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SimDay: Chat and Podcast
Yesterday was Simday, with the main event being a developer chat about Nightlife. That chat revealed a few new things. First of all, there will be several designs for driveways. Garage doors can be coloured using design mode, and at restaurants you can order Filet Mignon, Fried Chicken, a Nectarine Tartlette Dessert or Shrimp, and Crepe Suzette is a new dessert that Sims can make themselves. The ReNuYuSenso Orb allows your Sim to change their aspiration and turn-ons and offs, but you should beware of the Grilled Cheese aspiration... When on a date, if a romantic rival appears, you can fight them and, if you win, they'll stop bothering you. Cars can of course be stolen, but an alarm that you can build into it might help. Other than just bills, Sims can receive love and hate letters now. As for the Pleasure Seeker aspiration, one lifetime want will be to have a ton of dream dates. And if they go insane, they'll pull out a lampshade on their head and do a silly dance. For builders there's a new cheat which will allow you to change the roof pitches, so roofs can have different angles. New radio stations involve the Oldies and Classical stations. The biggest new lot is a 5x6 one, which will cost ยง18,500 to buy. If you want more information from the chat, read the transcripts, which reveal more (old) details.

Other than that, Maxis is starting a PodCast show soon. This on-demand "radio-station" (Wikipedia Description) will feature an interview with some producers of Maxis soon. Scot Amos, producer of the console version of the Sims 2, and Virginia McArthur, producer for the handheld versions, will be up first. You can now submit your questions to Maxis, and who knows they might be answered. For more information about this, see the BBS thread about the podcast.

Written at 01:42 on Saturday, 27 August 2005 by ChEeTaH.

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