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SimSect: Rod Humble Announces Cults & Daggers

Rod Humble, the developer I always think of as being responsible for the majority of the interesting ideas in The Sims 2 and 3, has announced a new solo project. Going by the name Cults & Daggers [official site], it's a turn-based strategy game " about building an ancient religion in the time between the death of Buddha and the birth of Christ ". This…

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The Flare Path: Is A Little Partisan

I realise this could cause resentment, but it has to be said. Readers #52, #298, and #611, of all the people that regularly peruse this column, you are definitely my favourites. #298, that thing you do with your bottom lip when you're reading pieces about unexpected OMSI add-ons. Adorable! #611, the way you turn down the radio and shush Minter, your foul-mouthed minah bird, before watching…

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Interview: Rod Humble On Second Life

Just before Christmas it was announced that EA's Man In Charge Of The Sims, Rod Humble, had upped sticks and moved to the peculiar worlds of Second Life. Fascinated by this decision, we tracked him down to a tower made out of penises, sat on a throne of eyeballs that sing copyrighted Disney tunes, and asked him some questions. (Please note, while Rod Humble does…

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Rod Humble Takes Over Second Life

Rod Humble, you might recall, has been at the controls of EA's The Sims projects for the past few years. But no more. Linden Lab have just issued a statement, full of comments about "growth" and "exciting opportunities", saying that Humble (pictured in his previous state) is taking over as CEO. Not much more than that at the moment, but this is the first thing…

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Fate And Agency: Rod Humble On The Sims 3

During EA's E3 press conference last night there was one moment that was by far the most extraordinary of the evening. Rod Humble, the man in charge of the Sims, came out and began to lecture on free will. The corporate reason for this was the announcement that The Sims 3 is to come out on consoles this Autumn - not something we need to…

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Humble’s Last Thoughts Of The Aurochs

In a collision of appropriateness, Mr Sims, Rod Humble, contacted us to let us know his latest art game is partly inspired by cave paintings. Which is also to say, Rod Humble has a new art game, joining The Marriage and Stars Over Half Moon Bay. It's called Last Thoughts Of The Aurochs. Rod describes it himself as "slight", made as he continues to work…

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Gaming Made Me: Friends Of RPS Panelosity

Alec suggested we do Gaming Made Me - ooh - last Friday? Being RPS, we only got around to working out anything on Monday morning. It takes until Tuesday to realise how special it feels, and we should pursue it. Also, we realise that since there's only four of us, it totally means we're lacking a post for Friday. So we quickly drop a mail…

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Sims 3: No Online Authentication!

Well, this is a pleasant surprise. With EA's embracing of online-activation culture, you'd have expected to see it turn up in Sims 3. But it's not to be, as made clear by an announcement by Ruling-Sims-Monarch Rod Humble. "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…

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SPACE WEEK: Stars Over Half Moon Bay

In a slightly more controlled frame of mind, after the sweary action below, Mr Sims, Rod Humble, of course provided us with a space-themed game last year. Stars Over Half Moon Bay is an altogether far more sedate and serene setting, focusing eyes on the stars, and moods on the chilled. If you've played Humble's previous game, The Marriage, you'll know that his private game…

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