The Sims 3 Game Play Video Part 1 – 13 Minutes

The Sims 3

The Sims 3 is a highly anticipated simulation game published by Electronic Arts. The game debuted in June 2 for Mac and Windows. The Mac version is made possible in use of Transgaming‘s Cider port technology.

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This QuickTime video shows the first 13 minutes of game play of The Sims 3. It’s an introductory video that goes over game settings, steps in creating a family, characters, moving in a house and getting them jobs.   Continue reading

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box – Game Review

BurnOut Paradise: The Ultimate Box Mac Boot Camp
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MacHouse game rating: 8.5/10

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is a new car racing game published by Electronic Arts for PC. The game was released in February 5. It’s not a totally new game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 users because Electronic Arts published Burnout Paradise for these video game consoles on January 22, 2008.

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box consists of three expansion games on top of Burnout Paradise (Paradise Cars). Burnout Paradise Bikes is a motorcycle version of Paradise Cars. According to Criterion Games, the game developer, Burnout Paradise Bikes comes with ’38 new against-the-clock race events.’ Apart from the multiplayer game of Burnout Paradise, Burnout Paradise Party lets you compete with as many as 7 players. And Burnout Paradise Cagney adds three more challenges including Road Rage, Stunt Run, Marked Man on top of Race plus new cars and other features.

Burnout Paradise isn’t exactly a typical car racing game. Typical ones let you buy parts after entering and winning a competition, right? You won’t buy parts or vehicles in this game. You will drive like crazy all the time. But this game isn’t crazy enough to make you run over pedestrians.

BurnOut Paradise: The Ultimate Box Mac Boot Camp
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For those who haven’t played Burnout Paradise, I can tell you that this is the most complicated car racing game that I have ever played. And let me tell you why I think so. While playing the game, press the escape key, and you will see Driver Detail. The ultimate goal of this game is to reach 100% completion. Screenshot 01 shows that my completion percentage is 29%. In order to reach 100% completion, you will have to do a lot of different tasks including winning challenges, ruling roads, smashing fences, breaking billboards and more.   Continue reading

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest with Boot Camp – The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Game Play Video Part III & IV – 26 Minutes

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Mac Boot Camp

These two QuickTime movies show a game play of The Lord of the Rings: Conquest. These game play videos come from the War of the Ring Campaign and its third level Mines of Moria and fourth level Osgiliath.

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Maybe, the second level was entertaining for some people. But I can tell you that the third and fourth levels are a bit boring and too short.   Continue reading

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest with Boot Camp – The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Game Play Video Part II – 18 Minutes

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Mac Boot Camp

This QuickTime movie shows a game play of The Lord of the Rings: Conquest. This game play comes from the War of the Ring Campaign and its second level Isengard. The following 18-minute QuickTime video contains all cinematic movies.

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Some people may find the first game play video of The Lord of the Rings: Conquest that we released a few days ago a little boring. Hopefully, they will find this game play video more exciting. In this level, I played the following classes: Archer, Scout, Warrior and Mage (Gandalf as hero). Scout may not be a very powerful unit. But his Cloak attack is powerful enough to kill Grima Wormtongue in one strike by sneak-approaching and standing right behind him. Another interesting aspect of this level is that you will play an Ent almost at the end. You can smash and kill a few bad guys at a time with just one strike.   Continue reading

Mirror’s Edge with Boot Camp – Mirror’s Edge Game Play Video – 23 Minutes

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Mirror’s Edge is one of the latest games released by Electronic Arts. It was released in January 13th just as The Lord of the Rings: Conquest was. Mirror’s Edge was developed by Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment (DICE), a game developer in Stockholm, Sweden. According to its website (www.dice.se), they have developed Shrek, Rallisport Challenge, Battlefield 1942 , Midtown Madness 3 and more in the past.

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So what kind of game is Mirror’s Edge? It’s a bit difficult to describe it. It’s a first-person action game where you play the character of Faith Connors. She is a Runner, a person who physically delivers messages. She is good at jumping from one building to another, running away from enemies. So this game is kind of the modern version of Prince of Persia 2008. You spend quite a lot of time figuring out where to go and how to get ‘there.’

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I won’t say this is a good or bad game. I can tell you that the graphic quality in depicting city life is pretty good. Nonetheless, the audio quality is bad. Traffic noise is so loud that you can’t hear what Faith, her sister and other people are talking about. Traffic noise can be annoying even while Faith is inside a building.

This QuickTime movie shows a game play of Electronic Arts’ latest game Mirror’s Edge. The following 23-minute QuickTime video contains all cinematic movies.   Continue reading