Issue 60 Monday 21st June 2010

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Latest Updates

Reviews by Den of Geek, Game Chronicles and GameSpot, eight new screenshots and a new preview link added to “The Sims 3Expansion PacksThe Sims 3 Ambitions

User reviews enabled on “The Sims 3Expansion PacksThe Sims 3 Ambitions” page

Latest News

More Ambitions reviews and screenshots, plus music recording shenanigans and what it'd be like if a doctor was a Sim...

Andrew Stone Records “I Don’t Wanna Dance” In Simlish

Andrew Stone, the face of Starman who was not long ago immortalised as a Sim (as I reported in the previous issue), has now recorded his song “I Don’t Wanna Dance” in Simlish – you can see him in the recording studio in the video below:

Latest Ambitions Reviews

There have been just three new reviews of The Sims 3 Ambitions from the critics since last issue, but of more interest to me is what you think. You can now rate and review Ambitions over on the Reviews tab – just log in with your Google, Yahoo!, AIM, Twitter, NetLog or OpenID account, select your star rating, then type away!
 > Your The Sims 3 Ambitions reviews

Game Chronicles gave it a pretty-darn good 8.0 out of 10:

In short, The Sims 3 Ambitions is a fine specimen of a Sims expansion that introduces fresh, fan-requested gameplay options to the core game, as well as many smaller tweaks that make the game more fun as a whole.

 > The Sims 3 Ambitions review at Game Chronicles

That review contained six new screenshots, which you can of course also view over on the Screenshots tab (update of Friday 11th June).
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions screenshots

Den of Geek rate it four stars out of five:

For now, though, I am willing to have faith that any of those little niggles will be smoothed out by a patch and the game itself will continue to go from strength to strength.

 > The Sims 3 Ambitions review at Den of Geek

GameSpot rated it 8.0 out of 10, a score described as “great”:

The Sims 3: Ambitions isn’t an outwardly dramatic addition to the Sims universe, and technical problems could potentially get in the way of your fun. Yet this is a thoughtful and delightful expansion, full of wit and character, and it gives you even more control over your sims’ daily lives.

 > The Sims 3 Ambitions review at GameSpot

The Metascore has gone up one point to 76, based on 14 reviews, but The Ranking at GameRankings has gone down ever-so-slightly to 78.58%, based on six reviews.
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions at Metacritic
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions at GameRankings

Current Poll Extended To 26th June

You’ll never guess what I’ve had to do yet again! That’s right – extend the poll due to not receiving enough votes! If you haven’t voted already, go on, vote now on the right of any page – if you do, and enough other people do too, the poll will now end with the results revealed on 26th June.
 > Go to the website to vote!

Apple Features Ambitions

As with The Sims 3, World Adventures and Design & High-Tech Stuff (High-End Loft Stuff), Apple has posted a feature about The Sims 3 Ambitions:

What do your Sims do while they’re at work all day? Previously, you could only choose a career and make a few basic decisions to nudge their jobs in certain directions, but now with the Sims 3 expansion pack Ambitions, you can follow your Sims as they fight fires, hunt ghosts, investigate mysteries, and more.

 > “The Sims 3: Ambitions: What Do You Want to Do With Your Life?” at Apple

Doctor Sim

CollegeHumor has imagined what would happen if a doctor was a Sim – things don’t go well:

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

That stuff above came with the embed code for the video player.

Two New Ambitions Screenshots Show Motorcycle, Robots And Explosions

EA released another two The Sims 3 Ambitions screenshots recently, one showing a man riding a motorcycle over away from an explosion, and the other showing robots seemingly causing havoc:

A Sim riding a motorcycle over a railway level crossing away from an explosion Robots seemingly causing havoc

 > View them full size over on the Screenshots tab (update of Monday 7th June)

Discuss this news on the website!

Current Poll Results
Have you bought or are planning to get The Sims 3 Design & High-Tech Stuff / High-End Loft Stuff?



I haven't decided whether to get it yet:


No, I'm not interested in the items included:


No, it's too expensive:


No, I don't play The Sims!:


I've never heard of it:


Go to the website to vote!

Results were correct when this News Email was sent

Which expansion pack for The Sims 1 came with the most new objects?

Answer next issue!

Last issue's quiz question:
Reviews of Ambitions have started to come in now, but which major gaming website said the following about The Sims 2?

"If you're looking for a game that really and truly lets you create your own story and build your own history and world, this is the one for you."

The answer was IGN

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