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Seinfeld, Friends casts reunite in The Sims 4 custom content

No one told me life was gonna be this way. Talented The Sims 4 custom content creator IanRoach has duplicated a series of familiar sitcom settings using EA Maxis' life sim franchise as his canvas. Search for Origin user "ian8000" in The Sims 4's Gallery feature and you'll find a faithful...

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The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection free through Origin this week

After recently ending official support for the PC version of 2004's The Sims 2, Electronic Arts is now offering all Origin users a copy of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free, through the end of the month. Users can redeem the expansion-bundled freebie by entering the code "I-LOVE-THE-SIMS"...

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EA addresses exclusion of toddlers and pools in The Sims 4

The Sims 4 producer Rachel Franklin addressed fan concerns in a recent blog post, explaining why the latest game in the series lacks previously introduced features like pools and the toddler life stage. Franklin explains that The Sims 4's redesigned technology base required the team to focus on...

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SimCity offline update launching today, some server downtime

Update 10, which brings offline play to SimCity for the first time, is launching today after successfully coming through final testing. An announcement on the EA forums reads, "Today at 6AM PT we will be releasing Update 10 with Offline play. This involves server down time and the game servers will...

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The Sims 4 ships for PC in fall 2014

The Sims 4 will launch worldwide for PC platforms in the fall of next year, Electronic Arts announced today. Developed by EA Maxis' The Sims Studio, The Sims 4 ups the series' surrealist life-simulation ante with more lifelike Sims and a new creation-focused player toolkit. An Origin-exclusive...

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SimCity developers exploring potential offline mode

EA Maxis revealed today that it is exploring the possibility of adding a long-requested offline mode to its city-building strategy game SimCity. "Right now we have a team specifically focused on exploring the possibility of an offline mode," Maxis Emeryville's General Manager Patrick Buechner...

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Maxis: SimCity installation issues on Mac have been resolved [update]

Newly inaugurated Sim-mayors are reporting technical problems with the recently launched Mac version of SimCity, ranging from installation issues to technical glitches. Currently, a widely reported bug prevents the Mac version of SimCity from running in full-screen mode. Some players are unable...

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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 Maxis folks leave to open new indie sim studio, Jellygrade

Jellygrade, a new indie studio dedicated to creating simulation experiences on mobile platforms, has been formally announced today. Jellygrade is made up of former EA Maxis creative director Ocean Quigley, former engineering lead Andrew Willmott and former lead gameplay engineer Dan Moskowitz. ...

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SimCity 2.0 fixes bugs but adds new ones, users complain

The big SimCity 2.0 update dropped on Monday and even though it fixes its fair share of bugs, the update seems to have introduced new issues. Players have taken to Reddit and the EA forums, complaining of increased sewage levels and spontaneous pollution. Taxis are crowding cities and some SimCity...

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