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The Sims 4 is super customizable, uses lots of EMOTIONS


9:20 AM on 08.20.2013



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 might have to have them punch a punching bag for a bit to vent. Emotions are powered by "SmartSim," a bullshit buzz word that they threw out there for whatever reason.

Customization was one of the biggest elements shown off at the show, both of the houses and the Sims themselves. Room sizes can be extremely customized by dragging each to the desired length and width. The same goes for the Sims, as customizing a character is like "playing with clay." Noses, shoulders, and just about everything can be screwed around with just like the opening of Mario 64

There's already a website for The Sims 4 and you can apparently already pre-order it if you'd like. YEAH!





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


Here's what EA thinks is worth a press conference photo


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


Yep, The Sims 4 will support mods photo


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


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No pools or toddlers in The Sims 4 at launch

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