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Death kills parents, robs cradle in Sims 4

Here's a tragic – yet heartwarming – tale from The Sims 4, as shared with me by the game's Executive Producer, Rachel Franklin: ...

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Coveting my neighbor's house in The Sims 4

I played several hours of The Sims 4 and barely uncovered what it has to offer. There's been a lot chatter about what's missing from The Sims 4, but I think there's already a lot to learn about EA's latest round of cheeky life simulation. "We really invested in the Sims," said Rachel Franklin,...

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Sims 4 trailer is emotional, features topless selfies

< The Sims 4 will feature emotional moppets who can use their new-found sense of self to build skills faster within the game. Or, you know, they could just have so much "confidence" they spend the day taking shirtless selfies while grandma watches....

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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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Sims 4 gameplay walkthrough reveals Premium membership

EA and Maxis have a new trailer for The Sims 4, and it contains at least one surprise; though maybe not the sort of surprise you're happy to see. During the 20-minute gameplay walkthrough - which you can check out below the break - we see a the image above, which advertises a "Premium" membership...

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Sims 2 players get expansion-stuffed upgrade as EA ends support

After a decade of expansions and updates, EA is ending support for one of its PC big hits from the 2000s, The Sims 2. The 2004 sequel shipped at least 20 million copies across all platforms, and its 8 expansion packs didn't do too bad themselves. Maxis' life sim definitely can't be accused of...

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The Sims 4 will lack toddler life stage, death by pool at launch

Sims series producer Ryan Vaughan has revealed new details about the upcoming burn-the-house-down-when-you-try-to-make-spaghetti simulator, The Sims 4. Unfortunately, this new information brings to light what won't be in the game. In The Sims 4, human larvae will metamorphose quickly, as the...

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Sims 4 from the E3 floor

Checking out the Sims franchise early at any major event is like watching someone else play with your dolls ... I mean, action figures. You watch the presentation, listen to the salient bullet points and all you want to do is push the guy off the computer and just play the game. The Sims 4...

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Sims 4 trailer reveals potential Real World: Joystiq housing options

Previously on Real World: Joystiq - The team found out how it'll create its virtual representations with the wide palette of customization options (minus chest hair, apparently) for our Sims 4 house coming this fall. Today we get to take a look at the domicile customization options. Hmm, is the...

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Real World: Joystiq coming this fall to The Sims 4

This is the true story (true story!) of what happens when Joystiq editors are picked to live in a Sims 4 house and have their lives streamed on Twitch. To find out what happens, when colleagues stop being polite and start getting real. The Real World: Joystiq, coming this fall to The Sims 4....

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