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This must be reticulating splines

Published December 26, 2019

This must be reticulating splines

As is tradition now, I have come to the latest Sims game very, very late. When I talked about The Sims 3, it was about four years after the game had been released. I love a good late review, honestly. Well, The Sims 4 is slightly different. I did download it slightly nearer its release date - 2017, I think. But it didn’t work on my Mac, because it’s an old and rickety machine that desperately needs updating.

The Sims Medieval (and Social) take the game in a new direction

Published October 31, 2011

The Sims Medieval (and Social) take the game in a new direction

A while back, I discussed the new Sims Social game - a Facebook only game that was clearly developed to generate cash whilst fostering relationships at the same time. I wasn’t sure about it at all back then, but was willing to give it a few more days. I have played it quite a lot since then, for a week or so I was checking in every day. It is fun seeing what you can do and interacting with other people, but I think the charm has worn off now.

Is The Sims Social really worthy of The Sims name?

Published September 21, 2011

Is The Sims Social really worthy of The Sims name?

So, who has tried out The Sims Social? I’m just starting to use Facebook more as their battle with Google+ heats up, so that I can see who is winning and who is losing. Then they went and introduced my favourite ever game as a Facebook game. It’s not really the same Sims at all, nothing like it, really, and it’s very, very… social. That might sound crazy, given that it’s called The Sims Social - but I’m finding that you can’t do very much without interacting with neighbours - neighbours that I don’t really have yet and don’t know the etiquette for getting.

Under the weather

Published January 12, 2011

Under the weather

I haven’t had a proper cold for a long time, well over a year. The occasional sore throat descends upon me, and I always prepare for the worst, but then it just goes away. I don’t know whether that means I have a better constitution than I used to, or if I am just lucky enough to have already had all the germs that have been circulating recently, and therefore gained some useful antibodies.

Longevity in gaming

Published June 10, 2009

Longevity in gaming

Apparently, the Sims 3 is breaking all kinds of records, and I don’t own it yet. Grr. According to this CNET story, EA are reporting that the game sold 1.4 million copies in the first week, is topping the PC gaming chart, and the iPhone app chart, plus it has been EA’s best game launch ever. Now, CNET suggest that whilst this is something of a surprise, it does fly in the face of criticism levelled at EA that they rely too much on long-term game franchises.

The sky's the limit

Published February 19, 2009

The sky's the limit

I’m not really a big gamer. I’m obsessed with The Sims franchise, but have no time to play. I steer clear of driving games because I am beyond useless. Occasionally, we play games over on Sidepodcast and they are fun little flash games on the web. I am even worse at those. However, I recently found a game I both love and am pretty good at. It’s called Skywire. You may have heard of it, I know it’s quite popular on Miniclip.

Links for 2008-03-21

Published March 21, 2008

Links for 2008-03-21

WordPress and Del.icio.us 101 (link retired) A great place to start, wouldn’t you say? Bienvenidos al nuevo canal de Tecnología En Espanol, por favor. The Sims 3 If only there were 72 hours in a day…

One more thing to add to the list

Published March 19, 2008

One more thing to add to the list

Official details of The Sims 3 have been released. Whilst I’m flipping out with excitement, I’m also desperately sad, because I just don’t have time to play anymore. Maybe I will by the time 2009 rolls round… ha.

Two disappointments from Electronic Arts

Published September 21, 2005

Two disappointments from Electronic Arts

Firstly, the Sims Nightlife is not as good as I thought it was going to be. It’s alright, adds a little bit of colour to the game, and it’s always nice to get new wallpapers and clothes etc, but it’s a half-hearted attempt at an expansion pack. The only thing that makes it worth the money is that the Sims now get to own cars, the rest of it I could live without.

If you would just sit still for a second, you might learn something

Published April 26, 2005

If you would just sit still for a second, you might learn something

I’m often told that if I’m going to watch television so much, I should take the time to watch educational programmes instead of Emmerdale and ER and such. I’m all for learning about stuff. I thought Journey Of Life was excellent, although some might think that a TV vet should probably stick to what he knows best and not try to be a presenter. I also started to really enjoy Adam Hart Davis and his What The [insert particular era here, ie, Romans] Taught Us, but that finished a few weeks ago.