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Sims 4 getting released 1 September
The Sims 4 is slowly being released around the world. And some of them have a livestream.

Check them here: Twitch.tv

You also may be able to find some gameplay movies on Youtube in the coming hours. Just Search for "Sims 4" and filter on upload date.


Misc. Sims 4 news 29 August
Here are a few previews/interviews from the past days:

- Gamespot: How The Sims 4 Will Be Different To The Sims 3

- News 10: Senior EA game developer talks candidly about 'The Sims 4'

- PC Authority: Hands-on Preview: The Sims 4

- PC MMGN: The Sims 4 interview: Talking emotional, intelligent Sims

- Silentc0re: Build Mode - Getting lucky

- Stevivor: In-depth at E3: The Sims 4

- MCV UK: Life in boxes: The Sims 4 at retail

- The Guardian.: Sims 4: gaming's fascinating answer to reality TV


Sims 4 gameplay II 28 August
Another gameplay video on Twitch:

See it here: Live Mode part 1 - Live Mode part 2


Sims 4 gameplay 26 August
SimGuruRyan and SimGuruHouts talk about build mode in The Sims 4

See it here: Let's Play The Sims 4 - Build Mode


New trailer 23 August
A new trailer is released: The Sims 4: Official Launch Trailer

News from Gamescom 22 August
Dozens of sites went to Gamescom and made gameplay movies and previews the past week. Here's a big update on the most interesting ones (credit screenshot TheSims-4.fr).


- Sims Artists.fr
- Daily Sims
- TheSims-4.fr
- Simscommunity
- ActualidadSims
- Simtimes

- BeyondSims
- Crinrict I
- crinrict II
- SimsObjekt.de
- Simforum.de
- Electronic Arts

- Pixia Gaame
- Everyeye.it
- TF1.fr
- SimsFans.de
- FamilyGamerTV
- Sims3net

More Sims 4 info 17 August
Beyond Sims went to Gamescom and made a big preview.
See it here: New preview

Sim Cookie was also there and made a long gameplay video.
See it here: Gameplay video

With all this new info, I could update the Traits list and also made a Rewards page here: Traits - Rewards


Sims 4 info 16 August
Sims Community was at Gamescom and had the chance to take a closer look at The Sims 4.
Check their list of articles here: Sims 4 preview

Misc. news 13 August
Gamescom
The Sims 4 is presented at the Gamescom and executive Producer, Rachel Franklin shows a demo of the game.
Check it here: Gamescom gameplay demo

Preview
Joystick.com posted an article and talk about a few Sims 4 features. No new info, but there a few new screenshots.
Check it here: Joystick.com article

Gameplay video
The English Simmer posted a long video where they show Sims 4 gameplay.
See it here: The English Simmer video

CAS demo out 12 August
I'm probably not the only one that checked their Origin several times a day, but now finally, the demo is out for everybody!
You can find it in Origin's Free games/Demo's and Beta's. Or check Origin.com

More Sim Camp info 9 August
More reports from Sims camp (credit screenshots The Sims Resource).


- Simsnetwork II
- Simsnetwork III
- The Sims Resource III
- Sims Legacy Challenge IV
- Sims Legacy Challenge V

- SimsVip VI
- SimsVip VII
- Simatography II
- Simatography III
- Rachybop


Misc. news 8 August
Wierder Stories trailers
EA made several small Sims 4 trailers. Four of them have been relesed so far:
Stay Weirder - It's Amber - Epic Wood - Cow Plant Love

New blog
There's a new blog on Thesims.com about mods in Sims 4.
Check it here: It’s a Mod Mod World

LGR plays CAS
LGR got their hands on the CAS demo and gave their honest opinion on it.
See it here: LGR CAS demo review

Sims 4 on consoles
And lastly, producer Ryan Vaughan told to MCV that Sims 4 may be coming to other platforms.
Read it here: Videogamer article


Sims3Store update 7 August
A new set in the Sims3Store:

Last Venue of Amore: 30 items for $19,- (temporarily $17,-)


Even more Sim Camp info 6 August
Again, many reports from Sims camp (credit screenshot Billsim).


- Simsnetwork
- Sims Legacy Challenge III
- The Sims Resource II
- Simcookie II
- SimFans.de II

- Simply Ruthless
- Simply Ruthless II
- Simply Ruthless III
- Simply Ruthless IV
- Simatography

- Sims Artists.fr
- L'universims
- Sim Times.de II
- SimsVip IV
- SimsVip V

More Sim Camp info 5 August
Below more reports from Sims Camp, and 2 previews from Gamezone and Kotaku.

- Sims Legacy Challenge II
- TheEnglishSimmer II
- The Sim Supply II
- SimsVip III

- Gamezone preview
- Kotaku preview

Sim Camp info 4 August
Below you can find the first reports from several fansites about Sims Camp. More will follow later.

- SimsVip I
- SimsVip II
- The Sims Resource
- Sims Legacy Challenge

- SarademoorGames
- TheEnglishSimmer
- Simcookie
- The Sim Supply

- SimFans.de
- SimTimes.de
- Sims-artists.fr
- Billsim

Sims 4 Hands-on 4 August
Besides the fansites, the commercial gaming sites also released some new previews today. There may be more coming, but for now, here are the first ones:

- PC Gamer: Gameplay video
- Escapist Magazine: Gameplay video
- Polygon: Preview
- Kotaku: Gameplay video
- Game Revolution: Preview

New screenshots 4 August
The embargo from Sims 4 camp has been lifted and websites are starting to post their reviews and info. I'll be gathering them all but for now, here are 9 new screenshots from the game:

      

      


Misc. news 30 July
New trailer
A new Emotions trailer has been released: The Sims 4: New Emotions Official Gameplay Trailer

Rewards
A new Rewards page has been added to Thesims.com. For each Sims 3 expansion you own, you automatically get a different colored lamp.
Check the details here: Rewards


Misc. news 25 July
Store blog
SimGuruTater wrote a blog on the Sims2.com that there will be just 1 more update to the Sims3Store. The Store team also gives a nice farewell present in the form of a free download.
Read it here: That’s Amore from The Sims 3 Store!

System requirements
EA released the system requirements for the Sims 4 and they are extremely low.
See them here: System requirements.

Interview
And lastly, Digital Spy had an interview with Ryan Vaughan. They talk about how a Sim can die from emotions and he responds about the lack of swimming pools.
Read it here: Interview.

Misc. news 23 July
A new Sims 4 blog was posted on Thesims.com. It's about the 2nd world Oasis Springs.
Read it here: Welcome To Oasis Springs!.

A nice gift from EA: Everybody can now have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free! (until July 31st)
Check the details here: How to get The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection.


Sims 4 walkthrough 20 July
Graham Nardone and Ryan Vaughan show us the walkthrough that was given at the E3.
They guide their Simselves though the park, gym and a party.

See it here: Sims 4 walkthrough.


New poll 20 July
There's a new poll. The question is if you're still interested in the Sims 4 now so many features have been cut. Click here to vote: New poll.
Last poll question was if you would like a Sims 4 CAS demo. Good thing the demo is sent out, because over 2 thirds loves getting it, though still 11% is not interested.
616 people voted and here are the results:

do you spend a lot of time in Create-a-Sim?
- Yes, that would be great!: 67%
- It would be interesting to check it out: 23%
- No, not interested: 11%


CAS demo 9 July
EA is sending out the CAS demo to many Simmers. I believe it's completely random as some long time players don't get it, and some people with Macs (which is not compatible) do get an invite.
On twitter, Ryan Vaughan told that more and more people will get the invite as time goes by.

A lot of movies are appearing on YouTube from those that have the demo. Instead of listing them all, it's easier just to search for sims 4 cas demo on YouTube.


New blog 8 July
There's a new blog on TheSims.com. Rachel Franklin talks a bit about the reasons to leave out toddlers. She also reveals that there will be a CAS demo later this summer and we (finally) get to see some gameplay footage within 2 weeks.

Read the blog here: What’s Out and What’s In


Petition 5 July
Many Sim fans probably already know about the Sims 4 petition to put Pools and Toddlers in the game. And even though I signed it too, I never posted about it until now.
This petition is now signed by over 15.000 people! Let's try to get it to 20.000!

Petition

Note that I don't think Maxis will actually do add them in. There's just not enough time left and they sure won't delay the game. The reason to sign is more to send a signal that cutting out very important parts will not be so easily tolerated.


Sims3Store update 3 July
A new set in the Sims3Store:

Brunch at the Old Mill: 28 items for $17,- (temporarily $14,50)


New previews 30 June
FamilyGamerTV had an interview with Ryan Vaughn and they talk about emotions, personality types and more.
See it here: Interview

And here are 2 more Sims 4 previews: Softpedia preview - Rockpapershotgun preview



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