The Sims 3 and Makin Magic

I never did get the opportunity to play this EP as I came into The Sims when Sims 2 was out and just before Sims 3 was released.  From what a very dear friend tells me it was one of the best EP’s The Sims had made.

If you’re like me and have no idea what this EP was all about, SimGuruLyndsay is having a broadcast on February 27, 2014 at 10 AM PST.  You can join her on The Sim Twitch channel as two special guests and she play this iconic EP.

Here’s a little history lesson on The Sims  (or commonly referred to as The Sims 1, TS1 ). The Sims  is an actual spin off from Maxis’ co-founder, Will Write’s  game SimCity series. A single player life simulation game, you are able to (as with following TS games); create your Sim, their home, build their life. In essence you (the player) are God. There are seven expansion packs for TS1;

Living Large (in the UK Livin’ it up)

House Party

Hot Date

Vacation (in the UK On Holiday)



Makin Magic

The Sims 1 was released on February 4, 2000 and was the start to The Sims series as we know it today. The Sims 2 (TS2) released in September 2004, The Sims 3 (TS3) released in November 2006 and upcoming The Sims 4 (TS4) set to release fall of 2014.

You can join SGLyndsay on Twitch.TV   February 27 at 10 AM PST.  I still have this nagging question tho. Why? Why are they doing a live broadcast on this EP and why now?  I guess we will find out in due time if there is indeed a reason or if it is just a trip down memory lane.




Still waiting

The Sims 3 or as they now call themselves, The Sims, held a Live Broadcast on Into the Future yesterday, August 22, 2013. However, due to my work schedule at the time I would of been able to view it, I was promptly readying myself for work. A-lass, here I am a day later and still waiting for the replay. I have search the forums looking for an answer, yeah that was a waste of my time, no one is talking about it and the link provided goes right straight to Gamescom and the “live” feed. Um…it isn’t “live” anymore. It’s a bunch of trailers on a replay loop and people talking on a loop. Yeah, I watched the whole dang thing. So instead of providing you information on the upcoming next EP to come out of EA studio’s, I have this to show you, courtesy of Curtis Pradis’ twitter page. Now I’m not exactly sure what you are looking at here, but I’m going to give it a shot. I’m going to guess this has something to do with which type of “Future” you are going to be allowed to travel too. And I’m also going to go out of limb here and say that the reason why Dystopian and Utopian Futures say “Trigger this Event” means there is something that your sim will do or has to do in order to open these two types of futures to be able to travel to. Once the live broadcast is up for viewing, sometime in my near future, I’m hoping they will dive into this a bit more. Until then simmers, keep on simming!