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Archive for February, 2010

The Sims Celebrates a Decade

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

It’s staggering information: The Sims is 10 years old.

Rightly so, Electronic Arts is trumpeting this milestone with a press release as long as your arm. Here are a few highlights from that very release:

The original The Sims debut on February 4, 2000.

The franchise has generated more than $2.5B of revenue, putting it in the same class as blockbuster films Avatar, Titanic, and The Matrix Trilogy.

Available in 60 countries and 22 languages.

If the games were buried in a time capsule, when unearthed in 100 years, The Sims would give future generations an instant understanding of how people lived between 2000 – 2010.

Not included in the press release is that there have been at least 17 expansion pack s, not including the many “Stuff Packs” and multiple  spin-offs like the MySims franchise. And there’s no end in sight.

Read our review of The Sims 3.

Canadian Wins Red Dead Redemption’s Moustache Contest

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

moustache winner

Rockstar announced a winner in their Red Dead Redemption Moustache Contest, which was part of the Movember charity event. Canadian Charles Leece won with the entry above. (It’s fitting that there’s just a hint of mullet.) As the winner, “Charles’ likeness will now appear in Red Dead Redemption as an outlawed villain roaming the frontier. You can also find a Wanted Poster bearing his image; Wanted Posters trigger bounty hunting missions – hunt him down and bring him in dead or alive.”

Fallout: New Vegas Coming Fall 2010

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Role-playing game fans should be excited about this announcement from Bethesda Softworks. Today it was announced that Fallout: New Vegas, in development at Obsidian Entertainment (lately of Alpha Protocol fame) and should land sometime this Fall for PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Judging by the teaser trailer we’re going to be getting a more populated Wasteland and the same vibe of Fallout 3 with ’50s tunes and Ron Pearlman telling us “War never changes.”  Needless to say, we can’t wait!

Check the teaser right here: http://fallout.bethsoft.com/eng/home/teaser.php