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Posts Tagged Maxis


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 | 0

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

The Sims 4 Review

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

By Tim McDonald | 15 Sep 2014 | 5

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 | 0

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

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

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

The Sims 4 gets epic wood, greatly reduces career options

Welcome to another fascinating edition of good news/bad news about The Sims 4, courtesy of the Maxis advertising campaign.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Aug 2014 | 10

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

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

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

The Sims 4 dated for September

The first genuinely interesting thing from EA’s E3 press conference is the release date for The Sims 4: 2 September.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Jun 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 Build Mode trailer shows rapid house construction

The latest in Maxis’ series of trailers showing features from The Sims 4 is demonstrating their ‘Build Mode’ tools for houses.

By Peter Parrish | 28 May 2014 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 gets a Create-A-Sim trailer

A new trailer has popped up for The Sims 4, focusing on the absurdly powerful Create-A-Sim tool.

By Tim McDonald | 14 May 2014 | Comments Off

SimCity update finally brings an offline single player mode

Slightly over one year after the now infamous release of SimCity, Maxis has delivered an offline single player mode.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

SimCity Cities of Tomorrow Review

SimCity is an evil game. It’s disgusting, in fact. I love SimCity but at the same time I hate it.

By Paul Younger | 29 Nov 2013 | 4

SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow launch trailer launches ahead of launch

The futuristic SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow is out on 15 November, so obviously, we need a launch trailer.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

The Sims 4 coming autumn 2014

The Sims 4 was revealed to the world a few months ago, with the promise that it would be out in 2014.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow screens display four new regions

EA and Maxis have released a new set of screenshots showing off four new SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow regions, which… may or may not be free.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

SimCity: Offline mode being explored, but bigger cities not happening

A Maxis blog post has stated that the SimCity team is looking into the possibility of an offline mode – but that bigger cities will definitely not be happening.

By Tim McDonald | 4 Oct 2013 | 3

Missed Opportunity? SimCity expansion Cities of Tomorrow fails to expand maps

The forthcoming Cities of Tomorrow add-on for SimCity will add neon roads, towering, futuristic skyscrapers and a sinister corporation.

By Paul Younger | 19 Sep 2013 | 6

Holy city: SimCity update 7 released and comes with free Houses of Worship

SimCity update 7 has been released and along with the addition of the road raising and lowering tool, there’s also other content for players.

By Paul Younger | 23 Aug 2013 | 1

EA unveils everything you could possibly want to know about The Sims 4

We knew an announcement for The Sims 4 was coming at Gamescom, so here’s a big surprise for you: an announcement for The Sims 4!

By Tim McDonald | 20 Aug 2013 | 2