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Another Pets Live Broadcast Announced, This Time From Gamecom

Sunday 14th August 2011 | 12:53 am UK time | Categories

Following on from the Hidden Springs live broadcast on Friday, EA has announced another one — this time with a bit more notice. On Saturday producer Graham Nardone will be at Gamescom and he’ll present an in-game demo of The Sims 3 Pets and answer some viewers’ questions, plus there’ll be “a never-been-seen surprise that you’ll definitely not want to miss”. The broadcast will also feature some stuff about the console versions but the PC expansion pack appears to be the focus. The times given are 1:30pm CET, 7:30am ET and 4:30am PT, which I think means it’ll take place at 12:30 pm BST. Go to the page linked below now and you can set up an email reminder.
> “The Sims 3 Pets Live Broadcast” at EA

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Hidden Springs Live Q&A Now Available On-Demand

Friday 12th August 2011 | 7:36 pm UK time | Categories

Today’s Live Q&A for Hidden Springs is now available on-demand, so if you’re interested in seeing more of the town, you can watch it right here:

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Hidden Springs Live Q&A Announced

Friday 12th August 2011 | 12:18 am UK time | Categories

EA has suddenly decided to do a live Q&A for Hidden Springs today (Friday) at 10 am PT (that’s 6 pm BST I think):

Join The Sims 3 Producer – Azure Bowie-Hankins – at 10:00AM PT on August 12 as she introduces The Sims 3 Hidden Springs, a new world from the folks behind The Sims 3.Learn about the new world your Sims can explore and uncover the secrets of Hidden Springs, set to launch the week of August 25th worldwide.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about The Sims 3 Hidden Springs and pick Azure’s brain during the Q&A session where she’ll be answering questions from The Sims fans worldwide.

Ask your questions with the Cover It Live box and Azure will pick the best ones to answer live!

> “Live Q&A of The Sims 3 Hidden Springs with Azure Bowie-Hankins” at EA

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Hooked Gamers Previews Pets

Wednesday 10th August 2011 | 2:55 pm UK time | Categories

Hooked Gamers has posted a preview of The Sims 3 Pets:

In The Sims 3: Pets you will be able to create a huge variety of dogs, cats, and for the first time ever; horses, with over one hundred different breeds. Once you’ve created your pet you can horse around with the customization tool and produce truly unique pets for your sims. Not only can you determine how your pet will look, but you can also pick the traits of your animal from intelligent and brave to skittish and clueless. The traits you pick will determine the personality of your pet, whether you have a fierce guard dog a destructive cat or a trusty steed.

> The Sims 3 Pets preview at Hooked Gamers

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News10.net Gets A Look At Hidden Springs

Wednesday 10th August 2011 | 12:09 am UK time | Categories

News10.net has posted a video in which The Sims 3 Store producer Azure Bowie gives a “quick tour” of the newly announced town Hidden Springs:

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New Poll Asks Whether You Bought Barnacle Bay

Tuesday 9th August 2011 | 5:26 pm UK time | Categories

The next non-free town for The Sims 3 Store has been announced, and this makes me wonder whether you bought the previous one, Barnacle Bay — so I’ve started a new poll asking you just that. It’s a simple yes or no, so vote now to the right of any page, or click below to explain your vote if you fancy it.
> Vote with explanation

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News10.net Interviews Ryan Vaughan About Pets

Sunday 7th August 2011 | 1:46 pm UK time | Categories

News10.net has posted a video interview with The Sims 3 Pets assistant producer Ryan Vaughan:

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New Downloadable Town Announced

Thursday 4th August 2011 | 7:31 pm UK time | Categories

EA has announced a new town that will be made available to purchase on The Sims 3 Store on 25th August, called Hidden Springs:

Stay forever young with The Sims™ 3 Hidden Springs. Discover a new digital downloadable World available this fall exclusively at The Sims 3 Store using SimPoints. Featuring all-new locations, items, Sims, and a little magic, The Sims 3 HiddenSprings invites anyone to uncover the mysteries of the newest world.

For more see the links below:
> “Announcing a whole new Downloadable World – Hidden Springs!” at The Sims 3 (UK) on Facebook
> “The Sims 3 Store – Hidden Springs” screenshots at The Sims 3 (UK) on Facebook
> “The Sims 3: Hidden Springs Q&A” at Everybody Plays

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