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4/1/10 – Lone Ghostbusting screen from The Sims 3 Ambitions

I was hesitant on posting this when I saw it posted over at the official Sims 3 forum (part of The Sims Team’s Easter egg hunt) because I thought it was a screen we have already seen before.  However this screen is new – it’s from the same setup and characters from the previous pic, but this one is focused on a single ghost.

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UK App Store – The Sims 3 World Adventures (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) now available

Missing Studios has informed us that for those who live in the UK can fire up their iTunes App Store and download The Sims 3 World Adventures for your iPhone and iPod Touch.  With a low price of £3.99, it’ll sale like hotcakes.  It’s also noted that in the description it includes support for the iPad.  Look to see this released in the US App Store very soon!

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Free Sims 3 download “Diva” dress

I can’t recall that I have posted this…Is this dress new?  I do remember posting one before but I don’t believe it was this one, and searching for “Diva” on this site did not yield any results.  So I suppose I’ll share with you guys :)

Thanks to Sims MX and all the others for mentioning this!

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4/1/10 – 7 new screens from The Sims 3 World Adventures (iPhone)

148 Apps published 7 new screens as well as a short article of information we’re already familiar with.

The game should – hopefully – be released sometime next week (if the April 5th/6th date is led to be true).

TS3WA8 TS3WA7 TS3WA6 TS3WA5 TS3WA4 TS3WA1 TS3WA2

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EA Mobile’s 80% off sale for Easter

Make no joke about it, EA Mobile is dropping many of their game’s prices this week to celebrate Easter. The only two EA/Maxis related ones are Spore Origins ($.99) and Spore Creatures ($1.99). A tad bummed that The Sims 3 did not get marked down. Many other games have also been cut, here’s the full list below.

  • SCRABBLE for iPhone & iPod touch – $2.99 (40% off)
  • MONOPOLY for iPhone & iPod touch – $2.99 (40% off)
  • The Simpsons Arcade for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (80% off)
  • The Game of LIFE for iPhone & iPod touch – $1.99 (33% off)
  • Madden NFL 10 for iPhone & iPod touch – $4.99 (29% off)
  • NBA Live for iPhone & iPod touch – $4.99 (29% off)
  • Dragon’s Lair for iPhone & iPod touch – $2.99 (40% off)
  • American Idol for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (50% off)
  • Mystery Mania for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (50% off)
  • SPORE Origins for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (50% off)
  • SPORE Creatures for iPhone & iPod touch – $1.99 (72% off)
  • BATLLESHIP for iPhone & iPod touch – $1.99 (33% off)
  • CONNECT 4 for iPhone & iPod touch – $1.99 (33% off)
  • Littlest Pet Shop for iPhone & iPod touch – $1.99 (33% off)
  • Anytime Pool for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (50% off)
  • SNOOD for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (67% off)
  • TRIVIAL PURSUIT for iPhone & iPod touch – $2.99 (40% off)
  • Clue for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (50% off)
  • BOGGLE for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (50% off)
  • YAHTZEE Adventures for iPhone & iPod touch – $1.99 (33% off)
  • Mass Effect Galaxy for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (50% off)
  • Star Trek for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (50% off)
  • Wolfenstein RPG for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (50% off)
  • Lemonade Tycoon for iPhone & iPod touch – $.99 (50% off)
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April Fools 2010 roundup

Got to be careful publishing any news for the day as it’s April Fools day!  Sites everywhere will do their best to prank you.  Some outrageous, some light-hearted and even some that are so good it’s easy to believe that it is true.  The following links below are some of the jokes taking place within the community.  If I spot a joke/prank or un-true story I’ll leave the link here :)

SimPrograms – You should have already seen the new site design if you use the main url address.  Many think that the site has been hacked, but that’s not the case.  It’s actually a tribute to all of the craptacular sites designed in the 90’s when the internet was brand new.  TheSidDog helped with the idea for it was him that introduced me to the hilarious site, The Oatmeal which features a comic ‘How a Web Design goes straight to Hell‘.

*BTW the above is a pic of my mule.  At times I’m pretty sure he thinks that.

Sims Network – Rosie from SNW is pretty convincing when it comes to April Fools prank, so to be honest I can’t really tell if this is actually true or not. I mean, it is something that can happen, and have happened with many sites in the community. She published an article that soon SNW and DeKDeS & Mogway Sims will merge into one.

Sims Network – A prank, but one that I wouldn’t mind seeing as Lego games rock! SNW received concept art for an upcoming MySims/Lego crossover.

Sim Parool – Will Wright has announced that his first true Stupid Fun Club project is an island in the Atlantic that he bought, naming it SimCity after his hit 1989 game.

Will states: “I have always been fascinated by the Earth and how things have been created. Now let me my own little piece of land in the ocean. From there, I would like my activities for the ‘Stupid Fun Club”. He’s currently taking input from the community on how the island should be constructed.

SimFans – managed to discover the next Stuff Pack, The Sims 3 Kitchen Accessories from an online retailer!

The Asian “Ridiculous” Store shows us the upcoming second Stuff Pack called “Sims 3 Küchen-Accessoires” (German title – engl. “The Sims 3 Kitchen Stuff”).

Create your own designer Kitchen!
Includes the brandnew warm fridge! – never seen before in Sims-Games! Now you can cook in your fridge and freeze mysterious gnomes in your oven!

New recipes awaiting your sims,
like wisecrackers and april stew with fresh ingredients!

Explore the new kitchen bars,
from the designers “well bite is half-chewed”

New jobs for kitchen-lovers,
like “plate washer” and “kitchen boy”!

New family-interactions!
Children can choose “bring beer to dad on the couch” to expand their new “bar man” skill-level early.
Children can choose “help mum in kitchen” to receive brand new rewards like “more pocket money” and “stay longer outside”.

Register your game to get access to exclusive hairstyles like “spaghetti hair”.

Rated “J” for Joke.

InfiniteSims – it sucks hanging upside down, but if you want to read their news it’s a must! Just be sure to do it quick, as your blood will start to flow to your head!

SimTimes – the Rabbids have invaded SimTimes, what are we to do (awesome design by the way, love those little guys)! They report that EA has announced plans to release The Sims 5, skipping the fourth installment.

The new Chief developer Anne Onym schwärmt of the new possibilities. So a team of Sims professionals have worked over a year to a new major features: the Sims can now finally in the sea swim! “It was really difficult, but ultimately our established resources have worth” Anne is cited. This unfortunately puts another planned feature on one of the AddOns. For the weather, the development team no longer had the necessary time.

But also here EA reassured the fans immediately. In future, it will no longer every six months publish a great AddOn but every four to six weeks bring a smaller expansion pack on the market. The topics is implemented to then range horticultural bishin weather effects. To fans to can compose perfectly their game at the end after their desires.

The Sims Zone – will we see Simlish replace the French language? The French parliament will take a vote tomorrow. The French love the Sims series, and many teenage girls already speak Simlish (even here I can’t understand them at times). If it is made official, teachers will have to brush up on their Simlish grammar and vocabulary.

Mod The Sims – don’t make them get medieval on you – to late, they already have! They are sporting a medieval theme complete with downloads and information in the ol’ renaissance way!

The Sims Slovenija – reports that The Sims 3 Ambitions has been delayed until August via a (fake) press release from EA. Here’s a snippet from a rough translation:

“Sorry, that should again, we don’t have a choice,” says Scott Evans, Chief Editor of the Sims Studio at EAju. “In the final version of the game testing potentially our testers unfortunately discovered a critical bug that could endanger the whole computer, not just the only game the Sims 3.” The head of the programming team at EAju, April Fools, says that “we must assume that it’s a minor error, it will be easy to resolve, but we are ušteli. Unfortunately it’s a lot of serious error that is located in the velikšnem part of the code written for the game you will need to change now. This is of course not to change so quickly, even if it is necessary to first find a way how to change the code so that it will all work together, as we imagined, and of course not be no damaging part of the nowhere. “

You can tell it is fake due to the fact that they report EA plans to fix the so called critical bug, not over the fact that the head of the programming team is April Fools :P (I kid, I kid)