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

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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

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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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New Sims 4 Get to Work Trailer and Screenshots Released

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While few people have played The Sims 4 and complained that there’s nothing to do, there’s no denying that the latest life-builder was a little light on content. We had to wait several months for pools to join the game and Sims 4 doesn’t even include toddlers, the greatest and most ridiculous Sims age group of them all.

The release of the (paid for) Outdoor Retreat pack was helpful as it gave people a chance to frolic outside, while the upcoming Get to Work expansion will let them embrace their wild, capitalist sides. Just like real life, eh? The expansion will let your Sims become doctors, shopkeepers and more. Watch a new Sims 4 Get to Work trailer after the break.

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The Sims 4 Released on Mac; PC Players Get a Free Upgrade

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Let’s be straight: The Sims 4 at launch was a bit of a mess. There were fancy new ‘emotions’ that affected your Sims’ interactions and offered new ways to kill them (e.g death by laughter) but there were also no swimming pools, no family trees and no toddlers. Pools and family trees have since been added via free updates (sadly, toddlers have yet to toddle into the game) but admittedly, The Sims 4 still doesn’t feel like a massive overhaul from The Sims 3. If you’re on Mac and have yet to experience this for yourself then you’re in luck as the game many are calling ‘reheated leftovers’ is now available on Mac computers.

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First Sims 4 Expansion Pack ‘Get to Work’ Announced

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As mentioned on the site before, The Sims 4 has struggled to strike a chord with Sims fans because of EA and Maxis’ decision to scrap a bunch of core features from the game. Fans were rightfully upset that all of their favourite features had been tossed in the garbage, especially as The Sims 4 costs a pretty penny when it’s not being offered at a discount. The game didn’t add pools until November, the toddler age group has been lost forever and they didn’t add family trees until earlier this week. And even then they decided to call it ‘Genealogy’. The only thing that could redeem the game is more content so thankfully the first Sims 4 expansion pack, called ‘Get to Work’, has now been officially announced.

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Sims 4 Expansion Pack Delayed to ‘Fiscal 2016′

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When The Sims 4 launched back in September, it didn’t exactly get the best reviews. The game was almost unanimously slated for failing to bring any revolutionary improvements to the table – why did we need to pay top dollar for The Sims 4 when it didn’t offer much difference to The Sims 3?

People were also rightly miffed that the game launched without swimming pools (there were later added via an update in November) and the fact that the toddler age group had been removed altogether. Apart from the character creation mode where you can pinch and pull your Sims’ bodies like plasticine or the giant toilet cheat, The Sims 4 didn’t really have a lot going for it. On top of this, fans will be further disappointed to learn that EA have decided to delay The Sims 4 expansion pack until ‘fiscal 2016′.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Gets GLAAD Award For Its LGBT Characters

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The Dragon Age games are a rarity in gaming. Not only is Dragon Age one of few game franchises to feature player controlled romances, but it’s also one of few games to feature prominent LGBT characters or romances and present them in a good light too. The latest entry in the series, Dragon Age: Inquisition, was the third Dragon Age title to feature LGBT characters and it was backed up by previous comments from Lead Writer David Gaider who defended the series’ queer romances from those who think that BioWare (the developer of the Dragon Age games) have an agenda. That approach to LGBT representation has paid off too as leading LGBT group GLAAD have given Dragon Age: Inquisition a Special Recognition award.

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EA Sports UFC Sequel Could Include CM Punk, The Rock and More

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When it was under THQ’s trusted wing, the UFC series was quite good. It was a passable fighter that exchanged WWE’s arcade-y stylings for realistic, gritty (and bloody) fighting. When THQ went under like a lead balloon in a vat of custard, EA scooped up the rights and made EA Sports UFC. Chalk it down to the astonishing visuals (actual beads of sweat!), the RPG element of levelling up your fighter or that the gameplay is solid like titanium but it was a bit of brilliance. What EA boasted about more than anything though is that their game features a playable Bruce Lee. With people taking a solid interest in that, we have exclusive info that EA are looking to enlist even more well-known fighters for the next EA Sports UFC title. Read on to find out more.

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EA Join White House Call to End Sexual Assault

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For as much as we dither on about frame-rates and fast-paced gameplay and how the hell so and so company are going to tack microtransactions into so and so game, video games and the people behind them are massive cultural pillars. It’s why so many people will lambaste one another on the Internet over brand loyalty of consoles and the ‘liberal’ agendas of certain, more accepting titles. So as one of the primary peddlers of games and one of the first to get called out for having an underlying motive, it’s pretty huge then that EA have now joined the White House’s ‘It’s On Us’ campaign, to use their influence to call for the end of sexual assault.

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