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


4:00 AM on 07.01.2014



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 to repair electronics, and the embarrassment of having someone walk in on you while you are looking at a tablet while thinking about penguins on the toilet. If I had a dollar for every time that happened to me, I sure wouldn't be looking for "affordable" apartments, I tell you whut.

What does look new is how your Sims deal with failure. Instead of giving up, it seems as though these new and improved Sims take it on the chin and keep on trying.

I know personally I can't wait to make a family of semi-incestuous luchadores when The Sims 4 releases September 2, 2014. Also, that one Sim wet himself. Someone probably locked him in a room with no toilet.





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


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


No pools or toddlers in The Sims 4 at launch photo


The Sims 4: Aspirations and emotional traits systems shown photo


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


The Sims 4 new build mode shown off in new trailer photo


Creating a character in The Sims 4 is easier than ever photo


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


The Sims 4 releases fall 2014 photo
The Sims 4 releases fall 2014
12:00 PM on 10.22.2013


The Sims 4 is super customizable, uses lots of EMOTIONS photo


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3:15 PM on 07.08.2014
You won't like the explanation for The Sims 4's lack of pools and toddlers

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...more



1:30 PM on 06.27.2014
No pools or toddlers in The Sims 4 at launch

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 ...more



1:00 PM on 06.10.2014
The Sims 4: Aspirations and emotional traits systems shown

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.more



2:23 PM on 06.09.2014
The Sims 4 lets you create and define your sims' personalities

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12:30 PM on 05.28.2014
The Sims 4 new build mode shown off in new trailer

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3:00 PM on 05.14.2014
Creating a character in The Sims 4 is easier than ever

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 ...more



5:00 PM on 05.10.2014
Russia brands Sims 4 18+ because of same-sex relationships

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...more



12:00 PM on 10.22.2013
The Sims 4 releases fall 2014

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 ...more



9:20 AM on 08.20.2013
The Sims 4 is super customizable, uses lots of EMOTIONS

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 ...more





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