my Sims 2 updates are coming in fewer and fewer nowadays. i guess you don’t need to hear it again from me that i’ve lost interest. but i still keep buying the expansion packs and stuff packs! i’m a collector… and it’s hard to kick the habit. LOL i was checking Infinite Sims and saw their latest article on My Sims for PC. i have My Sims for NDS and Wii, but i found it very hard to play. maybe it’s because i’m old and my eyes can’t take it anymore (NDS) or that my arm starts hurting after maneuvering the Wiimote to pick up stuff and drop stuff and build stuff (Wii). i’m more of a PC/Mac girl so i’d rather play it on my desktop. i’m waiting to try out My Sims when it comes out next year for the PC.
what caught my eye is this little blurb from the EA Games press release:
Now on the PC with new online features and characters! Have fun with friends safely in a shared online game space and discover surprises and wonders in your newly created town with the MySims you love and a new cast of characters! Now in MySims, made for the PC, you can find all the fun of the first game plus new online features and all-new characters to spark your creativity. Safely chat, interact and play games like Tag and Hide-and-Seek with your online buddies. Construct buildings and create objects to use cooperatively with up to seven friends that are online with you. Like trading cards, share your creations with your friends in-game, as well as outside the game via email or instant message so that others can enjoy them in their own MySims town. The choice to play online is yours, so you can decide to play as a single-player or expand your experience by playing with friends in an online neighborhood.
i’ve always wanted something like this! to be able to use my self-Sim and interact with others, share objects, play in each others’ houses, etc. i wonder what kind of online neighborhood we get. is it just like a virtual chat, where we are in one room and we just talk thru talk bubbles? i’ve never played The Sims Online, but i’ve watched how it’s done on Second Life. i’ve also played on MMOs like Ryzom where you chat with other players (in a chat screen) but we always end up chatting on MSN and your characters can interact with one another. i wonder if that’s how it’s going to be like because that would be so much fun. plus, i like the “chibi” look of My Sims. i think they’re cute!
Posted in MySims, general ramblings, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | July 7th, 2008 by daysies
Apartment Life is going to be the 8th and probably last expansion pack for The Sims 2 franchise. The Sims 3 is coming out next year (2009) and i’m really so excited to get my hands on it. (as well as Spore.) anyway, i was curious about what’s going on in the world of The Sims 2, so i checked Snooty Sims and saw that people from various fansites were invited to yet another unveiling of the latest expansion pack.
from what i can tell from the screenshots, we’re getting spiral staircases (FINALLY!). we’re getting functioning wardrobes (closets), ceiling tiles (i wonder if the camera will be easier to handle), and the latest supernatural being is the witch (referencing back to the Making Magic EP in the original Sims game). i recommend reading TSR’s article on Apartment Life (AL) to get the gist of what’s to come. even though i haven’t played the game in almost a year, i’m still fully vested in the game and hope to find time to pick it up again.
more than likely, i’m going to get rid of all my hacks once and for all. i think this is what holds me back from playing. i think i would’ve enjoyed playing if i never knew i could hack the game. and that’s why i got spoiled and spent DAYS just tracking down the updated hacks and new hacks. i hope to not get into that habit once The Sims 3 comes out. but knowing myself, i’m sure the lure of easier gaming is just not to be ignored! LOL
i still have to install the Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff pack and the soon-to-be released IKEA Home Stuff pack which i’m really excited to get because i love IKEA and i can finally recreate my home office in the game.
Posted in EP8 Apartment Life, general ramblings, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | June 4th, 2008 by daysies
i haven’t blogged about this yet… but if you ask me what i download the most for my Sims, it’s kitchen & bath stuff. i love me some kitchen & bath clutter! thanks to OMSPs (”one more slot packages” - link to follow, or you can search for them under JohnBrehaut1 on MTS2), you can totally clutter up your counters. i’m not sure when it’s coming out, but check out this page for more details.
Posted in SP7 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | March 7th, 2008 by daysies
i bought it a couple days after it was released. i still haven’t installed it yet. i know, i suck! i keep forgetting to get the Prima Guide. both Gamestops (that are within a mile from each other) i went to didn’t have it. they both told me that not a lot of people pre-ordered it. i wonder if Wal-Mart or Target has it. i have plans to go to both stores sometime this weekend.
Posted in EP7 Free Time, general ramblings, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | March 7th, 2008 by daysies
i still check Snooty Sims from time to time, and his latest entry is about The Sims 3. there’s just a placeholder if you go to the official site, but there’s new information about it here.
if they drastically change the way the Sims look, i might not enjoy it as much. but we’ll see. just great… something new to obsess over? so yeah, we’ll see.
Posted in The Sims 3, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | March 7th, 2008 by daysies
i just got this in my e-mail… the official release date has been announced! if you’re still interested, read this article.
here’s a snippet:
EA AND MAXIS TO SHIP SPORE IN SEPTEMBER
Redwood City, CA - February 12, 2008 - Get ready for the next Big Bang this fall! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Maxis today announced that Spore™, the highly anticipated game from the creators of The Sims™, will be available at retailers worldwide the weekend of September 7. Spore will be available for the PC, Macintosh, Nintendo DS™, and mobile phones.
Posted in Spore, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | February 12th, 2008 by daysies
even though i haven’t touched my game since July, i still check Snooty Sims from time to time… to see if there are any free downloads or patch updates. i haven’t even installed Bon Voyage yet… or the patch… or Teen Stuff, which i forgot to blog that i bought it at Toys ‘R’ Us for 50% off right when it came out. and i haven’t installed H&M Fashion Stuff either. told ya, i am so behind!!!
perhaps Free Time will be my comeback EP. it looks to be chock-full of activities for the entire family. that’s why i loved Seasons so much and played it religiously for the first month. LOL from the FT trailer, you can play the violin! i used to play the violin in middle thru high school. you can repair cars, make pottery, SEW (but not knit like Mrs. Crumplebottom), play basketball and soccer, and a whole bunch more. i already saw the trailer twice and i’m sure i missed some stuff.
i wonder if we’ll get any new build mode stuff like spiral staircases. i know that has been asked for since the beginning of time. maybe when FT comes out in February, i’ll dump all my hacks and play the game as is. i’m already so far behind on everything that there’s no way i have the patience to grab the latest hacks and mods. that’s why i think i never really enjoyed playing the game… because of all these hacks! i would spend time testing and reporting bugs, i could never play the game for what it was designed for. wow, it took me 3 years to realize that. huh.
anyway, don’t think i’ll be updating this blog every day again. i’m not ready to come back. i’m enjoying the news, though. i owe it to CC for sending me the link to the trailer. i’ve been so busy with work today that this was the first time i could sit and read for a bit without having my phone glued to my ear. (thanks, lady!)
Posted in EP6 Bon Voyage, EP7 Free Time, SP5 H&M Fashion Stuff, SP6 Teen Style Stuff, general ramblings, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | December 6th, 2007 by daysies
i finally picked up MySims for the Nintendo Wii today. hubby is going to move the Wii to our bedroom so i can play MySims while lounging in bed. he’s going to be glued to the PlayStation anyway (playing Guitar Hero III). i wish they would make MySims for the PC. i think i’d enjoy playing it more, since i have nice 24″ monitor. i couldn’t decide if i wanted it for the NDS, but i don’t think my eyes can take staring into a little screen. i’ve been thinking about selling my NDS because i hardly ever use it anyway. we’ll see how this goes…
Posted in MySims, official EA/Maxis schtuff | 3 Comments » | November 2nd, 2007 by daysies
i just happen to click on Snooty this morning and read that MySims has been released for the Nintendo DS (NDS) and the Wii. for some reason, i can’t get to the official site, but i know what i’m getting soon! maybe this will renew my love of The Sims… this time, playing chibi versions of them! they’re so cute! i’m not sure if i’ll get both versions (as they are different on both consoles). i’d like to get back into playing Sims 2, but i haven’t been interested in playing anything lately… well, maybe Wii bowling or Guitar Hero.
Posted in MySims, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | September 18th, 2007 by daysies
i finally got it! just grabbed it yesterday even though i know it was out since Wednesday. i think this was the first time i didn’t get it on release day. what is wrong with me? hehe. i had to get the EP from EBGames and then i got the Prima Guide from GameStop, which is less than a mile from each other. (and yes, they are part of the same company but i guess they haven’t switched all their store names yet?) anyway, i’m not sure when i’ll install it and start to play it. i haven’t even installed the last stuff pack… and i know there is another one on its way (Teen Stuff, or something like that). i think that once i get my desk put together (since i just moved, my computer is actually on the floor) i’ll get back into the swing of things… we’ll see.
Posted in EP6 Bon Voyage, official EA/Maxis schtuff | 1 comment » | September 7th, 2007 by daysies