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Have you been wanting to live the University life in The Sims 3? Well, now you can with the launch of The Sims 3: University Life available now on Mac and PC. You can now leave home and attend a university of your choice as you go off to explore the college life with crazy parties, earn your degree and meet new people along the way. Here’s a break down   Read More ...

Categories: EA, Mac, News, PC

For those players that have been solely using their Macs in hopes of playing LEGO Lord of the Rings can now rest easy. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be releasing the newest LEGO title based on Lord of the Rings franchise. The game will be available for $29.99 in the US and £19.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €24.99 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. When the game releases it’ll be   Read More ...

Categories: Mac, News, TT Games, Warner Bros

The Football Manager series has dominated the market. It has become the only real football management sim left (occasionally there is a new one or two from SI Games’ competitors, but it’s becoming increasingly rare). Some say this is a bad thing as it means that SI Games and SEGA don’t need to do much every year to keep their illustrious fanbase. The question is; have they got complacent with   Read More ...

Valve announced today that the new downloadable content that was originally scheduled for the summer release is now available for download. How much will this DLC cost you? It’s for the absolute low low price of free! It is now ready to download for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and will be automatically downloaded for Steam users on PC and Mac. In “Peer Review”, you and a friend continue the story   Read More ...

Bethesda released the minimum system requirements for the PC version of RAGE today. The game is definitely shaping up to be graphically impressive and will showcase the new id Tech 5 engine. So, read on below to see if your PC will be able to handle Rage…Rage releases on October 7 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Mac/PC (via Steam).

Valve announced today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be using Steam and Steamworks.   You’ll be able to use to pre-order the game via pre-purchase on Steam. The game will be releasing worldwide on November 8th. The PC version of the game will  have two versions that are powered by Steamworks as both a digital version and a tangible version. Offline play will also be supported by   Read More ...

Categories: Activision, Mac, News, PC, Worldwide

Sorry for another Valve-related news story but the gaming leviathan has just sent this new Portal 2 trailer over and we thought we would share. There’s going to be one of these every week in the run up to the game’s release, so look forward to them! I think we can put our differences behind us, for science. You monster.

Valve has today released a Steam Client update that introduces the SILK voice codec. That’s the same codec developed and used by Skype. SILK is supposed to provide a “significant improvement to Steam’s voice chat quality”, according to the press release. Steam voice chat is available for both one-on-one and group chats. It works on both the regular desktop and while a user is in a game. We’ll send the   Read More ...

Categories: Mac, News, Online, PC, Steam, Valve, Voice

Blizzard has made many of the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm dungeons easier with patch 4.06. Oddly though, this goes against Blizzard defending the difficulty of Cataclysm’s Heroic dungeons this week. They said they won’t be made easier, but yet they have been merely days after that statement. The 4.06 patch notes highlight a few other fixes too, with bosses being made easier for more casual players. Also expect some class   Read More ...

Blizzard’s internal numbers have confirmed that they have sold 4.7 million copies of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm in one month. That’s more copies in one month than any other PC game. The third WOW expansion had previously broken day-one PC sales records by flogging 3.3 million copies back when it was released last year. Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime said: “We’ve been floored by the community’s response so far, and we’d   Read More ...

Apple has finally launched the App Store for Mac. It works just like the iOS version, with users being able to download applications from iTunes. If you buy or download a free app, it will immediately jump to the dock with an iOS-esque progress bar. Once the download completes, you can launch the app. Mac users can download the necessary updates right now. Strangely though, there seems to be lots   Read More ...

Categories: App Store, Apple, Mac, News

EA Partners has announced that they will be publishing Portal 2 on the PC, Mac, PS3 and 360 in shops on 21st April 2011. As always, Valve will be pushing title via Steam on the digital side of things. “Portal 2 is Valve’s most innovative title in the company’s history and will be launched with a first-class launch campaign this April,” said Valve marketing boss Doug Lombardi. “We’re excited to   Read More ...

Categories: EA, Mac, News, PC, PlayStation 3, Valve, Xbox 360

EA has confirmed that there will be a Limited Edition of standalone title The Sims Medieval. It will be released alongside the game in May 2011 and features three exclusive themed throne rooms (Barbarian, Dark Magic and Princess). Also expect two exclusive outfit sets: Monarch and the Executioner. The Sims Medieval pretty much does what it says on the tin. It’s The Sims in medieval times where you get to   Read More ...

Categories: EA, Mac, News, PC

Apple has finally slapped a date on their Mac App Store. It will be released on January 6th and will be available to OSX Snow Leopard users in 90 countries at launch. The app itself will be free. Purchased apps will run on all the user’s personal Macs, with updates getting delivered directly through the app store. Developers keep 70% of sales revenue and aren’t charged for free apps. They   Read More ...

The NPD Group has found that 29% of games purchased in the last three months were done so digitally. 47% of the digital buyers the group surveyed said they purchased their games from services like Steam. 42% bought their games through app stores or mobile phone carriers and 30% used console services like Xbox Live. People answering the survey said that they bought on average 3.1 (we’ll take that as   Read More ...

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