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Sunday 22 May 2011
The Sims 3 Late Night - Our Really Really Late Review
Written at 23:31 by Andy - 1 comment
It's time to say goodbye to those little town blues and go to the bright lights of the city that seldom sleeps and prepare yourself for a Late Night.
The third expansion for The Sims 3 is taking our sims to the bar scene, where our they can drink or make delicious cocktails and rub shoulders with - or even become - famous celebrities. It is a world where you will find many creatures of the night, where they can be avoided or joined. With a new movie career as well as lots more new content, there is a lot for all of our sims.
If you'd like to know more, click here!
Friday 1 April 2011
Community Interview with Will Wright [Update]
Written at 11:35 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments
Recently EA revealed to fansites that a first expansion for The Sims Medieval is in the making: "The Sims Medieval: Dark Nights." To accompany the announcement, several sites were invited to have a joint interview Will Wright. We'll be posting the full interview soon, once we get the announcement. For now we are already allowed to post a few snippets of the interview:
Your latest project is Bar Karma. Have you ever experienced some bad karma in a bar?
*laughs* Well I don't really visit bars that often. But I did to go a bar once, where they had this specific kind of beer. Now I'm not a beer person myself, but a friend told me that I had to try it. So I ordered one and went back to my friends. But before I made it to the table, someone bumps into me and... well let's just say that that was the first beer shower I ever had. But I'm not sure if that's a case of bad karma, or just clumsiness of that other person.
Have you ever considered a position as mayor, given the experience you have with that area, because of the SimCity games?
Well that's a good question. No I've never really aspired to be a mayor of a city. I guess my passion lies more with designing games that involve mayors, rather than actually being one.
If you were a Sim, wouldn’t you hate it that you had to take a shower so often to get your hygiene motive green?
*laughs* I think you have a point there. Sims do get to take a shower a lot don't they? I think that was one of the hard points in developing the game. We really needed to find a balance between annoying and fun in the motives.
[Update] As you may have guessed, this was an April Fool's joke. There is no interview with Will Wright: all of the above was made up. Did you fall for it?
Thursday 2 September 2010
Exclusive: Late Night and Medieval Previews from Gamescom
Written at 0:47 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments
At August 20th The Sims Zone paid a visit to the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany - the biggest video game trade show in Europe. Of course EA was there as well, showcasing many upcoming games, including Sims titles. We were invited by EA to see exclusive community presentations for The Sims 3 Late Night, the upcoming expansion pack for the Sims 3, and the new stand-alone game The Sims Medieval.
Do you want to know what these games are all about? Our previews of these games are online now!
Go to our Gamescom 2010 special
Wednesday 4 August 2010
The Sims Medieval
Written at 3:00 by Andy - 0 comments
At E3, Rod Humble rambled on about how The Sims Division is going to "take the sims through time, space and theme" and that the first instance of it was about ready. Finding this link from Facebook, I can only take it that "The Sims Medieval" is going to be that. At the moment, there is only a website with a few screenshots but I am sure that this will be fleshed out as the days and weeks go by.
This site can be accessed by
This does not look like an expansion pack and instead looks like a separate product and they anticipate it being released in Spring 2011. At The Sims Zone, we will try and keep you updated with the news as we get it and news about any other trips through time and space that our sims may be making.
Click on the thumbnails for the bigger picture or if you would like to know more, click to read more from the press release.
Wednesday 21 July 2010
The Sims 3 Ambitions - Realistic Goals or Implausible Dreams?
Written at 9:45 by Andy - 1 comment
For now, the time for adventuring is over. It's time to go to work.
The second expansion for The Sims 3 has landed and it is focussing on new professions ranging from sculpting to firefighting to investigating to ghosthunting. After having had some time to look through all of them and more, evaluating the new systems and see whether or not it is able to do what it claims, this is the précis of what has been found.
If you'd like to know more, click here!