Pool Table (and Photo Booth) returning for University?

Remember how Showtime was the debut EP for pool tables? Since EA normally does the live chats with only the base game and currently featured EP installed (Seasons was supposed to be the exception because of the weather stone), I couldn’t help but notice that there was a pool table in the student union building…

And what’s more, one of the hosts pointed out that there was also a photo booth! Is it just me or is that two things from Showtime? Also, weren’t coffee houses also introduced with that EP? Mind you, they were rabbit holes, the new ones are supposed to be open (hope for restaurants and bars yet?)

This isn’t the first time EA has made EPs with content & features that had been previously introduced as part of another EP…

  • Bunk beds made their first appearance in Generations and returned for Supernatural
  • Hot tubs came with Outdoor Living and Late Night but have also shown up as Premium Content via the Sims 3 Store, and in multiple EPs
  • Arcade machines also came with Late Night but have shown up on the Sims 3 Store, and in other EPs/SPs
  • Fireworks first appeared with World Adventures but also appeared in Katy Perry Sweet Treats, Seasons, and as part of a free store set
  • The Vampire Life State was reintroduced (and expanded upon) from Late Night to Supernatural
  • Along with Vampires, Plasma Fruit and Plasma Juice (as well as their vegetarian counterparts) were available in both Late Night and Supernatural
  • Dance floors came with Late Night, although there is one available with Seasons

Given time I’m sure the community could think of more, although if they’re going to re-release anything, I’d like to see more variations of Elevators and Pro Bars. Perhaps some spiral staircases (or spiral slides xD) One good sign is that pool tables are tied to a skill, as are professional bars!


University, Island Life… Time Travel?

Well it looks like we’re going to see yet another… no wait. Not one, not two, but THREE new expansion packs! The Sims 3 University is due to be released sometime in March, followed by Island Paradise somewhere in June, and (I refuse to say lastly) an unnamed expansion pack reported to be about time travel and the future. Myself, I’m hoping they do NOT choose that one to end the sims 3 series. Some have (rightly) pointed out that it would be a fitting way to conclude the series, and while it’s hard to deny that, I’m still in the group that wants to squeeze in just a bit more!

I’ve heard pleads for Farming, the return of Open for Business (which may or may not be lumped in with Island Paradise), carnivals, and much more! I’d like to see at least one more pack after the future one, regardless of what it may be. I’m sure we’ll get more store content in the meantime, what with a new premium content item being released every month or so. Between the Massage Table, Baby Changing/Bathing station (that surprisingly does let you attend to your burritos)  and everything else, I’m confident that there’s still much more to come!