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IMG Podcast Episode 6 Released
11:48 AM | Blake Buck | Comment on this story

Today IMG released the sixth episode of the Inside Mac Games Podcast, the official podcast of Mac gaming. Each week the IMG Podcast will be covering all the news in Mac gaming in one tight package. This week's show features Blake Buck, a writer for IMG, William Miller, an artist for Freeverse Software, Justin Ficarrotta, author of Kill Monty, and Tuncer Deniz, the founder of the Inside Mac Games Network.

On the show this week, the IMG podcast guys talk about RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 shipping, the BSNES Emulator release, World of Warcraft updates, Stubbs the Zombie shipping, and Jack Thompson losing his law license. Also this week, we have Listener Emails, Stump Blake, and the IMG Podcast Contest.

To download visit the IMG Podcast Homepage for instructions and shownotes by clicking the link below.

IMG Podcast Homepage


*DAMN Hosts iGuard Help Forums
11:50 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

The tactical Mac games community & battle league, *DAMN has announced they are now hosting the iGuard help forums. Transferring over from the MacGamingLeague forums, the new iGuard forums will be moderated by the program's developers. For those of you who are in the blue, iGuard is an anti-cheat program designed for Raven Shield.

Please follow the links below for more information.


iGuard Help Forums
iGuard



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Apple Downloads Features Platypus
11:50 AM | Blake Buck | Comment on this story

The Apple Downloads webpage currently features Platypus, a game developed by Retro64. Platypus is a side-scrolling shooter featuring cartoony clay graphics and 2-player simultaneous play.

To download Platypus, visit the Apple Downloads page by clicking the link below.

Apple Downloads - Platypus


World of WarCraft Board Game Preview
11:50 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

Fantasy Flight Games has a preview of the recently announced World of WarCraft: the Board Game. The preview highlights the fundamentals of the boardgame including the gameplay, combat, and winning conditions. Furthermore, the preview has the rules, previews of items, and screenshots of the upcoming board game.

HOW DOES GAMEPLAY WORK?

At the beginning of the game, the characters are distributed so that there are an equal number of Heroes in each Faction either two or three. Heroes begin at level 1, with some pre-selected abilities and equipment, as well as a small amount of gold with which to purchase more. Horde Heroes begin in the town of Brill, just outside the Undercity, whereas Alliance Heroes are freshly arrived in Southshore, on the coast.

Please follow the links below for more information.

Fantasy Flight Games-Preview
World of WarCraft: the Board Game



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New Redline Screenshots
11:49 AM | Blake Buck | 6 comments

After nearly a year with no major progress updates, two new screenshots of Redline have been released. Published by Ambrosia Software, Redline is realistic racing game with an advanced physics engine for life-like controls.

Posted on the Ambrosia Progress Logs, the game seems to be progressing nicely. One of the screenshots even features a menu, which tells us the game will feature the following modes:

  • Quick Race
  • Time Trial
  • Multiplayer
  • Challanges
To visit the Redline Progress Log, visit the Ambrosia website by clicking the link below.

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Redline Progress Log



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World of Warcraft Celebrates First Birthday
11:49 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

On November 23 Blizzard Entertainment celebrated their one year anniversary of World of Warcraft, their extremely successful MMORPG. In just one year the company went from an unknown in the MMO market to the creator of the world's most successful massively multiplayer online game. To celebrate the milestone, the WoW team examined their favorite community contributions, including everything from machinima movies to fan fiction.

Shane Dabiri, WoW's Lead Producer, thanked the fans for their support and creativity, promising the continued addition of new content such as "The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj" in the 1.9 patch. More information about WoW's first expansion pack, The Burning Crusade, should be released in the coming months as well.

We'd again like to thank you all for forming the most kick-ass community of gamers out there. It's as much a pleasure for us to be a part of this community as players as it is to work on the game as developers. We look forward to celebrating World of Warcraft's upcoming one-year anniversaries at the corresponding times in each region, and we look forward to many more fun- and content-filled years of adventuring in Azeroth.
To view the timeline and check out the official info on upcoming additions to the game follow the links below.

WoW: First Anniversary
Patch 1.9 Info
Blizzard Entertainment (add to watch list)
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (add to watch list)
World of Warcraft (add to watch list)
Buy World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Buy World of Warcraft


RIUM+ wins Myst Embassy Movie Contest
11:48 AM | Blake Buck | Comment on this story

Myst Embassy recently wrapped up their D'niverse Movie Contest. The winner of contest was a submission by RIUM + that features a montage of all the Myst games, guiding the audience through the Myst storyline.

To visit the website, or download the movie, click the links below.

Cyan (add to watch list)
Ubisoft (add to watch list)
Myst V: End of Ages (add to watch list)
Myst Embassy Movie Contest
RIUM+ Download
Buy Myst V: End of Ages


Mac Games News for Wednesday, November 23, 2005

IMG Posts Myst V Review and Video Review11:42 AM
Macgamestore: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 In Stock10:38 AM
Civ III: Complete Requirements Posted8:10 AM
Civilization IV Audio Interview8:10 AM
Fairies Reviewed8:10 AM
More Realm Transfers For World Of Warcraft8:10 AM
 
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