On today’s CNBC Mad Money, EA’s CEO John Ricitello tells viewers that “in a month from today”, there will be a big time Social Game hitting Facebook “That will be all over the news”. With EA competing against Zynga, one can only imagine that a SimCity Social has been in the works.
I was doing some digging around today, and it appears that EA has registered several SimCity Social Domains, created an Unpublished “SimCity Social” Facebook Page, and also reserved a SimCity App on Facebook that is already hosted on Playfish. SimCitySocial.com, SimCity-Social.com and SimCityFacebook.com, are all sites registered to Electronic Arts.
When digging around on Facebook, the URL Facebook.com/SimCitySocial redirects to the homepage, as it is an unpublished page (not visible to the public). Another clue as to what Ricitello claims will be “the next big social game”, is the SimCity Social app that has been discovered on Facebook. Rincon Del Simmer has provided us with an image of the app’s web address, using the Source Code.
When clicking on the application’s URL, Facebook returns with an error, however Google’s Cache (when stopped before the loading completes) shows a different story in the source code.
Is this the “big” game hitting Facebook and the news next month?
I’m letting my imagination run wild here, but there is a teeeny weeeny chance this may be a Toddler-Teen pack. There is no confirmation at this time of what this
not yet confirmed pack will include, but what if it were a Toddler/Child/Teen Pack? I was scrolling through Diesel’s Online Store for Kids, and I found some neat clothing and styles for our least pampered age group. Links above the images will direct you to Diesel’s Site.
This is one video that must be seen by all Sims fans! Thanks a bunch to Lazy Game Reviews for passing it my way!
Video Link – Make sure to click “Show More” for all the info!
Have a question about the store content? Have a question about the development process? Head on over to SimGuruTaterTot’s thread, and ask away! He will be choosing 10 questions to answer tomorrow!
I started this blog because I wanted to give you guys a backstage pass into what it’s like to actually work on the Store team creating amazing content that you guys will love, but i feel like i’ve still been too formal, so it’s time for an Ask Me Anything!
Put your questions in this forum: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/536949.page
And This Wednesday I will choose 10 questions to answer. They can be personal, they can be silly, they can be real questions about what we do here.
BUT! As a disclaimer, I must warn you that I completely reserve the right to not answer a question. There are some things about working here that I just can’t talk about, so if you see me avoiding a particular type of question that’s probably why. I know it’s lame, but Tatertot needs to keep his job. ^^
Bring it on, Simmers!
A second listing has appeared for ‘The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff‘, this time by French Retailer FNAC.com. Thanks to Romain L for the info!