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The Two Maxis Studios[edit source]
It has been brought to my attention that both SimGuruGraham and SimGuruRyan have both stated that EA Redwood Shores/The Sims Studio has been renamed Maxis or Maxis Redwood Shores. Similar to Maxis Emeryville. As such, it seems the first Sims 3 game to include the Maxis name in the credits is Master Suite Stuff. Also, most EA sites and Press Sites now label Maxis as the dev of The Sims 3 games. Upon further investigation by admins,mods and other editors, I feel that the Sims 3 pages should reflect this, starting with Master Suite Stuff. Thank The Watcher that the Maxis name is once again associated with the main Sims franchise.The Black Scorpion 22:37, May 5, 2012 (UTC)
I would like to recommend that this article should be reviewed for plaigiarism. I found an almost exact word-for-word explanation of Maxis' history on Wikipedia. If you are going to use it or paraphrase, then please, at least include a citation, otherwise this is plaigiarism.
220.127.116.11 (talk) 05:01, March 10, 2013 (UTC)
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Maxis Montreal/EA Black Box[edit source]
The article states that Maxis Montreal was formerly known as EA Black Box. However, EA Black Box were situated in Vancouver, then moved to Burnaby, then renamed to EA Quicklime and finally closed down earlier this year. I haven't found any sources stating that the studio was acquired by Maxis or renamed under the Maxis brand, just an old web cache claiming that EA Black Box and EA Redwood Shores/Visceral worked on the game, though no specifics. Ideally we should change the developer on the appropriate pages back to EA Black Box but what of the Montreal listing on this page? Lost Labyrinth • (c) • (b) 00:00, August 5, 2013 (UTC)
Maxis Redwood[edit source]
I found Graham's tweet reply to @SimsDomination about Maxis Redwood, but I don't really understand what Graham implied.
SimsDomination: @SimGuruGraham Which is the correct name: Maxis Redwood or The Sims Studio?
SimGuruGraham: .@SimsDomination We are The Sims Studio. There's no such thing as "Maxis Redwood". There's the Maxis development studio in Emeryville, CA, and there's the Maxis label - a division of EA that contains The Sims Studio (with locations at Redwood Shores and EA Salt Lake) and the Maxis studio.
Nikel Talk – Vote! 13:17, August 11, 2013 (UTC)
EA Maxis[edit source]
The Sims Studio was fully integrated with Maxis. Maxis is now the main developer of The Sims series again. Maxis Redwood doesn't exist as far as I know. Maxis is based in Emeryville; The Sims Studio is based in the EA Redwood Shores campus (and was re-integrated with Maxis, so it is part of Maxis technically), EA Salt Lake (in Salt Lake City), and Maxis Helsinki in Finland. All of this is part of the "EA Maxis" logo. I have not seen the term "Maxis Redwood" used anywhere outside TSW - only Maxis Emeryville. What's with the tangle EA made here? --k6ka (talk | contribs) 02:05, May 24, 2014 (UTC)