News Posts Categorised ‘NITGP (Late Night)’

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

Late Night Reviews Wrap-Up

Monday 20th December 2010 | 7:50 pm UK time | Categories

Nearly two months since its release, and with very few now being posted, I think it’s about time I wrapped-up my The Sims 3 Late Night reviews coverage – and in the unlikely event you’ve holding out on buying it until you saw this, it’s just in time for Christmas. As I have done previously, I’ll now compare the Ranking from GameRankings and Metascore from Metacritic that Late Night attained to those attained by its predecessors.

First, Metacritic. Late Night’s Metascore stands at 75 based on 14 reviews, which is one better than Ambitions (74, based on 25 reviews), but worse than World Adventures which has a ‘score of 81 (based on 31 reviews). It’s also lower than the base game’s ‘score, which is 86 (based on 75 reviews). Comparing it to The Sims 2 expansion packs, this is higher than the ‘scores attained by Bon Voyage (74) and FreeTime (74), but lower than every other one, except Apartment Life which has the same ‘score.

GameRankings then. Late Night’s Ranking is 80.00%, but this is based on just five reviews, so could change quite a lot if they add any more. Comparing what we’ve got now though, this is higher than Ambitions’ Ranking of 75.19% (based on eight reviews), but lower than World Adventures’ Ranking of 82.74% (based on 17 reviews). This is also lower than the Ranking attained by the base game – 86.65% based on 54 reviews. Late Night’s Ranking is higher than every The Sims 2 expansion pack bar University, which has a Ranking of 81.11% based on 31 reviews.

Go to the full article page (or scroll down a tad if you’re already there) for links to all the games mentioned on Metacritic and GameRankings with the Metascore or Ranking each one has in brackets.

If I become aware of any more Late Night reviews in the future, I won’t post about them here, but will still add them to the Reviews tab, and note that change on the Updates page. I still want to see your reviews too! Click the second link below, login with your Google, Yahoo!, AIM, Twitter, OpenID or NetLog account if you haven’t already, then type away.
 > The Sims 3 Late Night reviews
 > Your The Sims 3 Late Night Reviews

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See Jessica Mauboy Record “Saturday Night” For Late Night Soundtrack In Full

Wednesday 8th December 2010 | 11:45 pm UK time | Categories

It doesn’t look like we’re going to get any music videos to promote The Sims 3 Late Night, but I’ve got what’s probably the next best thing for you. You may remember the videos featuring clips of Jessica Mauboy recording her song “Saturday Night” for the soundtrack for Late Night and The Sims 3 on console, interspersed with her discussing the experience. Well now EA has released a video showing her recording the song in full:

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New The Sims 3 Game Update Stops Drink Trays Sticking To Hands, More

Wednesday 1st December 2010 | 2:15 am UK time | Categories

EA has released a new game update for The Sims 3, fixing lots of bugs, mainly affecting Late Night. Here’s a choice few:

Late Night Updates

  • Hot tubs can now be placed on the balconies of high rise buildings by using the moveobjectson true cheat.
  • Vampires now receive the “Slept like the Dead” moodlet after sleeping in the Altar Bed.
  • Crying babies will now prompt Sims to leave a hot tub and tend to the baby.


Base Game Updates

  • The tray of drinks will no longer become stuck to a Sim’s hand when performing the “Make Drinks” interaction on regular bars.
  • Wall tops are no longer invisible when building on an empty lot on PCs with ATI video cards.

You should be prompted to get the update when you next open the launcher – but make sure you follow the all-important checklist first! For the full list of updates, and that critical checklist, click below and scroll down until you come to the article titled “Game Update for 1.18/2.13/3.9/4.6/5.4/6.1” (not there? Scroll all the way to the bottom, click Select Language, then select English > United States).
 > News at

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Late Night Music By Steve Jablonsky Now Available On iTunes

Wednesday 17th November 2010 | 6:22 pm UK time | Categories

Six music tracks from The Sims 3 Late Night by Steve Jablonsky are now available to download from iTunes. In the US, each track costs $0.99, or you can buy all six for just $1.99.
>  “The Sims 3: Late Night – EP” at iTunes (US)

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Play The Latest The Sims Games At UK Plumbob Tour

Friday 12th November 2010 | 4:02 pm UK time | Categories

EA has announced a UK tour where you can play the latest The Sims games (presumably including The Sims 3 Late Night), discover your player personality, and get your The Sims confessions recorded on video. Here’s where and when the tour will call:

Xscape Centre, Castleford 13-14th Nov

Festival Place, Basingstoke 8-9th Jan

Mall at Bristol, Bristol 15-16th Jan

Queens Arcade, Cardiff 22-23rd Jan

Grange and Pyramid, Birkenhead, 19-20th Feb

Golden Square , Warrington 26-27th Feb

If they’ve fixed them by the time you read this, you can see some pictures of the booth in the news article linked below.
> News at (UK)

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See Jessica Mauboy Record “Saturday Night” For Late Night Soundtrack

Thursday 4th November 2010 | 4:57 pm UK time | Categories has posted a video of Jessica Mauboy recording her single “Saturday Night” in Simlish for The Sims 3 Late Night’s soundtrack, and discussing the experience:

The accompanying article includes some of the Simlish lyrics:
 > “Jessica Mauboy now a Simlish superstar” at

Brisbane Times has a different video on the same subject, which you may want to check out too – this one looks to be an official EA video:
 > “Jessica Mauboy’s latest hit is just a bunch of gibberish” at Brisbane Times

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Get Your Hands On Late Night At Four UK Events

Thursday 21st October 2010 | 10:03 pm UK time | Categories

Events in four different UK cities have been announced, where the community can get their hands on The Sims 3 Late Night, as well as The Sims 3 on consoles:

  • London on Tuesday 26th October
  • Manchester on Wednesday 27th October
  • Edinburgh on Thursday 28th October
  • Cardiff on Friday 29th October

All the events are between midday and 6 pm. For more details (except for the Cardiff event, which hasn’t been finalised as of post time), click through to the appropriate event from the page linked below.
 > The Sims 3 (UK)’s Events on Facebook

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Late Night Development Bloopers Released

Thursday 21st October 2010 | 7:05 pm UK time | Categories

Four bloopers seen during the development of The Sims 3 Late Night have been posted on Facebook. Here’s two of ’em:

The Grim Reaper and some ghosts are seen in a band A paparazzi is caught wearing just a towel

View all four images by clicking below to go to the first one, the clicking Next three times to view the others.
 > The Sims 3 Late Night Photo in The Sims 3’s Facebook Profile

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Poll Results: Does the title “The Sims 3 Late Night” sound like it should end with “Stuff” to you?

Saturday 16th October 2010 | 6:26 pm UK time | Categories

At last the poll has ended and the results are in – it’s quite close, but the majority don’t think The Sims 3 Late Night sounds like it should end with “Stuff”. Click below to view and discuss the full results:
 > Poll Results

Of course, as a poll has ended, a new poll much have begun, and this is the question: Bought The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff yet? Short and sweet. Vote now to the right of any page.

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Late Night Vampire Gameplay Discussed In New Producer’s Blog, Plus New Screenshots

Friday 15th October 2010 | 4:38 pm UK time | Categories

Three vampires force a regular Sim into a cornerA new “Producer’s Blog” has been posted on, focusing this time on vampire gameplay:

Vampires have several powers that set them apart from Sims. They are able to learn skills twice as quickly as normal Sims. They are stronger, smarter, and more creative—and it shows. Vampires also run incredibly quickly, so fast that it creates a blur effect. They can also read minds and force Sims to think of them which, when meeting new Sims,  helps them quickly build relationship levels.

Four new screenshots featuring vampires have also been released, and can be viewed on the Screenshots tab.
 > News at (Canada)
 > The Sims 3 Late Night screenshots

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