the sims

Disambiguation:

The Sims Online, a defunct MMORPG
The Sims, an EA/Maxis single-player game
The Sims 2, an EA/Maxis single-player game
The Sims 3, an EA/Maxis single-player game
The Sims 4, an EA/Maxis single-player game

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Perfect Ten: Abrupt MMO sunsets that shocked us

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Not all MMO sunsets are equal, when you look at them. Sure, all impact players who made those games a home, but some titles...

These are the online gaming companies supporting reproductive choice and healthcare for workers

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When news of the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade in the United first leaked in early May, so few games companies spoke up...

Disney announces life sim Dreamlight Valley with multiplayer potential

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If your wildest gaming dreams involved the, ahem, goofy combination of Disney, Pixar, Stardew Valley, and The Sims, then you're weirdly in luck. Gameloft and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 371: Upending the mailbag

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Justin and Bree dip into the mailbag for discussions on MMO streamlining, vehicles vs. avatars, casual-friendly economies, guild projects and progression, changes to MMOs we don't play, compelling crafting, and other cool MMO sites.

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO suffers from the most useless housing system?

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A few weeks ago, I was showing my seven-year-old around Villagers and Heroes, and she wanted to get herself a house. I warned her...

Battle Bards Episode 210: Warframe

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We heard your many requests, and we delivered! The Battle Bards crew is back to explore the final frontier of music in the Warframe...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...

Social life sim MMO Polity plans 2022 launch as closed beta marches on

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Last spring, we covered a new-to-us MMO called Polity by Jib Games. It's essentially a Turkish indie social game that borrows ideas from The...
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Battle Bards Episode 201: Don’t stand in the fire!

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Have you stood in the fire? Did you start the fire? Are you on fire at this very moment? Then stop, drop, and roll...
I'll be gone soon.

Massively Overthinking: MMO ideas that were ahead of their time

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I'm gonna say something wild right now: In some ways, CliffyB was ahead of his time. My husband and I came to this realization...

Battle Bards Episode 197: A royal affair

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Bow to your king and queens of MMO music royalty, for the Battle Bards have donned the crown, taking up the majestic scepter, and...
So here's the deal.

The Daily Grind: What cancelled MMOs deserve a rogue server?

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As a historian, game preservationist, and general MMORPG geek, it does my heart good to see players do their best to restore and operate...

The Game Archaeologist: EA’s Motor City Online

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When we use the shorthand "MMO" for online games, it's always assumed that we're talking about swords-and-sorcery or sci-fi RPGs. However, the massively multiplayer...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v4.0

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By far, my favorite column to write here at Massively OP (and the one that always takes the longest) is The Game Archaeologist. I've...
It's Lord of the Rings. There's your elevator pitch.

The untold story of Lord of the Rings’ cancelled MMORPG

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Considering how popular the Middle Earth IP is, it is no surprise that there have been multiple stabs at creating a Lord of the...

Gamescom 2020: WoW Shadowlands’ launch date, Star Wars Squadrons’ new trailer

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We're updating this post at the bottom - scroll on down for the latest! Forced to go digital thanks to the global pandemic, Gamescom 2020...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 285: Exit En Masse

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Justin and Bree discuss En Masse's closure, Amazon's Lost Ark, LOTRO, WoW Classic, Wurm Online, Population Zero, and Torchlight III, with adventures in SWTOR, WoW, SWG Legends, and The Sims, plus reader mail on MMO customer service and MMO talent trees.
Much better.

Check out Sims 4 builds for living in Dalaran or Darnassus… or in a world of Overwatch

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You probably do not want to live in Darnassus in World of Warcraft. For one thing, it's on fire. For another, even when it...

Leaderboard: Why do you ‘work’ in MMORPGs?

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A while back, WAPO put up a piece called Why do we enjoy games that make us work? Proficiency, control, fairness, escape. This is a topic...

SuperData June 2020: Valorant had the ‘biggest launch ever for a free-to-play PC title’

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It's time for our monthly check-in on how the games industry is doing according to SuperData's numbers, and don't worry - they're all still...

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