Africa is fast becoming a hotbed of activity in games, and EA is the latest to take us there with its new game, SimAnimals Africa. In an attempt to improve the public image of the deadly animals there, EA will put a pleasant face on these creatures in this sequel to the original SimAnimals game on b...

July 7th 2009 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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For those of us in the United States, this week may be notable for more than video games, despite the debut of the fascinating Big Bang Mini ... and that may not even be limited to us! Well, Big Bang Mini is, but the news goes everywhere.Of course, if you think about it, so do DS games, if you want...

January 19th 2009 at 3:04pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo's carrier pigeon just landed on our windowsill with a complete list of Wii releases for Q1 2009. We do actually know most of these dates already (so yeah, maybe the mushroom cloud is a bit excessive), but there's still the occasional scrap of new news buried within.Those Tenchu and Little K...

December 17th 2008 at 11:46am 0 Comments

EA has released a new trailer and screens for their Sim spinoff SimAnimals. Like the initial assets released during E3, this trailer, while putting on a happy-go-lucky face, illustrates a game almost exclusively about being a total jerk to animals. "Oh, look, a happy little bear cub with his family,...

September 16th 2008 at 5:20pm 0 Comments
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EA has just announced a new Sim satellite game called SimAnimals, in which, much like you mess with virtual families' lives in The Sims and ruin people's houses in MySims, you control a floating hand that interacts with various wild animals. You can "reach out and touch, pick up and move everything...

July 14th 2008 at 8:10pm 0 Comments
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EA's big E3 press conference is happening right now, and they've announced a new expansion to the Sim-whatever universe for the DS and Wii. According to the press release sent out concurrent with the announcement, SimAnimals is a game in which "you are challenged to engage, touch, move and try to co...

July 14th 2008 at 7:53pm 0 Comments
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While everyone was distracted by EA's ongoing press conference, EA went and uploaded a bunch or screenshots and some basic information about a bunch of games, including a new one called SimAnimals for the DS. According to EA's Web page, the game lets players "control more than 60 animals" with an "...

July 14th 2008 at 6:55pm 0 Comments
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EA has worked animals into its Sims franchise before, but Sim Animals already sounds way more interesting than The Sims 2: Apartment Pets (and its corrupting boxart). Described by NGamer magazine as a "woodland ecosystem god game where Disney-style characterisation meets the teeth and claws of the...

July 11th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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EA's Casual Entertainment division is ready to dilute expand the Sim franchise with a plethora of new titles over the next three years. The company also stated it plans to develop the "next generation" version of The Sims within three years. The MySims franchise -- after selling 3 million units for...

February 13th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments