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New Seasons Screenshot Shows Gnomes

Wednesday 31st October 2012 | 7:41 pm UK time | Categories

Another new The Sims 3 Seasons screenshot has been released, this one featuring lots of gnomes, plus children dressed as gnomes — check it out on the game page.
> The Sims 3 Seasons screenshots

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The Sims Official Magazine Now Available To View In Web Browsers (Updated)

Wednesday 31st October 2012 | 12:27 pm UK time | Categories

If you don’t have an Android tablet or iPad, The Sims Official Magazine is now available to view in web browsers.
> The Sims Official Magazine

Update: Here’s a new trailer:

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Current Poll Extended To 13th November

Tuesday 30th October 2012 | 1:35 pm UK time | Categories

I haven’t yet received enough votes to close the current poll, asking whether you’re happy about how werewolves in The Sims 3 Supernatural look in “wolf” form, so I’ve extended it by two weeks to Tuesday 13th November. If I’m able to close the poll then, that’s when the results will be revealed. If you haven’t voted yet, vote now to the right of any page, or click below to vote with an explanation. RSS feed and mobile site readers can click below to vote, using the form in the right column if they don’t want to explain their choice.
> Vote with explanation

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New Seasons Screenshot Shows Sims Dressed As Hot Dogs Eating Hot Dogs

Tuesday 30th October 2012 | 12:26 pm UK time | Categories

A new The Sims 3 Seasons screenshot has been released, this one showing a Spooky Day party where everyone is dressed as a hot dog. SimGuruHydra wants your captions on the official forum, but you can also just view the screenshot at a larger size over on the game page.
> “Spooky Day Caption Fun! **Share your funniest captions!**” at
> The Sims 3 Seasons screenshots

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Assistant Producer Details Spooky Day In Seasons

Friday 26th October 2012 | 8:35 pm UK time | Categories

A blog entry by Assistant Producer Mike Zamora detailing Spooky Day in The Sims 3 Seasons has been posted on

We’ve added four new parties to this pack but there’s one that’s closely tied to the fall season and Spooky Day which are costume parties. With so many fun, new activities to do in fall there’s a chance that you may forget to throw your own party. Don’t worry because there’s usually something going on in town. If you’re lucky you might be invited to a neighbor’s costume party. Accept the invite and go but it’s never too late to arrange your own Spooky Day themed get-together.

A related new screenshot was posted on the UK The Sims 3 Facebook page to accompany the blog post, and you can view it on the game page.
> “Happy Spooky Day” at
> The Sims 3 Seasons screenshots

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Next Seasons Live Broadcast Also Features 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff

Friday 26th October 2012 | 8:33 pm UK time | Categories

Another live broadcast for The Sims 3 Seasons has been announced, and it also features The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff:

Join us on November 8th, 2012 at 10:00am PST [6 pm GMT/UTC] for The Sims 3 Seasons Live Broadcast! Take a deep dive in to the game with another exciting demo where we’ll be showing off winter in all its glory, and ask your most burning questions for a chance to have the producers answer them live! We will also be debuting our groovy new stuff pack, The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff! See us warp Sims back in time to bellbottoms, spandex shorts, and denim jackets to play with all new objects from the past. Tune in Nov 8th to discover new ways to play with snowflakes, igloos, mustaches, and plaid!

You can request an email reminder on the page.
> “The Sims 3 Seasons Live Broadcast…and more!” at

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EA Parodies James Bond In New The Sims 3 Video

Thursday 25th October 2012 | 5:59 pm UK time | Categories

The latest The Sims 3 parody video has been released, this one parodying James Bond:

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Seasons Producer Answers Some More Questions

Thursday 25th October 2012 | 12:03 am UK time | Categories

The Sims 3 Producer Graham Nardone has posted answers to some The Sims 3 Seasons questions on’s forum:

36. Can you tell me what Sims do on Love Day? I know there is the festival but can we expect our Sims will be doing other things and is there any new romantic outfits for Love Day? Naturally, love day is filled with romantic moments for the Sims. They’ll actively want to be with their special someone, and everyone’s a little more receptive to romantic advances. Going to the festival even further enhances the spirit of the holiday, as you can kiss other Sims at the kissing booth, use the love tester machine to gauge your couple’s compatibility, and it’s the same day that the spring dance king and queen get crowned!

> Post on Forum

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New Seasons Screenshots Feature Aliens

Tuesday 23rd October 2012 | 6:15 pm UK time | Categories

EA recently released three new The Sims 3 Seasons screenshots featuring aliens — check them out on the game page.
> The Sims 3 Seasons screenshots

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The Sims Official Magazine Now Available On iPads And Android Tablets

Tuesday 23rd October 2012 | 5:27 pm UK time | Categories

The Sims Official Magazine, announced during the Maxis Live Broadcast, is now available to download for free for iPads and Android tablets:

If you’re a fan of The Sims looking to go deeper into the world surrounding your favorite game franchise, look no further than The Sims Official Magazine! This free and fully interactive digital magazine will offer you exclusive tips and tricks for decking out your Sims’ worlds, from remodeling  homes to snagging the hottest gear and styling your Sims with the coolest fashions and more.

Here’s a video showing it off:

You can get from the iTunes App Store or Google Play by clicking the buttons on the website:
> The Sims Official Magazine

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