MacCentral strives to bring readers the latest news and info from the Mac game industry alongside our other headlines every day, but there are always some stories that don’t make it onto our main pages. Accordingly, we’ve created the Week in Games, a retrospective of some of the game news that’s happened throughout the week.
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Cro-Mag Rally 2.0.3 released
Pangea Software has released a new version of Cro-Mag Rally, their 3D racing game for the Macintosh. The new version of Cro-Mag Rally corrects some issues with OS X compatibility.
Hang3000 1.04 released
Space-Time Associates has announced the release of a new version of Hang3000 — a “secretly educational” word guessing game that features word or phrases in dozens of categories, like Countries, Authors, Composers and many other options.
Harpoon3 3.4.6 released
Jesse Spears has released a new version of his naval warfare simulation game
Harpoon3. The new build, 3.4.6, sports a variety of under-the-hood improvements both for “Classic” Mac OS and Mac OS X.
Kewlbox.com features simple, downloadable games
If you’re in the mood for some simple gaming fun, check out “advergaming” site
Kewlbox.com, created by Blockdot. The site features a variety of different simple arcade and puzzle-style games that can be downloaded or, in some cases, played online. The games work on Windows PCs and Macs, and were created on the Mac. These are the folks behind the bizarre Tetris-style game Viva Los Straitjackets and Elf Balls (now called Santa Balls).
Rival Ball released
Longbow Digital Arts has released a Mac version of
Rival Ball, a breakout-style game. It’s got stylish graphics and multiple different game play styles, so if you’re into the genre, check it out.
Elsewhere on the Web
Inside Mac Games has posted a
review of Escape Velocity Nova, the new game from Ambrosia Software. MacGamer has a look at
Get Amped, an unusual new import from Japan. Apple’s Web site, meanwhile, has posted a look at the ever-elusive
Mac sports game genre.
Closer to home
released Mac OS X versions of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Freeverse Software
released updates to its CrossCards and X-Words Deluxe games, two Mac board games that build on the foundation laid by Scrabble. GameRanger and Aspyr separately
denied rumors that the online gaming service was being acquired. ATI announced the
Entertain Your Mac combo, which combines the Radeon 7000 card with the XClaim TV USB Edition. MacPlay
shipped Icewind Dale for the Mac last week, after announcing earlier this month the game had gone gold master. Xavagus Prime Software released
Oids 2.0, a new version of the once-commercial decade-old Mac arcade game. Aspyr said it’ll bundle the
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds strategy guide with the game for its first run.
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