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Graham Nardone Talks Game Updates, More In New Blog Post

Thursday 31st May 2012 | 1:34 pm UK time | Categories

The Sims 3 assistant producer Graham Nardone has posted a new blog entry on TheSims3.com in which he discusses game updates, bug reporting, listening to comments and more:

From time to time, we provide an update to The Sims 3, which helps to improve your game. We incorporate design improvements, including some that have been suggested by Simmers, as well as fixes for outstanding issues.  Anything from obscure bugs we have found and fixed to driver updates and also new hardware support can be included in these updates.  As you can imagine, game updates are complex and play a major role in our testing and engineering process as each change has to work across all variations of The Sims 3 products. We have a very dedicated QA team that continuously strives for accuracy and efficiency in identifying, understanding and implementing what needs to go into these updates.

> “Spring Update!” at TheSims3.com

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New Katy Perry Sweet Treats Trailer Released

Tuesday 29th May 2012 | 2:37 pm UK time | Categories

EA has released a new trailer for The Sims 3 Katy Perry Sweet Treats:

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Queen’s Jubilee Parody Video Released

Tuesday 29th May 2012 | 1:30 pm UK time | Categories

EA has released a new The Sims 3 parody video, this time for the Queen’s jubilee:

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Get Some Showtime Tips & Tricks

Friday 25th May 2012 | 10:45 pm UK time | Categories

EA has been posting some The Sims 3 Showtime tips and tricks to the My Page wall, but if you missed them, you can now read them all in a new blog post:

  • If you throw something on stage during a friend’s visting Sim’s performance, they will most likely have it in their inventory when they return!
  • If your Magician Sim dies while performing in the Box of Danger, he/she will finish the show as a ghost!

> “Get helpful hints and learn fun tricks for The Sims 3 Showtime!” at TheSims3.com

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Watch Today’s Katy Perry Sweet Treats Live Preview On-Demand

Thursday 24th May 2012 | 10:20 pm UK time | Categories

Today’s The Sims 3 Katy Perry Sweet Treats live preview with producer Jennifer Lane is now available to watch on-demand:

You can also see a screenshot of one of the venues featured here:
> Plum & Bob on Tumblr

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Current Poll Extended To 5th June

Tuesday 22nd May 2012 | 2:45 pm UK time | Categories

For the first time in a while, I’ve had to extend the current poll, which asks which new profession you had a Sim take up in The Sims 3 Showtime first, as I haven’t received enough votes. So if you haven’t voted yet but you do it now to the right of any page, maybe I’ll be able to close the poll and reveal the results on its new closing date, Tuesday 5th June.

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The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff Announced

Thursday 10th May 2012 | 6:29 pm UK time | Categories

The Sims 3 Katy Perry Sweet Treats may not be out yet, but that hasn’t stopped EA from announcing another stuff pack. The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff “contains the hottest fashions and home furnishings for your Sims from one of the world’s most popular lifestyle brands”:

Update your Sims’ wardrobes with Diesel styles straight off the runway. Dress your Sims in Diesel’s iconic cutting-edge pieces that have made it a go-to brand for denim apparel. Complete your Sims’ transformation with fashionable designs for the home featuring distinctive Diesel furniture. The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff Pack preps your Sims for the look and the lifestyle they’ve always wanted no matter what neighborhood they live in.

You can read the feature list and see some screenshots on TheSims.com.
> “The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff Pack” at TheSims.com

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Toyata Prius Plug-in Hybrid Now Available For Free Download

Thursday 3rd May 2012 | 6:21 pm UK time | Categories

A new Toyota Prius, the Plug-in Hybrid, is now available to download from The Sims 3 Store:

Paving the way for the next generation of environmental vehicles, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the newest addition to The Sims 3 Prius Family!

Get a first look at the all-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid that everyone’s been waiting for! Reward and take your Sims for a ride around Sunset Valley in their newest car! Download today!

It only seems to be available on the US and Canada versions of the Store, but there doesn’t seem to be anything to say you can’t download it from the Canada Store wherever you are anyway…
> “Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid” at The Sims 3 Store (Non-country-specific link — may not work)
> “Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid” at The Sims 3 Store (Canada) 

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