Miscellaneous The Sims & SimCity games

Origin Sale: 50% off

Posted by on 7:51 pm in News, Other Games | 0 comments

Origin Sale: 50% off

Origin is having a big sale!

Save up to 50% on almost every game on Origin!

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No plans for a Console version of The Sims 4

Posted by on 12:19 pm in News, Other Games, The Sims 4, Twitter | 0 comments

No plans for a Console version of The Sims 4

Over the years, all The Sims games got a console version. Though there have always been rumours The Sims 4 would be coming to the consoles as well, SimGuruLyndsay stated there are NO plans to release a console version of The Sims 4 any time soon. I want to clarify that we have no plans for a console version of The Sims 4 anytime in the near future. Ignore the rumors. — Lyndsay Pearson (@SimGuruLyndsay) July 26, 2016 Once there is official news of a console version of The Sims 4, we will keep you...

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Big sale on Origin – now through 30 November

Posted by on 3:35 pm in News, Sales, SimCity, The Sims 4 | 0 comments

Big sale on Origin – now through 30 November

EA has rolled out their Black Friday Sale a bit early this year!

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SimCity Build It: looking for neighbours? Friends Request post!

Posted by on 6:03 pm in Guides, SimCity | 729 comments

SimCity Build It: looking for neighbours? Friends Request post!

If you are looking for more neighbours for your SimCity Build It. Post your Facebook page here in the comments! We all know life is better with friends, and the same goes for your City in SimCity Build It! You can trade with each other and really help each other out. Facebook is the best way to get more neighbours but you can also share your Game Center or Google Play details. If you share your Facebook page, please do be aware about any personal information you share. This website has some excellent tips, personally I highly recommend points 10 & 11 and that you control who sees what using lists. http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/20-facebook-privacy-settings-tips-924540 All the comments will be approved as soon as possible, as soon as you have had a comment approved you no longer have to wait for future approval! You can also contact us on twitter @platinumsimmers, on our facebook page or by email: platinumsimmers@gmail.com if you want the comment...

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How to get SimCity Buildit to work on PC.

Posted by on 9:04 pm in Guides, News, SimCity, SimCity | 13 comments

How to get SimCity Buildit to work on PC.

I love the new SimCity Buildit game, but I usually only play on my phone while travelling. When I’m at home I play games on my computer. Did you know you can play Mobile Apps on your PC? For this to work you need the following: a Google account (it can be your gmail) Bluestack app player – The software is free, but then charges $2/month unless you download apps from Bluestacks sponsors (wikipedia – I have no experience with this yet) Optional: Facebook account (This is for synchronization between your phone and PC) Download and set up Bluestack app player Bluestack app player is an Android emulator. This means that it emulates an Android environment on your PC and let’s you use and play Android Apps. It is worth noting, emulators very often will be a bit laggy as they are simulating an environment instead of having a dedicated Android environment. So you might notice some lag in the app! You can download the Bluestack app player here. Use all the standard options to install it. Initializing takes a long time, do not worry about that. Once installed it get’s a bit tricky, you need to connect to the play store. Search for SimCity Build It at the left top. It won’t find the app at first and then it will ask you to connect to online store. Sign in with your gmail account or create a new google account. As soon as you have gone through all the options of syncing your app player to android/google account search for SimCity Build It again and download it, in my case it is already installed. Play SimCity Build It Start the game and play it, you will notice that it is a bit laggy. But you got the game on your PC! The way to control your game will take some getting used to, remember this game is optimized for tablets/phones, not PCs! What about the game on my phone/tablet? If you want to continue with your savegame from your phone/tablet, you can sync it through two ways. If you have an android device, you’re in luck and you can sync through the google play store or Facebook If you have an iOS device you will need to use Facebook. Play SimCity Build It in the Bluestack App player till you can build a town hall. Then go to settings and click on of these options: It will ask you if you want to lose the city you just build for the sync’ed version, say yes and there you have your previous city.   Have...

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Everything you need to know about SimCity BuildIt

Posted by on 8:45 pm in News, SimCity | 0 comments

Everything you need to know about SimCity BuildIt

On help.ea.com Maxis released a lot of articles that explain the different features of SimCity Buildit. I hope the release of all these articles means that SimCity BuildIt is getting ready for a global launch, it is currently in a soft launch phase to make sure the game works well. If you are in Canada, New-Zealand or Australia (lucky you!) check out your App Store or Google Play store for the game. In SimCity BuildIt you build a city and to upgrade your buildings you have to manufacture resources. It takes (real life) time to make these resources. There is in-game currency (SimCash) you can buy with real money and just like with other games, SimCash helps you progress faster. What I especially like the sound of is that you can specialize your city just like in the main SimCity game. Then there are Disaster Challenges, I like challenges! Here are links to all the different articles: The new Mayor’s guide to SimCity BuildIt Playing SimCity BuildIt while offline Save your game and make social connections in SimCity BuildIt Building and improving your residential zones in SimCity BuildIt Government buildings in SimCity BuildIt Buying, selling, shipping, and dealing in SimCity BuildIt Providing Services for your citizens in SimCity BuildIt Specializations in SimCity BuildIt Crafting and manufacturing in SimCity BuildIt Building and maintaining roads in SimCity BuildIt Expanding your city and using City Storage Most of them are basic explanations/tutorials, no in-depth guides on how much time everything will take or how much in things will cost. Do you like free games with optional microtransactions? I am a fan, I like it when I can try a game without immediately spending money it and I also like it when I can play a game for just a little bit and close it (the bus trip to work for example). Then when I have time...

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The Sims Freeplay joins the fight against AIDS

Posted by on 9:01 am in News, The Sims Freeplay | 0 comments

The Sims Freeplay joins the fight against AIDS

The Sims FreePlay is now a (PRODUCT)RED App Store partner. From now until December 7, 100% of (PRODUCT)RED proceeds are going to (RED)’s against AIDS. Create your perfect Sims, start new relationships, grow your family and save lives along the way. The opportunities are limitless!

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SimCity complete edition now on Origin

Posted by on 10:08 pm in News, SimCity | 0 comments

SimCity complete edition now on Origin

You can now get all the SimCity content in one pack for only 29.99 Euros! It comes with the basegame, expansion pack and 5 DLC packs! Check it out...

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Want to work on The Sims or SimCity, Maxis Job listings!

Posted by on 6:59 pm in Maxis News, News, SimCity, The Sims 3, The Sims 4 | 5 comments

Want to work on The Sims or SimCity, Maxis Job listings!

The Maxis joblisting had an update with loads of new jobs. These are for the Emeryville (SimCity), Redwood City (The Sims) and Utah. We have listed only 1 requirement for each position, check the listing for all the requirements. Featured Job Opening Conversation Specialist \ Community Manager (Contractor) – Redwood City, CA Posting Date: 7 November 2014 * Identify and engage with rising pop culture trends and stories to insert The Sims storylines in the conversation in real-time where relevant and appropriate Analyst Strategic Dec Supp Analyst – Redwood City, CA Posting Date: 11 August 2014 * 2-3 years directly applicable work experience in a similar role at a top gaming, internet or technology company Art 3D Artist – Helsinki, HELSINKI, Finland Posting Date: 23 September 2014 * A strong 3D portfolio showcasing top notch environment and/or hard-surface modeling. Senior Designert – Redwood City, CA Posting Date: 14 July 2014 * 5+ years of games industry design experience in shipping AAA titles. Director – Financial/Accounting – Game Design Designer – Redwood City, CA Posting Date: 12 November 2014 * Knowledge of a game editor, such as Unreal, Big World, Aurora, or Galaxy Human Resources – Internships – Marketing Mobile Marketing Manager – Helsinki, HELSINKI, Finland Posting Date: 30 October 2014 * Identify and engage with rising pop culture trends and stories to insert The Sims storylines in the conversation in real-time where relevant and appropriate – Unconfirmed this is for Maxis Conversation Specialist \ Community Manager (Contractor) – Redwood City, CA Posting Date: 7 November 2014 * Identify and engage with rising pop culture trends and stories to insert The Sims storylines in the conversation in real-time where relevant and appropriate Communications Manager (MAXIS BIOWARE & GHOST GAMES) 12 month contract – Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom Posting Date: 3 November 2014 * Extensive experience in Public Relations within in-house or agency. Consumer, consumer tech, video game or entertainment industry highly beneficial. Producer Ecommerce Producer – Redwood City, CA Posting Date: 4 August 2014 * 3-5 years of solid experience as an E-Commerce Producer, UX Producer or similar role Quality Assurance Quality Analyst I Contractor Sims – Redwood City, CA Posting Date: 13 November 2014 * Excellent understanding of software quality assurance concepts, debugging processes and procedures. QA Manager – Helsinki, HELSINKI, Finland Posting Date: 13 November 2014 * Excellent understanding of software quality assurance concepts, debugging processes and procedures. – Unconfirmed this is for Maxis, but Maxis has a studio in Software...

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SimCity Cheats

Posted by on 7:04 pm in Cheats, Guides, SimCity | 0 comments

SimCity Cheats

All the cheats for SimCity! These can only be used in sandbox mode and are actually simple alt-key + letter commands [mk_table style=”style3″] Cheats Cheat DESCRIPTION Alt+W Adds 1000000 simoleons to the household Alt+F Enables/Disables Fire Alt+C Enables/Disables Crime Alt+M Enables/Disables Health Issues Alt+A Enables/Disables Air Pollution Alt+P Enables/Disables Ground Pollution Alt+H Enables/Disables Homeless Sims Alt+S Enables/Disables Sewage Alt+G Enables/Disables Garbage Alt+U Enables/Disables Futurization Alt+N Enables/Disables Infinite ControlNet...

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