The Sims 3 Store has released their latest offering to Simmers, in the form of Nautical Living, a Build/Buy set with cornices, a type Build/Buy Mode object that has never been released in the Store before. The set is also meant to be a nice compliment to Summer and Island paradise, which is being released in under a month.
Sail away to that perfect little beachfront bungalow where all the worries of the city are left far behind. The Nautical Living Set blends the warm coziness of home with an idealized rustic vacation.
The Seventh Plumbob has a review up of Monte Vista, which I have made.
Monte Vista is the latest world to be released onto The Sims 3 Store for us Simmers to buy and enjoy. The world is Italian/European themed and features a small walled-in area at its centre! As usual, this review will be split up into different parts:
The world itself is very pretty, and makes for some excellent screenshots (as you can see below) but it, after a couple of nights looking at it, has failed to excite me. It has a lot of potential for lot building, but you’ll struggle to build Late Night and Showtime lots that fit into the style of Monte Vista without getting frustrated.
Playability is also quite limited – the town has no real central park, and the official festival grounds released are quite literally at one of the farthest points in the entire world. The world is very spread out, making it quite difficult to actually get anywhere. Routing can also be quite difficult at times, with sims getting out of their taxis to walk along paths.
A tall, bearded man welcomes us to the demonstration of SimCity, his caffeine energy betrayed by the dark circles under his eyes. Enthusiastic almost to the point of mania, this is a man who seems to offset the stress of developing a near decade-in-the-making god sim with the help of a 24/7 Red Bull drip. You can’t blame him.
Maxis producer Jason Haber might not have the weight of the world on his shoulders, but he’s juggling several entire cities set over a massive slab of grassland, and delighted in showing them to us one by one. The first is Transportopia, an industrial town under a crown of factory smoke. Wholly geared towards production like a Russian gulag based in Pleasantville, there’s an ordered chaos to the fleets of lorries delivering materials en masse to the hundreds of mills, plants and refineries which churn out steady streams of goods around the clock. This is where people make things.
We finally have official word on The Sims 3 Refresh – it’s being released (in Spain at least!) on October 31st for a RRP of €40.99! it is The Sims 3’s base game with social features!
Also announced is a Spanish promotion, “Promocion Simtastica”, in which you buy TS3 Refresh and get a free download of the first EP, World Adventures!
News on EA.com:
NEW EDITION OF THE SIMS 3 WITH A PROMOTION SIMSTÁSTICA
On October 31, 2012 comes a new version of the base game The Sims 3.
In addition, until 31 January 2013, includes a promotion Simstástica, with which you can download gift expansion * The Sims 3 World Adventures.
The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of mischief! Create unique Sims and control their lives. Customize everything from their appearance and personality to your home. Send your Sims to explore new parts of the city. Go online to download exclusive content, show off your creations, and share memories Sims, send instant messages and more. Thanks to its new quick challenges and rewarding as its gameplay, The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to choose if you turn your Sims’ destinies and make their wishes come true or not.
Create any Sim you can imagine and give them unique personalities ! Customize the look and personality of your Sims. Will evil, romantic, paranoid, kleptomaniacs, or something completely different? Choose their traits to create unique Sims.
Control the destiny of your Sims. Choose whether or not to fulfill his destiny and make your dreams come true. Will your Sims be rock stars, world leaders, or expert thieves else? It depends on you.
Enjoy social possibilities! Send instant messages to your friends, post to their walls, share your Sims and their memories, and more!
Customize everything! Build the ultimate dream house for your Sims with the endless possibilities of customizing your clothes, your furniture and even their cars.
Explore new places! Take your Sims to meet friends in the park, have a date at the bistro, visit neighbors’ homes, or even converse with shady characters in the graveyard.
Connect, share and buy! Connect online to record videos, show off your creations, download exclusive content and more.
Platinum Simmersare holding a competition to decorate a yard of a house, which must include a greenhouse. You can click hereto read more and to enter if you want to!
With Seasons just around the corner we are all disappointed that the expansion pack does not include greenhouses, but with the planters that came with Supernatural we can make our own greenhouses. So we thought to have a competition to use these planters to make a greenhouse.
We supply you with a house that has an empty yard, your goal is decorate the yard completely, with at least 1 greenhouse. The rest of the decorations are up to you, can be plants, trees, objects, pools, decks, ponds, whatever you want, you are also not restricted to 1 greenhouse.
You have to keep the floorplan of the house, which means you cannot remove any of the exterior walls or add to the original house. Feel free however to redecorate the house completely including removing interior walls, remove/add windows/doors whatever you can imagine to make the most gorgeous submission.