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The Next Big Thing Now Available
6:09 AM | IMG News | 2 comments

Focus Interactive's new adventure game, The Next Big Thing, is now available for purchase from The humorous title is set in a Hollywood where monsters are real and make their living acting in movies. Players help solve a variety of puzzles and mysteries along the way.

The Next BIG Thing is the new, hilarious adventure gem from the creators of Runaway. A great adventure game in high definition, loaded with laughs, tributes, mysteries and wacky puzzles!

Thanks to a production worthy of a great animated movie, an awesome soundtrack, delightful dialogue and a great art style, The Next BIG Thing will make you live an unforgettable adventure which brilliantly takes players across the fantastic movie genres of a totally crazy Hollywood.

What if horror movies' monsters were actually played by real monsters? And what if they were now forced to play in movies for kids, romantic comedies or even musicals? And what would happen if, eventually, they were to rebel?

In that context, Liz Allaire, talented journalist who can't count up to 4, and Dan Murray, a tough macho who can't stand beetles, attend the horror movies award ceremony… there is the starting point of an incredible story, full of twists and turns! Help Liz and Dan solve the numerous mysteries of an amazing adventure that you won't forget any time soon!


  • Solve numerous puzzles and mysteries
  • Meet wacky characters and monsters
  • Explore dozens of colorful places
  • A production worthy of a great animated movie
  • Movie-like musical score and English voice-over
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Processor: Intel 2.0GHZ equivalent, or higher
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB
  • Video Card: : 256 MB ATI Radeon X800/Intel GMA 3000/NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or Higher
The Next Big Thing is available for pre-order for $29.95. Check out the site below to learn more.

The Next Big Thing
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Keeping City Of Heroes Up To Date
6:09 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Paragon Studios recently released a May Producer's Letter focusing on updates to the company's super hero themed MMO, City of Heroes. The posting offers insight into how the developers handle the process of updating older content, and how they integrate all new content into the game world.

One of the drawbacks of updating existing content is that the original content is replaced. When we make these updates, we go to great lengths to avoid permanently removing things from the game. Fortunately, the Menders of Ouroboros give you the ability to experience some of this legacy content in its original state, or near to, and you can still play the old version of Story Arcs or Task and Strike Forces if you wish. When we must remove content, we try to bring it back when we have the technology or a great idea about how to make it work. In recent years we have revived the Cathedral of Pain and the Calvin Scott Task Force after long hiatuses. I certainly can't promise that we won't ever need to remove something from the game, but we give a great deal of consideration to the ways we can keep familiar favorites around when the time comes to make a change. In the end, if we can keep something around without sacrificing our ability to improve the game, we make every effort.
Read more at the page below.

City of Heroes: May Producer's Letter
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Grand Strategy 2.0 Released For Commander - Europe At War
6:09 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Slitherine and Matrix Games have announced that the Grand Strategy 2.0 expansion for Commander – Europe at War is now available for Mac and Windows PCs. The expansion was created by the Europe at War community and is free to anyone who owns the game.

This expansion has taken years to produce and thousands of man hours from a dedicated collection of people from artists to programmers, manual writers and layout experts. The end result takes this great game to a whole new level. Some of the biggest changes are listed here:
  • Airborne divisions and para-drops
  • Cross platform multiplayer support for PC vs Mac
  • German SS and Soviet Guards Elite Units
  • Amphibious landings against defended coastal hexes
  • Geo-political elements, which include:
    • French armistice (which the axis may accept or reject)
    • Early Italian entry if insufficient allied naval presence in the Med
    • Tension in the Balkans
    • Spanish activation as axis or allied minor ally
    • Turkey activation as axis or allied minor ally
    • Finnish armistice
    • Romanian and Bulgaria surrender and activation as allied minor ally
    • Consequences for allied aggression (e.g., UK invasion of Ireland).
  • Canadian, Australian, Polish and Indian Commonwealth units and leaders
    Headquarter units
  • More and greater variability of leadership ranging from Army Groups (Fronts), Armies and Corps
  • Ferry crossings
  • Ability to swap positions of two units of the same service type (i.e., ground, air or naval).
  • Reinforcement of sub groups at sea
  • Leased air bases (Azores, Iceland, Greenland)
  • Malta naval and air bases factor into the interdiction and counter-interdiction of axis supply of North Africa
  • Allied Interdiction of Swedish Iron Ore to German
  • Scripted construction of Atlantic Wall Fortresses
  • Many more improvements - too many to list to here!
For more information follow the links below.

Commander - Europe At War Grand Strategy 2.0
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The Sims 3: Generations Screenshots Available
6:09 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

New screenshots are now available for Electronic Arts' The Sims 3: Generations expansion pack. In the add-on players are able to "take the reins and act out life’s most humorous and memorable moments from childhood to teenage years to adulthood" in the new expansion pack.

From new celebrations to dramatic life events, The Sims 3 Generations offers gamers all-new ways to express their Sims’, characters unique to The Sims, creativity. Players will be able to capture and keep track of their Sims’ life moments with in-game cameras and upload and share their Sims’ memories and Facebook via the new memory system. Players start off in the imagination-fuelled world of childhood, where they can take dance classes, misbehave with their imaginary friend or goof around in one of three themed tree houses; space rocket, wooden shack or princess. Players may then move on to embrace the drama of the teen years by pulling elaborate pranks such as exploding toilets, color dye in the shower or ding dong ditch, become prom king or queen, or forget the school dance and throw a raging party at their parents’ house. There will be even more creative options to explore with a brand new chemistry set, but they’ll need to use caution, or their Sims might turn themselves into a ghost. As adult Sims, players ride the wave of freedom. They can attend or plan bachelor and bachelorette parties, throw lavish weddings, and go through a mid-life crisis where they may change their hair, style, and more. With a wealth of new options and activities, Sims’ lives are sure to be more interesting in The Sims 3 Generations.

Key Features:

  • New Activities: Sims of every age can have fun! Kids can attend ballet class, hang out in tree houses, or have fun on new playground equipment. Teens can host raging parties, pull pranks, and attend school dances. Adults can suffer midlife crises, and those who engage in extra-marital affairs will face the rumor mill. And so much more!
  • New Celebrations: Whether it’s a hilariously out-of-control bachelorette party, an all-teen party while the parents are out, or a high school graduation, new ways to celebrate life will make every age more fun!
  • New Drama Unfolds: From snubbing school peers to being the focus of neighborhood gossip and even bachelor party hi-jinks, hilarity will ensue when life goes off the beaten path.
  • Find new ways to be creative: Sims will be able to tinkerwith chemistry sets, play in forts, and record with video cameras. Additionally, the new memories system allows players to build a scrapbook and post their memories on Facebook for all of their friends to see.
Head over to the links below for more information.

Worthplaying: The Sims 3 Generations Screenshots
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Mac Games News for Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Blizzard Releases Diablo III Class Wallpapers6:00 AM
No Gravity Now Available From Macgamestore6:00 AM
Quake Live News6:00 AM
StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Details Unveiled6:00 AM
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