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EA closes SimCity and The Sims studio, Maxis Emeryville

By Daniel Perez, Mar 04, 2015 12:51pm PST

After nearly 30 years of game development, EA has closed the doors on Maxis Emeryville.

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"I think that last part goes without saying... Considering a ton of them left after the game ..."

- yehmuthah see all 9 comments

The Sims 4: Get to Work expansion set for April release

By Aaron Linde, Feb 04, 2015 10:45am PST

The Sims 4 has lazed around long enough and now it will 'Get to Work' with the game's first official expansion pack.

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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