18 January 2012

Katy Who?

So there was another announcement about TS3 Showtime today ... lucky us, there's now a collector's edition with Katy Perry themed content.  Yeah, she's a "superstar" it seems and that's the kind of thing that appeals to the Sims 3 fanbase.  Apparently. 

I didn't think they could make this EP sound any less desirable ... but they've really hit a new low.  Giant fruit stage decorations and a bright pink wig count as themed content now.  What's more, Katy still can't sing in Simlish ... or even in English for that matter.  Oh well, just one more annoying Sim to feed to the cowplant.  

6 comments:

Zeriday said...

i couldnt agree more. what i also find amusing, is this obvious teen focused advertising when their site is anything but 'teen friendly'

hag1TSOTSO said...

I think Katy Perry is the new creature...Lol :-P But it seems like that EA is trying to add all these goodies that appeal to the younger crowd in an effort to compensate for Showtime's lack of much content. If you make a half-baked EP and add the right bonus goodies and use the right marketing, then you've got yourself a money-maker. Like others have been saying, Showtime is much like Late Night Part 2. Ever since TS1 I had always wanted another Superstar EP, but it seems that EA split that into two so that they could make more money. I mean I do like the idea of mixing the celebrity aspect with nightclubs and socialites, but if you make such an EP then you should include BOTH sides in it. Sims in Late Night become famous pretty much only become famous for having high skill levers, being high up in their careers, and/or for having a lot of celebrity friends. The performing aspect of Showtime really should have been in Late Night to make it a more wholesome and finished EP. Oh well, I might get it anyway (though I'll make sure to read what others think of it first).

bluebellflora said...

I only know who she is because she was married to Russell Brand. And he's very well known over here.

miss_tickle said...

Yes, I think she's more known for celebrity than music. Just the thing they'd be wanting for Showtime!

miss_tickle said...

She and Liam will have such lovely babies! Pity EA seem to have forgotten about the post-tweenie simmers with lots of disposable income that won't be buying their games any more when they do stuff like that.

miss_tickle said...

I guess they're hoping a dose of saccharine pop will counteract the bad taste their site leaves!