Archive for October 2010

Late Night US TV Ad Posted

Saturday 23rd October 2010 | 12:37 am UK time | Categories

Amazon.com has posted the US TV ad for The Sims 3 Late Night. I don’t think there’s much in the way of new game footage there, but it’s only brief so you’d might as well watch it anyway. I can’t embed it here, so click below to view it.
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“Sims 3: Late Night TV Spot” at Amazon.com

Update (11:09 pm BST): I can now embed it, so you can watch it right here:

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GameSpot Gets A Demo Of Late Night

Friday 22nd October 2010 | 12:43 pm UK time | Categories

Grant Rodiek has appeared on GameSpot’s video show Today On The Spot, giving a demo of The Sims 3 Late Night. They’ve posted a video of just the demo, and here it is:

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Get Your Hands On Late Night At Four UK Events

Thursday 21st October 2010 | 10:03 pm UK time | Categories

Events in four different UK cities have been announced, where the community can get their hands on The Sims 3 Late Night, as well as The Sims 3 on consoles:

  • London on Tuesday 26th October
  • Manchester on Wednesday 27th October
  • Edinburgh on Thursday 28th October
  • Cardiff on Friday 29th October

All the events are between midday and 6 pm. For more details (except for the Cardiff event, which hasn’t been finalised as of post time), click through to the appropriate event from the page linked below.
 > The Sims 3 (UK)’s Events on Facebook

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Late Night Development Bloopers Released

Thursday 21st October 2010 | 7:05 pm UK time | Categories

Four bloopers seen during the development of The Sims 3 Late Night have been posted on Facebook. Here’s two of ’em:

The Grim Reaper and some ghosts are seen in a band A paparazzi is caught wearing just a towel

View all four images by clicking below to go to the first one, the clicking Next three times to view the others.
 > The Sims 3 Late Night Photo in The Sims 3’s Facebook Profile

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Poll Results: Does the title “The Sims 3 Late Night” sound like it should end with “Stuff” to you?

Saturday 16th October 2010 | 6:26 pm UK time | Categories

At last the poll has ended and the results are in – it’s quite close, but the majority don’t think The Sims 3 Late Night sounds like it should end with “Stuff”. Click below to view and discuss the full results:
 > Poll Results

Of course, as a poll has ended, a new poll much have begun, and this is the question: Bought The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff yet? Short and sweet. Vote now to the right of any page.

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Late Night Vampire Gameplay Discussed In New Producer’s Blog, Plus New Screenshots

Friday 15th October 2010 | 4:38 pm UK time | Categories

Three vampires force a regular Sim into a cornerA new “Producer’s Blog” has been posted on TheSims3.com, focusing this time on vampire gameplay:

Vampires have several powers that set them apart from Sims. They are able to learn skills twice as quickly as normal Sims. They are stronger, smarter, and more creative—and it shows. Vampires also run incredibly quickly, so fast that it creates a blur effect. They can also read minds and force Sims to think of them which, when meeting new Sims,  helps them quickly build relationship levels.

Four new screenshots featuring vampires have also been released, and can be viewed on the Screenshots tab.
 > News at TheSims3.com (Canada)
 > The Sims 3 Late Night screenshots

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GameSpot Tries To Become A “Vampire Celebrity Rock Star” In Late Night

Thursday 14th October 2010 | 3:53 pm UK time | Categories

GameSpot has posted a new preview in which they try to become a “vampire celebrity rock star”:

Late Night’s vampires, as we’ve discussed in previous coverage, aren’t your average bloodthirsty monstrosities, nor are they the clean-cut, dreamy, sparkly kind that all the young people seem to like these days. In many cases, they’re extremely hip, hard-body sims who hang out at the best clubs and set every non-vampire in the room aquiver (seriously, if you’re in the same room with an unfriendly vampire, you get a negative “moodlet” because of how terrified you are).

 > “The Sims 3: Late Night Updated Hands-On – Star Power, Building the Band, Going Full Vampire” at GameSpot

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Digital Spy Previews Late Night

Wednesday 13th October 2010 | 3:17 pm UK time | Categories

Digital Spy has posted a new preview of The Sims 3 Late Night:

The expansion also sees the franchise jump on to the vampire bandwagon with the ability to turn Sims into blood-sucking citizens. Darker skin shades and red eyes are a dead giveaway if you want to find them in clubs, and there are a number of benefits besides a more evil appearance. Vampires will move quicker than usual, leaving a blur on the screen as they travel, and skills will be developed at a much faster rate.

 > “Preview: ‘The Sims 3: Late Night'” at Digital Spy

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Game Rant Reviews Barnacle Bay

Friday 8th October 2010 | 5:41 pm UK time | Categories

Decorations in Barnacle BayGame Rant has posted a review of Barnacle Bay, the new town available to purchase and download from The Sims 3 Store. They gave it a score of four out of five:

It would have been a bit more interesting for EA to implement some pirate-like features and attitudes, but the new items are worth the price if you are a fan of The Sims 3. This is also coming from a person who feels the items for your Xbox Live avatar that cost money are absolutely ridiculous. Overall, it’s a great add-on and will hold you over until the Late Night expansion is released October 26.

They’re also running a competition on Twitter to win a download of the town – details at the bottom of the page.
 > “The Sims 3 ‘Barnacle Bay’ Review” at Game Rant

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Talk To The Late Night Development Team At “Town Hall” Event

Wednesday 6th October 2010 | 10:11 pm UK time | Categories

It has been announced that The Sims Studio will host “The Sims Town Hall”, an event consisting of game demonstrations, the chance to talk with the developers, and more. Games include The Sims 3 Late Night, The Sims Medieval and The Sims 3 for consoles:

We’ll be giving away prizes, T-shirts, exciting new info, and more. See the new games from The Sims before anyone else! 

And as an added bonus, we’ll be announcing the bonus holiday items will be coming your way for The Sims 3 in December! 

Location: The Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, California 94102 

Date: October 22, 2010 

Time: 7:00 pm PST

Space is limited and only the first 250 fans will be allowed into the event, so arrive early! 

Source: “Calling all fans of The Sims!” at TheSims3.com

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