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The Sims 3 ‘Island Paradise’ Launch Trailer Released

Though Maxis has already announced The Sims 4 will be out next year, the developer is not slacking on the content coming for The Sims 3. The latest expansion for The Sims, titled Island Paradise, is due out June 25. Set on a tropical island resort, the downloadable content will provide Sims players with a plethora of new content, including …

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The Sims 3 Pop Star Sings in Simlish

It seems like a joke, but The Sims 3‘s made-up language has now been used to cover a real-life pop song. With less than a week to go before The Sims 3 University Life releases on March 5, EA is choosing to promote its game by featuring a 16-year-old girl singing in a made-up language. The new trailer released today …

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SimCity Creator Will Wright Plays the New SimCity

Last week, EA released a video in which SimCity creator Will Wright sat down with Ocean Quigley, creative director of the new SimCity, to speak about the design decisions made on the new iteration. Wright, who is not directly involved with the creation of the new SimCity, praised the new game for its depiction of consequences for player decisions and …

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SimCity Creators Preview New Game, Talk Sims

When Will Wright designed the first SimCity all the way back in 1989, he founded an entire genre of games. Now that he’s out of the game design business (sort of), it would be interesting to see what the gaming legend might have to say about EA‘s and Maxis‘ newest SimCity. Would he appreciate the detailed building designs and intricate …

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The Sims 3 University Life Previewed in New Walkthrough Video

Last month, Maxis teased The Sims 3: University Life with a trailer that showed off frat parties, bonfire keggers, and beer pong. Today, the developer of The Sims games has released a much longer preview that delves into the details of the upcoming expansion. The new video is actually a walkthrough of some of the new features of University Life. …

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New SimCity Trailer Includes Superheroes, Villains

Last month, EA and Maxis showed off the “European City Sets” that come with the $80 Digital Deluxe Edtion of the upcoming SimCity. That add-on comes with famous European landmarks (the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Brandenburg Gate) that transform the surrounding landscape, including buildings, police vehicles, and public transportation. Today, EA and Maxis are showing off the other, sillier …

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SimCity Will Have an In-Game Store

It’s been known for a while not that the upcoming SimCity will have always-on DRM, though it won’t force players to always play in multiplayer mode. That’s not ideal, and it will likely only end up frustrating users, the way Diablo III’s Error 37 did. If EA and Maxis can manage to provide robust support, though, the DRM is something …

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New SimCity Trailer Shows Off European Landmarks

EA and Maxis today released the latest trailer for SimCity, featuring the “European City Sets” that come with the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game. Famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Brandenburg Gate can be placed in cities to attract tourists. The landmarks will change a city’s buildings, styling them to look French, German, or English, …

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SimCity Coming to Classrooms With SimCityEDU

Though everyone who has played a SimCity game knows there is more to city planning than building roads, EA believes its upcoming SimCity game will be in-depth enough to teach students about civics. EA today announced that SimCityEDU is being developed to provide an “online educational community” based on SimCity. The publisher claims the community will be a resource for …

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SimCity Beta Starts January 25, Registration is Live

Maxis, the developer of The Sims and SimCity today announced that a beta for the upcoming SimCity will take place starting January 25. The beta will run during that weekend, closing on January 28. The beta will give fans of the SimCity a chance to play “a one hour slice” of the game. Maxis will, of course, be monitoring the …

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SimCity Intro Video Released, Space Rockets Spotted

Maxis today released the opening video for the upcoming SimCity. The video is the same one player will see upon booting up the game. The footage comes completely from in-game play and shows off several of the features EA and Maxis are touting for the title. Multi-city gameplay is seen, as is an overview of the different types of power …

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The Sims 3: University Life Trailer, Details Released

EA and Maxis have announced that three new The Sims 3 expansion packs will be released in 2013: The Sims 3 University Life, The Sims 3 Island Paradise, and another untitled expansion. There is no word on when Island Paradise or the third expansion may be coming, but University Life will be released sometime in March 2013. From EA’s announcement: …

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