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The Sims 4: SimGuruGraham Explains The Loading Screens

“Angellulu wrote:
Thank you for wonderful information! BUT… 

When you say we have a loading screen between lots, does it mean that when I would travel my Sim from home to lot that is included in the same neighborhood, he/she still has to go through a loading screen? What about the lively streets, can we be part of it, or is it out of reach? I’d like my Sims to walk on street outside as well, even if it is out of bounds from other lots. Will this happen? 
I wouldn’t want to be confined in a single lot, watching every other Sim have fun outdoors…”

“SimGuruGraham Replied:
There is never a load screen when you walk off a lot into those public spaces in the neighborhood that you’re in. By all means, have your Sim run out there and have fun! Every Sim you see at any time when you’re playing can be reached and interacted with without any loading whatsoever.

You will need to load when you walk onto a different lot in the same neighborhood than the one that is currently your active lot. When you arrive there, that lot will become the active/loaded lot with Sims on it doing stuff, and all of the Sims who were in those public spaces in the neighborhood will still be there doing the same thing they were doing before you switched lots. Because time continues to pass while you’re off in different neighborhoods, and Sims continue to simulate even when they aren’t loaded, when you travel to a completely different neighborhood and then return to the first neighborhood, the Sims who were there previously will have changed.”

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Source: SimsVIP and TheSims4 Forums

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The Sims 4 Newsletter (June 2014)

EA have released a newsletter announcing the release date of The Sims 4 and to show players the new ‘Stores’ gameplay trailer.

The newsletter also confirms that The Sims 4 is eligible for the “Origin Great Game Guarantee” which means that if you purchase through Origin and dislike the game, you can return it within 24 hours of first launching the game.

Click here to view the newsletter

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SimCity 2000: Now Available on Origin!

Looking for a classic Maxis game to pass the time? Well, Origin now has you covered as the SimCity 2000 Special Edition is available to download for £4.99!

Now you can design any city you can imagine and SimCity 2000™ will bring it, and its resident Sims, to life.

It has all the features, flexibility, art, animation, and power you need to create an environment of your dreams. Choose from a selection of bonus cities and scenarios to rule or ruin as you please. Build schools, libraries, hospitals, zoos, prisons, power plants, and much more… Lay down roads, railways, and highways. Explore the underground layer and build subways and utilities without compromising your aesthetics. Customize different buildings or design your own graphics sets from scratch.

This is the ultimate classic Maxis city-building and management simulation. If this game were any more realistic, it’d be illegal to turn it off!

View on Origin

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The Sims 4: Stories Gameplay Trailer Music

I knew that I’ve heard that song somewhere before! The song you heard in the trailer is from the band, Vampire Weekend. The song is called Unbelievers. It really fits the trailer in my opinion. Check it out if you liked the song!

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The Sims 4: Official Release Date Revealed

The news we have all been waiting for… the official release date for The Sims. EA have officially confirmed the release date for the game in the E3 livestream and that date is…

2ND SEPTEMBER 2014!!!!

Are you ready for the next generation of The Sims ?!

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Nostalgia Sunday: The Sims 3 E3 Trailer

After neglecting Nostalgia Sunday for a little while, it’s back! Woohoo! And what better way to get things going again with The Sims 3 E3 trailer from 2008.

Since we’re approaching EA’s E3 conference tomorrow, and this week is The Sims 3’s 5th birthday, what better time to post this?

Do you remember how you felt when you first saw this trailer?