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Maxis have already showcased The Sims 3 in a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) event with press, the blockade is said to end on March 19.

Wasting no time to rally the Sim communities around their latest expansion-spawner 'The Sims 3' website has launched promising more once the March embargo is lifted.

That's not to say that some details haven't made their way into the public domain. A blog article based on an Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference chin-wag with Richard Evans, who has previously worked on the AI for Peter Molyneux's Black & White creature, discusses the changes and evolution of the Sims and how they're now "more socially aware."

"...another big addition is that the Sims actually do long term planning. He created a Sim and gave it the workaholic trait. Then he got the Sim a job as a waiter, which is on the restaurant track. The Sim then independently went off to try to level his cooking skill. It bought a cookbook and read it, it bought ingredients and started cooking. It called his boss and invited him over because becoming friends with your boss will get you promoted."

Basically the Sims would now take into account whether an action would be appropriate or not, a visiting Sim entering a home only to watch TV and mooch food while not bothering to interact much would no longer be the norm and fellow Sims could react accordingly if they did.

I'm sure whatever Maxis have in-store for Sim's fans it most likely to be followed by an army of expansions and stuff titles. We can all look forward to such future titles as The Sims 3: Blue Carpets Expansion, The Sims 3: Pimp My Microwave Style Stuff and how could we forget the impending classic The Sims 3: Five More Bathroom Wall Mirrors Anthology. Stay tuned!

Click here to visit The Sims 3 official website.
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post #2 of 15
aww does that mean that they will find a toilet when we delete them instead of peeing their pants and crying about it now?
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post #3 of 15
Unless you lock them in a walled room I have a 6 page magazine article on Sims 3. It seems pretty cool but dumbed down.
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post #4 of 15
Or do what I do.

Create a doorless windowed room. Outside the room,
place a shower, a bed, refrigerator and toilet.

Place Sim in the doorless room. Watch them squirm.

(One guy did it as a story on the Sims site. He'd
trap the neighbors in the walled room, and just kept an
el'cheapo fridge in the little room with them. You can
keep the neighbors like pets)

Last time I did that, I got something like 16 neighbors
in one lot.
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god we are some twisted bastards
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sims: X-Rated version plz.
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sims: X-Rated version plz.
LOL
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So they'll finally have some sense in what they do without you having to babysit them! Yay!
I've also wanted to watch them do stuff for a while, but you constantly have to tell them what to do.
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well they pretty much sort themselves out if you leave them to it but its pretty boring.. they sleep, go for a bath, eat something and leave it to rot on the carpet, piss themselves in the kitchen and then go to work. come home. dance next to the radio, say hi to some random neighbour who just walks into your house, gets half-naked and uses your swimming pool, helps himself to your espresso machine and then leaves (still in his speedos). Repeat the next day.

its fun while you're discovering new things but the A.I is pretty limited to a certain number of interactions and no number of expansion packs can change that. I'm hoping sims 3 is more open world and more detailed when it comes to how human they are.
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My biggest problem with Sims is that it took 4 hours to go get the mail.
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