The Humble Origin Bundle charity sale
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The following tweet was shared by Humble Bundle today:

The Humble Bundle is a deal between EA and five charities, where players pay what they want for a bundle of games and EA donates the proceeds to charity. Donation amounts are entirely up to those who donate, and all they’re hoping is you donate at least five dollars (American) to charity.
The game codes are all for PCs, with Sims 3 being the only one that also has a Mac code. Those who donate are guaranteed to get Dead Space, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crisis 2 Maximum Edition, Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space 3, and Medal of Honor. If you donate and beat the average (which was $4.71 when I looked), you will also get The Sims 3, The Sims 3 Starter Pack, and Battlefield 3.
The charities are the Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the American Red Cross, and the American Cancer Society.
Update to clarify information: According to an Origin tweet, anyone in the world may participate as long as they have Origin.

Sims 3 Store: Another Thursday Sneak Peek!
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Via SimGuruTaterTot (yum!)

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Giveaway Time! Win The Sims 3 Island Paradise!



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Into The Future Fact Sheet Updated!

The Into The Future Fact Sheet was updated to include the information from the latest blog.

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The Sims 4: “Intelligent Multitasking” Confirmed
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The August issue of Die Sims Magazine (Official German Magazine for The Sims) has given folks a peek at their upcoming cover for the magazine releasing on August 16th. SimFans.de has translated the notations on the cover, and Multitasking in The Sims 4 has been confirmed.


“The Sims 4 – Big Emotions, Intelligent Multitasking and intuitive Creative-Tools” 



Sims 3 Store: Thursday Sneak Peek!
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Via SimGuruTaterTot (yum!)

I usually wait until Wednesdays but I couldn’t wait this week and neither could Designer Alan Copeland! Read his blog about Dreams of India and see for yourself! Available on The Sims 3 Store August 15th!
Not long ago on the Sims 3 Store forums I was asking if we planned to follow up on any of the sets that have been released in the past. Well today I’m happy to announce a return to one of the most popular themes we’ve ever done.
“In this place the old and the new blend together timelessly. It is a land of breathtaking design and stunning explosions of color. Find your inspiration again with Dreams of India.”
This exciting set of décor and Sims apparel lets you completely redefine your Sims family in creative new ways. Check out that beautiful screen! And four different types of lights! But as a builder I’m probably most happy about those windows. I can see a variety of places to put those that transcend the theme of the set.

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Into the Future: Things To Know About Plumbots


Via The Sims 3 Community Blog – Thanks Cavia!

Hey Simmers!
Today I’m happy to be able to share more info on one of my absolute favorite parts of The Sims 3 Into the Future – Plumbots! From the very beginning of this pack, we set out to make Plumbots feel like a natural evolution of everything fans loved about bots from older Sims games, just bigger, better, more customizable, and more durable. We had so much fun acting out bot animations and telling crazy bot stories. Here are a few fun facts to get you ready to play with the future and Plumbots!
Plumbots are an integral part of the household of the future. Most families in the future have at least one bot to help out around the house, and several service industries have enlisted Plumbots to do work like firefighting and pizza delivery.



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Caption Contest Winner!


This week’s caption contest now has a winner! Congrats to adler900 for coming up with the winning caption on this week’s photo! 

“The “budding” surfer remained firmly “rooted” to the board as she “rose” to the challenge of “stemming” the waves.”


(Photo by our very own WhipperWhirl!)


The Sims 4: More Teasers by The Sims Team
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As you may remember, SimGuruGraham showed off some “teaser” photos of The Sims 4 Developers in the July 23rd Broadcast. To quote Graham, the photos give us a “little taste” of what’s to come at Gamescom.

Since the chat, The Sims Facebook Page has shared teasers (here, here and here), as well as the photos and captions below.

Hat Tip: Milad

♦ Flowers in hair, check. Flamingo with an Evil Trait and scary stare, double check! What’s with the island themed decorations? RSVP for the EA Gamescom Press Conference to find out!
♦ Via EA Russia (Horridly Translated) – In Maxis do not apply their problems. But then what of the night raised their representatives? Write in the comments on that in the game The Sims 4 suggests this picture.

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The Sims 3 Movie Stuff Trailer (Part 2)


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