MacCentral brings readers news and info from the Mac game business alongside other headlines, but there are sometimes stories that don’t make it onto our regular news pages. That’s why we have this weekly retrospective, called the Week in Games.
Freeverse Mac Card Game Week concludes
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Mac Card Game Week concluded yesterday; the company released updates for many of its best-selling card games to enable them to run on Mac OS X. Visit the site to download the latest versions.
Manic Minefields 2.1 now OS X compatible
Norbyte has released
Manic Minefields 2.1, a collection of 12 minesweeper-style games in one. This version is OS X native, and also fixes bugs and makes minor improvements. It’s distributed as $10 shareware.
Master of Orion III screenshots posted
QuickSilver Software Inc. is currently in the late stages of developing Master of Orion III, a new strategy game that’ll be published by MacSoft once it’s finished. This week the company offered
of the game in action — specifically, how the game’s diplomacy features work.
WarBirds III updated for Jaguar
online aircraft dogfighting game has been updated for Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar.” The new version offers some other fixes and enhancements, and adds cockpit art for new aircraft. WarBirds is free for download, and can be played online if you subscribe to the gaming service.
Xenquin Software offers up OS X games
this week offered up three new Mac OS X games: Blockforge, a Tetris-style puzzle action game, Reversi Unlimited, a strategy board game, and Cave Bombers, a 2D action game. More details and downloads are available from the Web site.
Xoggle beta 1C82 released
has released a new public beta version of Xoggle, the open source Boggle-style word game. This version gains many important enhancements, such as an expanded word list, better multiplayer networking, various changes, interface improvements and other enhancements.
Elsewhere on the Web
Inside Mac Games interviewed Aspyr Media’s Amy Torres to find out more details about the forthcoming game
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. MacGamer.com has posted a new editorial entitled
Over-promise and Under-delivery
that looks at games that ship with glaring bugs or features missing.
Closer to home
MacPlay is offering
a “Shooter Pack” bundle
that combines Heretic II, Hexen II and Sin Gold together in one package for $40. Aspyr Media offered up
of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast in action. Graphics chip and card maker ATI Technologies Inc. posted its
Q4 and FY02 results, and it said that FY03 will be dominated by revenues associated with its cutting edge Radeon 9700 card. MacCentral
reviewed JBL Creature
speakers, too. MacPlay updated
Incoming and Alien vs Predator
and also provided a status update about its forthcoming game Alien vs Predator 2.
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