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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

How The Sims 4 is aiming for more subtle sim behavior

By Steve Watts, Aug 26, 2013 2:30pm PDT

The Sims 4 executive producer Rachel Franklin talks about giving more realistic, subtle touches to sim behavior.

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"Sim behavior written by the guy who wrote SimCity's traffic AI"

- Clay see all 2 comments

The Sims 4 gameplay trailer is emotionally manipulative

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 20, 2013 9:00am PDT

Word may have leaked out early, but EA went ahead with its big The Sims 4 reveal at Gamescom today. We already knew that it's trying to make sims more emotional, but now we have a gameplay trailer demonstrating that, as well as showing off the fancy new character creator, an...

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"WOW, that character creator should be the standard for all games from now on. No more annoying ..."

- scary_monster see all 4 comments

The Sims 3 expansion hoverboards Into the Future

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 24, 2013 6:00am PDT

"How many damn expansions will The Sims 3 get anyway?" you mutter. Well, its eleventh expansion pack may answer that question, as it blasts virtual people Into the Future to a world of holo-displays, robots, and hoverboards. Be sure to check a GameStop while you're there.

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"Yeah - this actually sounds surprisingly neat, but I just can't get by the paywall."

- Parias see all 5 comments

The Sims 3 Showtime expansion announced

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 06, 2011 6:00am PST

You may never become famous, and so ultimately live a worthless life, but at least your Sims will get to experience that brief and fleeting moment of happiness, in The Sims 3 Showtime expansion pack for PC and Mac, announced today by EA.

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"I feel the same about MMOs and Diablo type games but to each their own."

- avatar_58 see all 5 comments