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February


New poll 2 February
There's a new poll. This weeks question is if you want more info about the Sims 3. Click here to vote: New poll.
Last poll question was if you prefer a bugged game now, or a complete game somewhat later. A bit surprising result; Almost half of all people don't mind waiting quite a bit as long as they recieve a bug-free game. Only 1 in 5 people want the game right now, no matter in what shape it is.
5655 people voted and here are the results:

Do you want the game now with bugs or later with none?
- I want it now! Bugs or no bugs!: 21%
- A few bugs I can live with, so how about next month?: 32%
- I rather have it much later with no bugs at all: 47%


Conference call at 23:00 3 February
More news about the Sims 3 delay can be expected in about a day. For Europeans, this will be quite late at 23:00 (For UK, 22:00). EA's press site, posted this as there will be an Earnings Conference Call at 2:00 PT USA time.
Note that these times are for the starting time of the meeting. The info about what will be said there may be revealed several hours later.

Releasedate: June 2 3 February
The new releasedate for The Sims 3 is June 2. This was posted at the official Sims 3 site here: press release
To 'celebrate' this news, EA released 3 new screenshots, a new movie and the boxshot. Check the movie here: Gametrailers.com

    


Creator's Camp update 4 February
A lot of updates about the Creator's Camp at the official Sims 3 site.
2 Infopages for both SIMCredible and Lightside, a behind the screens movie and screenshots of several creations.
Check it all here: Creator's Camp update

    


Misc. Sims 3 news 5 February
A few Sims 3 bits and pieces:
Sims 3 for Mac
MaxoidDrea posted in a message in the SimsBBS that The Sims 3 for Mac will be available at the same date as for the PC.
Check this message here: MaxoidDrea message

Reason of delay
Some wonder why the Sims 3 was delayed. Most think it is for fixing bugs, but in a Gamespot article, EA made clear that this extra time is used to market the game better. They see The Sims 3 as one of the most important launches in their company's history.
Read the article here: Gamespot

Primaguide
Though Prima's Sims 3 guide is most likely already finished, with the delay of Sims 3, they also decided to delay their guide to June 2nd.

Releasedates
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.


New screenshots 6 February
EA released 2 new screenshots. They are called Vampires but it's unsure if they are a real Creature or just modeled like a Vampire.

Update: EA has clarified that while you can indeed make a Sim that appears to be a vampire, you cannot actually play as a vampire.


Fanevent Brazil 7 February
Fansite Alalasims went to see a Sims 3 presentation and wrote down lots and lots of facts.
Find it here: Alalasims.com article

MySims 8 February
Last week, I attended a fanevent for MySims Party and MySims Racing. I made a preview about some of the features and what I thought about it.
Read it here: Fanevent report

New movies 9 February
EA released 2 new Sims 3 movies. Oddly enough only on YouTube but perhaps later on other sites in better quality.
Find them here: Movie 1 - Movie 2

Pregnancy pic 10 February
Kotaku.com posted an article about pregnancy in games. The Sims series was a big part of the article and it even contained the first pregnancy screenshot from The Sims 3.
Check it here: Kotaku article

Sims 3 news from Brazil 12 February
From Simviponline comes a new video showing day 2 of the Creator's Camp and a bit about the Brazilian fansite event.
Check it here: Creator's Camp video 2
For those that missed day 1: Creator's Camp video 1
OSimbr posted a huge article with info from the Brazilian fanevent.
Find it here: OSimbr article

Another preview from this event was posted by Kachu Sims.
Find this preview here: Kachu Sims article


Creator's Camp update 2 12 February
The official Sims 3 site updated with part 2 of the Creator's Camp. This week, a look at the creations from Shtinky and SterlingDT.
Check it here: Creator's Camp event

Sims 3 Valentine pics 13 February
EA released 2 new screenshots:

  


New preview 14 February
Destructoid posted a new preview for The Sims 3. They could check out the game and mention many things; Certain traits, Create-a-Style and build and buy mode. A part from the article:

Your Sims’ personality traits will influence their art in The Sims 3 -- if your Sim is a Dreamer, his painting might look more like Starry Night or The Persistence of Memory, but if she’s a Genius, the art might be a still life.
Check the preview here: Destructoid article


New poll 16 February
There's a new poll. This weeks question is if you think EA gave a valid reason for the delay of Sims 3. Click here to vote: New poll.
Last poll question was if you want more info about the Sims 3. Well, more then half of all people think they didn't recieve enough information. And 1 in 10 doesn't understand much about the whole new Sims 3 concept. So there's a bit task for EA to provide us besides the screenshots, also to give a lot more info about the game.
4775 people voted and here are the results:

Do you want more info about the Sims 3?
- No, I pretty much know everything: 11%
- I only like some more clarity on some minor details: 28%
- Yes there are several things I like to know more of: 51%
- Yes! I don't understand half the game!: 10%


Simviponline 18 February
From Simviponline comes a new video showing day 3 of the Creator's Camp.
Check it here: Creator's Camp video 3

Creator's Camp update 3 19 February
The official Sims 3 site updated with part 3 of the Creator's Camp. This week, a look at the creations from Tdyannd and Suza.
Check it here: Creator's Camp event

New interview 20 February
Gameplanet posted a big interview with Associate Producer Grant Rodiek. Interesting is that he says the Sims 3 is delayed for several reasons, like to to polish and tweak it and be able to release it together with the Mac version.
Check it here: Game Planet Q&A
Thanks to SimPrograms for the find.

I would also like to announce a new affiliate: Sims Fans. It's a good looking Sims news site that is regularly updated, and also has lots of information about the Sims games.


Misc. news 26 February
New articles
A big update from Kotaku. They posted 2 articles and 3 new screenshots. In the first article, associate producer Grant Rodiek guids the reporter through the neighborhood. In the small article, they discuss the ghosts and graveyards.
Check it here: Interview - Small article

    

Another article comes from Gamespy where they talk about the Sims in particular, like fulfillments and moodlets.
Find this article here: Gamespy article

New video
From Simviponline comes a new video showing day 4 of the Creator's Camp.
Check it here: Creator's Camp video 4


Creator's Camp update 4 26 February
The official Sims 3 site updated with part 4 of the Creator's Camp. This week, a look at the creations from EHaught58 and Jope.
Check it here: Creator's Camp event

There's also a new VIP entry about the Sims AI, with the code 57821.
Check here: Sims3 VIP