MacSoft Ships Halo, 1.03 Status
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MacSoft today announced that the eagerly anticipated Halo: Combat Evolved began shipping yesterday to retailers. Halo for Macintosh will be available in Europe later next week. The IMG Store will be shipping its copies on Monday.
Here's more from the official press release:
MacSoft president Peter Tamte announces, "The most anticipated game in Macintosh history is no longer anticipated --it's here. If you're curious why Halo has received so much attention, you'll discover why once you fly a Banshee into an alien horde, hop out and pop a In other news, Westlake's Phil Sulak offered details on an upcoming 1.03 patch for Halo The 1.03 Windows patch was released just a few days ago and Sulak anticipates released a Mac version of the patch shortly.
few of them with your assault rifle while your marines send them a wall of lead from the Warthog on your right flank."
The game features many enhancements over the critically acclaimed and best-selling Xbox version, including 16-person online multiplayer mayhem, better graphics, new vehicles, new weapon, new maps, customizable multiplayer games and the precision of playing with a mouse and keyboard.
Players can take the battle online with gamers on both Windows PCs and Macs in a variety of individual and team-based games, including King of the Hill, Capture the Flag, Death Match, Race, Oddball and more.
Players can now pilot the Banshee in multiplayer games, drive a Rocket-equipped Warthog, and control a Covenant Gun Turret. Plus, the new Fuel Rod Gun gives players the ability to lob awesome firepower over obstacles and defenses.
Here's what Sulak had to say about the patch in IMG's forum:
We received the 1.03 Halo code from Gearbox earlier this week and have started integrating it into the Mac build. We don't have an ETA, but we're hoping for a fairly quick turn around:-)To place your pre-order for Halo for the Macintosh, please follow the link below. We'll have a review of Halo up shortly.
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