- The Sims 4
- The Sims 3
- Other Sim Games
- Massively cute style
- Tons of fauna facts
- New multiplayer options
- Not a whole lot else new
- Not very exciting
- Probably won’t hypnotize kids for long
EA has teamed up with 10 artists over at Society6 to bring forth original pieces of artwork inspired by The Sims for its 10th year anniversary. EA will be promoting these pieces of art for sale. The following artists who were selected are:
Ben The Illustrator
Matt Lyon a.k.a. “C86″
The pieces of art will be revealed sometime during the end of January. By looking at their current artwork, something tells me that these pieces of art will not be something I’ld be willing to collect.
Special thanks to InfiniteSims for breaking the news!
Once again Cidade dos Sims has brought to our attention 6 new wallpapers based on the celebration renders that were released from EA today. Check them out if you are a fan of that website!
Date of Departure: The Sims 3: World Adventures out January 18
EA Mobile hasn’t said a word regarding a firm release date for The Sims 3: World Adventures on iPhone, but we’ve heard that it’s queued up for release Monday.
It make sense to us – the PC version of the expansion pack has been out for two months. The original announcement made by parent company EA slated the standalone iPhone version for a January release.
Guess what? It’s January and we’re keen on seeing World Adventures released.
Of course, this comes from an article published by PocketGamer in which they speak of various rumors in the media, so there is no telling if this is to be true. With only 3 screens released to the public and 3 days to go, you’d figure EA Mobile would advertise it more if this was the case. But then again, stranger things have happened…lets wait until Monday or Tuesday to see if this is true or not.
I have to post this one, as it appeared on my local newspaper’s website
This newest expansion doesn’t really do anything to the basic game. If you leave your Sim sitting at home, things play out pretty much as they’ve always done. But if you take your Sim on a vacation, suddenly the old familiar skill grind and work-eat-sleep dynamic is replaced by a simple yet innovative tomb-exploration mode, where you have to guide your Sim through ancient ruins to collect treasure that can be kept, sold, or traded for unique in-game advantages.
Two screens (well, one actual screen and a very tiny image) have surfaced their way onto the internet thanks to EA.
And the small one with thanks to SimsDomination:
Is it really a surprise that The Sims 3 takes the crown for the top 10 PC games of 2009? I mean, sure there are a lot of Warcraft nerds out there but they are nothing when compared to Sim fans…Well okay, actually they are more dedicated to their games. When was the last time you heard of someone that died from playing too much Sims and neglecting their real-life needs? And second note – way to go, Maxis. Glad to see Spore still hanging on (I did buy 2 copies in 2009)
1. The Sims 3
2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack
3. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
4. World of Warcraft: Battle Chest
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
6. World of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment
7. The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack
9. Dragon Age: Origins
10. Empire: Total War
That’s not to suggest it does anything badly. Graphically it looks suitable gaudy and shiny and all the squeaks and squelches are appropriately cute and cuddly. What’s perhaps the most appealing aspect is the way in which it attempts to let you leave your mark on the world. If you explore lots you’ll get a more exploratory creature, if you fight more you’ll get a better fighter. Alongside this you have the chance to ‘leave your mark’ by altering other creatures and generally mucking around with your surroundings. But it never goes far enough, it always keeps with what is comfortable, what is tediously generic.