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Simmers go barking mad at new expansion pack announcement

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The Sims games are, unquestionably, a phenomenal successful game series. Perhaps because it's the world's most realistic digital doll house, so to speak. And though the series has grown and shaped through the years, it always has the same blend of fresh and familiar with every new sequel.

The Sims 3 has certainly lived up to its processors in more ways then most fans believed it would. Soon after the base game's release, EA started announcing expansion packs, including World Adventures which allows Sims to travel to new exotic places, and Late Night, which lets players live life when the lights go off in a brand new way. After proving to be a major series on the PC, The Sims 3 for consoles was announced.

Each expansion borrows elements from its The Sims and The Sims 2 forefathers. Yet the one element, demanded from fans since the base game's release, is a The Sims 3 expansion pack for Pets. Pets were first introduced to the series in 2002, in the 5th expansion pack ever, The Sims: Unleashed. Fast forward to 2006, and The Sims 2: Pets expansion pack hits retail. Surprisingly, the addition of cats and dogs proves to be extremely popular among many fans, and stand-alone console versions are created soon after.thumb|300px|right

2009 and thousands of fans are disappointed to hear that The Sims 3 will not include the cute little critters. Expansion by expansion fans grow more and more demanding, and EA's running out of choices; do it now or lose buyers.

The internet goes absolutely viral when a trailer for the game is leaked in the second quarter of 2011. EA, however, refuse to confirm the game for more then a month, allowing fans to have second thoughts on whether or not the trailer is legitimate. Finally after a painstaking long wait, an official announcement is uploaded to YouTube.

The Sims 3 Pets angry dogs

The game will include the cartoon violence humor that gives the series a lighter side.

In the game, you'll be able to create a wide variety of unique dogs, cats, and—for the first time ever—horses! You can now be the pet and control their actions, as well as use all new pet-only traits to customize their personalities. Sims can take their pets outside for a walk in the open world. Take Spike to the park, bring Whiskers to the library, or ride Star to the brand new Equestrian Center. Not only will PC and Mac owners be able to experience pet piers; the game will be distributed all around the world for Windows, Mac OS/X, and stand-alone for Xbox 360, N3DS and the PlayStation 3!
Reaper on Horse

Speaking of life-simulation (and lack there-of), Grim's got a horsey!

The Sims 3: Pets may be the biggest The Sims game EA has ever made. Expectations are higher then ever and now it's time for the team to show that the series, 11-years-old, still has plenty of life in it for players to simulate.

Excited? Happy? Curious? Couldn't care less? What's your opinion on The Sims games? Do you think EA can succeed in this daunting task? What feature are you most - and least - excited for?

Happy editing and gaming wikians!

--BobNewbie ∞(Talk)∞

Source: The Sims Wiki

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