Doom 3 demo coming to Apple Austin store Feb. 18th

Attendees of last month's Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Calif. got to see the Macintosh conversion of Doom 3 demonstrated in the theater area of Apple's Games Arcade on the exhibit hall show floor. Now a demo of Doom 3 is coming to Apple's Barton Creek retail store in Austin, Texas -- part of Aspyr Media's Inc.'s monthly "game night" event at the store, happening on February 18, 2005 at 7:00 PM.

Aspyr Media's Mac conversion of Doom 3 is set for a March, 2005 release (a month later than originally anticipated). The game is the latest release from id Software, developers of the Doom and Quake series. It's a retelling of the original Doom game, which first appeared more than a decade ago, now with cutting-edge 3D graphics that push the boundaries of action gaming on the Mac. The game is being developed for the Mac in-house by Aspyr and by id Software.

In Doom 3, Players find themselves as part of a Marine detachment sent to Mars to protect the Union Aerospace Corporation's research facility, when an invasion of horrific interdimensional monsters creates chaos and havoc. Now it's up to you to fight this pure evil and protect Earth from this nightmare. And once you're done with the single-player story, the game features an expansive online gaming component that will let you play against other PC and Mac gamers on the Internet.

Eagle-eyed readers may notice a slight change in the preliminary system requirements now projected for the game: When Aspyr originally announced its Mac conversion of Doom 3, it specified a G5 processor. Now the company says a G4 or G5 processor will work. Full system requirements call for a G4 or G5/1.5GHz or faster, 512MB RAM, 2.0GB hard disk space, ATI Radeon 9600 or Nvidia GeForceFX 5200 or better 3D graphics with at least 64MB VRAM and DVD drive. Doom 3 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

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