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The Sims 4 sure has a lot of feelings

The Sims 4 puts you in charge of your virtual people’s emotions for the first time. All the feelings!

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  • This 20 minute demo for The Sims 4 reveals more than we bargained for

    The Sims 4 is going to have some sort of “premium membership” scheme granting early access to extra content, apparently.

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  • Actually, The Sims was not intended to include same-sex relationships

    The Sims has been held up as a shining example of long-term support of equal representation of same-sex relationships, but according to one of the original programmers, the inclusion was something of an accident.

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  • The Sims 4 rated 18+ in Russia for the "protection of children"

    The Sims 4 has received an adults only rating in Russia, presumably for its optional depiction of same-sex relationships.

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  • The Sims 4 on show at E3 2014

    The Sims 4 will definitely be on show at E3 2014, executive producer Rachel Franklin confirmed on Twitter.

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  • SimCity finally gets offline mode, walkthrough trailer posted

    UPDATE: SimCity is back online and following an update on Origin, will include an offline mode. Here’s a walkthrough trailer: ORIGINAL STORY: SimCity Update 10, which contains offline play, launched today. At present the game is experiencing a server down time, so the game will be unavailable for a few hours. The down time started […]

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  • SimCity offline update in "final testing"

    SimCity’s long awaited offline play update is almost upon us, according to the game’s Twitter account, which noted that update ten is “in final testing” and “almost there”. Update ten includes many fixes and features but offline play is the big one many fans are waiting for. Thanks, games.on.net.

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  • SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow video shows off a MegaTower

    SimCity has a new intro video available for the upcoming Cities of Tomorrow expansion. The content update will include various futuristic transportation and technology options once the player has unlocked relevant research performed by The Academy. City builders will be able to make use of MagLevs, Garbage Atomizers, the Wave Generator and multi-zoned MegaTowers come […]

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  • SimCityEDU headed to classrooms next month

    Glasslab has put together a special classroom edition of SimCity which ties in with a specially-designed curriculum.

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  • Maxis's Lucy Bradshaw named EA senior vice president

    A new SEC filing has confirmed some details of EA’s recent executive reshuffle, and outed Maxis general manager Lucy Bradshaw’s new title. As reported by GameInformer, Bradshaw is now one of EA’s senior vice presidents. There has been no update on the new roles of other EA bosses.

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  • SimCity: Cities of the Future expansion due in November

    SimCity will be getting a new expansion called Cities of the Future, which takes the player 50-75 years into the future. Players can add emergency service drones, megatowers, skybridges, and more to their cities. Also included is the megacorp feature which processes oil and ore into Omega, a substance which takes over your sims and […]

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  • SimCity Red Cross Disaster Relief DLC available, proceeds to benefit the humanitarian organization

    SimCity has new DLC available for $9.99 with 80% of proceeds benefiting the Red Cross once the cost of development has been recouped. Called, the Red Cross Disaster Relief DLC, the content add a relief center which will provide tents and vehicles to your city when disaster hits it. A minimum of $100,000 will be […]

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  • SimCity Mac installation issues apparently resolved

    A PR representative dropped us a line over the weekend to let us know that EA Maxis believes it has resolved installation issues with the OS-X version of SimCity. We haven’t tested it ourselves, and the FAQ on technical issues has not been updated. Everyone who owns SimCity on PC has free access to the […]

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  • The Sims 4 models weight loss and gain, emotional reactions

    The latest Sims game will enable its virtual inhabitants to change their body shape through play, rather than just setting it during character creation and leaving it at that.

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  • The Sims 4 gamescom 2013: series has been"reinvented" with emotional gameplay

    The Sims 4 was shown at gamescom with EA’s Rachel Franklin stating the series has been”reinvented” with emotional gameplay – exploring the gambit of human emotions with new creative tools and dynamic gameplay, which will “effect the mind, body and heart” of players’ sims with more meaning and making them more personal than ever before. […]

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  • The Sims 4 first screens and details leaked - rumour

    Images and information purportedly detailing the next major instalment of The Sims have turned up online.

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  • SimCity arrives on Mac at the end of the month

    EA dropped a brief line this morning to let us know that SimCity will hit Mac on August 29, or August 30 in Australia. The OS-X version won’t be coming to retail, and will be available exclusively through Origin. It has cross-platform play and cloud saves, which is nice for those of us with both […]

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  • SimCity has moved over 2 million units since March

    SimCity sales have passed two million units since its release in March, and according to EA labels president Frank Gibeau, the company is “lucky” to have so many fans of the franchise who stuck around after such a “rough launch.”

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  • SimCity leads leave Maxis to form Jellygrade Studio

    SimCity creative director Ocean Quigley has left Maxis along with lead architect Andrew Willmott and lead gameplay engineer Dan Moskowitz to set up a new studio called Jellygrade.

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  • Darkspore reinstated on Steam

    Darkspore is once more available on Steam. The action RPG returned to Valve’s digital distribution service overnight. EA has not explained its temporary absence, which added fuel to speculation that support for the game had ended. EA has pish-poshed such talk, noting that Maxis recently corrected a nasty error.

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