Each week MacCentral brings readers the latest news and headlines from the world of Mac gaming, but there are always a few items we don’t get to. That’s why we have the Week in Games, our weekly retrospective of other game happenings.
Agon adventure game headed to Mac
Private Moon Studios plans to release
a Mac version of Agon, their serialized adventure game that’s being released over the Internet in 14 parts. They need help nailing down Mac OS and hardware configurations, however, so they’ve posted a survey on their site they’d like you to fill out.
ATI cuts Radeon 9800 price
Graphics chip and card maker ATI Technologies Inc. has cut the suggested retail price of its
Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Edition from US$399 to $349. As a result, some retailers have dropped their prices for the card for less than $300 (you can find prices through
Macworld Productfinder ).
Fowl Words 2 released
Kewlbox has released a sequel to its word game Fowl Words. Fowl Words 2 challenges players to type words that lettered eggs laid by hens produce in order to save the eggs.
Islands Mini-Golf released
Danlab Games has released
Islands Mini-Golf, a 3D miniature golf game complete with 54 holes.Up to four players can putt to their hearts’ content. It costs $25 to register and plays as a demo version when you download it.
Kaijin released; top-scrolling arcade shooter
If you’re looking for some shmup (shoot ’em up) action this weekend, check out Phelios’ latest release
Kaijin. It’s a top-down arcade scroller featuring three scenarios, three difficulty settings, and more than 60 levels. It costs $25 to register but can play in a demo mode when you first download it.
Lux 3.92 released
Sillysoft has released a new version of Lux, its Risk-like world domination game. The new version adds a number of fixes. It costs $15 to register.
Nanosaur 2 updated to v1.04
Pangea Software has updated its recently released 3D action game
Nanosaur 2 to version 1.04. The new release fixes a memory leak problem and some minor bugs as well.
UT 2K4 smackdown on cheaters
Unreal Tournament 2004 (UT 2K4) developer Epic Games is taking a hard line against people who try to cheat while playing the game online or people that use stolen or cracked CD key codes. A recent posting to
Atari’s community forum by an Epic Games programmer illustrated the point: “In addition to an improved version of the cheat-stopping measures found in UT2003, UT2004 utilizes a targeted tracking and response system at the master server level that allows us to focus on those people really causing problems.”
Elsewhere on the Web
MacGamer has posted
a screenshot gallery from the World of Warcraft beta. Inside Mac Games has posted
a first look at Battlefield 1942. Apple has posted
a trailer for Dark Horizons: Lore. The Gamesome Mac
spoke last week with Epic Games programmer Ryan Gordon, who handled the Mac conversion of UT 2K4.
Closer to home
On MacCentral this week readers learned that Freeverse Software is now offering
X-Words Deluxe in a retail box. Aspyr Media said that its conversion of
Space Colony has hit its Beta development milestone. Aspyr also announced that it is bringing forth a Mac conversion of
Battlefield 1942, to include the Road to Rome expansion pack too. Pangea Software released a stereoscopic 3D update for
Bugdom 2, for users of red/cyan 3D glasses like those included with Nanosaur 2. Inside Mac Games is now publishing the periodical
MacGames DVD, which includes demos, QuickTime trailers, and more.
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