More stories on: Maxis


Cities: Skylines power plant mod created by former Maxis employee

Even former SimCity creators are getting in on Cities: Skylines modding, as demonstrated by this coal power plant release by a chap who used to be at Maxis.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Mar 2015 | 1

IncGamers PC Gaming Podcast #204

March is turning into quite a busy old month for games, which is probably why Tim and I mostly spend the opening parts of this podcast talking about Fairies.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Mar 2015 | 0

Maxis dev on EA closure decision: “It comes down to money”

A former employee of Maxis Emeryville has been writing on Reddit about the development process for SimCity and what it’s like to work under EA.

By Peter Parrish | 6 Mar 2015 | 1

EA closes down SimCity dev Maxis Emeryville

UPDATE: EA confirms the closure.
Reports are trickling in that EA has shut down Maxis Emeryville, the developer of SimCity.

By Tim McDonald | 4 Mar 2015 | 4

The Sims 4 Get to Work in the game’s first expansion

The Sims 4: Get to Work has been announced, promising to give you active control over your Sims’ careers.

By Tim McDonald | 4 Feb 2015 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 update gets genealogical

For the 15th anniversary of The Sims, The Sims 4 will be getting a smattering of updates throughout February – starting, today, with genealogy.

By Tim McDonald | 3 Feb 2015 | 1

The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat sort of revealed in trailer

The Sims 4 will be getting an outdoors expansion in January, with The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Dec 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 Gallery system is now in internet browser form

It’s now possible to look around at the user-created Sims 4 bits and pieces in the Gallery from the comfort of your own internet browser.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Nov 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 pools and drowning update now released

The Sims 4 announces that everybody’s favourite method of death, death by drowning, has now returned to the series.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Nov 2014 | 2

Sims 4 distributes free It’s On Us t-shirts

EA and Maxis are deploying the social power of The Sims (specifically The Sims 4) as part of the It’s On Us “awareness and action” campaign against sexual assault.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Oct 2014 | 4

The Sims 4 getting ghosts, pools, and more in free updates

Ghosts have been added to The Sims 4 today, and plenty more stuff – including swimming pools – will be added to the game in free content updates soon.

By Tim McDonald | 1 Oct 2014 | 4

Something spooky heading to The Sims 4

EA have teased that something spooky is on its way to The Sims 4.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Sep 2014 | 3

Gamers think the Sims 4 is “OK” – The results are in

The Sims 4 has been out for over a week and we asked for your opinions on the game.

By Paul Younger | 15 Sep 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 4: Early Impressions

I have yet to form a proper verdict of The Sims 4, but I’ve played around with it for a couple of hours.

By Tim McDonald | 5 Sep 2014 | 3

The Sims 4’s day one patch makes hilarious reading

The Sims 4 received a pre-release patch, which isn’t all that surprising – but is quite funny when you look at what it fixes.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Sep 2014 | 1

EA is cherry-picking who gets pre-release Sims 4 builds

In a development that can be seen as either a bit worrying or very funny, EA has given up all pretense of getting an even spread of release day reviews for The Sims 4 and is attempting to game the system entirely.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2014 | 5

The Sims 4 launch trailer is very keen on hashtags

A ‘launch’ trailer ten days before the game comes out is perhaps pushing it a bit, but The Sims 4 doesn’t care for your petty word definitions.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Aug 2014 | 2

Sims 4 review access reportedly withheld until release day

It sounds as if, to avoid any pre-release criticism, EA might be falling back on the corny old tactic of withholding review copies of The Sims 4 until release day.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Aug 2014 | 12