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Tales of Monkey Island


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One of the big new announcements at Macworld was Tell Tale Games' release of a Mac version of Tales of Monkey Island available immediately. The company has also committed to delivering Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, Strong & Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, and Sam & Max to the Mac. The next game to be released is up for user vote.

Tales of Monkey Island is a 3D graphic adventure game based on the classic title Secret of Monkey Island and originally released for PC and WiiWare in 2009. Tales represents the 5th in the Monkey Island series and is the only modern version that has become available for the Mac.

Available for purchase now for $34.95 and a free demo is also available for download.

iPlayback - HDMI to Display Port


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Want to use your 27" iMac as an HDTV? Kanex was showing off their HDMI to Display Port adapter that lets you connect your Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Blu-ray players to your 27" iMac. Both video and audio are transmitted across at a resolution up to 1920x1200. The retail price for the device will be $149 and its expected for release in the next couple of months.

Wireless USB A/V Adapter


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That is a MacBook screen being shown on a HDTV wirelessly. Wisair announced Mac support for their wireless USB DisplayDock at Macworld.

The Wireless USB DisplayDock Set allows you to easily connect your MacBook using a single USB adapter. Both wireless audio and video are transmitted at up to 1440x1050 screen resolution. The wireless base station that connects to your TV supports VGA, HDMI, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The Windows version of the device is shown on the website, and is sold at retailers under a variety of brands. The hardware is identical for the PC and Mac, but the official Mac drivers won't be here until the end of March. Those drivers should become available on the manufacturer's pages, or you can wait until a Mac-packaged version becomes available in about April.



Article Link: MWSF 2010 Mac: Tales of Monkey Island, iPlayback, Wireless USB Audio/Video
 

Srai-W

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The Wireless USB does seem impressive. Hope it's available in Singapore and the price is reasonable!
 
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mac jones

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I looked into USB video and was all set until I noticed that the hit on the cpu is huge from what I could tell

USB is not meant to do video (maybe USB 3.0) .

I don't know.
 
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jared_kipe

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I looked into USB video and was all set until I noticed that the hit on the cpu is huge from what I could tell

USB is not meant to do video (maybe USB 3.0) .

I don't know.

Could be a problem for 2 core or less laptops, but shouldn't be an issue if I want a third display out from my Mac Pro. (1280x768 Plasma HDTV will be good if the frame rate is good)
 
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katananz

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You know a game is really good when it costs $35 and uses the fact that it's 3D and also on the Wii to seem less lame. Sure puts those pathetic games like the Bioshock series to shame. End sarcasm.
 
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is Monster Cable behind iPlayback? that device is way too expensive for what it does. it's more expensive than Elgato EyeTV Hybrid. granted, EyeTV doesn't support HDMI, but it's a digital tv receiver, and it comes bundled with some very nice software. iPlayback is a signal converter. $30 and i'd get one.
 
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azentropy

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is Monster Cable behind iPlayback? that device is way too expensive for what it does. it's more expensive than Elgato EyeTV Hybrid. granted, EyeTV doesn't support HDMI, but it's a digital tv receiver, and it comes bundled with some very nice software. iPlayback is a signal converter. $30 and i'd get one.

It sounded interesting until I saw the price. I was thinking more like $50 or maybe $75, not $150.
 
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azazel-

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You know a game is really good when it costs $35 and uses the fact that it's 3D and also on the Wii to seem less lame. Sure puts those pathetic games like the Bioshock series to shame. End sarcasm.

If I have to deal with draconian DRM schemes, limited activations, and all sorts of other hoops that must be jumped through just to get Bioshock 2 to install and run on a Wintendo, I'll stick with gaming on my 360 and ps3, thanks.
 
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HiRez

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Wow, $35 for an iPhone game? Well, good luck with that one. I think it would be better for everyone if iPhone game prices hadn't fell to the bottom and were in the $5-$20 range instead, but $35 is way out of line with the current range, I don't think it'll do too well. Maybe they're really targeting the iPad, and hoping a different pricing dynamic happens there.
 
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arn

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Wow, $35 for an iPhone game? Well, good luck with that one. I think it would be better for everyone if iPhone game prices hadn't fell to the bottom and were in the $5-$20 range instead, but $35 is way out of line with the current range, I don't think it'll do too well. Maybe they're really targeting the iPad, and hoping a different pricing dynamic happens there.

Um, it's a Mac game.

arn
 
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mugwump

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Tales of Monkey Island on a Mac? No more booting into Windows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Parallels wouldn't even play it, for some crazy reason, no matter what the versions on either Leopard or SL.

BTW, arn, the previous Escape from Monkey Island debuted on the Mac and was published by LucasArts. I think it came out 11 years ago, big budget, had immediate coverage on Mac sites like this one b/c they offered a trial version where you could play the entire first level of Melee Island.

Escape from Monkey Island, the Scumm Bar song, back when recorded instruments were still in game soundtracks.

And who can forget that Mac original game, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge.

This is the music the mac was capable of playing in 1990, folks:

"The Town of Woodtick"
 
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Bellison

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$149 for a cheap DVI adapter?!?!?!

$149 for a cheap DVI adapter???

How much do you think it costs them to make this cable? $5? $7?

Highway robbery at its best!
 
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fortetfn

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$149 for a cheap DVI adapter???

How much do you think it costs them to make this cable? $5? $7?

Highway robbery at its best!

Sigh... it's not a DVI adaptor. A DVI adaptor wouldn't cost more than $30. It's a HDMI to mini display port convertor.

"Want to use your 27" iMac as an HDTV? Kanex was showing off their HDMI to mini Display Port adapter that lets you connect your Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Blu-ray players to your 27" iMac. Both video and audio are transmitted across at a resolution up to 1920x1200. The retail price for the device will be $149 and its expected for release in the next couple of months."
 
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