The Sims 4 Get Famous is Now on Console

Via: The Sims

Simmers, The Sims™ 4 Get Famous Expansion Pack* comes out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! Yes, today is the day your Sims (just might) become famous. And how does a Sim begin to do that? With this pack, they can become a shining star, the best of the best, or another very positive term to describe their lives in any career they choose. But, some Sims may want to acquire adoring fans the old fashioned way: acting. Let’s dive into this brand-new career.

Call My Agent

You can’t possibly break into show business without an agency! Joining one will be your Sim’s first big step in their Acting career. When your Sim calls them on the phone, agencies get them auditions – the gateway to their success, fame, and fortune.

When they book an audition, your Sim will need to work on the skills it requires. For the pirate-themed audition, your Sim’s physical prowess will be expected on set, so they’d better start exercising. For the romantic drama audition, Charisma is a must. Will they get the part? If so, you’re on your way, kid. Now, you’ll have the choice to either send your Sim to work on their own or join them on set.

And…Acting!

On set, your Sim will get into hair, makeup, and wardrobe (the wardrobe alone is worth joining your Sim), then perform scenes based on the skills they developed. If your Sim does well at their gig, success! Over time, they’ll earn Fame Points, which can be spent on Fame Perks. Sweet. Also, when your Sim becomes a Notable Newcomer, one of the first levels of Fame, they’ll acquire a quirk in their personality. The more famous your Sim gets, the more quirks they’ll get. Will they be a paparazzi darling, a serious actor, or even encounter “stans” more than other Sims? No pictures, please!

You can keep an eye on your Sim’s progress in their Fame Info panel, which helps you manage perks and quirks. Getting perks with Fame Points directs your Sim’s career in a certain direction. Will your Sim choose to give back to the little people or just cause mischief? It’s all in your hands.

Behind the Scenes

When your Sim isn’t making magic happen on set, there are lots of ways to work on their career. Memorizing a script, working on a scene with someone, or even giving a performance for tips all boost their acting level. The higher your Sim’s acting level, the more exciting their film projects will get. They can hone their craft with a tear-jerking hospital scene, police station thriller, or even post-apocalyptic drama. Pretty cool if you like to get creeped out!

And to increase Fame, Sims can create social media profiles, add to their Simstagram story, and perform lots of other actions.

Rub elbows with world-famous celebrities, get photographed by the paparazzi, and gain loads of adoring fans. Oh, and act in movies and stuff. It’s all about the art, right?

Have some fun with Get Famous, which releases today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Check out The Sims 4 Forums, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all of the latest. Sign up for The Sims 4 newsletter to get updates, exclusive offers, and more (including other EA news, products, events, and promotions) by email!

*Requires The Sims 4 on applicable platform (sold separately) and all game updates to play.

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In Loving Memory of Gerri Lawlor

Via: The Sims

Dear Simmers,

We have received news of the passing of Gerri Lawlor. Gerri was the original female voice actress in The Sims and one of the main reasons Simlish is such a hilarious digital phenomenon.

Gerri was an amazing improvisational comedienne who brought her enormous personality to the mic. She was one of the funniest people with whom I ever had the opportunity to work. We were introduced to Gerri by Claire Curtin, who brought her in from the local San Francisco improv scene. Gerri’s generosity and willingness to try anything is one of my most cherished memories from over twenty years of making The Sims. It’s something I still lean on and learn from to this day.

Gerri and her male counterpart, Stephen Kearin, gave us the gift of side-splitting, deeply painful laughter on countless occasions in the studio, to the point of a rib fracturing in one session.

Their combined acts of sheer creative joy while playing with Simlish remain high points in my career and a constant reminder of how wonderful and fulfilling a creative life can be.

Gerri, we will miss you so much and are grateful for our time together.

Dag dag! (Gerri said it first.)

Robi Kauker, Audio Director

The Sims 4 Celebrates Lunar New Year

Via: The Sims

Greetings, Simmers! Today marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year festivities and we want to celebrate with your Sims. Patch your game and gather your Sim’s loved ones for a very special get-together. With this update*, you’ll get:

  • Stylish outfits for adults and kids
  • A lovely kumquat tree
  • A traditional place setting for a family feast
  • An orange centerpiece
  • Delicious dumplings and Mud Carp
  • Red envelopes
  • Home decorations

Plus, there’s an awesome Origin sale** going on right now. Be sure to check out savings on select packs*, like The Sims™ 4 Get Famous.**

Wishing you all great happiness and prosperity, Simmers!

 

*Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play. See minimum system requirements for this pack.

**Conditions & restrictions apply. See www.origin.com/store/deals/simssale for details.

Get Hyped, It’s The Sims’ Anniversary

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Happy 19th anniversary, Simmers! It’s almost hard to believe how far The Sims™ has come, and we really want to say thanks. So much of what we do each day is inspired by your dedication, creativity, and interaction with other members of our community. It seems like only yesterday (sniffle) we embarked on this journey together (sniffle), and look at us now. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve dressed our Sims in bear costumes, we’ve summoned the Grim Reaper more times than we’d like to admit, and we’ve had our fair share of ghost encounters.

As a thank you, check out this special Threadless t-shirt design and be sure to hit up the Anniversary Sale*, on now! Plus, watch today’s livestream for some community fun.

So, what else shall you do to celebrate? Well, how about throwing a massive party in The Sims 4** with all your Sim’s friends and frenemies? Grab a bottle of nectar – and possibly a cow plant – and let’s plan a superior shindig.

Step 1: Hit Up the Gallery
Look, we know you’ve got some neighborhood Sims in mind for your blowout bash, but how about some star power? Before you start party planning, consider checking out the Gallery. Your fellow Simmers have created some incredible celebrity look-a-likes and new, original characters that are ready to party, too. Get in there and add any must-invite Sims for your guest list.

Step 2: Plan a Social Event
Ok, now click the phone icon and select Plan a Social Event. The hosting Sim will need lots of connections to have a bevy of guests, so choose a popular one. Think about the guest list, hire a caterer, and even get a DJ! Or, for a smaller get-together, just do as your budget allows. You can throw a party with Goals or just have people over to hang out. Remember: your party, your terms. We do highly recommend a pool for full fiesta fun.

Step 3: Pick Out the Perfect Outfits
Select Plan Outfit from your Sim’s dresser and set your Sim’s Party Outfit with something fierce. Sparkly, shiny, casual, comfortable – the choice is yours. If you want to make sure all of your attendees are dressed to the nines, you can pop into other Sims’ homes and fix their outfits, too. Dress codes are the best codes, amirite?

Step 4: Invite Interesting Friends
You can have all the best outfits and food, but a party will fall flat if the attendees are tense, rude, or all-around boring. If you’re into the arts, be sure to recruit painters and snobs from the neighborhood. If you’re looking for a raucous occasion, befriend hotheads and social butterflies. Whatever floats your boat, float it with interesting Sims.

Step 5: Learn a Party Trick
Are you not entertained?! Food, drinks, and good company go a long way, but when the conversation lulls, guests could use a little something extra. Learn a party trick like playing the piano, or have some sweet dance moves to show off. On second thought, that may hinder your wardrobe choices. Well, whatever you do, make it good. Your party couldn’t possibly be complete without a little razzle-dazzle.

Ready to get celebrate #TheSimsTurns19? We are, too! Chat with fellow community members on The Sims 4 Forums, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Sign up for The Sims 4 newsletter and get Grim’s Ghoulish Guitar for free!**

*Conditions & restrictions apply. See www.origin.com/store/deals/simssale for details.
**Requires The Sims 4 game (sold separately) and all game updates to play.