There was a time last year where at least four members of the GamesRadar team were religiously playing Stardew Valley. And I mean religiously. I'm talking spreadsheets, notepads filled with frantic scribblings on crop seasons, planting patterns and what gifts each of the various villagers might appreciate. Oh, and then there was the WhatsApp group dedicated to picking apart every facet of ConcernedApe's creation. Tiling pixelated soil is serious business, folks. There is a certain majesty to the way in which management sim games end up sinking their hooks into prospective players. Not to mention a certain madness that's associated with playing them so regularly that entire days can be wasted away investing in these small business enterprises, with the compulsion eventually leading to these moments where you end up looking at the clock and wondering why it reads 2:00 am when the last time you looked outside, the sun was still shining. It's interesting, then, that these types … [Read more...] about Why are management sims so popular right now, and what does it say about our gaming habits?
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The trailer for the latest The Sims 4 expansion, Seasons, is wholesome. Set to a Simlish version of “Walking on Sunshine,” it shows Sims going about their day in a variety of climates. Some of them build snowsims and throw snowballs, and others frolic in piles of freshly raked leaves. Seasons is a particularly popular Sims expansion for fans of the franchise, and it’s easy to see why: Plain ol’ spring weather gets boring after a while. It’s fun to watch the world around the Sims change and evolve to match the progression of time. Oh, and there’s also an event that’s basically The Purge. Seasons offers the traditional holidays, usually with an odd little Sims twist. You can cook a grand meal and try to seduce Father Winter for Christmas, or take a loved one out on Love Day. These are pretty standard Sims celebrations. But you can also roam the neighborhood, looking to fight anyone and everyone. Doors won’t stop you. Social conventions … [Read more...] about The Sims 4: Seasons gives Sims the opportunity for sweet revenge
Two new games have been added to the June 2018 Humble Monthly Bundle as early unlocks. Restaurant sim Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! will be available for subscribers as an early unlock, as well as point-and-click adventure title Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth. The two games join Bungie’s MMOFPS Destiny 2 as early unlocks for Humble Monthly members, bringing the total MSRP value of just the early unlock games alone to $102.97. Not bad for a $12 subscription fee. Quick note: Destiny 2 needs to be activated via Blizzard’s Battle.net service rather than Steam, so if you’re interested but don’t have a Battle.net account, you’ll need to create one. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! is described by developer Vertigo Gaming as “the highest selling and most intense restaurant sim ever made”. Players must build a restaurant from humble beginnings to world-beating quality across more than 350 levels. Over 180 menu items are available, where the … [Read more...] about Pillars of the Earth and Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Unlocked for June’s Humble Monthly
55 Capcom games are currently being offered at up to 80% off over at the Humble Store. Disclosure: Humble Bundle works with TechRaptor for affiliate partnership, and TechRaptor earns a small commission off purchases made from links in this article. The sale is part of the “Capcom Weekend”, which sees a number of major Capcom franchises on sale for pretty significant discounts. Franchises on offer include Marvel vs. Capcom, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, Dead Rising and Lost Planet, among others. Buyers can also take advantage of slashed prices on games like fantasy action-RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, which is currently 60% off in the sale, and which we at TechRaptor rather liked. Slightly more underappreciated gems such as Metroidvania reboot Strider and action-adventure title Remember Me, both of which can be snapped up for an impressive 80% off their usual Humble Store retail price, are also on offer, so head on … [Read more...] about Humble Adds 3 Early Humble Monthly Unlocks and Launches Capcom Sale
If you feel like you’ve exhausted all that The Sims 4’s base game has to offer, then don't worry: the fun is just beginning. While it doesn't have as many game-changing extras as the rest of the series, there are some pieces of DLC that are well worth checking out, both among its larger expansion packs and smaller game packs. Here are the best five, ranked.5. Get TogetherGet Together adds a new world called Windenburg, a North European-style town that’s a mixture of old beamed buildings, ancient ruins and slick coffee shops. It’s one of the prettiest locations in the entire series. However, the best thing about Get Together is its clubs, which are a chance for your Sims to meet up with like-minded folk. The ready-made clubs include options for book-lovers, fishermen and gym bunnies, but it’s when you create custom clubs that the fun really begins. You can start a group dedicated to almost any activity the game and add your own hilarious window … [Read more...] about The best Sims 4 expansions and game packs