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  The Sims 4
RIP Maxis Emeryville 5 March
EA has closed down Maxis Emeryville.The studio that made Sim City, Spore and ofcourse the Sims series.
But don't worry, The Sims games will be continued by other EA studios around the world.
Read more details here: The Verge article

Game Informer posted a very long article about the history of Maxis here: 25 Years of Maxis – Living the Simulated Dream

New work trailer 4 March
A new Get to Work trailer has been released. This one is focused on the Scientist career.
See it here: Scientist Gameplay Trailer

A blog about the Scientist can be read here: Love in a Science Lab

New work trailer 24 February
A new Get to Work trailer has been released. This one is focused on the Detective career.
See it here: Detective Gameplay Trailer

A blog about Detectives can be read here: Solving Crimes, Sims-Style

Article 24 February
Venturebeat posted an interesting article where they talk with senior producer Lyndsay Pearson. Some features in the Sims actually started out as bugs or jokes but the developers liked it so much, they just kept them in the game.
Read it here: Venturebeat article

New work trailer 18 February
A new Get to Work trailer has been released. This one is focused on the doctor career.
See it here: Doctor Gameplay Trailer

A blog about doctors can be read here: Your Sim, M.D.

Sims 4 on Mac 17 February
Sims 4 is now available for Mac. When you own the PC Origin version, the Mac version is free.
Read all about this release here: TheSims.com

Misc. news 5 February
Interview I
Lyndsay Pearson gives an interview to Venturebeat about her work on The Sims.
Check it here: Venturebeat article

Interview II
Another interview with Lyndsay Pearson from Gamespot. Here she also gives some details about the upcoming expansionpack.
Check it here: Gamespot article

Concept art
EA released some early concept art from The Sims 4.
See it here: Concept art

First expansion announced 5 February
Get to Work has been officially announced!
Screenshots, the English trailer and a blog have been posted. See the links below:

- Trailer: Get to work Trailer
- Blog: Get to work Blog
- Kotaku preview: Preview
- Info: Infopage

First expansion revealed 4 February
EA Norway accidently posted the trailer for the first Sims 4 expansion. It was quickly removed but TheSimsCommunity was able to upload it to dailymotion.

See the trailer here: Get to work trailer

Genealogy 3 February
This week, The Sims series is 15 years old! And to celebrate, a new feature has been added to the Sims 4; Genealogy (family trees).

Check the blog post about it here: TheSims.com

Also, a new patch with some new content and fixes: Patch notes

Expansion 29 January
In their Q3 financial report, EA mentioned that the first expansion has been delayed til Fiscal year 2016.
This means we can expect it somewhere in the month of April, May or June.

If the Sims 4 would have followed the same timeframe as Sims 3, the first Sims 4 expansion would have been released on February 17.

Unlockable items 28 January
I added some more Unlockables to the Extras section: Decorative objects, divided into large and small items.

Check it here: Decorative unlockables

New poll 28 January
There's a new poll. The question is what you think about Outdoor Retreat. Click here to vote: New poll.
Last poll question was if you use the online Gallery. Besides the fact that more than half of all people doesn't own Sims 4, it's interesting to see that the Gallery isn't used much. Only 9% used it a lot.
1233 people voted and here are the results:

Do you use the online Gallery?;
- Yes, I downloaded lots of things: 9%
- I used it a couple of times: 13%
- Just 1 or 2 times: 9%
- Haven't used it yet: 17%
- I don't have The Sims 4: 52%

Misc. news 13 January
Outdoor Retreat out
The first Sims 4 DLC is now for sale. In the Kotaku article below, you can find a trailer.
Check the following link with info on this pack: TheSims.com

Sims 4 on Mac
The Sims 4 will be arriving on Mac next month. Kotaku.com spoke with EA and could share some info about this.
Read it here: Kotaku article

New patch
And lastly, The Sims 4 is patched. See the fixes here: Sims 4 update

Gallery 11 January
TheSims.com brings the news that now you can view the Sims 4 gallery on iOS and Android.

Read the details here: Sims 4 Gallery

Unlockable items 29 December
I added a new addition to the Extras section: Unlockables. With a cheatcode, you can unlock many objects which are not available in buy/build mode. For now, only trees and grass plots but more is under way.

Check it here: Unlockables

Update: Added rocks: Rocks

Site news 21 December
The Infocenter is updated with the 2 new careers Athlete and Business.
Also, promotion requirements have been enormously simplified in the latest patch by removing all requirements except for skills, so these have all been updated.
Check the Careers infopage here: Sims 4 careers

And finally, the cheats section is updated with the new cheats: Sims 4 cheats

Outdoor Retreat official 19 December
Outdoor Retreat is now official. It will cost 19.99 and will be available in January.

Kotaku had an interview with EA and they give some details about the pack.
Read it here: Kotaku article

A tiny trailer can be found here: Trailer

Outdoor Retreat 17 December
Simsdomination and Simscommunity dug into the new patchfiles and found some information about the first Sims 4 dlc. A new world where Sims can go camping.

Check all the details here: Sims Community info

New careers 16 December
The new patch has been released and it comes with two new careers: Business and Athlete.
You can also now download a Holiday Celebration pack which includes some Christmas items.

SimGuru Daniel wrote a blog about this update: New blog

Check the patch info here: Sims 4 update

Career patch screens 14 December
The site got moved to a new server and I was unable to update during the move. Fortunately not much happened the past weeks.
Upcoming though is a new big update for the game; Two new careers will be added in a few days from now. Some screenshots have been shared with some of the new career reward items:


New patch 26 November
The Sims 4 is patched. See the fixes here: Sims 4 update

Gallery 25 November
TheSims.com brings the news that now you can view the Sims 4 gallery in a webbrowser. This will give several benefits like sharing creations on Twitter and Facebook.

Read the details here: Sims 4 Gallery

Site news III 22 November
While searching for the icons (see below post), I came across several concept neighborhood screens in the game files.
Check them here: Concept screens


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