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Star Wars 5 May
Some new Star Wars costumes can be found in the latest patch.
You can read the patch notes here: New patch

A blog about this patch can be found here: Celebrate Star Wars Day


New patch 15 April
There's a new patch. Read all the fixes here: New patch

New blog 10 April
There's a new blog on thesims.com.
Read it here: 6 Things You Should Try as a Business Owner

Get to Work reviews 7 April
A couple of news sites posted their review of Get to Work:
- Gamezone: 75%
- Game Revolution: 70%
- Game Rant: 60%
- Godisageek: 75%
- Stuff.co.nz: 80%

Simlish 6 April
On Thesims.com there's a new article about the group Echosmith who sing in Simlish in the new expansion.
Read it here: Singing in Simlish with Echosmith

Site news 4 April
As you may have noticed, I've edited the site so it's not so incredibly stretched out on wide screen monitors.
My own monitor died on me recently and after getting a very wide screen, I noticed the site doesn't look very good on it. After checking other sites I decided on the current width.

For those on small screens, let me know if this becomes a problem viewing things. If so though, the other color themes (can be chosen to the right) are still the same as before the change and I may decide to make a seperate 'width' choice like the colors.


New patch 27 March
The new patch is out. Read all the updates here: New patch

Basements 26 March
There's a new blog on theSims.com. It's about basements coming in tomorrows patch.
Read it here: Get Ready for Basements in The Sims 4

Launch trailer 24 March
The launchtrailer has been released: Official Launch Trailer

New trailers and screens 19 March
2 New trailers and some screens from Get to Work has been released:

New blog post with alien trailer: Pregnant Sims from Outer Space!!
Article with screens and Malpractice trailer: jstationx article

Update: A third trailer has been released: Still Life Update 2: And here's yet another trailer: Cop and Llama


Get to Work presentation 14 March
EA gave a Get to Work presentation to several Sim fansites (screenshot courtesy of Andrew Arcade):

Beyond Sims
Platinum Simmers
Sim Goodie
Sim Artists
Simsvip
Simscoucis
Daily Sims
Andrew Arcade
Sims Nieuws
Deligracy
Actualidad Sims
Simtimes
Simfans
Crinrict
Simlicious
Sims Network
Sims-online
Sims4friends
DutchSims4Master


New work trailer 12 March
A new Get to Work trailer has been released. This one is focused on the Retail career.
See it here: Retail Gameplay Trailer

A blog about Retail can be read here: Running a Bakery is No Cake Walk


Misc. news 11 March
Infographic
EA released a Sims 4 infographic. It tells us that 32 million Sims have been created, that every 3 seconds a baby is born and the average Simoleon amount is close to 400k.
Check out all the info here: Infographic

New patch
There's a new patch for the game. Nothing major, just some fixes.
See the patch notes here: New patch


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



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