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Gaming The Sims 3 Hands-On Preview

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 18 May 2009.

  1. interzen

    interzen Real men use chainsaws.

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    My thoughts exactly ... I'll play Sim City until the cows come home (hell, I even *bought* it for the Atari ST waaaay back) but I just don't get 'The Sims' at all. Sister and girlfriend both love it, but it bores me absolutely senseless.

    Must be a chick thing :)
     
  2. Nicb

    Nicb Let's discuss among ourselves

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    I built a computer for my wife and all she did in the beginning was play Sims 2 and internet surf. She kept at me about trying it, soooo after finding out I could alter the game and recreate its items and character actions I said ok. (It takes up more than 20Gs)

    After turning my character into a Metro/Rock pimp and having a hooker business in my house making over 12,000 dollars a night by holding house party's........ I got bored. But it was fun while it lasted and I respect the game.
     
  3. s3v3n

    s3v3n MMO Cold Turkey -fail

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    I've enjoyed playing Sims, but mostly as a builder. Make a nice 3 story house with lavish first and second story with a 3rd story with bare minimums. Send all residents to 3rd floor and promply delete the stairs =D
     
  4. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish What's a Dremel?

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    How evil! :thumb:

    My fave was a bit more tame: build a big house with an empty ground floor, then delete all walls on the ground floor leaving only the stairs :dremel:
     
  5. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Back when Sims 1 was released I gave it 10 minutes and I built a maze in the garden with fences. Food right in the middle. No fridge or anything to eat in the house, no phone to get a delivery... fun, fun, fun.

    Oh, and of course the classic: Build a swimming pool, let the Sim get into it, delete ladder. :thumb:
     
  6. cool_dude

    cool_dude Minimodder

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    any reason for no online interaction? I.e; join server (neighbourhood) share houses go to others etc? Whys that not been done w/ the new sims?
     
  7. interzen

    interzen Real men use chainsaws.

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    Epic win! :)
     
  8. eeced

    eeced My finger is in the fan

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    @ Natima, I never said I don't like it. ;)
    Problem is when two people like the same game that only one computer in our home can run... no... that's not a problem... it's a disaster!
     
  9. ImInTheZoneBaby

    ImInTheZoneBaby Bring it on sucka!

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    Yikes. Seems like The Sims 3 has already leaked onto the internet. Yargh me matey!
     
  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I'll admit it, I like to play is once and a while


    But it's mainly for building really cool houses
     
  11. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Subtle
     
  12. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I'm shocked, nay stunned..

    Where's Impar with the news of an obtrusive copy protection scheme?

    :)
     
  13. NickCPC

    NickCPC Minimodder

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    I'm surprised a pirate copy is already out - 2 and a half weeks before release date for a working copy is early. I'll be buying a copy for my sis's birthday, and can see this being no1 for aaages, as much as I think most people on here will disapprove.
     
  14. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish What's a Dremel?

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    It's not really a surprise for a game of such importance*

    *nb. not for the usual gamer lot in general. like the wii, the sims has a different audience generally**

    **and this is also going to have an unusual effect on piracy IMHO, most people who can pirate it probably aren't going to be very interested in the game, and vice versa... So this'll be interesting to watch...

    I'm keeping quiet, but i'm not sure my mother won't ask me to download it if she finds out (though she's buying it regardless, so not a huge issue)
     
  15. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Now only if they were to realease a GOOD successor to SimCity 3000, SC4 was good but it wasn't as great of a game as SC3k, and Rush Hour was a joke, mini-games in SimCity??? Oh why have you sold your soul Maxis?
     
  16. impar

    impar Minimodder

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    Greetings!
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=166056

    As for the game itself, never could really understood the success of such a game. Was a bit surprised seeing a review of the game in BitTech.
     
  17. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    It's one of the milestones of gaming, like it or not. :p
     
  18. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    lol, thanks impar :thumb: One less thing for the mrs to worry about :)

    Hope it runs ok on a tablet w/Ati gfx :worried:
     
  19. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Big LOL at the first 4 comments. My fiancee, my other half, my GF, my wife. Yeah yeah, I believe you but thousands wouldn't.
     
  20. flaunt

    flaunt What's a Dremel?

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    I think women enjoy playing this game because they can make their "perfect" lives... I would be worried if my gf/wife were constantly checking out of real life to live in their fake one ;)
     
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