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The Sims 4 update gets paid time off, adds holiday cheer

EA updated The Sims 4 this week, adding a significant amount of new content to the life simulation game. Your sims can now go after an athletic or business career like Hall of Famer or Business Tycoon and accrue paid time off for any of their occupations, plus they can take family leave from their ...

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There's a swingin' game I know called SimCity 2000, and it's free

You can reticulate splines like it's 1995 by grabbing the truly classic SimCity 2000 for free, thanks to Origin. EA's PC portal is offering the normally $5 special edition as the latest On the House freebie, but only for a limited time. Once you download it, it's permanently yours to play whenever ...

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'Accidental' drownings skyrocket as The Sims 4 adds pools

Making good on its earlier promises, developer Maxis has added much-requested swimming pools to virtual life sandbox The Sims 4. According to EA, the build options for pools have been greatly expanded, allowing players to build pools not just in the backyard, but also on the second and third floors...

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Ghosts, pools, Darth Vader coming to The Sims 4

Hoping to appease fans upset that The Sims 4 lacks a number of features that have long been a standard of the series, publisher EA has outlined plans to add a host of new content to the virtual life simulation over the next few months. In the October update, The Sims 4 will receive costumes base...

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The Sims 4 review: Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end

The Sims 4 is an accessible introduction to the world of virtual megalomania, with an intuitive interface and plenty to explore for series newcomers. But, let's be clear up front: Loyal players of The Sims 3 should stick with that game for a couple of more years, as they will be woefully underserve...

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Maxis producer: If Sims 4 isn't successful, there's no Sims 5

EA isn't thinking about the next Sims game at all, but the future of the series hinges on The Sims 4 performing well, Maxis producer Grant Rodiek said on the official Sims forum (cache here). "We're not working on Sims 5," Rodiek said. "We're not thinking about Sims 5. If Sims 4 isn't successful...

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The Sims move in to No. 1 in this week's UK charts

As Jess explains to Alexander in the Joystiq house, it's absotively positutely no surprise the new UK No.1 is The Sims 4. With Destiny not yet on shelves, EA's The Real World simulator has no other major new releases to oppose it, and even if it did, we're talking about a series that's sold over 17...

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EA's anti-piracy efforts douse Sims 4 in thick pixel coating

Thanks to hidden anti-piracy measures, those who pirate The Sims 4 will find themselves staring at a pixelated mess instead of the colorful, virtual life simulation, reports Player Attack. The blurring appears harmless enough at first. When a Sim steps into the shower or otherwise disrobes, the ...

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Sims 4 Real World: Recognizing your Joystiq in The Sims 4 [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

From the Joystiq House confessional: SIMS 4 JESS CONDITT: Alexander is a mostly good roommate. He's really clean and he cooks well, but I wish he'd stop stealing my clothes. I mean, yesterday I noticed my favorite sequined club dress was missing, and then I find it under his bed. He said it wa...

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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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