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Live Broadcast Announced For 8th January, Features Big Announcements, 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff

Thursday 27th December 2012 | 5:28 pm UK time | Categories

A new The Sims 3 Live Broadcast has been announced as taking place at 10 am PST on Tuesday 8th January, which is 6 pm GMT/UTC:

We will be making some big and exciting new announcements that you will not want to miss! We’ll also show off how you can warp your Sims back in time with a deeper look at The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff!

The “big and exciting” announcements will probably include a proper reveal of the previously hinted at next expansion pack. You can subscribe to an email reminder on the page. Click the second link to get the time in your time zone.
> “The Sims 3 Live Broadcast” at Origin
> “The Sims 3 Live Broadcast” at timeanddate.com

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Latest Seasons Reviews: Gaming Blend

Tuesday 25th December 2012 | 4:51 pm UK time | Categories

Gaming Blend brings us the latest The Sims 3 Seasons review, rating it four stars out of five:

Like I said, it’s not a game-changer in that it doesn’t  add a substantial amount of additional game-play beyond  visiting the festival. But it’s one of the most fun and  picturesque expansion packs to join the collection for  The Sims 3, which makes it a nice refresher to a game  that’s been around for more than three years.

> “The Sims 3 Seasons Brings Weather And Festivals To The Sims World” at Gaming Blend

The Metascore at Metacritic remains at 77 (“Generally favorable reviews”) based on eight reviews, and the Ranking at GameRankings remains at 78.83% based on six reviews.

Sources: “The Sims 3 Seasons” at Metacritic and “The Sims 3 Seasons” at GameRankings

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Current Poll Extended To 8th January

Tuesday 25th December 2012 | 4:46 pm UK time | Categories

Merry Christmas!

The current poll, which asks whether you watch the live broadcasts, has been extended again to 8th January as I haven’t received enough votes. If I’ve received enough votes by then, that’s now when you can expect results. If you haven’t voted yet, please do so now to the right of any page, or click below if you wish to explain your vote. Those reading this on mobiles or through the RSS feed can also vote without explanation by clicking below then using the form on the right.
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Latest Seasons Reviews: Gaming Nexus

Friday 21st December 2012 | 1:40 pm UK time | Categories

The latest The Sims 3 Seasons review comes from Gaming Nexus, who rated it an “Excellent” nine out of 10:

The Sims 3 Seasons is an impressive expansion pack that  provides a variety of both gameplay improvements and new  content. Each of the four seasons and various weather  types result in a more dynamic and engaging gameplay  experience that’s perfect for both Sims enthusiasts and  newcomers to the series.

> The Sims 3 Seasons review at Gaming Nexus

The Metascore at Metacritic has gone up a couple of points to 77, “Generally favorable reviews”, based on eight reviews, while the Ranking at GameRankings has gone up just over two percent to 78.83% based on six reviews.

Sources: “The Sims 3 Seasons” at Metacritic and “The Sims 3 Seasons” at GameRankings

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Latest Seasons Reviews: IGN

Tuesday 18th December 2012 | 1:44 pm UK time | Categories

The latest The Sims 3 Seasons review comes from IGN, who rated it a “Good” 7.5 out of 10:

Unlike most expansion packs for the Sims franchise, The  Sims 3 Seasons isn’t one that requires you to already be  a fan to understand and appreciate its changes to the  game. It’s a solid gateway expansion that builds on the  rules without overwhelming you, but still adds enough  variety that you’ll never want to play without it.

> “The Sims 3 Seasons Review” at IGN

The Metascore at Metacritic remains at 75 (“Generally favorable reviews”) based on seven reviews. There are now enough reviews on GameRankings to report their Ranking, which stands at 76.60% based on five reviews.

Sources: “The Sims 3 Seasons” at Metacritic and “The Sims 3 Seasons” at GameRankings

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TheSims2.com To Close 14th January

Saturday 15th December 2012 | 8:08 pm UK time | Categories

A message on TheSims2.com confirms that the website will close on 14th January. If you still play The Sims 2, and think you might want to reinstall it, you should probably take a copy of the patches just in case. If there’s anything you’ve been considering getting from the Exchange, get it now before it’s too late.
> TheSims2.com

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Associate Producer Discusses 70s Items In 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff

Tuesday 11th December 2012 | 5:35 pm UK time | Categories

Associate Producer Sarah Holding has posted a new blog entry on TheSims3.com discussing 70s items in The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff:

The women have some equally great clothing options too. There is a t-shirt I love that has three stencils: a roller skate, a bicycle and a popsicle. I think it’s an awesome piece for child Sims. And, of course, there are bell bottoms! Not only are these flared legged pants a blast from the past but with their recent revival in today’s fashion, they work for modern looking Sims as well.

> “The 1970’…a time of fab fashion, cool cats and disco!” at TheSims3.com

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Current Poll Extended To 25th December

Tuesday 11th December 2012 | 3:52 pm UK time | Categories

I haven’t received enough votes to close the current poll, which asks whether you watch the live broadcasts, so I’ve extended it by two weeks to 25th December. If I’ve received enough votes by then, that’s now when you can expect results. If you haven’t voted yet, please do so now to the right of any page, or click below if you wish to explain your vote. Those reading this on mobiles or through the RSS feed can also vote without explanation by clicking below then using the form on the right.
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EA Celebrate Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge’s Baby News With Special Screenshot

Tuesday 4th December 2012 | 12:20 pm UK time | Categories

EA has posted a special screenshot on their The Sims 3 Tumblr to celebrate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s news that they’re expecting a baby:
> Screenshot on Plum & Bob on Tumblr

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