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Here's the 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff launch blog from Sarah Holding, Associate Producer for The Sims 3...

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

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Posted by: SimGuru_UK
Categories: Screenshots  PC/Mac Game  Stuff Pack 

Hey Simmers, here's the latest blog from SimGuruSarah talking all about the 90s! Enjoy...

'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!

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Posted by: SimGuru_UK
Categories: Screenshots  PC/Mac Game  Stuff Pack 

The 1980’s…big hair, loud clothes, neon arcades…everything was over the top! This was the decade of my birth (Quick! Guess my age! No...wait…don’t…) and it’s an era I remember vividly.

Music was a very important part of the 80’s. The cassette tape, big boom box stereos, rock music…I remember lying on the floor of my bedroom listening to the radio and waiting patiently for my favorite song to come on so I could record it to a mix tape. Fortunately for my Sims, they have robust control over the radio and the ability to skip from song to song while listening to the brand new “Boomin’ Box” which is – you guessed it! – a massive boom box stereo! 

The Sims 3 70's, 80's, & 90's Stuff Pack captures the rock’n’roll spirit of the 80’s with an awesome new guitar, and five new facial make-up options including a lightning bolt over the eye and a new three-shade eye shadow. My favorite outfit for men from the 80’s is a top and bottom set we call the “Glam Rock Lace Up” duo. It’s a leather shirt (with lightning bolts on the sides!) with laces up the front, and matching pants with laces down the side

There are some really great clothing assets for women in this decade! Some of the most iconic looks are most appropriate for the gym, but we also have a prom dress, an 80’s grunge t-shirt, and a hot pink long sleeved shirt paired with a mini-skirt a really big belt.

Video games were popular and the 1980’s were the heyday for the arcade and we celebrate with the new “Blips Vs. Pixel” arcade machine. There is also a new “Neonis Foosball Table,” but I think that’s getting into the realm of the 1990’s…

Stay tuned as I’ll be posting a dev blog all about the 90s and the grunge-tastic ways for your Sims to relive that era!

Posted by: SimGuru_UK
Categories: Screenshots  PC/Mac Game  Stuff Pack