News Posts Categorised ‘NITGP (Ambitions)’

Articles covering things that are Not In The Game Page – articles covering the screenshots, videos, previews and reviews on The Sims 3 Ambitions page are not here, so other stuff is easier to find

Poll Results: Which is your favourite profession in The Sims 3 Ambitions?

Saturday 7th August 2010 | 7:51 pm UK time | Categories

Yes, it’s true – your eyes are not deceiving you. I really am closing a poll without extending it once. And it’s thanks to you lot for actually bothering to vote in good time. So thank you.

Right, yes – results. I asked you this: Which is your favourite profession in The Sims 3 Ambitions? There was a tie – both Stylist and Investigator got about 17%. Meanwhile 26% are still unsure whether to actually get Ambitions or not. Click below to see the results in full and comment on them:
 > Full Results

If a poll has ended, another must have begun, and so it has. What I want to know this time is whether anyone else thinks that the name of the newest expansion pack, The Sims 3 Late Night, sounds like it should have “Stuff” at the end. I’ve nearly called it The Sims 3 Late Night Stuff in the past, and have seen another website go further and actually publish a news article calling it that. So, vote to the right of any page – it’s a simple yes or no with this one.

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New The Sims 3 Game Update Stops Sims Walking On Water

Thursday 8th July 2010 | 11:00 pm UK time | Categories

EA has released a new The Sims 3 game update, fixing a lot of issues, including these:

  • Dead relatives will no longer appear alive in your Sims’ family trees while traveling to Egypt, China, or France
  • Sketches your Sims create using the Drafting Table are now valued properly based on your Sim’s Painting Skill Level and related Profession Level
  • Sims will no longer walk on water to view paintings placed on swimming pool walls
  • Fixed an “Error 13” issue caused by saving the game immediately before having your Sim give another Sim a makeover
  • Ghost Hunter Sims can no longer “Show Off Banshee Banisher” to child Sims
  • Fixed issue that prevented players from Changing Active Household while in Edit Town mode

Before you rush off to install it though, there’s some extra steps that may need to be taken, on top of the usual ones. As usual EA have forgotten about Windows Vista and Windows 7 and provided file paths that only apply to Windows XP – the path to the The Sims 3 folder in Windows Vista and Windows 7 is C:\Users\[User name]\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 (the Documents folder appears as My Documents in Windows 7, but this path is still correct). For the extra special steps, the full list of changes, and the usual steps (in that order), click below then find the post titled “Game Update for: 1.14/2.9/3.5/4.2”:
 > News at (UK)

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Ambitions Reviews Wrap-Up

Monday 5th July 2010 | 5:13 pm UK time | Categories

It’s been a month since The Sims 3 Ambitions was released, and reviews seem to have pretty much stopped, so I think now is a good time to wrap-up my reviews coverage. I won’t post any more articles about reviews here, but you can still see if I’ve found any as I’ll continue to add them to the Reviews tab – changes that’ll of course be noted on the Updates page.

The Metascore is currently 75 based on 17 reviews, but I think it’s unlikely to change much in the event more are added. This is worse than World Adventures, which got a ‘score of 81, and the base game, which got a ‘score of 86. This is also worse than most The Sims 2 expansion packs, with only Bon Voyage and FreeTime getting lower ‘scores than Ambitions (Apartment Life drew).

The Ranking at GameRankings currently stands at 78.58%. That’s based on six reviews but probably won’t change that much if they find any more. This is lower than World Adventures’s Ranking, which stands at 82.78%, and the base game’s, which is 86.90%. Comparing it to The Sims 2 expansion packs, this is a better Ranking than the ones attained by the Nightlife, Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage and FreeTime, but worser than the ones attained by University, Open for Business (it’s semi-equivilent) and Apartment Life.

Click read more (or if you’re already on the full article page, scroll down a bit) for links to all the games and expansion packs mentioned on Metacritic and GameRankings. Where it wasn’t specified above, the Metascore or Ranking attained is provided in the link text.

Why not post your own review of Ambitions? Just click below, then click the link to log in with a Google, Twitter, Yahoo!, AIM, OpenID or NetLog account and type away!
Your The Sims 3 Ambitions reviews

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Andrew Stone Records “I Don’t Wanna Dance” In Simlish

Monday 21st June 2010 | 4:34 pm UK time | Categories

Andrew Stone, the face of Starman who was not long ago immortalised as a Sim, has now recorded his song “I Don’t Wanna Dance” in Simlish – you can see him in the recording studio in the video below:

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Face Of Starman, Andrew Stone Immortalised As Sim

Saturday 5th June 2010 | 6:03 pm UK time | Categories

The face of Starman, and a star of UK TV series Pineapple Dance Studios has been immortalised as a Sim which EA will make available on The Sims 3 Exchange:

Seen as the embodiment of ambition and determination, the creators of The Sims have decided to catapult Andrew to global stardom ahead of the release of The Sims 3 Ambitions on June 4th 2010. The Sims is the world’s biggest PC franchise and has sold over 125 million games since its launch in 2000. For ambitious Andrew this marks another milestone on his meteoric rise to success and will open him up to a fan base of millions across the world.

You can see him meet his Sim in this video:

See more Game Videos at EA.

He will record his song “I don’t Wanna Dance” in Simlish as well.
 > Read the press release at

Comments (2)Share Details Inventor, Ghost Hunter Professions

Tuesday 1st June 2010 | 1:05 pm UK time | Categories

Ghost HuntingA new article has been added to detailing the “wackier side of [The Sims 3] Ambitions” – the inventor and ghost hunter professions:

The driller is even more exciting! It’s a bigger must for Sims not afraid to dig deep and get dirty amidst the planetary core. Sims can use it to uncover vast resources in the depths of the planet or as a way to create fast-travel networks around the neighborhood.

 > “The Wackier Side of Ambitions” at

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 > “Please Select Your Language” at

The article comes with two new screenshots, which you can also view over on the Screenshots tab if you prefer:
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions screenshots

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Ambitions Back Cover Found

Friday 28th May 2010 | 2:54 pm UK time | Categories

The back cover of the The Sims 3 Ambitions box has been found on US retailer GameStop. It contains three new screenshots, but no new details – view it by clicking below then clicking the “View Back of Box” link below the front cover on the left:
 > The Sims 3 Ambitions Expansion Pack at GameStop

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Ambitions Commemorative Edition Revealed

Friday 28th May 2010 | 2:01 pm UK time | Categories

The Sims 3 Ambitions Commemorative EditionEA Singapore has revealed a Commemorative Edition of The Sims 3 Ambitions on their Facebook group:

This high-quality 48-page hardcover edition contains exclusive interviews of important persons and the development history of The Sims. Also included are extras such as a cool poster, sketches, artwork, access to more digital content, new facts and interesting facts about The Sims. The Sims ™ 3 Ambitions Expansion Pack is also included!

It is unknown whether this will be released outside Singapore, or whether it relates to (or is a new name for) “The Sims 3: Commemorative Edition” which was spotted last month. See more photos of it by clicking below:
> “The Sims™ 3 Ambitions Commemorative Edition!” album at EA Singapore’s Facebook group


“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum Is Latest Simlish Music Video (Updated)

Tuesday 18th May 2010 | 6:12 pm UK time | Categories

EA has released the latest Simlish music video: “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum. It’s made using The Sims 3 Ambitions and can be watched below:

Update (20th May 1:37 pm BST): Lady Antebellum has now released a behind the scenes video of them recording the track for EA. Click “read more” to view it if you’re not already on the post page – if you are it’s directly below.

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UK Ambitions Box Art In “Slightly Different” Shocker

Wednesday 31st March 2010 | 11:21 pm UK time | Categories

I’ve just found the UK box art for The Sims 3 Ambitions on EA UK’s press website – and it’s slightly different to the US one I reported about earlier. Namely, the ghost in the top-right is more weird-looking (I would say anyway), the bottom-middle bit has another Sim, a completely different robot, and the Sim working on it is holding what looks like a chip rather than a blowtorch-thing, and in the bottom-right bit there’s no heart in the x-ray thing (plus the Sim being x-ray-ed in male rather than female), plus a few other more cosmetic tweaks. Compare them below (UK one on the left, US on the right, click either to view larger):

UK The Sims 3 Ambitions Box ArtThe Sims 3 Ambitions US Box Art

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