Electronic Arts: The Playbook (Infographic)

EA released a new infographic today letting us know what players have been doing with their games, The Sims was of course one of them and in the graphic below it states that Sims fans from around the world have created over 26 million Sims in this year so far! Check out the EA blog for more stats on other games.

From January to March, our fans have engaged with our games in several incredible ways. With over 2 billion minutes played in Battlefield Hardline, 1.5 billion minutes played in Madden Ultimate Team and more than 1.3 billion zombies vanquished in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, we’re so humbled by how much you love our titles. Have a closer look at all the latest stats from our games last quarter:

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32 Million & Counting: The Sims 4 Infographic


We love to see how much fun you’ve been having with The Sims 4 since launch. If you added up all the time your Sims have spent in the game, it would be over 12,000 years. We could literally take all of the Sims you’ve created and wrap them all the way around the earth. Yes, really.
So how does your Sims compare to all the others around the world? Have a look at the infographic below.

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EA Consolidates Maxis, Closes Emeryville Studio

As Electronic Arts seeks to consolidate Maxis IP, they have announced the closure of the original Maxis studio in Emeryville California. As reported by Game Informer, the following statement from EA confirms the announcement made today by Guillaume Pierre, a Gameplay Scripter for SimCity.
Please note that the Maxis/Sims Studio in Redwood Shores California, which develops content for The Sims 4, is not affected by the closure of Maxis Emeryville.

Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to our studios in Redwood Shores, Salt Lake City, Helsinki and Melbourne locations as we close our Emeryville location. Maxis continues to support and develop new experiences for current Sims and SimCity players, while expanding our franchises to new platforms and developing new cross-platform IP.
These changes do not impact our plans for The Sims.  Players will continue to see rich new experiences in The Sims 4, with our first expansion pack coming soon along with a full slate of additional updates and content in the pipeline.
All employees impacted by the changes today will be given opportunities to explore other positions within the Maxis studios and throughout EA.  For those that are leaving the company, we are working to ensure the best possible transition with separation packages and career assistance. 


To all who are affected by the closure Maxis Emeryville, we wish you the best going forward. Thank you for so many years of great games and fun!

The Quarter in Review: EA Infographic (Oct-Dec 2014)

Electronic Arts has released a “Quarter in Review” infographic that shows off all the latest numbers in the EA gaming world. Included is The Sims 4, which shows that over 10 Million families have been created.



Origin: “Ultimate Action Bundle” On Sale For $39.99

EA has just announced a sale for the Ultimate Action Pack on Origin. This gaming bundle includes 4 games for the price of one, totaling $39.99. This is not necessarily a sale that benefits The Sims series, but I know there are plenty of gamer’s out there who would love to save on other games. Game On!

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Origin Giveaway: Win a Custom PC

To celebrate 1Million Facebook “likes”, Origin is giving away a Custom-Built Battlepack PC. For more info on how to enter, follow the instructions on their giveaway page.



Holiday Adrenaline Sale at Origin.com


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Origin’s Halloween Sale: Save Up To 30% on BF4 & Titanfall


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