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5/14/10 – new details on The Sims 3 for Consoles

SimTimes posted a few new details on the console versions of The Sims 3 which should appear in the Fall months of this year (I can’t wait until E3 where the game will be shown).  They found that in the latest issue of ‘Computer Bild Spiele‘ a short preview on the game:

In the latest issue of Computer Bild Spiele can find a short preview for the console version of The Sims 3. Thus we learn that, if the Karma Power, which your Sim for all possible actions and gives him magical abilities to provide not only your proteges can, but can also depend on the frequent use against yourself.

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May 2010 – Buy SimPoints, get free items

SnootySims pointed this out a few days ago and I’m now picking it up.  For those of you that are in <3 with the Sims 3 Store, if you spend your hard-earned money on SimPoints, EA is kind enough to gift you a few free items:

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Brazil fans – Warner Bros. to publish The Sims 3 Ambitions

Brazilian fans will have the 2nd expansion to look forward to – Cidade dos Sims published scans from Warner Bros. upcoming catalog of games and Ambitions is featured along with High-End Loft Stuff.  Since I can’t read Portuguese, I cannot go into any more details.  I just hope its priced appropriate for fellow Brazilian fans.  :)

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The Sims 3 Ambitions preview from GamePro

AJ Glasser over at GamePro spent some time with The Sims 3 Ambitions and shared his view of the 2nd expansion.  Here’s a snippet from the writeup:

What’s the Same?

  • Having sex in weird places: The Inventor Sim can create a time machine, and true to Sim tradition, you can WooHoo other Sims in the time machine. Doing so might cause a strangely-dressed adult Sim to show up on your doorstep claiming to be your kid from another era.
  • Going to the Hospital: The Doctor job is a hybrid of classic gameplay and the on-the-job gameplay of Ambitions.
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Guardian.co.uk – Sims 3 Ambitions interview with producer Grant Rodiek

We’ve learned so much the past few days about Ambitions, most of anything else that comes up from now on will just be repeated. Regardless it’s our duty to post whatever gets published, and in this case it’s an interview with producer Grant Rodiek conducted by Guardian.co.uk:

How important is the Sims community when it comes to developing new expansion packs and features?

I can think of fewer things that are more important. We are always checking the boards, engaging players for their feedback, and trying to incorporate loads of tiny improvements they’ve requested.

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GamesRadar – Mastering the art of choreplay in The Sims 3 Ambitions

A new article appeared online by GamesRadar with a short preview on The Sims 3 Ambitions.  Less then a month to go, are you excited yet?  I just hope EA sends my pre-order out in a timely manner 😀  Thanks to Sims 3 Nieuws for the tip.

But all that’s going to change in the Ambitions expansion thanks to the introduction of a new and improved career mode. “Instead of sending your Sims off to work all day, The Sims 3 Ambitions lets you pick a career like firefighting, investigator, architect, ghost hunter, stylist or doctor and then guide your Sim to make choices and succeed (or fail) every step of the way,” explains Grant Rodiek, Associate Producer on The Sims 3 Development Team.

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