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2 months ago

Feature: Mayors, tycoons, farmers, wardens, despots and demons

The 20 best management games on PC

Base-building is de rigueur these days, what with all those survival games, Minecraft, Fallout 4 and now Fortnite, but before all that we had tiny top-down or isometric worlds in which we diligently built cities and dungeons and theme parks and rail networks. The central appeal of management games was and is that they give us an idealised sense of what it is like to…

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Feature: Listen to this sick filth

Podcast: The naughty games we weren’t allowed to play

Psst. I know mum said you weren’t allowed to listen to those hellions on your favourite podcast anymore, but the hosts of the Electronic Wireless Show won’t tell if you don’t. This week we’re talking about the games we weren’t allowed to play as youngsters, but did anyway. Alice suffered strict rationing of The Sims 2, and Dave (oh hello Dave) was looked at with…

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9 months ago

Feature: The Loose Canon

Best PC games of all time

There are more wonderful games being released on PC each month than ever before. In such a time of plenty, it's important that you spend your time as wisely as possible. Thankfully, we're here to help. What follows are our picks for the best PC games ever made.

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2 years ago

Feature: The Burbs

Have You Played… The Sims 2?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. The Sims [official site] are having a mid-life crisis. What started as an experimental house-building and life sim game has become something entirely different. The Sims 3 introduced experimentation of its own in the form of open world neighbourhoods, which met with mixed…

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4 years ago

Get A Life: The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition Is Free

Free! It's free! The Sims 2 is free! I don't really know what more to say. The Sims 2 is free on Origin. You'll get all its expansions and add-on packs too. For free. Because it's free. It's all free. I mean, the technical explanation is that EA have retired support for The Sims 2 and as a parting gift gave everyone who owned it…

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6 years ago

Grim R(EA)per: The Sims 2 Online Services Ending

The Sims 2 held on longer than most, but as with all games from EA the moment they're launched they're on the road to having all support sliced off. In this case, EA are giving the game that once ruled every PC sales chart a viking burial, without the viking part. They're cutting off the online services of The Sims 2 and TheSims2.com on January…

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