Well you can pretty much call it unofficially official. The Sims 3 Showtime has made another appearance on a Dutch Retailer site. It’s safe to say this is the name of our next expansion pack.
From the Playfish Forums:
November 18th is our 3rd birthday for our community. In celebration of the 3rd birthday of the Playfish/EA Community and to remind you just how much we appreciate you playing our games we will be giving away FREE gifts for 24 hours! This entire day is about you! Be sure you visit the Playfish/EA Official Forums so you can participate in the 24 Hour Ultimate Gift Giveaway starting on Friday, November 18th GMT!
I will update this post (below) with all the freebies for those of you without a Playfish forum account.
There is a new community poll up on the Sims 3 website! Again, asking us what type of world we would like to see. VOTE ALIENS!!!!
♦ What was a glamorous and exploration-themed weekend getaway on a newly discovered moon has gone awry, and these intrepid vacationers find themselves having to transform themselves into colonists.
♦ Stranded on an alien world, your Sims must utilize the power of science to survive and create a utopian civilization! Cut off from others, your Sims must survive and start a new life.
♦ A large crevice has been discovered in apocolyptic New Sunset Valley. Even with luck on their side, can the descendants of the original Sunset Valley inhabitants survive and thrive amid the ruins?
♦ In a parched wasteland survivors must cope with a harsher environment and quarrelling factions. Amid the ruins of a crash, survivors break into quarreling clans grasping at limited resources.
The Sims 3 Baby Swing allows you to place your infants & toddlers in to sleep or play. There are two pace levels (slow & fast). Children are more likely to sleep on the slower level while becoming nauseous and irritable on fast mode. Believe me you don’t want to deal with hours of crying after!
The Sims 3 Pinball Machine is a new way for your Sims to keep entertained. Children through Elder’s can use the machine alone, or ask to play with others. If you already started playing alone, you can always invite someone to join you. One “extra” feature is that you can check scores. There are already default scores, however you can beat the scores and move up on the board.
It can also break down from time to time, so make sure you handiness skill is up to par.
I don’t normally do in game screens of clothing, however this was a special request by our reader QueenGemini The Photos themselves have the “item” name in their description on Flickr.
Remember the Spring Cleaning earlier this year that removed several sets? Well it seems that the Bayside Kitchen has made it’s way back into the store. I do know that this set is being offered as a prize for completing the new Treasure Hunt, but it is available for purchase separately for 1,175 Simpoints.
No telling how long this will stay up, so if you are in need of the set, grab it!
SimGuruGraham shared concept art of the City Hall building for Pets. I personally like the first one.
So remember that entire two week disaster with Blackberry’s & RIM? Well Blackberry had decided to give all of us $100 of free apps for the inconvenience. Today The Sims 3 & SimsCity Deluxe has been added to the list of free Blackberry Apps. Blackberry users can download both games free of charge.
After leaving The Sims Resource, Newsea has just gone live on their own domain! Registration is free and easy, but some of the hairstyles are Donation only. (appx $10 a month)