The Sims 3 Showtime expansion announced

You may never become famous, and so ultimately live a worthless life, but at least your Sims will get to experience that brief and fleeting moment of happiness, in The Sims 3 Showtime expansion pack for PC and Mac, announced today by EA.

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You may never become famous, and so ultimately live a worthless life, but at least your Sims will get to experience that brief and fleeting moment of happiness. Electronics Arts today announced the Showtime expansion pack for The Sims 3 on PC and Mac, which will let you pressgang Sims into a life before the crowds in March 2012.

As a singer, acrobat, magician, or DJ, your Sims can take to the stage, both in your towns and those of other players. New 'SimPort' social features will let you send Sims to perform in your chum's town, or send them on tour.

As one would expect from a Sims game, you can also customize your stage with props and special effects, building the venue of your Sim's dreams.

The social gubbins will also extend to an in-game social wall for tracking your Sim's progress, boasting of their successes, sending gifts and e-cards, and other such malarkey.

Pre-ordering gets you the 'Ultimate Stage' venue as a bonus, though EA generously presents this as a free upgrade to a 'Limited Edition.'

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    December 6, 2011 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, The Sims 3 Showtime expansion announced.

    You may never become famous, and so ultimately live a worthless life, but at least your Sims will get to experience that brief and fleeting moment of happiness, in The Sims 3 Showtime expansion pack for PC and Mac, announced today by EA.

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      December 6, 2011 7:23 AM

      For a brief moment, when I saw the title I was hoping this expansion was going to incorporate some aspects of Lionhead's The Movies. Instead it seems it is just another package of props and canned animations.

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      December 6, 2011 7:24 AM

      The sims will never end, and i will never understand why people play them.

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        December 6, 2011 7:46 AM

        I feel the same about MMOs and Diablo type games but to each their own.

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        December 6, 2011 8:26 AM

        I think the best thing about The Sims is not really the game, but the stories that you make up surrounding it. This page pretty much sold me on The Sims 3: http://aliceandkev.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/alice-and-kev/

        It's kind of the same with other sandbox games, like Skyrim. It's the crazy possibilities and emergent gameplay that make people love it, not the combat mechanics or the core story.