Every weekday MacCentral brings you the latest headlines and news from the world of Macintosh gaming. Every so often there are a few stories that don’t make it onto our regular news pages, however, and that’s why we have this retrospective. We call it the Week In Games. With the Independence Day Holiday in the USA cutting this week short, there wasn’t as much meaty game news as we like, but there were still a few tidbits worth reporting.
Avalanche, Dragon Alpha updated
updated two of its game releases this past week — Avalanche is now at 1.0.1 and Dragon Alpha is now at 1.1.2. Avalanche sports some internal and cosmetic changes, while Dragon Alpha now features some bug fixes and speed improvements, as well as a lowered price.
Bible Trivia Pro: Saintly Millionaire debuts
is preparing to release a Mac-compatible version of its game title Bible Trivia Pro: Saintly Millionaire, which purports to “Test your knowledge of the Bible and your nerves” by involving players in a game-show style trivia contest involving biblical questions.
Captain Bumper updated to 1.14
MacRun Games has updated its fun side-scrolling action game
to version 1.14. The new version sports support for Macally’s iShock II force feedback game controller (in OS 8 and 9 only), corrects a problem with Mac OS X and fixed-sync monitors, and some more. What’s more, a new demo level is available.
Harpoon3 3.5.2 ready
Jesse Spears’ continuously updated naval warfare simulation game
has been updated a few times recently. 3.5.2 is the latest and greatest version to hit the wires, which you can download from the Harpoon3 Web site whenever you’d like.
X-Plane 6.23 betas available
Laminar Research’s excellent
flight simulator continues its march towards 6.23 with a few new beta versions this week — 6.23b3 was the latest revision when last we checked.
Elsewhere on the Web
Inside Mac Games has posted
a preview of Fallout 2, the post-apocalyptic adventure game coming to the Mac courtesy of MacPlay. Apple has a look at
Max Payne, the new third person 3D action game headed our way from MacSoft. MacGamer has posted a
review of Pop-Pop, the Arkanoid-meet-Street Fighter arcade style action game about to be released by Ambrosia Software.
Closer to home
released a demo
for realMYST, the 3D real time version of the classic adventure puzzle game. Blizzard Entertainment officially
released Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, simultaneously for Mac and Windows (and on the same CD too). Ambrosia Software announced that
Pop-Pop went gold master; it’s a new arcade game from the creator of Battle-Girl. MacPlay announced that it would bring
Fallout 2 to the Mac
and have some copies on hand in time for Macworld Expo in New York later this month (it’ll officially be released by month’s end). Thinking about adding a killer sound system to your Mac for maximum gameplay action? Two new
Monsoon speaker systems
emerged this week, at prices under $100.
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