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The Simmers Meetup is an annual event held by Maaike, Rachybop and BeyondSims (that’s us!), where Simmers from all over the world come together for a Simtastic day.
The Simmers Meetup 2015 is our biggest event to date. It will have a modern venue, EA Pods, Q&A panels, activities and so much more. Tickets sold out in just a few hours, so I’m excited to be in a position to announce that we’re giving away 2 tickets to the event to 2 lucky individuals! That’s right, you could get a chance to attend the event!
Want to have a chance of winning a ticket? Simply leave a comment telling us why you’re excited for the Simmers Meetup!
The giveaway ends on the 8th May 2015 at 00:01(am) BST. You can also learn more about the event here.
The latest free ‘on the house’ offering from Origin is the Ultima 8 Gold Edition. Released in March 1994, this is a classic RPG where you must become a titan.
Simply head on over to the Ultima 8 page on Origin to grab your free copy!
Episode 2 of my The Sims 3 Showtime Let’s Play, Shania’s Rise to Fame, is now online!
Ever wanted an easy recipe to create pancakes like Bob from The Sims 4? Look no further than this quick and easy American pancake recipe!
- 135g Plain Flour
- 130ml Milk
- 1 Large Egg, Beaten
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- Maple Syrup or Butter to serve.
- Sift flour, caster sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl. At the same time, whisk the egg and milk together and then add the melted butter to whisk in with it.
- Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and beat with a fork until there’s a smooth batter.
- Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and add some butter. Once melted, pour in some of the batter mixture (1-2 ladles). Once the top of the pancake begins to bubble, turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen to about 1cm thick.
- Serve with maple syrup or butter and enjoy!
And there you have it – perfect American style pancakes. Be sure to tweet us pictures of your pancakes if you give it a go.
A huge thank you to BBC Good Food for their ‘Fluffy American Pancakes‘ recipe
Thank you to everyone who entered our Sims T-Shirt giveaway! The giveaway is now closed and it is time to announce the 7 lucky winners!
The winners are:
- Leia S
Congratulations! We will be sending an email out later today, so be sure to reply to it asap when it arrives.
We have other giveaways coming soon including a Simmers Meetup ticket giveaway and a Sims 1 Umbrella one!
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!
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!
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!
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