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SimCity 4, the greatest citybuilder of all time, was released 20 years ago

When it was released on January 14th 2003, SimCity 4 had its problems. Its huge cities would chug on even decent PCs, for one, and its traffic simulation seemed outright broken. Twenty years later – thanks to faster PCs, the Rush Hour expansion, and a huge modding community – SimCity 4 is the best of all SimCity games. If what you care about is simulation, scale, variety, and the beauty of urban sprawl, it’s also the best citybuilder. Read more

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The Sims 4 base game is now free to play on all platforms, how to claim

Expansions, kits, and packs still cost a pretty penny, however. It’s been almost a decade of The Sims 4, and most fans are yet to tire of the simulation game. During the Behind the Sims Summit on October 18, the title went free to play across all platforms. Now, The Sims 4 has had its fair share of free weekends or ‘free on Origin’ offers, but this appears to be it for the game. Still yet to watch the Behind the Sims Summit? Catch up right here. Developer, Maxis, didn’t leave us with just that, though. They also revealed what’s…

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The Sims 4 base game is going free-to-play in October

Tune in on October 18 for a special-edition Behind The Sims Summit. The Sims 4 will go free-to-play next month, EA and Maxis have announced. Starting October 18, the base game will be available to all new players to download for free on PC and Mac via Origin and Steam, as well as PlayStation and Xbox systems. Maxis said with the game going free, it’s “more dedicated than ever” to developing new experiences for players, and it will continue to develop and release packs, kits and Sims Delivery Express drops into the foreseeable future. The studio will share more on…

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The Sims 4’s new patch fixes the incest

The Sims 4 received patch 1.90.375.1020 today, which has a short set of patch notes. One of the included bug fixes is that “The ‘Ask to be Girlfriend/Boyfriend’ Want now targets appropriate Sims”, which sounds innocuous enough. In reality, this is fixing a bug Rebecca reported on last week which was causing Sims to want to date their siblings. Read more

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The Sims 4’s Werewolves transformation is set for June 16th

Pop your collar because EA and Maxis have confirmed that the next expansion for The Sims 4 is growing a bit hairy thanks to the return of werewolves on June 16th. The Sims 4: Werewolves is the 12th game pack released for the ever-growing life sim so far, and will add the new world of Moonwood Mill, which is simply heaving with the canine monstrosities. Howl at the trailer below. Read more

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The Sims 4 may be getting customizable pronouns and werewolves soon

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. New content is coming to The Sims 4, and the game’s developer has been teasing players a bit regarding what’s to come. Fans of the game can expect a new pack and two kits coming in May and June, all of which are said to be themed around the night. Seize the Night was teased recently on Twitter, and the pack tease has led many to believe werewolves will make a return to the game. Called Go Wild, the pack…

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The Sims 4’s next DLC brings the outdoors indoors

Like many people, I became a plant guy during the pandemic. I don’t know the names of the plants, I don’t know what they need except sporadic watering and moderate light, but they’re green and I like them. The Sims 4‘s Blooming Rooms kit feels designed for me. It’s one of Maxis’s new micro-DLCs, and it lets you pack rooms with flora without the need to keep the alive through knowledge or effort. Read more

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Fan favourite Bonehilda returns in The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff pack

The Sims 4 appeals to me because it lets me build the kind of Pinterest-worthy homes I’ll never live in in real-life, so I’m often more excited about the game’s Stuff packs than its game-changing expansions. This time is no different: the Paranormal stuff pack arrives later this month and as well as adding a new career and bringing back Bonehilda, it also adds some sweet looking desks. (more…)

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The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu gameplay shows how to create your own Star Wars story

This new video for The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu shows how you can create your very own Star Wars story.As previously announced, The Sims 4 game pack Star Wars: Journey to Batuu is based on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.The new trailer unveils the journey you will take to Batuu, and it features authentic sights and sounds of Star Wars, including iconic characters like Rey and Kylo Ren.As a new visitor to Batuu, your Sims can socialize with the locals in order to understand why Batuu is different from any…