Issue 118 Tuesday 11th September 2012

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Get Some Supernatural Hints & Tips

Some The Sims 3 Supernatural hints and tips have been posted on TheSims3.com:

Bonehilda is Back! (general tip)

One of the coolest things from The Sims 2 is now back in The Sims™ 3 Supernatural. Say hello to Bonehilda once again! For just 3,999 Simoleons you too can have your very own live-in (or rather dead-in) maid. Bonehilda is a great worker and addition to your family. She’ll scare away any criminal and can even extinguish most fires- just don’t expect to have any deep conversations with her.

  > “The Sims 3 Supernatural Hints & Tips” at TheSims3.com

EL33TONLINE Reviews Diesel Stuff

EL33TONLINE has posted a review of The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff, giving it two stars out of five, a rating described as “OK!”:

With nothing really to add to The Sims that could not have been achieved with an online store sale or item pack, I cannot help but feel that this is an opportunity missed. Adding some glasses, hairstyles or even new locations like a Diesel shop for your town might just have made this latest pack more worthwhile. As it is, I believe there is no real value for money here.

  > The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff review at EL33TONLINE

First Supernatural Reviews

The first The Sims 3 Supernatural reviews are in, and first Gaming Blend has given it four stars out of five:

So far, I’m really enjoying Supernatural. Those hoping for a few new, fun ways to play The Sims 3 should like what Supernatural has to offer. The werewolves hunt and howl. The witches charm and curse. The vampires stalk and bite. The fairies fly and make mischief. And much in the way the previous expansion packs have given us new ways to engage our Sims (and ourselves), Supernatural builds onto the base game, offering new options, objects and challenges.

  > “The Sims 3 Supernatural Review: Witches, Fairies, Werewolves And Magic” at Gaming Blend

The second review comes from GamesRadar, who gave it four stars out of five, a score described as “great”:

While it might have its share of annoyances, the positives outweigh the negatives in The Sims 3: Supernatural. It’s one of the strongest expansions for the core game yet, and might even give lapsed players a reason to return to the game.

  > “The Sims 3 Supernatural review” at GamesRadar

Supernatural Producer Shares Two Final “Surprises”

Senior producer Kari St John has posted a blog entry in which he shares two final The Sims 3 Supernatural “surprises”:

1.) There is more than one way to make a Sim “croak.” One of the more interesting magical abilities available to witch Sims is casting the “Toadification curse.” Casting this spell on any Sim will temporarily change them into a ToadSim with an over-sized frog-like head and big beady eyes that are constantly scanning for their next meal. Suddenly, the flies on trash cans and spoiled food look pretty attractive to Sims that carry this unfortunate curse.

  > “The Sims 3 Supernatural – ‘It’s Launch Day!’” at TheSims3.com

Supernatural Launch Trailer Heralds Supernatural Launch

EA has released a launch trailer for The Sims 3 Supernatural:

New Supernatural Screenshots

10 new The Sims 3 Supernatural screenshots have been released, showing such things as a family of werewolves, some broom flying, a group of fairies, two fairies kissing, the eyes of some monsters under a child’s bed, and more — check them out on the game page (updates of Wednesday 5th September 2012 and Saturday 1st September 2012).
 > The Sims 3 Supernatural screenshots

See The X Factor UK Runner Up Being Turned Into A Vampire, Zombie And Werewolf In New Video

EA UK has turned The X Factor UK runner up Marcus Collins into a zombie, werewolf and vampire for a photo shoot to promote The Sims 3 Supernatural, and they’ve released a video showing the transformations (warning: no game footage):

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