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The Sims Mobile Review: Waiting On This World to Change

By Brittany Vincent, Mar 06, 2018 7:00am PST

Electronic Arts has created a full-fledged version of The Sims that you can take on the go, but is it worth leaving the house and the real Sims experience to see what it has to offer? Our review. 

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The Sims 4 Prepares Four Expansions Packs for Console Release Day

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2017 11:10am PDT

The Sims 4 base game will be ready for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November, but it looks like publisher EA will have some expansions ready to go that same day, as well.

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"Every Sims after one has gotten progressively worse about it. I remember looking at The Sims 3 a ..."

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New Sims 4 Expansion Promotes Dogs & Cats Living Together! Mass Hysteria Ensues

By Jason Venter, Aug 21, 2017 1:45pm PDT

Man’s best friend is coming to The Sims 4 in a new expansion. Unfortunately, so are cats.

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The Sims 4 Coming to Xbox One and PS4 (Update)

By John Keefer, Jul 26, 2017 9:50am PDT

The pre-order bonus will get you the Perfect Patio pack, which any Sim with summer party aspirations will need.

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The Sims 4 patch allows custom gender options in character creation

By John Keefer, Jun 02, 2016 10:55am PDT

Update now lets players be themselves.

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"Cool - Not a function I would really use, but it's cool of them to add it in. The fact that it ..."

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The Sims 4 celebrates the franchise's 16th birthday with free anniversary content

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2016 11:04am PST

The Sims is celebrating its Sweet Sixteen today, so EA and Maxis are offering some free stuff to all Sims 4 players today.

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"Probably getting announce this year with the Story mode that wasn't in the PC version or so I've ..."

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The Sims 4 blossoms with Romantic Garden Stuff Pack next week

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 02, 2016 1:58pm PST

The SIms 4 is getting into the Valentine's Day spirit with a new expansion set to hit next week.

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The Sims 4: Get Together will hang out in early December

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 07, 2015 11:40am PDT

The Sims 4: Get Together will not make its previously projected November release window, with EA and Maxis taking a few extra weeks to give it some additional polish. The expansion will now arrive in early December.

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"Delayed but I'm not sure it will matter. I think I might be done with Sims 4."

- baron calamity see all 3 comments

The Sims 4 adds World of Newcrest with free June 11 update

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 03, 2015 10:16am PDT

If your Sims' world has become a little too cramped, The Sims 4 will address that next week with a whole new area to help expand the current default neighborhoods.

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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