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University Life Reviews Wrap-Up

Sunday 21st April 2013 | 7:29 pm UK time | Categories

It’s been more than a month since the first The Sims 3 University Life review was posted, so now is a good time to wrap-up my reviews coverage. As usual, this means seeing how it compares to previous expansion packs through the medium of Metacritic and GameRankings.

The Metascore at Metacritic stands at 74, “Mixed or average reviews”, based on eight reviews. This is the same ‘score attained by Supernatural, Late Night and Ambitions, and higher than that attained by Seasons (73), Showtime (67) and Generations (70).

Comparing to The Sims 2 expansion packs, Bon Voyage and FreeTime have the same ‘score, while all the others are higher. The full list of Metascores is at the bottom of this post — click read more if you can’t see them.

The Ranking at GameRankings stands at 80.60%, based on five reviews. Only Late Night and World Adventures have higher Rankings than this. In fact, this is a higher Ranking than all The Sims 2 expansion packs have too. Again, the full list of Ranking is at the bottom of this post — click read more if you can’t see them.

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University Life To Be Demoed (Seriously This Time) In Live Broadcast On 1st March

Friday 22nd February 2013 | 9:49 pm UK time | Categories

I posted the details of the last live broadcast with the headline “University Life To Be Demoed In Live Broadcast On 14th February” — unfortunately, technical difficulties meant that headline ended up being inaccurate, as no demo took place. They’ve now announced another live broadcast, this one purely to feature the demo originally planned for the last one. It will take place on Friday 1st March at the usual time of 10 am PST, which means 6 pm in the UK — click the third link below for the time where you are if that’s elsewhere. There’s no proper page for the broadcast yet, but a link to one should be added to the Facebook event page in time. You should also be able to watch it directly on EA’s Livestream page — possibly the safest way after the last-but-one time.
> “The Sims 3 Live Broadcast March 1” at The Sims 3 on Facebook
“Electronic Arts” at Livestream
> “The Sims 3 Live Broadcast” at

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Simlish Blaise Song Featuring In University Life Soundtrack Available To Download

Thursday 14th February 2013 | 5:55 pm UK time | Categories

A Simlish song which features in The Sims 3 University Life’s soundtrack, Thunderstorm by Blaise, has been made available to stream or download:

EA UK has interviewed Blaise about recording her song in Simlish, and produced a Sim of her which is available to download from the Exchange.
> “University Life soundtrack star Blaise meets UK Maxis team” at The Sims 3 (UK) on Facebook
> “Blaise Thresher” on the Exchange at

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University Life To Be Demoed In Live Broadcast On 14th February

Thursday 31st January 2013 | 9:28 pm UK time | Categories

Another The Sims 3 Live Broadcast, due to take place on Thursday 14th February, has been detailed:

The Sims 3 is hosting a Live Broadcast on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM PST. Tune in to catch a new demo of The Sims 3 University Life (available March 2013) as we’ll be revealing more exciting features that are in the pack. Plus, get a first-look at The Sims 3 Island Paradise (available June 2013) and an in-depth look at the latest world – The Sims 3 Aurora Skies!

The start time in the UK is 6 pm — get the time where you are using the second link below. After the debacle last time, you may want to watch EA’s Livestream page (third link) just in case they give up updating the Origin page again.
> “The Sims 3 Live Broadcast” at
> “The Sims 3 Live Broadcast” at
> “Electronic Arts” at Livestream

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Live Broadcast Announced For 8th January, Features Big Announcements, 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff

Thursday 27th December 2012 | 5:28 pm UK time | Categories

A new The Sims 3 Live Broadcast has been announced as taking place at 10 am PST on Tuesday 8th January, which is 6 pm GMT/UTC:

We will be making some big and exciting new announcements that you will not want to miss! We’ll also show off how you can warp your Sims back in time with a deeper look at The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff!

The “big and exciting” announcements will probably include a proper reveal of the previously hinted at next expansion pack. You can subscribe to an email reminder on the page. Click the second link to get the time in your time zone.
> “The Sims 3 Live Broadcast” at Origin
> “The Sims 3 Live Broadcast” at

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Maxis Live Broadcast Demos Seasons, Reveals 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff, Hints At Next Expansion Pack

Tuesday 9th October 2012 | 11:00 pm UK time | Categories

If you missed the Maxis Live Broadcast entirely, or just missed the beginning because they took their time adding the player to the UK page (me), it’s now available to watch on demand right here. There’s a demo of The Sims 3 Seasons three minutes in, but that’s not all — a new town to be made available on The Sims 3 Store was revealed about one hour nine and a half minutes in; a free magazine for iPads and Android tablets was announced about one hour seven and a half minutes in; the next stuff pack, to be called 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff, was revealed about one hour 12 minutes in; plus there was a bit of a hint of the next expansion pack right at the end.

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