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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Massively Overthinking: The classes MMORPGs never do

No one wants to play Uncle Owen, a certain MMORPG exec famously said -- except, you know, for all the people who really,...

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs better the second time you play them?

Whenever someone makes a statement like "video games are better the second time you play them," my gut reaction is "nuh-uh!" That's exactly
Actually developing a title to not be a boring slog is a skill some developers have yet to master.

Perfect Ten: The worst-squandered IPs in online gaming

There are always going to be differences in opinion about what should be done with an IP based upon a franchise. That's just natural....

Jukebox Heroes: Great tunes from dead MMOs

When a beloved MMORPG is canceled, it doesn't entirely vanish without a trace. After all, there are thousands (if not millions) of eyewitnesses with...

Children of Ur adds skills and buffs to its alpha

What's a Glitch remake without a hearty dose of skills and buffs? A poor remake, that's what! Fortunately for Children of Ur,...
Bet on it.

WoW Factor: The problem with Garrisons isn’t Garrisons

When World of Warcraft rolls away from the inexplicable inclusion of alternate Draenor for good, it will also mean bidding farewell to the...

Jukebox Heroes: Six forgettable MMOs with unforgettable soundtracks

I have often thought it grossly unfair that a video game soundtrack is linked, for better and for worse, with the popularity of the...

Why isometric sandbox Wild Terra is switching to 3-D models

Hardcore sandbox Wild Terra's latest dev diary digs into the guts of how it came to the decision to switch the sprite-based...

Massively Overthinking: Let’s play with the Gamer Motivation Model

Over the winter holidays, we wrote about game analytics consulting firm Quantic Foundry, which has published what it calls its "Gamer Motivation...

H1Z1 gets comfortable with food

What does H1Z1 and The Sims have in common? Other than being gruesome torture boxes for innocent video game characters, both games are...

The Game Archaeologist: The Sims Online

The Sims Online was one of the odder entrants into the MMO genre, an online iteration of an immensely popular game franchise that...

The Daily Grind: Would you pay for MMO mods?

The entire internet (only a slight exaggeration there) exploded this week over Valve's decision to work with selected game studios to allow modders to...

Perfect Ten: Combat-free MMOs

If there's one thing that always, always goes with MMOs, it's combat. I mean, we can't be a hero without killing something, right? We...

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