Archive for July 2012

Latest The Sims 3 Game Update Detailed In New Blog Post

Thursday 26th July 2012 | 10:24 pm UK time | Categories

A new blog entry has been posted on TheSims3.com which explains some new features included with the recent game update:

Store  Sets in the Game.
The  newest and most popular sets from The Sims 3 Store are now featured in Buy Mode as Featured Store Sets!  This feature allows you to find exclusive sales without leaving your game!  You’ll notice that each room category has a new button that you can click to  see the sets for that room. Once a set is purchased from Buy Mode,  you can place the individual items directly from the set preview window.  This eliminates the need to search for the set items in individual object  categories.

> “Game Update for 1.36” at TheSims3.com

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Another Prius Now Available For Free Download

Thursday 26th July 2012 | 8:40 pm UK time | Categories

If the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and the Toyota Prius v aren’t enough for you, now available for free download from The Sims 3 Store is the Toyota Prius c, including the City-friendly pack:

Fits your Sims’ life like a tight parking spot! The Prius c  is the most accessible Prius in the Prius Family, so getting around Sunset Valley couldn’t be any easier or more fun! The fun doesn’t have to stop when you are done spinning those rims! Bring home excitement with the bonus Prius c -inspired collection: a slick laptop, booming portable stereo, super flat-screen TV, uber home stereo and the hottest guitar, perfect for the summer season!

When you need the latest technology or just a car you can trust, skip the rest and go with the best. Download the Prius c today!

It’s only 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…
> “prius c” at The Sims 3 Store (Non-country-specific link — may not work)
> “prius c” at The Sims 3 Store (Canada)

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Two New Supernatural Screenshots Show Zombies And Fairies

Sunday 22nd July 2012 | 6:45 pm UK time | Categories

Another two The Sims 3 Supernatural screenshots have shown up, these ones featuring zombies and fairies — check them out on the game page.
> The Sims 3 Supernatural screenshots

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New Supernatural Screenshot Shows Werewolves

Saturday 21st July 2012 | 12:25 pm UK time | Categories

Some werewolves in The Sims 3 SupernaturalGamesRadar has got hold of a new The Sims 3 Supernatural screenshot showing some werewolves. Those in the US can suggest captions for a chance at winning one of five copies of The Sims 3 and The Sims 3 Supernatural; those outside the US or who don’t fancy entering the competition can also view the screenshot on the game page.
> “The Sims 3 Supernatural Freaky Friday caption contest” at GamesRadar
> The Sims 3 Supernatural screenshots

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New Blog Post Introduces Fairies And Zombies In Supernatural

Friday 20th July 2012 | 8:51 pm UK time | Categories

The Sims 3 Supernatural’s fairies and zombies are introduced in a new blog post on TheSims3.com:

From the get-go, we knew fairies had to be mischievous. I mean, c’mon, it’s in their nature! We plotted and schemed on how to go about tricking Sims unbeknownst. Through legend, lore, and a bit of creativity from our design team, we found a great combination of distracting gestures combined with fairy magic and fairy traps to keep Sims on their toes. The outcome means that fairies have an entire repository of tricks and traps that they can go through.

> “Introducing Fairies & Zombies in The Sims 3 Supernatural!” at TheSims3.com

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IGN Looks At Fairies And Zombies In New Supernatural Preview

Thursday 19th July 2012 | 8:03 pm UK time | Categories

IGN has posted a new preview of The Sims 3 Supernatural, focusing on fairies and zombies:

If your fairy is in the mood for mischief, then you can trick your fellow sims. Fairies have the ability to distract those around them with gestures, then use either magic or traps to put sims into bad situations. For instance fairies can cast Skivvies on a sim, making them change into their sleepwear.

> “The Sims 3: Supernatural — Fairies and Zombies at Home” at IGN

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Second Supernatural Live Broadcast Announced

Thursday 19th July 2012 | 1:03 pm UK time | Categories

EA has announced the second The Sims 3 Supernatural live broadcast:

Join us for our second Live Broadcast for The Sims 3 Supernatural on Friday, August 3 at 10:00 a.m. PST. for an update on the latest news, game features and the chance to ask your questions live. Senior Game Designer Aaron Conners and Assistant Producer Megan Myers will take us through the newest game demo, deep dive on fairies and zombies and even unveil a surprising secret or two.

According to Facebook it’s actually 10 am PDT, which is 6 pm BST (GMT/UTC + 1) (if you hover your mouse over the time on Facebook it should tell you the time in your time zone). There’s no page for the video yet, so you’ll have to check the Facebook event page nearer the time for a link.
> “The Sims 3 Supernatural Live Broadcast” on Facebook

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Try Supernatural At HMV Gamerbase Next Month

Friday 13th July 2012 | 4:46 pm UK time | Categories

HMV has announced that The Sims 3 Supernatural will be touring their Gamerbase stores next month. Here’s the dates and times:

London – 02/08/2012

2-4PM 4-6PM

Manchester – 04/08/2012

2-4PM 4-6PM

Edinburgh – 07/08/2012

2-4PM 4-6PM

Glasgow – 08/08/2012

2-4PM 4-6PM

If you want to attend, it looks like you’ll need to register your attendance, for which you’ll need a Gamerbase account.
> “Sims Supernatural Preview Tour” at Gamerbase

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The Sims 3 Game Update To Version 1.36 Released

Monday 9th July 2012 | 7:02 pm UK time | Categories

EA has released a game update for The Sims 3, updating it to version 1.36. Here’s some of the changes:

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  • Fixed a crash when Data Execution Prevention is turned on.
  • Collections are now available.
  • Sims no longer receive a green tint while in CAS.
  • Relationships will not be negatively impacted when not responding to crowd requests while performing on stage.

To view the full list of changes, and see the update checklist, click below and look for the “Game Update for 1.36” post — if you can’t find it on the page, you’ll need to switch to English > United States using the second link, then try the first link again.
> “News:July 2012” at TheSims3.com
> “Please Select Your Language” at TheSims3.com

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GameTrailers.com Interviews Supernatural Producer

Sunday 8th July 2012 | 2:15 am UK time | Categories

GameTrailers.com has posted a new video interview with The Sims 3 Supernatural associate producer Brittany Henry:

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