The Sims Social 'Hut, Hut, Hut' quest plugs Madden NFL Superstars
- Play Madden NFL Superstars for Inside Information
- Phone in to Pick Who You Think Will Win
For this first task, players will have to click on their Sim's computer and choose the option "Research Football Teams." The moment that happens, a new browser will appear and load EA's social sports simulator, Madden NFL Superstars. Nothing needs to be done in the game in order to fulfill the requirement, though it's quite the jarring transition. Basically, EA hopes that players will dig the game's brand new look enough to stick around for a while.
The second task simply calls for players to click on their Sim's phone and choose either "Vote for New York Giants" or "Vote for New England Patriots." And that's it: The Littlehaven High Medals decoration is yours. We've seen cross promotions in social games before (i.e. every Zynga game ever), but nothing this unexpected. It almost would have been better if players were to do more in the Facebook football game, but know what they were getting into upfront. And judging from AppData, it doesn't look to have made much of a splash.
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