The Sims 4 Get Together is Coming in December 2015

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Get Ready to Hang Out Together

In August, we showed off our next expansion pack, The Sims 4 Get Together*, including the beautiful world of Windenburg, the DJ and Dancing Skills, and the ability to create and join your own unique Clubs. As you might have guessed from the name, this expansion is about your Sims getting together in really exciting new ways. We loved seeing your reactions to the news, and closely followed all of your comments and discussions.

Your enthusiasm and feedback inspired us to work even harder to make sure that this pack is everything it could be. So we’ve decided to take a little more time to work on the expansion pack. The Sims 4 Get Together will now be releasing in North America on December 8, and rolling out to the rest of the world by the end of that week. 

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We’re taking this time to add more polish and depth into the core of The Sims 4 Get Together. We think this time will allow us to make the experience even bigger, better, and cooler. We’re working on some new items and features that we really think you’re going to love. There’s a new board game (Don’t Wake the Llama!) and the Natural Pool now has a diving rock for your Sims to jump off!

A lot of extra attention is also going towards Clubs, which allow you to create new social experiences. As we played with our Sims hanging out with their Clubs, we felt like they needed a special hangout to call their own – the Upper Crusts should have a private room at the local Café, and the Spin Masters should be able to have an exclusive Discotheque where they practice their dance moves. You can still take your Club members out and about, but now you can also create your Club’s signature spot, and that can lead to cool personalization.

We’re really excited to take some extra time on making sure the new expansion pack is filled with things to do, and we look forward to telling you a whole lot more about The Sims 4 Get Together in early November!

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How to Make a #SpookyHouse for your Spooky Party

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Don’t Make it Too Spooky

With the recent release of The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff*, your Sims can throw their very own Spooky Party, complete with costumes, pumpkins, and ghoulish snacks. Let’s make that party even better by building a #SpookyHouse for your party goers to revel in!

But making a spooky abode isn’t as easy as throwing spider webs all over the place (though that doesn’t hurt). It takes tact, and nuance, and unless you’re playing as the Goths, you may need a few tips…

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- Lay out the basics of your haunted house -

There are some general themes to use that will set you down the right path when creating a foreboding home. Use the “Filter Items…” button in Build Mode to quickly narrow down your search to content that would be appropriate in a spooky setting. I recommend filtering under “Styles” and selecting “Queen Anne”. With your filter applied you can find a number of Victorian inspired “Styled Rooms” for a quick build, or try clicking on “Objects by Function” to see a wide assortment of individual objects that fit the theme.


- Prepare your home to host a great party - 

Something I like to do to enhance the party atmosphere is to remove any chairs from my home’s dining room and use that space as a serving area instead. Include a bar that guests can get drinks from – or if you have The Sims 4 Luxury Party Stuff* you can add a drink fountain. Just before guests start to arrive, place a few of the new candy bowls that they can help themselves to. It’ll tide them over while you’re putting the finishing touches on delicious new finger food like Cheesy Eyeballs, Spooky Cookies, or the culinary pièce de résistance – the brand new Zombie Cake.


- Create a scary living room with style! -

Your home’s living room is where your guests will likely mingle, and a good host adds everything they need for a spooktacular evening of fun. Try using the “Filter Items…” button in Build Mode again, but this time select “Packs”, and then choose “Spooky Stuff”. Now when you click on the “Objects by Function” button, you’ll see all of the new themed objects that come with The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff, and you’re ready to decorate. A variety of new chairs, tables, décor help create a setting that can only be described as spooky-shabby-chic. 

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- Share the spooky spirit with the neighborhood -

Using the filter to again search for Spooky Stuff, you’ll find a number of objects perfect for the outdoors. Not only are the ghost lamps adorable, they come with multiple expressions that you may not have known about. Click on their color variant bar and you’ll find each one has a different expression to match the party’s mood. My personal favorite outdoor object is the “Parlor Trix Graveyard Lantern” – a set of tombstones that light up in different colors, as well as emitting fog to really up the ambiance. If you’re going all out though, terrify the community with a gigantic spider crawling on your home… simply select the “Misunderstood Spider” object and before placing it press the “]” key on your keyboard a few times. With a couple of clicks, you’ll have a deadly creature meant to terrify guests as they arrive!


- Party time! Carve those pumpkins! -

In addition to the aforementioned food, attendees will all want to partake in carving their very own pumpkins. Place multiple Pumpkin Carving Stations around your living room, and be sure to find a spot to place each completed pumpkin once they’re finished. It’s important to keep each station free so that every Sim gets a turn having fun carving. Sims that are skilled in handiness can even preserve each carved pumpkin, which in turn become perfect decoration pieces when lit with a flickering candle.

Using these tips, you’ll be able to make the most frightening house in the neighborhood! Share your best on The Sims 4 Gallery with#SpookyHouse to show off your inclination for the aesthetically macabre and we might highlight some of our favorites later this month.  

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The Sims 4 Spa Day: review

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ts4 gp2 spa eng coverWe are a little late... but here we are with the review of The Sims 4 Spa Day!

The Sims 4 Spa Day is the second Game pack available for The Sims 4 since July 2015, literally a mix between a Stuff pack and an actual Expansion pack.

Just like its predecesssor, Outdoor retreat, you can only buy this pack via Origin.

As you probably guessed by its name, this Game pack focuses on spa and wellness, adding a bunch of new objects, clothes and themed hairstyles.


The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff, Coming Soon. Your Sims are in for a scream

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Your Sims are in for a scream

Double, trouble boils below;
Tombstones smoke and caldrons glow.
Tempt the Spooky Candy Bowl,
Carve a Pumpkin for passed souls!

In other words, we’re happy to announce that The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff* is coming on September 29, and comes with the stuff you need to plan and execute the perfect Spooky Party. 

Transform your Sim’s home with ghoulishly fun decorations, including creepy paintings, spider webs, and all manner of tattered furniture. Want to temporarily (or… permanently) turn your Sim’s home into a creepy house of horrors? Go for it.

The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff includes two new gameplay objects: the mischievous Spooky Candy Bowl and a new Pumpkin Carving Station. Your Sims can make festive works of carved art, creating the jack-o-lantern of their dreams. And once they’re done, Ghost Sims can take a candle-lit pumpkin, put it on their head, and haunt up the night!

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If you’re looking to throw a Spooky Party (a new type of party in The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff), you can do just that. Besides being able to decorate your Sim’s home with the new objects to set the eerie mood, there are also three new ghoulish recipes: an Eyeball Cheese Plate, Zombie Cake, and Spooky Cookies. You can even ask other Sims for party treats (though don’t be surprised if they play a trick on your Sim instead).

A variety of new costumes are also available to help make your party stand out, from Pirates and Ninjas to Super Llamas and Fairies, there are a bunch of great outfits for Sims young and old. Of course, these costumes aren’t restricted to use at Spooky Parties, either – if you want to dress your Sim like a Witch year-round, you can totally do that. 

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The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff releases worldwide on September 29 – are you excited to throw a party that everyone will be dying to attend?

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One Year of The Sims 4!!

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You’ve Made 92,800,000 Sims in The Sims 4’s First Year!

And Many More!

Wow, time really flies when you’re playing with life! It was one year ago this week that The Sims 4 released worldwide, and I’d like to thank everyone who’s played the game so far and joined us in the world of The Sims. We had a blast making the game, and every day we as developers are in awe of your creativity as players.

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You’ve played a lot of The Sims 4 in the last twelve months, so much so that we’ve put together an infographic to show off the mind-blowing numbers. Almost 93 million Sims created? 235 million WooHoos?! You’ve been really busy this year! Check out more awesome stats at the bottom of this blog.

But releasing The Sims 4 was only the beginning – we’ve spent the last year listening to your feedback and delivering new gameplay experiences. We saw that you wanted new job options, so we released an Update with new Careers for your Sims to enjoy. When you told us you wanted more space for your Sims to live, work and play, we added the world of Newcrest. You told us you wanted more building options, so we released an Update in July with locked doors and half walls.

Your feedback and passion have made the first year of The Sims 4 a great one – and will help make the next year even better! We have so much great stuff planned, including The Sims 4 Get Together Expansion Pack*.

Again, I can’t tell you enough how much we at Maxis appreciate your support for The Sims 4. We’ve had a really, really exciting year. The Sims 4is going to keep getting bigger and better every month, and we love having you along with us on this journey.

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