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Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an even more intense story experience, following two of gaming’s most disturbed criminals, through the gritty Shanghai underworld. Introducing a new visual experience, Kane & Lynch 2™: Dog Days is inspired by documentary filmmakers and the user-generated era. Every aspect of the game has been designed to deliver a fresh perspective to the words ‘intensity’ and ‘realism’ in video games.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

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Plot Summary: From the team that brought the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy to the big screen, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," an epic action-adventure set in the mystical lands of Persia and based on the video game of the same name. A rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Gemma Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Red Dead Redemption

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America, early 1900’s. The era of the cowboy is coming to an end. When federal agents threaten his family, former outlaw John Marston is sent across the American frontier to help bring the rule of law. Experience intense gun battles, dramatic train robberies, bounty hunting and duels during a time of violent change. Red Dead Redemption is an epic battle for survival in a beautiful open world as John Marston struggles to bury his blood-stained past, one man at a time.

Open world: It’s the biggest and most action-packed world ever made. Experience a treacherous and unpredictable open world spanning miles of rugged terrain: from townships thriving on vice and corruption, ghost towns, gang hideouts, and military outposts to the mountains, deserts, and plains where violent looters, rebels, bandits, and deadly animals prey on the weak in a never-ending battle for survival.

A fight for survival: Betrayed by the government, his family kidnapped, former outlaw John Marston is forced to pick up his guns once again to track down and eliminate his former comrades-in-arms. Fight to survive the lawless frontier as you storm gang hideouts, search for treasure, rob or protect trains, and track criminals for bounty. Hunt animals for skins and duel enemies for money and fame, then risk your reputation and your winnings drinking, shooting, and gambling from town to town.

Gun battles: Take up arms in brutal battles, from intense personal duels to full-scale war using shotguns, pistols, sniper rifles, explosives, and the very first automatic weapons. Use a sharpshooter’s Dead Eye skill to take down enemies with deadly accuracy in dramatic Western-style gunfights.

Honor or Infamy: Choose Honor or Infamy as you decide who to rescue and who to kill, opening up new opportunities with each decision you make.

Visual Lizard helps the Winnipeg Art Gallery win a 2010 Signature Award for Best Website

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Visual Lizard is proud to announce that one of our design partners, Velocity Branding, has won the 2010 Signature Award for best website as well as a people's choice award.

The team here at Visual Lizard put an incredible amount of time and keystrokes into developing the site. We enjoyed participating in the realization of the design and vision that Velocity, the WAG, and Visual Lizard brought to the site. We are also proud to be recognized for our programming ability.

The site runs on our Catalyst Content Management System, which makes editing the site extremely easy and allows staff at the Winnipeg Art Gallery complete control over the content in the site. For WAG.ca, we developed a sophisticated template system that provides a degree of layout choices, which would normally be reserved for hand coded pages.

We look forward to working with Velocity Design on future projects and we sincerely hope you enjoy using the WAG.ca site as much as we do.

Robin Hood

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Plot Summary: Oscar winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as "Robin Hood," whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.

The untitled Robin Hood adventure chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

Valve Releases Steam For Mac

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On Wednesday afternoon, Valve Software officially released Steam, their video game launch platform and online store, for Mac. Steam had been a service exclusively for PC users since launched it in 2004. This year, however, Valve has not only ported it over to the Mac, but given it a visual refresh!

Steam for Mac

The Steam client downloads as a DMG file, and installs fairly easily, though, as John Gruber discovered, there were some odd decisions in the build. All the elements of the PC version are here, such as the built-in Steam Community. A new feature with this launch, however, is Steam Play, which allows customers to purchase a game once and play it on all Steam supported platforms. Gamers who have previously purchased games on Steam will find them available in their account on the Mac as they are released.

Steam for Mac

One of the best features of this launch is that Valve is allowing any Steam user to download Portal for free until May 24th! Powered by Valve’s Source Engine, this FPS puzzle game has earned critical praise and won several game-of-the-year awards, and is well worth trying out. Naturally, giving away this game only adds to the anticipation for it’s upcoming sequel.

Steam for Mac

Valve has announced that on subsequent Wednesdays, additional collections of Mac titles will become available, each designed to highlight specific functionalities of Steam on the Mac. We suspect that more Source games, such as Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead, will be staggered over the next couple weeks to keep the community interested in the platform. But with sixty-three titles at launch, several good bundles and some fantastic games, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t dive in right now. :D