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News24 Games Reviews Outdoor Living Stuff

Friday 25th February 2011 | 2:34 pm UK time | Categories

If you’re still unsure whether to buy The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff, maybe News24 Games can help with their review:

To wrap it up, I am sure no matter what I say the hardcore Sims-fans out there will be picking this one up. Though I just cannot help feel that the cons outweigh the pros. When you compare the amount of items you get, to the price of the actual pack (along with no signs of new interactions) it just does not seem worth it. Sure, you get to pimp out your backyard, but the question remains – will you?

Score: 5/10

 > “The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff Review” at News24 Games

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Next The Sims 3 Expansion Pack Titled “Generations”?

Wednesday 23rd February 2011 | 12:05 am UK time | Categories

What could be the next The Sims 3 expansion pack has been spotted on the website of video game distribution company G3 Great Games: “The Sims 3 Generations”, apparently set for release on 25th March. No other information is given, so feel free to speculate in the comments.

Source: “The Sims 3 Generations (PC)” at G3 Great Games

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Current Poll Extended To Tuesday 8th March

Monday 21st February 2011 | 7:31 pm UK time | Categories

I’ve extended the current poll, asking whether you were given The Sims 3 Late Night for Christmas, to Tuesday 8th March as I still haven’t received enough votes to close it. If I am able to close it then, that’s when you can expect the results.

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The Sims 2 Store Closing 31st March

Wednesday 16th February 2011 | 9:43 pm UK time | Categories

The Sims 2 Store, EA’s concept trial that led to The Sims 3 Store, never left beta and was never made available outside the US and Canada, is to close on 31st March, EA has announced. Items purchased will no longer be downloadable after that date. SimPoints can be purchased up until 9th March, and can also apparently be spent at The Sims 3 Store if you use the same EA account for both. Click below for more details.
 > “The Sims 2 Store will be Closing March 31” at

Did you ever use The Sims 2 Store? Will you miss it? Leave a comment below!

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Current Poll Extended To Monday 21st February

Saturday 5th February 2011 | 6:03 pm UK time | Categories

As I haven’t received enough votes to end it yet, the current poll, which asks whether you were given The Sims 3 Late Night for Christmas, has been extended to Monday 21st February. The results will be revealed then – at least, if I’ve received enough votes. If you haven’t voted yet, do it now to the right of any page.

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New The Sims 3 Game Update Allows Poltergeist Haunting Jobs To Complete On Lots With Hot Tubs, More

Wednesday 2nd February 2011 | 3:22 pm UK time | Categories

A new The Sims 3 game update has been released, fixing one issue with Ambitions, and one general issue:

Ambitions Updates

  • The Poltergeist Haunting job will now properly complete when a Ghost Hunter is performing the job on lots containing hot tubs.

General Updates

  • Corrected an issue that prevented launching the game from expansion pack or stuff pack desktop shortcuts for certain computer configurations.

Click Game Updates in the game launcher to install the updates, but not until you’ve followed the all-important checklist, which you can find by clicking below.
 > News at (UK)

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New Outdoor Living Stuff Screenshot Shows Sims Relaxing In Hot Tub

Wednesday 2nd February 2011 | 12:36 am UK time | Categories

EA has posted another new The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff screenshot on Facebook, this one showing a Sim watching two other Sims relax in a hot tub.
 > Photo from The Sims 3 on Facebook

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Outdoor Living Stuff Trailer Released

Tuesday 1st February 2011 | 7:09 pm UK time | Categories

EA has posted the “launch trailer” for The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff:

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