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    Mermaids, Mermaids, Mermaids, Mermaids!

    June 8, 2019
    An EA render of a sim waving to a mermaid speaking to each other, with a scuba diver beneath them and on either side of them is a woman on a jet ski and a lifeguard falling asleep on an inflatable raft.

    Gonna pump this out before the actual announcement in order to get those sweet, sweet early clicks. I don’t have ads or anything, but the hit counter on my WordPress dashboard is directly tied to my sense of self-worth.

    Thanks to some very good reporting at SimsCommunity, we now have official information on ‘The Sims 4: Island Living‘. It doesn’t look like a vacation pack, but something more along the lines of City Living, StrangerVille or Island Paradise, where Sims will be permanently living in the titular world.

    But what’s most interesting to me, is the mention of mermaids. One is even featured on the key art.

    Grant Rodiek once responded to a question I fielded him on Twitter, telling me that the move away from including a new supernatural life state was intentional, and that he feels that the change frees them to do more interesting things with new life states, as was shown with The Sims 4: Vampires. So it’s rather a nice surprise to see a new life state chucked into a new expansion again. Especially since Vampires was released over two years ago now.

    I didn’t play with Island Paradise much, as it fell during a time where I was significantly burned out from The Sims 3, so I’m looking forward to being able to play around with mermaids in The Sims 4. I love weirdness in my Sims games and god knows I’ve been feeling starved by The Sims 4.

    Happy birthday to me indeed.

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    Tropical Paradise and Also I Hate My Life

    So not one, but two key selling sites have new listings for “The Sims 4 Tropical Paradise“, and at least one of them prices it as an expansion pack. Lot’s of interesting things to…

    May 21, 2019
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    Review: Leopold FC660M PD

    Do you know the feeling of joining a group buy, waiting nearly a full year for your brand shiny new $200 keycaps to arrive and only just then realizing that you don’t have a…

    May 14, 2019
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    F

    Well, Tumblr just announced that after December 17th, they will ban any and all ‘adult’ content. This alone will probably kill the website entirely, but whatever. Burning one’s own business to the ground for…

    December 3, 2018
  • Image of an overpass in taken at night. There are several highway signs written in Simlish, one of which indicates that the upper road of the overpass is Interstate 3 (nonexistent in our world). Under the bridge an entire wall is covered in graffiti and a homeless tent camp can be seen in the distance.
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    A Return to Form

    After several months of yet more uncharacteristic silence from the underground DLC labs, this morning we awoke to the news that The Sims 4: Get Famous is right around the corner. I’m starting to…

    October 10, 2018
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    The Sims 4’s Aspiration Rewards Still Suck

    The best improvement made to by The Sims 2 to the Sims series wasn’t aging, more life stages and generation play, it was its Aspiration system. Where sims previously only had to mind their…

    July 2, 2018