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[Please note that over the next few weeks the site will be undergoing a major overhaul and that you may not be able to connect for a few hours at a time. News may be slightly delayed for the time being too. Please bare with us, we apologize for any inconvinince caused].
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As you may remember us mentioning last year The Sims 3 facts is not currenlty active. The website has become corrupt with errors and slowed down considerably. This is due to the high amount of traffic on the site and the growing amount of conent. As a result of this I have decided that The Sims 3 facts will be going independant with the URL www.thesims3facts.com
The new site is currently in the process of being built and we hope to have it in beta very soon. Hopefully the site will be published and up and running before the release of The Sims 3 in early June. The new site will have various other features including a media page for all of the official Sims 3 videos and screenshots. The site has been completely revamped and will have a new easy-to-navigate user interface with cool modern colours and stylish menus. Here is a very early preview of the coming site; we look forward to seeing you over there in the near future :)
Well, after many rumors and much speculation it looks very likely that The Sims 3 will be delayed after all. the original 20th February 2009 release date has been binned and Eurogamer has published an article that EA are in the process of evaluating a Sims 3 delay.
The community seems disapointed about this which is understandable as we were only given just over 3 weeks notice of the delay.
A new official date has yet to be confirmed although rumors are ranging anywhere from 26th February right up until July 2009. We just hope it will be sooner rather than later.
I would like to aplogize for the lack of new news but due to large personal issues I've been very busy. With that said I would like to say that we will be updating the facts page soon to include information collevted from the recent Sims 3 Creators Camp as well as new information, screens and features.
There have been two new Sims 3 movies posted about the US presidential election. View them here:
The Official UK Sims Forums has posted a write up on Ben Bell's tour where they had an intimate view of The Sims 3 in action as well as being able to ask various questions in relation to the upcoming game.
There is information on the new online exchange, the new customizable items in both buy mode and create-a-sim plus information on the new movie-making abilities.
View it all here:
It can be found at the bottom of the page.
The Sims 3 VIP newsletter has been released. It can be viewed on infinitesims.com: VIP Newsletter
Gamespot has posted an interesting preview for The Sims 3. Unlike many of the interviews we have received recently this one contains some new information. They speak of how in The Sims 3 DNA will be more consistant than The Sims 2 as well as other things.
View the preview here: Preview from Gamespot
MTV wrote a very interesting preview on The Sims 3 Read it here:MTV Preview
A new large behind scenes of The Sims 3 movie has been posted on the official site. It includes many of the prodeucers speaking of their favourite features of The Sims 3 as well as some funny looks as how the animation is created.
View it here: The Sims 3.com
Thanks to SnootySims and InfiniteSims for getting this online:
Movie (Itay be slow temporarily due to popularity flooding).
German fansite Sim Times posted an article about what they saw at the GC08 show. The article includes some nice close-ups of several control panels.
Check the article here: Sim Times
Thanks to SnootySims.com for this information.
German games site PC Games had a small interview with one of the Sims 3 developers. She talks a bit about goals, the AI and some other things. Not much new info but it's always nice to hear a developer talk about the Sims 3.
Watch the interview here: PC Games.de
Thanks to SnootySims for the information.
We have finished running maitenance on the site and the "Screenshots" and "News Archive" are now back online. The screenshots are being added at a steady pace as we try to keep up with the many new Screens frequently being released from fan events, demos and EA.
Gamespy and IGN posted a small part of the Sims 3 presentation on the GC08 show. Not much new info is revealed other then maybe the musician career is confirmed. But it does show a few new images from the game.
Check the movie here: IGN
Infinite Sims has listed the fansites who were allowed to take screenshots of The Sims 3 at the GC 2008 fan event.
For the first time, the media were allowed to take screenshots of The Sims 3 at the GC 2008 event.
We have collected a total of 48 screenshots from numerous sites.
Thanks goes to: SimsWorld.de, Sims2Fans.de, SimForum.de, TheSims.de & SimPlazza.de
You can find all 48 screens in Infinite Sim's Gallery
We hope to have the screens on this site as soon as possible we're just running big maintenance at the moment.
EA has officially confirmed that the release date for The Sims 3 will be 20th Febrary 2009. It's less than 6 months away which was quite a shock with a lot of players guessing around guessing Christmas 2009.
The Official Press Release: Releasedate Sims 3
Creator of The Sims Will Wright gave a huge interview on The Sims 3, Spore and The Sims in general. He speaks of where he feels the industry will go next, what he feels about The Sims 3 which he is not involved with and tells of what inspires him for his creations like The Sims and upcoming title Spore.
A new Sims VIP letter was sent to those that subscribed and in it, there was the news that TheSims3.com has had a major sitedesign change. Also there were 2 new screenshots, a few more movie screengrabs a blog from Producer Ben Bell and some new info.
Check the site out here: TheSims3.com
Thanks again to Snootysims.com for the information :)
The official Brazilian site and WorldSims has posted a preview for Sims 3. And with those, all sites that got to see the Sims 3 have made their report. A good time to actually see this Sims 3 tour at EA headquarters. SimVipOnline, a brazilian site, posted a movie that shows the tour from beginning to end (ofcourse without Sims 3 images). Check the links below:
(Thanks to SnootySims for the info)!
Simparool, a Dutch fansite has posted a huge preview on The Sims 3. It has been translated to English by Snootysims and can be viewed below. It's very interesting and has some new information. I'd definately recommend you read it.
View the preview: here
View the translation (English) @ snootysims: here
The Sims 3 Facts will be undergoing some major changes towards the end of Summer. You can expect to see a more fun layout, updated screenshots, new direct download features a live RSS feed and more. We are planning on moving sites next year to "thesims3facts.com". This site will still exist with just the most vital news but the new site is expected to have many more exciting features in time for The Sims 3 release. The Sims 3 Facts will also be having a small celebration for it's half-birthday on the 9th August 2008.
In the mean time this site will be offline from time to time as the site is updated so please bare with us. We are doing our best. The site was meant to be a simple news site and still is but I wish to add more interesting features now that we have reached the best part of 20,000 views. If you have any suggestions for features you would like of if something is added that you would like changed e-mail: email@example.com and let me know. Chow for now simmers :)
The 2nd edition of the website's newsletter is due for release on the 18th August 2008. The newsletter includes: the latest news, info and must have gossip, any new facts, an exclusive screenshot or snippet of Sims 3 related info, latest poll results, a fun fact and an exclusive Sims 3 goodie i.e. wallpaper, an AIM buddy icon or other free goddie.
To subscribe to the newsletter click HERE.
The Sims Resource has posted the first ever Sims 3 preview from the fan events that took place during the week. There is tons of new info all put into easy to read numbered points. This is the biggest turning point since The Sims 3 was announced and really has the community excited. There is also a forum @ TSR sims discussing all of the new info:
Here are some links to the goings on:
The Preview: Here
The Discussions: Here
The Sims 3 Facts (This Site), Preview Discussions: Here
The Fanday Event has been posted by a few sites so far. I would like to thank Infinite Sims for the links. More are to be expected in the coming days and some should start to be uploaded with in the next few hours so stay tuned.
- SimsForums.net Quick Preview
- Sims2.br Transcript (Translated)
- SterlingSims Fansite Day Photos
- SimParool (Dutch, if you have any good translation send it through to us.)
- Simy.focus.pl Blog - Questions (Translated)
- N99 Forum - Facts
SnootySims has gathered this information so far:
- Hair will not grow but you can 'paint' certain parts of the hair.
- There is no gradual aging, but there are age groups as in Sims 2.
- There will be 7 age groups: Baby, Toddler, Child, Teenager, Young adult, Adult, Elder.
- Every career has its own building in the Nhood.
- Different Sims height is not in the game yet and unsure if it will reach the full game.
- A Mac version will be made AFTER the game is released on PC.
- The game will be released in 2009 but no specific quarter is given.
- You can move objects 360 degrees and without a grid.
- It is still not certain if weather will be in the game.
- There are several dificulty levels.
- Sims still spin around to change clothes.
I'm a bit late with this info, I apologize:
Gamespy posted an interview with Rod Humble about the Sims 3 here: Gamespy interview
Thanks to SnootySims for the info!
Well, to continue a week of great Sims 3 news the official website has just added 5 new screens, 7 new CAS screens and the first ever Sims 3 trailer. I know I'm supposed to be looking at it from a neutral point of view but I have to say it. This looks amazing I cannot wait.
View it all here. This site will be updated to account for the new info A.S.A.P.