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EA Ships Four Games For The Mac

Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that BATTLEFIELD 2142, NEED FOR SPEED CARBON, HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX and COMMAND & CONQUER 3 TIBERIUM WARS are now available to order for Mac users. These are the first games ever published by EA for Mac OS X. Users can go to the Apple Store (www.apple.com) to purchase the games.

All games will also be available at Apple's retail stores nationwide. NEED FOR SPEED CARBON and HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX are already in stores and BATTLEFIELD 2142 and COMMAND & CONQUER 3 TIBERIUM WARS hit store today, Tuesday, Aug. 28.

In HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Ent., Harry returns for his fifth year at Hogwarts. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about the return of Voldemort in order to undermine his power, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge's ministry-approved course leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared, so Hermione, Ron and Harry form "Dumbledore's Army" with the goal of preparing themselves and other courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that looms against Voldemort and his Death Eaters.

NEED FOR SPEED CARBON starts in the city and settles in the canyons, immersing players in the world's most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighborhoods one block at a time. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve.

In BATTLEFIELD 2142, as a new Ice Age depletes the planet's resources, two massive multinational coalitions wage a brutal war for the only cause that matters--survival. Armed with a devastating arsenal of futuristic weaponry and gear, including active camouflage, EMP grenades, and sentry guns, plus Battle Walkers and vast airborne bases called Titans, you must coordinate the efforts of your teammates to win the war for Earth's last fragile pieces of livable land.

In COMMAND & CONQUER 3 TIBERIUM WARS, the year is 2047. A massive nuclear fireball explodes high in the night sky, marking the dramatic beginning of the Third Tiberium War and the long-awaited return of the groundbreaking real-time strategy franchise. With the corrupt substance Tiberium blanketing most of the Earth, the infamous Kane is back to lead his Brotherhood of Nod in a massive global assault on the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the few remaining livable Blue Zones left on the planet. Only you can stop him.

Further rounding out EA's portfolio of Mac games is the release of TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 08 AND MADDEN NFL 08 in the September/October window.

In addition to these games, other EA titles available for Mac include THE SIMS 2, THE SIMS 2 OPEN FOR BUSINESS, THE SIMS 2 PETS, THE SIMS 2 NIGHTLIFE, THE SIMS 2 UNIVERSITY, THE SIMS 2 FAMILY FUN STUFF, THE SIMS 2 SEASONS, THE SIMS 2 LIFE STORIES and more.

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