Issue 122 Tuesday 6th November 2012

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Latest Updates

Seven new screenshots, three new preview links added to “The Sims 3 / Expansion Packs / The Sims 3 Seasons” page

New preview link added to “The Sims 3 / Expansion Packs / The Sims 3 Supernatural” page

Latest News

GamesRadar Gets Some Seasons Winter Details

GamesRadar has posted a gallery article about Winter in The Sims 3 Seasons featuring an interview with assistant producer Graham Nardone:

GR: What can you tell us about Snowflake Day?

Graham Nardone: Snowflake Day is a new holiday that Sims enjoy at the end of winter every year. All Sims feel the holiday cheer on this special day, and they love going to the festival to socialize with their friends and neighbors over a cup of hot chocolate or eggnog.

  > “The Sims 3 Seasons – Exclusive winter-only details” at GamesRadar

Seasons Producer Explains Winter In New Blog Post

The Sims 3 Seasons producer Graham Nardone has posted a blog entry on TheSims3.com detailing winter:

Certainly the most apparent change when winter arrives in Seasons is just how different the world around you appears. By that time, the trees in the world will have shed all their leaves to give a somewhat barren look to parts of your town. You’ll also notice less daylight, as the sun will peek over the horizon later in the morning and set in the early afternoon, causing temperatures to plunge.

  > “Winter chills bring Seasons thrills!” at TheSims3.com

The Sims Official Magazine Now Available To View In Web Browsers

If you don’t have an Android tablet or iPad, The Sims Official Magazine is now available to view in web browsers.
 > The Sims Official Magazine

Here’s a new trailer:

Current Poll Extended To 13th November

I haven’t yet received enough votes to close the current poll, asking whether you’re happy about how werewolves in The Sims 3 Supernatural look in “wolf” form, so I’ve extended it by two weeks to Tuesday 13th November. If I’m able to close the poll then, that’s when the results will be revealed. If you haven’t voted yet, click below (you can vote without giving an explanation on the right).
> Vote with explanation

Assistant Producer Details Spooky Day In Seasons

A blog entry by Assistant Producer Mike Zamora detailing Spooky Day in The Sims 3 Seasons has been posted on TheSims3.com:

We’ve added four new parties to this pack but there’s one that’s closely tied to the fall season and Spooky Day which are costume parties. With so many fun, new activities to do in fall there’s a chance that you may forget to throw your own party. Don’t worry because there’s usually something going on in town. If you’re lucky you might be invited to a neighbor’s costume party. Accept the invite and go but it’s never too late to arrange your own Spooky Day themed get-together.

  > “Happy Spooky Day” at TheSims3.com

Seasons Live Broadcast On Thursday Also Features 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff

Another live broadcast for The Sims 3 Seasons has been announced, and it also features The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff:

Join us on November 8th, 2012 at 10:00am PST [6 pm GMT/UTC] for The Sims 3 Seasons Live Broadcast! Take a deep dive in to the game with another exciting demo where we’ll be showing off winter in all its glory, and ask your most burning questions for a chance to have the producers answer them live! We will also be debuting our groovy new stuff pack, The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff! See us warp Sims back in time to bellbottoms, spandex shorts, and denim jackets to play with all new objects from the past. Tune in Nov 8th to discover new ways to play with snowflakes, igloos, mustaches, and plaid!

You can request an email reminder on the page.
 > “The Sims 3 Seasons Live Broadcast…and more!” at Origin.com

EA Parodies James Bond In New The Sims 3 Video

The latest The Sims 3 parody video has been released, this one parodying James Bond:

Seasons Producer Answers Some More Questions

The Sims 3 Producer Graham Nardone has posted answers to some The Sims 3 Seasons questions on TheSims3.com’s forum:

36. Can you tell me what Sims do on Love Day? I know there is the festival but can we expect our Sims will be doing other things and is there any new romantic outfits for Love Day? Naturally, love day is filled with romantic moments for the Sims. They’ll actively want to be with their special someone, and everyone’s a little more receptive to romantic advances. Going to the festival even further enhances the spirit of the holiday, as you can kiss other Sims at the kissing booth, use the love tester machine to gauge your couple’s compatibility, and it’s the same day that the spring dance king and queen get crowned!

  > Post on TheSims3.com Forum

New Seasons Screenshots

The Sims 3 Seasons screenshots new since last issue can be found on the game page in the updates of Saturday 3rd November 2012, Wednesday 31st October 2012, Tuesday 30th October 2012, Friday 26th October 2012 and Tuesday 23rd October 2012.
 > The Sims 3 Seasons screenshots

Discuss this news on the website!

Current Poll Results
Are you happy about how werewolves in The Sims 3 Supernatural look in "wolf" form, or would you prefer them to look more like proper wolves?

I'm happy:

25%

:

75%

Go to the website to vote!

Results were correct when this News Email was sent

During This Fortnight: 2008
Americans are choosing their president for the next four years today. For the last election four years ago, EA produced a pair of "The Sims 3 Election Coverage" videos. Here's the first, in which prospective vice-presidents Palin and Biden are having a debate:



The other video features John McCain and Sarah Palin having an unscheduled rally in Sunset Valley

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