Target: Save 30% on Select Titles (August 3rd – 9th)

 
When reserving any EA game currently available for Pre-Order at Target, you will receive a 30% discount on select title. Couple the discount with your Red Card, and save an additional 5%. The promotion sale begins on August 3rd, and continues through August 9th.  For information about the Target $1 Pre-Order program, click here.
 

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The Sims 4: CAS Recolor Tool Now Available

 
The folks over at Sims 4 Stuff n Things have released a brand new create-a-sim recolor tool. To use the tool you will also need to use S4PE, then you can jump in a get your hands dirty with recolors! Let the modding begin!

 

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*Update* – Our reader JD has created and shared some custom icons for the recolor tool. Feel free to download!
 

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The Sims 4: First Animations Mods (Video)

 
The folks over at Simlogical have been getting down and dirty with The Sims 4, creating the first ever custom animations mods! Check out this historic moment for the modding community in the video overview below!
 
 

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The Sims 4 Community Blog: Familiar Faces
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Via TheSims.com

The Landgraabs are back, still living it up as the richest family and staking their claim in Oasis Springs. We’ve brought Malcolm back during those awful awkward teen years, complete with a dastardly snobby attitude. Though Geoffrey is trying his best to be the good natured father Malcolm needs, will Nancy’s scheming ways lead Malcolm down a darker path? Either way we’re sure this historic family will provide lots of fun and mischief in The Sims 4.
 

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PewDiePie Plays The Sims 4 CAS Demo
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Digital Spy Interviews SimGuruRyan
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It’s always brought up when you talk about any entry to the Sims series – through its 14-year history, people have taken great joy in… well, murdering their little computer people.
 
Ryan Vaughan, producer for The Sims 4, is acutely aware of this. “One of the things people always ask for is new ways to kill their Sims,” he laughed.
 
So that’s just what The Sims 4 introduces. The increased focus on the emotional states of your characters means there are more ways for them to pass away, like laughing themselves to death after a housemate sets a cupcake machine on fire, or getting so angry they pop their clogs on the spot.
 
“We didn’t just want to make a brand new way [to die]. We wanted to tie it to the core new simulation experience, with emotions and personalities and things like that,” Vaughan told Digital Spy.
 
“It seemed to fit really well that you could embarrass your Sim to death, or you could have them be so hysterical that they laugh to death. You even have the ability now to push your Sim into such a deep rage that they’ll keel over and die from anger.
 

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Sims 3 Store: August Set Preview #1
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Via SimGuruTatertot (yum!)

The Last Venue of Amore has a lot of beautiful and exciting content, and we are about to start sharing them all! Remember that amazing window SimGuruCopeland mentioned the other week? Check out the fully re-colorable, two-story Amber Rose Cathedral Window!
 

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The Sims 4: Creators Camp (July 28th – August 1st)
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Fansites & creators from around the world have announced their participation in The Sims 4 Creator’s Camp. The event takes place at EA Redwood from July 28th to August 1st, 2014, and players will get behind the scenes tours and hands on time withThe Sims 4.
 
Creators Camp is an international event, where EA invites top creators from around the world to participate in a week long event, allowing them to get a head start on creating custom content for the game. To give you an idea of how the event plays out, check out the coverage from VISO Games during the 2009 Sims 3 Creators Camp.
 

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According to Sims Network, there isn’t much they are allowed to share at this time, and not many have announced their attendance. Below is a list of sites/creators who have publicly announced their attendance, and as more folks reveal they are heading to EA, we will be sure to add them to this list.
 

SimFans.de (Germany)
SimTimes.de (Germany)
Alala Sims (Brazil)
Sims Network (Netherlands)
Sara De Moor (Belgium)

 
 
:!: If you are attending this event, feel free to leave your website/blog/creations link below, and I will be sure to add you to the list.
 

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Goodbye from Alan Copeland

 

Via SimGuruCopeland

 

All Good Things…

Recently a friend and I were talking about a segment on NPR where they asked people to define their job in five words or less. For me it was simply, “Imagine fun and make it”. That’s what I have gotten to do every day on The Sims 3 Store and it has been amazing. But, after seven incredible years, it’s time for me to move on to the next great thing.

I’ve loved MAXIS games and the dream of a digital dollhouse called The Sims had me from day one. Like most of the Will Wright’s amazing sandbox games, it wasn’t about “what level you’re on” or “what your high score is”, it was about creative expression. The Sims and SimCity helped define the type of gamer I am and more importantly the game designer I have become. They helped infuse my passion for making genuinely entertaining and innovative gaming experiences and for that I’ll be forever thankful.

I’ve had so much fun working on this team and interacting with all of you. We have an amazing final release coming up in August (that we’ll be teasing until release day!), aptly named “Last Venue of Amore”. I hope you love it as much as we do.

Goodbye

 

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Sims 3 Store: New Best Sellers Section Added

 
The Sims 3 Store have added a new Best Selling Items section to the site. It has neatly divided up the best selling items from The Sims 3 Store into different sections. These sections are: Worlds, Premium Content, Sets, Venues, Build and Buy and Create a Sim.
 

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