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The Sims 3: Showtime - Magicians And Singers
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Electronic Arts has revealed some new information about magicians and singers from the upcoming The Sims 3: Showtime expansion pack. The latest expansion pack from The Sims Studio, brought to Mac by TransGaming, allows players to live the rags to riches story with their Sims and share these experiences with their friends. The expansion features new social features such as individual in-game news feeds and live update.

Become the star of the show in The Sims 3 Showtime. Perform tricks and sing your way to fame in Starlight Shores, an all-new world that showcases your Sims’ hidden talents as they go from small town heroes to larger than life performers.

As a magician, your Sim begins their career on the streets performing magic tricks for tips. They’ll visit new venues and meet with the owners to book larger gigs and gain experience. Magicians have unique social interactions that give them the ability to perform small-scale tricks on other Sims such as pulling a coin from an ear and making butterflies and doves magically appear. As magicians level up, they acquire new objects that can be used on-stage. For some magical fun, your Sims can use the Box of Mystery to perform the “swords of destiny” by carefully placing knives through the box without stabbing the Sim inside. Beware the Box of Danger! If a Sim fails at correctly executing their tricks with this object, death may come calling.

Singers are unique in the game as they can accept paying jobs such as performing singing telegrams to gain experience. Singing telegrams are also a social feature, and the types of jobs your Sims will receive will directly correlate to the happenings around town. If a Sim in town has just lost their job, cheer them up. If it’s a Sim’s birthday, sing them a song. Like the other careers, singers can also take their talents to the public performing for tips in parks and local hang-outs. As singers progress, stage props, costumes and new songs will be unlocked to help them look the part and sing a variety of tunes. Singers will want to make it to the top to star in their very own big venue concert.

In addition, all careers – acrobat, magician and singer –will unlock special objects and outfits directly relating to that career. All outfits can be customised in Create a Sim to match the look of the venue and stage for your Sim’s performance. Also, all careers are able to participate in SimFest – a giant talent show for acrobats, magicians and singers to compete against one another in town. For Sims who particularly love a challenge, a new dual interaction is available in-game for Sims to compete against one another outside of SimFest.

The Sims 3 Showtime is currently available for pre-order*. While supplies last, all pre-orders will be upgraded to the Limited Edition expansion pack which includes an added venue and stage for players to place in their world. This stage is fully customisable, using the in-game backgrounds, lighting, props and special effects.

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Wakfu Open Beta Begins In North America
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Ankama has announced that it is now allowing participants into the North American open beta test of its upcoming tactical MMO Wakfu is now available. Taking place in the same world of the flash based Dofus, although far in the future from the events of the original game, Wakfu will feature a cartoon based visual style and an environment which responds to player actions

With the new Content Update 0.311 well underway, the former restrictions of Closed Beta have been removed. And while you all are rushing to get in, we’re just bursting at the seams with a slew of events and contests that are just waiting to be announced. There’s always something new to enjoy in WAKFU and many there to enjoy it with.

Due to all of the recent changes related with the test phase transition, we’ve put together an accommodating Frequently Asked Questions listing, suitable for both new and returning readers alike.
Check out the links below to learn more.

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Project Black Sun Now At MGS
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Star Flower Games's Project Black Sun is now available for purchase from Macgamestore.com. With a nod to classic sidescrollers such as Super Metroid and Castlevania, the arcade action title challenges players to escape an abandoned mine populated with a variety of enemies blocking their escape.

Project Black Sun is an old school 2D sidescrolling game with similar game mechanics which we have seen in classic games like Super Metroid and Castlevania. You play as an ordinary guy how has an accident and he ends up in an abandoned mines. The idea is search the way out of there while learning new skills and beating bosses along the way.

Features:

  • Lots of exploring and collectables
  • Responsive and presice controls
  • Retro style graphics
  • Challenging boss fights
  • Smooth 60fps gameplay
Project Black Sun is available for $6.99 (USD).

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Farmscapes Arrives At Macgamestore.com
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Macgamestore.com has increased its catalog of titles available for download and purchase with the addition of Playrix's Farmscapes. With a combination of popular casual puzzle gameplay styles, the title gives players the chance to help Joe restore his ranch.

Help Joe restore his ranch in the brand new game by Playrix! Earn money by selling fresh veggies, juicy fruits, eggs, flowers and honey from his old farm to the townspeople, and spend it on restoring the landholding back to its grandeur and beauty. Breathe in new life into a formerly prosperous farm complete with clucking chickens, mooing cows and buzzing beehives. No need to make this lawn story short - indulge yourself in sun, color and blue summer skies! Get ready for this green-fingered game!

Features:

  • Unique blend of match-3, hidden object and sim
  • Fully interactive and customizable environment
  • Tons of accessories and styles to choose from
  • Witty dialogues and immersive story line
  • Vivid and charismatic characters
Farmscapes is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Mac Games News for Thursday, January 5, 2012

Age Of Enigma Comes To Macgamestore6:00 AM
Avernum: Escape From The Pit Reviewed6:00 AM
Craig Stern Discusses Telepath RPG: Servants Of God 6:00 AM
Psychonauts Analyzed6:00 AM
 
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