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How The Sims got its same-sex relationships [update]

Update: While Graham originally called out lead engineer Jamie Doornbos as the one responsible for same-sex relationships in The Sims, it was actually one of the general engineers, Patrick J. Barrett III, who added it in. The article has been updated accordingly. The Sims was one of the earliest...

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EA's mobile Daily Deals, 'cause mom will probably get you socks again

EA is keeping up its tradition of doing totally original, never-done-before things with a holiday sale on its mobile games -- wait, we meant "totally predictable, done every year" things. Whatever -- free stuff! EA is offering daily deals on its iOS and Android titles now through Jan. 2, includin...

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Sims Medieval pirate expansion be sailin' this August, matey

The Sims Medieval will receive its first expansion with the Pirates and Nobles pack this August. New features include treasure hunting, with new items like birds (falcons and parrots) and "interrogation chairs," which will subject victims to heinous tickle torture. The game begins with the Pir...

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The Sims Medieval 'special edition' coming, specialness debatable

When we heard that EA would be releasing a "special limited edition" of The Sims Medieval next spring, our minds were filled with images of a replica treasure chest, loaded with fittingly medieval goodies -- perhaps a sword-shaped letter opener? (Okay, so our imaginations are a little unimaginative...

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The Sims Medieval will be in stock at retailers March 2011

We are now less in the dark about the Dark Ages version of The Sims. During its Gamescom 2010 presentation, EA announced a March 2011 release date for The Sims Medieval. This iteration of the mega-popular life adds more than the poor plumbing and widespread illiteracy of the age: it also adds que...

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EA announces The Sims Medieval for PC and Mac

EA is sending The Sims back in time to the dark ages -- wait, is it time for DarkSims already? The publisher has just announced The Sims Medieval, a new series for the PC and Mac that lets you "build up a medieval kingdom, controlling characters from all walks of life, from Kings and Queens, to Kni...

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The Sims 'Medieval' web domains registered

A fan site of all things Simlish, called Infinite Sims, recently uncovered a handful of web domains registered by the ever-stealthy, third-party outfit Corporate Domains, Inc. These reserved addresses could be an indication of an upcoming expansion to the Sims universe -- one that could take the br...

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