Aspyr Media, Inc. today have made available a new game utility, Game Agent, that allows users to easily match their computer hardware with system
requirements of various games. Users will be able to quickly identify which games will run on their current system and any necessary system upgrades for other games. Game Agent is an OS X application that automatically checks the userÃ‚Â¹s Mac configuration, including: OS version, RAM size, video card, and processor speed, and then, game by game, tells the user if the game Ã‚Â³will run wellÃ‚Â², Ã‚Â³will runÃ‚Â² or Ã‚Â³will not runÃ‚Â² on their system. It then
gives a summary of hardware or software updates necessary for those games that will not run. Game Agent also automatically updates its list of
AspyrÃ‚Â¹s games and their system requirements, making it easy to access current, personalized gaming information.
Game Agent also makes gift-giving easier by allowing the user to check other Macintosh computer models Apple currently sells through a drop-down menu. This gives the user the ability to see how games will perform on computers ranging from the newest eMacs? to Power MacsÃ‚Â® and everything in-between.
The Game Agent is available at no charge and can be downloaded by all Mac users through AspyrÃ‚Â¹s website at http://www.aspyr.com/games.php/mac/aga/.
Aspyr Game Agent Features
* Automatically scans user's Mac configuration to tell them which games they can play
* Automatically updates its list of Aspyr games and system requirements each time the user runs the application
* Plain English summary of why users can't play a game (ex. "This game requires Mac OS X 10.3.4, you have 10.2.8") and optional detailed/technical
list of all system requirements and each machine's configuration
* Familiar interface gives fast, easy-to-read results
* Lists minimum and recommended system requirements for each game Ã‚Â if your Mac will run a game but will perform better if you add more RAM, the
application will tell you
* User can click on Ã‚Â³InfoÃ‚Â², Ã‚Â³Buy NowÃ‚Â² or Ã‚Â³Pre-Order NowÃ‚Â² buttons to go to the Aspyr web site to get more information on particular games (trailers,
demos, etc) or to make a purchase
* Allows users to see which games run on their Mac or on other standard Macs (a newG5 iMac, a 2.5 GHz Dual G5, etc)
* Automatically can download newer versions of the application if one is available
Aspyr will continue to expand the features of this new game utility and plans future updates of Game Agent to make the application even more user
friendly for Mac gamers.
About Aspyr Media Inc.
Aspyr Media Inc., based in Austin, TX is an established publisher of interactive entertainment software. Aspyr is a leading publisher of Macintosh, PC, and Game Boy Advance games, as well as DVD and audio CDs. Aspyr is committed to delivering high-quality entertainment products to consumers worldwide.
More information on Aspyr and their line of products can be found on the Internet at http://www.aspyr.com .