Achievement system spotted in Wrath of the Lich King.

According to this Death Knight post, an Achievement system in the World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King Alpha test can be accessed by typing in “/achievement”.

There are some screens of it over there, showing awards for things like “total death”, general PvP and exploration.

The WoW update is planned to release at the end of this year and will be shown at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational at the end of this month.

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The Sims prepare for a sociable future

In an interview with the Times Online, Nancy Smith, head of EA’s Sims Division, has admitted that the monster PC franchise could become a multiplayer game.
She told the Times Online that EA “would continue to invest in more and more robust community features” for the Sims. She said that an online element to The Sims “could be of interest”, EA “would definitely think about it”, and “we’re constantly exploring new kinds of content and experiences”.
Smith maintained that The Sims would continue to be sold traditionally, as a boxed game, although EA would explore micropayments as a new revenue stream. Apparently, you will soon be able to buy Ikea furniture and H&M clothing for your virtual pet people.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Trailer
Release date.
12th June 2008, and PS3 exclusive.
System Requirements
  • Playstation 3 (exclusive)
  • Television or compatible monitor
  • Sixaxis or Dualshock 3 Controller
  • hard drive for the installation

The sims Carnival

Check out http://www.TheSimsCarnival.com
Create original games from scratch or personalize any existing game in the website (Open Source style!). No programming skills required. It is completely free and totally awesome!
This creativity tool is developed by the same people who created The Sims, MySims and SimCity.

Sims 3 new photos and info.

Ea has posted some photos of sims 3. Here is a fan made movie with the those photos:

Nancy Smith, President, The Sims Label speaks about one of the most successful games of all time. Here is the entyre interview.

Here are some of the features in Sims 3:

Neighborhood:
– Seamless Nhood: Your Sim can visit neighbors, parks and shops without a loading screen.
– All the neighboring Sims will live their life and age simultaniously as your Sim (They’ll get married, get jobs,etc).
– The game will ship with 1 Neighborhood.
– That Nhood will consist of about 97 different lots.
– When the game is out, you can download towns, made by other people.
– All buildings in the Nhood can be interacted with, so no prop buildings.
– Confirmed community places are: Pool, Park, Bistro, Clothing store, City Hall and Bookstore.
– The Nhood can expand by users and/or by expansionpacks.
– You can zoom out to see the whole Nhood at once or zoom in to a single Sim.

Sims:
– Personality sliders are reduced from 8 to 3, one being a Fun to Stress meter. Bladder, Hygiene, etc. are still there but hidden.
– Sims 3 have Traits. Choose 5 from around 80 types like Dreamer, Evil, Playful, etc. These Traits will affect how a Sim behaves towards others and affects their moods, like the mood of an Outdoorsperson will raise when he/she is outside. An evil Sim may slap another Sim.
– Traits could be passed down, and actions a Sim does during her pregnancy will affect the traits of her offspring.
– Moodlets instead of a moodbar. If something happens like a marriage, the Sim gets a moodlet. These moodlets will affect your Sims’ mood and give abilities like learning faster. An example: Getting fired will get you a long lasting, big impact moodlet, while going to a small party will get them a short, non-dramatic moodlet.
– They will look after themselves better.
– Sims have certain skills like cooking or fishing.
– You can fulfil needs by simply clicking on an icon.
– Instead of fixed interaction (like Talk or Joke), the options are filtered on your current Mood or your Traits.
– Sims can aquire Dreams. Like if your Sim sees that a Neigbor has a big tv, your Sim can get a Dream to want one too. You decide then, to turn it into a Promise. Ignoring a Dream is ok, but ignoring a Promise gives you negative repercussions.

Careers/Jobs:
– You can follow your Sim in its car to work. You won’t see your Sim working though; He/She will disapear in the building.
– Advancing in career is changed as it depends on skills, personality, relationship with colleagues/boss and even certain goals that has to be fulfilled. For example taking work home.
– 2 Confirmed careers are Cooking and Science.
– Sims can take part-time jobs.

CAS:
– Body can be shaped as faces were in Sims 2.
– There are sliders for weight and fitness.
– Arm and legs are seperate so you can have a fat body and thin arms.
– Sims you created fat, can become thin by exersizing, thin created people get fat by eating a lot.
– You can choose specific Asian and African models.
– You can choose a Sims’ favorite color, music type, food, etc.
– Shoes are seperate and can also choose barefoot.
– Clothes are customizable from CAS; Change the color of a certain piece of clothes or use your own patterns.

Misc:- Sims can cook and fish. Buy groceries or grow the food yourself.
– The game has been made so that will also run smoothly on older PC’s.
– Clothes, furniture and homes can be customized.
– You can use your own patterns/colours and then apply it to anything through a drag-and-drop interface.
– The game will have modding tools built into it.
– There’s no online multiplayer
– You can pick up items (garbage, books,etc) yourself with a Hand cursor.
– Wind will move the trees.
– Paintings that a Sim makes, will be unique to each Sim. It’s based on its personality and mood.

Things that will not change:
– Sims still talk in Simlish
– Sims can still pee their pants, die of hunger, etc.
– Confirmed ages: Baby, Children, Adult, Elder.
– There are still thought bubbles that tell which needs must be fulfilled like Hunger. These bubbles show in the control panel though and not hover over the Sims’ head.
– Sims still have an inventory system to put things in like groceries.
– There will be expansions (duh).
– There are still same-sex couples and they can still adopt children.
– You can still design, build, and furnish a home.

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The HAZE/Korn Mash-Up Contest: Where Nectar Meets Metal

Ubisoft and Gametrailers.com has announced a new contest for the Korn and Haze fans, they will be giving a bunch of awesome stuff to the best movie created by anyone who joins the contest at gametrailers.com, here is the post from ubisoft.com:

“Beginning today and running until May 19, 2008, video game enthusiasts, aspiring filmmakers and fans of metal everywhere are encouraged to visit GameTrailers.com at http://www.gametrailers.com/usermoviecontest_haze_contest_details.php. Contestants will be given access to exclusive materials to create and inspire their videos including never-before-seen in-game footage from Haze, live concert footage from Korn and a portion of their original song entitled “Haze,” inspired by the game. Using these materials, participants can create and submit their own mash-up videos for the chance to win a grand prize of a Sony 46” HDTV, a PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, a customized Haze guitar signed by Korn, an amp and $1,000. The second-place winner will receive a PLAYSTATION 3 system, the entire collection of Korn CDs, Ubisoft’s library of games for the PLAYSTATION 3 system, and $500. The third-place winner will receive the entire collection of Korn CDs and Ubisoft’s library of games for the PLAYSTATION 3 system.

“The fundamental link between video games and music, namely the emphasis on creative spirit, is something that cannot be ignored,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. “By developing this contest, with Korn and our partners at GameTrailers, we have found a way to let amateurs try their hand at playing producer, and really bring their passion for both industries to light. We’re looking forward to seeing the submissions and anticipate having to make a tough decision in declaring a winner.”

Expanding upon the existing collaboration between Haze and Korn, the Ubisoft/GameTrailers user-generated video contest allows fans of both the game and the band to express their creative vision and share it with the world, as visitors of GameTrailers.com from all over the globe will be able to see their work.

“GT is committed to providing our community with one-of-a-kind contests to help foster the creation of compelling user-generated content,” said Brad Winters, general manager of GameTrailers. “Partnering with Ubisoft and Korn to create this promotion is an amazing opportunity that will definitely resonate with our active fans.”

Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of Korn front man Jonathan Davis, representatives from Ubisoft and GameTrailers and the vote of the viewers themselves. All submitted films will be posted on the GameTrailers website, to be viewed and voted on by fans, who will ultimately cast their votes to determine the number one entry. All videos will then be presented across the GameTrailers network. Winners will be announced on May 30, 2008.
For full contest rules and regulations, please visit http://www.gametrailers.com/usermoviecontest_haze_contest_details.php.

“Haze,” the exclusive song written by Korn for the video game, is available now in the U.S via online music download sites. Fans that currently own, or plan to buy Korn’s latest untitled CD are offered the track for free. Using PUSH technology, fans can simply insert the disc into their computer and visit http://www.korn.com/bonus where they will be prompted with instructions on how to access their free mp3.

HAZE is scheduled for release exclusively on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system on May 20, 2008 and is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on HAZE™, please visit http://www.hazegame.com .”

Sims – 100 000 000 sold.

The Sims celebrates 100 million sold in 22 languages and 60 countries around the world! The first game from The Sims was sold just about eight years ago and has gone on to become the best-selling PC game franchise of all time, and inspired millions of players to create and customize the lives, surroundings and experiences for their Sims. So, thanks A Million—times 100— to players of The Sims everywhere for your creativity, loyalty, passion, and feedback! Sims players from around the world have created an experience that millions of people love and enjoy. Unleash YOUR creativity with The Sims!
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