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New The Sims 3 Game Update Adds Dumpster Diving, Stops Blueprint Crashes, More

Thursday 21st February 2013 | 9:05 pm UK time | Categories

A The Sims 3 game update has been released, fixing a large number of bugs, as well as adding some new items:

Free Sims 3 Base Game Content

  • Sims can now dumpster dive from the Commercial Dumpster pre-placed in Sunset Valley and find cool items including furniture and collectables!
  • New air conditioning units and electrical box decorative objects.
  • New Terrain Paint for Build Mode.
  • A new traffic light for Create a World.

See the full list of fixes, and the checklist of things to do before updating, by clicking below — you’ll need to switch to English > United States via the flag at the top if you can’t see the post (“Game update 1.50”).
“News:February 2013” at

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Seasons Reviews Wrap-Up

Tuesday 15th January 2013 | 6:49 pm UK time | Categories

I think it’s about time I wrapped up my The Sims 3 Seasons reviews coverage. As usual I’ll compare the Metascore from Metacritic and Ranking from GameRankings to with those attained by previous expansion packs.

The Metascore stands at 74, “Mixed or average reviews”. This is the same ‘score as was attained by Supernatural, Late Night and Ambitions, and is higher than those attained by Showtime (67) and Generations (70). It is however lower than those attained by Pets (79) and World Adventures (81). 74 is the same Metascore that The Sims 2 expansion packs Bon Voyage and FreeTime attained, but is lower than that attained by all the others. The full list of sources with Metascores specified for each can be found at the bottom of the post — click Read more if you can’t see them.

The Ranking at GameRankings stands at 76.25%, which is higher than those attained by Showtime (73.12%), Generations (73.93%) and Ambitions (75.93%), but lower than those attained by all the others. Out of The Sims 2 expansion packs, only Nightlife (76.07%), Bon Voyage (73.44%) and FreeTime (76.20%) got lower Rankings, though some of those that are higher are only just so — Seasons is only about half a percent higher, Pets even less of a difference. Again, the full list of sources can found at the bottom of the post.

So this concludes my The Sims 3 Seasons reviews coverage — I will no longer post news about any reviews I find (bar possibly ones from particularly major sites such as GameSpot). I will however still add them to the Reviews tab on the game page and mention that change on the Updates page.

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Next Seasons Live Broadcast Also Features 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff

Friday 26th October 2012 | 8:33 pm UK time | Categories

Another live broadcast for The Sims 3 Seasons has been announced, and it also features The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff:

Join us on November 8th, 2012 at 10:00am PST [6 pm GMT/UTC] for The Sims 3 Seasons Live Broadcast! Take a deep dive in to the game with another exciting demo where we’ll be showing off winter in all its glory, and ask your most burning questions for a chance to have the producers answer them live! We will also be debuting our groovy new stuff pack, The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff! See us warp Sims back in time to bellbottoms, spandex shorts, and denim jackets to play with all new objects from the past. Tune in Nov 8th to discover new ways to play with snowflakes, igloos, mustaches, and plaid!

You can request an email reminder on the page.
> “The Sims 3 Seasons Live Broadcast…and more!” at

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Seasons Producer Answers Some More Questions

Thursday 25th October 2012 | 12:03 am UK time | Categories

The Sims 3 Producer Graham Nardone has posted answers to some The Sims 3 Seasons questions on’s forum:

36. Can you tell me what Sims do on Love Day? I know there is the festival but can we expect our Sims will be doing other things and is there any new romantic outfits for Love Day? Naturally, love day is filled with romantic moments for the Sims. They’ll actively want to be with their special someone, and everyone’s a little more receptive to romantic advances. Going to the festival even further enhances the spirit of the holiday, as you can kiss other Sims at the kissing booth, use the love tester machine to gauge your couple’s compatibility, and it’s the same day that the spring dance king and queen get crowned!

> Post on Forum

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Learn More About The Supernatural-Requiring Weather Stone In Seasons

Friday 12th October 2012 | 5:23 pm UK time | Categories

If you have both The Sims 3 Supernatural and The Sims 3 Seasons installed The Weather Stone will appear in your town. A new post on’s blog explains more:

The Weather Stone can only be activated by one of the four different supernatural characters that appear in The Sims 3 Supernatural. Each one will summon their own unique weather effects which will have a variety of differing outcomes ranging from special benefits to complete and utter chaos. These effects vary based on the supernatural character that activates it. Without further delay here they are!

> “The Sims 3 Seasons – ‘The Weather Stone’” at

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Supernatural And Seasons Gamescom Live Broadcast Announced

Saturday 11th August 2012 | 12:54 am UK time | Categories

EA has announced another live broadcast for The Sims 3 Supernatural and The Sims 3 Seasons. It will be broadcast from Gamescom this coming Wednesday at 3 pm UTC, which is 4 pm BST and 8 am PDT:

Ben Bell, Executive Producer, and King Choi, Product Manager, will update you on the latest news, game features and offer you a chance to ask your questions live. We will take a deeper look at witches and vampires for The Sims 3 Supernatural in the newest game demo and then go into The Sims 3 Seasons, offering you a look at a variety of fun features that come with the change of seasons! AND we will be offering you a first look at something special so make sure you make [sic] your calendars and tune in.

> “The Sims 3 Supernatural & The Sims 3 Seasons @ gamescom” at

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The Sims 3 Seasons Announced

Thursday 2nd August 2012 | 11:50 pm UK time | Categories

If you’re longing for a The Sims 3 weather expansion, but thought the announcement of Supernatural meant there wouldn’t be one this year, then good news: The Sims 3 Seasons has been announced for release this November — yep, for the first time ever, three expansion packs are being released in the same year:

Play with the change of seasons! With The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack,  you can let your Sims swim in the ocean on a hot summer day, bob for apples in the autumn leaves, test their snowboarding skill on the half pipe or welcome spring showers with a walk in the rain and a colorful umbrella. All-new activities, like soccer, and big seasonal festivals and celebrations bring the spirit of each season to life. Your Sims can pucker up at the kissing booth at the spring festival or see what Halloween surprises await in the haunted house. Dress for the weather with seasonal fashions ranging from raincoats to snow gear. With new foods, décor and weather effects, your Sims can enjoy the bounty and beauty of the ever-changing seasons and play with life like never before!

Here’s the announce trailer:

You can read the key features and view five screenshots on the new game page.
> The Sims 3 Seasons

There are details of the limited edition version at the bottom of the page on
> “The Sims™ 3 Seasons Limited Edition” at (UK)

The US version of the trailer (above) confirms it will be available there on 13th November, while the UK version of the trailer confirms a UK release date of 16th November.

Source: “The Sims 3 Seasons Announce Trailer” on YouTube

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