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NPD PC Chart for the week ending on March 14, 2009

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Welcome back, Apartment Life and Spore to the NPD Chart of March 8th thru the 14th – missed you last week!  The Sims 2 Double Deluxe is holding strong at spot #3 while The Sims 2 Apartment Life and Spore are near the end of the list with the #7 and #8 spots.  Wonder what next week will bring…

1. Empire: Total War
2. World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack
3. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
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Sims 2 featured machinima: Bacteria

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Just received word today that Peter’s (aka ‘The Sid Dog’) latest machinima, Bacteria, made it onto the front page of TheSims2.com as a featured video!  Props to you, Peter for your fantastic work as a machinima artist!  You can check out his other video and works over at TheSidDog.com

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I’m your God now! *steals ladder*

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I normally don’t play a lot of PC games.  Just about every PC game that I have owned and played have been simulation/god games.  I don’t think it’s my thrill of playing god, I just find the games to simply be enjoyable.  Not to mention many of the games are customizable with user-created content.  Tech Radar brings an article about playing god in video games, with The Sims and SimCity being their fine points:

It doesn’t matter what the game is, and don’t pretend you’ve never done it.

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“And that’s a wrap!” – The Sims On Stage is closing

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Thanks to Snooty, I was tipped that EA’s karaokeo site The Sims on Stage will be closing it’s curtains on March 31.  All of the content on the site – songs, mashups, comedies, stories and poetry will be deleted off of their servers…so if you have anything published on that site, make sure you have it backed up!

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Sims, Barbies and Vampires – oh my!

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What does The Sims, Barbies and Vampires all have in common?  Examiner takes a look with their latest article “The Sims: an acceptable way for adults to keep playing with their Barbies“.

I thought I’d put Barbie and all her naughty tricks behind me until about four years ago in college when I discovered The Sims. For those of you who don’t know what that is, The Sims is a computer game wherein you invent characters and control every mundane aspect of their puny little lives.

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NPD PC Chart for the week ending on February 28, 2009: The Sims 3…er Warhammer takes #1 spot

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The NPD results from Feb. 22 thru 28 are a depressing bunch…Why?  Because we all know what game would of had the #1 spot, and for many weeks after.  That is not the case, however.  Nope, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II takes the gold medal. But EA/Maxis didn’t do too bad. They managed to take over 5 spots for the total amount of sales:

1. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn ff War II
2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack
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Write for The Sims! – EA/Maxis looking for freelance writers *Updated with more details*

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*Updated 3/4/09 with more details with a note from MaxioidHydra*

Hi Simmers,

By popular demand, here are some more details on what we’re looking for, with apologies for the perplexing vagueness earlier!

At this time, we are primarily looking for freelance writers to help out on our game manuals. There is the possibility that a writer could also be asked to work on in-game and/or marketing copy as well, but that is not our primary need. Our hope is to find several writers to use on an ongoing basis, as freelancers.

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