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New Blog Post Discusses The Beach And Scuba Diving In Island Paradise

Thursday 18th April 2013 | 10:32 pm UK time | Categories

The Sims 3 Island Paradise assistant producer Theresa Chen has posted a new blog entry on discussing the beach and scuba diving:

Also new to the beach is the Lifeguard Career. Lifeguards are the sworn protectors of the beaches they watch over. While on duty, a Lifeguard’s job is to survey the beach for any swimming Sims in need of assistance. When a Sim is struggling at sea, the Lifeguard races to the rescue, helping drowning Sims back to shore and performing CPR if needed. However, not all alerts are real emergencies; some Sims may be inclined to “fake it” in order to get some one-on-one time with the Lifeguard on duty.

> “The Sims 3 Island Paradise – Underwater Activities” at

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Island Paradise Page Launches With First Screenshots

Wednesday 17th April 2013 | 7:28 pm UK time | Categories

I’ve now added a The Sims 3 Island Paradise page, which features the first eight screenshots and the official description, as well as all the previously released videos.
> The Sims 3 Island Paradise

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Latest Live Broadcast Shows Resorts In Island Paradise, Reveals Next Stuff Pack Details

Tuesday 16th April 2013 | 8:30 pm UK time | Categories

If you missed the latest The Sims 3 Live Broadcast you can watch it right here (it starts about one and a half minutes into the video):

Don’t fancy watching the whole thing? Well here’s the details so you can skip to what you want: the Island Paradise demo, which took place about three and a half minutes in, featured the resorts; there was some information about the next stuff pack, Movie Stuff, including some concept art about 27 and a half minutes in; the next town to be released on The Sims 3 Store (and at retail), Dragon Valley, was announced about 30 minutes in; and there was a Q&A session for Island Paradise and Dragon Valley about 32 minutes in.

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Island Paradise “Announce” Trailer Released

Wednesday 10th April 2013 | 5:28 pm UK time | Categories

EA has now released the “announce” trailer for The Sims 3 Island Paradise — months after it was announced. And here it is:

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Island Paradise-Focused Live Broadcast To Take Place On 16th April

Thursday 28th March 2013 | 5:21 pm UK time | Categories

Another The Sims 3 Live Broadcast has been announced, this one planned to focus on The Sims 3 Island Paradise:

The Sims 3 is hosting a Live Broadcast on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM PST. Tune in to catch a new in-depth demo of The Sims 3 Island Paradise (available June 2013) as we’ll be revealing more exciting features that will allow you to play with your own island paradise! Don’t miss out on your chance to be the first to discover what other announcements we have in store for The Sims 3!

The time is 6 pm in the UK, assuming when they say “PST” they once again mean PDT. Click the third link below to find out the time where you are if not the UK. The second link will take you to EA’s Livestream page — try there if it looks like they’re not going to update the Origin page again.
> “The Sims 3 Live Broadcast – April 16, 2013” at
> “Electronic Arts” at Livestream
> “The Sims 3 Live Broadcast” at

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Lead Producer Introduces Island Paradise In New Blog Post

Tuesday 26th March 2013 | 5:18 pm UK time | Categories

The lead producer for The Sims 3 introduces The Sims 3 Island Paradise in a new blog entry:

Resorts are another area of the game that we’re focusing on. Whether you’re looking to build a sprawling mega resort, have your Sims stay in a stilt foundation bungalow out over the ocean, or even directly manage an exclusive beachside retreat, resorts in The Sims 3 Island Paradise provide these experiences and much more. With advanced Build/Buy features such as the ability to build out over the ocean, create pools using the new resort-specific Blueprint Mode, and place dynamic new resort towers to attract potential guests.

> “Welcome to Paradise” at

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Latest Live Broadcast Available To Watch On-Demand

Thursday 14th February 2013 | 9:03 pm UK time | Categories

Today’s The Sims 3 Live Broadcast is now available to watch on-demand. Included in the broadcast were demos of The Sims 3 Island Paradise (about seven and a half minutes in) and the latest The Sims 3 Store town Aurora Skies (about 33 minutes in), and a Q&A session for The Sims 3 University Life (about one hour three minutes in) — there was no demo due to technical difficulties but a separate live broadcast featuring one will take place soon instead.

(The broadcast starts about five minutes into the video.)

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IGN Previews University Life

Thursday 14th February 2013 | 3:48 pm UK time | Categories

IGN has posted a new preview of The Sims 3 University Life:

If you’ve done enough studying and working to boost your academic performance, then you’ll likely do well on the tests. The rub of studying, as we all know too well, is that it cuts into time that could be used for more important activities, like sweet parties.

There’s also a small section on the next expansion pack, Island Paradise.
> “What’s Next for The Sims 3?” at IGN

Don’t forget both University Life and Island Paradise will feature in the live broadcast later today.

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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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Technical Problem-Riddled Live Broadcast Announces THREE New Expansion Packs, More

Tuesday 8th January 2013 | 9:02 pm UK time | Categories

A live broadcast riddled with technical problems announced an insane THREE more expansion packs earlier, as well as featuring a demo of The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff. The broadcast started close to half-an-hour late them having seemingly given up updating the Origin page, so it was tough if you weren’t following them (or me) on Twitter or something. Technical problems continued with echoing and other issues cropping up.

Anyway, when it finally started first was the 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff demo. As there was a break after this for some reason this has ended up its own video which you can see here:

The rest of the broadcast can be seen below — a breakdown follows (click read more if you can’t see it).

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