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FYI: Mac OS X Mountain Lion, More Max Payne 3 Media

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Announcements

  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion debuting Summer 2012 (via Apple)
  • Civilization V: Gods and Kings expansion pack coming late Spring 2012 (via 2K Games)

Media

Max Payne 3 Official Trailer #2

The news of a new Mac OS X release coming this summer literally came out of nowhere. Everybody is busy yapping about iPad 3 rumors and then Apple just updates their website and informs a few media outlets of this upcoming release.

There was no big press event and that’s okay. Like John Gruber said, they just had one last month for their iBooks 2 reveal and they will have one for the iPad 3. Apple needs to keep these events actual events, so it makes sense not to make a big kerfuffle for everything.

As for the upcoming update itself? I’m happy with what I’m seeing. The consolidation of iOS and OS X ideas is a good thing and gives me another reason to get an Apple TV. AirPlay!

I’m also very pleased to hear about the upcoming expansion of Civilization V which will add Religion and Espionage. Both of those features were added to Civilization IV via the Beyond the Sword expansion. I hope they also add Corporations and Random Events in the future as well.

Max Payne 3 continues to look great. The noire feel isn’t obvious, but I’m not fussing about that.

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