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The Sims 3

Updated on December 28, 2008

Official EA Announcement: 2009 Release

Purchase The Sims 3 Today!

The Sims 3

August 2008: The Sims 3 website has announced the release date for Sims 3 as February 20, 2009!

Are you ready?

March 2008: annouces that The Sims 3 will be released in 2009!

And, the official Sims 3 website is launched!

Check out the website to learn more about the new game. The Sims 3 will allow your Sims to explore entire neighborhoods. You will be able to create comepletely unique Sims in your living neighborhood--no more being tied to one lot.

That's right, The Sims 3 allows your Sims the freedom to explore the entire living neighborhood.

Create A Sim has been enhanced, allowing you more options when creating unique Sims.

Your Sims will now have more realistic personalities because each Sim will be a unique person with a distinct personality.

The Official Sims 3 Screenshots - March 2008

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The Fake Stuff & Rumors

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If you are familiar with, or are a player of, any of The Sims games, you probably know there is a lot of talk about the release of the The Sims 3. The Sims and The Sims 2 are computer games from Maxis and Electronic Arts. These real-life simulation (Sim—get it?) games are incredibly popular among players of all ages, from teens to adults.

EA Maxis officially announced a sequel to The Sims 2 called The Sims 3 in November 2006. Since then, rumors and fake pictures and videos of the game have circulated around the internet. However, The Sims 2 most recent expansion pack, Free Time, came with a little surprise. During gameplay, a Mr. Humble gives your family a gift, with a note: “The gift from Mr. Humble turns out to be a new computer for you and your family! Perhaps this machine and the game included on it are signs of things to come...”

The game that comes with the Sims computer is Sims 3…the video below is supposedly a preview of Sims 3 from within the Free Time expansion pack. I only say “supposedly” because I haven’t gotten the expansion pack to see it for myself yet.

The Sims 3 - Preview

How do you know they are rumors?

You probably don’t want to get suckered into believing the rumors, especially if anyone is promising to sell you the game ahead of time. If you want to know real, authentic information, make sure it comes from EA or Maxis. Chances are that any new developments and announcements will be posted on The Sims 2 website. The website is pretty great about providing links to fans sites that provide information about the games. If you can’t really tie anything back to the official Sims 2 website, you shouldn’t believe what you read or see.

Don’t worry, I’ll update this article whenever more accurate information is provided about the release of The Sims 3.

The Best Fake Sims 3 Stuff

There is a lot of fake stuff out there about Sims 3, but some of it is pretty entertaining. If you pay attention, you will be able to tell what is fake and what isn’t…but, as of right now, 99.98% of it is fake.

The following video is obviously not really a preview for Sims 3, but it is funny. Plus, they show some of the stuff that is supposedly supposed to happen in the new game, like sims with more sophisticated social skills that they learn over time. Just watch it:

The Sims 3 - Totally made up, but super funny.

EA might not be ready to talk about the new game yet, but that doesn’t mean players haven’t let their creative imaginations run wild. I wonder just how much more realistic they can make this game, but still keep it fun?

Here is a cute little preview of what is to come. Do you think this is what they meant when they were talking about more advanced social skills? It is quite fun to have the Sims in this video speak English instead of Simlish…I always wondered what they were really talking about.

A Supposed "Upgrade" for Sims 3

Actually, when I see videos like the one below, it makes me think that people would be crazy to believe this is really for Sims 3 because it looks so much like Sims 2. Sure there are some things shown in the video that I’ve never seen in the Sims 2 game, but I also don’t have all of the stuff packs or any custom content. If the new game pretty much looks the same, but has more sophisticated interactions, I guess I’d stick with Sims 2.

But, I am willing to bet that there will be a lot of upgrades and differences with Sims 3. Now we just have to see if our computers can handle it!

The Sims 3 *Original Pictures!!!!* Preview *

The Sims games are popular, so there are a lot of fans out there eagerly awaiting new information. There are also a lot of fans out there having fun and making up information about new games. This is fairly harmless, and can be pretty funny. But remember that there are also people out there who want to scam others.

Do not offer to pay for any advance copies or sneak peeks of any games. If EA offers to sell one of their games early, you will find links from their official websites.

Until we get more word, have fun thinking about all of the cool stuff that will be in the new game. What would you like to see in the new game?

Are you excited about it, or do you wish they would continue expanding Sims 2?

Please share your thoughts about this in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

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      Ravioli 5 years ago

      In Malaysia it cost about RM 70. I really wanna have The Sims 3:High End Loft Stuff, but still its too expensive.

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      Unknown 6 years ago

      Don't be cheep man yea it costs a lot and if u think that u don't have to buy it! just keep playing The Sims 2 -unless ur a sim freak like me and but every single one that comes out!- I just need the sims 3 late night and ill have most of them!!!

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      douglas de taguaral 6 years ago

      simes emuito legau de jogar

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      stephwazere 6 years ago from England

      great hub, I love the Sims been a fan since 9 was 8 which was when the first one came out.

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      tylersmithdd 7 years ago

      go to my site it has cheats

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      Cassie 7 years ago

      i just bought the late night expansion pack for my sister (who is OLDER than me) and she keeps bugging me "when does sims 3 pets come out??" I DON'T KNOW! I DON'T WORK AT EA!! XD

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      Tammy Frost 7 years ago from Oregon

      I bought sims 3 for my daughter this christmas and I wanted to set it where the sims are speaking English instead of simlish???? Any tips anyone?

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      green gorilla 7 years ago

      OMG I CANNOT WAIT 2 GET IT 4 MY BDAY OR XMAS!!! :) I REALLY HOPE THEY MAKE SIMS 3 PETS, AND ALSO ADD SEASONS! :) make the game really awesome! can't STOP thinking about it!!!!!

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      guess what 7 years ago

      there's sims3 4 consoles now buy a ps3/xbox360 instead of spending thousands to get not better but excellent specs, im savin up now.. its been a long since ive played the sims :p

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      Natasha 7 years ago

      I LOVE sims 3. My sister has had it for a while. It is on her laptop. The game does not go slow at all. So it does work on laptops...(someone commented that it don't work on laptops) but it does. Anyhoo....they better come out with a sims 3 pets. That would sell like CRAZY!!

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      ciara 7 years ago

      I love sims three im giting it on tuseday

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      Mary 7 years ago

      I loooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvee the sims 3 I want all of them!!!! LOL!!! But I really want there to be a sims 3 pets!!

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      Mandy 7 years ago

      I really hope that there is a sims 3 pets I don't think I will play if there is not:( I have the whole collection so far:) love it but pets is a MUST! It doesn't seem like a proper simulation game without the pets in it:-0 and I think sims 3 farm life would be brilliant too:) hope EA take these into consideration:-) thanks:) p.s I really don't mind the cost...

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      meowmix25 7 years ago

      when is sims3 pets coming out?????

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      sarah 7 years ago

      is there going be a sims 3 pets

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      Katie  7 years ago

      I really want sims 3. Heard its good.

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      ACOLYTEROYALE 7 years ago

      Get a better PC, mine works fine. It loads fast, it doesn't lag, no bugs and looks good.

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      willow 7 years ago

      I am hinking about the sims laptop doesn't have a lot of memory and our vista computer that has plenty of memory has the sims 2 stuck to it!

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      Hope 7 years ago

      Getting it Wednesday :)

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      Kayla 7 years ago

      I bought the Sims 3 like six months ago and still can't play it because one of my computers doesn't have the right video card, and the other can't read disks and is like a 2002 model. :P I WANT TO PLAY SOOOOO BAD, but we don't have the money to buy a new computer. I can't get a new video card. 1: too much money, 2: Sims 3 doesn't work on laptops anyways, 3: It's cheaper and more worthwhile just to get a new computer! Both my computers are REALLY SLOW, even when you're just using Microsoft Word! Hopefully I'll get a pc for X-mas, but I HIGHLY doubt it. :P

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      cka 7 years ago

      how much are sims cost today?

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      Sha 7 years ago

      I have sims 3 and no offence but sims 2, let it go! its not the new game, and they wont continue making it. . . Sorry? Sims 3 is great, and I know that they do not look goofy! its a great game! PLZ try it u will love it!

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      alurianna 8 years ago

      Just woundering if they have sims 3 on Ps3... o: it would maybe have great graphics

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      Lauren 8 years ago

      I love the sims 3

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      SOMEONE YOU DONT KNOW 8 years ago

      Well Im trying to get the sims 3 cause it seems so fun but only at 35 dollars so far.Almost there!

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      A person 8 years ago

      I still have not bought the sims 3 but hope to get it for Christmas

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      simmer 8 years ago

      i got it for my bday a few weeks after it came out but didn't really play it much i played sims 2 mostly but recently i lost my sims 2 game so i started on sims 3 again and i love it its kinda slow sometimes and if i play for a long tme my screen gets dark but other then that its great! i tried some tricks from sims 2 like having a floating house or a bridge over the pool and they go great my sims keep looking around and getting a "fascinated" moodlet from the nice lot

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      Leah 8 years ago

      SIMS 3 IS GREAT :D


      I LOVE IT!




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      Helen 8 years ago

      ppl im here to help! you can download the game online on mininova!!! it yakes max 5 hours!!! and it works i have it :) hope this helped byeee

      -muah , Helen

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      Tracy 8 years ago

      motherlode..... it work

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      Mackenzie 8 years ago

      I think sims 3 looks cool, but it coasts too much money. I'm going to ask for it for my birthday so I don't have to pay for it!

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      Coone3008 8 years ago

      I have had Sims 3 for a months or too, running it on my MacBook Pro. This is the first Sims I have ever played and I really like it.

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      smith 8 years ago

      i have sims 3 for a month and haven't played it yet so right now i hate the game because i have to have all these other things on my computer for it to work and i don't have all the money in the world to waste it on my computer its bad enough that the game itself cost fifty dollars. i hope it will work now

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      kiki 8 years ago

      i have the sims 3. i don't like it. i willin to sell it. my email is put sims 3 in the subject or i wont read it!!!

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      niggatron 8 years ago

      im playing the sims 3 rite now its pretty cool but in a while it always takes me off but its a pretty cool game but make sure u do the toturial cause its really hard to understand.......;)

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      tito19692006 8 years ago from Lynwood

      i have to get it i only have the ipod version great blog

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      Stacie Naczelnik 8 years ago from Seattle

      No seasons in Sims 3.

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      me of coursee 8 years ago

      Does anyone know if the sims 3 has seasons in it? i would love to know thanx

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      me of coursee 8 years ago

      Does anyone know if the sims 2 has seasons in it? i would love to know thanx

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      daisy 8 years ago

      i hope there is a sims 3 pets

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      Michael 8 years ago

      Lol its funny after the release to see all the idiots copying stuff from sims to and claiming it to be from sims 3, real stuff??? nahh. just idiots without a life

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      sims fan 8 years ago

      yea i kno how u fell dane when i click on the sunset vally its ok but when i press play its takes 4 ever to load i havnt even goten to play and ive had it for like a week plz anybody help i really wanna play bcuz i kno i didt jus waste my money for this awsome game

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      JaymoJustice 8 years ago from Saskatoon, Canada

      While i love you review it makes me sad :(

      i still haven't Gotten the game and wont be getting it until i build my brand new computer that is built pretty much For the Sims 3.

      I want to collect rocks

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      lol 8 years ago

      in UK it is £35 but my lap has 3 gb ram and i think it is 4gb

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      dane 8 years ago

      i got the sims 3!!!!!!!!!! but it wont let me play man that really sucks.....if any 1 can help me then plz help me i really want to play it

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      Anika 8 years ago

      Yes!!! The babies!!! Where are all these babies coming from??? I don't want babies! They're totally messing up my game. In fact, I am very disappointed in this game. Other than it has better graphics and a few more options, I think it is a downgrade from the Sims 2.

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      evony101 8 years ago

      there is always going to be something new around the block so just invest your money in something you really need!

      sims 3 cost 50.00 bucks

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      Brandon 8 years ago

      I have 45 dollars saved up right now... Im goin to ask my grammy if she can lend me 5 more so i can go get this game right now :)

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      heather 8 years ago

      money for me is not a problem i have played the game sims befor and the cheat rosebud which give u heaps of money on sims its stupid i don't need the game to play a great life im already living it.

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      Kayla 8 years ago

      The game is real I just baught it myself!

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      Maggy 8 years ago

      i love the sims 3 but there is one thing that is annoying the heck out of me! they have babies without you knowing it! i disabled the story progression but babies are popping up every where! does anyone know how to stop it, because if you do i would really appreciate it! THANKS!

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      SIMS #3 8 years ago

      I want it soooo badly im saving up for it!!!!! :P

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      maddi 8 years ago

      where do u buy it?

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      Joe 8 years ago

      Oh and by the way I have had Sims 3 for about a week now. It's really good without loading screens but it's harder than Sims 2 to control....because you have to right click before you can move anywhere :/.....and there is babies but instead of being in diapers they are in blankets.....It's really good that you can make fat,thin,muscly sims....It's difficult for them to fall in love and get romantic....I have tried so many times but I think the traits have to be similar.....for example, one of my girls was flirting with a guy and everything was going great, then she told a went from good to bad in seconds because it tuns out that the guy has 'No Sense Of Humor'......whildt my girl sim has a 'Good Sense Of Humor'.... hahaha not very compatible with each other..............I think EA lied because they said that sims will cater to their own needs and we won't have to do hardly anything but you have to get the stupid moodlets which is from the needs!! :| ... . . hope this has helped...

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      Joe 8 years ago

      I think there will be expansion packs because on the Sims 2 they had Seasons and Vacations etc. so if Sims 3 was one game I think they would've included these... :) plus if its one game they won't make any money in the future on expansion packs.... remember its a business!! :D

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      Haru 8 years ago

      Agree with that. i have bought the game from about 3 days ago, but i have't played with it yet. My brother it still upgrading the laptop that im going to use. and both of us are busy..because of work.. so hopefully, by today when i get home, he already got the additional RAM installed. my laptop has 1GB RAM. we're adding up 2GB more.

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      hahah 8 years ago

      i have it, i have it, i have it!!!! it is soooooo fun, i luv it so much....


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      hi  8 years ago

      please o please someone tell me all about the sims 3

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      hi 8 years ago

      oo please anyone that has it tell me all about it

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      hi  8 years ago

      ben bell lied he said it would work 4 even old computers on the interview. i reaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyy love the sims and i am buying a new computer just for it. i can't stop thinging about it and don't sleep well knowing i can't play it intil i get a new computer. i think it should release for wii or something else besides pc the video card thing is a pain also. i am not saying i hate the sims 3 kaylynn. i am just saying it's a lot of work ,but i'm gonna do just that. i am a sims fan and that's what sim fans do. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL



      ttttttttttttttthhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeee sssssssssiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmsssssss but sim 3 must be amazing anyone that has it could you please tell me all about it thank u for reading this

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      Kaylynn 8 years ago

      um.... the sims is so cool i have all of them i am a sims freak i lov it so whoever dosent looovvveee this game is well a.... stupid

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      hi 8 years ago

      the sims 3 just wont work 4 me ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      too many high tec system requirements

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      ahhhhhhhh 8 years ago

      y is it so expensive???its taunting me...

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      eveklc 8 years ago from Malaysia

      Alas..... Finally, the Sims 3 is out in the market. How long we have waited for this? I have bought my original copy and I am glad that I bought it. No regrets! Look at how much they have changed from Sims 2 to Sims 3?!?

      I think that there is only 1 game and the rest of the stuffs have to be bought online. No expansion packs, I think!

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      Corie 8 years ago

      I don't have enough to buy it right now...but birthday is in 20 days...bwahaha.

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      SimsLover 8 years ago

      I can not wait! I think I will die from from waiting. I hpe I get it 2marow, I am scared it will run out by the time I get there. That is why I made a list of places to go. It looks greats, I mean this will be like the 2009 Best Game Seller! The game will be awesome, I know it!

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      edwardelricluver 8 years ago

      im really exited!!! i comes out tomorrow and im getting it! i can't wait!

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      Amber 8 years ago

      I don't think I like the way the sims 3 people real they look. I love the sims 2 and can always make cute sims and these new sims look goofy. I just hope I'm being weird about this. I guess I'll find out in a few days when it comes out.

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      Kimber777 8 years ago from PA

      SIMS, is my all time favorite game! I can't wait for the new one:)

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      kyle f. 8 years ago

      the sims 3 is going to be the best selling game in 2009!

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      James 9 years ago

      hey i know its kidna silly and please don't hate me D: but for a kid who's just brought a laptop last christmas and can't afford to get a dual core processor or a good graphics card the system requirements are kinda high (dell forced me into the integrated graphics card and vista D: ) i so wat to play it!!! i'm just annoyed that the CPU needs to be better because of vista and my graphics card TT_TT

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      Trekkiemelissa 9 years ago from Illinois

      I have both the original and the sims 2. The last I checked, the specs were to high for the sims 3. I still am having fun with the sims 2 anyways.

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      person 9 years ago

      I have been a player of the sims aswell and i am excited about the sims 3. But the sims 2 really takes up a lot of space! It can really slow down your computer. Its also has really slow loading screens even though i have a fairly modern computer. But the good thing about sims 3 is that there wll be NO loading screens traveling between places! I just hope that the sims 3 won't stuff up my computer like the the sims 2 did.I also heard its going to be 50 bucks in american money. but i don't know, they haven't officially released the price.

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      Iwow 9 years ago

      Ooooh this will be such a cool game...I will buy! Heehehe. One Sims will be so advanced we'll all like need cia computers!

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      theaddictedplayer 9 years ago

      I was there going to be pets in the sims3?

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      Regan 9 years ago

      I reallyyyyyy hope to see a sims 3 pets shortly after sims 3 is released.

      i can't even picture sims without pets anymore.

      I'm really excited to hear what the exapnsions are going to be.

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      Cheeky money 9 years ago

      the sims3 is $49.99 dumb butt people

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      wow gold 9 years ago

      Yeah you're right, I'm really want to play it soon. I love sims ;D

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      mkfinelli 9 years ago

      Just so everyone knows it doesn't come out until june 2

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      ang 9 years ago

      i am a big fan of the sims and can't wait for the sims 3 to come out though i am wondering if there are going to be expansion packs for this game too or if its just going to be one game.

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      haroz 9 years ago

      how to invest in the sims?

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      eveklc 9 years ago from Malaysia

      I am also a great fan of Sims. I have preordered my original copy of Sims 3. I'm from Malaysia thus, the cost of Sims 3 is dear. I don't mind getting it because it is something that I always look forward too. Just hope that the Sims 3 system requirements works on your computer!

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      danielle cena 9 years ago

      i can't wait for the sims 3 to come out no matter how much i have 2 pay i will get it. it looks amazing. ea pushed back the release date due 2 problems wit the game now it could be as late as july 2009 but we will just have 2 wait and see wat happens

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      moomoo 9 years ago

      Hmm I've played that Supple's okay but it's nothing compaired to the sims ;;

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      amanda 9 years ago

      i can't wait 4 da sims 3 cause i already preordered it and im so happy

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      Affy-Ann 9 years ago

      Awesome! I'm so excited! =) I want to get it as soon as possible! =)

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      hannah 9 years ago

      it will cost bout 60.00 and ther are babys and toddlers

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      frankie 9 years ago

      omg, i can't wait for the sims 3, im probaly not gonna buy all of the expansions packs though cuz i am saving for a macbook pro at the mo so im gonna be bankrupt! but it looks like an awesome game, i am a bit worried though because i haven't seen any pictures of toddlers or babies on the net :0. Does anybody know how much its gonna cost?

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      itcoll 9 years ago

      looks promising .

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      how much is it?

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      Tykiedha 9 years ago

      Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn is all i can say cuz i can't wait

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      me 9 years ago

      wow it looks pretty damn amazing

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      Romini4eva 9 years ago

      I hope that the Sims 3 comes out on wii so I can play it because I looooooovvvvvvvveeeeeeee The Sims 3

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      LadyDaisy 9 years ago

      EA/Maxis will do what it did with Sims1.  It no longer provided the 'exchange' for Sims1 in order to push Sims2.  Now it's selling objects for Sims2 individually.  With Sims3, my guess is they will no longer have the exchange, which is part of the whole fun of the game, and people will have to buy Sims3, then Maxis will charge individually for things in the game.   You even have to pay for the download program as well as purchase the item.  Tech Support at EA/Maxis is the worse part.   The answer never has anything to do with your email question.  If you email them "my hair is on fire"  their response will be "throw out the cat"

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      kaitlan 9 years ago

      Me and my friend got all the Sims 2 games and can't wait for sims 3!!! We are saving our money so we can both get it at the same time and are going to get all the expansions when they come out! I hope that sims last forever and there will be like Sims 28 or something!!! Then I could tell my children when I'm older and they are playing the Sims 28 that I played the Sims 1 and 2!!!!!! Yeah!!!

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      allen 9 years ago

      Oh I'm excited! Although I played thesimsonline when that was active and had loads of fun on that. I wish EA would make another online sims game 8(

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      Kate 9 years ago

      Sorry, just type in sims3 at google first link!

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      Kate 9 years ago

      Go to the is coming out Febuary 20th 2009:)! Ican't wait, but I think I'll have to get a new laptop for it, bye bye money :(.

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      Tim v 9 years ago

      I am happy there coming with a sims3 i have sims2 and some expansion pacts but im just so excited for the sims 3


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