The Sims 4 Spa Day Game Pack Announced

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Earlier this year, EA told investors that by March 2016 we would see “another” Sims 4 expansion pack released, along with multiple game packs. There’s been no official word on that Sims 4 expansion (although it’s most likely The Sims 4 Pets), but we do know that the next game pack will be The Sims 4 Spa Day.

Following on from the chilled out Outdoor Retreat, Luxury Party Stuff, and Perfect Patio Stuff add-ons, The Sims 4 Spa Day will let your Sims to get their ‘rest and relaxation’ on. There will be a series of health and wellness related activities on offer from massages to mudbaths and you can find out more about this game pack after the break.

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FIFA 16 Gameplay Trailer Stars Messi, No Touch Dribbling

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Every year, without fail, EA releases a brand new FIFA game. And every year, EA has to come up with some significant new features and tweaks to prove that this year’s game isn’t just last year’s game in a new box with a new roster update.

EA has already tried to prove how different FIFA 16 is, with the biggest addition being the inclusion of women’s international teams. As important as that is, we don’t just want new characters models, new names on the back of the jerseys and new pronouns in the commentary, we want tangible gameplay changes. So could ‘no touch dribbling’ be the change that we need? According to the new FIFA 16 gameplay trailer, no touch dribbling will change everything.

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The Sims 4: Hot Tubs Only Ever Available If You Pay Extra; Future Updates Outlined

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In the past few months, we have praised EA and The Sims 4 development team for listening to fans and making up for what was a disappointing launch. Fans asked for swimming pools and family trees and they added them to the game for free, fans wanted more space so they introduced new Sims 4 neighbourhoods, and fans also asked for more things to do and so they have released various Sims 4 DLC.

The latest of these DLC add-ons is The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff pack which gives your Sims the tools they need for a chill hangout; including hot tubs. These hot tubs are a big, key feature as Sims of all ages can hang out in them and listen to the radio, and adult Sims can even WooHoo in them. It’s a shame then, that Sims 4 producer Graham Nardone has now confirmed that hot tubs will only ever be available to players who pay extra.

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E3 2015: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Multiplayer Detailed

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is a game all about hurtling across the tops of buildings at full speed, trying to get to places in the fastest time possible without falling off the roof or getting apprehended by a corporate goon. So it would be the perfect sort of game for a multiplayer race; players could go head to head, trying to find the best line on a course and set the best time.

Speaking at E3 2015, Patrick Bach from the game’s developer DICE, has confirmed Mirror’s Edge Catalyst multiplayer, just not in the way that you think.

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The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Trailer Goes Live

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While The Sims 4‘s launch is better left forgotten (as are the threats made from a developer that they would cancel The Sims 5), since then, the game’s development team has done a good job of listening to fans and taking our feedback on board. Fans have especially been asking for more content which is why in addition to the Get to Work, Outdoor Retreat, Luxury Party Pack add-on DLC, a new patch was also recently released, which added brand new neighbourhoods and several new lots to the game for free.

Adding to this rapidly growing heap of new game content is The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff pack, which includes lots of new clothing, decor and gameplay items for your Sims have nice backyard boogies and patio parties. The new pack is out now; you can watch the launch trailer after the break.

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E3 2015: FIFA 16 Gameplay Trailer Released

FIFA 16 screenshot Harry Kane

Last week, Konami showed that it’s not pulling any punches with Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 as not only has the company put football superstar Neymar Jr. on the box, but their game is also boasting improved graphics, advanced collision, and it also launches a week before its closest rival, FIFA 16. So how will EA, the publisher and developer of FIFA 16 hold off the competition?

EA previously announced the fact that FIFA 16 will feature female football players for the first time in FIFA history, with 12 women’s international teams being included in the game. During their E3 2015 press conference EA shed even more light on the game so read more about about FIFA 16 and watch a brand new gameplay trailer after the break.

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E3 2015: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Release Date and Announcement Trailer

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Mirror’s Edge fans have been asking for a new game since…well, ever since the first game was released. So when EA and DICE announced that the next Mirror’s Edge game would be called Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, players had plenty of questions. They wanted to know how they would build on the first game’s stellar free-running gameplay and if Catalyst would right the wrongs of Mirror’s Edge‘s poor story.

In the run up to E3 2015, EA and DICE teased us but ultimately left us hanging. But now that the show has kicked off proper, they have revealed the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst release date along with a swanky new trailer that’s chock full of gameplay.

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Sims 4 Update Adds Three Brand New Neighbourhoods

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Things have been rather busy for The Sims 4 lately. The game has already added Get to Work, Outdoor Retreat, and Luxury Party Stuff as optional DLC and next week it will introduce the Perfect Patio Stuff pack too. Understandably, some housekeeping will need to be done to nix the bugs that that DLC has produced and to prepare the game for all of that upcoming content as well.

On top of that, the Sims 4 development team has been fending off complaints from fans who argue that there just isn’t enough space in the game. So to address those aforementioned bugs and to give the fans what they want, The Sims 4 has received a brand new patch including bug fixes and a brand new world called Newcrest.

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The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Pack Announced

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As has been well-documented (read: well-complained) about on this site, The Sims 4 has suffered from a content problem. The game is shinier and prettier than its predecessor, yes, but it hasn’t brought any substantial new features to the plate and it has actually removed several favourites such as pools, which had to be added into the game as a post-launch patch.

EA is making amends though, such as with those free patches, and the publisher has also been ramping up its paid-for content schedule with Get to Work, Outdoor Retreat, and the Luxury Party Stuff pack being additional add-ons. The publisher did confirm that the game would also get a new expansion and a new stuff pack between now and March 2016 (the expansion pack will most likely be Sims 4 Pets, according to some sources) and now, The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff has officially been announced.

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Mirror’s Edge 2 is Officially Called ‘Mirror’s Edge Catalyst’

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When Mirror’s Edge was released way back in 2008, its story was criticised for being too short and frankly, for being a bit rubbish. But the game starred a likeable female protagonist, a dystopian world filled with secrets and mysteries and it featured exhilarating free-running gameplay. The series had legs and fans and so demanded another game.

After five long years, publisher EA announced Mirror’s Edge 2 at E3 2013 before wheeling the game out again at E3 2014. That got fans excited, in spite of the fact that the game didn’t have an official name. Up until now that is, as EA has confirmed that Mirror’s Edge 2 is officially called Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.

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