Neowin News Feed for: Sims Neowin News Feed for: Sims en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Male characters in The Sims 4 are getting pregnant due to a bug <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Sims 4 players are reporting that their male characters are getting pregnant without alien interference, causing some hilarious scenes, such as male characters breastfeeding their babies. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 01 May 2015 15:48:01 +0000 Wednesday's PC game sales deals include lots of Sims games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/15021340571940579478gamers-playing-video-game.jpg" alt="" /></div>It's Wednesday or as many of us call it &quot;Hump Day&quot;. May 4 is also &quot;Star Wars Day&quot; which we have been told was selected because May 4 sounds a little like &quot;May Force&quot;. In... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 04 May 2011 18:37:38 +0000 Proof: video games are good for the eyes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/gamers_ut2004.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a study published by Nature Neuroscience, it was revealed that playing video games can improve a person's sensitivity to visual contrasts. The authors of the study write, &quot;The contrast sensitivity function (CSF) is routinely... <a href="">Read more...</a> (James Hall) Mon, 30 Mar 2009 23:20:50 +0000 Successful Launch of The Sims Carnival <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1508429798The_Sims_Logo.png" alt="" /></div>Tavant Technologies and Electronic Arts have announced the successful launch of their new website for The Sims Carnival The Sims Carnival aims to turn millions of online gamers into game designers with no programming... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 30 Jul 2008 21:10:03 +0000 The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff released <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Yet another &quot;expansion&quot; for The Sims 2. What is this, like 35 now? Yikes: For the first time, Electronic Arts has brought The Sims&#153; players a stuff pack with the exclusive intent of giving their... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Wed, 14 Nov 2007 22:05:32 +0000 Spore and My Sims heading to the DS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today during the conference call following Electronics Arts' third-quarter earnings report, executives from the publisher finally confirmed that Spore is coming to the DS as well as the PC. Speaking to analysts, EA CFO Warren... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Fri, 02 Feb 2007 11:02:53 +0000 The Sims Life Stories Announced - We Are Doomed! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As one of EA's most successful franchises, it's not surprising when news of a new The Sims game emerges. Today EA has revealed a slightly different offering, abandoning the usual expansion releases ... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Tue, 16 Jan 2007 18:52:17 +0000 Sims 2 Work Retail <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Open for Business expansion for business; add-on lets Sims trudge off to work, manage store, hire, and fire employees. With more than 58 million units moved, the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 01 Mar 2006 15:56:01 +0000 Sims 2 Finds Life on PSP <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Pixelated people find new neighborhood in Sony's portable; characters get their life on this Friday. The Sims sensation is one step closer to claiming another victim today. Electronic Arts has announced... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 07 Dec 2005 21:44:13 +0000 Sims 2 Content "Worse Than Hot Coffee" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Miami attorney Jack Thompson claims cheat codes make EA's life sim a pedophile's paradise by showing genitalia; calls for ban on T-rated game. How do you like your hot coffee? If you're... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 22 Jul 2005 22:38:09 +0000 The Sims 2 Nightlife Screenshots <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A baker's dozen new screenshots for The Sims 2 Nightlife, the upcoming second expansion pack to the 3D virtual life simulation sequel by Maxis, are now available for download. As always, the images have also... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 15 Jul 2005 16:20:42 +0000 The Sims 2: Nightlife <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new Sims 2 expansion pack, The Sims 2 Nightlife takes Sims into the night to explore all of their favorite after-dark activities. Players can either head out and discover their love lives... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 23 Jun 2005 14:59:54 +0000 Sims 2 coming to consoles, handhelds, and mobiles <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Surprising no one, Electronic Arts is expanding its multiplatinum life simulation beyond PCs, including PSP and DS versions. It was just a matter of time. With 4.5 million copies of The Sims... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 19 Apr 2005 18:39:23 +0000 The Sims 2 retail patches v1.0.0.971 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts has issued the promised patches for The Sims 2, bringing both the CD-ROM and DVD editions of the 3D virtual life simulation by Maxis to version This release addresses a wide variety... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 01 Dec 2004 16:20:29 +0000 EA Announces The Sims 2 University Expansion Pack <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts announced today that EA's Maxis&#153; Studio is developing The Sims&#153; 2 University, the first expansion pack for the highly-acclaimed The Sims 2 PC game. The Sims 2 University will ship this March and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 22 Nov 2004 15:43:29 +0000 The Urbz: Sims in the City Hit Stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts latest sim-creation, The Urbz: Sims in the City has shipped to stores worldwide today for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. A version for the Nintendo DS will ship on... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 10 Nov 2004 15:33:03 +0000 The Sims 2 undergoes Machinima makeover <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With that brand-building spirit in mind, the series received some added weight behind it today. This morning, EA announced it was partnering with Rooster Teeth Productions to create movies based on The Sims 2 game.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 30 Sep 2004 22:52:34 +0000 The Sims 2 sells a million, smashes EA records <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The hugely anticipated sequel to the biggest selling PC game of all time, The Sims 2, has made its mark as Electronic Arts' biggest ever PC launch, selling through a million units worldwide in just... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 27 Sep 2004 22:23:32 +0000 The Sims 2 now retail reality <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Four years after the original PC game started the life-sim craze, the sequel has finally shipped to stores. In the year 2000, EA and Maxis released The Sims that re-created everyday life.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 19 Sep 2004 00:08:04 +0000 The Sims 2 Ships <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, The Sims 2 ships to retail. Some of you might even be getting it today from a hapless FedEx or UPS delivery-person suddenly attacked by your over-eager expressions of affection. Just as you've got... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 14 Sep 2004 23:00:10 +0000 The Sims 2 goes gold <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The much-anticipated update of EA's virtual-existence franchise is heading off to the actual factory. After years of dominating the PC sales charts, the Sims is now set to enter a new era.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 23 Aug 2004 23:00:41 +0000 The Sims 2 movies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The overload of movies for The Sims 2 rolls on relentlessly with not one but two new trailers for the 3D virtual life simulation sequel in the works at Maxis. The &quot;Aspirations&quot; clip highlights the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 21 Aug 2004 23:50:55 +0000 The Sims 2 movie <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The continuous flood of movie trailers for The Sims 2 results in another clip of the upcoming 3D virtual life simulation sequel by Maxis. This &quot;Friday 13th&quot; movie runs for a minute and a half... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 18 Aug 2004 14:53:03 +0000 The Sims 2 screenshots <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>nother batch of new and recent screenshots for The Sims 2 is now available for download to show more of the upcoming 3D virtual life simulation sequel by Maxis. If you like, you can also... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 12 Aug 2004 19:20:20 +0000 EA to bring Sims franchise to Nintendo DS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts has announced that the next console evolution of the hugely popular Sims franchise, The Urbz: Sims in the City, is set to appear on the Nintendo DS around the time of the platform's... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 16 Jul 2004 14:56:26 +0000 Sims 2 Special Edition DVD Details <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts will release a special limited edition DVD of The Sims 2 in North America. It will be available at the same price as the CD-ROM version. The DVD will include the full version... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 14 Jul 2004 15:34:51 +0000 Deluxe Sims 2 DVD edition planned <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>DVD version of the eagerly awaited life-sim sequel will feature a bevy of bonus materials. Once again, an online-merchant has revealed details of an eagerly awaited game before its publisher. This time... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 09 Jul 2004 21:27:45 +0000 The Sims 2 Movie <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The umptheenth (well, almost) movie trailer for The Sims 2 is now online, continuing the exposure of Maxis' upcoming 3D virtual life simulation sequel. This hefty E3 demo movie offers a walkthrough of managing a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 06 Jul 2004 16:58:24 +0000 EA ships The Sims Mega Deluxe <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts announces the release of its latest The Sims bundle, comprising the original game and three of its popular expansion packs. Electronic Arts has today announced the North American release of... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 25 May 2004 14:35:02 +0000 New Sims 2 Screenshots and Trailer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EA has released screenshots of Sims 2 characters engaging in eccentric behavior. The game allows players to control their Sims over an entire lifetime and pass on their DNA to new generations. All of this... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 24 May 2004 17:47:00 +0000 Double Clips - Sims 2 and Saga of Ryzon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Time to get your grubby little hands on the ninth trailer for the upcoming people sim, Sims 2. 20MB of great Sims 2 preview. Video: View Trailer (20MB) ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 23 May 2004 15:38:01 +0000 The Sims 2 shipping September 17 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sources confirm to GameSpot that the sequel to Maxis' lifestyle sim will be out this fall. Today at E3, GameSpot learned the release date for the Sims 2. The sequel to the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 12 May 2004 21:19:09 +0000 Sims Bustin' Out sequel exposed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Sims returns to consoles... and it's left the 'burbs for the big city. Word! Developers Maxis have leaked early details of the sequel to The Sims Bustin' Out - and, in contrast... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Darren Bolton) Tue, 20 Apr 2004 13:18:01 +0000 Sims 2 and Pacific Assault delayed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts says both games won't be out until Summer 2004 ... at the earliest. During a conference call announcing its Q4 2003 earnings, Electronic Arts executives revealed that two of the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 28 Jan 2004 02:16:02 +0000 The Sims Bustin' Out for N-Gage <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nokia and Electronic Arts announce that an N-Gage version of The Sims Bustin' Out is currently in development and will be released later this year. Nokia and Electronic Arts have today announced... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 12 Jan 2004 22:50:06 +0000 The Sims Bustin' to North American stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EA announces the North American release of The Sims Bustin' Out for all current generation consoles. Electronic Arts has today announced the North American release of The Sims Bustin' Out for PlayStation... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 16 Dec 2003 18:44:16 +0000 The Sims Bustin' Out ships for GBA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts announces the North American release of its life simulation game for the Game Boy Advance. Electronic Arts has today shipped the Game Boy Advance version of The Sims Bustin' Out... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 02 Dec 2003 17:23:55 +0000 The Sims 2 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>How do you create the sequel for the number one game of all time? Well, you start by understanding what it took to make it number one in the first place. Players love their sims,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 19 Jul 2003 03:15:53 +0000 The Sims coming to GBA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts announces that a GBA version of The Sims Bustin' Out is currently in development at its Maxis studio. Electronic Arts has today announced that a Game Boy Advance version of... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 01 Jul 2003 16:40:33 +0000 Mobs Move Into Sims Online Power Vacuum <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An underground group known as the Sims Shadow Government has taken over the fantasy world that is The Sims Online, meting out mob justice. It's a violent twist for The Sims, the dollhouse-inspired... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Sun, 08 Jun 2003 08:52:55 +0000