Via SimGuruTaterTot (yum!)
While introducing some of the amazing work SimGuruSparkle has created, SimGuruSmitty also confirmed that another store world is in the works! SimGuruSparkle has worked on several Expansion worlds, and all Store worlds.
You know that map you love so much in Aurora Skies? You can thank @SimGuruSparkle! You should see what she's dreaming up for the next world!
— Lisa Smith (@SimGuruSmitty) June 18, 2013
During today’s The Sims Live Broadcast, we were introduced to Lead Concept Artics of The Sims 4, Albert Truong. Albert gave us a first look at the design of The Sims 4 “Sim”, and a short backstory into the creation of these new Sims.
Ryan: Why don’t you take us through what went into this concept sketch?
Albert: These characters, what we’re trying to go for, is a little bit of a sexier, cooler, design, a little more appealing. Something more on the painterly effect, but we didn’t want to go towards a realistic thing and get into an uncanny valley.
Well these are Sims were making, so they gotta look good. We’ve put a lot of thought into the color and design of the characters, a lot of lightning for the characters, and a little bit of story telling as well. For instance, if you take a look at her, she’s probably a teen rockstar or a musician trying to get into a band or something.
We pulled a lot of inspiration from animated films, from american illustrators, to get that pseudo painterly effect. And we’re hoping that all of these come together, to show the fans something they have never seen before in any of the other iterations of the Sims.
That’s right folks! The Sims team has officially announced that The Sims 4 will take center stage on August 20th, 2013, during EA’s Gamescom Press Conference. During Gamescom, we will get our very first look at The Sims 4 and what it’s all about! Mark your calendars!
For those of you planning on pre ordering The Sims 3 Island Paradise, know that you only have a week left to do so! Pre Order from Origin to ensure you get all the exclusive Limited & Origin Bonus Content!
Also, The Sims 3 Island Paradise Community Challenge goal has been met, so all players in North America will receive a free code to download The Sims 3 Barnacle Bay! EU/UK players, you guys have a special “Free Stuff Pack” promotion, so head to Origin for details!
Remember to Remove Custom Content and MODS before updating. Check with your modding community for updates post patch.
The Superpatch and other patches listed below are official patches hosted directly on the EA servers. These are the patches used to manually update your game. When downloading any patches below, you are downloading directly from EA’s servers.
Super Patch (All Regions) ~ Download (1.3 GB)
Incremental Manual Patching below should only be applied from patch 1.50
Region 1 (USA) – Download (250 MB)
Region 2 (Europe, Australia & rest of the world) – Download (250 MB)
Region 3 (Asia) – Download (250 MB)
Region 5 (Japan) – Download (250 MB)
Region 17 (Digital Game Version) – Download (250 MB)
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This weekend’s caption contest now has a winner! Congrats to marco polo for coming up with the winning caption on this week’s photo! The next caption will be posted this Friday, so be back for more fun then.