Issue 126 Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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Latest Updates
Reviews by Gaming Blend  and Gaming Nexus added to “The Sims 3 / Expansion Packs / The Sims 3 Seasons” page

Latest News

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

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

Latest Seasons Reviews

Two more The Sims 3 Seasons reviews this time. First is Gaming Blend, who rated 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

Second is 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

Current Poll Extended To 8th January

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 by clicking below to vote with explanation, or without by using the form on the right of that page.
 > Vote with explanation

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During This Fortnight: 2009
A decade was coming to an end, so it was a fitting time for GamesRadar to name what it thinks were the best new characters of the decade. In amongst characters from the Halo, Grand Theft Auto and The Legend of Zelda series was the "Sim". Meanwhile named the original The Sims the most influential game of the decade, beating such games as Portal and World of Warcraft.

It was also the end of a year of course, the year in which The Sims 3 was released, and that game won a couple of year-end awards, including GameSpot's Best Strategy Game and PETA's Most Animal-Friendly Game.

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