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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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The Best and Worst Video Game x Beauty Brand Collabs

Beauty products and video games may not seem like the most logical match, but when the COVID-19 pandemic kept people around the world inside for months on end, many took solace in digital worlds — so it makes sense that brands might try to get in on that action. Makeup…

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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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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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Five Cozy Things I Love So Far About The Sims 4 Cottage Living

Releasing July 22, Cottage Living will be the newest expansion pack for the popular life simulation game The Sims 4. As its name suggests, the DLC embraces everything about farming, gardening, and living off the land as your Sims live nestled away in a cute cottage in the English-inspired countryside. I’ve been…

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How The Sims Has Been Quietly Queering Suburbia for Two Decades

When the original Sims game came out in 2000, gay jokes were still funny to me – I was six, and the fact that Sims could WooHoo was inherently funny to me, too. But my juvenile sense of humor was undoubtedly shaped by the media landscape in which I was…

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Welcome to the Wild World of Sims Machinima

As someone who grew up with The Sims and has lost weeks, if not months, of my life to it and its many sequels, I have always been amazed at the creativity of the series’ fans. Whether it’s creating new hairstyles, eyelash accessories, or WooHoo mods that sometimes defy the…

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Why Millennials Still Love The Sims

At 22 years old, I am a proud member of a generation raised on life simulation megahit The Sims, and I’m not alone in feeling that the game played a monumental part in my childhood. Falling deep into a cornucopia of expansion packs, cheat codes and modifications, The Sims was my daily…

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7 Surprising Emotional Lessons Learned From Video Games

Learning to love yourself is hard. It can be a lifetime of intense self work, expensive therapy and tears. We all build toolkits to help us on this voyage; I know I’m not the only person who finds games like Animal Crossing or Bubble Pop very soothing. There are even…

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