I don't think actual advertisements will start until it's truly relevant (May probably), but they've certainly increased activity on the website, and there are a lot more articles and videos popping up. Most likely their plan is to increase awareness in the gaming community first, and then slowly spread outwards to the general populace.
March is way too early for commercials. The game's release is three whole months away. If they start too early people will forget about it by the time it comes out.
Easy, really. Because when a game sells so many copies as The Sims series, you're only getting a tiny amount of the customers when you address the community. Sure the Sims 2 community is huge. But the amount of Sims 2 players outside the community is vastly bigger than the community.
The Community is informed. A lot of us knows a lot about Sims 3 already, and will continue to hunt for every bit of new information. But the other millions of people? Those are the ones they need to informed now. And advertising to that many people around the world is neither easy nor cheap. EA knows what they have in Sims 3. A potential bestseller. But they need to tell everyone that Sims 3 is coming. I'd expect to see some major mainstream news and consumer sites get blitzed in the weeks leading up to Sims 3 with everything going mad in the release week.
I remember a Danish newspaper having a separate Sims 2 section on the release date of Sims 2 here. Just think about that for a moment: EA didn't buy a page of ads, they bought an entire section! In an obscure Danish newspaper. Now imagine this going worldwide for Sims 3. This is the kind of advertising budget I'm expecting. EA Marketing going all out. Frankly, I look forward to it, it's rare to see advertising that blatant. Especially for a video game.
It's sad that the Sims 3 is Delayed, I downloaded Mansion and Stuff and Ikea Home stuff from EAGames (I am not buying anymore Stuff Packs, I have all the EP's except for University and OFB and the only stuff packs I now have are Celebration, Mansion and Garden and Ikea)
I have been building House's and taking snapshots of the houses so I can remember what they look like and then make them even cooler in the sims 3 and I am also doing the same for landscape designs.
hang on how come you guys have like the whole thing and your computers dont crash from like a month playing it??
and did u guys get fluro red flashing walls! when you instaled glamour life and what about family fun??
this has been making me crazy for like years now even though i cant play it anymore
Well I have a Mac (not the latest one), and I run windows with the Sims on it, and um quite a few downloads to say the least and it runs very well, with the details turned all the way up. I am sure this computer could run the sims 3 well, however I plan to give this computer to my sister, and get the upgraded one (which is now only $999), and upgrade the memory for a pretty cheap price.
Even with a Mac you can still run Windows if needed, I'd highly recommend one in general, it's a lot faster than windows, and you don't really have to worry about viruses. Also if you are a student you get a tiny discount.
I tried Toshiba Sat. (can't remember brand), and it ran it pretty well. I've noticed Windows Vista runs a bit slower...than XP of course.
The stuff packs really are not needed to be honest at all, if you want to run the game better forget those honestly, and make sure you compress the download folder (I saved over 3 gb), which works out really well, and Delphy has a wonderful organizer that shows you all the empty, and bad files. Once I took that out my game ran SO MUCH faster you would not believe it.
And here I thought I was totally out of the loop and missing out on the latest in Sim gaming....but TS3 hasn't even come out yet! I was still operating under the assumption it came out in February and thought I would come here and see tons of screenshots and then be forced to go out and buy it
well had it cince i was around 10 years old maby even younger or older but watever and the one im using now is a few years lol now im giving signs to my parents about a new laptop... gezz im so.... such a ruiner of computers but anyway
alrite graphics card have to remember that thx ....ill shutup now :mute: