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Community Blog: Surf’s Up Sun and Fun Collection
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I have a special surprise for you! Check out what Designer Alan Copeland has to say about this new hot summer set, Surf’s Up Sun and Fun Collection. Available on The Sims 3 Store August 1st!
Hey folks… what’s up? If your answer is anything other than “Surf” go back and reconsider your answer. That’s right, it’s time to grab your board and head on out to the beach because I’m here to show off the “Surf’s Up Sun and Fun Collection”!

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The ESRB Rates The Sims 3 Movie Stuff has discovered the rating listing for The Sims 3 Movie Stuff on the ESRB. As usual, T for Teen, and this rating confirms that all content is now locked.




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Press Release: EA @ Gamescom 2013

EA to showcase this year’s top titles at Gamescom 2013

EA blockbuster titles are getting ready for the biggest gaming event of the year. As of August 21st, hundreds of thousands of gamers will converge in Cologne to discover the power of the next generation of gaming on consoles, PC and mobile. With close to 500 gaming stations for hands-on play opportunity, EA will showcase top titles including Battlefield 4™, EA SPORTS FIFA 14, The Sims™ 4, Need for Speed Rivals, Titanfall™, Command & Conquer™, and select mobile titles from EA All Play, Chillingo and PopCap.

EA Booth (Hall 6):
♦ Battlefield 4
♦ Command & Conquer
♦ FIFA 14
♦ The Sims 4
♦ Need for Speed Rivals
♦ Titanfall
♦ Select mobile titles from EA All Play, Chillingo and PopCap.
At a media briefing planned for Tuesday August 20 at 4pm CEST (Wednesday August 21 at 12.01am AEST), EA executive and creative leaders will unveil new content and services from the portfolio of upcoming titles. Go to for a live stream of the press conference on Tuesday and daily coverage of EA gamescom titles, interviews, live gameplay and more from Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 August.
EA Press Briefing: Tuesday, August 20, 4pm (doors open at 3pm)
Palladium, Schanzenstraße 36, Cologne, Germany
Behind Closed Doors Game Presentations: August 21-23
EA Business Lounge, Hall 5.1 / A010; *by appointment only*

Battlefield 4, Command & Conquer, Need For Speed Rivals, Titanfall, FIFA 14, EA SPORTS FIFA World, EA SPORTS UFC, The Sims 4 and select titles from EA Mobile and Chillingo.


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Sims 3 Store: Thursday Sneak Peek
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I bet you guys were waiting for this, right? You can handle any heatwave with the new set coming out this Thursday, August 1st! Can I just say I’m obsessed with the swimwear too? Can’t wait to try them all on!

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Community Blog: Let’s Go Into the Future


We bounce around a ton of ideas around here for expansion packs, but I can think of very few that generated the amount of excitement as the idea for time travel. When I say “time travel,” I’m not just talking about new technology and a new way of life in a futuristic setting—though that’s a big part of it—but also about giving you the ability to travel to the future and back again, with your actions in the present having repercussions in the future. We knew it was going to be a challenge to work out the gameplay mechanics to achieve this, but that was one of the things we were most excited about.


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The Sims Live Broadcast 7/30/13 (Replay)


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Origin Update – 7/29/13


For those who use Origin’s Download Manager, there is a new update available today. The full version after update will be Version – 233778
(Version before Update: – 227642.)




Reminder: The Sims Live Broadcast Tomorrow


The Sims 3 Live Broadcast is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30th @ 10am Pacific! As usual, we will host the live event right here on SimsVIP, and have a replay available for those who miss it.


Join us on Tuesday, July 30 at 10AM PDT for The Sims 3 Into the Future Live Demo! We’re excited to be able to show you how you’re going to be able to play with life like never before in a world set hundreds of years into the future.
In addition, we’re also holding a Q&A session with our producers immediately following the demo. Tune into #TS3IntoFuture on July 30 and see what the future has in store for you.