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

How The Sims 3 Worlds Are Created

Wednesday 25th April 2012 | 10:43 pm UK time | Categories

A behind-the-scenes look at how The Sims 3’s worlds are created has been posted on

Creating the worlds of The Sims 3 is an exciting process. It takes many talented people and a lot of work to turn a single idea into an entire world. Teams of model makers, concept artists, designers, directors, and animators expand a simple concept into buildings, hairstyles, and everything in between. Together, they create the distinctive looks of The Sims 3!

> “Ever wonder where the world of The Sims 3 comes from?” at

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GamesRadar Lists Their 19 Favourite Woohoo Spots In The Sims 3

Tuesday 17th April 2012 | 8:39 pm UK time | Categories

As part of their week of love, GamesRadar has listed their top 19 favourite places to woohoo in The Sims 3:

The Sims series has come a long way since the tame days of the first game in the series. Those no-fun prudes would barely go near each other unless it involved making a baby. Things loosened up when the concept of WooHooing was introduced in The Sims 2, and with The Sims 3 and its six expansions, Sims are presented with over a dozen zany places to get it on.

> “Sims WooHoo spots – Our 19 favorite places to love our fellow Sim” at GamesRadar

As mentioned in the introduction to that article, The Sims 3 also featured in their top 7 “game characters we (seriously) fell in love with” with “Your neighbor in The Sims” at number 4:

It started off plainly enough: our neighbor came over for a housewarming party once we moved in, and we told them a few jokes. But then they came over again and the jokes became flirts. And then the flirts became more flirts. And then they slapped us, but then the jokes became more flirts. Cut to a few months later and we were married, pumping out kids like no one’s business.

Read the rest of the entry on page 5:
> “The Top 7… Game characters we (seriously) fell in love with” at GamesRadar

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Poll Results: Did playing The Sims 3 Pets Create a Pet demo affect your decision to get the full expansion pack?

Tuesday 24th January 2012 | 6:17 pm UK time | Categories

And it’s finally over — the poll is now closed and I have the results. Most of you didn’t play the demo, but out of those that did, the majority found it made them want it more. Click below to view the results in bar form, then come back here to comment on them.
> Poll Results

I’ve seen some people around the internet annoyed at EA for adding social features to The Sims 3 at the time of Showtime’s release (as part of a base game update) — are you one of them? Or are you fine with it? Excited even? Vote now to the right of any page. The poll will close with the results revealed on Tuesday 28th February as long as enough votes have been received by then.

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Pets Reviews Wrap-Up

Wednesday 23rd November 2011 | 6:13 pm UK time | Categories

It’s time to wrap-up my The Sims 3 Pets reviews coverage. Unlike previous times, I’ll only be comparing the Metascore at Metacritic, as The Ranking at GameRankings is still only based on three reviews which isn’t really enough for a fair comparison. Among The Sims 3 expansion packs, Pets has the second highest Metascore at 79 (“Generally favorable reviews”) after World Adventures (81). It’s five points higher than Late Night and Ambitions, and a whole nine points higher than Generations. It doesn’t beat the base game which stands at 86, but neither has any previous expansion pack. If we compare it to The Sims 2 expansion packs, Pets looks better and better, as its ‘score is higher than every single one expect University! Click “Read more” or scroll down if you’re already on the full article page for a list of all the games mentioned and their Metascores.

This concludes my reviews coverage — I will not post news about any more reviews. Any reviews I come across will still be added to the game page though, a change that will of course be noted on the Updates page.

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ABC7 Gets A Look Behind The Scenes Of Testing Pets

Wednesday 9th November 2011 | 2:22 pm UK time | Categories

ABC7 has featured a report on game testing that focused on The Sims 3 Pets. As well as an actual tester discussing his job, the report also features Graham Nardone (or “Mardone” as they think he’s called). Apparently they spent nearly a year testing it! The reporter only talks about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to start with but the bulk of the report is on Pets:

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Poll Results: The next non-free town (Hidden Springs) has been announced for The Sims 3 Store, but did you buy the last one (Barnacle Bay)?

Tuesday 1st November 2011 | 5:51 pm UK time | Categories

Yes, it’s finally over, and I have the results — it seems half of you bought Barnacle Bay and half of you didn’t. Click below for the results in bar form and to discuss them — you’ll also find two rare choice explanations.
> Poll Results

A new poll has begun. This time, I want to know whether playing The Sims 3 Pets Create a Pet demo affected your decision to get the full expansion pack. Don’t think you can’t vote if you didn’t play it though — there’s an option for you too. Go vote now on the right of any page. Now!

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Iams Pet Starter Kit Now Available (Video)

Thursday 20th October 2011 | 1:36 pm UK time | Categories

An “Iams Pet Starter Kit” is now available to download from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand versions of The Sims 3 Store. Here’s an advert for it:

Do you love your pets? Yes? Well we do too! So do our friends at ! That’s why they’ve put together a wonderful starter kit  for you and your new pet to enjoy together! Show your pet how much you love them by giving them the gift of their very own dog house, pet bowl, ergonomic pet bed, smart chew toy, pet Food and your very own vet certificate!

If it’s not officially available in your country, but you want it, there doesn’t seem to be anything stopping you from switching to the English > United States version of the website and getting it then…
> Iams Pet Starter Kit at

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EA Parodies US Presidential Candidate Herman Cain’s Tax Plan

Tuesday 18th October 2011 | 2:55 pm UK time | Categories

You may have heard that US Presidential Candidate Herman Cain has proposed a tax plan that matches the default settings in SimCity 4. EA certainly have, as he’s the subject of their latest The Sims 3 parody video:

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Sample Pets Soundtrack On Amazon

Monday 3rd October 2011 | 7:10 pm UK time | Categories

The Sims 3 Pets soundtrack has been posted on Amazon UK with all the tracks available to sample.
> “The Sims 3 Pets” on Amazon UK

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Create A Pet Demo Now Available On Origin

Thursday 22nd September 2011 | 6:51 pm UK time | Categories

A Create a Pet demo has been released for The Sims 3 Pets, and can be downloaded for free on Origin:

The Sims™  3 Pets Create a Pet Demo lets you customize your Sim’s pet, give it unique personality traits, and share your creations on The Sims 3 Exchange – for FREE!

Hopefully you’ll see a link to download it on this page:
> “FREE GAMES” at Origin

If that link doesn’t work, try looking for a link to the demo on or looking around Origin for it.

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