SimCity Can Finally Be Played Offline

Publisher EA this week finally released a patch for SimCity that allows the game to be played offline. The feature had been requested from gamers since the game’s troubled launch. SimCity players will now be greeted with a “Single-Player” option…

SimCity Is Finally Getting An Offline Mode

One of the biggest blunders of 2013 was the launch of EA’s SimCity reboot. The PC game required an always online Internet connection which the developers at Maxis claimed was due to the game using cloud computing to generate cities…

‘The Sims 3 Roaring Heights Previewed in New Teaser

The Sims 4 is now more or less a year away from release, and Maxis is still pumping out tons of content for The Sims 3. Today the developer and EA previewed the latest add-on content for game, The Sims…

‘Sim 4’ Release Window Announced as Fall 2014

Back at this year’s Gamescom conference, EA and developer Maxis previewed a title that The Sims fans have been waiting years for. The Sims 4 was previewed in-depth, complete with a partially live-action reveal trailer for the game. Now, with…

‘Sims 3: Into The Future’ Out Today

After teasing the new content for months, EA and developer Maxis today released the latest expansion pack for The Sims 3. The Sims 3: Into the Future features the ability for players to take their sims to the future and…

SimCity Might Get An Offline Mode, Mod Support Is Coming

When SimCity launched earlier this year, it became the best example yet of why always-online DRM doesn’t work. The game suffered from inconsistent performance and random log outs as a result of the game’s requirement to always be online. At…

‘Sims 3’ Goes Bohemian With Midnight Hollow

Today saw the release of the first new Sims 3 pack of the fall, Movie Stuff. Sims 3 fans can now go west, go goth, or don a superhero cape while waiting for the next real expansion, Sims 3: Into…

‘Sims 3 Movie Stuff’ Superhero Costumes Teased

Over one month ago, Maxis and EA announced both the Into the Future and Movie Stuff add-ons for The Sims 3. While fans of the series are waiting for the time-traveling, futuristic Into the Future expansion, the smaller Movie Stuff…

‘Sims 3: Into the Future’ Previewed in New Developer Video

Though Sims fans got a taste of the series’ future earlier this month with a big The Sims 4 preview at EA’s Gamescom presentation, the release of that game is still months away. Fans will instead have to be content…

‘The Sims 4’ Trailers Revealed at Gamescom

EA and developer Maxis today officially highlighted the follow-up to the popular The Sims 3 at Gamescom. The Sims 4 did not yet get a release date, and will be coming to PCs sometime in 2014, and pre-orders are already…

Sims 3 Movie Stuff Horror Costumes Previewed

Back in July, EA announced the latest expansions for The Sims 3. The Into the Future expansion will include science fiction elements such as jetpacks, hoverboards, and customizable robots. That full expansion will be released on October 25. The smaller…

Sims 3 ‘Into the Future’ Expansion and ‘Movie Stuff’ Pack Announced

EA and Maxis today officially announced the next expansion for The Sims 3. Titled Into the Future, the expansion will include many elements from the genre of science fiction. The new content includes jetpacks, hoverboards, and robots. Players will be…

The Sims 3 ‘Island Paradise’ Launch Trailer Released

Though Maxis has already announced The Sims 4 will be out next year, the developer is not slacking on the content coming for The Sims 3. The latest expansion for The Sims, titled Island Paradise, is due out June 25.…

The Sims 3 Pop Star Sings in Simlish

It seems like a joke, but The Sims 3‘s made-up language has now been used to cover a real-life pop song. With less than a week to go before The Sims 3 University Life releases on March 5, EA is…

SimCity Creator Will Wright Plays the New SimCity

Last week, EA released a video in which SimCity creator Will Wright sat down with Ocean Quigley, creative director of the new SimCity, to speak about the design decisions made on the new iteration. Wright, who is not directly involved…

SimCity Creators Preview New Game, Talk Sims

When Will Wright designed the first SimCity all the way back in 1989, he founded an entire genre of games. Now that he’s out of the game design business (sort of), it would be interesting to see what the gaming…

The Sims 3 University Life Previewed in New Walkthrough Video

Last month, Maxis teased The Sims 3: University Life with a trailer that showed off frat parties, bonfire keggers, and beer pong. Today, the developer of The Sims games has released a much longer preview that delves into the details…

New SimCity Trailer Includes Superheroes, Villains

Last month, EA and Maxis showed off the “European City Sets” that come with the $80 Digital Deluxe Edtion of the upcoming SimCity. That add-on comes with famous European landmarks (the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Brandenburg Gate) that transform…

SimCity Will Have an In-Game Store

It’s been known for a while not that the upcoming SimCity will have always-on DRM, though it won’t force players to always play in multiplayer mode. That’s not ideal, and it will likely only end up frustrating users, the way…

New SimCity Trailer Shows Off European Landmarks

EA and Maxis today released the latest trailer for SimCity, featuring the “European City Sets” that come with the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game. Famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Brandenburg Gate can be placed…