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Scare up some ghosts with The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff Pack

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:06 GMT New contnet is on the way for The Sims 4 players, and it alows you to build your own haunted house.The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff Pack has been announced by EA and Maxis, and it brings ghostly roommates to your house, thanks to new Haunted House lots.In these houses, Sims can perform a seance to summon Guidry the Ghost, who can advise them on how to live comfortably in a house haunted by specters and spookiness.They can also appease the ghosts, commune with the dead, cleanse their homes to send the…

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The Sims 4 update adds over 100 new skin tones, customization slider

Maxis has updated The Sims 4 with plenty of new skin tones.Alongside the new skin tones in The Sims 4, you can expect a customization slider and new makeup swatches. You can also expect three improved base game hairstyles and a main menu makeover.The update has been in the works for a while, as Maxis promised over the summer it was in the works.“Inclusivity is at the core of the franchise, and we understand that right now we aren’t living up to that promise,” executive producer Lyndsay Pearson said at the time, promising more skin tones were coming alongside updates…

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The Sims 4 new update adds over 100 skin tones and sliders to character creation

Earlier this year, Maxis told players that they would expand the character creation tools in The Sims 4 to help create more diverse Sims, specifically focusing on darker skin tones and textured hairstyles. That effort has produced results today in a free update that massively expands your ability to choose skin tones and makeup colors along with a couple hairstyle improvements. (more…)

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The Sims 4 Snowy Escape expansion is out now

A slopes getaway isn’t in the cards this winter but hey, The Sims 4‘s new expansion Snowy Escape is out today to virtually cart you off to the mountains. The new expansion pack adds a new world with three neighborhoods, Lifestyles and Sentiments systems, and a lot of new building objects and clothing choices. (more…)

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Wot I did on my holidays in The Sims 4 Snowy Escape DLC

This year for my holidays I was going to go on a road trip around a European country before it became too late, but then this summer became a bit of a write off. Enter the latest DLC for EA’s blockbuster life sim The Sims 4, a combined winter wonderland and chill hiking holiday. Snowy Escape is set in the “Japanese inspired” Mt. Komorebi, and the headline is that your Sims can do loads of winter holiday stuff. Having had access to a preview build, I have already shared my thoughts that Snowy Escape may actually be the precursor to…

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The Sims 4 is having an extremely normal one over its Star Wars DLC

The Sims 4 is once again courting (mild, predictable) controversy, this time because of the upcoming Star Wars(TM) Journey To Batuu game pack. The DLC itself doesn’t arrive for another few days (coming to stores near you on Tuesday the 8th), but Simfluencers like Plumbella have posted preview impressions of it that aren’t glowing. This has not improved the mood of a vocal section of Sims fans, who were already unenthusiastic about Journey To Batuu on the basis that they didn’t want it as much as they wanted something else. EA clearly felt the situation had reached some kind of…

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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…

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Watch as we build Joel’s house from The Last Of Us 2 in The Sims 4

By Alice Liguori, Friday, 21 August 2020 15:01 GMT The building tools in The Sims 4 are one of the best things about the 5 year old game. And what better way to show it off than to re-create famous gaming locations in The Sims 4?In case it wasn’t clear, I’m a huge Sims fan, and I’ve recently fallen in love with The Last Of Us Part 2, too. I’ve been livestreaming The Last Of Us 2 over on our YouTube channel, and I even persuaded my boss the need to review a recent Sims expansion pack about hippies. So…

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We chatted with Dave Miotke about The Sims Spark’d (and more)

By Alice Liguori, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 15:00 GMT We sat down (virtually) with Dave Miotke, AKA Sim Guru Ninja to talk about the future of Spark’d, the new game pack leak, the Sims 5, and much much more in this Sims 4 interview. The Sims 4 is six years old, The Sims is over 20 years old, and there’s a new Sims reality TV show out in the wild, so it seems as good a time as any to chat about all things Sims. Of course, Sim Guru Ninja can’t go into too much detail about the new Sims…