The Sims 4 community is buzzing over its upcoming update. To celebrate the game’s fifth anniversary, Electronic Arts is going to release a free content expansion, revealing its plans during the Maxis Monthly Livestream. The update includes some new items, as well as Muslim-inspired clothing items. The hijab and kufi are being added as new headwear, extending The Sims 4 multicultural reach. But this isn’t what many players are freaking over; it’s The Sims 4 customizable stairs part of the update that has ended up garnering the most traction. ALSO: HAL Laboratories hiring for a new Kirby game (and it may be 3D) Customizable stairs will allow you to add some intricate passageways to your Sims’ houses. You can configure the stairs in four different directions and spice it up with several variations. Overlapping stairs are an option, perfect for the M.C. Escher inside you, but you can also use L-shaped stairs, U-shaped stairs and many other styles. This is … [Read more...] about Sims 4 customizable stairs are causing quite a ruckus
Maxis is trying to make every player feel at home when they play The Sims 4. The studio has strived for diversity in the past and is now including several character customization options that will allow for an inclusive gender system. But EA Maxis Senior Producer Michael Duke wants to go even further in this regard. Either by time or technical constraints, many things are yet to be covered to make sure that “everyone can come into this game and create themselves.” ALSO: Ion Fury homophobic content won’t be removed after all Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Duke expresses his pride for The Sims 4’s previous achievements but wants to do more for diversity and inclusion. However, everything must be treated in a very respectful way and never as a joke. “When we did support for non-binary gender, we had a lot of conversations with GLAAD about the right way to represent that,” he said. “How do we do it in a way that feels inclusive and welcoming … [Read more...] about The Sims 4 is going further with its inclusive gender system
There probably wouldn’t be a Need for Speed franchise in 2019 without The Fast and the Furious. The popularity of Vin Diesel’s violent car ballets transformed the games from an arcade racer also-ran to the weird tuner culture hybrid they are now. Especially under the stewardship of Ghost Games this generation, Need for Speed seems destined to eternally try and fail to capture the strange magic of the film franchise. What’s the secret? How can Need for Speed Heat succeed where others have failed? Need for Speed Heat | I only race for pink slips Each new Need for Speed has a slightly different focus reflected perfectly by its theme. There’s Shift, which tried to “shift” the franchise to a simulation focus. Both The Run and Payback attempted to add narrative arcs and big single-player components. Criterion’s Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted tried to combine Need for … [Read more...] about How can Need for Speed Heat capture that Fast and Furious vibe?
During yesterday there was a big announcement made about the continuation of one of the most successful driving franchises of video games: Need for Speed Heat. The game was presented through a spectacular trailer. In this way, Electronic Arts recovered once again a name that over time has lost some of the brilliance that accompanied it in its beginnings, and there should be no doubt that with this delivery they will seek to propel the brand to success. On Reddit, there was a discussion around key points based on microtransactions. According to this Need for Speed Heat will not present loot boxes or ‘surprise mechanics’ of any kind that can seek to take advantage of the players. However, they do plan to make use of some paid DLCs that will include additional vehicles or functionalities that will greatly facilitate the work of finding collectibles scattered throughout the map, as an example. In this way, Need for Speed Heat manages to … [Read more...] about Need For Speed Heat Will Not Have Loot Boxes, But Paid DLCs
After confirming the arrival of a Shooter based on Plants vs. Zombies, it was evident that Electronic Arts was preparing a new installment of Plants vs. Zombies. Private access codes have been distributed to Plants vs Zombies fans asking them to test their new game called Plants vs Zombies Picnic. The game is in Alpha on PS4 and Xbox One and while the information is under NDA, fans don’t seem to care. A bunch of new information has come to light regarding the Plants vs Zombies Picnic. Alpha Zombies Roster: Foot soldier Imp Super brainz 80s Action Hero (New) Electric Slide (New) Captain Deadbeard All-star Space Cadet (New) Scientist Engineer Alpha Plants Roster: Peashooter Chomper Kernel corn Night Cap (New) Snapdragon (New) Cactus Citron Acorn (New) Sunflower Rose As you can see in the images, the different units refer to different classes with different roles. Role of attack, defense, and support, where each unit will have its own abilities. When Electronic Arts initiated … [Read more...] about Plants vs Zombies Picnic New Characters and Map Leaked