Issue 79 Tuesday 15th March 2011

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Latest News

The ESRB confirms the existence of "The Sims 3 Generations", two more reviews of Outdoor Living Stuff arrive, Barnacle Bay arrives at retail as a code, and more Rates Outdoor Living Stuff Two And A Half Stars has posted their review of The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff, rating it two and a half stars out of five:

If you are intrigued by the idea of moving a kitchen onto a patio, or if you believe that you can never have too many hot tubs, then this pack will be worth its asking price. Most will find there’s more fluff here than “stuff.”

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

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

The poll asking whether you were given The Sims 3 Late Night for Christmas has finally ended and the results are in. It seems more than half of you bought it (or plan to buy it) yourself rather than get it for Christmas. Here's the full results:

Yep, it's just what I wanted!:


Yes, unfortunately:


No, I don't want Late Night:


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


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


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


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


No one bothered to explain their choice. Click below to discuss the results:
> Poll Results

I haven’t started a new poll yet as I’ve been struggling to think of one and appropriate choices.

Barnacle Bay Confirmed As Just A Code To Download Online At Retail

Barnacle Bay, a purchasable town for The Sims 3, has been confirmed as now being available at retail, but not on a disk – all you get is a code to allow you to download it from The Sims 3 Store. EA has replaced the original offering of Barnacle Bay on the Store with a new bundle which additionally includes the “Buccaneer’s Bounty Set” and “Two All-New Exclusive Staircases!” – it’s this bundle you’ll get using the code. The new bundle costs 2,000 SimPoints, up from the 1,650 SimPoints the town was previously available for on its own.
> “A New World Awaits – Escape to Barnacle Bay today!” at
> “The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay: FAQ” at

EA UK has confirmed that it is available exclusively at GAME in the UK, and given more details on those two exclusive staircases:

  • Jacob’s Staircase – This staircase made of rope can be used to disembark the ship to your next pillaging.
  • Barnacle Free Staircase – Let ye buckled boots and ye peg leg stomp upon these sturdy stone steps of olde.

Source: “The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay As A Game Exclusive” at EA UK

“The Sims 3 Generations” Confirmed By ESRB

“The Sims 3 Generations” has been rated by the north American game ratings board, the ESRB, confirming the new expansion pack’s existence (or at least a game for PC and Mac with that name). The rating is the same as usual – Teen with content descriptors “Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Violence”.

Source: “Latest Video Game Ratings” at ESRB

EL33TONLINE Rates Outdoor Living Stuff Three Stars

Another review has come in for The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff, this time from EL33TONLINE who gave it three stars out of five (“Good!”).
> The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff review at EL33TONLINE

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