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Attend a Sims Playtest at EA


EA are looking for Sims fans to come and playtest a Sims title at EA Canada! If you live nearby then you can fill out the application and be selected.

If you attend, you’ll also leave with a free EA-developed game too! Not bad!

Click here to apply

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Maxis To Deliver A New Expansion and Multiple Game Packs for The Sims 4


EA have released their Q4 FY15 financial results today and held a conference call to talk about what will be coming in the next financial year, FY16.

During this conference call, EA confirmed that The Sims 4 will receive another expansion pack, game packs and free game updates for The Sims 4.

Maxis will continue to deliver great new content for The Sims 4, including another expansion pack, multiple game packs and additional game updates for the growing Sims 4 player community.

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Humble Origin Bundle 2


EA has announced that the Humble Origin Bundle 2 is now available! The Humble Bundle helps supports charities by allowing customers to donate what they wish and receive some fantastic games.

You can pay $1 or more to get Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space 2, Peggle, Command & Conquer Generals (including the Zero Hour expansion), and Medal of Honor Allied Assault War Chest. Then, if you choose to pay a bit more to beat the average, you’ll also get Plants vs.… Continue Reading


Simmer Spotlight: Cinderellimouse


Cinderellimouse, who was recently on our Community Spotlight, has been featured on in the latest Simmer Spotlight!

How long have you been a fan of The Sims?

Since the very beginning! My best friend and I loved to tell stories about this cast of characters we had invented, and The Sims was the perfect game for us to make those characters come alive! We were so excited to get the base game, I can still remember staring at that box art and working out who each Sim would be.

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EA Closes Maxis Emeryville


This is an extremely sad day for all Maxis fans. Today, on the 4th March 2015, EA have announced they will be closing Maxis Emeryville. Known for older Sims titles before The Sims Studio, Spore and the latest SimCity, Maxis Emeryville has been around for many years and has created many fan favourites.

First to break the news was Guillaume Pierre, the lead gameplay scripter on the latest version of SimCity.

In addition to Guillaume’s tweet, Barrie Tingle, former Live Producer at Maxis, tweeted the following:

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Maxis Working On “Brand New Sims Title”


Maxis are currently seeking a designer in Redwood City, CA, where The Sims Studio is located. This designer will be tasked with the job of working on a “brand new Sims title”.

As a Technical Designer, you’ll be working with a large (but tight-knit) team of enthusiastic industry professionals from all walks of life. Your job will be to design and create user-facing content in a brand new Sims title using our internal scripting tools.

This could be one of two things: an expansion pack/downloadable content or a brand new game.… Continue Reading

The Sims Studio Does The #IceBucketChallenge


The other day I was tagged by MegLovesGames to do the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of ALS/MND. You can watch me get drenched in ice cold water below:

At the end of my video I tagged Rachybop, SimsVIP and The Sims… and guess who has just done their Ice Bucket Challenge? Check out The Sims Studio’s version below!

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