The Sims 3

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: EA
Developer: EA Maxis
Release Date: June 2, 2009

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by Rainier on April 27, 2009 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT

The Sims 3 allows you to immerse your unique Sims in an open living neighborhood right outside their door. The initial feature-set includes the new seamless, open neighborhood, new Create-A-Sim, new realistic personalities and new unlimited customization.

The Sims 3 features a brand new engine that allows you to immerse your unique Sims in an open living neighborhood where they can roam and explore all new surroundings including the beach, mountains and town center. The neighborhood is alive and constantly evolving so what happens to a Sim on one side of the neighborhood could impact your Sims on the other side of town! If your Sims are in the right place at the right time, who knows what might happen? And now for the first time, your Sims have distinctive personalities thanks to a range of all-new personality traits. You have the option to select from dozens of personality traits such as brave, artistic, kleptomaniac, clumsy, paranoid and romantic. Combine up to five traits to create an endless number of truly diverse individuals.

The all-new Create-a-Sim allows you to completely customize your Sims' appearances making every Sim unique. The feature is easy-to-use and more powerful than ever, letting you fine-tune every aspect of your Sims face, customize their hair color, select the exact shade of their skin tone and determine much more to make lifelike Sims. It's never been easier to make Sims that are thin, full-figured or muscular and everything in between! In true The Sims fashion, you can customize everything. The Sims 3 allows for infinite possibilities to design the interior and exterior of your Sims surroundings.

Additionally, you can enjoy the challenge of short-term and long-term goals and then reap the rewards! Based on personality traits, skills and career choices, your Sims have short and long term Wishes that provide constant fun challenges, things to do and achieve. You have the ultimate freedom to choose whether to fulfill their destiny, giving them lifetime happiness and rewards or not! Will your Sim skyrocket from latrine cleaner to an astronaut, go from being a rabid fan to a sports legend or will you choose an alternate destiny? In The Sims 3, life is what you make it!

Those that pre-order the game will receive a customized pre-order box, plumbob sticker set, redemption code for one free downloadable music track and a double sided concert style poster of the band or recording artist. The poster will include a photograph of the band on one side and on the reverse side, the band as Sims!

Tracks include:

  • Ghosts (Ladytron) – Target exclusive
  • I love LA (Young Dre The Truth) – GameStop exclusive
  • Revolution (Bang Camaro) – Best Buy exclusive
  • The Other Side (Dexter Freebish) – Walmart exclusive
  • True Stories (Data Rock) – EA Store

System Requirements:

PC Desktop

  • XP (Service Pack 2)
    • Processor Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+
    • Memory 1 GB
    • Graphics GeForce FX 5900 / Radeon 9500
    • Graphics Ram 128 MB
  • Vista (Service Pack 1)
    • Processor: Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+
    • Memory: 1.5 GB
    • Graphics: GeForce FX 5900 / Radeon 9500
    • Graphics Ram: 128 MB

Laptop

  • XP (Service Pack 2)
    • Processor: Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+
    • Memory: 1.5 GB
    • Graphics GeForce: Go 6200 / Radeon mobile 9600
    • Graphics Ram: 128 MB
  • Vista (Service Pack 1)
    • Processor Pentium: IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+
    • Memory: 2.0 GB
    • Graphics: GeForce Go 6200 / Radeon mobile 9600
    • Graphics: 128 MB

The Sims 3 Collector's Edition will include:

  • The Sims 3 Game for PC
  • The Sims Plumbob USB Drive with matching Green Carabiner
  • Exclusive In-Game Italian-Style Sports Car
  • Tips and hints guide
  • The Sims 3 Plumbob Stickers

Features :

  • New Seamless, Open Neighbourhood the Neighbourhood Freely.
    • See the sights with your Sims! The new seamless neighbourhood architecture allows your Sims to roam freely around the neighbourhood and visit their loved one and friends—or foes. Discovering other Sims homes and families, travelling around to new locations like City Hall or the local park will create a whole new way of life for your Sims. Storytelling options will multiply as your Sims stroll downtown to meet new acquaintances, head across town for lunch, spy on their neighbours and bump into the boss when they least expect it.
  • New Create A Sim—Create Any Sim You Can Imagine.
    • In addition to the open, living neighbourhood, the all-new Create-a-Sim interface will feature easy-to-use design tools that allow you to make truly detailed Sims that are more realistic than ever. Create-a-Sim gives you the incredible freedom to customize just about any Sim you can imagine. From thin to full-figured to muscular—everything in between and even the extreme! In addition to determining your Sims body shape and size, you will also be able to fine-tune every feature on their faces, customize their hair style and select their skin tone, all from a vast selection of options. With so many choices to choose from, it is fun to create more realistic characters that look like you, someone you want to look like, or even a famous personality.
  • New Realistic Personalities—Every Sim Is A Unique Person, With A Distinct Personality
    • With the innovative and proprietary Realistic Personality System in The Sims 3, you can attribute each character with five distinct personality traits, helping shape your Sims behaviour and how they interact with others and their surroundings. This new system will empower you to create extremely complex and diverse in-game personalities. Will you create the nosy, inappropriate, kleptomaniac grandmother who loves to meddle in other people’s business? Or the commitment-phobic, hot-headed punk rocker whose rude nature and childish disposition keeps him from scoring a date? In The Sims 3, Sims will go beyond the basic set of day-to-day needs to be distinct individuals with multifaceted personalities, who can focus both on short-term opportunities and long-term goals. With a wide selection of personality traits to mix and match, more than 700 million combinations of Sims await. You never know who’ll meet in The Sims 3!
  • New Unlimited Customization—Everyone Can Customize Everything!
    • New and accessible creativity tools in The Sims 3 make it simple for anyone to customize anything, anywhere! From floors to flowers, fashions to sofas, wallpaper to window shades and more, The Sims 3 gives you all the flexibility and options you need to be the architect of your dream house or explore your interior design skills to outfit your ultimate home. Your Sims can make home an ultra-deluxe mansion, a cool bachelor pad, family’s dream home or charming cottage. The choice is yours in The Sims 3.

The Sims 3 is currently scheduled for release in June 2, 2009.


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