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…

By: Tim McDonald

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…

By: Tim McDonald

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…

By: Peter Parrish

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…

By: Peter Parrish

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…

By: Tim McDonald