Issue 76 Monday 31st January 2011

Welcome to my News Email, bringing you all the latest news, website updates and poll results from Danny's The Sims Website

Latest Updates

Updated all YouTube, GameSpot and IGN/GameSpy videos to new embed code on “The Sims 3Expansion PacksThe Sims 3 Late Night”, “The Sims 3 / Expansion Packs / The Sims 3 Ambitions”, “The Sims 3About The Sims 3” and “The Sims 3Expansion PacksThe Sims 3 World Adventures” pages

Removed videos that no longer work from “The Sims 3About The Sims 3

Latest News

It looks like Barnacle Bay will soon be available on a disk, plus another Outdoor Living Stuff screenshot surfaced

Barnacle Bay To Be Sold At Retail?

It looks like Barnacle Bay, the town made available to purchase from The Sims 3 Store, will soon be available at retail too - at least in the US. Both Amazon.com and GameStop have listings for it, priced at $19.99 with a release date of 8th March. The description on Amazon.com suggests you get some additional items included:

The Barnacle Bay Retail Pack includes premium content! Buccaneer’s Bounty Set Exclusive and All-New architectural items

 > “Sims 3 Barnacle Bay” at GameStop
 > “The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay” at Amazon.com

Another Outdoor Living Stuff Screenshot Shows Eating, Hot Tub-ing

After playing “unlock the photo” with its Facebook followers (in which a ridiculous number of people (in this case 7000) have to “like” an incomplete photo before they’ll post the whole thing), EA has posted another new The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff screenshot. This one shows Sims barbecuing and eating the resulting food, while some other Sims relax in a hot tub. Click below to view it.
 > Photo from The Sims 3 on Facebook

Discuss this news on the website!

Current Poll Results
Were you given The Sims 3 Late Night for Christmas?

Yep, it's just what I wanted!:

25%

Yes, unfortunately:

0%

No, I don't want Late Night:

25%

No, I bought it - or am going to buy it - myself:

50%

No - I wanted it, but no luck! Hopefully I'll be given it another time:

0%

No - I received it as a present, but for another event:

0%

No - I don't know what "Late Night" is:

0%

Go to the website to vote!

Results were correct when this News Email was sent

During This Fortnight: 2008
The Sims 2 FreeTime was announced (or rather officially announced - we actually already knew about it). This led to a fair bit of news about the new expansion - a comic strip and a music video were released, plus this interesting video was posted on YouTube:



Is this real footage from the game, we pondered.

Less exciting was the announcement of the ridiculously-long-named The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff.

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