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Classic Reviews: Star Wars® Empire At War- Mac

By Brad Cook It’s a beautiful day to strike a blow for the Rebellion. I’m standing on the shore of an island on a planet called Fresia, home of Incom Industries. You may not have heard of the company, but you’re likely very familiar with the spaceships they produce, a …


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Classic Reviews: Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast – Mac

By Brad Cook Wouldn’t it be cool if you could jump into the Star Wars universe and become a Jedi warrior? Well, now you can join the ranks of the Jedi, thanks to Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Aspyr Media’s latest action-packed game from LucasArts. You are Rebel Alliance mercenary-for-hire Kyle Katarn, …


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Classic Reviews: Star Wars®: Jedi Academy™ – Mac

By Brad Cook Right now on a Macintosh near you… It is a wonderful time for Star Wars games. Publisher Aspyr Media, coming off the successful release of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, now brings you Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. This new game allows you to create your own Jedi …


Classic Reviews: Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Soaked – Mac

By Brad Cook On a warm day, there’s nothing your typical theme park patron enjoys more than a refreshing dip in a pool or a thrilling plunge down a water slide. The RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 expansion pack Soaked! offers all that and more, allowing you to design shows with killer …


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Classic Reviews: Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 – Mac

By Brad Cook People like Jonny Watts really enjoy theme parks. In fact, not only does Watts love a great thrill ride, but he notes that he and many of the staff at Frontier Developments are members of the European Coaster Club. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that …


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Classic Reviews: Civilization IV Warlords – Mac

By Brad Cook The Vikings swear allegiance to the Aztec Empire, becoming a vassal state to the most powerful civilization on the map. Unfortunately, that means the Vikings are also dragged into the conflict when Montezuma declares war on the English Empire, whose leader, Winston Churchill, angered him by declining …


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Classic Reviews: Civilization III Complete – Mac

By Brad Cook When you last visited Sid Meier’s Civilization III, 16 civilizations beckoned you to lead them in your quest to conquer the world. But now you yearn for more — you desire to take charge of the Vikings or the Mayans or perhaps a new, unique people. You …


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Classic Reviews: Call of Duty 2 – Mac

By Brad Cook The wicked chill of a sub-zero Russian winter feels like it’s biting my bones, despite the heavy long coat I’m wearing. I arrived early in Stalingrad, one of the settings found in Call of Duty 2, so I could thumb through the tattered diary belonging to Private …


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Classic Reviews: Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare – Mac

By Brad Cook On one end of the timeline, the Caucasus Mountains saw Zeus chain Prometheus to a rock as punishment for giving fire to man. On the other end, some of these mountains near Sochi, Russia will host part of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Today, however, I bear witness …


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Classic Reviews: Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword – Mac

By Brad Cook “Technology is like a fish: the longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes.” As your civilization progresses into the age of gunpowder and beyond, you would be wise to heed those words, spoken by former IBM computer scientist Andrew Heller. For example, your …