The Sims 4™ Launch: They Are Just Like Us #TheSims4 #CollectiveBias #shop

by Kia C

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I have a secret. I am a huge, Mega, EPIC, Sims™ fan! It is my number one guilty pleasure as an adult. I used to hide my love for The Sims™ because I was embarrassed that me, a grown woman, played the game AT LEAST 10 hours a week. Over the years I found out that friends, co-workers and people my age and older love the game just as much as I do. Three Sims generations later we now have The Latest PC Game, The Sims 4™. There are gamers that literally called off work for the launch. It’s the same game I love but with Smarter Sims, Weirder Stories and Vibrant Neighborhoods.

The Sims Series first released during my childhood and I was hooked. 14 years later I’m still hooked. The Sims™ is like a friend that’s been there through it all. I’ve found myself playing the game to get my mind off my problems, recreating past stories from my life and designing futures. For every base game and expansion pack I’m in Walmart, at Midnight picking it up. Wait until UPS delivers the game that afternoon? Or risk it being sold out when I mosey into the store when I wake up? As if. Walmart always had my back and I know just where to go to find it. Grab the game, some energy drinks & snacks on my way out and I’m gaming all night baby.

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When I heard about #TheSims4 development a couple of years ago I WAS READY. I’m more than just a fan, I am completely loyal to the franchise. While I’m selfish and a little OCD when it comes to my Sims (I like to control their every move) this game is also perfect for families. Everyone can play their own game. Now, it has a ‘Teen’ rating (You can “Woo-Hoo”, take pregnancy tests and even brawl if you want) but the little ones can watch you play.

New Sims with Big Personalities and Emotions!

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Denise has the “Foodie” trait so she got the ‘Inspired’ emotion from watching the cooking channel and made a delicious meal. She even took out her phone to take a picture before she started eating. Between you and me, I think she has the makings of a blogger.

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With the new system, different emotions influence what your sims want to do, what they think and even how they walk. This makes them more relatable and smarter. Make a protein meal when you’re feeling ‘Energized’, “pee like a champion” when you’re ‘Confident’ or take a bubble bath and make out with your partner when you’re feeling ‘Flirty’. These Smarter Sims have traits, skills, and aspirations that affect their behavior like never before. They can behave and react just like you and me. The possibility to creative fantastic stories are endless.

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I saw young Daniel playing on the monkey bars alone and felt bad for him so I thought he needed a little brother or sister. What’s another kid right?

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One sibling turned into 3. Triplets! Life comes at you fast. Daniel, Denise and her hubby Sebastian were not ready and neither was I.

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Daniel tried to help mom out during breastfeeding breaks (yes! Moms can breastfeed) by talking to babies. They didn’t like that.

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With 3 new babies the Queen family quickly outgrew their 2 bedroom house so I went into the gallery and got them a mansion.

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With the New Creative Tools, you can become an architect and design/built a home quickly with ease. For the first time ever, players can sculpt their Sims by hand and build stunning homes, room by room, with ease. You can pick up an entire room, change color schemes, drag walls and more all at the click of a button.

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Not into designing and building? That’s fine! Sharing has never been more easier. Back in The Sims 3™ Days you had to exit a game, open your browser, go into The Sims Community, download Sims or houses, install them and then restart your game. Now The Sims™ 4 has made it easier than ever before! You can open the new Gallery and find millions of Sims, Houses and Rooms to instantly put in your game. You can even upload and Share your own creations with a few simple clicks. With the new Gallery function, uploading and downloading creations is crazy fast and easy. It’s really an enjoyable feature.

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I really like the game and I’m excited to see what expansion packs are coming! Check out more The Sims 4 at

Wait there’s more! To celebrate The Sims 4™ Launching there’s an epic contest going on!

Be sure to enter the SIMify yourself Facebook Contest here: There are $8000 in prizes to be won including the grand prize where you could win a trip to Maxis studio in California! See the official rules here:



1 comment

Sarah B Sep 15, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Congrats on your Sim Triplets! HAHA They thought of everything! I love all the new features. #client


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