Caption This!


This week’s caption contest has ended, and a winner will be announced in the next 24 hours! Thanks for participating everyone! :D 


Every Friday between 10-11pm Central Time, we will post a brand new Sims 3 game play image for you to caption. Once the post goes up, you will have until Sunday at 12:00pm to come up with a “caption” for the image shown in the post. On to the rules

♦ Be original and creative. Creativity goes a long way!

♦ Do not post any offensive, vulgar, discriminatory, or NON “PG” comments. There are readers of all ages on the site, so please keep it clean.

♦ Do not steal someone else’s caption as your own. 

♦ You can post as many captions as you’d like. (Preferably in one comment)

♦ Everyone around the world can participate. 

♦ Comments close at 12:00pm on Sunday. 

Please post your Wishlist when commenting.


Once comments close on Sunday, we (SimsVIP) will go through all the captions and select a winner. The (one) person with the most creativity in their caption will win, and the winner will be announced sometime on Sunday evening, or Monday morning. The winner will receive 200 simpoints worth of random wishlist items. Make sure to post your wishlist when commenting!


Now that you’ve read all of the above, Caption This Photo! 

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Sims 3 Store: Sales Page Update


Click Below! – Thanks KS71!



Amazon Sale: Digital Games Mayhem (1000+Titles!)


Amazon is holding a “Digital Games Mayhem” on over 1000 titles! This is not necessarily a sale that benefits The Sims series, but I know there are plenty of gamer’s out there who would love to save on other games. Game On!




48 Island Paradise Producer Walkthrough Screens

These are screenshots I took from the producer walkthrough for the Island Paradise Fact Sheet. It occurred to me that everyone may enjoy seeing them separately from the fact sheet itself, so I am posting these so you can peruse them.
I hope you enjoy the screenshots.
Oh, and I updated the fact sheet! Nearly forgot to mention that.

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Island Paradise Origin Exclusive Pre-Order Screens


When pre-ordering Island Paradise via Origin, you will receive the exclusive “Carnaval Costume Pack” with your order. This item will be sent to you in the form of a code when Island Paradise is released, and will be a part of your order regardless of when you ordered from Origin.

Order The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion Pack and you’ll get the exclusive Carnaval Costumes Pack, featuring two new outfits to make your island getaway even more festive!

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The Sims 3 Island Paradise Producer Walktrough


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Wreck_Diver’s Awesome Gift to SimsVIP Readers


As you all know, I host a giveaway on the site for each game that releases, and at the end of May SimsVIP will run a giveaway for Island Paradise as well. This time, the giveaway is getting an awesome gift from a very special person!
Wreck_Diver (both on official forums and SimsVIP) has kindly donated a copy of Island Paradise for our upcoming giveaway. The copy includes a physical or digital copy of the game (winner chooses), and the pre-order bonus that comes with the game.
Now you may be asking, what makes this giveaway contribution so special? Well Wreck_Diver is not just any ol’ simmer, he is a great asset to this country. Here’s his story:


large I am a Professional Firefighter / EMT with over thirty SCUBA certifications encompassing Recreational, Public Safety, and Technical Mixed Gas Diving. 
I’ve dove under ice on Cape Cod, dove in caves in Mexico, wondered about locomotives in 90 feet of water off America’s Hometown, penetrated German U-boats 130 feet underwater off Rhode Island, circled freighters 165 feet deep off Florida, got stuck in a sunken shopping cart 30 feet underwater while looking for a drowning victim in zero visibility.
There isn’t too much I haven’t done or seen in the water, so needless to say, I am ecstatic about seeing SCUBA represented in Island Paradise (and whether or not the developers heeded my detailed explanations why “Running out of oxygen” should be corrected to “Running out of air.”)
About a decade  ago, I was diving the wreck of the Pinthis, a 208 foot coastal tanker that was carrying a half million gallons of high octane petroleum in 1930 when it collided in the fog with a passenger ferry called the Fairfax. The collision caused an explosion and the Pinthis sank with all 19 crewmen.  Thirty passengers on the Fairfax died in the inferno as well.
I was on the wreck on the 75th anniversary of the loss, serenely frog kicking 105 feet below the surface when I suddenly heard Cher singing “I Got You Babe.”
I was MORE than a little freaked out and when my jaw dropped, I lost my regulator and I lost my air supply.  It wasn’t until the song shifted to Bob Marley’s “We’re Jamming” that I realized the charter boat captain hung an underwater speaker over the side of the boat and dropped it in the water so the divers could listen to the captain’s choice of music.
I am interested in sharing my love of the Sims and my love of diving with other Sims players by financially sponsoring an Island Paradise Pre-order giveaway (Island Paradise CD or Digital Download AND the Pre-order Bonus.)


As you can see, this awesome gift comes from a man who’s got some amazing and jaw-dropping experiences under his belt. Wreck_Diver will also be featured in an upcoming article in The Sims 3 Official Magazine, so make sure to look out for that when the next issue releases. :)


Sims 3 Store: Fifth Avenue Fashions Now Available
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Fifth Avenue Fashions (1,350 SimPoints) – Are you tired of the casual nature of dress in the business world today? Do you prefer fitted suits, crisp collars and neat pocket squares for men? What about pretty pearls, sophisticated dresses and pompadour hair for women? If so, the Fifth Avenue Fashions Set is dressed to impress! Inspired by business fashions of the early 1960s, this set has a little bit of everything for those who are looking for that classic look.

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Sims 3 Store: Green Baby Dragon Info Page


The Sims 3 Store has updated the Dragon Valley Info Page that now  includes information on the Green Baby Dragon premium content. There is a bunch of information to be found on the info page, but don’t forget to check out the “Green Baby Dragon Blog” posted earlier this week.


Click Below! – Thanks jdeastkntckysims!



Origin’s Exclusive Island Paradise Pre-Order Content

*UPDATE* It has been confirmed via Origin that the “Carnaval Costumes Pack” is indeed the Origin exclusive pre-order bonus for Island Paradise.

ONLY ON ORIGIN: Order The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion Pack and you’ll get the exclusive Carnaval Costumes Pack, featuring two new outfits to make your island getaway even more festive!



Our reader Benji sent us over a screenshot of what may be some extra bonus content coming with an Island Paradise Pre-Order from Origin. As he went to pre-order Island Paradise from Origin Brazil, two extra bonus packs were placed into his cart.
The first one is obviously the Limited Edition survival pack, however, the 2nd pack is yet to be announced. According to the photo provided by Benji, the bonus content is as follows:


♦ Island Paradise Limited Edition Survival Pack

♦ Carnival Costumes Pack

Collection of Free Sims 3 Bonus Objects to release with Island Paradise Free Stuff Pack Promo

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