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  • 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 […]

  • The Sims aims "to convert players into game designers", launches

    EA just sent word that a closed beta for is now open, allowing those selected to be involved to create and share games in a custom-built community. The initiative has been launched on the back of confirmation that Rod Humble, head of The Sims Studio, will speak at GDC later this week, on Thursday […]

  • NPD corrects PC sales list

    Uh oh. Just proving that even people that count for a living aren’t infallible, NPD has admitted it made a mistake in its recent list of 2007’s PC game sales in the US and has released an amended version. Deluxe and Gold versions had been left on the original list, the biggest winner in the […]

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