires a 1.8GHz Intel Mac, 512MB RAM, 128MB graphics card, DVD drive, and Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later. The game does not support Intel GMA processors.

Follow the links below for more information.

Feral Interactive
ToCA Race Driver 3
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Dofus Reaches 10 Million Player Milestone
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Dofus, Ankama Games' flash based massively multiplayer online roleplaying game, has gathered 10 million players, including 1.5 million subscribers, since its release. The game features manga-inspired graphics and tactical gameplay.

Ever since its release in September 2004, the number of players has steadily increased both in France and around the world: 30% of the players are non French-speakers. Today DOFUS is played in 150 countries and will soon be available in 10 different languages.

The English-language international version, launched in 2005, has attracted thousands of players from Spain, the UK, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil and the US. As DOFUS had such great success, German and Spanish versions of the game were released in 2007. Italian, Dutch and Portuguese versions of the game are now also available… and there are more to come!

ANKAMA is also developing a new online game Wakfu, which is the sequel to the DOFUS saga and takes place 1,000 years later. Wakfu is currently in Beta test and both the player communities and the gaming press are looking forward to its release!
Head over to the links below to learn more.

Dofus Official Site
Ankama Studio

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Wrath Of The Lich King System Requirements Updated
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 9 comments

Blizzard Entertainment has updated its system requirements for Wrath of the Lich King, the upcoming next expansion for the popular MMO World of Warcraft. Lich King will introduce a variety of new content to the existing game world including the new level 80 cap for characters, a vast new continent to explore, and a variety of new enemies for players to conquer.

We have updated computer system specifications required to run World of Warcraft in preparation for our next expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. Please also note the recommended specifications, which, while certainly not required, generally provide a more optimal gaming experience.
System Requirements:
• Mac OS X 10.4.11 or newer
Minimum: PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz or Intel Core Duo processor
Recommended: Intel 1.8GHz processor or better
Minimum: 1 GB RAM
Recommended: 2 GB RAM
Minimum: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 64 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon 9600 or NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4600 class card or better
Recommended: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA 7600 class card or better
A keyboard and mouse are required. Input devices other than a mouse and keyboard are not supported.
You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play.
Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended.
Hard Drive Space:
15 GB free hard drive space
Click over to the link provided below to read more.

Wrath of the Lich King FAQ
Blizzplanet: WoW Sys Reqs Update
Blizzard Entertainment
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

GiantCrayon SudokuArcade Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

GiantCrayon Games has released GiantCrayon SudokuArcade, a game which combines falling blocks, a ticking clock and the brain puzzles of Sudoku. It makes use of either keyboard controls or motion sensors in newer MacBook laptops to move the falling Sudoku blocks. By lifting their Mac notebooks to the left, the right, forwards and backwards players can control the action in 3D.

"We're incredibly excited," said Tim Goggin, VP, Sales & Marketing for GiantCrayon Games. "You can play this falling block game using your arrow keys of course. But newer MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook computers have special chips designed to protect the hard drive in the event of a sudden drop. We use this sudden motion sensor to read the computer's physical movements through the air."

"This new game has it all," Goggin added. "It's a solid Sudoku game along and pushes interactivity to a new level." "The combination of unique factors make GiantCrayon SudokuArcade one-of-a-kind," Goggin concluded.
GiantCrayon SudokuArcade requires OS X 10.5 and retails for $9.95 (USD). Visit the site below to learn more.


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