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Digital Spy Explains SimPort



Producer Michael Cox said that Sims can be sent to other players’ games to perform to new audiences, meaning they will disappear for a short length of time.
“[They’re] kind of like the rabbit holes, you’re familiar with The Sims in that when you go to work you go into this rabbit hole and they emerge,” he told Digital Spy.
“So from my perspective, they’ll go to my friend’s machine and they’re gone for a period of time – about 12 minutes in real time, much longer game time – and they are away at that point. “I’ll be able to see how my Sim is doing in that performance. I might see an update that [says], ‘Oh my gosh, my Sim has fallen down on stage, it’s a really bad performance’. So at that point I find myself being the nervous player going ‘Oh gosh, what’s happening to my Sim?’ So I get some updates, but I won’t be able to see them.”
Sims traveling by SimPort will see the usual experience and rewards received from a performance locally, while their moods will change depending on how well it went.


Source: SimsVIP

The Guardian and Showtime



The three main paths start by performing for peanuts, usually in your own home for the amusement of friends, before earning enough experience to hit ever larger venues. Naturally, as you grow in expertise, you get bigger tips, your reputation (and personal relationships) improve and your act gets to incorporate bigger, more crowd pleasing features.

Acrobats, for instance, begin as mime artists, mastering basic balance ball tricks and flips before moving onto fully customised stadium shows. Magicians get to invest in new props like the Box of Mystery or Swords of Destiny. Singers meanwhile unlock new props, costumes and tracks – something expanded on in the limited edition box that features licensed material from Katy Perry, no doubt the first in a string of celebrity endorsements.


Source: SimsVIP

IGN Previews Showtime



Every new piece of Sims content broadens the options for living out a fantasy life, and the upcoming Showtime expansion is no different. Along with all the career options from the previous Sims 3 content, players can now be a professional singer, acrobat and magician. Additionally, those who don’t want to give up their day jobs can now “moonlight” as a DJ, buying their sim a turntable so they can eventually learn to rock parties and dance floors.
Your sims can live out their fantasies in their current towns, where new venues will be added for performing, or you can jump into an all new area called Starlight Shores. Starlight Shores still allows your sims to have typical jobs like fireman and office worker, but is full of venues to cater to your performer’s needs.. Newly created sims will also have more options to tailor their personality and desires to that of a performer. For instance a goal might pop up to make a certain amount of cash doing street performances, or to impress a certain sim with their skills.


Source: Sims Nieuws

French Simmers and Showtime Limited Collector’s Edition?


For the French Simmers out there, you have another option when ordering Showtime. Technically it’s a Limited version of the KP Collector’s Edition. What’s so special about it to be called a Limited Collector’s Edition? Sims 3 branded ear buds. ONLY available while supplies last via French retailer Carrefour.

Source: iSims