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: December 2012
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The 70's are definitely my favorite decade featured in The Sims 3 70's, 80's, & 90's Stuff Pack. This was kind of unexpected for me, because I am a child of the 80's and 90’s, but the 70's objects are really unique and give a totally retro feel to my Sims' homes that I don't think I've really been able to showcase previously.

The Stereophonic Super Cabinet is one of my favorite 70's objects (and probably one my favorite objects in the pack, too). My parents had something similar to it when I was a kid so there’s a little bit of nostalgia there. Unfortunately, er, fortunately, they didn’t make me listen to disco but I can make up for that now with The Sims 3 70's, 80's, & 90's. The pack features three new radio stations, including disco, which I am pretty excited about! The disco beats may sound familiar to longtime Sims fans as they were lovingly resurrected from the original The Sims (yep!) making them an awesome addition to this already retro pack.

The funny thing about objects for the 70's is I can imagine using them not only in a retro themed home, but in a futuristic one too. The Hoverflame Floating Fireplace is really unique and versatile. If you place it outside it literally floats, attached to nothing, making it an interesting patio piece in a space world, don’t you think? The Lightsplosion is a fiber optic decor object featuring a rainbow of color – another great piece for the 70's or the future!

Additionally, the 70's brings us many interesting new options for our Sims to wear. My favorite 70's hair style for women is a short, neatly styled cut. I think it works great for formal and every day wear. There is even a new 70's style moustache for men (and yes, it's available for Elders, too!)

For clothing there are many choices, but the disco attire is definitely the defining look for the decade. The men's disco suit is full body and the open top leaves plenty of room to showcase your Sim's chest hair.

The women have some equally great clothing options too. There is a t-shirt I love that has three stencils: a roller skate, a bicycle and a popsicle. I think it’s an awesome piece for Sims with the Childish trait. And, of course, there are bell bottoms! Not only are these flared legged pants a blast from the past but with their recent revival in today’s fashion, they work for modern looking Sims as well.

That's a wrap on all the fun items you'll find for the 70's decade. I hope you've enjoyed reading about it and we look forward to seeing your comments and feedback.


Sarah Holding, Associate Producer, The Sims 3

05:23 PM
Posted by: SimGuruSarah
Categories: PC/Mac Game  Stuff Pack 

Designer Alan Copeland took some time to write about his thoughts on the brand new venue: The Al Fresco Street Market.

The Sims 3 Monte Vista has been a favorite of mine since I saw the first piece of concept art.  So it should come as no surprise that I’d been equally excited about a venue that ties into such a beautiful, vibrant world.  Additionally, with the high quality harvests that your Sims can get with the SwiftGro Gardening Station and Plants VS. Zombies Sunflower, we wanted to give players something special that ties into that as well.  So I’m very proud to introduce you to the Al Fresco Street Market, featuring the Humble Harvest Fruit, the Veggie Stand and returning favorite, the Lemonade Stand!  

At the Fruit and Veggie Stand, you can buy or sell quality harvestables, books, seeds, or make some extra money tending the stand.  Plus there are new harvestables.  Yep, you read that right.  Your Sims can purchase lemons and eggplants from the Fruit and Veggie Stand!

The other item that comes included in the Al Fresco Street Market is the Lemonade Stand. Trust us, it does more than just let you make juice out of lemons.  Your Sim kids can squeeze all sorts of harvestables by using this stand. They can even get eggplant juice for your Vegetarian Sims!  

The doctor is most definitely “IN” with the Lemonade Stand as your Sims can stop by to get psychiatric help from kids tending the stand.

Additionally, the Lemonade Stand is a great place to have a romantic picnic, get a cool drink, meet a new Sim, or just relax over a game of chess. Below are a series of screenshots of the Al Fresco Street Market in the world of The Sims 3 Monte Vista. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading all about the Al Fresco Street Market! Just a tip – as SimGuruTatertot has mentioned in her blogs, if you decide you want the Al Fresco Street Market in The Sims 3 Monte Vista and haven't purchased this world yet, you can get a great deal with the $35 Monte Vista Simpoint bundle, since you get a discount on just enough points to get this venue with Monte Vista. 

05:00 PM
Posted by: SimGuruTaterTot
Categories: Screenshots  PC/Mac Game  Stuff Pack