Issue 63 Wednesday 4th August 2010

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Review by RealGamer added to “The Sims 3Expansion PacksThe Sims 3 Ambitions

Added information on how to update The Sims 3 to “Contact Me / FAQ” page

To reflect the amount of technical questions I receive, previous contact me messages have been re-arranged into two pages – “Technical” and “Other” in a new “Contact Me / Previous Messages” section. Also replied to Brigid’s question on the “Technical” page

The Sims 3Expansion PacksThe Sims 3 Late Night” page added with information, first video and six screenshots

Latest News

The next The Sims 3 expansion pack was revealed, with information, screenshots and a video

EA Reveals The Sims 3 Late Night With Short Trailer, Screenshots

EA has revealed the third expansion pack for The Sims 3, “Late Night” with a short trailer:

The first six screenshots and some official details can be seen over on my Late Night page. I think the screenshots may just be stills from the trailer, but they do give you the opportunity to study things more closely. The expansion's page on confirms a specific US ship date for the expansion: 26th October. Most of the rest of the world will probably get it around then too.
 > The Sims 3 Late Night information, screenshots and video

Rod Humble Mentions Late Night Jobs, New Ways To Woo-Hoo In Talk About Late Night

Rod Humble confirmed some extra details about the newly revealed The Sims 3 expansion pack Late Night at the recent EA Studio Showcase. He mentioned that Sims will be able to have some sort of “late night jobs”, and that there will be “new ways to woo-hoo all around town”, which are bound to include the new hot tubs. You can watch his short talk about Late Night for yourself in the video below, starting about three minutes in:

Vampires In Late Night Detailed

Angie Newman, an EA representative for The Sims games, has given GamesRadar some further details about the vampires in The Sims 3 Late Night:

“You have to find a vampire in the world, befriend it, and then ask it to turn you into a vampire. You can then turn other Sims into vampires,” explains Newman. Late Night also includes a new Blood Line system, which will let you pass your vampirism onto your offspring. “So if a vampire and a vampire mate, it will for sure be a vampire baby. But if a vampire and a non-vampire mate, it might be a vampire or it might be a Sim. There’s no half-vampire, half-Sim babies.”

And what will you feed on once you’ve become a creature of the night? “They quench their thirst by eating plasma packs, drinking plasma from other Sims, or growing rare and awesome plasma fruits.”

Sounds like there’s a fair bit more to it than in The Sims 2 Nightlife.

Source: “How to become a vampire and make vampire babies in The Sims 3: Late Night” at GamesRadar

El33tonline Interviews Grand Rodiek… But Not About Late Night

El33tonline has posted an exclusive interview with The Sims 3 Late Night Associate Producer Grand Rodiek to “celebrate” the new expansion pack’s announcement… then proceed to ask no questions about it. Instead, such topics as whether “multiplayer deathmatch” will ever be introduced and whether Sims will ever go into space are discussed:

El33tonline: How many expansions can we expect for The Sims 3 before the decision for a full sequel is made?

Grand Rodiek: There isn’t a specified number or requirement. We want to continue to make amazing experiences that we haven’t done before and build upon the solid experience players have with The Sims 3. The Sims 3 is an amazing creative platform and there are a lot of really cool things to do still.

 > “El33tonline Exclusive Q & A with Associate Producer of The Sims 3″ at El33tonline (obviously)

Grant Rodiek Reveals New Late Night Details On Twitter

Grant Rodiek revealed some new details about The Sims 3 Late Night when he took over the official Twitter account for The Sims 3 last week. Let’s go through the replies I thought revealed new information:

There’s also one thing about Fast Lane Stuff:

If you want to read all of Grant’s replies, you can find them on @TheSims3′s Favorites page:
 > TheSims3′s Favorites on Twitter

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