Issue 65 Monday 30th August 2010

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Latest Updates

Replied to message sent by monarchkat on the “Contact Me / Previous Messages / Technical” page

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

Two new screenshots and three preview links added to ”The Sims 3Expansion PacksThe Sims 3 Late Night” page

Latest News

More Late Night previews, a new Deluxe edition revealed, some confessions and more

“thesims4.com” Registered

The Sims 3 may have only been released not much more than a year ago, but EA is already looking ahead: they’ve registered “thesims4.com”. This is probably just to stop anyone else snapping it up, so don’t go assuming they’ll be announcing The Sims 4 anytime soon! The domain is registered until 9th April 2012, but they can renew it so that probably doesn’t mean anything.

Source: “The Sims 4 Domain Registered” at Just Push Start

Americans! Now You Too Can (Legitimately) Get The EV Pack!

Remember the Renault Twizy Z.E., which was made available on The Sims 3 Store as a free download accompanied by a “bonus EV pack”? Do you also remember that those in the US and Canada weren’t allowed to download it (at least according to the terms)? Well those in the US at least (sorry Canadians) can now get their hands on that EV pack – but with a different car: the third generation Toyota Prius. To celebrate 10 years of the Prius, the download also comes with a celebration pack which contains a balloon, some fireworks, and some shirts. This offer is “only valid in the US”, so take advantage, Americans (not to say there’s necessarily anything to stop others downloading it…)!
 > 3rd Generation Prius at TheSims3.com

The Developers Of The Sims 3 Confess All

The developers of The Sims 3 have “confessed” about how they play the game in a new video:

EA want your confessions too – upload a video to YouTube then email them a link at SimsConfessions@ea.com. They’ll add their favourites to a playlist.

The Sims 3 Deluxe Revealed; Includes The Sims 3, Ambitions

EA has revealed The Sims 3 Deluxe, which includes both The Sims 3 and expansion pack Ambitions in the same box. TheSims3 on Twitter says that it will be released next month (September), but don’t make clear whether that’s worldwide or just in the US. Only the US and Canada versions of TheSims3.com have been updated to include the pack, replacing the pages for The Sims 3 Collector’s Edition in those locales.
 > The Sims 3 screenshots, videos, preview links and review listings
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions screenshots, videos, preview links and review listings
 > The Sims 3 Collector’s Edition / The Sims 3 Deluxe at TheSims3.com

Source: TheSims3 on Twitter

GamePro, GamesRadar And GameSpot All Get Their Late Night Preview On

Following on from IGN’s preview of The Sims 3 Late Night last issue, GamePro, GamesRadar and GameSpot have all now posted their own. Let’s start with a quote from GamePro’s:

The Mixology skill is a new way to get famous, however, with Sims learning recipes from drinking strange drinks and finding, buying, or growing ingredients for cocktails on their own./p>

 > “The Sims 3: Late Night preview” at GamePro

GamesRadar’s preview is fairly short, but is probably still worth a look:

Oxygen bars seem to be making a comeback in Late Night too; we saw one in almost every bar we visited. Different flavors of oxygen affect your Sim’s mood in different ways, so you can actually use them to facilitate whatever other activities you want your Sim to partake in.

 > “The Sims 3: Late Night – Good clean debauchery” at GamesRadar

And finally, GameSpot’s preview:

If you prefer to take a more traditional job approach and start from the bottom, there’s a film career to pursue that allows you to branch off on different paths as an actor or a director. You’ll earn different rewards at the end, such as a director’s chair or your very own trailer where you can throw star tantrums.

 > “The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack Impressions” at GameSpot

There’s also a couple of new screenshots, though they might once again just be stills from the trailer – go to the Screenshots tab to view them:
 > The Sims 3 Late Night screenshots

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Quiz
Which The Sims 2 expansion pack were Simlish music videos of both Datarock's Fa Fa Fa and Natasha Bedingfield's Pocketful of Sunshine created to promote?

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