With the outrageous success of The Sims and its subsequent titles, it’s easy to forget that Maxis’s flagship title was preceded by a great many games where you could play god in other ways. While obviously, manipulating simulated humans to do our bidding—from following their dreams of becoming a hand model, to being…
The first time a Sim died on me, my surviving Sims circled the body and cried their eyes out. Personally, I didn’t feel the need to mourn. I was far too fascinated by the fact that the Grim Reaper had turned up to take the Sim away.
This had all the makings of a memorable dinner party. Good friends, good food, some wine...if only these were real people, and not Sims.
The last time I talked to my mom on the phone she told me I should be starting to think about retirement. She told me I should be thinking about my future. I was thinking about where I was gonna get the $150 I needed for my insurance premium and still eat. After I hung up with my mom, I played Dwarf Fortress until 6…
YouTuber Hat-Loving Gamer has imagined and animated a life simulation game based in the Pokémon world. So, yes, think The Sims meets Pocket Monsters.
After going to work with the first expansion pack, The Sims 4 is adding a European-themed world this fall with Get Together. While the intercontinental additions seem nice, the coolest part of the new expansion is a fleshed out friendship system.
Behold, the debut trailer for Sims 4’s next expansion pack, called Get Together. The pack features a new, European-themed destination, and copious amounts of partying. It will be available in November.
The Sims is a very additive game. It never really stops or “ends” the way many single-player games do; it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. This week, a handful of small but much-needed new tools dropped into The Sims 4.
The Sims 4 is getting a new “Spa Day” game pack on July 14th, EA has announced. In addition to letting your Sims hang out and bump uglies in the sauna, the DLC gives Sims a new “wellness” skill they can develop “by giving massages, doing Yoga, and Meditating.” Woo-hoo!
The supreme court wasn’t just copying Fire Emblem when it ruled in favor of same-sex marriage today. Gay unions have been around for quite some time in video games. Let’s look back at marriage equality’s rich history in the virtual world.
Well here’s a nice little piece of content. In its latest update for The Sims 4 today, EA added a whole new world to the game. No, not the Aladdin kind. But that would be pretty awesome too.
The Sims modders. Is there anything they can’t do?
The Sims 4 had a controversial launch last fall for one main reason: unlike its immediate predecessor, the game didn’t feature toddlers. Not much has changed in the months since. And for many longtime fans, that’s the entire problem with The Sims 4. And why they’re walking away from their beloved game series.
The Sims 4 is releasing its first “Stuff Pack” next week on May 19th for $10, EA has announced. It’s a “Luxury Pack,” which means it adds a bunch of fancy high-end furniture and clothing to the game, as well as two objects with new Sim actions associated with them: a drinking fountain and a banquet table. Snazzy!
It’s probably not a surprise that the man who created The Sims and SimCity wants you to make stories out of your life. His most famous creations let players spin bizarre melodramas from how they managed (or fiendishly ignored) the needs of either an entire city or a single family. But, Wright’s next big project is all…
The next project from the man who created SimCity and Spore isn’t a game. Thred launches today from Will Wright’s Syntertainment. It’s a life-sharing “mobile toolkit” app that lets users curate their photos, links and videos into shareable slideshows that can be decorated with stickers, filters and captions. We’ll…
Sims modders have always been some of the best in the business. But even by their high high standards, this new “Go To School” mod for The Sims 4 has to be the coolest, most ambitious player-made project I’ve seen for the game so far. It adds a whole school system to the game. Impressive!