Mother Russia was released on The Sims 3 Store in November 21st 2013. The original price of this set is 1,900 SimPoints (it’s on sale right now and sale price is 1,600 SimPoints). Sale ends on 12/03/13. I am really in love with the CAS assets! They are so beautifully done, well designed and have the Russian touch. I hope you enjoy the rest of my Review!
As The Sims 4 is on the horizon and new consoles are hitting the market, gamers have one question – what happens to all my achievements? Honored will answer that question. Honored is a free online destination for gamers to chronicle their video game achievements across multiple gaming platforms, celebrate those achievements socially, and offers physical goods in the form of badges to display triumphantly in the real world.
On top of all this, they have confirmed that we will be able to track and archive The Sims 3 Base Game achievements too! So prepare to collect physical Sims 3 achievements!
SAN FRANCISCO – Announced via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Honored (gethonored.com) is a free online destination for gamers to chronicle their video game achievements across multiple gaming platforms, celebrate those achievements socially, and offers physical goods in the form of badges to display triumphantly in the real world.
Members will be able to connect with other gamers, share their gaming accomplishments across social media and optional high quality badges can be purchased to proudly display achievements at all of the events and conventions where gamers gather to celebrate the culture of games.
Individuals who contribute become eligible for closed beta access in addition to rewards, ranging from physical badges, signed posters and the creation of their own unique badges.
This crowdfunding effort is live now and can be found on Indiegogo: (http://gethonored.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1a74c62c24d9c331a5ba7adde&id=558bc22df6&e=da1a9ea7a2).
“You’ve invested years of playtime into improving your Gamerscore and collecting achievements, but those achievements are locked away behind each game system’s wall garden, until now. That’s why we’ve created Honored,“ said J Eckert, founder and CEO of Honored. “The passionate community of gamers worldwide wants to recognize each other’s epic achievements, and have a tangible real-world way of representing them. Imagine, 20 years from now, opening up a shoe box, and digging through a treasure trove of badges highlighting a beloved era of gaming in your life.”
We are also partnering up with LANFest to dish out embroidered badges at LAN parties all across the country, and the first stop is Atlanta, GA starting on January 3rd 2014. Time to bust out the bullet points again because there is a lot to cover:
If you attend a LANFest event starting in 2014, you get both a physical embroidered badge and a code for the digital version, on site in the swag bag.
- Every LANFest badge will be customized for each event
- If you place in the Top 3 for any LANFest tournament, you get another set of badges both physical and digital
- In the future, Honored will be sending limited profile data to LANFest so you can show off your no-lag environment entitlements on your LANFest profile (in other words, badges you get for attending LANFest can be shown on your LANFest profile, once LANFest and Honored get their APIs integrated at a later date)
We hope you’ll be able to support and fund Honored through their IndieGoGo campaign. You may recognise someone on the team too
This news does not relate to Maxis/EA game titles
Several months ago Ocean Quigley, Dan Moskowitz and Andrew Willmont, who were developers on SimCity and other various titles, left Maxis to create their own indie studio Jellygrade.
The first gameplay video of their upcoming fluid simulation game, which will be available on mobile platforms, has been published online and thought it’d be something interesting to share with everyone.
SimGuruSmitty, who was one of the SimGuru’s that worked at The Sims 3 Store, has announced on Twitter that yesterday was her last day at EA. It’s such a shame to see Lisa leave EA but I wish her all the best for her future as she moves to another part of California.
Thank you for everything Lisa! <3
It’s with a heavy heart that I announce that today is my final day at EA. It’s bittersweet because I’m sad to leave but happy because my husband and I are moving to another part of California for some new adventures! Thank you all for being a part of my journey with me from the original SimGuruTatertot to the SimGuruSmitty you know today.
I hope you enjoy my magnum opus, The Sims ™ 3 Roaring Heights announced today! And I hope that you enjoy playing in my world as much as I’ve enjoyed having you all in mine.
Happy Simming Everyone! I’ll be LOLing with you for many Sim years to come.