FIFA 16 Features Women’s International Teams

FIFA 16 screenshot women - Alex Morgan

EA Sports’ FIFA games may top the sales charts each and every year, but they are often criticised for failing to include female players. Women have been left out of the annual series despite the fact that women’s football is growing fast across the globe (in England, the women’s national team are even drawing bigger crowds than the men).

The thunderous calls for female footballers to be added to FIFA have been ongoing since one football fan started a petition which drew the attention of EA. FIFA producer Sebastian Enrique had said that although it would take an entirely new physics model, new player models and new hairstyles, while executive producer David Rutter said that they would be added to the game eventually.

At the time, Rutter didn’t clarify when “eventually” would be but now, EA has confirmed that FIFA 16 will be the first game to star playable female footballers. Find out more after the break.

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Sims 4 Microtransactions On the Way?

The Sims 4 Microtransactions

When The Sims 4 launched last year, it was almost unanimously criticised for not offering ay significant improvements over its predecessor; many agree that it wasn’t worth the full price. People also complained that The Sims 4 was missing vital features such as toddlers, leading some to believe that later down the line EA and Maxis would shove tons of extra features into expansion packs, thus forcing people to buy them.

With the Get to Work expansion and the smaller Outdoor Retreat and Luxury Party Stuff add-ons, we haven’t seen really that happen, but extra monetisation plans could be on the way if the work of one Sims 4 designer is to believed. It’s being suggested that The Sims 4 could soon get microtransactions, in a move that could upset the fanbase even more.

More on that after the break.

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The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff Launch Trailer; Pack Now Available

The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff pack logo

The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff pack is the very first ‘stuff pack’ for The Sims 4. Traditionally, Sims stuff packs just introduce new items as opposed to any massive gameplay overhauls such as The Sims 4: Get to Work expansion. Luxury Party Stuff is a little different in that regard as EA and Maxis have committed to including some smaller gameplay features in the Sims 4‘s stuff packs, which is likely because they want to make up for all of the things that The Sims 4 is missing (namely, toddlers).

As the name suggests, the pack includes all of the things your Sims will need to dress up nice and have a grand ol’ time. You can find out more about The Sims Luxury Party Stuff pack and watch the new launch trailer after the break.

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The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff Pack Release Date, First Details Announced

The Sims 4 Luxury Party Pack

Since launch, Sims 4 fans have lamented the game’s lack of content. The Get to Work and Outdoor Retreat packs certainly helped things but EA and Maxis would have to do a lot more to win core Sims 4 fans over – after all, so many players felt burnt by the game’s initial lack of pools family trees, and those are things seen as basic Sims game features.

There are plenty more content packs on the way though, as EA revealed we can expect at least three new Sims 4 add-ons between now and March 2016. The first of these adds ons is The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff Pack, and we now know what it will include, along with a release date and a price. Find out more after the break.

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The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff Pack Coming Soon, Along With a New Expansion Pack

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Since launch, The Sims 4 has received two new add-ons in the form of the Outdoor Retreat game pack and the Get to Work expansion. Outdoor Retreat encouraged your Sims to embrace the great outdoors and go camping while the Get to Work expansion introduced several new career paths including doctor, scientist and retailer.

Both Outdoor Retreat and Get to Work were received well but we can’t just host barbeques and hang out with aliens all day now can we? Well we can, but it could become a tad bit boring. As a result, The Sims 4 will soon be getting the Luxury Party Stuff game pack and another big expansion is in the works too.

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Mirror’s Edge 2 Will Be Released Early 2016, EA Confirms

Mirror's Edge 2 release date

The original Mirror’s Edge was released in 2008 to a lot of fanfare. People couldn’t wait to play as free-runner Faith as she sprinted around, trying to uncover the truth about a corrupted, dystopian city. With eye-catching reds and elegant whites, the game was beautiful too and it’s no wonder why Mirror’s Edge was a critical hit.

The game wasn’t perfect by any means, but a cult following of fans has been begging for Mirror’s Edge 2. After years of banging on EA’s door, the series’ publisher finally announced a new Mirror’s Edge game at E3 2013, with more info following at E3 2014. There’s still a lot we don’t know about Faith’s next adventure but in their recent investor’s call, EA shed some more light on the game.

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Sims 4 Patch Adds More Star Wars Costumes

The Sims 4 logo

When The Sims 4 launched in early September, it was rightfully criticised for a lack of content, including swimming pools, toddlers and family trees. A handful of updates later and lots more has been added, helping Sims 4 to become the game that we all hoped it would be in the first place.

This latest patch adds bug fixes (as always), some questionable new features and several new Star Wars costumes to celebrate Star Wars Day (May 4th). Check out the latest Sims 4 patch notes after the break.

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New Sims 4 Patch Makes Your Sims Better at Sex, Reduces Male Pregnancy Rate

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Although The Sims 4 was quite barebones at launch, what with the lack of toddlers, swimming pools and even family trees, new content additions like the Get to Work expansion and the Outdoor Retreat game pack have added a considerable amount of things to do. But with a sweltering amount of choices, comes the possibility that things can go absolutely, horribly wrong.

The Sims 4 patch that launched alongside Get to Work introduced such things like basements, brand new hairstyles and it also stopped pregnant Sims from constantly being in labour. Us lot keep finding broken bits of game though, so this update includes a handful of new fixes.

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The Sims 4: Get to Work Expansion Released With Launch Trailer, New Patch

The Sims 4 Get to Work Grim Reaper

This week, The Sims 4: Get to Work was released. It’s the very first expansion pack for The Sims 4 (the Outdoor Retreat add-on was a game pack, not an expansion) and it brought with it a whole bag of new tricks for your characters to bring in the Simoleons.

These new careers include retail, with your Sims being able to set up their own businesses (clothing, photography and baking), there’s detective work so that you can solve the city’s crimes, there’s the doctor career so you can rid Sims of their ailments or deliver them to the Grim Reaper and there’s the scientist career path that could lead to alien domination. There’s a good jumble of things to do there and you can find out more on The Sims 4: Get to Work after the break.

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These New Sims 4: Get to Work Trailers Are Totally Bizarre

The Sims 4 Get to Work retail

The upcoming Sims 4: Get to Work expansion pack brings with it a truckload of new gameplay content. Unlike the Outdoor Retreat add-on that introduced new outdoorsy items for Sims who love open spaces, The Sims 4: Get to Work gives us new ways for our Sims to get rich or have fun trying.

Included in the pack are several new career paths including retail, detective, doctor and scientist so that you can heal Sims, avenge them, take all their money or accidentally let aliens control their minds. Yeah, I know exactly which activity is going to be the most popular.

The Sims 4: Get to Work launches soon, and you can watch two brand new trailers for it after the break.

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