Archive for July 2011

Four New Town Life Stuff Screenshots Posted

Friday 29th July 2011 | 12:23 pm UK time | Categories

EA has posted four new The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff screenshots on the The Sims 3 Facebook page:

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View them full size on Facebook:
> “The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff” at The Sims 3 on Facebook

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Town Life Stuff Launch Trailer Released

Tuesday 26th July 2011 | 5:11 pm UK time | Categories

EA has released the launch trailer for The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff, and you can watch it here:

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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 (UK)

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GamerLive.TV Tells Ryan Vaughan To Talk About Pets

Wednesday 20th July 2011 | 12:22 am UK time | Categories

GamerLive.TV has posted a video interview with The Sims 3 Pets for PC/Mac producer Ryan Vaughan — if just telling Ryan to talk about different things counts as an interview, anyway:

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GotGame Discusses Pets With Ryan Vaughan

Tuesday 19th July 2011 | 11:27 pm UK time | Categories

GotGame has posted a video interview with The Sims 3 Pets (for PC and Mac) producer Ryan Vaughan. Don’t be fooled by the presenter only mentioning the 3DS at the beginning — the interview really is only about the PC and Mac expansion pack:

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Three New Pets Screenshots Show Fish Watching, Horse Riding, More

Friday 15th July 2011 | 12:49 pm UK time | Categories

I’ve just found three The Sims 3 Pets screenshots on the US official website:

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Go to the game page to view them full size:
> The Sims 3 Pets screenshots

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Poll Results: Are you happy that the next expansion pack for The Sims 3 will be the pets one?

Tuesday 12th July 2011 | 6:14 pm UK time | Categories

The latest poll has come to an end, and I have some results for you. It seems the vast majority of you (62%) are happy that the next expansion pack for The Sims 3 will be the pets one. The next highest number of votes (23%) were from those that would have prefered a remake of another The Sims 1 or 2 expansion pack. Click below to view and discuss the full results.
> Poll Results

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Miss The Town Life Stuff Live Event? It’s Now Available On-Demand

Saturday 9th July 2011 | 5:01 pm UK time | Categories

Still from The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff Live EventIf you missed the The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff Live Event yesterday, it is now available to watch on-demand. If you have time (it’s 47 minutes long) and you’re interested in the stuff pack, I highly recommend you watch it — Jennifer Lane shows you all the new items in-game with great enthusiasm.
> “The Sims 3 Town Life Live Event” at EA

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GameSpot Talks Pets, Briefly

Friday 8th July 2011 | 1:04 pm UK time | Categories

GameSpot has posted a new preview of The Sims 3 Pets, focusing on the Create a Pet — it’s quite brief, sufficiently so that you’d probably might as well read it if you’re interested in the expansion, just in case there’s any new details:

There are markings that you can put on your pet and then move it around the body to give it a unique pattern. Other than giving you a brush and painting your dog, you have the freedom to give your puppy those droopy ears or shave your cat. Like your sims, you can assign three traits to your pets to give them that loveable–or destructible–personality.

> “The Sims 3: Pets Preview – Create a Pet” at GameSpot

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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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