Archive for September 2010

Band Life In Late Night Explained In New “Producer’s Blog”

Thursday 30th September 2010 | 10:41 pm UK time | Categories

A new “Producer’s Blog” has been posted on explaining band life in The Sims 3 Late Night:

The Band career is flexible and full of possibilities in The Sims 3 Late Night. Buy one of four new instruments and your Sims can play in anything from a jazz band to a rock band. There’s a double bass, keyboard or piano, and a drum kit. Your Sims must learn to play an instrument first because really, what kind of band leader doesn’t know basic scales.

 > News at (UK)

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GamesRadar Has An Exclusive Q&A About Bands In Late Night

Thursday 30th September 2010 | 1:33 pm UK time | Categories

A band performingGamesRadar has posted an exclusive Q&A with associate producer Melanie Lam about bands in The Sims 3 Late Night – how to start them, what instruments are available, what venues can be played at, etcetera:

GR: Does your relationship with your band members have any impact on the band itself? Will there be consequences to thoughtless ‘woohoo-ing’ with your band mates?

Lam: While your relationship does not affect the amount of money you earn or the gigs you get, as the leader of the band, you can ‘manage the band’ by kicking out members you no longer want.  This can have a negative effect on your relationship for sure!

The article includes three new screenshots, which you can also view on the Screenshots tab if you prefer.
 > “EXCLUSIVE: How to build a band in The Sims 3: Late Night” at GamesRadar
 > The Sims 3 Late Night screenshots

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Barnacle Bay Trailer Released

Thursday 23rd September 2010 | 5:49 pm UK time | Categories

Hot on the heels of Barnacle Bay’s launch is a new trailer,  which may be the first The Sims trailer ever to have a voice-over (I can’t remember any having voice-overs before anyway):

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Barnacle Bay Released; Costs 1,650 SimPoints

Thursday 23rd September 2010 | 4:41 pm UK time | Categories

Pirate ship in Barnacle BayBarnacle Bay, a new town for The Sims 3, is now available to purchase from The Sims 3 Store for 1,650 SimPoints:

An island nestled in the Simuyan Sea, Barnacle Bay is a vibrant vacation getaway with stunning beaches, campgrounds, parks, and a curiously modern downtown. First settled by pirates, fisherman, and artists – the world’s inhabitants now enjoy relaxing at Smuggler’s Beach and letting loose at The Wanderer’s Watering Hole. Will Your trip be a vacation or a staycation?

 > “A New World Awaits – Escape to Barnacle Bay today!” at

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Pre-Order Late Night From GameStop And Get “Special Items”

Tuesday 21st September 2010 | 8:24 pm UK time | Categories

GameStop Late Night pre-order bonusUS retailer GameStop has updated with the bonus content you’ll get for pre-ordering The Sims 3 Late Night:

Pre-order The Sims™ 3 Late Night Expansion Pack today and receive a code to unlock special items. You’ll get two additional locations—a dance warehouse and a local dive bar—plus two new hairstyles to get your Sims ready for a night on the town.

See screenshots of the bonus items by clicking the image in the Bonus box in the page linked below:
 > “The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack – with Bonus!” at GameStop

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Current Poll Extended To 2nd October

Saturday 18th September 2010 | 8:48 pm UK time | Categories

The current poll, asking whether you think The Sims 3 Late Night sounds like it should end with “Stuff”, has been extended to 2nd October as I haven’t received enough votes to close it yet. The results will be revealed on that date if I’ve received enough votes by then.

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Game Blend Reviews Fast Lane Stuff

Saturday 18th September 2010 | 8:37 pm UK time | Categories

Game Blend has posted their review of The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff. If you’re hoping to just glance at a rating, they don’t give one, but if you actually want to read about it and view some screenshots, you may want to check it out:

Over all, I’ll be honest and say that not being a huge car fan, I could live without this Stuff Pack. But if you love cars and have been waiting for your Sims to have more options on what they can drive, the Pack delivers.

 > “Review: The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff Pack” at Game Blend

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“Producer’s Blog” Details Celebrities In Late Night

Thursday 16th September 2010 | 11:19 pm UK time | Categories

The Sims 3 Late Night screenshotA new “Producer’s Blog” has been posted on, focusing on celebrities:

The hills of Bridgeport located on the other side of the town’s famous bridge are dotted with gorgeous, massive mansions filled with celebrities and their odd stories. Your Sim can move into one of these houses and protect it with an electronic gate, or they can stick to one of the expensive high-rise penthouses downtown.

The article contains one new screenshot, which you can also view on the Screenshots tab if you prefer.
 > News at (UK)
 > The Sims 3 Late Night screenshots

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More New Barnacle Bay Screenshots Released

Thursday 16th September 2010 | 10:43 pm UK time | Categories

EA has posted another two screenshots of Barnacle Bay, the town that will soon be made available on The Sims 3 Store:

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Click below to view them larger:
 > News at (UK)

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Apple Features Fast Lane Stuff

Thursday 16th September 2010 | 2:47 pm UK time | Categories

As has become standard for new expansion or stuff packs, Apple has now posted their article about The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff:

What’s your Sims’ style? Racing? Intrigue? Rockabilly? Classic Luxury? Maybe Mom goes for Racing, complete with a living room wall display of custom rims, a set of Tuff Gruff Tools in the garage, and a Velocity racer from Simota Motor Sports in the garage. When she isn’t working on her car, a sporty blazer and a nice pair of slacks are perfect for taking a stroll through downtown Sunset Valley with her family.

 > “Take Your Sims For a Spin With Fast Lane Stuff” at Apple

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