Issue 89A Thursday 18th August 2011

Two issues for the price of one! Yes, I've had to send a special issue as another live broadcast has been announced to take place before your regularly scheduled issue -- see the news for details...

Latest Updates

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

Message from Julia replied to on “Contact Me / Previous Messages / Other Previous Messages” page

“Producer Video” on “The Sims 3 / Expansion Packs / The Sims 3 Generations” page replaced with Live Broadcast video that includes the Producer Video at the beginning

Latest News

There's quite a lot of news considering the last issue was less than a week ago, including a new Pets trailer and preview, another parody video and more

GameSpot Posts A New Pets Preview

GameSpot has posted an “Updated Preview” of The Sims 3 Pets:

Outside of the charming town, you’ll find oversized billboards, dinosaur bones, and a potential tourist hot spot once the game is complete. Because horses are the big addition to this expansion, you’ll likely want to spend your time on the flood plains riding horses and perhaps even taking them over to the equestrian center so you can take part in competitions or even get into horse breeding.

> “The Sims 3: Pets Updated Preview” at GameSpot

EA Parodies The Inbetweeners

GamersHell.com has got hold of the latest in EA’s series of parody videos — this time it’s The Inbetweeners, a UK sitcom which is just about to hit the big screen:

Another Pets Live Broadcast Announced, This Time From Gamecom

Following on from the Hidden Springs live broadcast on Friday (see further down if you missed it), EA has announced another one – this time with a bit more notice. On Saturday producer Graham Nardone will be at Gamescom and he’ll present an in-game demo of The Sims 3 Pets and answer some viewers’ questions, plus there’ll be “a never-been-seen surprise that you’ll definitely not want to miss”. The broadcast will also feature some stuff about the console versions but the PC expansion pack appears to be the focus. The times given are 1:30pm CET, 7:30am ET and 4:30am PT, which I think means it’ll take place at 12:30 pm BST. Go to the page linked below now and you can set up an email reminder.
> “The Sims 3 Pets Live Broadcast” at EA

New Pets Trailer Confirms Unicorns

EA has released a proper trailer specifically for the PC and Mac version of The Sims 3 Pets, with proper Simlish music and everything:

As you will have seen, the trailer confirms the expansion will feature unicorns – will we find out more about them in the live broadcast on Saturday?

Hidden Springs Live Q&A Now Available On-Demand

If you didn't manage to catch last Friday's Live Q&A for Hidden Springs, it is now available on-demand -- so if you’re interested in seeing more of the town, you can watch it right here:

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