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(hx) 05:59 PM CEST - Sep,01 2010
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- The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay Announced - The
Sims 3 Website announces The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay, another
expansion for EA's lifestyle simulation sequel. Word is: 'A Whole New
World for your Sims to Explore! An island nestled in the Simuyan Sea,
Barnacle Bay is a vibrant vacation getaway with stunning beaches,
campgrounds, parks, and a curiously modern downtown. First settled by
pirates, fisherman, and artists - the world’s inhabitants now
enjoy relaxing at Smuggler's Beach and letting loose at The Wanderer's
Watering Hole. Will your trip be a vacation or a staycation?'
- Supreme Commander 2 Patch v1.2 - This update includes a host of new
features, gameplay improvements and balancing changes, AI tweaks and
even a new building: the Cybran Mass Convertor. In addition, this patch
also offers all five of the Supreme Commander 2 Exclusive Pre-Order
Maps: Emerald Crater, Iskellian Coast, QAI Prototype Facility, Seraphim
VII Site and Weddell Isle which are now available for all players.
- Kane and Lynch 2 paid DLC now available on Steam -
The PC version of the game has no less than three
new paid DLC options which can now be downloaded via Steam.
The biggest one is the Doggie Bag Pack which has two new multiplayer
maps (Dockyard and High Rise) plus the Radio Tower map that was
included as a pre-order bonus for GameStop purchase. It also has five
new weapons and can be purchased for $5.99.
- Final Fantasy XIV open beta to start later tonight
- One day after postponing the open
beta for Square Enix's upcoming MMO, the game's official web
site has now announced that it will now begin at 10 pm Eastern time for
North American players (that's 7 pm Pacific time). There's no word yet
on how long the open beta will last but the full version of Square
Enix's next MMO title is scheduled to being on September 22 for owners
of the game's collector's edition and September 30 for owners of the
standard edition of the MMO.
- Brink Developer Diary #4 - The developers talk about the
realistic-versus-vibrant cartoon art style in Brink. If you've missed
the first three viddocs, head to IGN to watch them
- Diablo III's development status - IGN got an actual status update on
the game's progress from game director Jay Wilson. He states, "We're
still adding monsters, we're still working on bosses, we have some that
aren't made yet, we're working on every Act but we've got some areas
that haven't been built yet. We're still building, but we're building
very fast. We're not in discovery mode anymore." Even with his positive
spin, Wilson's statements seem to suggest that the game is still a long
way from even a beta stage, much less a full game release.
- Champions Online, A Week Of Free Play Time -
Champions Online is celebrating its first anniversary, and to turn the
celebration into a proper party Cryptic and Atari have announced that
September 1 (10 AM PDT) to September 7 (10 AM PDT) will
be a freebie.
- Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Ep. 5
Available - Telltale Games announces the release of The City
That Dares Not Sleep, the fifth and final episode in Sam & Max:
The Devil's Playhouse, the latest series of Sam & Max adventures
- The Crucible Goes Commercial - The RuneStorm team have decided to
take the big step into retail with their Unreal Tournament 3
modification The Crucible. Anyone familiar with their previous work
will understand that polishing it to a professional level won't be much
of a stretch. The team is also hinting at a second project in the works
and we're definitely looking forward to hearing more about it!
- Battle Vs. Chess Shipping In September -
SouthPeak Games has announced that Battle
vs. Chess will ship to retailers on September 28, 2010
- StarCraft 2 Sells 3 Million Copies in First Month -
Half of the three million sales were made in StarCraft II's first 48
hours of sale alone, which Blizzard says set "the record for
fastest-selling strategy game of all time." StarCraft II: Wings of
Liberty was released for PC and Mac on July 27.