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New The Sims 3 Game Update Adds Dumpster Diving, Stops Blueprint Crashes, More

Thursday 21st February 2013 | 9:05 pm UK time | Categories

A The Sims 3 game update has been released, fixing a large number of bugs, as well as adding some new items:

Free Sims 3 Base Game Content

  • Sims can now dumpster dive from the Commercial Dumpster pre-placed in Sunset Valley and find cool items including furniture and collectables!
  • New air conditioning units and electrical box decorative objects.
  • New Terrain Paint for Build Mode.
  • A new traffic light for Create a World.

See the full list of fixes, and the checklist of things to do before updating, by clicking below — you’ll need to switch to English > United States via the flag at the top if you can’t see the post (“Game update 1.50”).
“News:February 2013” at TheSims3.com

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GamesRadar Lists Their 19 Favourite Woohoo Spots In The Sims 3

Tuesday 17th April 2012 | 8:39 pm UK time | Categories

As part of their week of love, GamesRadar has listed their top 19 favourite places to woohoo in The Sims 3:

The Sims series has come a long way since the tame days of the first game in the series. Those no-fun prudes would barely go near each other unless it involved making a baby. Things loosened up when the concept of WooHooing was introduced in The Sims 2, and with The Sims 3 and its six expansions, Sims are presented with over a dozen zany places to get it on.

> “Sims WooHoo spots – Our 19 favorite places to love our fellow Sim” at GamesRadar

As mentioned in the introduction to that article, The Sims 3 also featured in their top 7 “game characters we (seriously) fell in love with” with “Your neighbor in The Sims” at number 4:

It started off plainly enough: our neighbor came over for a housewarming party once we moved in, and we told them a few jokes. But then they came over again and the jokes became flirts. And then the flirts became more flirts. And then they slapped us, but then the jokes became more flirts. Cut to a few months later and we were married, pumping out kids like no one’s business.

Read the rest of the entry on page 5:
> “The Top 7… Game characters we (seriously) fell in love with” at GamesRadar

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New The Sims 3 Game Update Fixes Loads And Loads of Generations Issues, Plus More

Tuesday 26th July 2011 | 1:32 pm UK time | Categories

A new The Sims 3 game update has been released, which fixes loads and loads of issues with Generations, as well as some issues with Late Night, World Adventures, Ambitions and the base game. There’s too many to list here, so click below to go to the page for it — don’t forget to run through the all-important checklist at the bottom before updating!
“Game Update for 1.24” at TheSims3.com (UK)

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Generations Reviews Wrap-Up

Tuesday 5th July 2011 | 6:10 pm UK time | Categories

It’s been about a month since The Sims 3 Generations was released, and reviews seem to have dried up, so I think now is a good time to wrap-up my reviews coverage. In case you’ve forgotten previous times, this means comparing the pretty-much-final Ranking at GameRankings and Metascore at Metacritic with those attained by previous expansion packs and the base game.

GameRankings first, and the Ranking stands at 76.20% based on 10 reviews. This is slightly higher than Ambitions which got 75.19%, but lower than World Adventures and Late Night, which got 82.74% and 81.50% respectively. As with all the other expansion packs so far, this is lower than the base game which got 86.65%. Comparing to The Sims 2 expansion packs now, and Generations has a higher Ranking than Nightlife, Bon Voyage and FreeTime, but lower Rankings than all the others.

Metacritic now, and the Metascore currently stands at 71 based on 14 reviews. This is a lower ‘score than that attained by any previous expansion pack, which range from 74 to 81. Again, no expansion packs have managed to top the base game’s ‘score, and Generations is no exception. You know I just said than it attained a lower ‘score than any previous expansion pack? Well I can actually include The Sims 2 expansion packs in that too, as they range from 74 to 81 (the same as the range for The Sims 3 expansions before Generations, interestingly). So according to Metacritic, this is the worst expansion for a The Sims game since The Sims 2 (i.e. excluding expansion packs for The Sims 1). Oh dear.

For the specific Metascores and Rankings for everything mentioned, click Read more below or scroll down a bit if you’re already on the full page.

So that concludes my reviews coverage. I won’t post news about any reviews I may find in future, but they will still be added to the game page, with that update of course included on the Updates page. I’m still after you’re reviews though! If you have an opinion on Generations, click the link below, login with your Google, Yahoo!, AIM, Twitter, OpenID or NetLog account if you haven’t already, then type away.
> The Sims 3 Generations Visitor Reviews

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Latest Generations Reviews: Game Chronicles

Tuesday 28th June 2011 | 6:05 pm UK time | Categories

One new The Sims 3 Generations review for you today, coming from Game Chronicles who rated it 7.6 out of 10:

Generations goes for the typical expansion suggested retail price of $39.99 and may be hit or miss for you, depending on what you like about The Sims 3 and whether you’d appreciate the more understated improvements of this expansion pack.

The review includes six new screenshots which you can also view over on the game page if you prefer.
> The Sims 3 Generations review at Game Chronicles
> The Sims 3 Generations screenshots

The Ranking at GameRankings has gone down a tad, now standing at 76.20% based on 10 reviews, while the Metascore at Metacritic remains at 71 (“Mixed or average reviews”), but now based on 13 reviews.

Sources: The Sims 3 Generations at Metacritic and The Sims 3 Generations at GameRankings

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Latest Generations Reviews: AtomicGamer

Sunday 26th June 2011 | 2:41 pm UK time | Categories

AtomicGamer brings us the one new The Sims 3 Generations review today, rating it eight out of 10:

With its reputation system and life stages, Generations is a solid, if not stellar, expansion. Its features are more subtle than those of previous expansions, being more behavioral than item-oriented and because of this, gamers looking for a slew of new locations or a truckload of new furniture are likely to be disappointed.

> “The Sims 3: Generations Review at AtomicGamer

The Ranking at GameRankings has gone up a little to 77.25% based on eight reviews and the Metascore at Metacritic has gone up one point to 71 (“Mixed or average reviews”) based on 11 reviews.

Sources: The Sims 3 Generations at Metacritic and The Sims 3 Generations at GameRankings

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Latest Generations Reviews: El33tonline, GameSpot

Friday 24th June 2011 | 6:13 pm UK time | Categories

Two new The Sims 3 Generations reviews today, starting with El33tonline who rated it a “Good!” three stars out of five:

If you are a Sims fan this expansion will surely be of great appeal and I can recommend it for all the little, nearly imperceptible changes. Everyone else should wait for the Sims 3 Complete Collection Chest and install it all at once.

> The Sims 3 Generations review at El33tonline

GameSpot rated it a “fair” 6.5 out of 10:

Glitches aside, Generations adds entertaining moments to a franchise that turns routine duties, like taking showers and tossing salads, into compelling delights, but these new moments are too infrequent and unexceptional to justify the high price tag.

> “The Sims 3: Generations Review” at GameSpot

GameSpot’s review includes a game play video which you can also watch here if you don’t fancy reading the review:

The Ranking at GameRankings has gone down a bit to 76.86% based on seven reviews, while the Metascore at Metacritic remains at 70 (“Mixed or average reviews”) now based on 10 reviews.

Sources: The Sims 3 Generations at Metacritic and The Sims 3 Generations at GameRankings

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Latest Generations Reviews: Game Vortex

Wednesday 22nd June 2011 | 10:55 pm UK time | Categories

Today’s The Sims 3 Generations review comes from Game Vortex who rated it a massive 93%:

If you’re looking for an addictive game that will make time pass very quickly and possibly make you feel like you have some control over life, check out The Sims 3: Generations today!

> The Sims 3 Generations review at Game Vortex

The Metascore at Metacritic remains at 70 based on eight reviews, while The Ranking at GameRankings has gone up to 78.83% based on six reviews.

Sources: The Sims 3 Generations at Metacritic and The Sims 3 Generations at GameRankings

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Find Out About Ryan Vaughn’s Family In New Generations Trailer

Wednesday 22nd June 2011 | 3:27 pm UK time | Categories

Eurogamer has got hold of a new trailer for The Sims 3 Generations showing producer Ryan Vaughn’s family:

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Latest Generations Reviews: StrategyInformer

Tuesday 21st June 2011 | 2:13 pm UK time | Categories

StrategyInformer brings us the latest The Sims 3 Generations review, rating it 7.5 out of 10:

As we said, on its own Generations isn’t going to do much for your experience, but in conjunction with everything else it just makes for a more interesting experience. The Sims 3 was always going to be a long term investment – and this is just one more step on the road.

> “We play The Sims 3: Generations…” at StrategyInformer

The Metascore at Metacritic remains at 70, but now based on eight reviews, while The Ranking at GameRankings continues to be 76.00% based on five reviews.

Sources: The Sims 3 Generations at Metacritic and The Sims 3 Generations at GameRankings

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