News Posts Categorised ‘The Sims 3 Showtime’

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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The Sims 3 Game Update To Version 1.36 Released

Monday 9th July 2012 | 7:02 pm UK time | Categories

EA has released a game update for The Sims 3, updating it to version 1.36. Here’s some of the changes:


  • Fixed a crash when Data Execution Prevention is turned on.
  • Collections are now available.
  • Sims no longer receive a green tint while in CAS.
  • Relationships will not be negatively impacted when not responding to crowd requests while performing on stage.

To view the full list of changes, and see the update checklist, click below and look for the “Game Update for 1.36” post — if you can’t find it on the page, you’ll need to switch to English > United States using the second link, then try the first link again.
> “News:July 2012” at
> “Please Select Your Language” at

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Poll Results: Which new profession did you have a Sim take up in The Sims 3 Showtime first?

Tuesday 5th June 2012 | 9:19 pm UK time | Categories

Another poll has come to an end and the results are in. 20% of you had a Sim take up the acrobat profession first, with another 20% choosing singer. No one fancied starting with a magician Sim. Click below to view the full results, then return here to comment on them.
> Poll results

In the new poll I’m wondering whether any of you still play The Sims 2, or even The Sims 1. Vote with explanation if you fancy explaining why you still play The Sims 2, for example. You can vote to the right of any page. If I’ve received enough votes by then, the poll will close on Tuesday 3rd July with the results revealed then.

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Get Some Showtime Tips & Tricks

Friday 25th May 2012 | 10:45 pm UK time | Categories

EA has been posting some The Sims 3 Showtime tips and tricks to the My Page wall, but if you missed them, you can now read them all in a new blog post:

  • If you throw something on stage during a friend’s visting Sim’s performance, they will most likely have it in their inventory when they return!
  • If your Magician Sim dies while performing in the Box of Danger, he/she will finish the show as a ghost!

> “Get helpful hints and learn fun tricks for The Sims 3 Showtime!” at

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Poll Results: Have you got any of your Sims turned into a vampire in The Sims 3 Late Night?

Tuesday 24th April 2012 | 6:27 pm UK time | Categories

The results are in and it seems the majority of those who have The Sims 3 Late Night have had a Sim become a vampire. The same number of people though never bought Late Night. See the full results by clicking below, then return here to discuss them in the comments.
> Poll Results

It’s more than a month since Showtime’s release, so probably a fair few of you have bought it now, and have had one of your Sims take up one of the new professions — but which one? That’s what I want to know this time. Even if you’ve forgotten which one you took up first, or haven’t even got Showtime, you can still vote, so do it now on the right of any page. If I’ve received enough votes by then the poll will close on Tuesday 22nd May, with the results revealed then.

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Showtime Reviews Wrap-Up

Saturday 21st April 2012 | 8:01 pm UK time | Categories

I think it’s about time I wrapped up my The Sims 3 Showtime reviews coverage. As usual, I’ll now compare Showtime’s Metascore from Metacritic with those of its predecessors to see how it stacks up against them. So Showtime’s probably-final Metascore is 71 — this doesn’t beat the base game but then neither did any other expansion pack. It is though the second worst scoring expansion, with only Generations getting a lower score (70) — all the others range from 74 to 81. Comparing it to The Sims 2 expansion packs, it, along with Generations, got a lower score than all of them, ranging as they do from 74 – 81. Links to Metacritic along with the Metascore attained by each game are listed below — click read more if you can’t see them.

So that concludes my reviews coverage. With the possible exception of any from GameSpot and IGN as they’re such major websites, I will not inform you about any more reviews here. However, I’ll still add them to the game page and mention that change on the Updates page.

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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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Latest Showtime Reviews: Gaming Nexus

Thursday 12th April 2012 | 3:39 pm UK time | Categories

It’s been a while, but I’ve finally got another The Sims 3 Showtime review for you — Gaming Nexus has given it a B- grade:

Although it comes packed with several new career paths  and a brand new town, Showtime is really still just a  few more goodies in the Sims universe. Good for fans,  but won’t win over any converts.

> The Sims 3 Showtime review at Gaming Nexus

Somewhat surprisingly, IGN has still not reviewed it, when they were one of the first to review all previous expansion packs. Anyway, the Metascore at Metacritic has gone down another point since last time to 71 (“Mixed or average reviews”), based on 13 reviews.

Source: “The Sims 3: Showtime” at Metacritic

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New Showtime Screenshot Shows Singer Striking Pose

Friday 30th March 2012 | 1:05 pm UK time | Categories

EA UK has posted one new The Sims 3 Showtime screenshot on their The Sims 3 Facebook page, showing a singer striking a pose during a performance — check it out on the game page.
> The Sims 3 Showtime screenshots

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New Showtime Screenshot Shows Sim With Bent Golf Club

Monday 26th March 2012 | 10:31 pm UK time | Categories

If you’re still undecided about whether to get The Sims 3 Showtime, you may still be interested in new screenshots, and if you are, this post is for you. EA has posted one new screenshot on their The Sims 3 Tumblr showing a Sim who’s somehow managed to bend their golf club — check it out on the game page.
> The Sims 3 Showtime screenshots

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