The Sims 3
EA Details the UK Pre-Order Incentives for The Sims 3
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EA today announced the pre-order incentives for the UK for their upcoming console version of The Sims 3.

In a move that is fast frustrating gamers, EA are offering a number of various retailers exclusive items to give away with pre-orders of The Sims 3, that include a Karma Power from GAME and go all the way through to a muscle car from

With 4 items/sets on offer as pre-order incentives, there should be something for everyone. Well, everyone who was going to pre-order the game anyway.

Without further ado, the details of which store is giving away what are as follows:

  • Game (X360/PS3 Only) - The ‘Get Lucky’ Karma Power which grants your Sims the power of luck and ensures all endeavours end in success.
  • Amazon - The Ultra Lounge Living Room set provides your Sim with a new flat panel television, contemporary décor items, and other cool furnishings.
  • - Cruise around town in-game with a muscle car or a top of the range sports car.
  • EA Store/Digital - Ultra Lounge Outdoor Set.

The Sims 3 is out on October 26th in North America and October 29th in Europe.


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Comment #2 by OddJob92
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 01:49:59 PM
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@1 since they announced it p.s no one cares if your first

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Comment #3 by SparkaieWhyRfc1
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 01:51:12 PM
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Lol !

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Comment #4 by Nutty Scouser
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 01:57:57 PM
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This could be quite cool on the 360 getting it anyway when i finally do lengendary on reach

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Comment #5 by Earth Djinn
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 02:02:18 PM
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I already own this on PC.

It's a lot of fun but I wonder how it will play on consoles.

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Comment #6 by RuBBER Duckeh
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 02:13:11 PM
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The other console Sims were nothing like the PC ones

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Comment #7 by joshflip1989
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 02:21:10 PM
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Can't wait for this.

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Comment #8 by FOXHOUND MGS4
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 02:25:03 PM
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I agree with #5 & #6 but im hoping EA can prove us all wrong and come up with a decent "version" of Sims 3..... fingers crossed!

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Comment #9 by Bash Callihoo
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 02:26:09 PM
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@5 Wicked gamer tag, I love Golden Sun.

OT: I don't see the appeal in any of these pre-order bonuses or the game itself frankly. I have the PC version, which is probably much better than this one, so It's all good.

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Comment #10 by DarthTrakd
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 02:26:46 PM
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RTS should be left alone for the PC's. I can't (for the life of me) figure out a good way to play them.
i.e. Halo wars, LotR:battle for middle earth 2. they make Darth go :@ !!

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Comment #11 by Ali_P_84
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 02:32:34 PM
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I think I'll pass, regardless of the pre-order incentives. I don't think these kind of games ever really translate to consoles all that well.

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Comment #12 by mmartynn
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 02:33:08 PM
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now i get the fun of letting my misses choose where to pre-order from xD

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Comment #13 by mindphluxnet
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 02:33:51 PM
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The page tells me that upon preordering from Amazon, you get ALL of these incentives, not just one.

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Comment #14 by the Dawg
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 02:37:09 PM
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hey who can help me get the 'twister' achievement for uno?!

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Comment #15 by jtr1gg3r
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 03:44:09 PM
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Well Im pre-ordering it, I was waiting for news like this, so I could make a choice


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Comment #16 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 03:48:17 PM
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Obviously you would want to drive around in a cool car..

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Comment #17 by Barad
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 04:05:30 PM
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ill buy from GAME.

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Comment #18 by daviduk2000
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 04:12:09 PM
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i dont wanna miss out on furniture so amazon or ea store are one si would like. but that karma power just sounds frankly overly usefull that i dont wanna miss out on it.

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Comment #19 by lemlem360
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 04:25:02 PM
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I'll buy from gamespot...they'll give the luck thing to

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Comment #20 by ReapingAngel
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 04:46:55 PM
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In a move that is fast frustrating gamers...

Now that is a perfect way to start an article based on pre-order incentives. Getting sick of these lot.

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Comment #21 by StoneyMcChronic
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 04:57:05 PM
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No news about pre-orders in the sates? It's been a while since I played "The Sims" on the PC. If I remember correctly the XBox port was pretty bad and left me disappointed.

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Comment #22 by o D M C o
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 05:08:23 PM
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Getting this but not gonna pre-order, its bound to be reduced in loads of shops within a short time from release cos I dont think its gonna sell too well.

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Comment #23 by CoveringStevo
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 08:00:34 PM
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My partner has this already and tbh, its hard enough to keep her off it nevermnind her going on the Xbox! No chance!!

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Comment #24 by WartyHogger
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 08:20:45 PM
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Where do I go to get all of them? :3

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Comment #25 by LeeDoc40
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 03:21:13 AM
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Looks like "Get Lucky" karma power is part of the normal game but you just get it unlocked earlier with GAME pre-order

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Comment #26 by marKot1k
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 08:16:31 AM
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@ 23 Yeah, me too - well, the PC version anyway, which I guess you mean too? I wasnt gonna bother with the xbox version of this but its pretty much got me by the balls already LOL so I prob will pick it up now...

I just hate moving cursors with a thumbstick - but its been a while since Sims 2 so I'm guessing it'll be much better now

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Comment #27 by Aqua18
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 12:33:52 PM
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Why does Fable 3, Force Unleashed II, and Sims 3 have to come out on the same day!

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Comment #28 by The Riverbeast
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:42:19 AM
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Please don't hate me for asking this but will there be achievements for the sims 3 or not? since it was originally released for windows doesn't that mean there won't be any achievements for it when it's released for the 360?

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Comment #29 by KIA DUSTY BITS
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 05:49:29 AM
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Comment #30 by The Riverbeast
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 02:22:11 PM
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Comment #31 by oO Renf Oo
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 05:33:59 AM
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@29 LOL...Not a fan?!...

I'll probably grab this anyway...I like the sims on PC...Just always been dissapointed with console copies of the game...I hate the fire rating system...Stops you having a huge house with everything you want in it... =(

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Comment #32 by devastater6194
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 06:40:30 AM
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Was going to pre order this until i found out it comes out the same day as fable III which comes out one week after fallout new vegas and a week and a half before cod black ops. may have to have the week of black ops off to play all these games.

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Comment #33 by Mary Challinor
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 @ 07:34:13 AM
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Not so sure about the one anymore. When I checked that it had been despatched the Karama Power is no longer available. Even in the Sims 3 Xbox 360 search. It's gone from the whole description of the item.

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Comment #34 by FightingGamerz
Sunday, November 07, 2010 @ 01:07:42 PM
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So shortly said, these "Pre-order gifts" are just already unlocked features that can be unlocked anyway? Because I already unlocked all of this in-game... By the way; who of you guys are using the "Jackpot" karma power? Because I do :-P

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