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
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
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
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.
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!.
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%
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.
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.
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!
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.