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The Sims 4 update embarks on new 'Careers'

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 16, 2014 10:00am PST

Because even Sims need to make a living. Also, get ready to celebrate the holidays with a free holiday pack.

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"Cant play this game. I have zero idea what was going through EA's mind when they made this ..."

- rtricoche see all 7 comments

SimCity 2000: Special Edition free on Origin right now

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 09, 2014 11:30am PST

One of the Shacknews Chatty community's best games of all-time is free right now from Origin.

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"My entire game collection on Origin consists of their freebie games :-)"

- Amusatron see all 8 comments

The Sims 4 update throws a pool party

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2014 11:15am PST

If the main focus of The Sims 4 is socialization, it only makes sense that they'd move towards pool parties, right?

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"As someone who's been replaying the sims 3 a lot lately that big open world is a much bigger ..."

- RikiTiki2 see all 8 comments

The Sims 4 getting free content starting today

By Steven Wong, Oct 01, 2014 9:40am PDT

The Sims 4 is getting three updates in the coming months, all for free, starting today. It's time to socialize with grandpa's ghost, and have your sims geek out Star Wars style.

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"My understanding is 4 is a vast improvement over 2. Over 3? is debatable"

- RikiTiki2 see all 4 comments

The Sims 4 review: Toying with emotions

By Steven Wong, Sep 10, 2014 12:50pm PDT

The Sims 4 introduces lively, emotional, characters and an impressive new creation and customization system. But is that enough to carry the series forward?

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"The Sims 4 is really growing on me. There are a lot of smart design decisions in the game that ..."

- baron calamity see all 5 comments

'Friends' characters, locations recreated in The Sims 4

By Daniel Perez, Sep 08, 2014 8:00am PDT

These friends will be there for you in The Sims 4.

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"That looks pretty well done, but along with the quick look characters, won't someone try to sue ..."

- bolneze see all 3 comments

EA combats Sims 4 piracy with unique bug

By Daniel Perez, Sep 05, 2014 6:40am PDT

The Sims 4 might be fun for most PC gamers, but not so much for those who pirate the game.

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"this is great. the titanfall / sims method needs to be adapted widely. sure, hackers + pirates ..."

- Downforce see all 19 comments

The Sims 4 gets weirder with humorous new trailer

By Robert Workman, Aug 07, 2014 9:30am PDT

Stay weirder, my friends.

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"that trailer idea was so good and did not live up to its promise. :( "

- dahanese see all 3 comments

The Sims 4 trailer expresses its emotions

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 30, 2014 1:30pm PDT

A new Sims 4 trailer once again demonstrates one of the upcoming game's new features: Sim emotions.

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Watch 15 minutes of gameplay from The Sims 4

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 21, 2014 11:30am PDT

EA and Maxis are releasing the demo that was used at this year's E3 to offer up a new 15-minute look at The Sims 4.

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The Sims 4 tells its story on September 2 on PC

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 09, 2014 1:11pm PDT

The Sims 4 took a generous amount of time during EA's E3 press conference, with EA and Maxis revealing that the newest game in the series will arrive on PC on September 2.

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"I was a big fan of the first 2 games, but Sims 3 was just DLC'd into the ground... They make it ..."

- darthfusion see all 34 comments

The Sims 4 gets creative with a new Build Mode

By Robert Workman, May 28, 2014 9:00am PDT

The Sims 4 is seeing some expansion with a revised Build Mode. A new trailer shows it off.

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"Nah, I've played a ton of the sims 1 2 and 3. This has a similar overall art style but the ..."

- nwillard see all 7 comments

SimCity gets offline play today

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2014 2:00pm PDT

It's taken quite a long time, but EA and Maxis' SimCity reboot finally finally has an official offline mode. "We've listened to our players and...

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"You have to admire how consistent the PR spin has been up to this point. Even their parting shot ..."

- Ajax see all 15 comments

SimCity offline mode took more than six months

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2014 12:00pm PST

Maxis says that the upcoming offline mode for SimCity needed considerable reworking to the core structure, and that the studio required more than six months to complete the project.

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"Exactly, launch issues are understandable as everyone is connecting to the servers at the same ..."

- Younanomous see all 38 comments

SimCity offline mode coming in next update

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 13, 2014 6:50am PST

Nine months after launching SimCity, Maxis has finally announced it's added the feature fans have asked for since even before launch: an offline mode. Maxis says it's in the "late phases" of development, and it'll arrive in the next update, finally allowing players to build ...

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"Seriously, mods are what made SimCity 4 the gold standard of the series"

- Home Nugget see all 15 comments