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December


Sims 3 Creator's Camp 3 December
Chris_damon from the Snootysims forum got his hands on an invitation flyer. It speaks of a camp where selected sites get the chance of spending a week with The Sims 3, creating content for the game.
Check the flyer for more info.

Sims 3 promo disk 5 December
Target is giving out promo goodies for The Sims 3. Among these are stickers, music samples, a cd with CAS and Create-a-Style info and much more. 'Creative Kleptomaniac' from the SnootySims forums posted the new screenshots that were on the disk. Check these below.
Rockermonkey999 uploaded some screenshots from the info-cd here: CAS images

    

      


New interview 5 December
Kikizo had a very long interview with Ben Bell about The Sims 3. It contains some very interesting new bits of info:
- If you're a bad parent, traits for the kids will be given instead of you choosing them.
- You can go to the countryside and collect seeds for your garden.
- When you register the game, you get a second neighborhood.
Check the interview here: Kikizo.com

Download record for Spore 7 December
TorrentFreak posted a list of the most pirated games of this year. Spore, that uses the latest SecuROM is at number 1 with a total of 1.7 million copies; Making it the most pirated game in history.
TorrentFreak rightly says that this high number was mostly thanks to the use of DRM. So if EA doesn't want to see Sims 3 at the top of that list next year, they better stop using SecuROM.
Find the full list here: TorrentFreak

Sims 3 panorama 7 December
SimPrograms.com got a copy of the Sims 3 promo cd and created a panoramic view of the main screen. I cut it in pieces for easy viewing but you can also download the complete pic.
Check it out here: Promo-cd pics
Many thanks to Sim Programs for creating this great picture!

New poll 8 December
There's a new poll. This weeks question is if you would go to EA if you recieved an invitation. Click here to vote: New poll.
Last poll question was if you think Sims 3 will be just as succesful as Sims 2. Most people (43%) say that Sims 3 will be even more succesful then Sims 2. About 1 third think it will do just as good. Only a very small percentage thinks that Sims 3 will be a failure.
6146 people voted and here are the results:

Will Sims 3 be just as succesful as Sims 2?
- It will be even more succesful!: 43%
- It will do just as good: 34%
- It will be a bit less succesful: 20%
- It will sell pretty bad: 3%


Interview 9 December
TimesOnline had a talk with Ben Bell about the Sims 3. It's a video interview where they show parts of the game similar to the Fanevent tour.
Check it out here: Times Online

Site news 9 December
After many requests, Snooty Sims finally has RSS! Just click the little rss icon to add it to your rss program.
Many thanks to Infinitesims.com for the help to get it on the site.

Misc. Sims 3 news 11 December
IGN posted a new official trailer. In this movie, an evil Sim steals candy from a baby. IGN also had an interview with Ben Bell. He does not reveal much info in this Q and A, but ofcourse always worth a read.
Check the movie and interview here: IGN.com
TheSims3.com updated with a new blog. This time from Jennie Hozman, Sim Designer. She talks about some of the Sims storylines from the game.
Check it here: Sims 3 Blog

New Sims 3 pics 12 December
TheSims3.com updated with 2 new screenshots:

  


New poll 15 December
There's a new poll. This weeks question is which odd trait you like most. Click here to vote: New poll.
Last poll question was if you would go to EA if you recieved an invitation. Most people (44%) would most definitely go to EA headquarters. 1 third has some doubts about going and 1 in 4 would friendly decline for various reasons.
3089 people voted and here are the results:

Would you go to EA ?
- I would definitely go!: 44%
- Not sure, but I would probably go: 20%
- It sounds cool, but I don't think I would actually go: 12%
- No, because I can't; Not allowed/no time,etc: 17%
- No not interested: 7%


Sims 3 system requirements 16 December
TheSims2.com posted the system requirements for The Sims 3:

Windows XP on PC:
- Processor: Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / Athlon XP 2000+
- Memory: 1 GB
- Graphics: GeForce FX 5900 / Radeon 9500 125 Mb.

Windows XP on Laptop:
- Processor: Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+
- Memory: 1,5 GB
- Graphics: GeForce Go 6200 / Radeon mobile 9600 125 Mb.

Windows Vista on PC:
- Processor: Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+
- Memory: 1,5 GB
- Graphics: GeForce FX 5900 / Radeon 9500 125 Mb.

Windows Vista on Laptop:
- Processor: Pentium IV 2.4 GHz / Athlon XP 2400+
- Memory: 2 GB
- Graphics: GeForce Go 6200 / Radeon mobile 9600 125 Mb.

Note that these are MINIMUM requirements. If you want to see the game in good detail, I HIGHLY recommend at least a 256 Mb card, preferably 512.


New Sims 3 VIP blog 17 December
TheSims3.com updated with a new VIP blog. Feisal talks about the buy and build mode and the user-interface that is used. Also a bit about the free rotation for objects.
Check the blog here: TheSims3.com (27824)

New Sims 3 preview 17 December
Games Radar took a trip to EA and had a hands-on with The Sims 3. There's no new info in this preview, but rather list a few positive things from the game like the improved build mode and the fact you have to spend less time on the Needs.
Check it out here: Games Radar

  


New Sims 3 trailer 18 December
1Up posted a new official Sims 3 trailer. This movie features Create-a-Style and shows a whole range of different kinds of Sims as well as ways to decorate your sims' homes.
See the movie here: 1Up.com

New pic and interview 19 December
The VIP mails have finally been sent to those who subscribed and a new picture of buildmode can be found in the VIP section.

Also, 1Up had a small interview with associate producer Grant Rodiek.
Find it here: 1Up interview


Updated official Sims 3 details 22 December
EA has updated their details on Sims 3. There are no real interesting changes other then the fact that the German magazines were right with saying that the amount of Traits has been reduced to over 60 instead of over 80 traits.
Check the details here: Game Infowire.com

New Sims 3 screenshots 25 December
German fansite Simtimes posted 8 new Sims 3 screenshots from gamemagazine 'GameStar'.
Check all pics here: Simtimes

Full Gamestar article 26 December
Fansite Simsdomination posted the whole Gamestar article on their site and contains some good in-game screenshots.
Check the site here: Simsdomination.com

New poll 29 December
There's a new poll. This weeks question is what you think of the reduced Needs. Click here to vote: New poll.
Last poll question was which odd trait you like most. Well there were a lot of choices to pick, Hopeless Romantic was the most popular with 1 out of 4 people. Insane got picked by almost 1 out of 5. Kleptomaniac is also popular (16%) but all the others got around 10%.
4466 people voted and here are the results:

Which odd trait do you like most?
- Childish: 7%
- Daredevil: 9%
- Evil: 10%
- Hopeless Romantic: 26%
- Inappropriate: 13%
- Insane: 18%
- Kleptomaniac: 16%
- Slob: 1%


Dexter Freebish interview 31 December
Dexter Freebish is a band that had a song in The Sims 2: University. But they will also have a song in the upcoming Sims 3. Snooty Sims can present an exclusive interview with Dexter Freebish here: Interview