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Latest Ambitions Reviews: EL33TONLINE

Tuesday 29th June 2010 | 11:54 pm UK time | Categories

EL33TONLINE rated The Sims 3 Ambitions three out of five, a score described as “Good!”, in tonight’s only review:

Yes, EA did a great job in making your Sim’s career more interactive, but at the same time turned it into a chore. When the line between my real job and my Sim’s job begins to blur, it’s time to stop playing!

 > The Sims 3 Ambitions review at EL33TONLINE

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The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff Revealed (Updated)

Monday 28th June 2010 | 11:40 pm UK time | Categories

Story originally posted at 4:25 pm BST (GMT + 1)

The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff logoThe next stuff pack for The Sims 3 has been revealed to the press as The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff. No information is provided (not even a release date), but there are two screenshots and a logo, which you can see below and to the right. The name and screenshots suggest a focus on cars – is this of interest to you?

The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff screenshot 1 The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff screenshot

Update: Fast Lane Stuff has now been announced on TheSims3.com with some details – click read more (or scroll down a little if you’re already on the full article page) to read them.
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Current Poll Extended To 10th July

Saturday 26th June 2010 | 10:43 pm UK time | Categories

The current poll, asking whether you have bought or are planning to get The Sims 3 Design & High-Tech Stuff, has been extended yet again to 10th July. In the event I’ve finally received enough votes by then, that’s when I’ll reveal the results and start a new poll. If you still haven’t voted, please do so now to the right of any page.

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Latest Ambitions Reviews: GamesRadar

Friday 25th June 2010 | 11:57 pm UK time | Categories

Just for a change I’ve only got one The Sims 3 Ambitions review for you tonight, but it is from a pretty major gaming website! GamesRadar gave it seven out of 10, a score described as “good”:

It’s certainly one of the meatier expansions in the franchise’s history in terms of sheer gameplay benefits, but it may segment its audience a bit too much, as not every profession will be enjoyable for every player.

 > The Sims 3 Ambitions review at GamesRadar

The Metascore has gone down a point to 75 (based on 17 reviews), mainly thanks to a non-English website giving it a score equivalent to 40, which is pretty bad. The Ranking at GameRankings on the other hand remains unchanged at 78.58% based on six reviews.
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions at Metacritic
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions at GameRankings

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The Sims 3 Create A Pattern Tool Now Available

Thursday 24th June 2010 | 11:33 pm UK time | Categories

Over a month earlier than IGN originally thought, The Sims 3 Create a Pattern Tool is now available to download from TheSims3.com. Just scroll to the bottom of the page linked below, read and agree to the license, then click the appropriate button to download it (you’ll be prompted to log in if you haven’t already done so).
 > Create a Pattern Tool at TheSims3.com

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Latest Ambitions Reviews: Spawn Kill

Tuesday 22nd June 2010 | 11:11 pm UK time | Categories

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that I’ve only got one new The Sims 3 Ambitions review for you tonight – Spawn Kill gave it a not-very-good 6.5 out of 10:

While the town of Twinbook is lovely and a lot of fun to explore, there isn’t much fun to be had by playing the careers for more than an hour or two. It’s definitely worth playing if you are already a huge Sims fan, but there is a certain amount of much-needed depth missing.

 > The Sims 3 Ambitions review at Spawn Kill

There have been no changes with either The Ranking at GameRankings or the Metascore, which remain at 78.58% based on six reviews and 76 based on 14 reviews respectively.
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions at Metacritic
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions at GameRankings

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Andrew Stone Records “I Don’t Wanna Dance” In Simlish

Monday 21st June 2010 | 4:34 pm UK time | Categories

Andrew Stone, the face of Starman who was not long ago immortalised as a Sim, has now recorded his song “I Don’t Wanna Dance” in Simlish – you can see him in the recording studio in the video below:

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Latest Ambitions Reviews: Den of Geek

Friday 18th June 2010 | 11:49 pm UK time | Categories

Well, so much for almost-daily posts – this may be the first The Sims 3 Ambitions reviews post in a week, but that doesn’t mean I’ve got a load for you – just the one, in fact. Den of Geek rate it four stars out of five:

For now, though, I am willing to have faith that any of those little niggles will be smoothed out by a patch and the game itself will continue to go from strength to strength.

 > The Sims 3 Ambitions review at Den of Geek

The Metascore is still 76, based on 14 reviews, but The Ranking at GameRankings has gone down a little to 78.58%, based on six reviews.
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions at Metacritic
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions at GameRankings

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Current Poll Extended To 26th June

Saturday 12th June 2010 | 5:09 pm UK time | Categories

You’ll never guess what I’ve had to do yet again! That’s right – extend the poll due to not enough votes! If you haven’t voted already, go on, vote now on the right of any page – if you do, and enough other people do too, the poll will now end with the results revealed on 26th June.

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Latest Ambitions Reviews: Game Chronicles, You?

Friday 11th June 2010 | 11:33 pm UK time | Categories

Just one review again for The Sims 3 Ambitions from the critics tonight, but of more interest to me is what you think. You can now rate and review Ambitions over on the Reviews tab – just log in with your Google, Yahoo!, AIM, Twitter, NetLog or OpenID account, select your star rating, then type away!
 > Your The Sims 3 Ambitions reviews

Game Chronicles gave it a pretty-darn good 8.0 out of 10:

In short, The Sims 3 Ambitions is a fine specimen of a Sims expansion that introduces fresh, fan-requested gameplay options to the core game, as well as many smaller tweaks that make the game more fun as a whole.

 > The Sims 3 Ambitions review at Game Chronicles

That review contained six new screenshots, which you can of course also view over on the Screenshots tab.
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions screenshots

The Metascore remains at 76, now based on 11 reviews, while The Ranking at GameRankings has gone up slightly to 79.38%, based on four reviews.
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions at Metacritic
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions at GameRankings

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