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GamesRadar Has A Chat With Grant Rodiek About Celebrities In Late Night

Wednesday 15th September 2010 | 9:18 pm UK time | Categories

A Sim giving another Sim their autographGamesRadar has posted an exclusive chat with Grant Rodiek, who discusses celebrities in The Sims 3 Late Night:

GR: Why did The Sims team decide to introduce celebrities in Late Night?

Rodiek: Several reasons. Celebrities make for fantastic storytelling – they are hilarious, bizarre, charming, sexy – who doesn’t want to be all of those things. Openness and humor are our trademarks so it’d be a mistake to pass up celebrities.

The article contains two new screenshots, which you can also find on the Screenshots tab if you prefer.
 > “EXCLUSIVE: What it’s like to be a celebrity The Sims 3: Late Night” at GamesRadar
 > The Sims 3 Late Night screenshots

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New Barnacle Bay Screenshots Released

Friday 10th September 2010 | 10:12 pm UK time | Categories

Two new screenshots of Barnacle Bay, the new town that will be put up for sale on The Sims 3 Store soon, have been posted on

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To view them full size, click below and scroll down if necessary to the post titled “New screenshots of Barnacle Bay!” (can’t find it? Change to English > United States via the Select Language link at the bottom of the page).
> News at

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GamesRadar Focuses On Vampires In A New Late Night Preview

Thursday 9th September 2010 | 4:06 pm UK time | Categories

GamesRadar has posted a new preview of The Sims 3 Late Night, focusing on the vampires:

There’s something off about the color of her skin and when we zoom in for a closer look, we can see a hint of fang in her grin just below her smoldering bloodshot eyes. [Grant] Rodiek draws attention to his Sim’s moodlet. “Basically, when you’re around vampires you don’t know, your Sim gets a moodlet called ‘Hunted.’ And this is to encourage you to either leave or to befriend them – because once you befriend them, you won’t get this anymore. And of course, if you’re a vampire, you won’t be ‘Hunted’ you will be the ‘Hunter’.”

 > “The Sims 3: Late Night – ‘Vampires won’t be like Twilight,’ declares associate producer” at GamesRadar

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New The Sims 3 Game Update Makes It Possible To Be Friends With Cars, More

Tuesday 7th September 2010 | 11:03 pm UK time | Categories

Another The Sims 3 game update has been released, to coincide with the launch of Fast Lane Stuff. It adds a couple of new features that relate to that pack, in fact:

New Features

  • Sims that drive extensively can now develop a relationship with their vehicles.  Vehicles can be named once a friendship is formed.
  • The Vehicle Enthusiast Trait is now available.  Sims with this trait can name their vehicles immediately and develop relationships with them more quickly.

There’s also a small number of updates for the base game and World Adventures – to read them, plus that all-important checklist that must be run through before installing, click below and scroll down to the article titled “Game Update for: 1.15/2.10/3.6/4.3” (can’t find it? Switch to English > United States via the Language link at the bottom of the page):
 > News at

Those that have the Create a World Tool will need to download and install a new version after installing this update, which can be obtained the same way as earlier versions – from the Create a World Tool page:
 > Create a World at

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GameSpot Gets Some Exclusive Hands-On Time With Late Night

Tuesday 7th September 2010 | 3:10 pm UK time | Categories

Vampires in The Sims 3 Late NightGameSpot has posted an exclusive hands-on preview of The Sims 3 Late Night:

Late Night will have a “hotspot” system that highlights which of the town’s clubs will be the most crowded and which will be flat-out empty.

The hotspot system plays into several of Late Night’s new features, such as the new “celebrity level.” All sims can gain up to five levels of notoriety (indicated by a 5-star meter that floats above each one’s head).

The article includes a couple of exclusive screenshots.
 > “The Sims 3: Late Night Exclusive Hands-On – A Brief Look at the New Expansion” at GameSpot

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Full Late Night Soundtrack Announced

Saturday 4th September 2010 | 6:14 pm UK time | Categories

EA has now announced all the music tracks that will feature in The Sims 3 Late Night. As well as those previously revealed, there’s all these:

  • 3oh!3 – “Double Vision”
  • Bryan Rice – “There for You”
  • Chiddy Bang – “Here We Go”
  • Electrolightz – “Miss Outta Control”
  • Eliza Doolittle – “Rollerblades”
  • Foxy Shazam – “Unstoppable”
  • Hadag Nahash – “Lo Maspik”
  • Hadouken! – “M.A.D.”
  • Jessica Mauboy – “Saturday Night”
  • Junkie XL – “Live Wired”
  • Kelis – “Brave”
  • King Fantastic – “All Black Ying Yang (The Party Song)”
  • Nikki & Rich – “Next Best Thing”
  • The Ready Set – “More Than Alive”

Go to the news post (titled “FLO RIDA, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, TRAVIE MCCOY, 3oh!3, AND MORE PARTNER WITH EA ON THE UBER POPULAR LIFE SIMULATOR SERIES THE SIMS”) for some quotes from 3oh!3’s Sean Foreman, Travie McCoy and Kelly Rowland:
 > News at

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Current Poll Extended To 18th September

Saturday 4th September 2010 | 3:34 pm UK time | Categories

I’ve extended the current poll, asking whether the title “The Sims 3 Late Night” sounds like it should end with “Stuff” to you, to 18th September as I haven’t received enough votes. That’s now the day I’ll reveal the final results – if enough visitors have voted anyway.

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New Fast Lane Stuff Screenshots Released On Facebook

Friday 3rd September 2010 | 7:38 pm UK time | Categories

EA Singapore has posted some new The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff screenshots on their Facebook page. One of them actually doesn’t have a car in it!
 > Electronic Arts (EA) Singapore’s Photos – The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff at Facebook

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Fast Lane Stuff “Launch Video” Released

Thursday 2nd September 2010 | 6:59 pm UK time | Categories

EA has released a “Launch Video” for The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff – check it out:

The pack is released on Tuesday in the States.

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Late Night Soundtrack To Feature My Chemical Romance, Kelly Rowland

Thursday 2nd September 2010 | 6:50 pm UK time | Categories

Some of the songs that have been re-recorded in Simlish for The Sims 3 Late Night’s soundtrack have been revealed. According to

The Sims 3 Late Night expansion pack (for PC and Mac) will feature Simlish versions of Travie McCoy’s “Need You,” My Chemical Romance’s “Na Na Na,” Soulja Boy’s “Speakers Going Hammer,” Kelly Rowland’s “Rose Colored Glasses,” and many more.

Source: “‘Sims 3’ exclusive: Travie McCoy, My Chemical Romance and more sing in Simlish” at

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