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The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle release date, trailer, gameplay

Everything we know about the Eco Lifestyle expansion pack

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How to join a secret society in The Sims 4 university

All secret society ranks explained

The Sims 4 university: how to get degrees

Distinguished degrees and how to enroll explained

2 weeks ago

Surprise! The Sims 4 is now on Steam

Ahead of their big notE3 stream tonight, Electronic Arts have casually dropped The Sims 4 and its expansions onto Steam, no big deal. How criminal that one of the best management games has been locked in EA's tower. Titanfall 2 is here too. Steam's page does note that Sims 4 will install and use Origin, mind, so evidently you can't have everything.

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3 weeks ago

The Sims 4’s latest patch fixes more crashes and broken saves, if not the flaming pee

Following the massive patch to The Sims 4 prior to the release of the Eco Lifestyle expansion, players almost immediately started having problems with their games. Many reported their games crashing, lost saves, and, for some reason, their Sims peeing fire. This has now been confirmed as a bug, not a feature, but everyone seems to be enjoying it still.Last night, though, the devs pushed…

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4 weeks ago

The Sims 4 update has a bug that makes sims pee fire

Ahead of the Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack releasing tomorrow - more on that as I play it myself - The Sims 4 got a big update yesterday. This happens semi-regularly, often timed around DLC releases, so let me preface all this by saying that the game screwing up a bit after a patch should not surprise anyone at this point. It's a 6-year-old game that's…

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2 months ago

Sims 4’s Eco Lifestyle expansion will let you upcycle the neighborhood next month

The game that never ends is getting another expansion pack next month. The Sims 4's next addition will be a big urban renewal project called Eco Lifestyle in which you'll be able to recycle and upcycle junk around your neighborhood and participate in good ol' local democracy. Ah, and you can have your very own online store for selling your eco-friendly creations. What's Simlish for…

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5 months ago

The next The Sims game could have online elements, EA say

Don't panic. Or don't get too excited, depending on your opinions on the long-dead The Sims Online from 2002. During a recent earnings call, EA's CEO Andrew Wilson alludes to experimenting with social and competitive elements in a future Sims game but the word "MMO" was definitely not mentioned. Instead he says that "this notion of social interactions and competition [...] will start to become…

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6 months ago

The Sims 4 Tiny Living pack will force you to build a house with only 100 tiles

Later this month you'll be able to build tiny houses in The Sims 4. Well, you've always been able to build tiny houses but now you'll be able to do so with fashionable tiny house items like a bookshelf which also has a TV on it and Murphy beds—which I've just learned is the proper name for those beds that pop out of walls.

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8 months ago

The Sims 4 Discover University is a millennial horror game

It’s comforting to know that The Sims 4 is still ticking along with new expansions. The world doesn’t need to hold its breath waiting, wondering, worrying about more Sims. We’re getting more. We’re always getting more. We’re getting more in about 9 days. The next expansion, The Sims 4 Discover University, brings the terrifying world of further education to the series.

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EA games are returning to Steam, starting with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Electronic Arts are returning to Steam after a long hiatus. The first game to come over to the dark side is, appropriately enough, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on November 15. It'll be followed by the EA big guns of FIFA 20, Battlefield V, and more next year. And they're bringing their subscription service, EA Origin Access, which is a real surprise.

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9 months ago

These Friends sets built inside The Sims 4 look great

The great mystery of smash-hit 90s sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is: why are they still friends? Or more specifically, why didn't they all cut ties with Ross? The whining, self-entitled, patronising creep who got an illegal exotic monkey to be his friend. The show came to build real friendships between the others but Ross... there was no answer for Ross. Thankfully, with modern technology (and a custom…

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10 months ago

What Remains Of Edith Finch’s house rebuilt in The Sims 4 is wild

As an inadvertent cowboy builder whose Sims face a much greater risk from incompetence than malice, I am in awe of players who manage to build beautiful homes. Case in point, YouTuber Jess Harts has built a recreation of the sprawling, unreal family home from What Remains Of Edith Finch inside The Sims 4. Yes, the house that has a different style for every family…

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The Sims 4: Realm Of Magic looks pretty Pottery

I’ve burnt my feet in a fireplace, severely concussed myself in Kings Cross station, and my mugshot hangs in every owl sanctuary throughout the land. It’s fair to say that Hogwarts just doesn’t want me, but that's okay, as I’ve sniffed out a potential replacement. The next The Sims 4 game pack Realm Of Magic might not be an entirely original prospect, but since we’re…

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1 year ago

Become a mermaid today in The Sims 4’s Island Living expansion

We can finally return to the seas in The Sims 4 with today's launch of the Island Living expansion, just walk from the beach directly into the water. Given that our virtuapeeps can befriend dolphins and also be mermaids, I'm not sure why EA have spent so much time making new activities on the new tropical island. If we can go in the sea, why…

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Every E3 2019 news story that matters on PC

Trying to keep up with E3 2019 is a fool's errand, and the foaming river of content streaming down the internet's face doesn't always make it easier. So here's a round-up of every news story from the show we think matters to you, with links to our full stories (and bantful liveblogs) where relevant. We'll be updating this hourly, so keep coming back.

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The Sims 4: Island Living is not set in the Outer Hebrides

When EA announced today that The Sims 4's next expansion would be Island Living, I imagined a quiet existence in a cottage somewhere round the outer Hebrides, starting every day with a bracing swim watched by seals and maybe, eventually, finding I too was a selkie but my skin was callously kept from me but I sneak into the cruel fisherman's hut and steal it…

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The Sims 4 unearths the secrets of StrangerVille today

It's all gone a bit X-Files in The Sims 4 today. Or at least a little Eureka, toning down the menace levels a little. In the new Game Pack, StrangerVille, your Sim can respond to the call of action and head out to a sleepy little desert town to unravel a possible conspiracy. There's an abandoned lab in a crater, glowing purple plants are popping…

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The Sims 4 visits the very normal town of StrangerVille next week

Body-snatchers, government conspiracies and potentially extraterrestrial menaces are headed to The Sims 4 in its next add-on, the StrangerVille game pack, due out Tuesday, February 26th. Set in the kind of quiet desert town where apparently only this kind of thing seems to happen, there's a whole bunch of new paranormal detective activities to get tied up in, and a story to unravel. While clearly not…

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The Sims 4 Meaningful Stories mod makes moods more relatable

Your average Sim in The Sims 4 is a mercurial creature, prone to flights of fancy and sudden mood swings. While that's great at simulating a telenovela, it makes for some unpredictable tales. Modder "roBurky" has spent the past two years trying to imbue these digital homunculi with a little more humanity, and the result is the first major release of the Meaningful Stories mod.…

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2 years ago

The Sims 4 gets first-person camera view, new expansion

EA have added a first-person camera view to The Sims 4, giving the opportunity to watch lives unfold from inside characters' heads. See through the eyes of an idiot guided by wonky logic and incomprehensible whims and desires, watching their hands touch and do things you know are foolish. And in the game. Oh, and a new expansion is out today.

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