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Ubisoft to bring titles to Mac users

Ubisoft to bring titles to Mac users

I'm sure that there are a few of you out there that enjoy gaming on a Mac. Believe me, I'm one of them, though all I really run on my Hackentosh (yes, my Windows gaming rig also runs OSX) is WoW. Well if you're a fan of Ubisoft titles, then you'll be happy to hear that they've just struck a deal that will bring simultaneous releases for their titles on both Mac and PC platforms.

2.40 firmware is bricking PS3s, has been pulled by Sony

2.40 firmware is bricking PS3s, has been pulled by Sony

Man, yesterday was a crazy day for PS3 owners. The big 2.40 patch that everyone's been waiting for finally arrived. This is the one that included the in-game XMB feature that has been strangely absent since the console's launch. While it seemed like it was going to be a good day for PS3 owners, it turns out you were better off not downloading the patch.

Star Wars Galaxies gets its own trading card game

Star Wars Galaxies gets its own trading card game

There have been a lot of Star Wars games over the years, many of which have been a lot of fun. Then there have been the games that were downright terrible (I'm looking at you Masters of Teräs Käsi). Of course Star Wars Galaxies manages to fit into both categories, as it was once a great game, then was subsequently ruined by SOE. Yes, they've made improvements, but it'll never be as great as it once was. I know what would really help Galaxies out; a trading card game.

Myst Online makes a comeback

Myst Online makes a comeback

There are some online games out there that just won't die. That's not really a bad thing, but I have to say that after playing a game and having everything I'd worked on deleted for the second time, I wouldn't really feel like going back to it. That being said, Myst Online: Uru Live is coming back.

Chrono Trigger confirmed for DS release

Chrono Trigger confirmed for DS release

If you've never played Chrono Trigger before, you've missed out one of the better RPG titles of the Super Nintendo era. It made the rounds again on a PlayStation re-release, however, come this holiday season, you won't need to dust off an old console to play this classic.

Top Gun Anthem to be released for Guitar Hero III

Top Gun Anthem to be released for Guitar Hero III

How many of you have seen the movie Top Gun? Now, of those people, how many of you had aspirations of one day flying your own F-14 Tomcat? If you answered yes to the first question but no to the second, you're lying. Everyone wanted to fly a jet after that movie. That, and buy a motorcycle. Well since most of us didn't actually live out that dream, we'll just have to settle for downloading the movie's theme song on Guitar Hero III.

Soul Calibur IV to require hard drive on the Xbox 360

Soul Calibur IV to require hard drive on the Xbox 360

Lately we've been seeing more and more games for the PS3 require a hard drive installation to play. It's become such commonplace now that no one is really making a big deal out of it. Honestly, it's not such a big deal for PS3 owners because they can install a large hard drive on the cheap. Xbox 360 owners, on the other hand, aren't so lucky. Which is probably why there will be a large number of people upset by Soul Valibur IV.

G4 leaks potential Rock Band 2 tracks

G4 leaks potential Rock Band 2 tracks

So how long after the announcement of Rock Band 2 did you think it would take for someone to leak a partial set list? Turns out we needed only a few days. The good folks over at G4 were kind enough to show a brief screen of the upcoming title with 11 tracks listed.

NZXT launches awesome Sentry LX fan controller

NZXT launches awesome Sentry LX fan controller

Are you one of those gamers that loves to tweak every setting of your PC, right down to the fan speed? It's understandable really, if you have your fans running too low there's a risk of overheating your system. On the other hand, if they are running too high, your PC creates more noise than is necessary. NZXT has come out with the perfect solution for you with their Sentry LX fan controller.

Rock Band Weekly DLC – Crüefest

Rock Band Weekly DLC – Crüefest

A little while back it was announced that Rock Band was going to be rocking Crüefest, which kicks off today. So it only makes sense for Harmonix to release a few Crüefest-themed tracks, right? Hit the jump to see what will be available for download today.

No Diablo III console release

No Diablo III console release

When Blizzard decided to start work on Diablo III, one of the things they felt was important was to simplify the interface down to needing little more than a mouse. This of course added fuel to speculation that the game may see a console release. Thankfully Lead Designer Jay Wilson specifically touches on this matter.