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: January 2013
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Just announced yesterday is the all-new digital world, The Sims 3 Aurora Skies. Here you will discover breathtakingly beautiful sites set in a quaint, coastal town that features the very best of outdoor living. 

Sims that live here can take a soothing swim in the steaming geothermal lake.

Hike up to the edges of towering waterfalls and take in the astounding views of Aurora Skies – or swim to the base of the waterfall to revitalize mind, body and spirit through the pureness of this setting. 

Additionally, Sims looking for a romantic evening can take a night stroll under the dome of the vibrant, multi-colored sky.

Lastly, Sims will settle in nicely with the diversity of new-aged and  and historic homes, featuring the best of eco-friendly living. 

The Sims 3 Aurora Skies is the ultimate getaway for Sims searching for a change of pace, searching for the great outdoors or searching for themselves. 
For those that have The Sims 3 Seasons installed, check out what The Sims 3 Aurora Skies looks like in winter!

The Sims 3 Aurora Skies will be available for digital download from The Sims 3 Store on February 21, 2013! For more information on Aurora Skies, and to join the discussion -- click here!

If you would like to see more of this beautiful new world, save the date for The Sims 3 Live Broadcast on Thursday, February 14 at 10:00 AM PST. We’ll be revealing a sneak peek of the world during the show and also featuring an extended bonus demo of Aurora Skies afterwards, so be sure to stay tuned.


09:00 PM
Posted by: SimGuruTaterTot

Hi All,

Now that the game is available, I want to share with you a little bit about the new music in The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff Pack! We have three new radio stations, one for each decade – Disco, Rock and Rap.

The Disco station is a nostalgic look back at the 1970’s…and the original The Sims game! That’s right, the disco tracks featured in The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s are the original disco songs from The Sims!

The Rock station is extra special because it features a song performed by one of our fans, Julian Conroy! We discovered Julian on YouTube and LOVED his rendition of the original music from The Sims so much that we featured it in The Sims 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff Pack! We love interacting with our community and seeing (and hearing!) your creations, so keep sharing them with us…who knows, maybe one day you will be featured in one of our games!

The Rap station features slammin’ songs from The Sims House Party Expansion Pack, another nostalgic nod to the original The Sims. All the musical talent are from the Oakland, CA area – free styling to the beats created by our very own audio team!

So what are you waiting for? Put on your bellbottoms, leotards or flannel and warp your Sims back in time in The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff Pack!

Thanks for reading and Happy Simming!
-Sarah Holding, Associate Producer for The Sims 3, aka SimGuruSarah

10:42 PM
Posted by: SimGuruSarah
Categories: Stuff Pack 

‘Sup, Simmers? SimGuruSarah here to tell you about the slamminist decade featured in The Sims 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff Pack – that’s right, it’s time to go back to the 1990s!

Video games, hip hop music and talk shows were all the rage in the 90s. But grunge was really where it was at. Although grunge music was first introduced in the 80s, it became commercially successful in the 90s and sparked a new wave of generational lifestyle. Inspired by this, The Sims Studio wanted to focus the 90s portion of this stuff pack on the unkempt and industrial look of the grunge 90s in both clothing and home décor.

Here are some of our new items.

We have a new living chair, “Designer Distress Easy Chair,” with a matching steel “IndustroShelf” bookshelf and a “Create-a-Table” end table.

There is even a new industrial-themed potted plant to decorate your home with! 

The grunge scene is well represented with ripped jeans and baggy t-shirts for both male and female Sims.

Fashion in the 90s was all about tying sweaters around your waist (and jackets…and sweatshirts…hey, at least it’s better than the fanny pack from the 80s, right?), layered t-shirts, and, of course, parachute pants! Okay, maybe only “celebrities” wore parachute pants but guess what? Now your Sims can too!

Whether you want to tell the tale of the penniless aspiring musician, an up and coming party rockin’ hip-hop star, or dedicated groupie, the 90s offers your Sims many new stories to tell!

Thanks for reading and be sure to join me today at 10:00 AM PST as I’ll be taking over The Sims 3 Twitter account to answer all your questions about The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff.

Talk soon!

05:49 PM
Posted by: SimGuruSarah
Categories: Stuff Pack