Collect Trading Cards in The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff!

The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff pack is coming next week on June 28th! Awesome activities, outfits, and bedroom decor for child Sims await.

Sims 4 Kids Stuff Puppet Theater

First up is the Puppet Theater, where kids can put on puppet shows for their family and friends. Putting on performances will increase their social skill, which in turn unlocks new plays. There are five plays in total for kids to unlock.

Sims 4 Kids Stuff Voidcritter Battle Station

An all-new feature for the Sims franchise arrives with the addition of the Voidcritter trading card game! There are twenty cards for Sims to collect, trade, and train. Kids can insert their cards into the Voidcritter Battle Station to compete against each other. With their cards in place, the cute critters will appear onscreen and commence battle.

Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff Screenshot

Define their personal style with an assortment of science fiction, nature, and athletic themed furniture. Cover the walls with posters of the latest tween pop star sensation for the music lovers.

Sims 4 Kids Stuff Tweens

Crank up the new Tween Pop radio station or BEtween TV channel included in the pack to amuse the kids and annoy their parents.

The Sims 4 Dine Out Restaurant Customization Preview

In The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack, players can create, own, and manage their very own Restaurant Venue. First off, you’ll need get those creative juices flowing and pick a name for your restaurant.

More important; however, is the choice of aesthetic. There are all sorts of possibilities for designing a unique restaurant, the only requirements being a bathroom, Host Station, Waiter Station, Chef Station, and some Dining Spots for your customers to comfortably enjoy their meal at.

Sims 4 Dine Out Wait Staff

There are three job positions that you’ll need to fill in order to run a well-oiled restaurant: Host, Wait Staff, and Chef. The host greets the customers and shows them to their table. The wait staff then takes their order and delivers their meal after it has been prepared by a chef.

From the Employee Settings menu, you can choose uniforms for your staff, and dictate the dress code of your customers.

Sims 4 Dine Out Customer Review

One of the keys to running a successful restaurant is maintaining a balance between customer satisfaction and your profit margins. The quality of your restaurant will be judged on a five star rating scale based on its service, ambience, and food.

Once a patron has paid their bill, a star containing a number will appear over their head, indicating the rating they’ve given your restaurant. These Customer Reviews will dictate the overall star rating of your restaurant. You can view your restaurant’s rating through an interface shown in the trailer. It also lets you know the areas in which you could improve, and those in which you excel.

By improving your rating, you’ll earn points used for unlocking Restaurant Perks. Among the list of perks are extra wait staff positions, discounts on ingredients, and the Inspirational Speech social interaction.

Sims 4 Dine Out Food Critic

As the owner, your Sim can chat up restaurant patrons, even offering to comp their meal, to increase your star rating. When a Food Critic stops by, you may want to recommend an ideal meal for him to taste. You don’t want to keep him waiting!

Sims 4 Dine Out Customize Menu

There are several preset food menus for the restaurant that you can choose from. Otherwise, you can customize your own menu, selecting each and every dish that your restaurant can serve.

There are four meal categories available for patrons to order from, including Appetizer, Main, Dessert, and Drink. Mix in some experimental dishes to make your restaurant’s menu stand out.

Sims 4 Dine Out Customizable Sign

Among the new decorative objects in the pack are a new aquarium and a set of customizable signs. You can add all sorts of decals to the blank signs to represent your restaurant.

Look forward to experiencing all of this and more when The Sims 4 Dine Out debuts on June 7th!

Manage a Restaurant in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack

The new Game Pack teased last month has been officially announced and slated for a June 7th release. In The Sims 4 Dine Out, players can build and manage their very own restaurants. Experiment with fanciful new meals and test them on your famished customers.

Sims 4 Dine Out Restaurant

For the less business oriented, a number of pre-made restaurants are available for your Sims to dine at. Classic diners, sports bars, and high-end restaurants are just a few themes you could choose from to stylize your eatery.

The Sims 4 Teases New Content in Seasonal Previews

A new video was released today, teasing some new content to come for The Sims 4. This is the first of their new seasonal previews, which they intend to release every few months.

The video shows a restaurant-themed Game Pack, slated for a Spring 2016 release. In addition, a new Stuff Pack centered around children will be released sometime in the Summer this year.

Names and additional details for these packs will come at a later date once they’ve been formally announced.

The Sims 4’s Spring Challenge Begins on March 22nd!

The Sims 4 Growfruit

A new patch will arrive on March 22nd, introducing a new Spring Challenge for a limited time. Throughout the months of March and April, players can find a unique new Sim named Jasmine Holiday roaming around. She’ll give out Growfruit seeds to Sims that speak with her, which can then be planted to grow a Growfruit tree.

The Sims 4 Growfruit Planet Render

Returning to Jasmine with 20 Growfruit will unlock a new planter object. With a ‘perfect’ Grapefruit, you can earn an additional, fancier planter.

The Sims 4 Egg Hunt Render

The Bunny Egg Hunt returns this year, now with two extra eggs to collect! Collecting all twelve will unlock a stuffed bunny object.


Create a Victorian Garden in The Sims 4 Romantic Garden Stuff

Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away, and The Sims 4 is starting the celebration early with the new Romantic Garden Stuff pack. On February 9th, players can decorate their Sims and their gardens with lovely floral objects and outfits.

Sims 4 Romantic Garden Party

Give your garden a Victorian makeover and create an ideal romantic spot with dreamy statues, beautiful fountains, and a colorful assortment of flora.

Sims 4 Fountain Cuddle

Rest your derrieres and cuddle up alongside the edge of the Fountain of Gluteus Maximus. Create a moment right out of a sitcom opening sequence by jumping in and splashing around with a friend. Mischievous Sims can slip some soap in the water for a bit of bubbly fun.

Sims 4 Whispering Wishing Well

Make a wish and throw a coin into the Whispering Wishing Well for one of fifty different outcomes. The effects could be life changing, for better or worse, so be careful what you wish for! Watch out for the well’s mood, for the consequences of a poorly timed wish could be dire.

These objects and more can be found at The Lost Gardens of Healing, a new park venue. The gardens are filled with the quaint tunes of the Baroque radio station, inspired by the 1600s style of music.

Watch Movies and Chill in The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff

The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff introduces everything your Sims need for an awesome movie night with their friends and family. Coming next week on January 12th, this pack includes new fashions, furniture, and gameplay opportunities!

Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff Projector Screen

Take a seat on one of the all-new sofas with a snack and get ready for the film to begin on the Movie Projector Screen. Choose from one of ten movies, ranging from action and comedy to romance and horror.  There are even a couple of family movies, great for the kids.

Pop a perfect bowl of popcorn to munch on with the Popcorn Popper. Classic buttered popcorn, cheddar, caramel, and kettle styles are all available to pick from.

Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff Outdoor

Create and decorate your ideal movie space, indoor or out, with an assortment of new Bohemian themed room objects. Start a new Sim fashion trend with a selection of similarly styled outfits and a few new hairstyles to boot.

Sims 4 Update (12/4/2015): Pool Venues and Colored World Maps!

sims 4 logo

The Sims 4 has received its pre-expansion pack update in preparation for Get Together’s release on December 8th. A bit of new content, huge interface overhauls, and welcome changes to group behavior are included within the patch.


Sims 4 Properties Bit Versions

Players using 64-bit Windows will be greeted with a new 64-bit version of The Sims 4’s executable file upon launching the game. This is an automatic process, requiring no user input. However, you can check and switch between either version by opening the Game Properties through Origin as pictured above. For more information, see EA’s FAQ page.


Players can finally create public pool lots with the all-new Pool Venue. On top of that, you can now customize the color of the pool’s water to either the default or purple through the Pool Water Styles menu in Build Mode.


Sims 4 World Map Update

The World Maps have received a splash of color, along with a completely overhauled household interface. Circular portraits of each family member will appear at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to view their traits and current location. Clicking on the visit button, indicated by an airplane icon, will allow you to quickly visit the selected lot with any Sims currently living in a house.


Sims 4 Family Group

With clubs coming in the Get Together expansion, the way social groups are handled has been updated with new options and a fresh overhead symbol. Through the Actions section of the social menu, you can now add or remove Sims to and from a group. Sims in a group who wander off can easily be brought back together with new interactions for performing things together (e.g. Go Here Together). Additionally, Sims traveling together will automatically be placed in a group.


Sims 4 Relationship Inspector

The relationship inspector that appears at the top of the screen when socializing with another Sim looks a bit different now. Small portraits of each Sim in a group will now display at the top.


Sims 4 Camera Controls & Options

Several new buttons can be found in Live Mode. In the top right corner of the screen you’ll notice the Manage Worlds button is now available. Down by the time controls you can find a new Camera Options button, expanding into an additional three for taking screenshots, recording videos, and accessing the newly updated Screenshots & Memories interface. The Camera Controls menu also includes new options for quickly switching between the Sims 3 and Sims 4 camera styles.


Sims 4 Child Long Straight Hair

In other news, the long straight hairstyle previously available for female children exclusively can now be used on boys too!

For a comprehensive list of bug fixes in today’s update, please check the patch notes on the EA site.

Sims 4 Update (11/3/2015) – Repairmen and Challenge Rewards

Sims 4 Repairman

The Sims 4 is back with a brand new update that adds the Trick vs. Treat Challenge rewards and the long awaited Repair Technician service!

Repairmen, now called Repair Technicians, have finally arrived. They can be hired from the phone’s services menu, costing a base fee of 100 simoleons and an additional 10 per hour. Upon arrival they’ll march straight to work, repairing any broken plumbing or appliances in the home.

Aspiring handymen can even ask the technician for repair advice, resulting in a small boost to their handiness skill.

The results of the TeamTrick vs. TeamTreat Challenge are in! The forces of Team Trick just weren’t strong enough, and Team Treat won all three rounds. As such, the following items have been added to the game:

  • Edgar the Generous (Door)
  • The Gumber Fesh Bow (Fish Bowl)
  • The Ornate Beauty (Storage Chest)

The fish bowl also introduces the Gummie Guppie fish, which can mounted and placed on a wall. With the challenge over, the trick and treat social interactions have been removed from the game.

For a comprehensive list of bug fixes in today’s update, please check the patch notes on the EA site.


#TeamTrick or #TeamTreat? The Sims 4 Challenge

Trick vs Treat

The true purpose behind the Trick and Treat interactions added in September 24th’s patch has come to light. Running October 23rd through the 31st, the #TeamTrick vs. #TeamTreat Challenge pits players against one another in a battle of the social interactions!

The reward? Three of six possible new items in The Sims 4! Which ones get implemented into the game depends on which side pulls the biggest numbers. The challenge will have three rounds lasting three days a piece, each with trick and treat themed items. Just hop onto The Sims 4 during the challenge days and spam the interaction of your choosing on every Sim in sight!

Like the trick item from the first round but the treat from the second? Not to worry. Just switch teams for that round. Each round will have their own tally, so we could get the trick item from one round and the treat item from another.


Challenge #1 (October 23rd ~ 25th)

Trick and Treat Doors
Stoar the Bearded or Edgar the Generous


Challenge #2 (October 26th ~ 28th)

Trick and Treat Fish Bowls
Bones or Gummie
(Fish Bowl)


Challenge #3 (October 29th ~ 31st)

Trick and Treat Storage Chests
Buyers Beware or Ornate Beauty
(Storage Chest)