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Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Splinter Cell, SimCity 4 Rush Hour Go Gold
9:29 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

A quick trip to the Aspyr Media Games Project Status Page will reveal that the long-awaited stealth shooter Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, and the SimCity 4 Rush Hour expansion pack have just had their status updated to Golden Master, and are expected to ship around the end of the month.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, the latest addition to the popular author's computer game franchise to hit the Mac, puts players in charge of Sam Fisher, the Splinter Cell, a super-secret rogue element of the military charged with ensuring that American freedoms are protected, while operating so far undercover that the US government will disavow any knowledge of Sam's existence if his missions are compromised. The highly-rated third person shooter features covert stealth-action gameplay, complete with such comprehensive stealth techniques as sniping, split jumping, zip lining, and using human shields during firefights. On the technical side, the title features revolutionary lighting, shadowing, animation and physics technology yet unseen in any Mac title.

The long-awaited game, whose Mac port was first announced by prolific Mac games publishers Aspyr Media over a year ago, is finally expected to ship before the end of the month. The title sports minimum requirements of a 867 MHz G4 or G5 processor equipped with at least a ATI Radeon or NVidia GeForce 2 card with 32MB of VRAM, running OS X 10.2 or later. Gamers anxious to get their hands on the title should head over to the IMG Store, where copies can be pre-ordered for $39.95 USD, or $35.95 for MacGames DVD subscribers.

Maxis fans will also be pleased to learn that the SimCity 4: Rush Hour expansion pack has also been declared Golden Master, and is on its way to A Store Shelf Near You.

The addition to the popular god-game allows players to take complete control of their city's transportation systems, be them on land, air, sea, or even interstellar travel. The expansion set, which adds unprecedented control over the sim metropolises, requires a 700MHZ G4 CPU or faster, 32MB of video RAM, OS X 10.2.8 or greater, and a full version of SimCity 4 to play.

The IMG Store is currently offering pre-orders of the new title for the low price of $29.95 USD ($26.95 for MGDVD subscribers), and can be attained through the links below. Make sure to order your copy today to be the first in your carpool to enjoy the title.

Aspyr Media Project Status Page
Aspyr Media
Splinter Cell
SimCity 4: Rush Hour
Buy Splinter Cell
Buy SimCity 4: Rush Hour

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