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Giveaway: The Sims Play With Life T-Shirts

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Are you interested in winning some official Sims merchandise? How about a cool ‘Play With Life’ t-shirt? Then look no further than our giveaway!

We are giving away 7 black Sims t-shirts that feature a skull and plumbob design. To have a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave a comment below saying what your favourite Sims game is!

Please make sure you use a valid email address when commenting so we can get in touch if you are a randomly selected winner.

The competition closes on the 24th April 2015 at 20:00BST – good luck!

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April Fools 2015 Roundup: Pranks in The Sims Community

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April Fools day is always the perfect day for Simmers to pull plenty of pranks on each other, and this year was no exception! Check out our round up of some of the pranks from the Simming community:

To kick things off we will start with our website, BeyondSims, where we touched upon the sensitive topic of toddlers in The Sims 4. We created a fake trailer and press release for a free toddlers game update. To fake the toddlers, we edited a Sims 3 toddler into the ‘trailer’. Apologies if anyone thought it was a genuine video!

Rachybop joined in with the fun of toddlers and created a new musical parody of the ‘Circle of Life’ from The Lion King about toddlers now being available in The Sims 4. Although it was unintentional, we then joined forces to push the joke that toddlers were “coming to The Sims 4″.

Weealbet also played a trick on Simmers who watch him on YouTube. Known for his house building videos and lets plays, Weealbet did a special speed build…

From Germany, SimFans reported that a new Sims 4 expansion pack called ‘Downtown-Time’ was announced by “Rachel Franklin”. They reported that you could use public transport systems, such as the subway, experience three new careers, open a restaurant and live in apartments! Come to think of it, these ideas are pretty good for an expansion pack!

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Finally, Faramouse pranked her viewers on YouTube by doing a “stylish” April Fools house building video called “Classy Curves”. To be fair, it’s a lot better than anything I can build!

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments so we can add it to our round up of April Fools Day 2015!

 

Community Spotlight: Inside (Sims 4 Machinima)

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Machinima has always been popular since the days of The Sims 2 with people creating their own original series. I’ve recently stumbled upon a well-made series called ‘Inside’ by miboy1991.

This is a voice over machinima series made entirely with The Sims 4, which is pretty awesome considering it is a pretty new game.

Check out the first episode below and you can watch the whole series so far on miboy1991’s YouTube channel.

Site News: Expanding Our Content & Game Coverage

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Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a fantastic day! Today I want to briefly talk about some changes at BeyondSims.com which I hope many of you will enjoy.

Firstly, as you may have noticed, we have launched our Community Spotlight! This is a daily feature that celebrates The Sims community, from interviews to videos and from lots to mods – something different shall be showcased everyday! This is something I’ve been hoping to do for 2 years so you could say I’m “beyond excited” to finally make this a reality.

Secondly, and perhaps the biggest change, is that we are no longer exclusively an EA/Maxis fansite. The core and main focus of this site will always be about The Sims, SimCity and other Maxis games however there are other upcoming simulation games which I’d like talk about on the site – such as Cities Skylines. Therefore, under “Other Games”, you’ll start noticing news for some new Simulation titles. This is a trial to see how it goes and at the current moment any non-Sims/Maxis news is not showcased on the home page.

Let me know what you think and I’m looking forward to developing new content in the coming year!

Community Spotlight: Full House Mod

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On today’s community spotlight we’re taking a look at a very handy game mod… the Full House Mod.

Created by TwistedMexi this mod allows you to add more than 8 Sims to a household. The ‘stable’ version of the mod allows up to 9 and the ‘experimental’ mod, not designed for lower-end machines, allows you to have up to 24 playable Sims in your household.

This mod is particularly handy if you want more control over your Sims or maybe if you wish to make machinima.

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:!: We can’t take any responsibility for the content of third-party mods. Ensure you follow all instructions prior to installing.

Community Spotlight: Suburban Dream House

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On today’s Community Spotlight we take a look at the Suburban Dream House which was created by Fischio7 on The Sims 4 gallery.

This is an amazing 50×50 lot which will cost your Sims §371,501 simoleons! But hey, it’s a dream house right? It features 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a gorgeous interior and exterior.

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