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Grant Rodiek To Answer Your Late Night Questions On Twitter

Tuesday 27th July 2010 | 3:20 pm UK time | Categories

If you’re on Twitter, and you’ve got questions about the newly revealed expansion pack The Sims 3 Late Night, something @TheSims3 has recently tweeted will be of interest to you:

This Thurs [29th July] @ 3pm PDT [11pm BST] Grant Rodiek will take over our Twitter to @reply to your questions on the game including upcoming EP Late Night!

This being Twitter, we can’t expect any detailed answers, but we may still learn some more about it.

Oh, and if you are on Twitter, but you’re not following @dannyssimsnews… Well, why the hell not!? It’s the best The Sims 3 news, on Twitter. Follow and you’ll get all the news right on your Twitter homepage. And don’t forget you can also login to this website with your Twitter account! You can then post comments and reviews on games and expansion packs.
 > Danny’s Sims News on Twitter

Source: The Sims 3 on Twitter

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Late Night Screenshot Shows Dancing And Bubbles

Friday 23rd July 2010 | 9:07 pm UK time | Categories

I’ve just found another The Sims 3 Late Night screenshot. As with the others, I think it might be a still from the trailer, but I thought I’d post about it anyway. Here it is:

Sims dancing in a club

Source: “The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack” at GAME

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El33tonline Interviews Grand Rodiek… But Not About Late Night

Thursday 22nd July 2010 | 3:20 pm UK time | Categories

El33tonline has posted an exclusive  interview with The Sims 3 Late Night Associate Producer Grand Rodiek to “celebrate” the new expansion pack’s announcement… then proceed to ask no questions about it. Instead, such topics as whether “multiplayer deathmatch” will ever be introduced and whether Sims will ever go into space are discussed:

El33tonline: How many expansions can we expect for The Sims 3 before the decision for a full sequel is made?

Grand Rodiek: There isn’t a specified number or requirement. We want to continue to make amazing experiences that we haven’t done before and build upon the solid experience players have with The Sims 3. The Sims 3 is an amazing creative platform and there are a lot of really cool things to do still.

 > “El33tonline Exclusive Q & A with Associate Producer of The Sims 3” at El33tonline (obviously)

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Late Night: First Official Details and Screenshots, Plus US Ship Date

Wednesday 21st July 2010 | 4:50 pm UK time | Categories

I’ve just found the The Sims 3 Late Night page on EA.com, and it has the first five screenshots and some official details, which can be seen over on my Late Night page. I think the screenshots may just be stills from the trailer, but they do give you the opportunity to study things more closely. The page also confirms a specific US ship date for the expansion: 26th October. Most of the rest of the world will probably get it around then too.
 > The Sims 3 Late Night information, screenshots and video

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Vampires In Late Night Detailed

Wednesday 21st July 2010 | 2:58 pm UK time | Categories

Angie Newman, an EA representative for The Sims games, has given GamesRadar some further details about the vampires in The Sims 3 Late Night:

“You have to find a vampire in the world, befriend it, and then ask it to turn you into a vampire. You can then turn other Sims into vampires,” explains Newman. Late Night also includes a new Blood Line system, which will let you pass your vampirism onto your offspring. “So if a vampire and a vampire mate, it will for sure be a vampire baby. But if a vampire and a non-vampire mate, it might be a vampire or it might be a Sim. There’s no half-vampire, half-Sim babies.”

And what will you feed on once you’ve become a creature of the night? “They quench their thirst by eating plasma packs, drinking plasma from other Sims, or growing rare and awesome plasma fruits.”

Sounds like there’s a fair bit more to it than in The Sims 2 Nightlife.

Source: “How to become a vampire and make vampire babies in The Sims 3: Late Night” at GamesRadar

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Rod Humble Confirms Penthouse Lofts, Full Vampire Simulator In Late Night

Wednesday 21st July 2010 | 2:42 pm UK time | Categories

Rod Humble confirmed some extra details about the newly revealed The Sims 3 expansion pack Late Night at the EA Studio Showcase yesterday. He mentioned that Sims will be able to have some sort of “late night jobs” and go to night clubs. He said that there will be “new ways to woo-hoo all around town”, which are bound to include the multiple hot tubs included. Players will be able to build penthouse lofts, and vampires will make a return in a “full vampire simulator”. You can watch his short talk about Late Night for your self in the video below, starting about three minutes in:

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EA Reveals The Sims 3 Late Night With Short Trailer

Tuesday 20th July 2010 | 10:32 pm UK time | Categories

EA has revealed the third expansion pack for The Sims 3, “Late Night” with a short trailer (below). Suggesting this has been rushed out following the leak last week or to coincide with their Studio Showcase today, there are no screenshots or even a final logo, and the only information is this from the video’s description:  “Get your Sims an all access pass to the hottest spots in town. What will your Sims get up to after dark?” …and this from a tweet about the video’s release: “For the first time ever, your Sims can experience late night fun as a VIP!”

If you watched the trailer, and paid attention, you’ll know it’ll be released in the Fall, or Autumn to give the season its proper name.

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2011 Ford Fiesta Now Available For Free Download

Wednesday 14th July 2010 | 7:47 pm UK time | Categories

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is now available to download for free from The Sims 3 Store:

The 2011 Ford Fiesta gets the most out of every corner, thanks to the technical precision only a Ford-tuned suspension can offer. Now your Sims can experience the Ford Fiesta Movement when you download the 2011 Ford Fiesta car and Fiesta Urban Streetscape for FREE*! The Fiesta Urban Streetscape includes items for your Sims to use around town – the Fiesta Urban Style graffiti, Never Get Lost Again street sign, Maid o’ Meter parking space with meter, Hot Stuff Crossing! sign, and Street Struttin’ Street Light sign.

It only seems to be available on the US and Canada versions of TheSims3.com, which is odd considering the terms on the page say that this offer is void in the US and Canada – unless of course I’m mis-interpreting them.
 > 2011 Ford Fiesta at TheSims3.com (Canada)

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“The Sims 3 After Dark” Spotted

Monday 12th July 2010 | 11:27 pm UK time | Categories

What could be the third expansion pack for The Sims 3 has been spotted on shopping website Play.com: “The Sims 3 After Dark”. No information, screenshots or release date are given, but the name suggests possibly a remake of The Sims 2 Nightlife – does this interest you? Tell everyone your thoughts in the comments.

Source: “The Sims 3: After Dark (Expansion Pack) (PC & Mac)” on Play.com

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Create A World Tool Fix Released

Sunday 11th July 2010 | 9:53 pm UK time | Categories

Installed the latest The Sims 3 update or Ambitions then found the Create a World Tool no longer works? Well EA have you covered with a fix. Uninstall the previous version through the Windows Control Panel (Add/Remove Programs in Windows XP, Programs > Programs and Features in Windows 7 and I think Windows Vista), then install the new version available at TheSims3.com. The tool remains in beta for Windows only.
 > Create a World Tool at TheSims3.com

Source: News at TheSims3.com (UK)

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