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March 4, 2015

EA closes down SimCity dev Maxis Emeryville

UPDATE: EA confirms the closure. Reports are trickling in that EA has shut down Maxis Emeryville, the developer of SimCity. Kotaku spotted a Tweet from SimCity designer Guillaume Pierre, which seems to indicate that the…



February 3, 2015

The Sims 4 update gets genealogical

For the 15th anniversary of The Sims, The Sims 4 will be getting a smattering of updates throughout February – starting, today, with genealogy. The latest update (which should be downloadable now) adds a genealogy…




November 4, 2014

The Sims 4 pools and drowning update now released

The Sims 4 announces that everybody’s favourite method of death, death by drowning, has now returned to the series. Water relief that must be for everyone involved. Of course, to simulate drowning you need to…


October 4, 2014

Sims 4 distributes free It’s On Us t-shirts

EA and Maxis are deploying the social power of The Sims (specifically The Sims 4) as part of the It’s On Us “awareness and action” campaign against sexual assault. Much like bagpipe music* and the…



September 29, 2014

Something spooky heading to The Sims 4

EA have teased that something spooky is on its way to The Sims 4. Are we ready? I have no idea; they haven’t told me what it is. This tidbit of news comes from a…



September 5, 2014

The Sims 4: Early Impressions

I have yet to form a proper verdict of The Sims 4, but I’ve played around with it for a couple of hours. There are things I like and dislike. I have some early opinions….


September 2, 2014

The Sims 4’s day one patch makes hilarious reading

The Sims 4 received a pre-release patch, which isn’t all that surprising – but is quite funny when you look at what it fixes. Obviously, this isn’t something you should use to judge the game….