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The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay DLC Coming This Fall
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Electronic Arts has announced the upcoming release of Barnacle Bay, a downloadable content update for The Sims 3. The pirate themed downloadable expansion will include new objects, locations to explore, Create-a-Sim assets, and Sims characters.

Lower the Jolly Roger, set anchor, and discover the lore and riches of Barnacle Bay. Over the horizon nestled in the Simuyan Sea, Barnacle Bay boasts vibrant beaches, campgrounds, and a new downtown emulating urban life. Venture to locations like the abandoned piers of Founderís Beach, the ancient relics of Goldbeard Galleon Gallery, mysterious Pirateís Hideaway. Take a load off at Hoganís Deep Sea Diner or The Wandererís Watering Hole. Meet new townie Sims and maybe even run into a ghost or two while uncovering the townís hidden secrets. Find new lots that are ready for moving in or just exploring. Enrich your Sims and their lives in all-new ways with nearly two dozen exclusive items only available in The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay.
The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay will be available this fall exclusively from The Sims 3 Store. Follow the links below for more information.

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Sam & Max: Devil's Playhouse Final Chapter, New Merchandise
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Telltale Games recently released the final episode of Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse. The fifth episode of the adventure series featuring the popular dog and rabbit duo is titled The City That Dares Not Sleep. To celebrate the conclusion to the series Telltale is also selling Steve Purcell's artwork and Sam & Max Symbiote figurines.

The thrilling final chapter of Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse is now available!

In the stunning finale, a rampaging monstrous beast of gargantuan proportions has put the city on high alert and Sam has assembled a crack team to put a stop to the destruction. To end the pandemonium, Sam, aided by some old friends, must venture inside the creature!You won't want to miss the truly shocking conclusion!

To coincide with the finale, we're offering Steve Purcell's The Devil's Playhouse painting and all of The Devil's Playhouse movie posters (as a set) as prints for purchase from our store as well as a pair of Sam & Max Symbiote figurines from Symbiote Studios.
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Amnesia: The Dark Descent Music And Commentary
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Frictional Games has released a new video and developer commentary for the upcoming adventure horror title Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The game is described as a title which will take players on a "thrill-ride through the depths of madness and explore the dark side of human emotions." It follows the tale of a protagonist on the run from a horrifying foe.

Today we posted a new video to our YouTube Channel. Mikko Tarmia takes us on a tour of his studio and talks about the making of the music for Amnesia.

Thanks to the over 2000 pre-orders that we got for Amnesia, we made an ingame commentary system. While playing Amnesia you will have the option to turn on commentaries and listen to over 60 minutes of chitchat about the creation of the game.

With this video we give you a little taste, more will come before the release of Amnesia. Make sure to read the latest blog post from Thomas that talks about the making of the commentary.
Visit the pages below to view the video and read more.

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Diablo III: New Crafting System Detailed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Blizzard Entertainment has updated the official Diablo III website with an overview of the action RPG's new crafting system. The game will return the players to the world of Sanctuary, once again under threat from demonic powers.

To provide your artisans with the ingredients necessary to perform their work, you'll salvage items, breaking them down into components. You can salvage the majority of loot you find while exploring. Salvaging is an effective way to manage your inventory so that your bags don't fill up, but it's also a means to recycle items you don't want (as opposed to selling them for gold).

The components you'll get from salvaging items are fairly predictable, but there's a small degree of luck involved with each salvage attempt. In general, higher-quality items will provide you with more valuable and rarer salvage than lower-quality items -- but the rarest materials are always found in treasure chests or beside the corpses of your foes.

With your pack full of salvaged components, you can set your artisans to work crafting for you. These crafted items are utterly unique -- with a few exceptions, they won't drop anywhere else -- and, like many rewards in the Diablo series, there's an element of randomness to them.
Head over to the page below to learn more.

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Mac Games News for Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Basilisk Games Pulls PowerPC Support6:00 AM
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Released For Mac6:00 AM
IMG Reviews Toy Story 36:00 AM
Next World Of Warcraft Patch Will End Support For PPC Users6:00 AM
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