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EA ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION BETWEEN HOT NEW POP TALENT PIXIE LOTT AND THE SIMS 3
GUILDFORD, SURREY, UK - JUNE 5, 2009 - Electronic Arts, Inc. today announced the collaboration between exciting new pop singer Pixie Lott and the highly anticipated PC game from the EA Play Label, The Sims(tm) 3. Activity kicks off with a Simlish recording of Pixie's debut single, Mama Do available for simultaneous download with the English version of the game plus a music video showing Pixie singing a duet with her Sim character
"The Sims 3 takes the infinitely creative world of Sims to the next level, and once again its music is no exception," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Music Marketing at EA. "Pixie Lott now joins artists like Black Eyed Peas, Lily Allen, Robyn and Natasha Bedingfield in bringing her tremendous vocal talents to the Simlish arena. Her amazing talent and love for the game makes Pixie a perfect ambassador for The Sims."
Pixie Lott releases her incredible debut single Mama Do available on the 7th June, through Mercury Records. Pixie's personality, her rich vocals and her magnetic persona are all over her first single Mama Do, an archetypal teenage tale of sneaking out on mischievous dates under the cover of night and an appetite for adventure, action and the unknown. Pixie learned and recorded this song in the unique language of The Sims, Simlish.
"It was really good fun re-recording Mama Do in Simlish," Pixie Lott added. "Singing Simlish words to a tune you know really well was a really strange experience and had me in fits of giggles but I got the hang of it and I love the end result. The Sims 3 allows for so many fun adventures, which fits how my world is so I'm happy to be a part of their newest creation!"
Get inspired by the endless creative possibilities and unexpected moments of surprise and mischief in The Sims 3! Customize your Sims' appearances and choose up to five traits to create individual personalities. From the "romantic" trait or "kleptomaniac" trait to "evil" trait, create millions of unique Sims from the vast amount of personalities. New goal-oriented game play enables you to choose which short or long-term objectives you want your Sims to pursue and even determine your Sims' destinies in life. Create and edit your own movies by capturing your gameplay moments or select from a library of clips. Then join The Sims 3 online community where you can show off all of your creations, receive additional content, hear the latest news, and more! Download exclusive content and hear the latest news of The Sims 3 at www.TheSims3.com.
NEWSBLAST: FUEL GIRLS FLOOR XFM FOR EXCITING LAUNCH OF FUEL
Codemasters' FUEL Burns Up XFM's Breakfast Show With Surprise Appearance By The Raunchy Fuel Girls
Saturday 6th June/... To celebrate the launch today of FUEL for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Codemasters enrolled the services of the Fuel Girls to spread the word about the game that sets the new standard in open-world racing. The globe-trotting, fire-breathing, stunt-driving divas burnt up the airwaves this morning on XFM London 104.9's Breakfast Show, providing one lucky listener with the chance of winning a PlayStation 3 and a copy of FUEL on Ian Camfield's "Hard Rock" quiz.
Built on ground-breaking technology developed by Asobo Studio, FUEL's huge world is one of atmospheric beauty and awe-inspiring size, fully open to race and explore. This unprecedented racing playground features dramatic weather effects, including tornados, blizzards, sandstorms and lightning, a full day / night cycle and enormous environmental diversity, from the snow-capped dormant volcano Mount Rainier to the arid Grand Canyon and everything in between.
FUEL's free-roaming nature allows gamers to pick and choose their route, races and career progression while extensive multiplayer options allow up to 16 players to race against each other in pre-set events, explore the world in free ride or create their own challenges and share them online.
FUEL is set to become the ultimate racing sandbox when it launches Friday June 5th for the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft with a Games For Windows edition to follow. Prepare for a FUEL injection by downloading gameplay videos at www.fuel-game.com.
It is "powered" by Blogger as Wordpress is too hard and, as has been previously documented, we are too old for new tricks. The celebratory first ever update was a woman's bra promotional photograph. Hopefully that's enough to get everyone in. We're hoping an artistic reader might knock up a better logo (approx 960 x 120 GIF/PNG, please) It will have adverts on it, although nothing like as many as Idiot Toys used to have during The Great Depression. People will inevitably complain that the RSS feed doesn't work, and until such time that the local adult education centre offers RSS management classes, that's the way it will probably stay. We have one new idea for a new feature to go on it so far - something to do with toasters. There will still be EXECUTIVE MOUSTACHES. That's about all. We were sure there were more things we wanted to say about it than this but it seems there isn't.
A site about games and game paraphernalia and how nothing's as good as we remember it, probably because we used to inhabit a FANTASY WORLD.
What are we half-heartedly skimming RIGHT NOW?
Each post .02% worse than the last.
THE HTML ERAS
When men used to till the pages by hand.
12 years of wheat and chaff in one vast and impenetrable mass.
Some updates weren't universally hated by the entire world within seconds of being uploaded.
Links to that blog of yours you started up and were excited about for a whole weekend.
Some people we might've MET. Or at least seen in a room and been near.
Other sites we are happy to officially endorse without requiring Adwords spend.
Having one is compulsory, apparently. Ours is here. It is not meant to be funny.
People off the internet. Quality and commitment levels may vary.
It came with the template. Maybe in 2014 we'll jump on board the Twitter train and put that in here. Or a radio. That'd be nice.