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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff Pack Available At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story has announced the addition of EA's Town Life Stuff Pack to its catalog of digital download titles. An add-on for the company's popular sims title, The Sims 3, the new pack includes library sets, gym equipment, new playgrounds, new outfits, and new community lots.

With exciting content never seen before in a Stuff Pack, The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff introduces new venues to give your Sims’ entire town a makeover – complete with objects just as perfect for their homes. Build a chic new library, create an exclusive, high-tech gym, design a fun playground, or make chores a pleasure with a fresh new laundry room. The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff not only gives you loads of new inspired design to use at home, but includes new community places, like Scrumptious Nibbles Café, for your Sims to visit too!


  • Pre-Built Venues and Lots - Give your Sims' town a new look with spectacular ready-to-go venues and community lots - or construct your own cool setting.
  • Fit and Fresh - Work out with the latest high-tech gym equipment, then clean your sweaty gym clothes in the new state-of-the-art washer and dryer set.
  • Time to Unwind - Kids will love the new Sunny Bungalow jungle gym, slide, and sandbox, while grown-ups can play chess by the new fountain.
  • Study Time or Story Time - Update the library with an elegant array of accessories, build your own study, or create cubicles with specialized sectional seating.
  • New Casual Outfits and Hairstyles - Clothes for running errands, hanging out, or working out - there are lots of styles for all your Sims' fashion needs.
The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff Pack is available now for $19.99 (USD).

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City Of Heroes Freedom VIP Beta Begins
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Paragon Studios has announced the release of a VIP Beta for City of Heroes Freedom and Issue 21: Convergence. Freedom will introduce a hybrid of free-to-play and subscription models, featuring a new microtransaction friendly in-game store. The VIP Beta begins August 9 at 7 PM Eastern time.

Since the announcement of City of Heroes Freedom™ and Issue 21, we've been getting a lot of questions about features and functionalities that will make it into the game. Well, it is now time for you to experience all those changes first hand, for the VIP Beta for City of Heroes Freedom and Issue 21 is starting at 4:00 p.m. PDT ( 7:00 p.m. EDT / 12:00 a.m. BST / 1:00 CEST) on August 9 (August 10 in Europe)!

If you've never accessed our Beta server before or need a refresher, get the latest set of instructions to install it at our site.

Once that's done, delve into the next evolution of City of Heroes starting from the new Character creator and its myriad of improvements and additions, straight into the brand new combined tutorial and the updated Atlas Park and Mercy Island!

And while you're at it, browse through the Paragon Market™ as well as the brand new Paragon Rewards system that supersedes the Veteran Program!

City of Heroes Freedom and Issue 21: Convergence have so much to offer, you will want to make sure you check our Issue 21 Overview page as well as our City of Heroes Freedom mini-site before embarking on the Beta adventure.

Click over to the link below for more information.

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Hacker Evolution Duality Free Playable Beta Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

exosyphen studios has announced the release of a free playable beta for the Mac OS X version of Hacker Evolution Duality. Based on the Hacker Evolution game series, Duality has been completely redesigned and features a single player story mode and an open world mode for engaging other hackers in death match conflicts.

Hacker Evolution Duality starts in the early days of Brian Spencer when he was nothing more than a brilliant programmer. It than fast forwards to the future, where he has to stop an Artificial Intelligence he has created, unknowingly and take back control of a giant company he once used to own. You have to hack into computers using various tools, from a basic firewall cracker, to sophisticated voice print authentication systems. Steal money to finance your objectives, buy hardware upgrades or bribe off other hackers that are present in the game. Go as far as bypassing complex security systems to make your way into buildings and steal data. Frame people or even murder them using ingenious traps. You are not alone in the game. Other hackers controlled by a complex artificial intelligence, will stop at nothing to destroy you.

The game features a single player mode where you follow the game's story and an open world mode, where you play a death match against other hackers.

System requirements:

  • 1Ghz CPU
  • 1GB memory
  • OpenGL videocard.
Learn more at the links below.

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Soldak Blog: The Economics Of Space
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

A new Soldak Entertainment blog post offers a discussion of the specific nature of the economic model featured in its upcoming sci-fi game. In the game races will compete for food, minerals, technology, and credits. The player will have the ability to impact the status of an alien race by either selling them vital resources or hampering their ability to generate resources.

Soldak's as yet untitled game is described as "Master of Orion from a mercenary captain's point of view." It will place players in a dynamic galaxy and give them to the chance to build their fortune and influence the balance of power between opposing races.

So how does this effect the player? Well you can't sell an infinite amount of goods to any specific race, they will eventually run out of credits. Although they might very well turn around and use the items that you just sold them. The different races also might have resource problems here and there and ask their nearby friendly mercenary for help. You can even handicap an enemy race by destroying an important colony of theirs. Think of how much damage you can do when a race has a main food planet.
Head over to the page below to read more.

Soldak Blog: Space Setting - Economy
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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Doom 3 Source Code To Be Released Later This Year6:00 AM
Jeff Vogel Discusses All Things Indie6:00 AM
What To Expect From The Diablo III Beta6:00 AM
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