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Guitar Hero III Unboxing

 Rocking out will now commence at the Mac|Life headquarters.   

 MacSoft will officially announce today that it will publish Unreal Tournament 3 for Mac in early 2008. Available on PC and PlayStation 3, the well-received game will run on Mac-native code. The developer, Epic Games, is porting its Unreal Engine 3 to work on Macs. UT3 continues the Epic-MacSoft relationship that has created Mac releases of nearly every Unreal game.

Even the pitcher's mound doesn't provide solace from Lucy's criticism. Why do so many people love the Peanuts gang? It’s probably because unlike so many other cartoons of its time, the Peanuts stories always had a sense of poignancy to them. Charlie Brown never gets the red-haired girl. The Great Pumpkin continues to evade Linus. Snoopy loses another dogfight with the Red Baron. But through it all, the Peanuts gang, this bunch of kids with big aspirations and letdowns, seems to roll with the punches. Life goes on, and you revel in the little victories.

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GameTap on Mac

Ready, Fight!  While we patiently await the arrival of Guitar Hero III for Mac. We have the introduction of GameTap for Mac to curb our gaming addiction. For those unaware of the GameTap premise, it's essentially an online library of games that you can play directly from your computer. Windows users have been enjoying the service for some time and starting today, Mac users can join in on the fun.

Gears of War Tips

We need no invite to this party, puny humans! Gears of War (price to be determined), the new third-person shooter from Epic Games, is coming to the Mac soon. In the game, human soldiers fight for the Earth's surface against the invading Locust army that emerges from underground. Study these tips before you get the game, and you'll be better prepared for survival. 

iPod Games

 Apple introduced iPod games about a year ago, and fortunately, the collection wasn’t left to flounder. Apple has added a few new titles, which is proof of Apple’s commitment to iPod games - a big deal to longtime Mac folks who are familiar with Apple’s less-than-stellar gaming history. All of these games are $4.99 (except the 99-cent iQuiz) through the iTunes Store, and you need a fifth-gen video iPod or a new iPod classic to play them. (Sudoku also works with the new third-gen iPod nano.) 

Battlefield 2142

Nothin' like a bit of fraggin' to help two men bond.  The derivative future-world of Battlefield 2142 feels like a mixture of the same old vehicles, weapons, and combat found in other high-tech first-person shooters (FPS). But even through the game rarely innovates, its common parts feel comfortable and fun. FPS enthusiasts need to overlook numerous bugs and glitches, but once we started firing guns inside the bleak world, the great game balance made us forget to care about originality.

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Enter Your Game Phase

Fanciful graphics include undersea settings, alien worlds, and metropolitan cityscapes. It’s no coincidence that Phase was created by Harmonix, also the designer of mega-hit, Guitar Hero III. Similar to that game, Phase asks players to tap buttons in time to visual cues and songs’ rhythms. But instead of being locked into a preset list of tunes, Phase works with nearly any iPod song. This simple music game is catchier than the hook on a top-40 hit.

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Hybrid Rocking with GH3

Are you ready to eventually rock?  Game developer Aspyr announced today that the Mac version of Guitar Hero III will rock into stores on a hybrid PC/Mac disc. The disc will eventually replace the PC-only disc that is available now for PC gamers.

Battlefield 2142 Tips

Go for the crotch shot!  The new ice age has gotten hot, with the EU and PAC armies fighting for the last sunny vacation spots on the globe. Play online with up to 63 other players as recon, assault, engineer, or support with tons of unlockable weapons and gadgets. Try these tactics the next time a giant walking robot corners you between a gun turret and a hard place.