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The Sims 4 Review

The Sims 4 is not a bad game. Really, it’s not.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Sep 2014 | 1

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

Dragon Age: Inquisition reveals those risque romance options

As somebody who blundered into some seriously uncomfortable-looking sex with Mass Effect’s Miranda in an engine room, I know how important it is to know about Dragon Age: Inquisition’s romance options ahead of time.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Sep 2014 | 1

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

Dragon Age Inquisition gets a bundle of multiplayer screens

If you’re feeling a bit inquisitive about how Dragon Age Inquisition‘s multiplayer looks, these new screens should help you out.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Aug 2014 | 0

Dragon Age: Inquisition has Mass Effect style co-op multiplayer

I’ve been hearing rumours about Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer for a few days now, and it turns out those rumours were largely correct.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Aug 2014 | 1

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

Battlefield Hardline’s new screens are quite pretty

EA have released a set of rather lovely new Battlefield Hardline screens showing off the single-player and the new multiplayer modes.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Aug 2014 | 0

Dragon Age: Inquisition site adds race, class and specialisation info

BioWare has added a page to the Dragon Age: Inquisition site allowing players to mess around with different racial, class and specialisation set-ups.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Aug 2014 | 0

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

Sims 4 forum thread tracks 78+ missing features

The author of a thread over in EA’s official forums for The Sims 4 has been in touch to let us know that Sims players have been keeping track of the upcoming game’s cut features.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Aug 2014 | 5

The Sims 4 will be missing family trees as well

Sorry everyone, it’s another news post about a feature that won’t be in The Sims 4.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2014 | 1

Battlefield Hardline’s single-player is all about replayability and freedom

The final big stage demo at E3’s Gamescom conference was Battlefield Hardline, revealing two new multiplayer modes and the game’s single-player.

By Tim McDonald | 13 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Dragon Age: Inquisition’s live stage demo shows the joys of tactical combat

Dragon Age: Inquisition got a lengthy showing on the Gamescom stage, displaying one complete side mission.

By Tim McDonald | 13 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 live stage demo was an entertaining train-wreck

The Sims Studio’s general manager Rachel Franklin and EA COO Peter Moore took to the Gamescom stage to play The Sims 4, live.

By Tim McDonald | 13 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

BioWare’s Shadow Realms is a 4v1 online action RPG for PC

I’m not entirely sure what I just saw from BioWare Austin at EA’s Gamescom press event, but I think that headline sums up what Shadow Realms is trying to be.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

FIFA 15 goes balls-out, extends EA’s Premier League agreement to 2019

EA have announced that they’ve extended their existing agreement with the Premier League until the end of the 2018/2019 season.

By Tim McDonald | 6 Aug 2014 | 1

Wing Commander 3 is free on Origin for an undisclosed period

Before Chris Roberts fell into a Star Citizen shaped vat of internet money he was one of the main chaps behind the Wing Commander series.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 will have mod support at launch

The Sims 4 is having a weird PR ride to launch, where every positive thing seems to have a negative accompaniment.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 will give rewards for owning Sims 3 stuff

If you own a whole bunch of DLC from The Sims 3 (as well as the base game,) extra items will show up in The Sims 4 as a reward.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Titanfall’s Frontier Edge DLC drops from orbit today

Pilot, prepare for more Titanfall: the latest DLC pack, Frontier’s Edge, has just dropped from orbit.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 4’s emotion trailer has a nude man weeping in a bath

In a bleak portrait of the human condition at its most vulnerable, The Sims 4 portrays sorrow as a man blubbing in a tub.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

Mass Effect ComicCon transcript clarifies a few details

Initial reports from the Mass Effect ComicCon were largely based on people tweeting from within the event, and our own was no exception.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 minimum PC system requirements revealed

The Sims is one of those rare videogame series with an extremely broad demographic, so it’s not too surprising to find that these minimum specs aren’t too demanding.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection free on Origin for July

EA is giving away copies of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection on Origin until 31 July, if you fancy that game in your collection.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jul 2014 | 6

Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed to November

Dragon Age: Inquisition has been pushed back from October to November, giving rise to all sorts of “nobody expected the Inquisition anyway” jokes.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

Battlefield: Hardline delayed to early 2015

EA clearly doesn’t want another Battlefield 4 launch on its hands, so Battlefield: Hardline has been delayed until the beginning of 2015.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 gets a bromantic 20 minute trailer

While obviously not nearly as committed to making horrifying freaks in The Sims 4 as our own Tim McDonald, Maxis does a reasonable job showing off their game.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Jul 2014 | 7

IncGamers Plays The Sims 4 Create-A-Sim Demo

I’d been somewhat enamoured with what I’d seen of The Sims 4‘s new Create-A-Sim functionality, because who doesn’t want to mould people like plasticine?

By Tim McDonald | 18 Jul 2014 | 4