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

Which one of you is the Juno Reactor and which one is the Don Davis?

Massively Overthinking: The sunsetted MMOs we never played

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I've been thinking a lot about MMO sunsets lately, thanks to WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, and even that ridiculous Free Guy movie...
It's clear now.

Perfect Ten: Failed MMOs that could have succeeded with more love

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Hindsight is 20/20. Unless you're blind in one eye from nostalgia, in which case hindsight is 0/20. In any case, you understand that it's...

Jukebox Heroes: Star Citizen’s soundtrack

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With more money than several third-world nations, Cloud Imperium Games and Star Citizen certainly has the luxury of affording the best for its (undoubtedly)...
Buy some land, buy some land.

Mortgage company analyzes the price differences between video game housing, including Final Fantasy XIV

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How much is your house worth in The Sims 4? Obviously, the game attaches a value to it, but that's just game terms and...

Pre-alpha colony sim MMO Seed will grant players the tools to fight toxicity

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Seed resurfaced this summer after intensive work by studio Klang Games building out the colony simulation MMO (plus a big influx of investor money),...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO features that deserve widespread adaptation

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You know what gets me excited about upcoming MMOs? It's certainly not the list of expected systems and features that have since become standard...

EA adds new Origin Access premier membership that includes Anthem head start

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Do you trust EA with your money? Want to do so on a regular basis? Then you are set up and primed for the...

Global Chat: Looking back at World of Warcraft’s Legion

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Now that the next World of Warcraft expansion is almost upon us, it's time to say farewell to Legion and all that that entails....

Warner Bros. denies wrongdoing in Bethsoft’s Fallout Shelter/Westworld copyright lawsuit

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Last week, we reported on an emerging lawsuit lodged over the new Westworld mobile game. Bethsoft is suing Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. over what it...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 176: Guild Wars 2, The Crew 2, and Elder Scrolls too

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Justin and Bree discuss Fractured's Kickstarter, Trion Worlds' purchase of Gazillion, Guild Wars 2's new episode, The Crew 2's launch, drama in Elder Scrolls Online and Black Desert, The Sims, DDO, Trove, what we bought in the Steam sale, and pipedreams for Marvel Heroes.

Bethsoft alleges Behaviour and WB ripped off Fallout Shelter in the new Westworld mobile game

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A trio of companies known best to our audience for their MMOs are gearing up for a big court battle in the streets of...

‘Magic through serendipity’: Raph Koster on the glorious mess that was Ultima Online

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I was a wide-eyed, naive kid when I first stepped into Ultima Online in 1997, and as it turns out, the developers were too. That's...

Colony sim Seed aims to simulate life whether you’re logged in or not

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What do you get when you mash up Rimworld, The Sims, and EVE Online? Probably a big mess, but adjacent to that mess somewhere...

The ultimate guide to The Game Archaeologist’s MMO archives

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When we moved over here to Massively Overpowered, some of us transplanted our long-running columns to the new space. I perhaps felt most devastated...

EA has put the kibosh on a player-run Battlefield emulator – are MMOs next?

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We don't cover the Battlefield games much on Massively OP, but this particular story caught my attention anyway because of the company and subject...

Massively Overthinking: Is open-world housing really a ‘failed’ MMORPG experiment?

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Massively OP's Justin Olivetti has a provocative article on his personal gaming blog, Bio Break, this week on MMORPG housing. "I once again wonder why...

Secret World Legends fan recreates Franklin Mansion in The Sims 4

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Today we want to give a shout-out to Massively OP reader Katriana for a really neat project that she shared recently! A Secret World...

The Game Archaeologist: Furcadia

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Let's face it: There isn't really a huge pool of MMORPGs from the 1990s to explore in this column. By now I have done...

The Sims Online emulator project deals with the inevitable cease-and-desist from EA

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It looks like any hopes of a Sims Online resurrection as a fan emulator project might be put to rest for good. The creator of...

The Daily Grind: Was The Sims Online a good idea done badly?

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As a gamer, I have many regrets that certain projects never came to fruition or the ones that did ended up not being quite...

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