When Does SimCity Come Out For You… And A Question

I was doing some research this morning as I turned on my computer, and I stumbled across this posting on this SimCity blog back in February (Wow I can’t believe it’s March already!). They’ve answered this one question a lot during the daily livecasts (http://letsallbemayor.com/en/event/burn-some-coal is today’s), so I thought there might still be some people having trouble finding the information :)

(And graphics are way nicer, even if it is mostly text)

Along with that…

I had a question for you simmers and mayors out there; How many of you are planning on picking up either SimCity or The Sims 3 University next week? I’ve pre-ordered both myself (I’m a sucker for bonuses), but I know a lot of you don’t enjoy Origin, or would rather wait until they go on sale.. etc.

I’ve personally got a conundrum, which to play first? They both come out on Tuesday for me, which means a whole week of eye strain! Give me some feedback!


Personal Note from Spon1Player

Just a small message to let you know that I won’t be around on the site for the next few weeks until the 15th March (hopefully), as I am moving house over the weekend and will not have access to broadband :(

While I am not around you may not receive any replies to emails (or it may be slower than usual) and news may be a little slower. However, our awesome team of writers will be keeping you up to date with the latest from The Sims and SimCity. I have also enlisted the help of BlackEssence, a well-known Sims 2 machinima artist, and SeeMyu, who was a previous author on the website. Along with our current team of writers, they’ll continue to bring you the latest news. MapleSim will be taking the reigns on the site and take care of anything that occurs. I’m hoping I’ll be able to get mobile broadband so I can browse the internet.

This also means I will not be able to play the new SimCity until the 15th March! You’ll have to let me know what you all think of the game and of course University Life which is out on the same day.

See you all soon!



Two Livecasts Today!

Just wanted to remind everyone today that there are two livecasts that will be streaming later on. The first is the part that didn’t get fully looked at for The Sims 3 University Life during the last super-huge-cast. Check out the info below:

Hey Simmers! We are hosting another Live Broadcast on Friday, March 1st at 10am PST focused solely on The Sims 3 University Life. Producers Brittany Henry and Lauren McLemore will be back with a new live demo of The Sims 3 University Life and delving into some really exciting gameplay. Tweet us throughout the show @TheSims3 using the hashtag #TheSims3LB to ask questions, share your thoughts and interact with us! We’ll be taking questions from both Twitter and Cover It Live so send them in and we’ll get to as many as we can. Log onto http://www.origin.com/ts3_march_livebroadcast to view the Live Broadcast on March 1st. See you there!

We’ll have that up for you to watch along with us a little closer to the time :)

The second livecast is a continuation for the week-long SimCity series, Let’s All Be Mayor. Each day leading up to it’s North American release some SimCity staff play 4 HOURS WORTH of game based on the theme of the day. Day One was Disaster City, then Casino City, and yesterday was Green City. Today is “In The Shape Of….” so it should be interesting. Neat points on the series; the playthrough is pretty much completely controlled by the viewers, as they make polls every couple of minutes regarding how the city should develop (to some pretty funny results). The second point is that they have been joined almost each day with someone who had a hand in the game’s development for quite a while, and they take questions while controlling the game with your desires.

That broadcast starts in just under 4 hours, so if my math stands you could check it out first then scoot over to University for a while and scoot back… if you were so inclined :)




Another SimCity Beta!

It seems that there is another last-minute beta for SimCity prior to it’s collective launch next week, and this one is a little different. I opened up my inbox this morning and (poof!) there’s another invite! It also mentions that this one is a full-unlock, so it sounds like it may be a view of the game’s Sandbox Mode, where the player doesn’t have to build specific things to unlock specific things.

Keep an eye on your email inboxes I guess!


Get Schooled! – University Life Competition *Sticky*

Competition now closed! Winners to be announced soon.


Hey Simmers! Do you want to be in for a chance to win some awesome Sims merchandise such as a University Life poster or a Sims wristband? (We’re saving the womans t-shirt for another time).

All you have to do is send an email to [email protected] and describe your dream expansion pack! Be original and think out of the box – it can be anything you want to see in The Sims! We will pick our favourite entries to win one of the 5 prizes available and send them out to you in the mail.

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