The Sims 3 released!

The Sims 3 has finally arrived! It is already receiving excellent reviews, mostly around 90%.

Please don’t hesitate to reply here and tell us what you think about the game!

Reviews:

Gamespot: 90%
Gamespy: 4.5/5
IGN: 8.9/10
Eurogamer: 8/10
GamePro: 4/5
Edge-Online: 8/10
Total videogames.com: 8/10
PC World: 90%
Gaming Hexus: 9/10
Cynamite.de: 10/10
bit-tech: 9/10
3D Juegos: 8,3/10

Happy simming! =)

No DRM in Sims 3

Great news! The Sims 3 is officially DRM-free according to the post made on The Sims 3 website by Rod Humble .

The post…

Hello everyone I wanted to share news with you regarding our copy protection plans for The Sims 3.

We’ll have more information for you as we get closer to launch about everything we’ll have to offer on TheSims3.com and The Sims 3 Store, but we have heard your requests over the past months and here is our plan for The Sims 3.

The game will have disc-based copy protection – there is a Serial Code just likeThe Sims 2. To play the game there will not be any online authentication needed.

We feel like this is a good, time-proven solution that makes it easy for you to play the game without DRM methods that feel overly invasive or leave you concerned about authorization server access in the distant future.

We’re really excited to bring you the game for the PC and Mac starting June 2, 2009. The extra time we’ve taken to polish the game has resulted in an even better game experience for you to enjoy and we can’t wait for you to see for yourself!

Thanks for your passion and your loyalty.
Rod Humble

This news is relieving, leaving us more anxious to play the game.


New theme & Header

SimWorld News gets a new theme and header. This is part of the change that SimWorld News (SWN) will be bringing with time. Notice the color schemes we will be using, and give us feedback anytime.

We are sorry that the updates are slow, however its due to me being busy with real life, plus, working on the new and upcoming SimWorld News website.

Look forward for an update on the news,  a possible hiring  and preview of the new website.
Thank you,
SimWorld News

Poll Results: Sims 3 Delay

Our last poll regarding the opinions of people to The Sims 3 delay is as follows…

Disappointed – 83%
Think it’s better for the whole game –  11%
Let EA take the time they need – 6%
Don’t really care – 1%

Total number of voters – 161

Our new poll is regarding people’s views on buying The Sims 3. Please make sure to vote, on the right.

10,000 visitors!

We have just achieved 10,000 visitors on the 17th of February 09!

We would love to thank all of our visitors, new and returning for their continuous encouragement, contribution and reading. The move from 5,000 visitors in September to 10,000 in February is a great achievement! Thank you again! =)

As SimWorld News grows larger, we will be introducing a new forum, very soon! Towards the beginning of march, we will hopefully publish our new website, currently being designed – where everyone is encouraged to send us all their feedback, ideas & suggestions.

Stay around for more news and improvements from SimWorld News!

EA speaks out about Sims 3 delay!

According to a Gamespot article, The Sims 3 have been delayed in order to undergo a much better marketing campaign for the game, since, according to EA, the launch of The Sims 3 seems to be one of the most important in the upcoming fiscal year and the company’s history.

From the article…

In the case of The Sims 3, Riccitiello said, “We see this as being one of the most important launches in our company’s history, and certainly in the upcoming fiscal year.” He added that the delay was called in the interest of investing more time and effort to make the marketing campaign for the game more innovative.

–  Sims 3 for Mac! It has also been announced that The Sims 3 will be released for Mac on the same day as the PC!

–  Different release dates for different countries!
The Sims 3 won’t be released worldwide on June 2nd. That date is only for America and Canada. Europe and other countries get it a few days later:
June 4th: Netherlands, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Australia.
June 5th: Uk, Italy, Brazil, Poland, Russia, Czech.