The Sims 4 Will Let You Manipulate Sims' Emotions

The Sims 4, targets for a 2014 PC release, will have "emotion-based gameplay," according to Rachel Franklin, exec v.p. of the game's development studio Maxis. She was presenting the game today at an EA Gamescom event in Germany. "From angry to flirty, from sad to happy, you can now explore the gamut of human emotions all … » 8/20/13 10:17am 8/20/13 10:17am

Hacker Likes Using The Sims 3 Torrents To Acquire Women "Slaves"

Over the weekend, Ars Technica wrote a great feature on hackers who abuse remote administration tools (RAT) in order to gain access to the computers of strangers. The purpose of using a RAT in this case is to gain control of computers featuring webcams—these allow the hackers to spy on their targets, which they call… » 3/11/13 1:30pm 3/11/13 1:30pm

Wreck-It Ralph’s Deleted Scene Would Have Mashed Up The Sims With

When it hit movie theaters last year, Wreck-It Ralph had tons of little details that made the Disney film feel one of the few that got video games right. It's available for download today and a new interview at MTV reveals that some of the best stuff—an open-world social game where Ralph goes to mope after pivotal… » 2/13/13 9:30am 2/13/13 9:30am

Man Watches Django Unchained, Recreates Plantation With Slaves in The…

Meet Reddit user BourgeoisBanana. Like many people, he watched Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained—a hyper violent Western film that deals with slavery. Unlike most people, the movie inspired BourgeoisBanana to recreate a colonial-era plantation in The Sims 3 according to PC Gamer—slaves and all. » 1/26/13 8:00am 1/26/13 8:00am

Now There's an Entire Studio Dedicated to Making More Mobile Sims

Finland, Finland, Finland, the country where I quite want to be, your mountains so lofty, your development studios dedicated to creating more mobile games for The Sims franchise so fresh and new. EA Maxis has opened Maxis Helsinki to focus on making virtual people for us to torture on our tablets and phones. » 9/28/12 1:55pm 9/28/12 1:55pm

But What Happens If You Set Fire To The Video Game Wedding Guests?

The Sims is video gaming's great virtual dollhouse, inside of which a bunch of virtual people are made to experience joy, heartache and weddings that spontaneously turn into infernos. I found out about that last incident this morning, while helping grab images for our writer Kate Cox's terrific story about the pros and … » 4/25/12 12:30pm 4/25/12 12:30pm