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The Sims 4 is Going Free-to-Play in October

EA and Maxis have announced The Sims 4’s base game is going free-to-play next month. Starting October 18, The Sims 4 will be free-to-play for anyone who wants it on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with the latter two being playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S through backwards compatibility.…

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The Sims 4 is Going Free-to-Play in October

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Ranking the Most Ludicrous Deaths in The Sims

As someone who grew up playing The Sims, I loved how this bizarre world had so many possibilities. It’s the ultimate storytelling tool, and there’s no denying it, I love horror — so why wouldn’t I try to kill these little digital fools as often as I could? I can’t…

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Best Sims 4 High School Years Mods For Your Back to School List

The Sims 4 High School Years is the franchise’s first-ever foray into the teenage high school experience, where you get to tag along with your Sims to experience the highs and lows of the most awkward, but also occasionally the most memorable, moments of their lives. Let’s be honest though, high school…

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The Sims 4 High School Years — All Cheat Codes

The Sims 4‘s most recent expansion pack, High School Years, lets you live out the awkward teen years in all their glory. Instead of your Sims disappearing for hours during the day, you get to tag along with them and see all the school drama first-hand, for better or worse. Like most…

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The Best Games About Vampires — V Rising, Vampyr, and More

Vampires are having a real moment in video games right now. Of course, the bloodsucking creatures of the night have been with games for decades — the allure of playing as a supernatural predator or fighting against them has been a popular subject since as far back as the NES.…

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PSA: This Sims 4 Glitch Is Making Sims Grow Old Too Quickly

You’d think growing old too fast — within minutes — is something that stays within the confines of a movie like M. Night’s Old, but that’s now the reality of an unexpected glitch in The Sims 4. Following yesterday’s free patch (which introduced sexual orientations, a new phone interface, curved walls, and more),…

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The Sims 4 Build Guide – How To Use Curved Walls

The Sims 4 recently released a big patch ahead of the release of the expansion pack High School Years, bringing a number of overhauls and new content to the long-running simulation game. The patch introduces body hair, sexual orientations that can limit or modify advances from other Sims based on gender,…

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Sexual Orientation Settings are Coming to The Sims 4

Sims fans, sexual orientation settings are coming to Create a Sim in The Sims 4, and the feature will be available to all players of the base game. In a post today explaining the feature and some of its ins and outs (pun only somewhat intended), design lead SimGuruJessica explained…

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How A Sims 4 Modder Helped the Game Reach its Queer Potential

For much of its 22-year existence, The Sims has been ahead of its time with queer inclusivity. The life simulation franchise allowed for same-sex marriage long before it was legal in the United States, and for many, the series was their first exposure to queer identities at a young age.…

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Surprising No One, Sims 4 Is Getting a Werewolves Game Pack

Following about a month of hints and teases from EA, it’s finally been revealed: The Sims 4 is getting a werewolves game pack. Seriously, it’s far from a surprise. When the Little Campers Kit was announced, for example, you could see a sim transforming into a werewolf on a movie screen in…

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Sims 4 Pronouns Already Show Up in Conversations Thanks to a New Mod

Just two days ago, Electronic Arts released an update for The Sims 4 allowing players to give their Sims preferred and custom pronouns. This was a highly requested feature from the community for some time, and one modder was so enthusiastic about the addition that they worked very quickly to…

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The Sims 4 Now Lets Players Choose Pronouns

Maxis Studios and publisher Electronic Arts are finally adding a much-requested feature to The Sims series: preferred pronouns for your Sims. While you have been long able to choose your Sim’s sex, clothes, and overall physical appearance, fans have been asking Maxis for the ability to choose how the game and…

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The Fancies 2021: LB Hunktears’ Games of the Year

Game of the Year, Period, 2021: Wildermyth The reason Wildermyth is my game of the year is pretty simple: it does nothing I don’t like. It’s beautifully balanced. Tonally, it’s the perfect fantasy adventure game — the stakes feel high, but not stressfully so. Sad things happen, and they feel…

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Ten of the Best Sims 4 CC Packs for December 2021

Custom content (CC) Is a phrase quite common within the Sims community. Many CC packs are known for quite illustrious designs that typically can’t be found in the base game or purchasable DLCs. If you’re a returning simmer, then you know just how quickly the plethora of Stuff, Kit, and…

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18 House Ideas for The Sims 4 – Themes, Yards, & More

When it comes to The Sims 4, I am by far the least creative person in regards to terraforming and house design. At the very least it’s never the first thing I set out to do when I sit down to play. But that doesn’t mean that I’m without some…

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The Sims 4 Spa Day Pack Gets a Makeover of its Own

Sul sul simmers! Today, Maxis released a new trailer and then livestream on its YouTube for a “refresh” of The Sims 4’s  Spa Day Pack. The devs explained during the stream that the refresh is taking an older pack and adding more material to breathe new life into it. This…

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I Tried to Understand ‘Cottagecore’ with Sims 4

I’m old. I’m not like old old, but TikTok scares me and my back hurts a lot of the time. Born in 1989, I’m a solidly middle of the pack millennial, which, to a young person, makes me basically ancient. I’ve come to terms with this. I’ve made peace with…

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Sims 4 Build Mode Guide – Helpful Cheats, Best CC Downloads

An average simmer will know these three keys “CTRL + Shift + C.” These three sweet keys allow for a whole new world of Sims. From enabling objects to move beyond a four square (or half) grid to unlocking all items within build/buy you can ultimately shape your simming experience…

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Island Living Doesn’t Even Compare To Island Paradise

Some expansion packs from The Sims 3 have proved popular enough to return in forms in The Sims 4. One such distinct pack is Island Living. In The Sims 3, we knew the tropical package as Island Paradise. Yet in my heart, Island Paradise blows Island Living out of its…

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The 20 Best Sims 4 Gameplay Mods (November 2021)

The list of possible Sims 4 mods is basically endless. You can spend hours and hours looking through various websites, trying to find out whether a given mod is useful or just a waste of time. Over dozens of hours, we’ve tested a plethora of mods and hand-picked the ones…

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