By Jenna Pitcher on Aug 28, 2013 08.28.13
A producer walkthrough from EA highlights the retro-futuristic features in The Sims 3: Into the Future expansion, which is slated for release Oct. 24 on Windows PC and Mac for $39.99. Set in Oasis Landing, The Sims 3: Into The Future expansion pack gives Sims access to future technology through the Advanced Technology Skill. Players will be to customize programmable Plumbots, which can hold up to seven trait chips. Players will be free to switch between present and future times, allowing them to experiment with how actions of Sims in the present can have effects on descendants. Futuristic items for homes include holographic TVs, easels, plants, computers, as well as tube elevators, automatic-sliding doors, rooftop gardens, and glass floors and walls. Those who pre-order The Sims 3:...
By John Funk on May 16, 2013 05.16.13
A trailer out from EA highlights The Sims 3 producer Graham Nardone's group of Sims and their island adventures in the Island Paradise expansion pack. After building a houseboat that looks abysmally unseaworthy, Nardone must staff it with a crew of Sims before it can sail the waters of Isla Paradiso. Local twins Claire and Jacques head aboard to snorkel and explore, the nerdy Liam O'Dourke becomes captain, the seasick Olivia longs for a land-bound resort and old salt Elmo takes care of the ship's upkeep. After a shark attack during a scuba dive results in one twin dead and the other discovering a new and uncharted island, the Sims use the island to found and operate a new resort. In Island Paradise, players who opt to develop a resort take on the role of business owners instead of...
By John Funk on Apr 10, 2013 04.10.13
EA has released a new trailer for its Island Paradise expansion pack for The Sims 3 showing the many ways in which players' Sims can live life on the beach. Sims can opt to build literal house boats to captain and drive around the seas to explore uncharted islands, and more commercially-minded Sims can stay on land to build and operate resorts. The second of three 2013 expansion packs announced earlier this year by Maxis, The Sims 3: Island Paradise will be released for Mac and Windows PC on June 25.
By John Funk on Mar 04, 2013 03.04.13
The latest trailer for EA's University Life expansion to The Sims 3 shows off just why many consider college the highlight of one's life, even the life of a Sim. Students at Sims University are blank slates free to reinvent themselves as they please to fit into whatever social group they wish. They can go to class, skip class to play beer pong at the local bar, or dumpster dive for food, and share all of that via their in-game smartphones. University Life gives players the options to earn street cred with one of three groups— nerds, jocks and rebels — as they advance the collegiate career, or lack thereof, of their Sim character. An in-game social network allows Sims to share photos, videos and texts with their fellow classmates, and achieving good grades will give one's Sim a leg...
By Samit Sarkar on Feb 14, 2013 02.14.13
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