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SimCity is holding round two of their closed beta, and if you want to be sure you get in on February 16th, pre order SimCity via Origin, and secure a guaranteed beta code while supplies last.
Spanish gaming site OnGames, has posted a Sims 3 University preview. In this preview EA confirms that “being found dead under the vending machine”, is a possibility. That’s what happens when you try to cheat the system! On a side note, they also confirm that waiters will serve you when visiting the barista lot!
Hat Tip: Rincon Del Simmer
You go out to bars, and the expansion features new solar hospitality where waiters serve you, as in The Sims 2. In these new premises can organize parties where you know how you start but how you end up. Who says you do not end up running naked through campus … or dead under a vending machine! Yes, EA has confirmed that there will be new ways to die, as is so bizarre, so watch how you use the machine for snacks.
SimGuruSnelson has posted a thread in forums, asking players to share their ideas for the Time Travel Expansion coming out at the end of the year. If you want to give your feedback, leave a comment on Snelson’s thread!
The development team that is working on future expansion packs for The Sims 3 is having a lot of fun building the new games and brainstorming features, objects, gameplay and more. We’re currently having a great brainstorm around time traveling to the future and back.
We’d really love to hear from you and appreciate your input. Here are a few questions and feel free to comment on as many as you’d like. While we can’t promise what will end up in the game, we’re eager to see what you think. Thanks! – SimGuruSnelson
• What does a future Utopia look like in The Sims 3 in your mind? How would you imagine the environment, buildings, and other visual parts of the world to look?
• If your Sim is hanging out in the future, where would they spend most of their time?
• If there were robots in the future and they could be part of your household, what would you like them to do?
• Name a few of the new careers you’d most enjoy for your Sims in a future setting.
• In the future setting, what activities would you like your Sims to partake in?
• Name a few objects you’d love to see in a Sims’ future.
• Are there any existing objects that you’d envision transforming in the future and if so, which ones?
• How would you expect your Sims’ lives to be affected by traveling back and forth to the future?
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Starting today until February 13th, Origin is holding a special Simtastic Sale! Get 50% off all Sims 3 Titles, including newly released games like Monte Vista & 70′s, 80′s & 90′s!
♦ From 2/7 – 2/8, enjoy select Sims 3 titles for only $10!
♦ From 2/8 to 2/13, enjoy 50% off select Sims 3 titles!
♦ Valid for both Digital AND Physical games!
Don’t miss the latest in-game store discounts and free content happening from Saturday, February 9th at 12am PST to Sunday, February 10th at 11:59 pm PST. This week, we’re featuring the High-Life Fireplace and the Corset Wall Lampas our free store content of the weekend. Our featured in-game discount this weekend is the Indulgent Living. Get them today!
Corset Wall Lamp
We received an email from EA UK stating the the event has been cancelled. They have instead scheduled all fansites with a one on one Q&A with developers. If there’s any questions you want answered, leave them in the comments below by Saturday February 9th. We will try to answer as many as we can!
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today launched Origin™ for the Mac®, a new built-for-platform version of EA’s direct download application for Mac users worldwide. Just as it has for tens of millions of PC users, Origin for Mac will offer fast and safe game downloads for many of the industry’s most popular titles from EA and publishing partners. Origin for Mac is ready for download today at www.origin.com/download.
Origin for Mac delivers many of the same Origin features that have defined the experience for PC users, including cloud storage to save and continue games, social connectivity via friends lists, and more.
But Origin for Mac will offer additional value to gamers who play on both PC and Mac devices: dual-platform play for select EA titles. With dual-platform play, gamers will buy a game once and be able to download it for both PC and Mac (if the game is available for both platforms). After purchasing the game via Origin on one platform, as soon as a player logs into their other device, the game will appear ready for download in the Origin “My Games” tab.
“Our vision with Origin is to connect your gaming universe online, and today we’re taking a major step in expanding our service to reach Mac-based gamers worldwide,” said Michael Blank, Vice President of Production for Origin at EA. “In delivering great game content, connecting the Origin service across PC, Mac and iOS devices, and offering great value to gamers with dual-platform play on select EA titles, Origin is making it easier than ever before for gamers to connect and play anytime, anywhere.”
Origin for Mac launches with a catalogue of hit titles from EA and publishing partners available for immediate purchase and download, including Dragon Age™ 2, Batman: Arkham City, LEGO Harry Potter and The Sims™ 3.
In a special launch offer and to celebrate more than a decade of The Sims, players can enjoy huge savings across The Sims 3 franchise on Origin. The Sims anniversary sale gives players a chance to download The Sims 3 base game, plus numerous expansion and stuff packs via the new Origin for Mac application for as little as $10. These ‘simtastic’ savings on Origin are available for a limited time, so players should act fast.
For the best experience, Origin for Mac users should be running OS X 10.6.8 or newer with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better. Today, Origin has nearly 40 million users across PC and iOS platforms. Origin for PC offers more than 500 titles from EA and publishing partners around the globe, and is designed to offer a more dynamic and convenient play experience for the gamer. Origin for iOS devices is integrated into more than 50 EA games, offering single ID sign-on across multiple games, cloud saves, friends lists and achievement sharing. For more information, or to download today, please visit www.origin.com. For the very latest news and offers from Origin, follow @OriginInsider on Twitter® or head to www.facebook.com/OriginInsider.