Issue 78 Tuesday 1st March 2011
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Latest News

An Outdoor Living Stuff review, news of a closure, another poll extension, and the first rumour of the next expansion pack

News24 Games Reviews Outdoor Living Stuff

If you’re still unsure whether to buy The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff, maybe News24 Games can help with their review:

To wrap it up, I am sure no matter what I say the hardcore Sims-fans out there will be picking this one up. Though I just cannot help feel that the cons outweigh the pros. When you compare the amount of items you get, to the price of the actual pack (along with no signs of new interactions) it just does not seem worth it. Sure, you get to pimp out your backyard, but the question remains – will you?

Score: 5/10

 > “The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff Review” at News24 Games

Next The Sims 3 Expansion Pack Titled “Generations”?

What could be the next The Sims 3 expansion pack has been spotted on the website of video game distribution company G3 Great Games: “The Sims 3 Generations”, apparently set for release on 25th March. No other information is given.

Source: “The Sims 3 Generations (PC)” at G3 Great Games

Current Poll Extended To Tuesday 8th March

I extended the current poll, asking whether you were given The Sims 3 Late Night for Christmas, to Tuesday 8th March as I still hadn’t received enough votes to close it. You can expect the results on the website then, and in the next issue of the News Email.

The Sims 2 Store Closing 31st March

The Sims 2 Store, EA’s concept trial that led to The Sims 3 Store, never left beta and was never made available outside the US and Canada, is to close on 31st March, EA has announced. Items purchased will no longer be downloadable after that date. SimPoints can be purchased up until 9th March, and can also apparently be spent at The Sims 3 Store if you use the same EA account for both. Click below for more details.
 > “The Sims 2 Store will be Closing March 31″ at TheSims2.com

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!:

10%

Yes, unfortunately:

0%

No, I don't want Late Night:

10%

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

60%

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

20%

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: 2007
The first version of the website to not feature frames launched. Unfortunately the new version was still confined, as I decided its width purely based on whether it divided into six for the top navigation and ended up with a design that was too thin, and also didn't allow for the addition of a The Sims 3 section later.

Website design introduced during this fortnight in 2007

It lasted just over a year before the current design launched, which is so good (well, I think anyway) that it's lasted longer than any other design and I haven't thought of anything better yet.

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