Tawdry Tales of Fun in the Sun

WadeSandcastle1In spite of entering the new game with only 1 or 2 of Vlad’s traits, Wade Richter is all about living up to his non-forefather’s lust for life. The same with his wife, Rebecca (Baugh) Richter, who hardly shares anything in common with the original Sarah except her appearance and voice. And her need for woohoo. The second her husband walks through the door she’s spinning into nakedness and waiting for him to join her in the bed. He can’t even stop to say hello or check on the baby. And as he’s going to the bed a second woohoo icon — oh, excuse me, a “relax” icon — appears. It seems once a night is not enough, no matter how tired he is after a long day spent at the office — scuba diving. And holy schmoly, I practically have to teleport him off the houseboat in the morning to get him to pay attention to what I want him to do. Continue reading

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University Life, 2nd Term

University 7Last time we left off with Moe finishing up his first term at Sims University and getting ready to head back to Barnacle Bay. Alone. All by himself. Back to his lonely little fishing shanty. Without his girlfriend, Ashley. So, let’s get on with the story. He was picked up in front of the frat house by the Port-a-Party truck (yeah, me too, I always want to say Port-a-Potty) and mysteri-magically transported back to his island home. Equally mysteri-magical was that he arrived in front of the Port-a-Party warehouse. There was no Port-a-Party warehouse when he left. I was also rather surprised to discover that Mick’s Master Kareoke and the Flying V Coffeehouse had sprung up like mushrooms while we were gone. All three venues were placed without my knowledge (actually when asked if I wanted to place the Showtime venues I quite specifically said “No!”). They are a serious blight to the landscape. But whatever, there they are and since this is just a test game I’m not gonna get all fired up over it.
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University Life, 1st Term

Welcome to Sims University

Welcome to Sims University

Last week (March 5, 2013) EA released the latest expansion pack for The Sims 3 franchise: University Life. A lot of fans have been waiting for this for years. Since I wasn’t hooked on The Sims 2, for me it was just another EP — but just a few days before the release I found a gift card that I didn’t know I had and… well… it was just meant to be. I pre-ordered so that I could have the Limited Edition version with its bonus party pack and patiently awaited its arrival. The day before the big release I received an email telling me that it had been shipped. So I waited some more. When my daughter checked the mail the day after the release, there it was! I think she was more excited than I was and she doesn’t even get to play. (I’m mean… I know… but it’s my computer and she’s not a teen yet. So there. 😛 )
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