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The Sims 4 introduces group conversations

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 13, 2013 3:15pm PDT

The Sims 4 will be adding in the element of group conversations, thanks to a new feature called SmartSim.

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"Now they need to add social media sites to the game for simians to post stuff on."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 3 comments

SimCity Mac launch hits its own technical jam

By Steve Watts, Aug 30, 2013 9:45am PDT

SimCity's Mac launch has gotten its own share of technical problems, with users complaining of troubles with installation, poor performance, and spontaneous switching from full-screen to windowed mode.

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"I thought I read that he did? Not making these kinds of games anyway."

- nwillard see all 15 comments

The Sims 4 designed for lower-end machines

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 23, 2013 2:00pm PDT

"We're really excited to say that players on lower end machines are going to have a much better experience on The Sims 4 than they did with The Sims 3," producer Ryan Vaughn said.

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"Thats nice and all but the issue rarely is with the base game. Its several years later and half ..."

- baron calamity see all 3 comments

Sims 4 won't import Sims 3 content

By Steve Watts, Aug 22, 2013 1:00pm PDT

The Sims 3 families and content won't import to The Sims 4, so you'll have to recreate them to continue living out their weird little lives.

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"I would be more concerned about the store item content people have potentially spent thousands ..."

- RaptorII see all 4 comments

The Sims 4 leak reveals more emotional sims

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2013 11:30am PDT

The Sims 4 is aiming to make more emotionally attuned sims, letting you utilize those to help them achieve their lifelong goals.

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"I bet they'll still pee on the floor instead of using the empty bathroom 10 feet away, then die ..."

- Evan_C see all 6 comments

SimCity 7.0 patch introduces bridges and tunnels

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT

SimCity's ready to fix your traffic problem! No, really! They mean it this time! Maybe bridges and tunnels will help?

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"As with all big cities, stop and go lights are extremely important. The timing and usage is ..."

- Bensam123 see all 48 comments

SimCity coming to Mac August 29

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2013 9:05am PDT

After a few delays, SimCity is finally coming to Mac on August 29, EA and Maxis have announced

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"Considering the windows folks will get this one for free..... id say 22 new sales. Maybe"

- winterface see all 12 comments

SimCity problems led to offline Sims 4

By Steve Watts, Jul 24, 2013 11:30am PDT

EA's Frank Gibeau says that the problems with SimCity's launch and player feedback led to the decision to make The Sims 4 an offline game.

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"Its almost as if they finally realized that if they piss off those last 5 or 10 customers they ..."

- bloodreviara see all 32 comments

SimCity creative director says 'blundered launch' made it easier to leave

By Steve Watts, Jul 17, 2013 7:00am PDT

SimCity creative director Ocean Quigley says he was "dismayed at the blundered launch" of the game, which made leaving to form his own studio easier.

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"Someone in his position would have nothing to do with the implementation details of how the ..."

- Professer12 see all 18 comments

SimCity creative director leaves EA to form Jellygrade

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 16, 2013 11:45am PDT

Ocean Quigley, creative director of SimCity has left EA to form a new independent studio.

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"I would like to think the creative minds that came up with the last SimCity were only hampered ..."

- Metasparks see all 5 comments

SimCity survey gauges interest in offline mode and bigger cities

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 03, 2013 9:45am PDT

Apparently, Microsoft isn't the only company considering straying from its vision of online-only gaming. Maxis' much-criticized SimCity may also sever ties with the cloud to offer an offline mode for players.

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"If they completely remove the online requirement, give me a full featured city builder that ..."

- bloodreviara see all 26 comments

SimCity launches 'Airship' DLC

By Steve Watts, Jun 28, 2013 3:30pm PDT

EA and Maxis have launched the "Airships Pack" for SimCity, adding tourist and commuter blimps, balloon parks, and a special event blimp. It's available for $8.99.

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"Because patch 5.0 fixed bugs that weren't fixed for garages that had the problem, only new ones. ..."

- seawolfnfhq see all 59 comments

Mac version of SimCity delayed, not 'ready for primetime'

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 06, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Mac owners have yet to try Maxis' rebooted SimCity. Given the troubled launch of the PC original, perhaps they've been spared. Maxis has...

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"It's a 'success' because their forecasts were low for a PC game. I believe they said it was ..."

- LoioshDwaggie see all 12 comments

SimCity's first DLC launches today for $10

By Andrew Yoon, May 28, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Are SimCity fans ready to start spending money? EA certainly hopes so, as the company has released the first paid expansion pack for the game.

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"This is pretty much my experience as well, the gameplay looked fun on the early streams so I ..."

- gebz see all 47 comments

SimCity 4.0 update offers 'launch park,' new region

By Steve Watts, May 23, 2013 8:00am PDT

SimCity's 4.0 update is due today, offering a new launch park for early adopters, a new region, various fixes, and some reintroduced features.

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"Most MMOs fail because they try to be like WoW. This one is failing because it tried to be like ..."

- Malku see all 9 comments