The Sims 3

PC, XB360, PS3, WII, DS, 3DS / Simulation / Release: Jun 2, 2009 / ESRB: T

Sims 3 Named 'Most Animal-Friendly Game 2009' by PETA

By Garnett Lee, Dec 31, 2009 2:00pm PST

As Gamasutra spotted, the Sims 3 won a 'Proggy' as the 'Most Animal Friendly Game of 2009' from animal rights activist group People for the Ethical...


"By and large, it seems like the crowd here is comprised of a bunch of mentally challenged, ..."

- Legendary_Axe9999 see all 29 comments

Watch This: Matt and Kim's Poppy Simlish Debut

By Chris Faylor, Dec 23, 2009 2:01pm PST

If you thought that the lyrics of Matt and Kim's pop sensation "Daylight" were nonsensical before, just wait until you hear them in the fictional...


"I love how hearing a song in Simlish lets you determine whether it's still good sans lyrics. Or ..."

- Shadsy see all 6 comments

The Sims 3 Holidays Trailer Spreads Adult Cheer

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 10, 2009 1:20pm PST

Entering into the spirit of Christmas and crass commercialisation, EA has released a Sims 3 trailer with its top ten reasons to gift the virtual...


"I liked the first two Sims. Maybe I'm just Simmed out? It's the only purchase I made this year ..."

- robosextoid see all 9 comments

The Sims 3 Video Mocks Twilight

By Chris Faylor, Nov 20, 2009 1:00pm PST

Explaining that "Sims fans around the world build their own stories and machinima and are acting out their own vampire love stories all over the...


"<clap clap clap> Bravo. Well done. I can wait to read all the weekend discussion ..."

- Dr_Cube see all 17 comments

Watch This: Nelly Furtado Sings Simlish

By Chris Faylor, Nov 13, 2009 9:04am PST

Joining the ranks of Katy Perry and Natasha Bedingfield, Nelly Furtado marks the latest major recording artist to re-record one of her songs in the...


"Am I weird for wanting to hear "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" in Simish?"

- MeestaNob see all 18 comments

EA Beats Estimates on Strong Sales of The Sims 3

By Nick Breckon, Aug 04, 2009 2:22pm PDT

Electronic Arts reported a $644 million first quarter today, a revenue take that beat expectations thanks to impressive sales of The Sims 3 and EA...


"If I'm doing the math right that's just under 1/2 of their first quarter revenue is from The ..."

- AgentPothead see all 11 comments

The Sims 3 Expansion Adds Tomb Raiding

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 03, 2009 10:33am PDT

In a move which surprises no one, EA has today announced an expansion pack for The Sims 3. In addition to the Egyptian locale shown below, The Sims...


"I Agree with you Stucky_101 the first game was THE BEST but if you see, the game category is ..."

- FFppppff see all 24 comments

June PC Sales Predictably Dominated by The Sims 3

By Nick Breckon, Jul 22, 2009 7:02pm PDT

EA Maxis' The Sims 3 debuted in June with over 800,000 unit sales in the United States, according to Gamasutra. The citizen-management sequel...


"7 skus of Blizzard products, two of which for games that are nigh 10 years old at this point. ..."

- Professer12 see all 42 comments

EA Using The Sims 3 DLC, Community to Curb Piracy

By Chris Faylor, Jun 22, 2009 6:30pm PDT

The pre-release leak of The Sims 3 essentially served as a "demo program" for Electronic Arts to test its focus on "disc-enabled" services like...


"Smart and dumb. Really, it just makes me want to play console games more. At least I can still ..."

- matrixneo42 see all 92 comments

The Sims 3 Sales Set Record for EA

By Nick Breckon, Jun 09, 2009 3:49pm PDT

Electronic Arts has made its expected declaration of Sims domination following last week's release of The Sims 3. The company claims the...


"I bought it. Great game, but I wish they had bigger fish tanks than the bowl. Oh well, I can ..."

- TheMongbat see all 47 comments

The Sims 3 Trailer Stars Susan Boyle

By Alice O'Connor and Chris Faylor, May 22, 2009 10:48am PDT

"We finally really did it. You maniacs... damn you! God damn you all to Hell!" -- Charlton Heston as Colonel George Taylor in Franklin J....


"The face is a good approximation, but the smooth hairdo completely killed this."

- Meadows.TR see all 20 comments

The Sims 3 Trailer: Exercise Comedy

By Chris Faylor, May 19, 2009 8:31am PDT

"Check out the new gameplay trailer for The Sims 3 which shows awesome new gameplay, different locations, clothing, interactions, new objects,...


"im tempted to get this, make a house full of lesbians and use it for porn."

- sanewave see all 21 comments

The Sims 3 Gone Gold

By Chris Faylor, May 11, 2009 8:24am PDT

Confirming that The Sims 3 will "street in 60 countries June 2," EA has revealed that the long-awaited PC and Mac lifestyle sequel is finished and...


"The video I just saw showed people hunting bugs and fishing. Does this mean The Sims 3 already ..."

- Evil Bones see all 29 comments

The Sims 3 Gets Microtransactions and Day One DLC (Updated)

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 30, 2009 8:22am PDT

Update: The downloadable "Riverview" town for The Sims 3 that launches alongside the game on June 2 will be free, EA has informed Shacknews. As for...


"The majority of Sims "expansions" were just boxed up DLC-quality items anyway. Why buy a $20 ..."

- Altanar see all 31 comments

Get Creative With The Sims 3 Movie Maker

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 16, 2009 4:43pm PDT

A new Sims 3 trailer from EA shows the game's surprisingly powerful movie editor, and an example movie by Sims staffers who apparently have issues...