Each week MacCentral posts the latest news and info from the world of Mac games, but there are always a few items that don’t make it onto our regular news pages. That’s why we have this retrospective, called The Week In Games, where we also include a look back at headlines from our own news pages and highlight links posted to other sites as well.
Cintos 3.2.0 b2 released
John Haney has released a new public beta version of his Mac-based strategy board game Cintos. The new version introduces a major change in online play, Rendezvous support and more.
Earth 2140 now Carbonized for OS X
German Mac game publisher e.p.i.c. interactive has released
a patch for their real time strategy game Earth 2140. The new update Carbonizes the game to make it possible to play it natively on Mac OS X.
Green Dragon features Haiku Challenge
Green Dragon Creations has launched a new
Web bulletin board and is celebrating with a Haiku Challenge. Join the board and post your best Mac-related or Green Dragon Creations-related haikus to the Haiku Challenge forum, and you could win a collection of Green Dragon-made games.
iConquer 2.0.2 released
The Risk-style strategy game
iConquer has been updated to version 2.0.2. The update provides improved support for plug-ins. iConquer was designed for Mac OS X.
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Medal of Honor: Allied Assault v1.14 released
Aspyr Media has released an update to Medal of Honor: Allied Assault to bring it to version 1.14. The new 2.5MB update can be downloaded from
Macgamefiles.com. The update fixes some bugs and corrects other issues — visit the site for more details.
X-Plane 7.0.0 beta 3 released
The latest beta version of Laminar Research’s realistic flight simulator
X-Plane is now available for download. Laminar makes public versions of the beta available for early adopters who want to see what’s next with the next major release of the software.
Yexi demo available
A demo version of the Shockwave-based tactical space combat simulator
Yexi is available for download. It’s the first time a playable download of Yexi has been made available.
Elsewhere on the Web
MacGamer has reviewed
Legion, the Roman Empire-era strategy game from Virtual Programming Ltd. Tomorrow’s Webcast of
The Gamesome Mac will include an interview with Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, the composer of music used in Pangea Software’s Otto Matic and Bugdom 2, its upcoming game Billy Frontier, and the SAS: Into the Lion’s Den UT mod. Inside Mac Games has posted a
review of Worms Blast, the new game from Feral Interactive. Apple’s Games site features a look at
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 from Aspyr.
Closer to home
MacCentral’s coverage of games-related news in the Mac universe this week included
a massive update from Aspyr Media about the development status of seven games currently in production. Aspyr also plans to publish Mac and PC versions of
Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer. MacSoft and Navarre announced a
distribution partnership that will help MacSoft get its games onto more retail store shelves. MacPlay is now selling pint-sized
Kidzmouse multi-button mice for Macs and PCs. MacSoft announced that it’s shipping
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