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Free Sims Update

The Sims 4's May the 4th update brings free Star Wars costumes


Sick of this joke yet?
May 04
And to think, I almost made it the entire day without hearing a "may the fourth be with you" joke. EA is celebrating everyone's favorite non-holiday by releasing a free Star Wars-themed update for The Sims 4. The update ... read
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Two deals on today's Sims 4 Get To Work expansion


Meet expansion 1 of 27
Mar 31
The "Get To Work" expansion pack to The Sims 4 was released earlier today on Origin for $39.99. The first of what is expected to be many (and we're talking many), the expansion allows you to further enrich your in-game person... read
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Maxis closure

EA closes SimCity maker Maxis Emeryville


First SimCity (2013), now this
Mar 04
Another studio with a storied legacy has fallen under Electronic Arts. The Emeryville offices of Maxis, the force behind simulation games like The Sims, SimCity, and Spore, shut down today. EA says it's "consolidating Maxis I... read
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Sims 4 Free Trial

Play The Sims 4 free for 48 hours on Origin


Breathing virtual life into Origin Game Time
Jan 23
Electronic Arts has added The Sims 4 to its Origin Game Time program, which offers a trial period on some major releases in the Origin library. Players can install The Sims 4 now through Origin and play free for 48 hours, sta... read
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The Sims 4

Your Sims can now 'accidentally' drown in the The Sims 4


Pools are back
Nov 04
The Sims 4 was notably missing pools at launch, though something tells me many of us weren't playing the game then. As an on-again, off-again Sims player, I passed. If you're waiting for The Sims Studio to flesh out the game ... read
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The Sims

The Sims 4 is getting pools, ghosts, and Star Wars costumes


As free updates
Oct 01
Pools. Get to the pools! They were notably absent from The Sims 4 at launch but they're arriving in November as a free update. Sim deaths are going to skyrocket. Speaking of which, more immediately, the game is adding ghosts... read
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Seinfeld in Sims

If you loved the '90s more, you'd have made Seinfeld's apartment in The Sims 4


Kramer bursting through door is DLC
Sep 05
Anyone that can play bass guitar inevitably always gets asked the question "Can you play the Seinfeld theme?" (Duh, obviously.) That's probably why they bought a bass in the first place -- to lay down the groove to the i... read
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The Sims 4

Make your own hideous Sims in The Sims 4: Create-a-Sim demo


Remember Spore?
Aug 13
Available now on Origin, you too can create various facsimiles of human life with The Sims 4's Create-a-Sim demo. The demo will give players a sneak peek into the new Sim creation process, which looks a lot more involved... read
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Buff Peter Moore

Here's what EA thinks is worth a press conference


It's a buff, shirtless Peter Moore
Aug 13
At the EA press conference earlier, Peter Moore stood on stage and showed off various modes in The Sims 4. None of that was important though. This is the most important piece of information to come from the presentation. Behold: buff, shirtless Peter Moore. You're welcome. read
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The Sims 4

The Sims 4 'Weirder' series tells the story of an incredibly not weird man


And Amber...It's Amber
Aug 07
EA made a video series called "Weirder Stories" to showcase the wacky lives of some theoretical citizens in the upcoming The Sims 4, and then literally made the most dull character it could. Cribbing from Dos Equis' "Most In... read
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The Sims

Yep, The Sims 4 will support mods


You'd certainly hope so
Aug 04
The Sims 4 won't "include every single feature and piece of content we added to The Sims 3 over the last five years," according to its developers, but modding? Yeah, that's not going anywhere. Sims VIP has recapped details ou... read
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Freebies

So, uh, EA is giving out The Sims 2 Ultimate for free


All expansion and 'stuff' packs included
Jul 23
EA recently announced the end of its technical support for The Sims 2 and in doing so said that players would be given a free The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection upgrade as thanks. That was an unexpected move, but this one's even ... read
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The Sims

You won't like the explanation for The Sims 4's lack of pools and toddlers


They weren't crucial to the vision
Jul 08
The Sims 4 will not launch with the option to give your Sims a pool, or have them go through the toddler life stage, as has been the case in prior games. Presumably, those features are coming post-launch, most likely in an ex... read
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The Sims 4

Like me, The Sims 4 keeps getting 'Smarter and Weirder'


Maybe just weirder in my case
Jul 01
In a new gameplay trailer released today, fans were given a sneak peek at the latest entry to the Sims franchise, The Sims 4. Many of the old Sims tropes abound, such as electrocuting yourself when you attempt to learn how t... read
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The Sims

No pools or toddlers in The Sims 4 at launch


Well that's crummy
Jun 27
The new Build Mode for The Sims 4 looks fantastic in that it just works -- you aren't fighting with the tools to design something halfway decent looking. There's one problem, though: no pools! In a blog post, The Sims Studio ... read
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Preview
We've seen some of the key features of The Sims 4 since its announcement around this time last year.. We know, for example, how easy it is to create your character, and we've seen how they've overhauled the game's build mode. But Maxis has only briefly touched on how you'll create and develop your character's goals and emotions. We saw a bit more of how that works at a recent pre-E3 briefing. read feature

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Sims 4

The Sims 4 lets you create and define your sims' personalities


Also, you can die from laughter
Jun 09
Want to play The Sims 4 with a hot-headed athlete? Or maybe as a hopeless romantic? That's going to all be possible, as The Sims 4 grants the player more freedom to craft the sims that they want. For the ... read
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Metal as hell

Get stuck in the metal with this 17-minute tribute to video games


Make the gamers dance 'cause he's rock 'n' rollin'
May 31
What's more metal than a 17-minute instrumental medley featuring some of your favorite video game tracks? Anything Nathan Explosion touches, but that's beside the point. This impressive project was three years in the making,... read
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The Sims 4 new build mode shown off in new trailer


Insta-house
May 28
They've improved the build mode for the Sims, and you'll see exactly how it works in this new trailer for the The Sims 4. Instead of messing with little individual pieces, you can now simply slide around whole rooms, with th... read
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Creating a character in The Sims 4 is easier than ever


Manipulate with ease
May 14
Oh right, there's a new Sims game in the works! Here's a new trailer for The Sims 4, specifically featuring how you'll be able to create your very own Sim. The new character creator has been overhauled, as the system is now ... read
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CENSORSHIP!!!!!!

Russia brands Sims 4 18+ because of same-sex relationships


Putin the Sims in jail
May 10
Look, The Sims can get villainous. You play god and can deprive a simulated individual of basic necessities or trap them in a swimming pool or whatever. But Adults Only? Due to a backwards 2012 law that restricts the promotio... read
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Indie Game The French Movie
This is confusing, but cool. Pixel Heart is going to be a documentary that visits a bunch of talented, global folks in videogames -- Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Rez), Robin Hunicke (Sims, Journey), Edmundo Bordeu (Zeno Clash), Mark H... read feature

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The Sims

The Sims 4 releases fall 2014


Recreate your friends and family and do terrible things to them
Oct 22
Electronic Arts has given the heads up that The Sims 4 will be out in fall 2014. Good to know. I always like it when a full numbered Sims is about to release because then I can concentrate on it and not feel like I'm missing ... read
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The Sims 4

The Sims 4 is super customizable, uses lots of EMOTIONS


If I knew Simlish I'd put some here
Aug 20
We knew that The Sims 4 was coming, but the game was finally detailed and shown off at Gamescom today. Gameplay will largely have to do with emotions, so if your Sim is pissed off they won't be able to flirt and so you ... read
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Titanfall will be playable to the public at gamescom


As will a bunch of other Electronic Arts games
Jul 31
Electronic Arts will be at gamescom in a big way this year, and they're bringing a big lineup of games that people can get hands-on with. The most notable being Titanfall, our game of the show for E3. Fans can also play Battl... read
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SimCity

SimCity feedback led to an offline The Sims 4


EA is 'making changes to the business practices that gamers clearly donít like'
Jul 24
The disastrous launch of SimCity is over and done with. Emerging from the wreckage with two million sales and counting, Electronic Arts is considering allowing the game to be played offline like many of us originally wanted. ... read
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Sims 3: Dragon Valley

The Sims 3: Dragon Valley lets you play with baby dragons


It's like The Sims Medieval, but not
Jun 03
The Sims 3: Dragon Valley is a new medieval-themed world available from The Sims 3 Store. A family has moved into town and they brought some baby dragons with them. There is a story between two quarreling families trying to ... read
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Wolfenstein's New Order, EA Wars & Presidential Nad-Kicks


The Destructoid Show eats pizza and stays up late
May 07
Today's Destructoid Show is here to tell you all the worst news about video games. And also some good news, too, I guess. Wolfenstein: The New Order has been announced, and it has robots. Disney has handed over the Star Wars... read
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Yes, it's playable offline
In a short, rather bland announcement, Maxis has announced its next project: The Sims 4. It's due out on Windows and Mac next year, and that's about all we know at this time. I mean, it is The Sims -- not like folks need much... read feature

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Care for a game of juice pong?
The Sims 3: University Life is expansion pack number nine for The Sims 3, and it's essentially a re-hash of the University expansion for The Sims 2. If you decided today you wanted to start playing The Sim... read feature

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Worst company in America? You decide.
It wasn't much of a surprise when Electronic Arts was recently voted the Worst Company in America by readers of Consumerist for the second year in a row. Though the game publisher's sins are arguably less substantial than tho... read feature

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EA scrapping The Sims Social, SimCity Social


Oh, and Pet Society ... ha ha
Apr 15
The Sims Social is being scrapped by Electronic Arts, along with fellow Facebook games SimCity Social and Pet Society. In the case of SimCity, this will be a case of a game shutting down less than a year after launch. That wh... read






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