Archive for December 2011

Current Poll Extended To 10th January

Tuesday 27th December 2011 | 2:19 pm UK time | Categories

The current poll, which asks whether playing The Sims 3 Pets Create a Pet demo affected your decision to get the full expansion pack, has been extended again to Tuesday 10th January due to a lack of votes. If you haven’t voted yet, please be aware that you do not need to have played the demo in order to vote — think of it as asking whether you played it or not. If you have voted, the results will be revealed on that previously mentioned date, as long as enough votes have been received.

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Miss The Cow Plant? Well It’s Coming To The Sims 3 — Via The Store (Video)

Wednesday 21st December 2011 | 11:08 pm UK time | Categories

The Cow Plant (Laganaphyllis Simnovorii), as well as some other “Sims 2 Classics”, will made available to purchase from The Sims 3 Store tomorrow, and EA has released a short video showing it in action:

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EA Releases British Comedy Awards “Parody” Trailer

Saturday 17th December 2011 | 1:23 pm UK time | Categories

As previously reported, EA sponsored the King or Queen of Comedy Award at this year’s British Comedy Awards, which took place last night. EA has released a “parody” video to celebrate, featuring all the nominees as Sims:

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Master Suite Stuff Live Broadcast Announced

Friday 16th December 2011 | 1:39 pm UK time | Categories

EA has announced a live broadcast for The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff. It will take place on Thursday 12th January at 10 am PST, which I think is 6 pm in the UK (GMT/UTC):

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff and to get up-close with Jennifer during the Q&A session where she’ll be answering questions from you! As a treat, we will be revealing never-before-seen Master Suite content and giving you a chance to score some random giveaways when you hashtag your tweets with #TS3MasterSuite!

It will be presented by producer Jennifer Lane, who was very good on the Town Life Stuff live broadcast. You can request an email reminder on the page.

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Two New Showtime Screenshots Show Acrobatics

Thursday 15th December 2011 | 4:10 pm UK time | Categories

EA has released two new The Sims 3 Showtime screenshots, featuring Sims performing acrobatics. View them on the game page.
> The Sims 3 Showtime screenshots

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See Britain’s Favourite Comedians As Sims

Wednesday 14th December 2011 | 9:16 pm UK time | Categories

The Sims 3 is sponsoring the King or Queen of Comedy category at this year’s British Comedy awards, which takes place on Friday. The winner of this award is chosen by the public, and EA has created a video featuring all the nominees as Sims and how to vote for them:

Calls cost 36p from a BT landline.  Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more. Touchtone phones only. Maximum 6 votes per caller.

Voting closes during the Comedy Awards on 16th December 2011

Source: “King or Queen of Comedy Award” at Channel 4

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Current Poll Extended To 27th December; Forms Hopefully Fixed

Wednesday 14th December 2011 | 8:24 pm UK time | Categories

I couldn’t close the poll as planned yesterday due to a lack of votes. For once, there actually appears to be a reason for this — the system the forms ran on has stopped working. So I’ve moved both forms to new systems which hopefully work. That means you should now be able to vote if you haven’t already done so — if you previously attempted to vote and saw a confirmation, your vote went through so you do not need to vote again. As long as I’ve received enough votes by then, the poll is now due to close on Tuesday 27th December, with the results revealed then.

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Showtime Producer Gives More Details

Friday 9th December 2011 | 8:21 pm UK time | Categories

A producer of The Sims 3 Showtime has posted some more details on forums:

One of the new features we’re excited about in The Sims 3 Showtime is the capability of in-game messaging, so that you can communicate with your Simmer friends while you’re playing.  If you prefer not to have this connected experience, then it’s easy enough to turn off this messaging.

We’re also adding a new achievement system where players can take on special challenges and as they accomplish each achievement, they will be awarded badges that will be shown off on their new player profile page.

> More details about Showtime! at

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The Sims 3 Showtime Announced, Includes New Social Features

Tuesday 6th December 2011 | 8:15 pm UK time | Categories

A DJ in The Sims 3 ShowtimeEA has announced the next expansion pack for The Sims 3 — The Sims 3 Showtime:

Share the Story of Your Sims’ Rise to Fame!
Here is your chance to become a star and tell the story of your journey! Live out the rags to riches  story with your Sims while being connected to your friends. Using new and innovative social features such as individual in-game news feeds and live updates, players are connected to each other like never before.

Here’s the announcement trailer:

You can read the full details and view seven screenshots on the newly created game page.
> The Sims 3 Showtime

The press release can be read below (click read more if not in the full news page):

Read more…

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