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Star Wars: The Old Republic Mac Version In Consideration
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

In a recent interview with Massively/Joystiq, BioWare's Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk revealed that the company is considering bringing its recently released MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic to the Mac platform. The story driven MMO lets players choose to take roles as a variety of Star Wars themed classes including Jedi and Sith.

"We know there's a big Mac audience of BioWare fans ... we know that's an important and large audience. And we want to serve that audience," Muzyka told me when asked about a potential Mac version of the his company's latest major release, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

"I'd say 'not yet,'" Zeschuk assured me when I told him that, as a BioWare fan, I'm unable to play The Old Republic on my less than two-year-old MacBook. Though Muzyka was quick to remind me that I can technically play the game on a Windows partition, he also admitted that it wasn't an ideal situation. "We've done a lot of Mac ports before of our games. We haven't announced any details yet for The Old Republic, but we know that's an important and large audience."

Neither would offer a strict timetable on the Mac version, but Zeschuk did note, "That's definitely one of the things we're looking at next. We want to get this launch under our belt and everything stabilized and happy, and then we'll look at other platforms, and that's obviously one of the first ones."

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Massively/Joystiq: SWTOR Mac Possibility
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Mahjongg Dimensions Deluxe Available From MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story has once again increased its catalog of digital download titles available for sale, this time with the addition of Mahjongg Dimensions Deluxe. The new twist on the classic title matching game features a 3D game environment, 60 levels, three game modes, and beautiful graphics.

Relax with a symphony of pleasure in Mahjongg Dimensions Deluxe for Mac, an inspirational 3D re-invention of the classic game of tiles.

It is said by some that Confucius named Mahjongg after the sparrow because of it's beautiful song. At the foundations of this ancient game is harmony, where the tiles create their own arrangements in delicate balance. Explore the majesty of this soothing game like never before as you travel through blissful dimensions of meditation and relaxation.

Enjoy gorgeous scenery and a sweeping orchestral soundtrack while playing hours upon hours of addicting tile-matching puzzles. Journey through six wonderful dimensions, each with their own unique power-ups and patterns. Rotate the arrangements for better perspectives, use chains for extra points and win trophies. With Untimed, Regular and Expert modes, anyone with any level of experience can play.

Play the classic tile game with a new and relaxing 3D twist.
Enjoy a Zen-like experience with gorgeous graphics and orchestral music.
Features Untimed, Regular and Expert modes for all levels of experience.
60 levels and achievement trophies are included for added replay.

Mahjongg Dimensions Deluxe is available now for $6.99 (USD).

Mahjongg Dimensions Deluxe
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Batman: Arkham Asylum Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Mac|Life has recently posted a new review of Feral Interactive's Batman: Arkham Asylum. The action adventure game puts players in the role of the caped crusader who is trapped in Arkham Asylum with The Joker and Gotham City's most notorious villains. Mac|Life gave the game a score of 5 out of 5.

From the review:

Despite the impressive number of ways to churn out pain in the game, the combat system is elegantly simplistic, and empowers players to dole out bone-crushing combos and a buffet of knuckle sandwiches like a boss. That said, Batman: Arkham Asylum isn’t all about beat downs—far from it, actually. Stealth and planning make up a large part of the game, and when combined with the amount of action the title affords, the result is some of the most compelling gameplay ever seen on Apple hardware.

From start to finish, Feral Interactive’s port of Batman: Arkham Asylum is a thing of beauty, with moody environments plus clever character design brought to brooding life thanks to excellent voice work.
Read the full review at the link below.

Mac|Life: Batman Arkham Asylum
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Spiderweb Releases New Avernum, Avadon Desktop Art
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Spiderweb Software has announced the release of some new desktop art for fans of the company's Avernum and Avadon RPGs. The new artwork includes two pieces from Avernum: Escape From the Pit and one from Avadon: The Black Fortress.

We have finally gotten around to creating fresh desktop art for Spiderweb fans. Two pieces from Avernum: Escape From the Pit and one from Avadon: The Black Fortress. The Avadon piece comes in both normal and widescreen format. Enjoy!
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Spiderweb Software Dekstop Art
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Avernum: Escape From The Pit
Avadon: The Black Fortress
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Eschalon: Book III Development Update6:00 AM
Gratuitous Tank Battles Video Released6:00 AM
Guns Of Icarus Online Described6:00 AM
IMG Reviews Mafia II: Director's Cut6:00 AM
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