• 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...
  • EA Incorporates Music Festivals Into The Sims 4

     Emily Fletcher This past week, Sims 4 fans were given the chance to take their Sims to a music festival, starring real-life musicians. Sims Sessions presented the stars, including Bebe Rexha, in Sim form and singing in the games’ own language, Simlish. The free update, and EA’s inclusion of real-life stars,...
  • 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...