By theblackscorpion

The Black Scorpion loves anything Maxis. The Black Scorpion especially loves The Sims and SimCity franchises (excluding Societies). I am a Texan, but not by choice. I am a so-so cook. I sometimes refer to myself in third person. That is all for now... or is it? Muahahaha!!!

An Update on The Sims 3 & Little Kids Rock!


So remember sometime last year EA had special versions of the guitar and other stuff for buying Simpoint bundles? Well portions of the money from each bundle sale went to Little Kids Rock! is a national nonprofit that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. Check out this short thank you video by the kids.

The Cowplant Is Now Available For Individual Purchase!


HEY! HEY! KIDS! (Does Krusty Laugh) That crazy Cowplant is FINALLY available by itself! That means you don’t have to buy that whole set of decor items or do that wishlist thing to get it!

Thanks to 50/50 Sims for the dip!

EA Spain, The Sims 3 Demo and Free Games


So EA Spain is currently doing this contest/giveaway thing. All you gotta do is make a Sim in the Sims 3 Demo and take a screen shot of it and share it on their twitter page. They will select four winners each week. See below for more info.

When does it start and when the contest ends?

The contest begins on January 13 and end on February 3 at 23:59 pm (Spanish hour) in 2012.

Who can participate?

Everyone over 18 years living in Spain (Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla)

What are the prizes?

12 codes (one per winner) to download from The Sims 3 and 4 games Sims 3 signed by La Oreja de Van Gogh (one winner).

How to choose the winner?

The criteria for selecting the best catches are based on originality and creativity of the same. These qualities will be judged by a jury composed of employees of Electronic Arts Spain. How will you know if you’ve been the winner? Once selected the winner we will contact them on Monday February 6 through a direct message on twitter. In the event that the winner does not respond within a week the prize will be forfeited.

How to participate?

1. Follow on Twitter @ LosSims3EA
2. Play the demo of The Sims 3 and make a screenshot to your SIM in your living room designed by you.
3. Tweeting the picture followed by # Sims3gratis @ LosSims3EA


– Participation is free for participants.

– The image must be a screenshot made with the game ‘The Sims 3 teaser’.

– Participants may compete before the agreed deadline (3 February 2012), after which they are not entitled to participate.

– Electronic Arts Ltd reserves the right to refuse to tender those shares that are not original, have been manipulated, copied, or in bad taste.

– You are not allowed the substitution of prizes for cash or other goods or services.

– Each user can enter as many times as you want but you can only get a prize.

– By participating in the competition entrants accept and agree to accept these Terms and Conditions.

– The contest is subject to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for Electronic Arts.

Sims Galore Says Goodbye Forever…


Tears of sadness fill the void caused by EA’s treatment of The Sims Franchise. Today Sims Galore announced that they will shut down on February 1st. Read below for more info.

The End is Approaching as I have officially decided to join Simlish Sims and InfiniteSims and to close the site down. The main reasons are I have been doing this since 2008 and now I have purely lost all my interest in The Sims and I haven’t purchased an EP/SP since Generations. I have no energy to do this and my priorities have shifted to other things and I’m also getting older and there is much better things I should be doing than this.

I will continue to post until Wednesday 1st February 2012. I want to thank you all for visiting over the 3 years I have been doing this and to all the fansites who have help, especially SimCookie. I’m not sure what will happen after 1st, but I’ll probably keep paying the host until the domain expires in October.

Thanks again,



Dr Pepper-EA Promo Ending Soon!


Oh, no! OH, YEAH!!! Shut up Koolaid Man! Oh… Hi. Yes it’s sad but true. Soon the deal/promo/in game advertising agreement between EA and my beloved Dr Pepper will END! That’s right. It’s GAME OVER man! No, not really. As you can still get many of the items for free via the in-game store via in-game store advertising in buy mode. Get them whilst you can! Hurry! Vamos! Do it or be destroyed! Muahahahahaa!!! 😉

Tanks 2 SimsVIP 4 da tip!