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Demonstrably Unhelpful: Sims 3 Demo

Today we are faced with a series of questions. How is it possible to convince even more people to buy The Sims 3? Who would be targeted in such a drive? People who are still clinging to the arguably more complete and less buggy Sims 2, where they can already own pets? What about the cynics and naysayers, can they be convinced? What is the…

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The Complete Alice And Kev

We've mentioned Roburky's Alice And Kev before, in the Sunday Papers. In fact, since it went fully meme-active, you probably saw it... ooh, almost anywhere. However, it's actually drawn to a close with a final entry, which is a moment I think worth bringing to your attention. If you haven't been following, it's the often touching story of Roburky trying to play a homeless parent…

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Romancing Blood From The Stone: Sims 3 Expands

We can hardly believe it ourselves. Electronic Arts are going to be releasing expansion packs for the Sims 3. No, really. The first is a pack where the expansions include expansion content. LIKE! visiting destinations like France, Egypt and China (CHINA! - RPS In-Gag No-One Else Gets Ed). In other words, it's about traveling to famous real world locations. Which, at a stretch, makes this…

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Rock, Paper, Houseshare: The RPS Sims

I actually turned the RPS-chaps into Sims 3 characters when I had the preview code, but I've been a little behind in getting the full code so I could upload them up to the main servers. You can download all four of us from here. You can totally force us to make out. It's awesome. Some more details on exactly what you're downloading beneath the…

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Facebook + Sims + Kudos = SimSocial

This is fun. As part of the hype up to Sims 3's release, Electronic Arts have done a facebook app inspired by the Sims. Simsocial is basically a turn-based single-character life-simulator, which seems terribly derived from Positech's lovely Kudos 2. And for good reason, as the about file reveals: EA commissioned Cliffski to make something based on Kudos 2 for it. It's similar but different…

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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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Eurogamervization: Sims 3 Interview/Hands-On

Tom "Tom Bramwell" Bramwell sends me to play the Sims 3 and chat to assistant producer MJ Chun. Where I start like this... "It's a moment of strange and joyous freedom. I've created my two Sims, the lovely married couple of John Walker (lazy, slobbish, neurotic - and in the game!) and She-Hulk (athletic, flirtatious and a kleptomaniac - guaranteeing me outrage from Shulkie fans…

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This Is The Modern World: Sims 3 Specs Up

Stretching, yawning, RPS emerges from its brief hibernation, scrabbling through inboxes and RSS feeds in search of nutritious PC gaming info-nuggets. But is there much, if anything, for this small beast to feed upon in these desolate Winter weeks? It sniffs the ground disconsolately. There, a futile-looking Wii-style controller for PC. Here, a flight sim sequel. Satisfying to some, perhaps, but nothing of substance. Aha!…

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RPS-ish At-ish E3: Day 1, Part 2 – EA

Dear RPS Readers, Thanks for the interested comments in response to my first post! They have warmed my heart and girded my loins for the rest of the week. Straight after filing my first report I had to dash (well, walk leisurely) across downtown Los Angeles to get to the EA press conference, held at the Orpheum Theatre – a truly gorgeous restored vaudeville theatre…

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The Siiims

Today is Sims-3-is-revealed-day. Which probably also means today is RPS-readers-complain-that-they-hate- the-Sims-day, but I'm going to talk about it anyway. Don't try to stop me. Open world is the big thing, and with that comes less emphasis on the more monotous aspects of daily life, in favour of ever-changing social possibility. It's the Sims as a freeform RPG. Or at least that's the theory - and…

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EA Confirms Sims 3

By a rather strange means, EA have confirmed the existence of Sims 3, with promises of more details to come soon. In a thread on a high-flying gaming industry forum, someone got hold of a list of Sims-related games due for 2008. Creative director of EA's Sims studio in Redmond, Rod Humble, stepped in to clarify. After pointing out that the information wasn't supposed to…

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