The Sims 2’s Mysterious 2017 Update

On Tuesday many Origin users booted up their machines to learn that EA had pushed a patch to The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, a compilation package of The Sims 2. The Sims 2 is thirteen years old and was last updated, to the best…

November 3, 2017

Please Play Doki Doki Literature Club

Please play Doki Doki Literature Club. It’s on Steam right now and it’s 100% free. Please, just play it. Don’t like visual novels? Great, me neither. I have a short ass attention span and aren’t that interested in anime tropes. But this cutesy-looking VN…

October 23, 2017

Let’s Review: Tacoma

Coming off of the heels of their previous game, Gone Home, Fullbright released Tacoma on August 2nd, 2017. Tacoma follows the same general idea as Gone Home, in that the player is dropped into an unfamiliar and uninhabited environment, and the goal of the game is to find out what happened.…

September 3, 2017

The Sims 4 Build/Buy Cheat Sheet

Someone asked me about this and I realized that I don’t think the game ever actually tells you about these. At least not in any visible, in-your-face way. So I’ve put together a small cheat sheet of useful keybinds and cheats that help you…

August 19, 2017

Update: Oh. My. God.

UPDATE: As of 8:10 on the morning of the 18th this has been identified and fixed server-side. Apparently the issue concerned changes made to emotes, where, after entering an instance while sitting down, players would continue to sit after exiting the instance. As the…

June 17, 2017
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Let’s Review: The Sims 4: Parenthood

Since the introduction of generational play in The Sims 2, family and parentdom has been a key part of the Sims series. However, the most recent two entries in the series received complaint from some (myself included) to the tune that childhood and teendom…

June 2, 2017

Stop Putting Servers in California

Dear online game developers, Why do you insist on situating your North American servers in California? Is it because you almost definitely have a building there? Are you like me where on particularly hot days you like to go and have a sneaky lunch…

May 17, 2017

Wherein Cancelling a Pre-Order is a Bannable Offense

Pre-ordering digitally distributed games is dumb. It’s dumb, but I do it anyway sometimes for various dumb reasons. In the case of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, getting to play the expansion content four days early is part of the pre-order bonus package. And, well,…

May 6, 2017