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RIP Stephen Hawking – May You Finally Find Your Answer…

I was reminded by Alissa, that we don’t usually do obits for people on this site, unless they were critical to the show, or the game.  However, there were few guest  appearances on The Simpsons, that had the “Cool Factor” that came with Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of the past century.

There is something simply fun about a man who spent his life trying to bring about a solution to the “Unified Theory of Physics” (a way to resolve traditional Physics with Quantum Physics), and playing a part in a show as irreverent and fun as The Simpsons.

For this reason alone, I was overjoyed when he became a character in our game, able to fly around our own little universes in a way he never could in real life.

It’s interesting to me that a man like Hawking could generate so much controversy with his theories.  And I admit, I didn’t totally buy into his version of creation, although in later years, he showed a flexibility in the “what could be” that some of his contemporaries (Neil deGrasse Tyson as an example) seem to lack.

But his courage, in a life that could have, and perhaps should have been full of bitterness, was the thing that I respected more than anything else.
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Springfield Showoff: Sci-Fi 2016

As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we find ourselves sometimes forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU. So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small. Brag about it to the world. We want you to. (That and Bunny loves to see other designs and get inspiration from it.) Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.

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Tapped Out Event Walkthroughs: Sci-Fi Main Questline and Homer Easter Eggs

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The 2016 Sci-Fi Event brought us loads of witty dialogue..with fun twists, turns and a load of laughs!  

While we’ve had the Turbo Tappin’ version of each questline up for all of the questlines for a while now, we thought now would be a fun time to take a look back at all the dialogue and jokes of the freemium questlines of the event.  So if you missed any of the dialogue during the event we’ve got it all here for you!

So let’s get started with the complete dialogue main questline AND Homer Easter Egg walkthroughs for the Sci-Fi Event…stephenhawking_victory_pose_image_24
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Sci-Fi Event Is Nearing the End…

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Just a reminder that the Sci-Fi Event Ends TOMORROW September 20th.

BUT just because the timer is running out doesn’t mean the Event will immediately leave your Springfield.  It will take an App Store Update to remove the Event from our towns.  And it’s likely that update won’t hit until later in the day on Tuesday.

However, as we’ve been seeing with the last few events, it’s entirely possible that once the timer runs out you’ll most likely no longer be able to earn Act 3 Prizes or Craft Act 3 items for free.  So to be safe, get everything you can before it’s gone!

Also, the premium items WILL be leaving the stores when the timer runs out.  Those are on a specific timer and will leave the store when their timer runs down.  So if there’s a premium item you want grab it before it’s gone.

As far as what is going to happen AFTER the Event…

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Sci-Fi Event Act 3 is Live!

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Welcome to the wee early morning hours…at least here on the East Coast. It’s just after 3am on the East Coast of the US…but who can sleep with Stephen Hawking conspiring to take over our Pocket-sized Springfields with an army of deranged Robots?!  Act 3 of the Sci-Fi Event is upon us….so have at it my friends!

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Hawking will start this for you with dialogue from Stephen Hawking and the Robots.  This will be followed by a task to play the Sci Fighter game and defeat Mecha Hawk, the newest Robot. (I’ll warn you it’s not as easy as you think.  Some details below).  This will then be followed by a 4hr task for Hawking at the Polyvac.   Oh, and you will have to complete the Act 2 questline (Smack to the Future Pt. 10).  So if you didn’t complete it yet, you won’t see the new questline.

Act 3 runs until September 20th

Just what does Act 3 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look…

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Sci-Fi Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 6 President Lisa

BEFORE we get into the President Lisa Post.  I’ve got a couple of poll questions I’d like you guys to answer about her (and unlocking her)…

And this one…

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The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields! This multiverse event hit our devices and it’s full of alternate universe inspired decorations, buildings & characters!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the Second Act you’re tasked with collecting Chronons (ico_cur_scifi2016_time_lg) to unlock each prize!

The sixth, and final, Act 2 Prize awarded at 29,100 ico_cur_scifi2016_time_lg is the President Lisa, because it’s only fitting that Lisa becomes President in the future…

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So let’s take a closer look at this sixth prize and just what happens when you unlock her in your Springfield…

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Sci-Fi Event Act 2 Is Nearing the End…

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Just a reminder that Act 2 of the Sci-Fi Event Ends TOMORROW September 13th at 0700 GMT (3am ET).

Once Act2 is over you will no longer be able to earn Act 2 Prizes for free.  So get everything you can before it’s all gone!

Crafting will STILL be available in Act 3.  As will the Robot Parts you’ve accumulated and the Future Bucks. And if you’re still confused about what future bucks do, please read this post.

For a rundown on everything that was included with Act 2 check out our rundown post here.

Be ready for Act 3 to start bright and early at 0700 GMT (3am ET) tomorrow morning  (September 13th)…. bse_scifi_threepanel

Should I Spend Donuts On the Future Monument?

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The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields!  So time to crack open those hologram wallets, because there’s a store full of multiverse theme premium items to spend our donuts on!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Future Monument to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this towering monument to your Springfield…

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Frinkosonic MHV or Frink’s Robot Dog?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields!  So time to crack open those hologram wallets, because there’s a store full of multiverse theme premium items to spend our donuts on!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks as awesome as this because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the either the Frinkosonic MHV or Frink’s Robot Dog to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding Frink’s futuristic accessories to your Springfield…

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Sci-Fi Event Act 2 is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to the wee early morning hours…at least here on the East Coast. It’s just after 3am on the East Coast of the US…but who can sleep with a black hole invading our pocket-sized Springfields?!  Act 2 of the Sci-Fi Event is upon us….so have at it my friends!

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Hawking will start this for you with dialogue from Stephen Hawking and Chief Wiggum.  This will be followed by the 4hr tasks for the Multiverse Homers, Lisa and Bart.  Oh, and you will have to complete the Act 1 questline.  So if you didn’t complete it yet, you won’t see the new questline.

Act 2 runs until September 13th

Just what does Act 2 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look…

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