The Sims 3 headed to PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS, with added Facebook features
It was bound to happen sooner or later: The Sims 3 is headed to games consoles. Now you'll be able to take a little virtual girl or boy, buy them a little virtual house, furnish their little virtual house…
Research claims violent video games are good for you
Research from US and Israeli scientists indicates that playing violent video games might be good for your eyes. The researchers asked two groups of non-gamers to play Call of Duty and The Sims, and then tested their vision.
Turns out that contrast sensitivity increased 43% in the group playing Call of Duty, whereas it only increased 11% in the people playing The Sims. The researchers think this may be because Call of Duty is a little more fast-moving than Maxis’ hit game.
As an avid gamer who had his first eye test over the weekend, I’m not convinced. As a gamer who gets occasionally nagged to play less ‘shooty-loud’ games, I’ve now got an excuse. Guess science is good for something.
Will Wright's Spore goes gold
Maxis and EA have announced the Spore has gone gold. Spore is best described as a simulator of a whole Universe, and is the latest PC and Mac game by Will Wright – creator of The Sims. Players create a species and then nurture it from the molecular level, through basic and advanced civilization, and eventually colonize the stars…
Relive 2003 with the SimCity Box, containing five games
If it weren’t for the assorted Sims games, my formative years would’ve been very lonely indeed. That’s why I’m so excited at the news that EA has announced the SimCity Box.
Containing five games from the SimCity range, there’s SimCity Societies, SimCity Societies Destinations, SimCity 4, SimCity 4 Rush House and The Sims Carnival SnapCity, which I must admit I’ve never actually heard of. A steal at $39.99, you’re saving $60 by buying them bundled together, and perhaps it’ll help tide you over until Sims 3 is released next…