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Guitar Hero 3 on PC, Mac

Yes, gamers can now rock out in front of their computers. Guitar Hero 3 will be brought to the PC and Mac thanks to Aspyr who has partnered with Activision on this.

Being developed and published exclusively by Aspyr, the PC and Mac versions will feature the same content as their console counterparts, but will feature expanded online multiplayer game modes, allowing imaginary guitarists from all over the world battle each other.

All versions of the game – including PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 – will ship later this Fall.

EVE Online on Mac, Linux

The rare breed of Mac and Linux gamers can finally add one new title to their list: EVE Online. According to a recent announcement, CCP Games have partnered with TransGaming to port the popular MMORPG to the aforementioned platforms later this year.

As part of the partnership, TransGaming will share quality assurance as well as technical support responsibilities; it will also lead partnership and OEM opportunities for the Linux version of the game.

EVE Online is already available on Linux through Cedega, a software that allows Windows games to run on Linux completely transparently. It was the popularity of this solution that led these parties to further integrate the game with the open-source operating system.

EA Releases Four Mac Games, Delays Two

Mac gamers, as rare as they are, can now purchase four EA games from the online Apple Store. The four games – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Need for Speed Carbon, Battlefield 2142 and Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars – will also be available from stores starting tomorrow.

Interestingly, this lineup previously included Madden NFL 2008 and Tiger Woods PGA 2008, both of which have been delayed. They are now slated for release in September/October, according to Macworld, who has more information on this deal.

Football Manager 2008 Announced

Football fans can now look forward to Football Manager 2008, an upcoming entry in the footie simulation series, for PC and Mac this Christmas. The latest version will be fully updated for the new season and will allow players to select their favorite club or international team and guide them through Cup matches, Leagues, European Championships and even major international tournaments. It has been improved since the last game, thanks to fan feedback, resulting in over a hundred new features, including a brand new advisory system to help new players through the game.

More information after the jump. The official website also has further details.
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Gears of War Coming to Mac

With the Windows version announced at E3, it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that Epic is planning on releasing a Mac version of Gears of War, too. This announcement comes from Inside Mac Games, who quotes Mark Rein as saying in a Gametrailers video: “And don’t forget, we’re also doing Macintosh. Yes, Gears is coming to the Mac and so is UT.”

Hopefully it will feature the same level of content as the Windows version, which will receive three new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer game type, game editor and five new campaign chapters.

Mac Gets Bone

Vanbrio has announced that it has released Bone Act 1: Out from Boneville for the Macintosh platform. Already available for the PC, Out of Boneville is the first installment of an episodic interactive adventure based on Jeff Smith’s acclaimed Bone series.

The adventure begins with three cousins – Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone – who become separated in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures and new mysteries that await them. The Bone books have been hailed by reviewers and educators alike as engaging for all ages.

A free Mac demo is available from Vanbrio’s website; it can be unlocked to the full version for $13 without any additional downloads.