The Sims 3′s Pets expansion came out last night, and it looks like some of the more serious bugs have been squashed (mainly, the Photography bug that caused the entire world to freeze in place, and that other bug that sent your mood south after your full-night’s rest Moodlet wore off). I also like the fact that you can control your pets’ actions, instead of them acting on their own like in The Sims 2. Now I can make my very own “Crazy Cat Lady” scenario…or perhaps become a champion jockey. Hmm…
Also, Dungeon Defenders came out today. I’d been waiting for this tower-defense-action-RPG to come out since last year, and was getting frustrated ever since my Impulse pre-order was cancelled when GameStop bought the service out. I think I got a better pre-order bonus out of the deal, though (even if the price had jumped up from $10 to $15 in the interim) – by buying the game from Steam early, I saved 10% on the purchase price AND got a Portal Gun (a weapon for the Huntress class) and four Team Fortress 2-based familiars. I probably won’t get to use any of them until I’ve leveled up significantly in the campaign, though.
Yesterday, my family held another yard sale. We got the word out by hanging up signs all around our block as early as 8 in the morning. We would have tried to do it on Friday, but the rain and storms would have just washed them away. On that front, I think we did pretty well, but I honestly don’t know how much we sold…there were still tables full of merchandise by the time we chose to end it. I tried to auction off my PlayStation 2 Guitar Hero collection (with the first three games), but to no avail. Nobody seemed to be interested in my computer keyboard/mouse combo, either. I think we might have somewhat better luck if we took our wares to a flea market. More space, more varied clientele, and a better chance of getting our merchandise sold.
We went to the flea market Upper Darby High School today. It looked like there was going to be a big storm early, so we went in the morning to avoid the rain. Luckily, the weather held up long enough for us to get some good stuff. I came away with a couple of Xbox 360 games on the cheap (Saints Row and Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation) as well as Tak and the Power of Juju on PS2 and a handful of Prima Strategy Guides on almost all of the Sims 2 expansions (I didn’t get one for Apartment Life).
The next event is going to happen on September 11. I may try to get in touch with school officials to see how much it would cost to reserve a space. It might be hard for us to fit a table into the car, but if we could pull it off, I think it would totally be worth the effort.