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Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault On Dragon Keep Released
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Gearbox Software's Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, the fourth and final add-on content campaign for Borderlands 2, is available for download now. Brought to Mac by Aspyr Media Dragon Keep takes the zany shooter on a flight of fantasy into the mind of Tiny Tina, Dungeon Master.

“The Borderlands franchise has set a high bar for the quality and value of add-on content,” said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. “Today, that bar is raised even higher with the release of Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, the most substantial add-on campaign in the franchise’s history.”

“As Bunker Master, Tiny Tina can change the game scenario however she wishes, making Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep the most dynamic add-on campaign Gearbox Software has ever produced,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “The Borderlands 2 development team here at our studio really pulled out all the stops to create what we think is the best value in DLC ever offered.”

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep features the popular Tiny Tina as she takes on the role of Bunker Master in a game of “Bunkers and Badasses.” Players join the vault hunters on an epic quest of revenge and redemption through dynamic and fantastical settings filled with castles, dungeons and magic forests. Borderlands fans will also fight off more new unique enemy types in Dragon Keep than in all three of the previous add-on campaigns combined, including sorcerers, wizards, orcs, dragons and more.

Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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The Sims 3 Island Paradise Available Now
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Maxis and Electronic Arts have announced that The Sims 3 Island Paradise expansion pack is now available. For the first time ever the new addition gives players the chance to dive beneath the waves and explore what lies on the ocean floor, build and cruise along on their very own houseboat to discover uncharted islands or create and run a five-star resort experience.

“In The Sims 3 Island Paradise, The Sims Studio has brought to life a tropical vacation for players to experience without ever having to leave home,” says Ryan Vaughan, Producer for The Sims. “With so many new gameplay features included in this game, players will be able to explore, inhabit and discover beachside bliss just as they would in real life.”

In The Sims 3 Island Paradise, players can snorkel and scuba dive beneath the sea where they will discover an aquatic world filled with sea life, collectibles, caves and sunken treasure. Underwater explorations can lead to many new adventures including befriending mermaids, spotting legendary sea monsters and potentially life-threatening encounters with sharks.

For players looking to move around and explore the different islands, a houseboat may be their perfect new abode. These fully customizable floating homes make a first time appearance in any Sims game and give players the option to extend their explorations by living a life fully at sea or by breaking away for a day’s escape.

It’s not all fun in the sun though. Players seeking management opportunities will reap the benefits of building and owning their own resort. Be it a family-friendly resort of waterslides and buffet tables, a romantic retreat with bungalows in the sand, or a singles resort that features pool bars, players will make management decisions that will affect their resort’s success. Whether it’s adding in pools and fire walk pits, upgrading guest rooms or selecting from daily beverage specials, players will be able to fine-tune their resort’s amenities based on feedback received from customer reviews.

The Sims 3 Island Paradise is available now for $39.99 (USD).

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Masters Of The World - Geopolitical Simulator 3 Comes To MGS
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Eversim's Masters of the World - Geopolitical Simulator 3 is available now for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The complex simulator tracks 175 playable countries in real time, as the actions of players ripple throughout the world. Masters of the World features a variety of scenarios and unique game settings.

The game engine, Geopolitical Simulator 3, includes over 600 data elements for each of the 175 playable countries and calculates their changes in real time throughout the game based on players’ actions. Some examples include popularity ratings, political relations, and economic exchanges between countries. Various organizations, including NATO, use the technologies in the Masters of the World simulator for education and training.

Over one thousand playable actions.At the country’s helm, the player/head of state can act in many areas: budget, taxation (nearly thirty types of taxes), currency, economy (over 130 economic activities), foreign and domestic affairs, defense, society, labor, health, social security, education, environment, transportation, culture, and more. For each of these areas, numerous laws can be proposed and must be voted on by the Parliament in order to pass. For example: setting social welfare benefit minimums, changing the retirement age, developing atomic weapons in secret, subsidizing the auto industry, hiring teachers, defining the powers of unions, setting speed limits on roads, regulating prostitution, creating an international film festival, etc. The player can also construct elements on the world map, which will change accordingly: nuclear plants, wind farms, military bases, pipelines, high-speed train lines, airports, and many more. Every action has its consequences. Lobbies, social groups, and leading national and international figures will intervene if their artificial intelligence finds it necessary to do so (interviews with the press, resignations, protests, strikes, roadblocks, wars...). To prevent tension, the player can meet with any figure, or address the media (over 8 hours of dialog in the game). Thanks to its intelligence services, the player also has an entire arsenal of spies and “special” ops. For example, he or she can - at his or her own risk - reveal scandals about another political party, dismantle terrorist networks, sabotage a foreign infrastructure, have an opponent assassinated, etc. As the head of the military, the player can move all of his or her units around the map from their actual bases during military conflicts. International organizations (over 50 organizations included) play an important role. At the UN, for example, the player can denounce a nation in order to obtain the Security Council’s authorization for a military intervention. The player can also create his or her own organization.Lastly, in order to stay in power, he or she must actively campaign to make sure he or she is elected.

Playable scenarios:

Twenty or so scenarios are included in the game, such as “American Fiscal Cliff,” “Israel-Iran Escalation,” “Organization of Rice Exporting Countries,” “European Budgetary Golden Rule,” “Building South American Pipelines,” “African Economic Boom,” “Third World War,” “Triple A,” and “Famine in Southern Sudan.”.

Features:

  • Multi country mode to play several countries at the same time
  • Network multiplayer mode
  • Game settings: terrorist activities, natural disaster probabilities, reactivity of the people, war triggering
  • Real-time online player ranking
  • Integration of your own photos, logos, and names to make the game even more realistic
  • Interactive tutorial and constantly accessible help during the game
  • Have fun learning geopolitics with the QUIZ mode, which has over 3000 questions
  • With the Modding Tool extension, an add-on that can be purchased on this website, players can create and share their own geopolitical and economic universes and download other users’ creations
  • Text and dialog 100% in English
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2.5 GB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
Masters of the World - Geopolitcal Simulator 3 is available now for $49.95 (USD).

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The Raven - Legacy Of A Master Thief Details Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

KING Art has released a new dev blog discussings some of the elements in its upcoming point and click adventure, The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief. Published by Nordic Games and scheduled for a July 23 release, the game will revolve around the player's attempts to capture an art thief in 1960's Europe. Nordic previously worked with KING Art to launch The Book of Unwritten Tales.

Realistic puzzles: In the development of the story and puzzles, we put realistic puzzles right at the top of our list of priorities. We didn’t want any contrived or artificial puzzles in the game. In The Raven, you don’t have to solve a chess problem to open a drawer. ;-) Every puzzle or problem in the game should arise naturally from the story. And the solution to those problems should also be realistic – or let’s say “Hollywood realistic.” You also can’t just stick an axe or a fire extinguisher in your pocket. For us, this was and is an experiment to find out if serious adventures can stand to have more realism. We think they can – but it is a heck of a lot of work.

Real-time 3D: All of our adventures so far have had pre-rendered backgrounds and real-time characters. In The Raven, everything consists of real-time objects for the first time. That means we are able to position any number of cameras and can also work with tracking shots and panning. We didn’t overdo it, but in those places where those things are useful, we used them. We hope the effort was worth it. In comparison to The Book of Unwritten Tales, we not only put a lot more time into every character and every location, we also created around 5 times as many animations as in BoUT and integrated them into the game.

The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief is available to pre-order now. Read more at the links below.

The Raven Blog
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