The Sims 3: Movie Stuff [September 2013]

The  Sims 3 will be releasing a new and probably not worth buying Stuff pack – Movie Stuff. It will be released September 2013.

“The Movie Stuff pack, which releases in September, adds movie-themed decor, furnishings and clothing across genres including Westerns and horror.

The announcements were made at a recent Sims 3 live event, alongside the revelation of new information on imminent expansion ‘Island Paradise.

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The Sims 3: Dragon Valley (World) [Late Spring 2013]

Coming Spring 2013

There’s a new world coming to The Sims 3: Dragon Valley. Let’s see how many bugs and issues this world comes with.

Dragon Valley adds new Sims, locations, clothing and objects, including a baby dragon. The expansion will be available at retail and through Origin later this year.

The Sims 3: Aurora Skies Q&A

Explore the breathtaking scenery and vast, unspoiled nature that await you at Aurora Skies! This quaint, coastal town features the very best in outdoor living: grow your family on spacious land and houses surrounded by an eco-friendly community, traipse under majestic, towering waterfalls that come to rest on the banks of a large, steaming geothermal lake sky, or take a night hike under the dome of the bright, multi-colored sky. It’s the ultimate getaway for Sims searching for change, searching for themselves, or searching for a piece of peace.

What will you find at Aurora Skies?

Q&A

When does Aurora Skies come out?
The Sims 3 Aurora Skies comes out February 21, 2013 in the Sims 3 Store.

Can I use my simpoints to buy Aurora Skies?
Yes!

Will The Sims 3 Aurora Skies be available in retail stores?
Nope.

Will there be a gold and standard version? 
Yes! You’ll find out more details about the gold and standard versions as we get closer to the release date.

Can I gift the Aurora Skies to my friends?
Yes!

 

The Sims 3: University Trailer

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Here is an announcement trailer for The Sims 3: University.

If you missed the broadcast, you can watch that here.

Update: Sims 3 Creatures Leaked? (Please take note that the following information is in quotation marks.

As you might all know, The Sims 3: University was leaked a few months ago. Today, SimsVIP found a patch on EA’s website!

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That means that Bigfoot and Mermaid will be our creature in University! It also means it will be called “The Sims 3 Education Campus” according to the patches and files.

 

The Sims 3: Island Paradise

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I know not many have heard about this expansion pack but it won’t be released until after The Sims 3: University.

The Sims 3: Island Paradise is the tenth expansion pack for The Sims 3 announced on a live broadcast for the series from Electronic Arts and to be released in June. According to the broadcast, it will allow sims to travel to islands using a boat, run a resort, and explore under the sea.

So guys, hang in there.

Update:

Dropping anchor this June is The Sims 3 Island Paradise, an expansion pack filled with adventure, exploration and a world of new discoveries set on the sunny shores and beneath the glistening water of a tropical paradise. For the first time ever, Sims can take the helm of fully customizable houseboats and set sail in search of uncharted islands, create, own and manage resorts or discover what lies beneath the ocean through the new skill-based scuba diving and snorkeling activities. The Sims 3 Island Paradise introduces all new ways to build – whether it’s a lavish five-star resort, a bungalow on the water or a houseboat that can travel the seas. Players can create their own idea of island paradise for their Sims in this new expansion pack and embark on an unforgettable journey.

Launching this fall is an all-new stuff pack that is filled with clothing and décor inspired by iconic movie themes and settings. Additionally this fall, Sims will finally be able to travel to the future in an all-new expansion pack, currently untitled. More details will be revealed in the coming months, but Sims will certainly have the time of their lives this year with the offerings from The Sims 3.

 

 

The Sims 3: Supernatural

Live a supernatural life in a new world full of magic, mystery, and mischief with The Sims 3 Supernatural!

Intro

Enter the mysterious town of Moonlight Falls where strange things happen by the light of the moon. Create supernatural beings from menacing werewolves and cackling witches, to mischievous fairies and more intriguing vampires. Then stalk the night, use your wand to cast spells, claw the furniture and more. You can mix dozens of elixirs that can turn Sims into zombies or transform them into gold. Share your enchanted brews with any friends who have The Sims 3! Spooky surprises are in store for you in the world of The Sims 3 Supernatural!

Features

  • Play as supernatural Sims: Create witches, wizards, werewolves, more intriguing vampires, and fairies, each with their own magical abilities, traits, and interactions.
  • Explore the town of Moonlight Falls: Discover what mysteries and abilities are revealed by the light of the full moon. Will your Sims freak out or become more powerful?
  • Hone your magical crafts and share the enchantment: Learn to cast spells and find rare ingredients to brew elixirs, so you can charm or hex your Sims’ lives. Send your magical elixirs to any of your friends’ games who have The Sims 3. Your Sims can hone their psychic abilities and build a career as mystic fortune teller.
  • Discover supernatural items: Race around the arena on your broomstick, visit the gypsy caravan, or preen in front of your magic mirror. Even awaken the classic character of Bonehilda, the quirky skeletal maid. With tons of new enchanted objects, what will happen next?
  • Deck out your home in gothic style: Add a secret lair with the sliding bookcase door and fill your home with creepy new furniture.
  • Zombification: Mix a special elixir to create shuffling, brain-hungry monsters of your very own. Chomp on other Sims to spread the love and wreak havoc. Don’t fret, you can always concoct an elixir to change your Sims back.

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CONTENT PACK:

  • Preorder The Sims 3 Supernatural Limited Edition and receive exclusive content from the world of Plants vs Zombies, including new outfits and a working Peashooter!
  • Peashooter – This steadfast ally is ready to defend your house from zombified Sims and other unsavory characters like burglars and repo men! It actually shoots peas at unwanted guests!
  • Ripped Zombie Suit Outfit – Dress your male or female Sim in the classic zombie attire from PvZ.
  • Newspaper Zombie Suit Outfit – There’s nothing quite as terrifying as loud boxers and sock garters. Dress your male or female Sim up as the newspaper zombie from PvZ.
  • Cone and Bucket hats – Those pesky zombies might have worn these objects for protection, but they also make a bold fashion statement. Deck your male or female Sim out in this hilarious headgear.

EXCLUSIVE ORIGIN DÉCOR PACK:

  • Order The Sims 3 Supernatural at Origin.com and receive these exclusive Plants vs Zombies décor items to add some creepy flare to your Sims’ homes!
  • Plantern lamp – This unique item looks just like the planterns that keep the fog at bay in the Plants vs Zombies game. Use it to light your Sim’s house or yard!
  • Wall-nut sculpture – Nothing says “get off my lawn” like an angry-eyed wall-nut. Place one at a time, or put down a whole row as a fence.
  • Zombie gnome sculpture – The iconic undead garden gnome from PvZcan grace your Sim’s house or garden.
  • Brains flag sculpture – Deck out your garden, rooftop, or anywhere with this flag used to lead the charge in Plants vs Zombies. Those guys really love brains.

EXCLUSIVE REGISTRATION INCENTIVE:

  • Register your The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion Pack online to get these items and add a little Plants vs Zombies flavor to your game!
  • PvZ Poster – Let your Sims show their love of the popular game with this cool wall art.
  • PvZ T-shirt – Dress your male or female Sim and show off their kooky spirit.

EA is the Worst Company in America: Forbes Dishes in on Why…

If there is one website that I can count on, it’s Forbes.com. They always have the information on a kind of need to know basis.

How does a gaming company beat foreclosures and income loss outright is beyond me but EA managed to achieve that feat; and for good reason. After that upsetting ending result of the Mass Effect franchise, I’m not surprised that any of the developers on that project received death threats or vicious e-mails.

EA’s “win” here is a clear reflection on just how passionately gamers hate the brand. They flooded the Consumerists polls to ensure that they earned the top spot (over such other despised brands as ComcastAT&Tand Wal-Mart), and you have to wonder what, if anything is going on at EA HQ today. –Forbes

They over charge people for half-assed DLC, their latest edition to the Sims franchiseShowtime -is one step away from being flushed down the toilet, they buy out other companies who were doing damn fine without them just to defeat the competition and it looks like the gamers are getting fed up with EA’s B.S; Mass Effect 3‘s ending was the straw that broke the camel’s back. EA is pushing their fans on the brink of rage and I don’t blame them. I think The Sims‘s 3 franchise is so flawed I think the franchise have more errors than any other video game known to man. I installed the Sims 2 the other day, not one error, not one issue and guess what? Most of the things that you had to buy on the expansion packs for The Sims 3 were on the base game in The Sims 2.

It’s very obvious EA knows that all the rage the customers feel will be for nothing and they’ll continue to fork over their money. They’re milking that cash cow until the very last drop; I just hope there won’t be a The Sims 4.

In the article Forbes continue to give reasons why EA ‘wins’ in the Worst Company in America; saying they were Zynga before Zynga existed, which is true. It’s also true that gamers really don’t have a choice in the matter. Activision and EA control most of the market so gamers have to suck up the fact that the ending of Mass Effect 3 sucks or that the Sims 3 game came with more errors than content and just deal with what they got until someone comes along and actually care about its customers/gamers.

I will end this blog with one more snippet:

The players are the only ones who can truly stop EA. If you think they’re going to read The Consumerist today and have a sudden change of heart, you’re kidding yourselves. The practices you hate will stay in place until it’s proven they no longer work.

The Sims 3 Showtime: People Hate the Game Already?!

The Sims 3: Showtime is getting a bad rep already and probably for good reason. To the lack of game testing to the Simport that EA is forcing on gamers whether they have the expansion pack or not. From what a lot of fans of The Sims 3 are saying about the developers now is that they’re lying about what the fans wanted. They’re saying that the developers believed that the fans wanted social features. What makes it worse is that there is evidence of the features not fully working. There are complaints about the Chinese Theater in Hollywood looking like the mausoleum in Starlight Shores. Sims 3: Pets made people’s games crash so people are worried that showtime will do the same. People are upset that Katy Perry is a part of the franchise; saying that the whole idea is a complete joke — that I can agree on. They’re using her to promote sales. They wouldn’t have an issue with sales if they would listen to the fans.

How does the SimPort feature in The Sims 3 Showtime actually work? What is the benefit of sharing my Sims with other players? What if I prefer to play on my own?

SimPort is the new and completely optional feature in The Sims 3 Showtime that allows friends to share their Sims by sending them into each other’s worlds by going on tour. SimPort is brought to you through a fun new menu that looks like a travel journal, allowing you to send your star Sim performers on tour to the venues and stages in your friend’s world to perform special shows. You can also invite a friend to send their Sims in to perform for you. You can customize the stage in your venue with special themed backgrounds, props, lights and special effects before your friend’s Sim arrives to make sure their performance is a hit with your crowd of Sims.

Gamers want seasons, university, outdoor etc, not a ambitions and night life lovechild of a game. I can totally understand their frustrations but all EA see is dollar signs. The rumors about this being the last expansion pack before The Sims 4 saddens me. I truly hope that it’s a rumor and stays that way.

 

The Sims 3 Showtime: Producer Q&A/Features

 

1. Tell us a bit about The Sims 3 Showtime and what features you are most excited about.

We’re very excited about the big world of entertainment that The Sims 3 Showtime brings to The Sims 3. The new town of Starlight Shores is packed with a wide variety of venues where your Sims can see concerts, magic shows and other performances. Or they can just hang out with their friends, buy a round of beverages, play pool, sing karaoke, dance around the jukebox, play games, and even take a wild ride on a mechanical bull! There’s a ton of stuff to do, and that’s not even counting the new active performance careers—singer, magician and performer–or the chance to moonlight as a DJ, complete with your own DJ booth.

These new active careers tell the story of your Sims’ rise to fame, as you successfully navigate through levels in each career. We have to admit that some of the funniest moments happen as you try to progress, and sometimes fail at your acts and tricks. The audience will react to how well or poorly you perform, which is also another great achievement with this pack that fans have been asking for: crowds and audience participation.

You are also going to receive cool rewards and visual pay-offs for progressing and performing, from powerful post-show buffs that allow your Sim to increase their relationships after the show to unlocking incredible new costumes as your Sim climbs the ladder of success.

As you might have also heard, those who purchase The Sims 3 Showtime will have access to an exclusive connected feature called SimPort. If players choose to log-in, they will be able to send their singer, magician and acrobat Sims on tour to their friends’ worlds, and also host their friends’ Sims for performances in their own game.

2. How does this expansion pack differ from The Sims 3 Late Night?

While The Sims 3 Late Night created an exciting world of night-clubbing and celebrities, The Sims 3 Showtime is all about performance and entertainment: from street performing to playing live on club stages, to wowing sold-out crowds in huge arenas, Showtime catapults you and your Sims into a world of entertainment where dreams of superstardom can be realized. Whether your Sim is a singer, magician, acrobat or DJ, you – as the player – get to orchestrate the entire performance, from setting up the stage to choosing the outfits. Then while your Sim is on stage, you choose how the Sim interacts with the audience, from telling jokes to doing shout-outs or even insulting the crowd. Choose the song arrangements for your singer Sim and select any combination of tricks and stunts for your acrobat or magician Sims. You can even invite Sims from the audience to come on stage and assist with an illusion!

And the new active careers are just a part of the new content! There is plenty to enjoy in Starlight Shores even if you don’t pursue the performance careers. There are hundreds of new objects that you can use to customize your home or have fun playing with, including an electro-dance sphere, skeeball game, photo booth, golf driving range, jukebox, portable MP3 player, and more.

3. Can you tell us anything about returning items?

We love that so many fans have spotted the pool table already! You may also see some guest appearances by such fan favorites as the karaoke machine and mechanical bull.

4. How do you live the rags to riches story and can you elaborate more about performing as singers, acrobats, magicians and DJs?


 The Sims 3 Showtime\u2019s new world, Starlight Shores, has a look and vibe that was inspired by Southern California locations such as Venice Beach and Hollywood Boulevard. People visit these locations from all over the world to pursue their dreams of making it big in show business, so it\u2019s a great setting to be an aspiring entertainer, as well as being just a cool place to live and have fun. When Sims start out, they have to find odd jobs to support themselves and are only able to perform on the streets, in local talent shows and in competitions. As they get better and more experienced, new opportunities arise along with it and they\u2019ll be able to access new outfits, additional songs and tricks and everything they need to create a spectacular stage show. By the time your Sims reach the highest levels of their careers and get to perform in front of sold-out crowds, it\u2019s a thrilling and satisfying payoff for you and your Sims.
With each career come unique props, costumes and tricks and skills. Magicians will work their way up from simple illusions like making a coin appear to conjuring fireballs and, eventually, being able to levitate themselves or other Sims. Call up audience members to step into the \”Box of Mystery\” or perform death-defying feats in the \”Box of Danger\”.

Singers progress from delivering singing telegrams to selling out arenas by mastering a range of 10 genres and song styles. Your Sim could be a celebrity of epic proportions, mashing together any combination of country, hip hop, rock, power ballads and lounge music\u2026the possibilities are endless! You can even take your guitar on stage with some songs and add the sounds of a \u201Csix string\u201D into them.

Acrobats start as mimes, performing classic tricks such as the invisible box, invisible rope pull and running against the wind, and then go on to risky physical feats like juggling knives and torches, until they finally rise to ultimate stardom by mastering skills on the balance ball and with the ring of fire.

5. What can you tell us about crowds in The Sims 3 Showtime?

For the first time in The Sims 3, you control your Sim\’s performance on customized stages in front of crowds. When your Sims reach superstar status, you\’ll see them perform in front of the largest audiences ever seen in the The Sims 3! We worked really hard to be able to populate venues with other Sims and to give you a true sold-out feel for your performances as you become a superstar.

Audience members are also much more interactive than ever before. They can be called up to participate with a magic illusion. They can make requests and they\’ll be thrilled if the performer does the requests. They may react to a bad performance by throwing things at the stage. So get to practicing!

6. Can you tell us what the new creature will be?

As much as we Like to, we’re going to keep it a secret for now.

7. We’ve heard that there are other online features coming, can you give an overview on how the online aspects work including the new achievements, the in-game player wall and player updates?

The goal of our new online features, which will be available for all The Sims 3 players when The Sims 3 Showtime launches in March, is to allow you to connect with your The Sims 3 friends -and us – in fun and rewarding ways.

This is entirely optional and is only available should you decide to log-in.

On a regular basis, we\u2019ll be rolling out new achievements and news that you\u2019ll be notified of immediately through these updates. The purpose of the new achievement system is to provide and recognize special achievements that the player accomplishes within The Sims 3 PC Base Game and Expansion Packs. Players who complete challenges will be awarded new badges for their My Pages.

There will be several types of challenges: 

  • Sim Challenges, which must be completed by a single Sim.
  • Household Challenges, which must be completed by anyone in a household.
  • Player Challenges, where players complete an even many times over the course of the long-term game cycle.
  • Real-time Challenges, where players complete one event, or a series of events, between a real-world start date and end date.

Also for the first time, you can post messages to your friends while in-game, get player updates from The Sims 3 community. You will also be able to make friends with other The Sims 3 Showtime players and see their achievements in-game. The great thing about the new connected features is that they will be familiar to anyone who has created an account on the existing http://www.TheSims3.com web site.

8. How does the SimPort feature in The Sims 3 Showtime actually work? What is the benefit of sharing my Sims with other players? What if I prefer to play on my own?

SimPort is the new and completely optional feature in The Sims 3 Showtime that allows friends to share their Sims by sending them into each other’s worlds by going on tour. SimPort is brought to you through a fun new menu that looks like a travel journal, allowing you to send your star Sim performers on tour to the venues and stages in your friend’s world to perform special shows. You can also invite a friend to send their Sims in to perform for you. You can customize the stage in your venue with special themed backgrounds, props, lights and special effects before your friend’s Sim arrives to make sure their performance is a hit with your crowd of Sims.
SimPort is a complementary experience that adds value to an already rich offline game. There are special rewards for those who send their Sims on tour through SimPort, such as earning extra Simoleans, gaining skill and experience at a faster rate, getting unique moodlets, and unlocking new stage props, backgrounds and costumes to make even more unique stories possible for your Sims.
Another benefit of SimPort is that you can use it to progress your game even when you’re not playing! Send your Sim off to perform in a friend’s world just before you log off your game; the next time you log on, your Sim will be back with all the goodies earned while “on the road”! Or, if you have multiple Sims in your household, sending one Sim on tour gives you some time (typically, it’s for 12 Sim hours, or 12 minutes in real time) to focus on your other Sim(s).

9. Do the social features relate to The Sims Social in any way?

No, the two are separate social experiences. The Sims Social is a great way to experience The Sims series with your friends on Facebook. The social features we are introducing with The Sims 3 Showtime are focused on connecting The Sims 3 players and community members together in more accessible ways, extending the great community that is already very active on www.TheSims3.com web site into the game.  As mentioned earlier, the great thing about the new connected features is that they will be familiar to anyone who has created an account on the existing www.TheSims3.com community web site.

10. How are the social features tied into Facebook and Twitter?

If you like, you can post memories and wall posts (for instance… images of your awesome stage performance) to Facebook and Twitter to share with your friends and followers outside of the game.

11. How are you planning to protect players from any potential viruses, identity theft, or other security issues with the introduction of social features?

The in-game connected features in The Sims 3 Showtime use the very same system and technology that allows community members to post, download and share content on The Sims 3 community web site, including The Sims 3 Store and The Sims 3 Exchange. You can rest assured that we are using the same security measures that keep the www.thesims3.com safe and secure.

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By Lee Posted in Info