Just when you thought it was safe to go back into The Sims 3

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Another month, another Sims 3 add-on. Island Paradise adds houseboats and beach resorts. Intriguing, but that doesn’t necessarily make me want to jump back into The Sims 3. This, however, does:

…players can snorkel and scuba dive beneath the sea where they will discover an aquatic world filled with sea life, collectibles, caves and sunken treasure. Underwater explorations can lead to many new adventures including befriending mermaids, spotting legendary sea monsters and potentially life-threatening encounters with sharks.

Island Paradise is out today for $40. Yep, $40. With that kind of money, you could buy both Spiderman and Iron Man in Marvel Heroes. You could download about half of the DLC available for Company of Heroes 2. You could buy a copy of XCOM for the iPad and still have a little money left over. I’m downloading Island Paradise as I type this.