"Electronic Arts has revealed a new trailer for The Sims 3, celebrating the holiday season with the usual reverential humour associated with the brand. The Sims 3 is a hugely popular videogame across multiple formats, and this winter sees plenty of new content being brought to fans of the title."

"Fire up the Time Portal and get ready to send your Sims hundreds of years into the future with The Sims 3: Into the Future, a new expansion pack coming soon. Your Sims will experience a new way of life thanks to new future technology, as can be seen in this brand new trailer."

GG3 gets more Sims 3 news with the latest expansion announcements. Not one but 2 additions are on the way. In Movie Stuff, people will get some thematic content to spice up their worlds, while Into the Future adds new and possibly dangerous adventures. There's also a video and stuff, for those that want to get a taste.

"New adventures await your Sims on the sunny shores and beneath the glistening water of an island paradise. From today, The Sims 3 players can set sail for adventure, be it by paddleboat or speedboat your Sims can now leave port to discover new lands and explore like never before, from inter-island travel to discovering their own uncharted island."

"Launching today exclusively via The Sims 3 Store, The Sims 3: Dragon Valley is the latest add-on pack for the hugely popular The Sims 3. In The Sims 3: Dragon Valley, life is full of mystical surprises."

"Get ready for The Sims 3: Dragon Valley, the newest digital world to join The Sims 3 franchise. Set for release later this month, Electronic Arts has revealed a brand new video to showcase just what the Sims will be letting themselves in for with The Sims 3: Dragon Valley."

"Dropping anchor this June is The Sims 3: Island Paradise, an expansion pack filled with adventure, exploration and a world of new discoveries set on the sunny shores and beneath the glistening water of a tropical paradise. Celebrating the confirmation of a release date, Electronic Arts have revealed a new trailer for The Sims 3: Island Paradise."

GG3 is back with more Sims-related news. EA has announced yet more content for The Sims 3, called Dragon Valley. Go back to the medieval age with a set of screenshots and a video.

"The rating system allows you to keep track of what visitors like and dislike about your resort. It uses a similar format to travel or review sites, where each visitor that decides to can leave a star rating review, as well as complain about things they thought were lacking (noted in the live broadcast, visitors really wanted a hot tub). This feature will allow you to grow and develop with a purpose, rather that simply adding things that you want to see."

The expansion will introduce unique features related essentially to the sea – setting sail, building resorts and practicing aquatic sports are just a few possibilities. Check out the first screenshots of Island Paradise.

GG3 receives the latest news from EA. They'll be tying on another expansion to The Sims 3 called Island Paradise. Why not have a release date, screenshots and a video while you wait?

The newest expansion for The Sims 3, Island Paradise is bringing us several innovative new features, along with resurrecting an old favorite. Check out the preview video, presented by Casey Ferguson of Leviathyn.

"RGN writes, "The following image has appeared on Reddit forums. If you look closely you will see the image of a baby doll and/or baby being placed into the grill of a barbecue in EA Games' The Sims title...""

"A brand new expansion pack for The Sims 3 is available at retail stores from today, offering players the chance to achieve academic excellence, make new connections and part til they drop. The Sims 3: University Life promises to make learning more fun with new major objects from from broadcasting your own radio show as a Communications student to boning up on anatomy using the skeleton as a Science and Medicine major."

Gamesta.com gets the latest news from Electronic Arts and their continued support for The Sims. The latest expansion called The Sims 3: University Life mimics real life, in real life. It's so damn meta. Also, a trailer.

"The latest expansion pack for The Sims 3, The Sims 3: 70s, 80s And 90s Stuff is out today for PC. Give your Sims the hottest looks and coolest décor from yesteryear with The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff and bring back all the crazy trends, from feathered hair to parachute pants to console stereos as your Sims warp back in time."

"Electronic Arts has today release the latest expansion for the hugely popular The Sims 3 videogame, available now at retail stores throughout PAL territories. Players can let their Sims swim in the ocean on a hot summer day, bob for apples in the autumn leaves, test their snowboarding skill on the half pipe, or welcome spring showers with a walk in the rain and a colourful umbrella in the all new The Sims 3: Seasons expansion pack."

"Yesterday at EA’s Summer Showcase, they announced the latest expansion for the ever-popular Sims franchise, this expansion brings weather changes to The Sims 3 and much more in The Sims 3: Seasons.

EA showcased a ton of new activities at the show yesterday, as players can take their Sims for a swim in the ocean, exploring a previously unreachable part of the world as they cool down on a hot summer day or take the polar bear plunge by venturing into wintry waters. Sims can also build skill..."

"Electronic Arts has released a video parodying the Jubilee celebrations of The Queen. See Her Majesty parades the streets in her latest two-piece, joined by her loving family. See what antics Harry gets up to, witness the Kate Middleton style effect on the nation and spend hours hitting pause and rewind on what has become the world’s most adored behind."

GameShark. Game Genie. Action Replay. Who hasn't used them at one point or another? No? Then you must have found Missingno near Cinnibar Island or pulled out Niko's cell phone for some goodies. Either way, cheating can be fun and these are the best games to do it in.

The official European box art has been revealed for the upcoming PC exclusive simulation title from Electronic Arts, The Sims 3 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats.

"I was trawling through the draft articles on the site this week and found something I wrote last summer at the height of the riots in the UK. I do not know why this article never made it to be published, but I imagine it was because of laziness, holidays or generally because the riots ended before I made my point. Whatever the reason, prepare for a trip down nostalgia avenue where London is on fire and videogames are being used as a scapegoat for anarchistic behaviour."

"Last week, video game publisher Electronic Arts launched copies of their science fiction game Mass Effect 3 into space as part of a promotion for the final installment in that massively popular science fiction trilogy. Today they announced that they will continue shooting video games into space, starting with The Sims 3 Showtime Katy Perry Collector’s Edition."

"Steampowered.com is permitting customers to play the co-op online zombie survival game Killing Floor for free this weekend. Although this may appear to be overt Communist activity on American soil, it is actually a marketing tactic to entice customers into buying the game, which is on sale at 75% off for five dollars through this weekend."

Raptr, the leading social network for gamers, has released a new Raptr Report focusing on EA's blockbuster social game, The Sims Social. This report looks at EA's potential to dominate the social gaming space, how it captured more than 66 million players, and what EA learned from the king of social gaming, Zynga.

"Story in games have become completely different than they once were. When you think of series like Fallout and Mass Effect, a lot more is in your hands than Pac-Man ever had in his... uh... mouth? The point is, sandboxes and choose-your-own-adventure games have, over the past half-decade or so, been expanding to the point that it almost seems like every game has some kind of story choice in it."

"EA continues its line of Sims 3 item packs with the release of Town Life Stuff. Though not an expansion pack, Town Life Stuff will introduce several new venues, clothing lines, and aesthetic options for your characters."

Gamers are not always accepting of new people or new things so it is some what of a shocker that video games are adding more and more gay players. Gays have been more and more common in the last 2 years with games like dragon age 2 mass effect and sims all have gays in there games. Is this a good thing for video games? Do you think they should be pushing social issues in video games?

The amazing money factory that is The Sims has announced another new expansion, this one that is sure to be a hit if the past 2 games are any indication as it brings pets into the forefront, it's official, The Sims 3's next expansion is simply titled Pets.

Thinking of getting a 3DS? Joystick Division runs down all the details on the Nintendo 3DS hardware and launch software in anticipation of its American release this Sunday.

"Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play PlayStation phone will be landing in the UK on March 31, with six games readily-installed. The Android-powered device will launch on pay monthly deals with all the big UK networks."

After nearly 20 sequels and expansion packs on the PC, The Sims have finally made their way to home consoles. I must admit that I was a Sims virgin; I’d always been intrigued by what appeared to be a super casual game that had magically caught the attention of the public at large, but I was too busy eviscerating Nazis and pistol-whipping zombies to commit to something decidedly less… violent.

"The Sims are no strangers to the Nintendo DS, but previous iteration didn’t let players experience the gameplay they have grown to love on the PC. Sims 3 for the DS aims to change all that and sticks close to its roots in order to satiate your god complex on the go. While it does so admirably, it’s no surprise that it does have some shortcomings."

"Sims 3 Late Night expands the world of Sims once again by adding a slew of new content, as well as a few gameplay changes to shake things up a bit. Players live up the nightlife within Bridgeport, a sleepless city of glamorous celebrities and nightclubs packed with more vacant sex-appeal than an episode of Jersey Shore."

""And so maybe sometimes the Lord compels people who desperately needs to pee to stay in their kitchen eating TV Dinners until hot urine soaks their floor and they weep in shame. And, really, who can blame Him?""

"5. Need for Speed (NFS)-

The Need for Speed series has sold over 80 million copies. Those are some staggering numbers and if you’ve ever played the games in this series, you’ll see why they are so popular. There is something in the NFS series that just captures the interest of nearly anyone. You can pimp out your car however you choose and then drive it at incredible speeds and crash it if you feel like it for no apparent reason and with no worry about getting hurt or the money that will b..."

"Red Dead Redemption wannabe owners should keep an eye out on their local Toys R Us this Tuesday as they will have a $25 Gift Card available with purchase of the game. However, the deal is time limited and you have to be a Rewards R Us member. K-Mart and Amazon also are offering Gift Cards for this game."

Electronic Arts detailed the sales milestones reached by FIFA 10, Madden NFL 10, The Sims 3, Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Need for Speed Shift during the past fiscal year.

"The Wii version will offer an exclusive beach town with unique resident, traits, careers and lifetime wishes. The new “Life Moments” game will allow players to compete with one another to earn rewards as well as be able to complete several adventure quests that will require the player to explore their town and discover its secrets.

On the Nintendo DS, players can use the stylus to build their Sims’ homes with tools, draw walls and floors, and customize virtually everything from décor objec..."

"While on the job, the player has direct control over their Sims’ work and can choose how to spend their days. Opt to make house calls and save lives as a doctor or choose the devious route and test experimental medicine on patients; be the hero firefighter tackling raging infernos or smashing everything in sight at the victim’s home with an axe; or take a shot at solving cases as an investigator, nicely convincing sources to divulge secrets or roughing up perpetrators in a dark alley to get i..."

The Sims, a game which would eventually spawn one of the most prolific franchises in gaming history, was released on 4 February, 2000: ten years ago today.

"Following yesterday’s announcement that the The Sims 3 Create a World Tool - BETA is now available for download from the official The Sims 3 website, Electronic Arts has revealed the first details on the second expansion pack for the hugely successful third instalment in the much-love franchise."

"Electronic Arts’ The Sims Studio is putting the power of world creation directly into The Sims 3 players’ hands. Available from today as a free download from the official website, www.TheSims3.com, The Sims 3 Create a World Tool – BETA allows players to create and share unique new worlds that they design."

TorrenFreak lists the most pirated games of 2009 with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, grabbing top spot. It has had over 4.1 million downloads within the 2 months of it's release. Other games on the list include The Sims 3, Prototype, and Need for Speed Shift.

"While most PC games are also released for the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xboox 360; they normally offer a different experience than their console counterparts. This games offer the ability to modify your gaming experience or play other people's mods. There are also games that are only available for the PC. Here is a guide to five of the PC version's games, ones that stand out from the console ones and ones only for the PC."

So how did you guys like that New Moon movie? CINEMA GOLD, am I right? Yeah, we're not sure how that Stephanie Meyers woman comes up with all these original and awesome ideas, then pens book after book in eloquent writing. I mean, I picked up a book at the store once, and my eyes bled from the sheer crappiness greatness in her words.

Yeah anyway, if you've been keeping your nose buried in video games to avoid all things Twilight, you may wanna take a moment to check out EA's parody of t...

Yet another patch for The Sims 3 is available now, this one addressing an uninstall issue, and another for Mac users who were having conflicts with custom content.

You can grab the version 1.4 patch on The Patches Scrolls.

"Last week, information surfaced that Edge of Reality's upcoming slate may have unexpectedly been lightened. According to the LinkedIn profile of a former developer, Sega pulled the plug earlier this year on Cipher Complex, an espionage-themed modern-day action game originally announced in 2006. And though neither Sega nor Edge of Reality confirmed that situation, the studio remains at work on a number of high-profile projects for Electronic Arts.

When you're a Sim, you're a Sim for life.
..."

Electronic Arts has released their financial statement for the first quarter of their 2010 fiscal year that ends in March 2010. This corresponds to Nintendo's Q1 FY2009, Sony's Q1 FY2009 and Microsoft's Q4 FY2009. The American videogame publisher posted a net loss of $234 million, although non-GAAP calculations brought the figure down to $6 million. Net revenue totals at $644 million for the quarter, with an operating loss of $245 million.

However, EA could claim multiple highlights for...

"The Sims are off on an adventure to famous destinations around the world! The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. have today announced that The Sims 3 World Adventures, the first expansion pack to the #1 best-selling PC and MAC game in June 2009, The Sims 3, is in development and will ship to retailers worldwide the week of November 16th, 2009."

Part 2 of or Sims 3 guide is now online. It covers everything to do wit creating a sim, using the tools, selecting land and building your home. Includes screenshots and videos of gameplay.

The Sims 3 just now has received its second major patch, bringing the game up to version 1.3.24. Grab it via the EADM or the source here if you prefer.

A full changelog for the game (it's huge), can be found on the Sims 3 website.

"As demonstrated by this handy chart, the clear purpose of every Sims game is in fact, to kill all your Sims. It may sound sadistic and cruel, but I guess that’s why video games were invented, so we don’t do this kind of thing in real life.

And by “this kind of thing” I mean build a room made entirely of fireplaces or kill our paperboys with swords. Not content with being merely tragic, these 10 Sim deaths are truly bizarre."

"If you’re a fan of The Sims, then there’s a good chance you already have The Sims 3, which was released sometime last month. Like other game in the best-selling series, The Sims 3 comes with heaps of bugs that can drive any fan up the wall. If a certain bug is spoiling your Sims adventure, then check out the fixes that we’ve lined up for you after the jump."

"The figures, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, show family-oriented and educational games have become the most popular with the UK public. With combined sales volumes of 1.65 million units, Nintendo's Wii Fit, Wii Play and Mario Kart Wii titles equate to 72% of the top five 'best sellers' chart. The period also saw total sales of Nintendo's Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training surpass the three million units mark to become the UK's most popular game ever."

This guide on The Sims 3 begins with a tour of Sunset Valley. Information on workplaces, community locations, amenities and collectibles will help in planning a life for your Sims without muddling through and missing out on what Sunset Valley has to offer. There is also a section on the Edit Town facility, which allows you to transform River View to suit your own needs, as well as details on how to get EA's second town for The Sims 3, River View.

This week's Zero Punctuation has The Sims 3 as the topic at hand, so go and enjoy the undeniable hilarity that is Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's fast talking satire.

The first patch for The Sims 3 was released just a couple of hours ago -- if you don't wish to sell your soul to the EA Download Manager (or just use it anyway, cause hey, it's not a very fun application sometimes) some direct links to it can be found here.

Note the patch is causing major issues for some users, though this may be only for those which have mods installed (like those the Custom Content Tool affords). Our (mod-free) testing resulted in no issues.

Worth noting is due to th...

Recently there was a lot of talk about in-game advertising with The Sims 3. Well now, according to EA Games, they will be partnering up with Dr. Pepper. Now your Sim can enjoy a nice cool Dr. Pepper at their next house party.

According to The Sims 3 producer MJ Chun, the thing which most hurts your Sim's mood is being on fire. Second up, and pretty far behind is starvation, and just behind that is heartbreak.

On the positive end of the scale, the best thing that can happen is having children -- for 24 hours after having a child (even twins or triplets), your mood will be boosted 60 points.

Fidgit writer Tom Chick says: "So by my math, if you impregnate four women and have them all give birth within a 24-hour...

"TC: Okay, well let me ask you about another tricky issue. Something that I think is conspicuously absent from The Sims is something very important in many people's day-to-day lives. That's religion. How come the Sims has never incorporated that?

MC: I almost expected you to say laundry.

TC: Well, then that's my next question.

MC: We get that a lot. "When are you guys going to put in laundry?" We actually talked about laundry. It was like, "You know, to be honest, it's actually not th..."

Not the kind of story you see every day...Robin, a UK-based games design student, created a father and daughter in The Sims 3, made them homeless, and removed all but their most basic of necessities.

There's an entire story to this, so head to the source to check it out. It's ongoing, so more will be added as her game progresses.

Quite a 'project' -- shows just what can be done with the game and how realistic it is!

Video game publisher Electronic Arts today announced that the first week sales for its recently released PC/Mac title The Sims 3 totaled 1.4 million units. This is the strongest PC game launch in EA's history.

The Sims 3 has received favorable reviews and impressions, and features a much more basic form of DRM in the form of a simple disc check.

Certainly not the first time this sort of thing has happened with The Sims, but it is, as far as we can tell, the first time it's happened before release -- referring, of course, to the the third game's now released fanmade 'uncensor' patch, available through your Bittorrent website of choice.

Anyone interested in such things, of course, we can advise only to use with the bought version of the game (which we really recommend getting, as it has virtually no DRM), not the pirated version whi...

"PC
The Sims 3, The Sims 3 Collector's Edition

PS3
FUEL, Red Faction: Guerrilla

Xbox 360
FUEL, Red Faction: Guerrilla

DS
Crazy Chicken: Atlantis Quest, Crazy Chicken: Star Karts, Crazy Chicken: The Pharaoh's Treasure, Imagine: Boutique Owner, Johnny Bravo Date-O-Rama, Knights in the Nightmare, NARUTO Shippuden: Ninja Council 4, PowerBike"

"With the E3 expo claiming the vast majority of brain matter of the gaming public, it would be easy to ignore this week's new releases unless it was something huge. Thankfully, it is. Electronic Arts will be releasing The Sims 3 on the PC this week.

Also arriving alongside the second full sequel to one of the most popular games of all time will be THQ's shooter Red Faction: Guerrilla (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) and the one week delay of Codemasters' racer Fuel (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)."

"To celebrate this news, Electronic Arts has released a handful of new screenshots. Two have been “borrowed” for the UK from the US Mother’s Day celebrations, the other six are brand new."

"Earlier tonight, Electronic Arts’ began spinning the wheel of the mainstream marketing campaign for The Sims 3, with a teaser trailer broadcast on digital channel E4 during the airing of a brand new episode of Desperate Housewives."

"Electronic Theatre has today received an updated release schedule for Electronic Arts’ forthcoming videogame titles. Obtained through partners in the independent retail sector, the schedule reveals the intended European release dates for a handful of titles due to arrive on shop shelves throughout both May and June."

"Many of the online features appear to be a part of a long-term plan, and possibly even acting as a replacement to the expansion discs that the previous two The Sims titles have received in various shapes and sizes. The key features as listed in the Press Release are included below:"

""The game will have disc-based copy protection - there is a Serial Code just like The Sims 2. To play the game there will not be any online authentication needed.

We feel like this is a good, time-proven solution that makes it easy for you to play the game without DRM methods that feel overly invasive or leave you concerned about authorization server access in the distant future.""

Electronic Theatre reports on the arrival of an official The Sims 3 Page on Facebook from Electronic Arts - touted as being the best place to recieve the latest The Sims 3 updates.

"Electronic Arts France has released three brand new screenshots for The Sims 3, maintaining the trickle we’ve become accustomed to. The Sims 3 is currently scheduled for European release on June 23rd, 2009. Enjoy."

"Electronic Arts have released two new screenshots for their forthcoming PC release, The Sims 3, especially as a Valentine's treat for all gamers. The Sims 3 is currently due for release in the UK on June 3rd."

New screenshots have been released for the Sims 3, showing that we can actually make characters that APPEAR to be vampires, but we cannot play as actual vampires in the game, i myself don't like the looks of these vampalikes, the female looks like Cruella de Vil met the Addams Family, just my two cents though.

"The original version of The Sims, which launched in 2000, quickly became the best-selling PC game of all time. In the years since, the franchise has surpassed 100 million total units sold, counting The Sims 2 and all of the expansions for both full iterations."

Unigamesity considers 2009 to have the potential of becoming the biggest year in gaming and presents us with their list of the most anticipated PC games of the year. Check out the quote for the full listing (10 games).

"I already know a lot of people are going to complain about the screenshot comparison and how ridiculous and trivial it is. Okay, point taken. But for everyone else out there who seems to think that these two software titles share a similar taste in visual style, here's a comparison to show you just how close their visual appearances are."

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  1. World of Warcraft
  2. Tetris
  3. Peggle
  4. Everquest
  5. The Sims
  6. Bejeweled
  7. Starcraft
  8. Pac-Man
  9. Street Fighter II
  10. Doom
  11. Halo 3
  12. Fallout 3
  13. Counter-Strike
  14. Grand Theft Auto IV
  15. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  16. Gears of War 2
  17. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  18. Animal Crossing
  19. Rock Band 2
  20. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
  21. Super Mario Bros. 3
  22. Madden NFL 09
  23. Solitaire
  24. Burnout Paradise
  25. Frogger
"

"Electronic Arts have today released a Question and Answer session discussing the PC exclusive release of The Sims 3. It's not stated exactly who was asking or answering the questions, but as a piece of PR bumf it's fairly revealing. The entire Question & Answer session follows below, ad-verbatim..."

"So what hope is there for the PC? Unfortunately, things look grim, though there is hope in unusual places. Of course, MMOs will help to keep PC gaming alive; I don’t think WoW will be leaving us anytime soon. And with the increase in casual gaming by women (playing arcade or card games online), those kind of game sales will help to booster the PC as well.

In addition, an alliance was formed earlier this year, including Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Advanced Micro Devices, all companies wit..."

"The Sims 3 looks to be in every way an expansion of what’s come before, maintaining the same depth while streamlining - not simplifying - the rules a bit to better create the impression of leading an artificial life. While our brief demo did open with the statement that Maxis and publisher Electronic Arts are dedicated to delivering a more newcomer-friendly experience this time around, the material we saw told a far different story."

Popular Gaming Magazine PSM 3 have unleashed another round of rumors on the Internet concerning the PS3. Among there list is that both Sims 3 and Left 4 Dead will be coming to the PS3, IO Interactive is working on a new Hitman game, the 360's exclusive DLC for GTAIV will be coming to the PS3 6 months down the track and many more. Some of these mirror rumors from other sites so perhaps a couple of them are true.

The article, written by EndSights.com's Aram Kuredjian, argues that gamers are unduly and unfairly attacking EA because of their sports franchises, pointing out the great games they have published in recent years like Rock Band, Orange Box, and upcoming games like Spore, Sims 3, and Dragon Age: Origins.

E3 2008 provided Gamespot with a trailer showing a Sim going about his business. While at first it appears to be gameplay from "The Sims 2", seconds later, a new and colorful world appears, showing the true content of the incoming "Sims 3".

The link for the trailer isn't provided, but Gamespot made a great description, so you can imagine how it is.

See the source for further details.

"The top-selling video game of all time has just surpassed another milestone, as EA announced that The Sims, which has been released in more than 20 different languages, has now sold 100 million copies the world over since it sprang from the mind of super-developer Will Wright in 2000. The first game's expansion-laden release was followed by The Sims 2 in the fall of 2004, while the recently announced The Sims 3 will drop sometime in 2009, for the first time letting sims venture beyond their f..."

The details of EA's upcoming The Sims 3 have been known for a while now. Features such as an open and continuous neighborhood, enhanced MySims creation, etc. Today, EA put out a bunch of new screenshots for the title. Two additional screens at the source due to GameGrep upload limit.