This time the event was held at the Houdini Magic Hall in Madrid, very appropriate for the presentation of “supernatural creatures”, for that of the introduction of the ability of alchemy in the game. The decor is spectacular and if we add the decoration dedicated exclusively to the event, we can not ask for more!
The event begins with a brief presentation of both expansions by producer Graham Nardone when we all know as SimGuruGraham. Thanks to EA we had the opportunity to meet him and ask him everything we could, and that was with us throughout the event.
I’d be willing to bet that a lot of you found yourself in a similar situation that I did back in 2000. The Sims caused me to become fused to my monitor as I developed a sort of digital OCD for my virtual family. I had to make sure that their house was spotless, their lives were perfect, and their futures were bright. I spent hours upon hours pecking away at my mouse to meet this goal, until suddenly it hit me: Why was I cleaning up a virtual room when my actual room needed cleaning? Why did I place more importance on my character getting to work on time than I did on myself getting to school on time? For the love of god Will Wright, what did you do to me? Well, it turns out that SimCity creator/video game icon wasn’t some sort of malevolent conjurer focused on ruining productivity, but rather just one hell of a game designer.
One of the reasons I put so much time and effort in crafting the perfect abode was because that small acre of property was ostensibly the entirety of my existence inside of The Sims. Aside from occasionally zooming out to your neighborhood on a macro level, you were going to be looking at the lot that housed your digital avatars for quite a long time, so you better be sure that it was pleasing to the eyes.
Halloween (Spooky Day) coverage is EMBARGOED until – Friday 19th October
Winter coverage is EMBARGOED until – Friday 2nd November
Alien coverage is EMBARGOED until – Early October TBA
Want a chance to have your Sim appear in the upcoming SimCity game? Then get your special Sim making skills going, and submit your Sims to the SimCity Facebook Page! Contest Ends September 26, 2012.
Please read the official rules. No Custom Content is Allowed
Contest open to residents of Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States, including District of Columbia (excluding Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, North Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont) who are at least as old as the minimum age of majority in the jurisdiction from which they enter the Contest.
It’s been more than three years since EA’s The Sims 3 came out and the game shows no signs of slowing down — especially when one thinks that there is already another expansion (Seasons) on the way roughly two months after this latest one (Supernatural). Supernatural expands upon the somewhat limited eerie content already available within the game (and its many previous expansions) and puts it all together in the town of Moonlight Falls.
Moonlight Falls is more than just the quiet little suburb that most expansion towns are. After all, what would one expect from a town populated with faeries, vampires, werewolves, and witches. Sure, there’s the “normal” human Sim here and there, too, but that’s hardly the appeal.
The lovely folks over at Ace Creators have chosen 5 finalists from a contest, and they want your vote to pick a winner! The creator with the most votes by September 27th will be joining Ace Creators to complete the Royal Flush.