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Give your dog a bone in the Sims 4 Cats and Dogs

It astounds me how each new Sims game releases missing practically all of the features from the previous installment's expansion packs. Sure, there may be some fundamental changes to the structure of the game (Sims 2 introduced aging and 3 ...

 
 
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It looks like The Sims 4 is coming to Xbox

The Sims' neighborhood seems set to grow a bit this fall. It seems as if the most recent Sims game is going to break free of its PC-only status and expand to Xbox One. This news comes via a product listing for The Sims 4 on Micros...

 
 
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Review: The Sims 4: Parenthood

After a somewhat tepid launch three years ago, every game pack, update, and expansion released for The Sims 4 has had to find some way to make the barren base game feel as expansive as the many, many Sims games that came before. The Sims 4:...

 
 
 
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If you liked Darkspore you have a week left to play it

EA is pulling the plug on Maxis’ action-RPG Darkspore. The news was announced in December (thanks, PC Gamer) but it seems not many of us noticed… which may be the issue, let’s face it. “Today, we are announcing that...

 
 
 
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The Sims 4 go European with the Get Together expansion

EA has announced a new expansion pack for The Sims 4, the Get Together expansion pack. The new expansion will bring in a European-style city called Windenburg, and is due to be released in November this year. EA has said it is about &ldquo...

 
 
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EA closes SimCity maker Maxis Emeryville

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 IP development t...

 
 
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Sure, I'll take a free copy of SimCity 2000 on Origin

I never thought I'd have this many games attached to my Origin account, but here we are with yet another On the House offer from Electronic Arts I might as well claim. You know, just to have. SimCity 2000 is free (read: free to keep, not fr...

 
 
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Review: The Sims 4

As a growing gamer, Maxis was always one of my go-to developers at a young age. From the original SimCity, to SimAnt, to SimTower, the company was almost infallible in my eyes, and I ate up practically every simulation it had to offer. But ...

 
 
 
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Yep, The Sims 4 will support mods

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 out of a recent C...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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SimCity can finally be played offline

Update 10 is available today for SimCity, meaning you can finally play the game offline. Without an Internet connection. By yourself. Like every single past Sim City game ever. EA has an FAQ on what you can expect, such as how there won't b...

 
 
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It took Maxis six months to rework SimCity for offline

In a blog post, SimCity single-player mode lead engineer Simon Fox has written about the lengthy process required to properly move away from multiplayer. "By the time we're finished we will have spent over six and a half months working to ...

 
 
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SimCity will finally be playable offline

What a difference 48 hours makes. On Saturday we talked about how Maxis was introducing modding to SimCity but were leaving some fairly restrictive rules in place to preserve the integrity of the multiplayer side. Today however, Maxis studi...

 
 
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You can now mod SimCity but only so far

We've said it plenty of times before but mods for PC games are great. Mod support is something I look for in games but it was no surprise that SimCity didn't allow mods. With the game being online all the time I assumed that EA wasn't going...

 
 
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SimCity going futuristic in Cities of Tomorrow expansion

SimCity is due to receive its first major content expansion next week with the release of Cities of Tomorrow, which introduces a host of new building types like drone factories and air scrubbers. Check out the latest trailer above to ...

 
 
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Hey look, SimCity is getting future cities

Are you still playing SimCity?! Anyone? Uhhh, well hey if you somehow still are there's going to be new content launching on November 12 in the form of Cities of Tomorrow. As you can guess by that name, you're going to get buildings that a...

 
 
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SimCity team looking into offline mode

An offline mode for SimCity isn't outside the realm of possibility. Especially not in a world where Blizzard plans to take out its auction houses in Diablo III. (I'm still shocked that's going through.) "Right now we have a team specificall...

 
 
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Maxis talking to fans about mod support for SimCity

Maxis has started a discussion on its forums about possibly allowing user-generated content in SimCity. This is something everyone was screaming for when the game came out, since previous titles were mod friendly. No official plans for mod ...

 
 
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Cities of Tomorrow is your first big Sim City expansion

SimCity had one of the worst launches of any game in the last few years but EA and Maxis are carrying on with plans to grow the core game with a big new expansion entitled Cities of Tomorrow which will arrive in November this year. You can...

 
 
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SimCity for Mac launches on August 29

After being hit with a not insignificant delay, the Mac version of SimCity should be ready for release at the tail end of this month. At least, Maxis and Electronic Arts have announced an August 29 launch -- let's hope things go a bit ...

 
 
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SimCity feedback led to an offline The Sims 4

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. Speaking to Gam...

 
 
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Developers leave Maxis to form new sim-focused studio

A few notable developers who worked on SimCity have left Maxis Software to form a studio of their own with the intent to continue making simulation games. The studio, Jellgrade, has been formed by creative/art director Ocean Quigley, engine...

 
 




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