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Friday, May 29, 2009

Science Girls! Now Available For Mac
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Winter Wolves Software has announced the release of Science Girls! a new family friendly role playing game. In the game players meet and recruit a variety of character to help them as they explore the area around a school and engage in turn-based combat with a variety of monstrous foes. Science Girls! features a party system, turn-based combat, and special skills.

A fun, family friendly RPG game. Explore the school and surroundings and battle your way through a horde of monsters, each one with its unique powers.

Meet new characters and recruit them to help you in your journey. Featuring a party system, turn based combat, special skills, level up, and more!
Science Girls! is available for $9.99. To learn more about the game click over to the links below.

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Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed New Beta Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 7 comments

ApexMods has announced a new beta version for Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed, an expansion pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, a squad-based tactical shooter military game. Version 1.0b5 features gameplay balancing and fine-tuning as well as new content like additional maps, new weapons, new game types for single and multiplayer, bonus material like add-on mods ("arcade" and "hardcore" mode), and an info sheet for key weapon specs. Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed makes more than 100 maps available for single and multiplayer and offers over 200 weapons from which to choose.

All additions have been carefully integrated and balanced to provide a homogeneous level of professional audio-visual and technical finish.

The mod aims to intensify the realistic feel and immersive qualities of the game, making it more challenging and emphasizing the atypical Ghost Recon game style: Tactical team play rather than the "solo, run and shoot, wanna-live-forever" style found in many other FPS games.

Heroes Unleashed - over 100 maps, more than 200 weapons, ass-kicking realism... †Maybe it's time to revisit the King of tactical shooters!

About ApexMods:
ApexMods is the guerilla fighter of the gaming industry, specializing in game modifications that passionately aspire to accommodate the rare and often forgotten breed of the "thinking player" - and to be fun! =)

The Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed mod is available as a free download for both Mac and PC from Ghost Recon community web sites such as and Follow the links below for more information.

Apex Mods
MGF: Ghost Recon Heroes Unleashed 1.0.0b5
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Get A Hands-On Preview Of The Sims 3 At Apple Stores
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Fans eager to get their hands on The Sims 3, the next incarnation of the popular life sim, will be able to try out a playable demo at Apple Stores across the country. The demo allows players to experiment with the Create A Sim and Create a Styles features of the game. The full game will add new twists to the popular life sim formula with customizable personalities, goal oriented gameplay, movie creation and editing, and an online community.

In The Sims 3, you have more options than ever before to create and play with unique, life-like Sims. Customize your Simsí appearances and choose up to five traits to create individual personalities. New goal-oriented game-play enables you to choose which short or long-term objectives you want your Sims to pursue. You can choose to make them happy or not! You can also create and edit your own movies by capturing game-play moments or selecting from a library of clips. Then join The Sims 3 online community where you can show off all your creations, get free bonus content, hear the latest news and more!
The Sims 3 is scheduled for retail release on June 2nd.

Macworld: Apple Stores Demo Sims 3
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Fifth Anniversary City Of Heroes Dev Diary
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Ten Ton Hammer has posted a new developer diary from Bruce Harlick, Senior Designer of City of Heroes, NCSoft's comic book hero themed MMO. The diary details the effort which went into designing a Task Force and Strike Force for the game's fifth anniversary events.

When we started kicking strike force and task force ideas around for City of Heroesí 5th Anniversary, one villain group immediately leapt to mind: the 5th Column. It had always been intended to have the 5th Column return to Paragon City and the confluence between their name and our anniversary was just too good to pass up. Besides, it gave us a chance to bring back the most requested villain who never actually appeared in game: the Reichsman.

It was important to make sure that the Strike Force and Task Force felt different; the villains should be doing villainous things and feel more active in the cause and effect of the events that would unfold while the Blue side should be heroic and more reactive to the events. And I didnít want the two arcs to be simple mirrors of each others, with the villains doing something and the heroes stopping it. I wanted the villains to succeed with their plan and to deal with the consequences, and I wanted the heroes to deal with an emerging big problem.

Though Reichsmanís return is a big event, it would start small, just like any other job. The Omega Team time capsule is due to be opened later this year, and it seemed like a good thing to use in the story: What if Hero 1 hid some secret information in the capsule, in case he didnít come back from Omega Teamís raid on the Rikti home dimension, and what if some enterprising Arachnos agent got wind of this information and decided to get his hands on it? From there, it was a pretty easy step to have this agent hire the villains to go into Atlas Park and get the information from the time capsule, which had been moved to under City Hall. David Nakayama did a fantastic bit of concept art for a reimaged time capsule and Don Pham brought it to life in the game. Itís fantastic work.
Read the full article at the page listed below.

Ten Ton Hammer: City Of Heroes Fifth Anniversary Dev Diary
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Mac Games News for Thursday, May 28, 2009

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