Issue 115 Tuesday 31st July 2012

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

Latest Updates
Four new screenshots and two new preview links added to “The Sims 3 / Expansion Packs / The Sims 3 Supernatural” page

Latest News

Latest The Sims 3 Game Update Detailed In New Blog Post

A new blog entry has been posted on TheSims3.com which explains some new features included with the recent game update:

Store Sets in the Game.
The newest and most popular sets from The Sims 3 Store are now featured in Buy Mode as Featured Store Sets! This feature allows you to find exclusive sales without leaving your game! You’ll notice that each room category has a new button that you can click to see the sets for that room. Once a set is purchased from Buy Mode, you can place the individual items directly from the set preview window. This eliminates the need to search for the set items in individual object categories.

  > “Game Update for 1.36″ at TheSims3.com

Another Prius Now Available For Free Download

If the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and the Toyota Prius v aren’t enough for you, now available for free download from The Sims 3 Store is the Toyota Prius c, including the City-friendly pack:

Fits your Sims’ life like a tight parking spot! The Prius c is the most accessible Prius in the Prius Family, so getting around Sunset Valley couldn’t be any easier or more fun! The fun doesn’t have to stop when you are done spinning those rims! Bring home excitement with the bonus Prius c -inspired collection: a slick laptop, booming portable stereo, super flat-screen TV, uber home stereo and the hottest guitar, perfect for the summer season!

When you need the latest technology or just a car you can trust, skip the rest and go with the best. Download the Prius c today!

It’s only available on the US and Canada versions of the Store, but there doesn’t seem to be anything to say you can’t download it from the Canada Store wherever you are anyway…
 > “prius c” at The Sims 3 Store (Non-country-specific link — may not work)
 > “prius c” at The Sims 3 Store (Canada)

Four New Supernatural Screenshots Show Zombies, Fairies And Werewolves

Another four The Sims 3 Supernatural screenshots have shown up, these ones featuring zombies, fairies and werewolves — check them out on the game page (updates of Sunday 22nd July 2012, Saturday 21st July 2012 and Friday 20th July 2012).
 > The Sims 3 Supernatural screenshots

New Blog Post Introduces Fairies And Zombies In Supernatural

The Sims 3 Supernatural’s fairies and zombies are introduced in a new blog post on TheSims3.com:

From the get-go, we knew fairies had to be mischievous. I mean, c’mon, it’s in their nature! We plotted and schemed on how to go about tricking Sims unbeknownst. Through legend, lore, and a bit of creativity from our design team, we found a great combination of distracting gestures combined with fairy magic and fairy traps to keep Sims on their toes. The outcome means that fairies have an entire repository of tricks and traps that they can go through.

  > “Introducing Fairies & Zombies in The Sims 3 Supernatural!” at TheSims3.com

IGN Looks At Fairies And Zombies In New Supernatural Preview

IGN has posted a new preview of The Sims 3 Supernatural, focusing on fairies and zombies:

If your fairy is in the mood for mischief, then you can trick your fellow sims. Fairies have the ability to distract those around them with gestures, then use either magic or traps to put sims into bad situations. For instance fairies can cast Skivvies on a sim, making them change into their sleepwear.

  > “The Sims 3: Supernatural — Fairies and Zombies at Home” at IGN

Second Supernatural Live Broadcast Takes Place This Friday

EA has announced the second The Sims 3 Supernatural live broadcast:

Join us for our second Live Broadcast for The Sims 3 Supernatural on Friday, August 3 at 10:00 a.m. PST. for an update on the latest news, game features and the chance to ask your questions live. Senior Game Designer Aaron Conners and Assistant Producer Megan Myers will take us through the newest game demo, deep dive on fairies and zombies and even unveil a surprising secret or two.

According to Facebook it’s actually 10 am PDT, which is 6 pm BST (GMT/UTC + 1) (if you're logged in and you hover your mouse over the time on Facebook it should tell you the time in your time zone).
 > "The Sims 3 Supernatural Live Broadcast 2" at Origin.com
 > "The Sims 3 Supernatural Live Broadcast" on Facebook

Discuss this news on the website!

Current Poll Results
What type of supernatural Sim are you most looking forward to creating in The Sims 3 Supernatural?

Vampire:

17.39%

Werewolf:

17.39%

Fairy:

52.17%

Witch:

4.35%

I'm not looking forward to creating any of 'em:

8.7%

Go to the website to vote!

Results were correct when this News Email was sent

Old Poll Results
Before The Sims 3 was released, I was looking at screenshots and thinking some of the Sims look a bit "wrong"...

Do some of the Sims in The Sims 3 look a bit weird to you, or is that just me?

Yeah, they do!:

40.91%

It's just you I'm afraid:

31.82%

I haven't looked at any Sims in The Sims 3:

27.27%

 Ran between Saturday 10th January 2009 and Saturday 7th February 2009

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