There will be a free item from the store everyday until dec 31st!
The Sims team has been very generous and gave us 13 free gifts the past few weeks. The last free item was the Mediterranean Villa Kitchen/Dining.
You may want to check out the ongoing sale page though which contains some nice cheap sets: Sale page
For those expecting to play The Sims 4 in early 2014, some bad news; It's still a year away.
EA has just announced that The Sims 4 will arrive in the fall of 2014.
Check the small press release about it here: Press release
There's a new poll. The question is what you think about the fact there's no Create-a-Style in Sims 4. Click here to vote: New poll.
Last poll question was if you're still interested about Into the Future after seeing so much Sims 4 info. A very interesting result; Only 1 out of 4 people is really interested in Into the Future. A huge 60% is not interested or lost their interest the last expansionpack.
1030 people voted and here are the results:
Still interested in Into the Future?
- No, totally lost interest: 10% - I never liked it anyway: 50% - It reduced my interest somewhat: 15% - Yes, I still like it: 25%
A new downloadable world has been announced. It's called Midnight Hollow and has a Gothic/Steampunk theme. Available for purchase on September 26.
Perhaps the most interesting thing from this world is the Savvy Seller's Collection. It's a collection of items which you can use to open up your own shop. So it's basically a mini Open for Business expansion.
Interview Edenstyle had an interview with Sim Guru Jill about Create-a-Sim.
Read it here: Interview
Sims 4 content sharing Videogamer.com posted an article about how you can share creations with others. For example, it is possible to check out a house that a friend made without leaving the game.
Read this article here: Videogamer.com
Video interview Ryan Vaughan gave an interview to Dailymotion here: Video interview
Site news I added a page in the Sims 4 section with the most interesting Sims 4 articles and previews. Also added some screenshots from GamesCom to the 'Misc. screens' section.
Find it here: Previews - Misc. screens
Round walls? Sims Globe found something very interesting. In the live broadcast, the camera was moving around the game floor and for one second, it focussed on a monitor showing Sims 4 buildmode. Here we see a rounded fence. Perhaps there are round walls too?
Sims 4 Hands-on The Sims Resource posted a large 5-page article on Sims 4. Anything from CAS to Sims emotions, you can read it in this preview.
Find it here: Sims 4 Hands-on
Masterclass 2 Edenstyle posted their second Sims 4 Masterclass. This one is about the Sims emotions.
Check it here: The Sims 4 Masterclass 2
Info from Sims Camp Sara's Sims and Games posted their findings on GamesCom. Check it here: Sims Camp - Sims 4
Here's Lazy Game Reviews take on the Sims 4: LGR Sims 4
IGN preview IGN posted a big Sims 4 preview where they talk with Sims producer Ryan Vaughan about Sims' emotions.
Find it here: IGN preview
There's a new poll. The question is if you're still interested about Into the Future after seeing all the Sims 4 stuff from GamesCom. Click here to vote: New poll.
Last poll question was what kind of graphics you would like for Sims 4. Not many voted for cartoony and though Sims 4 can't really be called that, it's a bit closer to that than the other two options. The game is still in early development though so who knows how it turns out.
959 people voted and here are the results:
What kind of graphics would you like for Sims 4?
- Cartoony: 8% - Sims 3 HD graphics: 41% - Photo realistic: 51%
Check the broadcast here: Live broadcast The live broadcast is over. The link is for the rerun. Sims 4 starts at 57:42. Into the Future at 03:09:27.
Here are some of the Sims that people made on GamesCom:
Sims 4 CAS German fansite SimTimes posted some great info and screenshots from Sims 4 Create-a-Sim.
Check it here: SimTimes Fansite AlalaSims has also posted a bunch of CAS screens here: Alalasims.com
More CAS Another CAS hands-on has been written by website 'The Verge".
Check this one here: CAS hands-on
New renders EA released 3 new Sims 4 renders which you can see on the right.
GamesCom The press conference on GameCom, where The Sims 4 was revealed has been posted online.
See it here: Press conference
Q and A Ryan Vaughan gives us a developer Q and A on the Sims 4.
Check it here: Q and A
Misc. Sims 4 news
Limited Edition On Amazon.de, you can pre-order a very special edition of The Sims 4. Besides the normal extras, in this Collector's Edition (around 100 Euros), you get an interactive Plumbob-Statue. Other editions like from EB Games do not contain this statue.
See this special edition here: Amazon.de Thanks to Simtimes for this info.
Preview Digital Spy posted a preview where producer Ryan Vaughn talked about the emotional states and multi tasking.
Read it here: Digital Spy preview
Official site online The official Sims 4 site is now online. Here you can watch the trailers, find info about the game, check out the forum and more.
See it here: Official Sims 4 site