The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Pack Announced!

Perfect Patio Stuff Hot Tub

The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Pack has been announced for release next week! This new stuff pack will include new objects for your patio and outdoor spaces! After all the busier expansions and packs, it’s about time your Sims got a chance to kick back a little. This pack will come with new hairstyles, swimsuits, a fancy new grill, and the ever-desired hot tub!

Two types of above ground hot tubs will be included in this stuff pack; A wood polymer hot tub, and a much more expensive stone tub. Up to eight Sims can join in on the hot tub fun at the same time, including children! Sims looking for some “intimate” time can shoo away unwanted guests for a private WooHoo session. Handy Sims can upgrade the hot tubs with soothing aromatherapy and stereo enhancements.


SimGuruGraham confirmed via Twitter that there will also be a new Backyard radio station for all those lazy afternoons. Please stay tuned for next week when we learn more!


The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff Pack Announced!

A new stuff pack called The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff Pack was recently announced! Currently, very little is known about it, but given it’s title, it can be assumed it will contain a variety of content related to luxurious parties. Please stay tuned for future updates coming next week!

The Sims 4: A Quick Look at Genetics

Since the original Sims games, the ‘Create A Sim’ options have greatly improved. With a simple click of the mouse, you can mold and sculpt your Sims. You can adjust their faces and bodies, and in no time, customize them down to the tiniest detail!

Sims 4 Traits


The game comes with a variety of face templates that let you create Sims from different ethnic backgrounds, so you can create people from around the world. But there’s more to making a Sim than just their looks. Their personalities are another important aspect, and with the new ‘Bro’ trait, your Sim can experience a budding bromance when combined with certain “Emotional States.”


The Sims 4 CAS 

DNA has been substantially improved. You can still try for a baby which will take on some features from their parents. Or in ‘Create A Sim’, you can use two Sims to preview how their child would appear. If you aren’t completely satisfied, you can modify the child’s looks even further. In addition, you can create family members from the genetics of a Sim, meaning you can create a brother or sister based off the original host, just like that!

The Sims 4 has so many promising features and more to be revealed; let’s look forward to its Fall release!


Bonus Tidbit from SimGuruGraham:

  • The Bro Trait isn’t a male only trait, it can be used by both sexes.

Sims 4: Sims Campers Explore the Create A Sim Mode

Sims Camp

Sims Camp attendees at Gamescom have provided a lot of information to impart regarding The Sims 4. It should be noted this game is still in it’s alpha stage, so information is subject to  change.

The Sims 4 Create-A-Sim Female

Participants had the opportunity to attend sessions with the game producers, who provided information and answered questions about The Sims 4. While they report that the producers refuse to commit to a release timeframe, and there is still a lot of work to be done, there are still a lot of things to look forward to as well. Among them: A direct manipulation tool which allows players to make minute adjustments in physical characteristics including body shape, body size, face, skin tone, hair, facial hair voice and clothing. Once your perfect Sim has been created, you can “lock in” your choices, or even opt for the randomizing feature. The CAS will work on three different levels for customization, each getting more detailed and minute.

The Sims 4 Create-A-Sim Face 2

Also, hair and hats will be selected independently so Sims can rock any hat with the hairstyle! One drawback; hair cannot be made longer using the direct manipulation, so you’re stuck with the length you choose. New Sim female voice styles include sweet, lilted and melodic, while males may choose from brash, clear or warm. Possible future options discussed among the design team include favorite colors and food types.

New Sim female voice styles include sweet, lilted and melodic, while males may choose from Brash, Clear or Warm. Possible future options discussed include favorite colors and food types.

 The Sims 4 Depressed Walking

Players will have over 50 traits to choose from in the base game; even Aspirations will make their return. Sims will actually be able to die from emotions, and will also randomly demonstrate either right or left-handedness! Personality will be captured through walking styles, such as perky, swagger and snooty; these can be overridden by another emotion, such has happiness or grumpiness. Children will be able to inherit these walking style from their parents too!

All in all, the Sim Campers relate that even the unfinished, unpolished product made playing The Sims 3 feel tired and dated. There’s a lot to look forward to so you can expect to see some new information from Build and Buy mode once the news embargo lifts on September 11th, 2013. See you later!

[via thesimsresource]


The Sims 4 Create A Sim Has Ethnic Diversity (Live Broadcast Recap)

The Sims 4 Create-A-Sim Female

This morning, Jill Johnson, Associate Producer of The Sims 4, showed off the new Create A Sim tool during the live broadcast. We can’t stress enough that what you’re seeing now is the early development stages of The Sims 4. Since they’re taking in feedback from all around the globe, the game’s design and features are subject to change.

Right off the bat, you can begin customizing your Sim’s proportions by manipulating several control points around the body. Just like clay, you can sculpt the body by dragging the mouse around each point.  Want to have narrow shoulders with meaty forearms, or sculpt curvaceous thighs and small feet? Go ahead, the possibilities are endless!

Sims 4 Body Sliders

Turning the Sim around unravels even more customizable areas. You can adjust the size of the belly, or increase the size of their booty!

Sims 4 Ethnic Diversity

The design team has created a wide variety of ethnic face templates to choose from. You are free to customize them even further in “Detail Edit Mode,” like changing their pupil sizes, or adjusting their eyelids and folds.

Sims 4 Bodies and Skin Tones

There’s even a wide assortment of body templates to choose from, and you can adjust their physical attributes through the “Fitness” and “Heaviness” sliders. The former controls how muscular your Sim looks with abs and all, while the latter controls their chubbiness.

The Sims 4 Hats and Hairs

Hats are now separate from hairstyles! You can now place a hat on any hairstyle you please.

The Sims 4 Clothing Options

The Sims 4 returns with the standard clothing options of tops, bottoms, and shoes. The boots will now go over the pants, however, if you wear bell bottoms, the boots tuck under the pants.

The Sims 4 Swagger

After you’ve finished customizing their looks, it’s time to choose their traits, aspiration, and walking styles. So far there’s four different walking styles; default, perky, snooty, and swagger.

Well that’s it for now, the next Live Broadcast will air September 17th, so we’ll see you then!

 Notes from the Live Broadcast:

  • The game is currently in pre-alpha stage of development.
  • The 4 currently known walking styles are; default, perky, snooty, and swagger.
  • There are no weather nor pets in the base game.
  • The design team is working on longer and curlier hair.
  • You can choose from tops, bottoms, and shoes like The Sims 3.
  • The decor of a room can affect a Sim’s mood.
  • Hats and hairstyles are no longer attached and are now separate.
  • There’s no Create-A-Style for now, but there’s talks among the design team on whether they should include it.
  • There are currently 5 different ages.
  • Multitasking plays a big part in gameplay.
  • In Create-A-Sim, you can model almost any part of the body with just the mouse.
  • Currently, there are 3 voices: Clear, warm, and brash. There is also a bar for pitch.
  • No adjustable height sliders.
  • You can adjust the size of the feet.
  • You can preview a Sim’s emotion in Create A Sim.
  • There’s now a wide assortment of facial structures with more ethnic diversity than ever before!
  • Moodlets will be included with clothing. For example, wearing something like a red dress can make your Sim feel confident.



The Sims 4 Quick Preview

The Sims 4 Family

Recently, information about the highly anticipated Sims 4 game have been revealed to the public. From the looks of things, we’re told it will be a deeper, richer Sims experience. Your Sims will be much more emotional and intelligent, allowing you to choose their personalities and aspirations, while exploring their life goals and memories.

Sims will have greater depth through body language, expressing their emotions from the way they walk. It will also be even easier to create Sims with the new tools provided. You can mold your Sims with the improved Create-A-Sim tool, and design their dream-home with a more intuitive Build Mode. With a diverse set of neighborhoods to choose from, you can bring your Sims home to life.

The game will include many unlockables though outfits, objects and traits, that can be discovered by completing events or obtaining collectibles. And certainly, you can also share your creations with friends and the community to further enrich the Sims experience. This only scratches the surface of what’s to come in The Sims 4.

More information about The Sims 4 will arrive August 20th at the big reveal at Gamescom! We’ll see you then!