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Hurray diversity!

The Sims 4 is about to get even more inclusive as it removes gender barriers

In an update releasing this Thursday for The Sims 4 all gender boundaries will be removed from the game, meaning you'll be able to dress your sim in every piece of clothing regardless of their gender. Going one step further, players ca...   read

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Origin's sitewide 30% off coupon means Sims 4 and Battlefront deals galore

The Origin store is running a site-wide 30 percent off promo code. Yay! But before you bust out the wallet for Battlefield 1 or Mirror's Edge Catalyst, think again. The discount is rather restrictive for a "site-wide" coupon. You won't...   read

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Video Game Hall of Fame

Six more titles made it into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Can I get an extra-long drum roll, please? (Actually, you know what, let me fetch that. Here we go.) The Strong National Museum of Play has named the second batch of games for its World Video Game Hall of Fame: Grand Theft Auto III, The Leg...   read

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Hall of Fame

These are the latest nominations for the World Video Game Hall of Fame

The Strong National Museum of Play has announced the 15 finalists nominated to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Following "thousands" of votes from over 100 countries around the world, the final winners will be announced ...   read

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The Sims Pokemon
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This fake crossover of The Sims and Pokemon actually looks fun

The Sims gets a lot of shit. Sure, it has DLC and expansions coming out of the rafters, but historically, the core games have been pretty decent -- outside of the latest iteration that stripped out a ton of features of course. Natural...   read

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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...   read

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Free Sims Update

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

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 introduces thre...   read


Two deals on today's Sims 4 Get To Work expansion

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 persona with a deadbe...   read

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Maxis closure

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...   read

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Sims 4 Free Trial

Play The Sims 4 free for 48 hours on Origin

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, starting from the ...   read


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The Sims 4

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

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 with more updat...   read

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The Sims 4 review

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 ...   read

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

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 this month. Th...   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

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 iconic theme to ...   read

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The Sims 4

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

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 than in previo...   read

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Buff Peter Moore

Here's what EA thinks is worth a press conference

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, shirt...   read

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

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 Interesting Man i...   read

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The Sims

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...   read

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

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 more surprising...   read

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The Sims

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 expansion. The Si...   read

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

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 electr...   read

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The Sims

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 said "it's not ...   read

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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...   read

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

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 first time ever...   read

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

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, and it feature...   read

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