Origin will be hosting yet another Live Broadcast, this time specifically for Island Paradise! The event will take place on April 16th @ 10am Pacific, and as usual we will be hosting live here on SimsVIP.
The Sims 3 is hosting a Live Broadcast on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM PST. Tune in to catch a new in-depth demo of The Sims 3 Island Paradise (available June 2013) as we’ll be revealing more exciting features that will allow you to play with your own island paradise! Don’t miss out on your chance to be the first to discover what other announcements we have in store for The Sims 3!
Also, remember to Tweet us throughout the show @TheSims3 using the hashtag #TheSims3LB – ask questions, share your thoughts and interact with us! We’ll be taking questions from Twitter and Cover It Live to answer during the show’s live Q&A. Talk to you then.
The first Sims 3 expansion pack of 2013 has arrived. If you played The Sims 2 University, you’ll know more or less what to expect from The Sims 3 University Life. And if you liked that expansion pack, you’ll really love this one. As the name suggests, University Life adds the ability for Sims, young adult and older, to attend university and potentially earn a degree that will give them a bit of an advantage over less educated Sims.
When you first start up your household, a university mascot will bring you a welcome kit. Among other goodies, this kit contains an aptitude test that Sims can complete. It analyses their personality, skills and job experience, and awards credit for appropriate degrees. For instance, an artistic Sim with a high painting skills will receive credits towards a Fine Art degree. They may even earn a scholarship to reduce study fees.
It seems like the folks at EA just keep coming up with new ideas for expanding their The Sims 3 computer game. The Sims 3: University Life may not be a fully original idea by the development team (The Sims 2 had a similar expansion), it brings a number of new elements to the aging casual game franchise with mixed results.
As the title rather suggests, University Life opens up the higher education system for younger and older Sims alike. They’ll not only be able to attend college, but will also earn a degree to give them an edge employment-wise over Sims without a college degree — much like real life (stay in school, kids!).
The Sims™ 3 Island Paradise Limited Edition includes the exclusive Island Survival Pack
The Island Survival pack equips your Sims with the necessities to scrape together an existence on a deserted island, fashion a makeshift home on a floating barge, build and escape to a minimalist retreat in the middle of the ocean—or enjoy these back-to-basic pieces in the comfort of civilization!
With more items than any previous Limited Editions from The Sims 3, your Sim will have everything they need to sport that island survival look, from tattered togs to shipwreck-inspired furnishings. With the Island Survival Pack, your Sims will be ready to simplify their lives in an island paradise!
♦ The stories of paradise lost…and found – From telling the tale of your Sims stranded at sea to decorating an austere stilted home, you can build and play out new stories that show off a different side of island paradise.
♦ Bring the island into your Sim’s home – Furnish their homes with one-of-a-kind shipwrecked-chic items. Your Sims can drift off to a perfect night’s sleep in a canopy bed, made of re-purposed driftwood.
♦ More Limited Edition content than ever before – packed full of clothing, furniture, and décor options that will allow you to extend the way you play with your own island paradise.
For those who use Origin’s Download Manager, there is a new update available today. The full version after update will be Version 184.108.40.206 – 218578
(Version before Update: 220.127.116.11 – 217717.)