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70's, 80's & 90's Stuff
Confirmed for worst stuff pack name - y not Decades Stuff
By WoganHemlock, editor

In a Maxis live stream, the next stuff pack for The Sims 3 was confirmed as The Sims 3: 70's, 80's and 90's Stuff. As Maxis put it in the broadcast: It’s a big stuff pack full of all kinds of crazy, awesome and radical content, from the last few decades. This awesome stuff pack is all about taking it back to yesteryear and styling your Sims, in their worlds, with the iconic looks that shaped these Decades. With “The Sims 3: 70′s, 80′s & 90′s Stuff”, you will be able to warp your Sims back to the past. It is set to be released in January 2013.

Poll

By DanPin, columnist
What do you think of 70s, 80s, and 90s Stuff?
 
41
 
99
 
12
 
28
 
7
 

The poll was created at 09:34 on October 18, 2012, and so far 187 people voted.

Horoscopes

By WoganHemlock, mystic fortune teller
AriesLN
You're a winter and should decorate your home accordingly.
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TaurusLN
We are detecting strong vibrations from your 7th house.</sup>
GeminiLN
You should go buy the complete works of Shakespeare off iTunes this month.
CancerLN
You, however, should go torrent 70 copies of Gangnam Style from a Nigerian prince.
LeoLN
YOU JUST LOST THE GAME.recycled from last month :trollface:
VirgoLN
Go buy 500 shares in Floppy Disks, they're bound to be used again.
LibraLN
Keep calm and launch tactical nuclear strikes against Greenland.
ScorpioLN
Your TV reception isn't playing up, Slenderman is just messing with it.
SagittariusLN
wat r u doin? {{USERNAME} stahp
CapricornLN
Use Final Gambit Shedinja.
AquariusLN
Just cause you can eat human flesh doesn't mean you should
PiscesLN
i dunno lol

On the Wiki

By WoganHemlock, editor

This month has seen a few staffing changes here on the wiki which you should probably be aware of. First of all, I'd like to a welcome AsherEire, TheSims23 and Freedom50000 to the admin team. On the topic of staffing, DanPin has voluntarily resigned from his position.

In other news on the wiki, there's a bunch of discussions down at the community portal that could use your input, including a discussion on featured articles, and a discussion on what is consensus?. Discussion on the portal as a whole has been really dry lately, so don't hesitate to weigh in. It doesn't matter if you have one edit or 1000 edits, are a veteral editor or have just joined, we need everyone's input - these discussions help shape the wiki!

Also, I'm trying a new format for news this month, instead of the traditional point form format on the sidebar thing. Feel free to leave me input on how you'd prefer it.

In The Sims

By WoganHemlock, editor

It's been a pretty dry month this month. The recent Maxis Live Bradcast is the only thing of interest which happened, during which the announcement of 70's, 80's and 90's Stuff was made, as well as the announcement of Monte Vista, a new town set to be released in a couple of months. There was also an incident on the broadcast which sent the rumor mill into overdrive, hinting and more or less confirming a University EP fr The Sims 3. No real word on it, it could have been EA trolling us for all we know. Watch the event in full here! props to SimPrograms for posting it

Dusting off The Sims

By LostInRiverview, guest columnist

I recently have had many conversations on the IRC Channel and Wiki Chat about the respective qualities of The Sims, The Sims 2, and The Sims 3. So much comes to mind when I think of each game, and they really are all great games in their own way. But The Sims (a.k.a. The Sims 1) will always hold a special place in my heart.

I own The Sims Complete Collection, just as I have owned every expansion pack in the original series. In fact, I've had The Sims installed on every computer I've ever owned, dating all the way back to 2000 with the very first game.

An extreme bout of nostalgia, brought on partly by ongoing conversations, and partly by listening to the music from the original game, has ultimately resulted in my firing up The Sims for the first time in many months. For all of you who have never ever played The Sims, I hope I can accurately describe to you the game in all it's 2-D, isometric-perspective glory. To those lucky souls who have played The Sims, I hope I can make you remember the good times, like your first Sim date, your first family vacation, your first house party, and so much more... maybe you'll even fire up The Sims for yourself and party like it's 1999 2000!

Starting off
  • The music: The music! I can't talk enough about all the music in this game. Even the neighborhood songs alone are good enough to hum along to, and I've heard them hundreds of times. There's so much great background music too, in Build mode, Buy mode, and while Downtown or on Vacation Island or in Old Town... it's all great!
  • Create a Sim: I was so happy when I opened up CAS for the first time - no waiting! I quickly remembered why it opened so fast, though... the CAS of The Sims is a far cry from what we're used to in the modern games. A few dozen pre-selected heads and a few dozen pre-selected bodies, in three different skin tones - that's it. Throw in a couple kids of each gender, and that's all there is to it. Each Sim comes complete with the personality points system (also featured in The Sims 2) - 25 points you can allocate however you want, to make for example an introverted clean freak comedian, or a slobbish and nasty athlete. Before long I had made a husband and wife pair, and it was time to move them in!
  • §20,000 isn't what it used to be: After buying a house, I started to remember why it was always so tempting to cheat for money in The Sims - when you start buying the necessities (fridge, table, chairs, bed, TV, bookcase, hot tub, Servo, etc), you realize rather quickly that your money disappears long before your Sims' furnishing needs do.
  • Falling in love fast: I realized after moving my couple in that they actually didn't really know each other; a fatal flaw in The Sims that fortunately is remedied in later games. The relationship score between them was 20, which is barely more than an acquaintance. If I was going to get past the first night, I'd have to beef up their relationship and fast; Sims won't share a bed with someone they don't like, after all.
  • The first night: By the end of the first day, my couple was crushing, but not in love. "Good enough" I thought, knowing that Sims will share a bed if they have a crush on each other. By the end of the first day, I had gotten one of my Sims employed as a dishwasher (with a huge §90/day salary!) and was starting to beef up skills. So far I've had no fires, burglaries, broken kitchen sinks or strange phone calls (unfortunately, that means no free money over-the-phone either). All in all, a good first day back in The Sims, and hopefully one of many to come.

I'm excited to continue to experiment in the game, and I hope you do too. I'll be documenting my play-through on my personal blog, and I hope to be back next month to write more about my new experiences in The Sims! Thanks for reading.

From the Editor...

Hey guys. First of all, my apologies with this issue being a bit late and a little short on content, I've been pretty busy this month with school, not to mention news this month is somewhat scant. Once again, sorry guys!

If you've read this issue and thought that you might like to help out, leave me a message on my talk page. I'm always looking for contributions so if you have an idea for something to write, be it game opinions, news, whatever, feel free to let me know. Your help is greatly appreciated!

ђ talk 09:23, October 18, 2012 (UTC) - Newsletter Editor

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