EA to Release Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion Pack

Maxis and Electronic Arts have good news for all you werewolf and vampire lovers out there. Sims 3 Supernatural is coming to stores September 4, an expansion pack that will allow gamers to create and nurture a slew of supernatural characters. 

“With a variety of deep and mysterious supernatural lifestyles to choose from, The Sims 3 Supernatural allows players to dive into powerful new gameplay that showcases a darker side of The Sims,” Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio said in a statement. “This pack introduces a fresh perspective while maintaining the characteristic playfulness, humor and innovation of our studio.”

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Diablo III Sets New Record for Fastest Selling PC Game

Diablo III is now the fastest selling game in PC history. The epic role-playing adventure game sold an astounding 3.5 million copies within 24 hours of going live and nearly doubled that number its first week on shelves. Blizzard has sold around 6.3 million copies of Diablo III since the title’s midnight release on May 15.

“We’re definitely thrilled that so many people around the world were excited to pick up their copy of Diablo III and jump in the moment it went live,” Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, said in a release. “We're pleased that Diablo III has lived up to players' high expectations, and we're looking forward to welcoming more players into Sanctuary in the days ahead."

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New Website Answers the Question “Can I Stream It?”

Finding out whether a particular movie is available for streaming is a surprisingly onerous task. Some content isn’t available at all, while other media is available on Hulu but not Amazon Prime, or Netflix but not iTunes. It’s enough to give anyone a headache. Thankfully, a new website called Can I Stream It? eliminates much of the hassle that comes with researching streaming options.

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Gamers to Battle Futuristic Robots in "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2"

Last night, Treyarch debuted the first trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and many fans were surprised by the premise of the new game. Rather than battle human soliders in past or present day settings, as has been the case in previous Call of Duty games, Black Ops 2 gamers will battle robots of the future - hijacked automated defense drones, to be exact.

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Report: Era of Game Consoles Coming to an End

Over the last twelve years, various versions of the Xbox, Wii, and PlayStation have been the center of the gaming industry. However, according to a recent report the age of game consoles is coming to an end.

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Virgin Produced, ACTV8.ME Join Forces to Create Interactive TV Content

Thanks to a new deal between Virgin Produced and tech company ACTV8.ME, viewers will be able to interact with more of their favorite television programs. The companies today announced they are joining forces to “ACTV8” current hit shows, as well as create new interactive TV programming.

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YouTube to Launch New Horror Channel - BlackBoxTV

On Friday, April 13th, YouTube will officially launch BlackBoxTV, a new online television station dedicated to the horror genre. The folks at Bloody Disgusting sat down with BlackBoxTV creator Tony E. Valenzuela and producer Anthony E. Zuiker (CSI) to learn what sort of chills the new channel will serve up. Here are a few of the interview highlights:

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Music Site OurStage.com Launches New Web Series

Music reality shows are all the rage, and OurStage.com, an music site featuring over 200,000 undiscovered artists, plans to get into the game with a new web series featuring music industry experts and top-ranked musicians who hope to make it big.

“With the flood of reality music shows that primarily focus on karaoke singers, we want to use this very popular medium to showcase real artists who have a bonafide shot at a long-term career once they get discovered,” said Ben Campbell, OurStage.com Founder and CEO.

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Steve Jobs Movie May Be Made by Sony Pictures

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The Steve Jobs biography that everyone has been anticipating will be available sooner than expected. Originally slated for a 2012 release, Simon & Shuster now reveals that the book by former CNN chairman and Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson will be released October 24th.

Plus, Sony Pictures is already trying to buy the rights for the authorized biography so the studio can make a movie.

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Netflix Cancels Plans to Split DVD, Streaming Services

It seems Netflix won’t split its DVD and video streaming services after all.

Last month, CEO Reed Hastings announced that Netflix would push the company’s DVD rental service to a new website called Qwikster while Netflix would be reserved for streaming only. Under the new plan, customers who wished to stream movies and watch DVDs would have to maintain two separate accounts and pay two separate charges, a proposal that infuriated many Netflix customers.

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