• Reflecting On Video Games That Made Me A ‘Gamer’

    How did it all start? My love for gaming began when I was about ten, and I would play free games online. A lot has changed since then, but becoming an adult has made me truly appreciate the wonderful games that made me fall in love with gaming. Daria...
  • The Sims 4 Expansion Pack

    The Sims 4 Game Packs: Are They Worth It?

    The trailer for The Sims 4 My Wedding Story was released at the beginning of February to a pleasantly surprised fanbase, with many Simmers welcoming this addition to the game. However, within the Sims community, there has been some controversy over the way that EA has released expansion packs with the...
  • My Hopes For The Sims 5

    Daria Paterek There is no confirmation that The Sims 5 is coming anytime soon. However, with the popularity of the franchise, it is clear that EA will continue the series. Daria outlines her hopes for The Sims 5 as she reflects on previous instalments in the series. Meaningful Interactions I want the relationships...
  • Should Disabilities Be Included In The Sims?

    Alice Bennett There has been growing online discourse about whether disabilities should be included in The Sims franchise. As a result, Alice asks, ‘For a game that represents life, shouldn’t The Sims represent all aspects of it?’ Issues remain with inclusion in the game, including the lack of representation...
  • 17 Years Later, And The Sims 2 Is Still The Best Game In The Series

    Daria Paterek On the 17th anniversary of The Sims 2, Daria reflects on the successes and downfalls of the series. The first Sims game that I owned was The Sims: Unleashed. I was about 10, and my mom bought it from a charity shop, claiming that it looked fun. After...
  • 20 Years of The Sims – Why Do We Love it So?

    Phoebe reflects on our 20 year love affair with Simulated mayhem Forget your millennium-born friends, the game that stole so many hours from your childhood turns 20 this year. Believe it or not (delco webney, for those fluent in Simlish) the virtual simulation series hits two decades on the...