Issue 89 Friday 12th August 2011

This News Email is early as EA has just announced another live Q&A that is happening today -- see further down for details...

Latest Updates

New preview link and new video added to “The Sims 3 / Expansion Packs / The Sims 3 Pets” page

Fixed video “Ryan Vaughn’s Family” on “The Sims 3 / Expansion Packs / The Sims 3 Generations” page

Latest News

The sequel to Barnacle Bay (kinda...) is announced, and there's another Pets preview and an interview

New Downloadable Town Announced

EA has announced a new town that will be made available to purchase on The Sims 3 Store on 25th August, called Hidden Springs:

Stay forever young with The Sims™ 3 Hidden Springs. Discover a new digital downloadable World available this fall exclusively at The Sims 3 Store using SimPoints. Featuring all-new locations, items, Sims, and a little magic, The Sims 3 HiddenSprings invites anyone to uncover the mysteries of the newest world.

For more see the links below:
 > “Announcing a whole new Downloadable World – Hidden Springs!” at The Sims 3 (UK) on Facebook
 > “The Sims 3 Store – Hidden Springs” screenshots at The Sims 3 (UK) on Facebook
 > “The Sims 3: Hidden Springs Q&A” at Everybody Plays

Hidden Springs Live Q&A Announced

EA has suddenly decided to do a live Q&A for Hidden Springs today (Friday) at 10 am PT (that’s 6 pm BST I think):

Join The Sims 3 Producer – Azure Bowie-Hankins – at 10:00AM PT on August 12 as she introduces The Sims 3 Hidden Springs, a new world from the folks behind The Sims 3.Learn about the new world your Sims can explore and uncover the secrets of Hidden Springs, set to launch the week of August 25th worldwide.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about The Sims 3 Hidden Springs and pick Azure’s brain during the Q&A session where she’ll be answering questions from The Sims fans worldwide.

Ask your questions with the Cover It Live box and Azure will pick the best ones to answer live!

  > “Live Q&A of The Sims 3 Hidden Springs with Azure Bowie-Hankins” at EA

Hooked Gamers Previews Pets

Hooked Gamers has posted a preview of The Sims 3 Pets:

In The Sims 3: Pets you will be able to create a huge variety of dogs, cats, and for the first time ever; horses, with over one hundred different breeds. Once you’ve created your pet you can horse around with the customization tool and produce truly unique pets for your sims. Not only can you determine how your pet will look, but you can also pick the traits of your animal from intelligent and brave to skittish and clueless. The traits you pick will determine the personality of your pet, whether you have a fierce guard dog a destructive cat or a trusty steed.

  > The Sims 3 Pets preview at Hooked Gamers Gets A Look At Hidden Springs has posted a video in which The Sims 3 Store producer Azure Bowie-Hankins gives a “quick tour” of the newly announced town Hidden Springs:

New Poll Asks Whether You Bought Barnacle Bay

The next non-free town for The Sims 3 Store has been announced, and this makes me wonder whether you bought the previous one, Barnacle Bay — so I’ve started a new poll asking you just that. It’s a simple yes or no, so vote now to the right of any page, or click the second link below to explain your vote if you fancy it.
 > Go to the website to vote, or...
 > with explanation Interviews Ryan Vaughan About Pets has posted a video interview with The Sims 3 Pets assistant producer Ryan Vaughan:

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