Kotaku: How Evil Can You Be In The Sims 4?


I tried to be as evil as possible in The Sims 4, and I was not disappointed.

You might have heard that The Sims 4 removed a (according to some players) pretty key series feature: pools. While swimming was, in previous games, a great way to build up athleticism and take a load off, many gamers would use pools as watery testbeds for demented social experiments. That in mind, I decided to play The Sims 4 with a mind toward discovering new, different forms of evil. Mwahahaha, etc.

However, when I first showed up to a recent Sims 4 preview event in San Francisco, I found myself at a loss. Step one? Create a new Sim. Other journalists had come up with some damn cool character ideas (Game of Thrones families!), but I was running on the sleep deficit from hell. What could I possibly do to be interesting? I hate playing “myself” in these things, because the most interesting thing about me is my collection of off-kilter pants.

Unable to settle on any particular idea, I just started messing around with the new (and nicely intuitive) Create-A-Sim option, which let me physically grab, pull, and pinch Sims’ features until they were as handsome, hideous, or akin to kind of, like, an anteater—but fleshier and from my nightmares—as I wanted. That’s how Evil Da Vinci was born. Based on the famous artist/inventor, I envisioned him as the antithesis of everything the real Leonardo Da Vinci stood for. Evil Da Vinci did not create art, he stole it. He brought out the worst in people with his foul mouth, ugly heart, and cool purple hat.

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The Sims 4: Information about Babies

TheEnglishSimmer, one of the Creators Camp attendees, has shared some information about how babies work in The Sims 4. If you’re interested in that life stage then this is definitely something for you to take a look at.

As you guys know, I’m more of a player of The Sims than anything else, so it’s only right that I spent most of my time figuring out live mode in TS4 at Creator’s Camp. I was going to make a video including this when I got them from EA, however I may as well say now too to let you know :) Babies have limbs. They move and breathe and have facial expressions and are adorable. However, they are born in a crib, the crib is an object and they live in it. Parents can’t move around with the babies, they can only hold them and interact with them in front of the crib. This being said, there are many more interactions for babies than in previous sims games. The animations and facial expressions are great, and I have raised the subject with @SimGuruRachel and @SimGuruLyndsay and they are looking into it. You have to know how much work goes into this game and just one animation that may not seem that big, but in reality takes weeks to perfect. Therefore, don’t expect everything in the base game, there are always updates and patches to be released. Just wanted to give you guys the news :)

– TheEnglishSimmer


Sims FreePlay: Let’s Eat Update

A brand new update for The Sims FreePlay is releasing soon for iOS and Android players! This new update introduces a brand new restaurant with plenty of new things for you to do.

Simmers, are you ready to feast? New ways to cook, and a brand new restaurant are coming soon to Sim Town!


The Sims 4: Get Rewarded for Playing The Sims 3!

EA have released more information about ‘The Sims 4 Rewards’ scheme! For every Sims 3 game and expansion that you own, you’ll receive an in-game digital content for The Sims 4 – how cool is that?!

As our way of saying thank you for playing The Sims 3, we’re introducing The Sims 4 Rewards. You’ll be rewarded with in-game digital content in The Sims 4 for owning and registering The Sims 3 PC and The Sims 3 Expansion Packs. Each reward object will affect your Sims’ emotions and personalities in a unique way. We hope you enjoy your rewards in The Sims 4!

You can redeem your rewards now by visiting the EA website, and they will be automatically downloaded into your game when you first launch it in September.

You’ll automatically receive your rewards in The Sims 4 the first time you jump into the game, when the game launches in September 2014. Your rewards will be waiting for you in your Build Mode catalogue when you launch The Sims 4 for the first time! To find out which rewards you’ve got waiting for you in The Sims 4, click the button below to get started!

If you own all of The Sims 3 games then you will be rewarded with the grand prize – the Ultimate Freezer Bunny award! If you haven’t already, it’s worth registering all of your Sims 3 games on Origin. If you have expansions and games spread across different accounts then get in touch with EA who may be able to merge them.

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Click here to claim your rewards


The Sims 4: Familiar Faces Return Like Never Before

SimGuruZephyr has posted a new blog post on TheSims.com and goes into detail about some familiar faces who will be returning in The Sims 4! Do you recognise any names? 😉

The Landgraabs are back, still living it up as the richest family and staking their claim in Oasis Springs. We’ve brought Malcolm back during those awful awkward teen years, complete with a dastardly snobby attitude. Though Geoffrey is trying his best to be the good natured father Malcolm needs, will Nancy’s scheming ways lead Malcolm down a darker path? Either way we’re sure this historic family will provide lots of fun and mischief in The Sims 4.


Then we have the Caliente household with our two favorite sisters Dina, Nina, and their mother, who has been re-imagined as the attractive and vivacious Katrina. Katrina has ignored her better judgment and let the infamous womanizer Don Lothario mooch his way into her house and quite possibly her heart. Don’s eyes are on Katrina for now, but how long will it be before Nina and Dina are lured in by his charm? Will Nina decide to steal Don away from her mother? Will Dina finally earn enough money to get her own place and get away from all the craziness? All we know is that it won’t be long before sparks start flying!

Johnny Zest is an ambitious new character we like to introduce. Disowned from the Landgraab family when he dropped out of school, he now hopes to find his own fame and fortune as a standup comedian. He’s learned the hard lesson that when the Landgraabs cut you off, they cut you off all the way! Living in a trailer, blessed with the Landgraab looks but without the name or the money; will he make it to the top to show mom and pop he had what it takes all along? We’ll leave the fate of this black sheep in your capable hands.

Finally we’ve got a new batch of youths known as the Roomies. Your typical sitcom setup with ‘J’ (Jameson) the body building hunk, Gavin the gentleman muser, Mitchell the couch potato bro, and Zoe, that girl next door who is actually right where she wants to be, having fun with the friend-zoned boys.

No matter which familiar face you play with, we are convinced this cast of characters will add a quirkiness to your game that only The Sims can bring!