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The Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion

The Sims 4 Horse Ranch Expansion Shows its Gameplay With Adorable Trailer

Today Electronic Arts revealed a new gameplay trailer of the upcoming expansion coming to its popular The Sims 4 game, the Horse Ranch Expansion Pack.  Following the expansion's reveal a few days…

July 6, 2023 | 11:21 EDT

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The Sims 4 Finally Getting Horses With Horse Ranch Expansion Pack

Today Electronic Arts revealed a brand new DLC for The Sims 4, titled "Horse Ranch Expansion Pack"  The DLC will be released for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on July 20 at 10:00 am…

June 22, 2023 | 03:27 EDT

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The Sims 4 Update Will Introduce Birthmarks, Stretchmarks, and More

In the upcoming Sims 4 update, players will be given even more customization options than ever before, as they can now add birthmarks, stretch marks, and even c-section scars to their Sim.  Being…

March 1, 2023 | 01:27 EST

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The Sims 4 Growing Together DLC Reveals Family-Friendly Gameplay in New Trailer

Today Electronic Arts revealed the gameplay of the upcoming DLC for The Sims 4, titled "Growing Together"  The DLC will be released for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on March 16 at 10:00 am PST and will…

February 23, 2023 | 01:31 EST

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Sims 5 Hacked And Pirated Due To Playtesting

It has been brought to light that a very reliable source has confirmed that Sims 5 has been hacked, pirated, and leaked to the public earlier than anticipated. EA has voiced its opinion on the matter…

November 2, 2022 | 12:54 EDT

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EA Confirms Sims 4 Free To Play Starts October, Base Game Only

EA has confirmed that the Sims 4 free-to-play option will begin on October 18, 2022, but will only be available for the base game. This announcement means that more gamers than ever before can take…

September 14, 2022 | 12:58 EDT

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The Sims 4 Sexual Orientation Update Has Been A Long Time Coming

I’ve been playing The Sims franchise since The Sims 2 era -- just long enough to attribute it to my own coming out -- and I've witnessed firsthand how it has evolved its representation of LGBTQIA+…

July 30, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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New Sims 4 Update Sports Hefty New Features and Changes

The newest Sims 4 update has arrived, and it is just in time for the newest High School Years expansion. This new update comes filled to the brim with new features, including a new phone setup, body…

July 27, 2022 | 03:18 EDT

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The Sims 4 High School Years Expansion Pack Announced

The Sims 4 High School Years is the latest in a long line of expansions for the fourth incarnation of The Sims franchise. High School Years will allow players to join a club, start a trend, attend…

June 30, 2022 | 11:27 EDT

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The Sims 4 Werewolves Review

In a move that can only be described as a long time coming, The Sims 4 Werewolves finally introduces werewolves to this generation of The Sims franchise. The game pack adds on to the occult…

June 29, 2022 | 10:30 EDT

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What Went Wrong With The Sims 3 Werewolves?

When The Sims 4 began teasing its newest game pack, Werewolves, alongside its two newest Kits, the occult reveal was a long time coming. Werewolves have been featured in The Sims, The Sims 2, and The…

June 15, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

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Two New The Sims 4 Kits Announced

Two new The Sims 4 Kits have been announced -- Moonlight Chic and Little Campers will soon let you glow up your game with some cool new furniture and clothing. The base game of The Sims 4 has been…

May 19, 2022 | 05:23 EDT

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The Sims 4 Neighborhood Stories Brings Life Changes to Your Community

The Sims 4 Neighborhood Stories System is expanding with new additions, including the ability to have automatic life changes for neighbors in your community. While a big focus of The Sims 4 is the…

March 15, 2022 | 04:36 EDT

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The Sims 4 Decor to the Max Kit Arrives Next Week

The Sims 4 Decor to the Max Kit has been officially announced, and you won't have to wait too long to get it -- it arrives next week. As any fan of The Sims 4 can tell you, the game loves to put out…

March 14, 2022 | 03:07 EDT

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Sims 4 My Wedding Stories Skips Russia due to Anti-LGBT Laws

EA and Maxis are releasing a new Game Pack for The Sims 4 themed around weddings. However, Russian players won't be able to buy The Sims 4 My Wedding Stories due to the country's notoriously strict…

February 10, 2022 | 10:14 EST

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The Sims 4 Gives Us a Look at Custom Pronouns

Yesterday, the official YouTube channel for Sims Community, one of the biggest Sims community websites, hosted the first Inside Maxis livestream for 2022. The biggest news from that livestream was…

January 19, 2022 | 11:23 EST

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The Sims 4 Arcane Illusions Pack Provides Huge Fantasy-themed Collection

The Sims Resource, a site that hosts a wide selection of The Sims 4 custom content and mods and the other games in the series, has released its Fall 2021 collab of Sims 4 mods. Titled 'Arcane…

September 27, 2021 | 12:30 EDT

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The Sims 4 Fashion Street Kit Delivers Stylish Indian Clothes Next Month

Get ready to dress up in style: The Sims 4 Fashion Street Kit has been announced and will be bringing all sorts of stylish Indian clothes to the life sim game when it launches in October 2021 on PC…

September 21, 2021 | 03:23 EDT

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The Sims 4 Spa Day Refresh Is On The Way

Thanks to a leak, we now know which The Sims 4 DLC pack is up next for an overhaul. If you've been hoping for a Spa Day refresh, then you're in luck, because this pack is getting new traits, gameplay…

September 2, 2021 | 10:22 EDT

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The Sims 4 Has Made Big Strides in Community Involvement, and We Love to See It

The Sims franchise has been around for over 20 years, which is a massive feat for any IP in the industry. The Sims has always had a pretty active community aspect, with many players creating Custom…

August 3, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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The Sims 4 Cottage Living Review

As the title would suggest, The Sims 4 Cottage Living is a new expansion pack that aims to bring some of the most recognizable aspects of countryside life to EA's popular life simulator The Sims 4.…

July 26, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

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The Sims 4 Update Adds Group Cooking and Food Delivery

Group cooking and new food delivery options are two of the many new features arriving in The Sims 4 Update, making EA's life sim game more interesting than ever. The Sims 4 is always…

July 21, 2021 | 02:25 EDT

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Fan of The Sims 4 Creates A Ton of Resident Evil Characters

A self-described "huge" Resident Evil fan and Twitch streamer has created a ton of Resident Evil characters for The Sims 4 with a focus on making them as accurate as possible. As a life sim, The…

June 17, 2021 | 06:01 EDT

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The Sims 4 Dream Home Decorator Review

Over the years, the downloadable content for EA’s latest entry in The Sims, their long running life simulation franchise, has developed somewhat of a poor reputation. Often associated with high…

June 7, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

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The Sims 4 'Summer of Sims' Heats Up the Season

The Sims 4 Summer of Sims has been announced, promising to bring players a bunch of new content over the next several months including a new Expansion Pack, a new Game Pack, and more. It's shaping…

May 17, 2021 | 02:40 EDT

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9 Essential Sims 4 Mods

The Sims turned 21 this month. Over its 21 years of entertaining gamers, players have had the opportunity to build families, buildings, and experiences in-game and in the larger Sims community. But…

February 18, 2021 | 12:00 EST


New The Sims 4 Update Lays Foundation for Paranormal Stuff

A new The Sims 4 update has arrived a few days prior to the launch of the Paranormal Stuff Pack, laying the groundwork for the spooky new additions making their way to the game early next week. The…

January 21, 2021 | 03:08 EST

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The Sims 4 Update Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

A new The Sims 4 update has arrived in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, adding new in-game food, Create-A-Sim items, and build items inspired by Hispanic culture. The Sims 4 has been…

October 6, 2020 | 03:24 EDT

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The Sims 4: Journey To Batuu Is Virtual Galaxy's Edge

Sometimes, cash grabs by companies are subtle, you’re not aware until after you’ve given them your hard earned money that they were making a play for it all along. Other times, it’s so obvious they…

September 18, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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The Sims 4 Players Find a Way to Ship Reylo And Their Own Creations

The new expansion pack for The Sims 4, Star Wars: Journey to Batuu, has only been recently released, and Star Wars and Sim fans alike are already eager to get their hands on the game to make their…

September 11, 2020 | 08:00 EDT

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The Sims 4 Star Wars Journey to Batuu Game Pack Launches September 2020

The Sims 4 Star Wars Journey to Batuu Game Pack has been revealed at gamescom Opening Night Live, debuting a ton of new content for players to enjoy. And yes, there will be lightsabers. The Sims 4 …

August 27, 2020 | 03:08 EDT

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The Sims 4: Nifty Knitting Stuff Is Fun For Knit Wits

Much like Lemony Snicket and his solemn duty to record and relay the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, it is my own heavy burden to play the unending stream of Sims 4 add-on content and report back to…

August 12, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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The Sims Game Show is Coming to TBS This Month

There's esports, and then there's esports. New competitions are springing up left and right and that's why there's going to be... a The Sims game show? That's right — for some reason, EA has decided…

July 8, 2020 | 01:40 EDT

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The Sims 4 Launches on Steam Today, EA Access This Fall

Announced during EA Play's 2020 presentation, the popular and iconic life simulation game The Sims 4 is available on Steam today. Additionally, we have a launch window for EA Access on Steam. Along…

June 18, 2020 | 07:23 EDT

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The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack Announced

EA and Maxis has announced The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack, which is coming to the PC, Mac, PS4, and Xbox One systems on June 5. The expansion pack will give Sims the ability to go green and…

May 6, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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The Sims 4 Knitting Pack Brings Rocking Chairs And Sims-Etsy

The next Sims 4 Community Voted Stuff Pack is about knitting, which is an... interesting choice. I mean, hey, the people voted for it, right and folks seem to be knitting more with the current…

April 21, 2020 | 09:55 EDT

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The Sims 20th Anniversary - Essential Expansions

Pretty much everyone I know grew up playing some version of The Sims. For anyone born in the '80s or' 90s, it was a pretty significant cultural milestone, much like Pikachu and the Spice Girls. At…

February 5, 2020 | 12:30 EST

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The Sims 4: Tiny Living Stuff Pack is All About Keeping It Cozy

One of the best parts of The Sims is all about building a home for your virtual friends, but you can only build so many massive mansions before it gets boring. The Sims 4: Tiny Living Stuff Pack…

January 8, 2020 | 11:30 EST

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The Sims 4: Discover University Is Graduating Late

Much like previous expansion packs in The Sims 4 line, Discover University has a rich history. It all started with Sims 2's University expansion and continued with the Sims 3: University Life.…

December 5, 2019 | 11:00 EST

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Next Sims 4 Expansion Leaked

It seems the next expansion for The Sims 4 has been leaked ahead of time, and it will be taking you to school. The leak was originally discovered by Twitter user CaptureTheCosmo. Titled…

October 20, 2019 | 11:53 EDT

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The Sims 4: Realm of Magic Conjures Up An Enchanting Experience

Magic has been a staple element of The Sims franchise from the beginning. Sure, maybe it’s not as ubiquitous as aliens or robots, but every new incarnation of the series has included a pack with a…

September 20, 2019 | 12:00 EDT

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The Sims 4 Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary With Free Content

Five years ago The Sims 4 came out, which almost seems kind of absurd when you think about it. Its really been five whole years. Maxis is choosing to celebrate this milestone by adding in some free…

September 4, 2019 | 03:15 EDT

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New Game IP in the Works at Maxis Austin

It looks like Maxis is working on a new IP. The Electronic Arts-owned developer, best known for The Sims series, is apparently looking to hire a new creative director for a new IP, according to a job…

August 27, 2019 | 03:20 EDT

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The Sims 4 Rebrand Bringing New Game Cover, Personality Quiz, and More!

The Sims 4 rebrand is taking place tomorrow and will reinvigorate one of EA's flagship titles with new energy and a whole new cast of characters. The same old Sims who have been on the cover since…

July 15, 2019 | 01:32 EDT

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Floating on By With The Sims 4: Island Living

Full disclosure, 95% of the reason why I agreed to try out The Sims 4: Island Living is because of the lure of mermaids. The latest expansion pack for the popular game, Island Living released on June…

July 12, 2019 | 12:00 EDT

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The Sims 4

The latest iteration in the best-selling EA juggernaut franchise, The Sims 4 was originally released on September 2, 2014, for PC, later being ported to Mac, and then PlayStation 4 and Xbox One…

June 14, 2019 | 08:08 EDT

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EA Play 2019 - The Sims 4: Realm of Magic Announced as Next Game Pack

We had one more announcement for The Sims 4 to close out EA Play 2019. The Sims 4: Realm of Magic is going to be the next game pack for the latest entry in the long-running The Sims franchise. The…

June 8, 2019 | 04:32 EDT

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EA Play 2019 - Sims teams up with It Gets Better Project for Pride Content

The Sims 4 is teaming up with the It Gets Better Project to introduce LGBTQ content into the game, titled It Gets Better Pride content. At the EA Play showcase, a short video package presented by…

June 8, 2019 | 04:27 EDT