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Update: While Graham originally called out lead engineer Jamie Doornbos as the one responsible for same-sex relationships in The Sims, it was actually one of the general engineers, Patrick J. Barrett III, who added it in. The article has been updated accordingly. The Sims was one of the earliest...

August 5th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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EA is keeping up its tradition of doing totally original, never-done-before things with a holiday sale on its mobile games -- wait, we meant "totally predictable, done every year" things. Whatever -- free stuff! EA is offering daily deals on its iOS and Android titles now through Jan. 2, includin...

December 4th 2011 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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The Sims Medieval will receive its first expansion with the Pirates and Nobles pack this August. New features include treasure hunting, with new items like birds (falcons and parrots) and "interrogation chairs," which will subject victims to heinous tickle torture. The game begins with the Pirat...

July 8th 2011 at 7:25pm 0 Comments
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When we heard that EA would be releasing a "special limited edition" of The Sims Medieval next spring, our minds were filled with images of a replica treasure chest, loaded with fittingly medieval goodies -- perhaps a sword-shaped letter opener? (Okay, so our imaginations are a little unimaginative...

December 22nd 2010 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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We are now less in the dark about the Dark Ages version of The Sims. During its Gamescom 2010 presentation, EA announced a March 2011 release date for The Sims Medieval. This iteration of the mega-popular life adds more than the poor plumbing and widespread illiteracy of the age: it also adds ques...

August 17th 2010 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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EA is sending The Sims back in time to the dark ages -- wait, is it time for DarkSims already? The publisher has just announced The Sims Medieval, a new series for the PC and Mac that lets you "build up a medieval kingdom, controlling characters from all walks of life, from Kings and Queens, to K...

August 3rd 2010 at 10:08am 0 Comments
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A fan site of all things Simlish, called Infinite Sims, recently uncovered a handful of web domains registered by the ever-stealthy, third-party outfit Corporate Domains, Inc. These reserved addresses could be an indication of an upcoming expansion to the Sims universe -- one that could take the br...

June 1st 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments