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

The Sims Online emulator might be launching soon

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In just two weeks, a long-forgotten social MMORPG might be making a comeback. The team behind FreeSO, a Sims Online emulator, announced on Twitter yesterday...

Sims Online emulator’s test server sees strong community interest

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The underground revival of The Sims Online is seeing marked interest from the community, as players are checking out the current FreeSO beta. In...

Here’s how intimacy and marriage work in Revelation Online

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Did you know that you can get married in Revelation Online? You can! It's part and parcel of the game's intimacy system, which is...

Battle Bards Episode 93: It’s a madhouse!

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It’s taken this long, but the Battle Bards have gone completely and irreversibly insane in the membrane! Today the team cracks open the door...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that walk on the weird side

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In third grade, my teacher sent home a report card with the note that "Justin is wonderfully strange." Ever since then, I never found the...

New Sims Online emulator shifts from open to closed beta following excessive player demand

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'Tis the season for emulators! Think back to 2002 MMORPG The Sims Online, what our own Justin Olivetti once called "an interesting failed experiment"...
Generally not having an easy go

Battle Bards Episode 86: World of Warcraft: Legion

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With all of the unbridled love for World of Warcraft’s soundtrack on Battle Bards, historically, you know that we couldn’t let a new expansion...
SWTOR

Massively Overthinking: The classes MMORPGs never do

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

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

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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 the...
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

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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

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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

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

WoW Factor: The problem with Garrisons isn’t Garrisons

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

Jukebox Heroes: Six forgettable MMOs with unforgettable soundtracks

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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

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

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

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

H1Z1 gets comfortable with food

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

The Game Archaeologist: The Sims Online

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

The Daily Grind: Would you pay for MMO mods?

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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 charge for...

Perfect Ten: Combat-free MMOs

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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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