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New release-date for The Sims 3 – June 5th, 2009


The Sims games have sold millions of copies over the years. And fans all over the world have been waiting for the next game: The Sims 3. Original release date was end of February, 2009. But then the news hit the Net that the game was delayed. Well, the wait is over, at least for a new release date. The Sims 3 will be released on June 5th (June 2nd in US). So if you don’t have the money now, start saving.

Here is the pressrelease taken from thesims3.ea.com:

“The Sims 3 is an incredible game that lets you play with life, create art and show off your creations,” said Ben Bell, Executive Producer, The Sims 3. “In the game, players are inspired by endless creative possibilities like the new Traits and Lifetime Wish features which allow players to create Sims with real personalities and destinies. Players can then take their Sim into town to interact with other Sims in the game and capture the action on video to show off online.”

“The June launch combined with the break-through game the team is building gives us the perfect runway to create awareness for The Sims 3,” said Russell Arons, Vice President of Marketing for EA. “The Sims 3 will be the summer blockbuster of 2009 as we build off the success of the best-selling PC videogame of all time to create awareness with both loyal Sims fans and new players.”

Pre-order The Sims 3 for PC

Play-Asia.com Weekly Special: Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer [Limited Edition] (PC) – US$9.99


This Weekly Special at Play-Asia.com is Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer [Limited Edition] for PC at only US$9.99.

Here’s the description of the game taken from Play-Aisa.com:

Set in the distant future, Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is a fast and furious shoot ‘em up with state-of-the-art graphics, driving soundtrack and classic fun gameplay sprinkled with fresh innovations. In the storyline, planet Earth’s resistance aims to stop a deadly infection consuming both life forms and technology alike, oddly having to rely on an anti-hero mercenary and bounty hunter to pilot a mighty prototype star fighter. His goal: To fight his way to the virus’ origin, save civilisation and earn cash to boot!

  • 12 stages of beautiful parallax graphics and animations, staged across 4 fantastic world/space settings
  • High definition graphics in 720p
  • Supports various screen modes (16:9, 16:10 and 4:3)
  • Supports 2-Player Co-Op Play (simultaneously)
  • Beautiful weather effects (such as rain, fog and lightning)
  • Detailed background animations
  • Classic design, yet state-of-the-art shooter technology
  • Unique upgrade weapon system with five standard weapon types
  • Never before seen tactical elements such as chaining, effectiveness system, ‘berserker’ mode and much more
  • Plenty of hidden bonus features
  • More than 20 extras (with both positive and negative effects!)
  • Addictive collection quests
  • Over-the-top boss fights
  • Features a superb soundtrack and sound effects
  • Bi-lingual story mode (English/Japanese)
  • Six modes of difficulty: very easy, easy, normal, hard, impossible, nightmare
  • Easy to learn, yet tough to maste
  • Online high score ranking
  • Constant frame rate

Amazon.com’s Game Downloads Store Launched


Amazon.com opened their Game Downloads Store (beta) today. This is not big games, but smaller casual games. It looks like it’s US only (but I can be wrong).

Here is a quote from Amazon Game Room’s Blog:

Gamers, take note. Today we are pleased to announce the beta launch of the Amazon Game Downloads store, www.amazon.com/gamedownloads, our first step into the downloadable games space. Loaded with an ever-growing roster of casual gaming titles for your PC, the Amazon Game Downloads store features more than 600 games on day one, all priced under a tenspot at either $6.99 or $9.99. As a bonus for exploring our new Game Downloads store, for the next week we’re offering three free, full-version games – “Jewel Quest 2,” “The Scruffs” and “Build A Lot.”

If you miss out on this launch offer, not to worry  –  every game in our store is available for a free 30-minute trial.  We could tell you loads more about the range of games, and all the standard Amazon features you’d expect, but instead we’ll just say this: go play!

Source: Kotaku.com