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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.


"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.


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

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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...


"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.


"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.


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

- avatar_58 see all 5 comments