By Daniel Willis

I have been an author on this website since early 2011 and became the owner in November 2012, where I later rebranded the site as BeyondSims. I have been playing Maxis games since around 2001 starting with SimCity 3000 and The Sims 1. Apart from managing this site, I study Information Technology at University and listen to a lot of Shania Twain.


Get to Work: Pre-Order at GAME and ShopTo


If you’re looking to pre-order a physical copy of The Sims 4 Get to Work in the UK, then you can now pre-order from GAME and ShopTo.

Take your pick!

Pre-Order at GAME | Pre-Order at ShopTo


Thanks to Liam for emailing me the links!


Cities Skylines: Dev Diary 9 – Info Views


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is the next developer diary for Cities: Skylines! Today we take a look at the various info views that help you keep track of the different aspects of managing a growing metropolis.

As always, if you haven’t read the previous dev diaries, you can find them here…-diary-archive!

Cities: Skylines features 19 different info views (some info views include multiple tabs such as the different levels of education, health care and death care and so on). While there are no actual categories for the info views they can be roughly divided in three categories by their nature:

  • city service related
  • citizen related
  • city and map related

City service related

City service related info views display info mainly about the functions of the different city services and their effects to the zoned buildings. These include things like electricity, garbage, education, health, fire safety and public transport. Most of these are also used when accessing the build menu for city services. This helps planning when building a new service building.

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Sims Blog: Time for your Sims to Get to Work!


Hey Simmers!

We’re excited to announce our first expansion pack, The Sims 4 Get to Work! With three brand new active careers, each complete with a new fully playable career venue, there are plenty of ways for you to fulfil your Sims ambitions. But that’s not all. You can even create your Sims’ own retail business, taking advantage of your Sims’ skills and hobbies to earn those Simoleons. There’s a lot to discover in The Sims 4 Get to Workwhen it releases in April 2015, but in the meantime, here are seven important things you should know:


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The Sims 4 First Expansion Pack, Get To Work, Coming April 2015!


Today EA held a conference call which we were kindly invited to, where they announced at The Sims 4’s first expansion pack will be coming in April 2015! The first expansion is called Get To Work and will bring active careers and the ability to own your own retail business! And mixes together two highly requested themes, Ambitions and Open for Business!

You’ll be able to take active control of your Sims’ careers in 3 new career options or you can be your own boss by opening and managing your own retail business.

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New Career Options

The Doctor Career

Choose to save lives and for the first time ever, you can deliver babies! You get to go to work in an all-new hospital venue and use the surgery table.

Detective Career

Track clues and piece them together as you solve big cases! Take your Sim to work a the police station venue and use objects like the interrogation table. Get some good cop/bad cop mojo going on and try to interrogate other Sims.

Scientist Career

Experiment with all new inventions in the science lab using the invention constructor, which we’ll find out more about in the future. This new object is sort oa mix between a 3D printer and Jarvis from Iron Man – create amazing new objects and use for good or bad!

Create your own retail business

You can create and manage your own retail businesses. It all starts in build mode where you can create any kind of business. Run a clothing boutique, art gallery and even stock shelves with books.

Customise everything from the items, hire and fire employees, set the prices and schmooze customers to sell them your products!

Your Sims can even live out one of the new careers by week and then dabble with their passion for baking and sell their creations on the side to earn some extra Simoleons!

Two New Skills

Two new skills arrive with Get to Work which tie directly in with running your own business. These are photography and baking!

Capture picture perfect photos or bake and decorate delicious cakes to stock in your own bakery. In addition, you can turn all of your hobbies into enterprises.

Coming April 2015

More information will be coming over the next few weeks and this first expansion pack will be packed with fun new things for Sims to be able to see and do!

It will launch on PC (physical disk and digital download) and Mac (digital download) simultaneously!