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The Sims' first real competitor arrives at the perfect time

The Sims’ first real competitor arrives at the perfect time

The Sims has been a popular and long-lasting franchise because it taps into such a simple but fulfilling fantasy: playing with make-believe characters in a dollhouse. The player is ultimately in control, but the story can manifest in a dozen different ways — or maybe there’s no story at all, and the joy comes from …

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Twitch's Biggest Clown Talks About His Wildest Spectacle Yet

Twitch’s Biggest Clown Talks About His Wildest Spectacle Yet

Screenshots: Jerma985 / Kotaku What’s the worst thing that could go wrong during Jerma985’s next livestream in front of hundreds of thousands of internet strangers? “I get diarrhea and can’t umpire,” he said Kotaku in a recent interview. Twitch’s notorious online jester is pulling his most elaborate stunt yet: officiating a real baseball game at …

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For many neurodiverse people, 'The Sims' has been a lifelong comfort  CNN

For many neurodiverse people, ‘The Sims’ has been a lifelong comfort CNN

CNN — Life would be much simpler with a few directions. A status bar, for instance, to remind you to take care of yourself. Perhaps a few clues about other people’s intentions. Oh, and it wouldn’t hurt to have a place to experiment with it all, free from real-world consequences and the awkwardness of choices …

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EA Changes Sims 4 Paid Mod Rules After Fan Backlash

EA Changes Sims 4 Paid Mod Rules After Fan Backlash

Screenshots: EA Last month, EA announced new rules and restrictions on paid mods, early access, and how creators can advertise their creations. And this led to many unhappy responses and ongoing controversy within the Sims community. The Sims 4 might have been released in 2014, but the life simulator continues to get massive official updates …

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The Sims 4's Newest Policy Update Is Causing Tension And Panic Among Mod Users

The Sims 4’s Newest Policy Update Is Causing Tension And Panic Among Mod Users

On July 21, EA published an update to The Sims 4’s policy regarding modding and content creation. While the post stated that EA understands mods are an “important part” of the player experience and outlined how players can re-enable mods following them being automatically disabled after The Sims 4’s newest update, it also established a …

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