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  • Windows Phone 7 to launch on October 21 in Europe, EA announces support with The Sims and more

    Microsoft’s announced it will launch Windows Phone 7 on October 21 in Europe and on November 8 in the US.

  • The Sims go medieval in spring 2011

    EA has announced The Sims Medieval is currently in development and set for release in spring 2011 for PC and Mac.

  • EA announces Alice and more at CA Showcase - first Alice trailer included

    EA used its Summer Showcase to debut the next Alice title from American McGee, a first trailer for 38 Studios’ Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and more this evening, but fell short of a proper megaton. Get all the news, press releases and media after the break.

  • Rumor: Ye olde Sims on the way?

    Dung festering in the streets. Lack of proper plumbing. Plague. Nearly non-existent life-expectancy. Unending torrents of played-out Monty Python and The Holy Grail jokes. Those are the medieval times for you. Sounds like a pretty great place for a Sims game, huh?

  • The Sims 3 invading consoles this fall

    EA has announced that The Sims 3 will land on consoles and DS this fall.

  • Will Wright: The Wii is great and all, but it belongs in the "toy market"

    Will Wright knows casual gaming. After all, we’re talking about the brain behind The Sims here. He was – in a sense – casual before casual was cool. So when Nintendo cast its net wide and started reeling in mothers, grandparents, and the occasional fitness buff, you can bet that Wright took notice. But even […]

  • Sims is 10 years old today

    The Sims celebrates is tenth birthday today, having sold more then 125 million games.

  • EA confirms round of layoffs at Maxis

    EA has confirmed that it has laid-off staff members at Sims and Spore developer EA Maxis. “Often in the video game industry, the size of a studio fluctuates in response to business conditions,” read an official statement. “In this case, EA has taken action to reduce the workforce at Maxis as we focus the business […]

  • EA's GC Press Event: Sims series sells over 100 million units

    EA’s confirmed that it’s sold over 100 million Sims games worldwide. This is coming from their GamesCom press conference, which is ongoing right now.

  • Sim 3 video shows different aspects of life and gameplay

    A Sims 3 video called Living the Life is posted for you after the break. Shows families, picnics, videogames, butterflies, kissing, dancing, fishing, happy people – the usual stuff you’d see in a Norman Rockwell painting, along with exercise and walking around in your underwear. Play UK has the game listed for a June 5 […]

  • US PC charts, February 1-7

    Blizzard leads the US PC charts this week, which makes a nice change. Steam and Direct2Drive results are included this time, in case you’re interested. NPD Sales Charts February 1-7 World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King The Sims 2 Double Deluxe Spore World Of Warcraft Battle Chest Fallout 3 World Of Warcraft Left […]

  • Humble bumped up to head of Sims label at EA

    Rod Humble’s been promoted. The Sims boss now really is the Sims boss, sporting a new job title of “Executive Vice President and Head of The Sims Label of EA”. Try saying that after a sherry. The exec’s role means he’s “responsible for The Sims Label, which develops and markets life-simulation games and online communities […]

  • Spore will have "horizontal expansion," says Wright

    Talking to GameInformer, Will Wright said that Spore won’t expand in the same way the Sims did, with endless content packs. It’s all about going sideways with the soon-to-be-released alien sim. “I think it will be similar in extent but hopefully not the same strategy we took with The Sims,” he said. “With The Sims, […]

  • Rock band 2 to debut at Games Convention full EA line-up confirmed

    EA has announced its Games Convention line-up revealing that Harmonix’s Rock Band 2 will be shown for the first time. EA reckons it’s “best ever product line up for European consumers this holiday and in 2009″ and as we’ll be able to confirm that for you when our full coverage gets under way tomorrow. From […]

  • Wright considering Spore movie and TV shows

    In an interview Reuters in Singapore today, Spore creator Will Wright said that EA is looking at taking the title “outside the game space,” and that TV shows and movies are being considered. “With Spore, we’re looking way outside the game space, such as TV, movies, etc.,” he said. “We’re basically planting the seeds to […]

  • EA: "The Sims may soon become a multiplayer game"

    In an article on The Times Online, Nancy Smith, the EA exec in charge of The Sims said that “the Sims may soon become a multiplayer game.” There’s not much more detail in the article aside from the fact that MMOs such as WoW and Second Life make up a large pie that EA wants […]

  • Sims breaks 100 million mark

    EA announced overnight the The Sims has now sold more than 100 million units worldwide. “At this milestone, we want to thank players of The Sims everywhere for making The Sims such a worldwide phenomenon,” said Rod Humble, head of studio for The Sims Label. “The Sims has been an interactive experience for people around […]

  • GDC: The Sims Carnival detailed

    This is well worth a look. It’s a write-up of a session by EA’s Rod Humble at GDC on The Sims Carnival, the user-game-creation tool announced just before the show. It’s all about one-click game development, apparently. Sounds good to us.

  • The Sims and World of Warcraft "sucking air out" of PC gaming, says Molyneux

    Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has expressed dismay over the state of PC gaming, saying that any initial innovation in casual gaming has dried up and that monster franchises like The Sims and World of Warcraft have sucker-punched the industry in general. “There’s an enormous amount of gaming happening with PopCap, Big Fish and Reflective,” he […]

  • GDC: The Sims about to hit 100 million units, says EA

    According to this, EA has confirmed at GDC that The Sims is about to hit the 100 million sales milestone. “The Sims is a highly successful entertainment brand,” said EA’s vice president for global brand development of The Sims label Steve Seabolt. “In fact, we’re coming up next month on selling our 100 millionth unit […]


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