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PunkTrader Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

baKno Games has announced the release of PunkTrader 1.0, a stock trading game that tests gamers' trading skills using real historical stock market price movements. PunkTrader randomly picks one of the 20 most actively traded stocks and takes the player to 9:30 am Wall-Street time at the beginning of a random trading day within the last 5 years, challenging them to make the most of their trades.

Once the game starts, the gamer battles against the price movements of the stock by buying and selling shares at will, and the sole objective is to make a profit. To do that, the gamer needs to use a keen predictive trader eye, and also a few assisting indicators included in the game such as moving averages, exponential averages, industry averages and trade volume.

Gamers can choose between three different game modes: Quick Play, Training and Career. In Career mode, PunkTrader saves the accumulated profit or loss at baKno's servers, allowing the gamer to keep track of his/her trading performance, and compete for the wealthier position at the leader-board.

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.2 or higher
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 23 MB Hard Drive space
A full-featured demo version is available for download from the baKno website. Single seat licenses are priced at $19.95 (USD). There is also a promotional two-seat license available for $29.95 (USD).

Follow the links below for more information.

PunkTrader
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Dynamic Warfare Added In Recent Vendetta Online Update
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Guild Software has released a new patch for its massively-multiplayer online space strategy game, Vendetta Online. The latest update introduces Dynamic Warfare, which is described as "a new long-term battle and large-scale warfare mechanic designed to permit inter-faction wars to conquer geographical areas." With the new addition the Itani and Serco fight for control of 177 sectors within the Deneb system.

With tonight's release, 1.8.72, Vendetta Online launches Dynamic Warfare, a new long-term battle and large-scale warfare mechanic designed to permit inter-faction wars to conquer geographical areas. In this first-generation implementation, the Itani and Serco vie for weekly control of 177 sectors in the Deneb system. Several different battles may be running concurrently at any time, with a variety of different battle scales from epic fleet conflicts to small fight-only engagements. This diversity of scale allows both varied gameplay styles and accessibility to players on older computing hardware.
Learn more about the game at the links below.

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Diablo III: Bestiary Update, Screenshots, Artwork
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has updated the official Diablo III website with new screenshots, artwork, and a new bestiary section on The Fallen Ones. The third installment of the popular action RPG series will return players to the world of Sanctuary where they must once again take up arms against the myriad forces of hell.

As hard as it is to believe, the fallen ones were once exalted demons of the Burning Hells. They served as Azmodan's hands, performing acts that he would not, could not involve himself in. They were the instrument of Azmodan's first failed attempt to usurp power from Diablo and his brothers, and after that failure, the fallen were subjected to the full wrath of Diablo. They were twisted into small, ridiculous imps, in contrast to their previously powerful forms. Moreover, if they expected Azmodan to reverse their condition, they were sadly mistaken. The infuriated Azmodan held them responsible for the Prime Evils' continued reign, and so he left the fallen in their new bodies, where their degradation would serve to amuse him for all eternity. Their failure provided him with the information he required to succeed in dethroning Diablo and his brothers - the event now known as the "Dark Exile" - but that fact did nothing to soften his heart toward the fallen.

When unleashed upon our realm by their master, Azmodan, these impish terrors display a tendency to swarm like flesh-hungry locusts, and they have been known to tear apart a sleeping village in minutes. Small of stature and simian in appearance, these creatures possess surprising strength and unnatural agility. Other than feasting on human flesh, the only act that gives these unspeakable horrors pleasure is breeding; hence the tendency to encounter them in large packs.

However, due to their small size, cowardice appears to be one of the chief features of this species. They quickly retreat when one of their brethren falls in battle.

Fallen ones display no obvious tendency towards greater organization beyond their predisposition to swarm. This is fortunate for humanity, for they are so numerous that if they were to band together in large numbers, they might easily overwhelm a small city.
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Diablo III Screenshots
Diablo III Artwork
Diablo III The Fallen Ones
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Diablo III (add to watch list)
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The Sims 3: New Screenshots & Trailer
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Worthplaying has posted a new collection of sixteen screenshots and a new trailer for The Sims 3, the upcoming continuation of the successful Sims franchise. The 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.

The Sims 3 features a brand new engine that allows you to immerse your unique Sims in an open living neighborhood where they can roam and explore all new surroundings including the beach, mountains and town center. The neighborhood is alive and constantly evolving so what happens to a Sim on one side of the neighborhood could impact your Sims on the other side of town! If your Sims are in the right place at the right time, who knows what might happen? And now for the first time, your Sims have distinctive personalities thanks to a range of all-new personality traits. You have the option to select from dozens of personality traits such as brave, artistic, kleptomaniac, clumsy, paranoid and romantic. Combine up to five traits to create an endless number of truly diverse individuals.

The all-new Create-a-Sim allows you to completely customize your Sims' appearances making every Sim unique. The feature is easy-to-use and more powerful than ever, letting you fine-tune every aspect of your Sims face, customize their hair color, select the exact shade of their skin tone and determine much more to make lifelike Sims. It's never been easier to make Sims that are thin, full-figured or muscular and everything in between! In true The Sims fashion, you can customize everything. The Sims 3 allows for infinite possibilities to design the interior and exterior of your Sims surroundings.

Additionally, you can enjoy the challenge of short-term and long-term goals and then reap the rewards! Based on personality traits, skills and career choices, your Sims have short and long term Wishes that provide constant fun challenges, things to do and achieve. You have the ultimate freedom to choose whether to fulfill their destiny, giving them lifetime happiness and rewards or not! Will your Sim skyrocket from latrine cleaner to an astronaut, go from being a rabid fan to a sports legend or will you choose an alternate destiny? In The Sims 3, life is what you make it!
Visit the page below to check out the new Sims 3 media.

Worthplaying: The Sims 3 Screens, Trailer
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Mac Games News for Friday, May 22, 2009

IMG Reviews Boggle8:27 AM
Bionic Heart Visual Novel Enters Closed Beta6:00 AM
Depths Of Peril Version 1.014 Released6:00 AM
First Avernum 6 Details Emerge, Christmas Release Planned6:00 AM
iGame Radio Logo Contest Deadline Today6:00 AM
LEGO Batman Reviewed6:00 AM
 
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