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Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Sims 3: Fast Lane Stuff Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

EA has announced the release of the Fast Lane Stuff Pack for the company's popular The Sims 3. The new pack will include four different lifestyle options each with unique items for Sims including fashions, home furnishings, and vehicles. Players will also be able to create "the ultimate garage" for their new vehicles.

Check your speed at the gate! The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff pack is now available. The second stuff pack to the best-selling game of 2009, The Sims 3, it is the first with a theme focused on vehicles. Choose from four different lifestyle options: racing, intrigue, rockabilly and classic luxury. Each option offers unique items to outfit your Sims with the latest clothing, home furnishings and vehicles to make them stand out.

With The Sims 3 Fast Lane stuff pack your adrenalin-loving dreams come true. You can create the ultimate garage for your Sim where they can store their hot rod, professional racing car or even their motorcycle. Other items included in the stuff pack consist of a cool racing jumpsuit, neon car wall signs, trophy case, stuff to outfit a garage and loads more! Fill your Sims house, or their garage, with all the vehicles and gadgets you’ve always wanted.
The Sims 3: Fast Lane is available from the EA Store for $19.95. For more information head over to the link below.

The Sims 3: Fast Lane Stuff Pack
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Steel Storm Beta Coming This Month
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Kot-in-Action Creative Artel has announced the opening of an official website for Steel Storm, an episodic top-down shooter. Episode I of the arcade action game will be entering beta this month for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Steel Storm puts players in control of a hovetank filled with an array of weaponry, and tasks them with battling against alien invaders.

Steel Storm is an old school top down arcade shooter with score oriented competitive gameplay, and is designed for people who like fast paced action and have limited amounts of time to play computer games.

The events of the game take place in an alternative universe where you control an advanced hovertank, packed with the most advanced and sophisticated weapons. Your task is simple, but, nevertheless, is not trivial. In the fight with presumed extraterrestrial invaders, you must prevail!

Features include:
  • Deathmatch and coop game modes;
  • Exploration and time-trial gameplay types;
  • Score driven gameplay - master your skills to stay ahead;
  • Intelligent AI knows no mercy;
  • Hordes of enemies to destroy;
  • Vast numbers of destroyable structures and obstacles;
  • Huge territories to reclaim;
  • 6 missions of various difficulty, for beginners & hardcore gamers;
  • Edit or create your own missions with SandStorm in-game realtime multi-user editor (will be released as a patch for Episode I).
Coming in Episode 2:
  • 6 new weapons;
  • 3 huge and deadly bosses;
  • 10 more types of enemies;
  • 4 more unique environments;
  • 2 new campaigns totalling 18 missions;
  • Game Source Code;
  • Mod Development SDK;
  • and more!

Kot-in-Action invites all old-school shmup fans to register on our forums and join our official IRC channel and get ready for the beta. Preorders are also available for the upcoming second episode.

For more information about the game click over to the links below.

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Winter Voices Screenshots Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Paris based Beyond the Pillars recently released a collection of screenshots for its upcoming episodic role playing game, Winter Voices. The seven episode arc will follow the saga of a young heroine who, after the death of her father, must follow the mysterious voices of her unconscious mind to find the answers she seeks.

A unique adventure, a stunning scenario to discover in one season
Winter Voices is a solo role game on PC AND MAC purchased by downloading 7 episodes at 5 €each (tax included). Each new episode, made available every 7 days, constitutes a decisive narrative step towards resolving the plot.

The first role-play in game-series on PC and MAC
A drama is unfolding in a tiny village buried in snow, lost in the depths of a Three-River Principality valley. A sudden death, a now-hostile home, new sensory capacities rising like a storm and the departure towards the unknown, the only means to escape besides death, has become inevitable...The newly-orphaned heroine is pushed to leave her father’s village by the voices of her unconscious mind. The long journey to find answers will lead you through many events to overcome anger, sadness, pain and fear and finally unveil what is whispered by the voices of Winter.
Check out the links below to learn more.

Winter Voices Screenshots
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IMG Reviews Defense Grid: The Awakening
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Defense Grid: The Awakening from Virtual Programming. The tower defense game features 8-10 hours of storyline, 20 unique maps, a variety of tower types, and 15 different types of enemies.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

On the gameplay side, there are plenty of the set pieces you'd usually find in a tower defense game. Enemies come from a set starting location, head towards a set ending location, and you build large groups of turrets in an attempt to force the onrushing hordes into a choke point where you can deal with them easier. The "mazing" that's common in most of these games isn't really all the way there, though. There are a few levels which allow you to adjust the running patterns of enemies somewhat, but the blocks and mazes are restricted to a few spaces on each level. On quite a few of them, the spaces are completely detached from the path and you're just placing them to deal as much damage as you can. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing in this case. It just refocuses the traditional mazes and traps to creating the ultimate doomsday apparatus, with slowdown, area of effect, invisibility sensors, and dozens of damage-dealers just waiting for the chance to unload.
Read the full article at the link below.

IMG Reviews Defense Grid: The Awakening
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Now Available6:00 AM
Blizzard Releases New StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty Map6:00 AM
Dragon Age: Witch Hunt, Golems of Amgarrak DLC Comes To Macs6:00 AM
Nancy Drew: Trail Of The Twister Reviewed6:00 AM
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