Community Spotlight: 5 The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff Lots We Love!

Via: The Sims

Summer is well underway, it’s really hot outside. Honestly, we can’t think of a better way to deal with the heat than staying inside & letting our Sims take turns on a lawn water slide from The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff*! If you haven’t had a chance to build the backyard of your Sim-dreams yet, don’t worry. We’ve got 5 great lots you’ll love that are up on The Gallery right now, so you can have your Sim slidin’ within seconds. Yay!

Monraelis12 – Vacation House

This lot is just gorgeous top to bottom, but that backyard is a thing of DREAMS. There are really nice areas for socialising, dining and playing, & it all fits together really well. We love the use of the plants for the roof, too!

You can find this lot on the Gallery here!

Lari-lilac – Modern Comfort

Never underestimate how great a small intimate backyard can be! This one would definitely be a great place for the family to relax in the evenings, catch up and talk about their day, either around the table or in the hot tub. You really can’t go wrong with that!

You can find this lot on the Gallery here!

Rachelgib200 – The Summer Home

There’s a whole bunch going on with this yard, but it’s all really awesome. You’ve got your play area, your slide area, your dancing area, your pool area, your bar area, your BBQ area, and of course your wedding area, because duh! What else would you add after all those other awesome things? One thing is definitely for sure, your Sims will not be bored living here!

You can find this lot on the Gallery here!

QuinnWhitt – Community Pool

This is such a great community lot, with so much potential for a great day out for your Sims! There’s so much to love, from the awesome patio areas to the beautiful barbecue spot. And that’s without mentioning the slides! Definitely all the makings of an awesome afternoon of fun, or a great date spot!

You can find this lot on the Gallery here!

Bouclettif – Aqua-Land

We feel like Bouclettif might have been reading our dream journal, because this lot is literally what our dreams are made of. The colour scheme is so bright and pretty, there’s a great dance area, a giant pool and… So. Many. Slides. Who wouldn’t immediately be won over by giant purple and blue spinning wind catchers?

You can find this lot on the Gallery here!

The only thing left to do now is to try and pick which one to place in your game! Let’s face it, you’re probably going to go ahead and just download all five like we did. Got any other Backyard Stuff lots that you totally love? Head over and tell us all about it on Twitter!

Looking to learn more about recent updates to The Sims 4? Check out the Jealousy Reaction System updates, and learn about the updates to Gender Customisation.

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Whee! Check out the Lawn Water Slide in The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff

Via: The Sims

You remember using lawn water slides, right? You run, you jump, you slide, you get wet – they’re a blast! And in The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff*, they’re making a big splash with fun for the whole family.

Lawn water slides are a classic outdoor activity in The Sims… plus, they’re just plain fun. In The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff, Sims can enjoy themselves by sliding, or they can show off by performing tricks that others nearby will watch and cheer for. No matter their selection, there’s a wide variety of moves your Sims choose from when they take a running start and throw themselves down the slippery surface. If you also own The Sims 4 Get Together Expansion Pack*, you can even add a new Club rule to direct your Sims to partake in this new watery fun!

Sliding tricks are quite impressive when executed properly, but if your Sim’s Skill is too low it can lead to some cringe-inducing failures. There’s one that looks particularly painful when they face-plant, leading to their legs flipping up over their head and… well, let’s just say it doesn’t look all that pleasant. That said, once they’ve raised their Fitness Skill (or Motor Skill for kids), they’ll be pulling off tricks like champs. I especially like the dexterity they show when balancing upright in a surfing pose for the full length of the slide, their momentum propelling them right off the far end. A different trick has them lay down in a suave pose… it may not require as much finesse, but Sims sure look cool doing it.

Of course the lawn water slide comes with great options as well, which starts with which slide you decide to spend your simoleons on. You could go with the basic slide (which has a number of colourful patterns), or select the fearsome Jaws of Death slide (complete with an oversized shark head that requires your Sim to speed past razor sharp teeth).

Alright, it isn’t that scary – after all, there is a big waterfall spraying out of the shark’s mouth that creates a huge splash when passing through! There’s also an option to add soap to your slide, causing all the jets to spray out foamy bubbles. Not only does it look like a good time, but the bubbles actually cling to your Sims afterwards. It all adds to the fun of playing in the backyard!

When it comes time for your Sims to rest – perhaps with a refreshing lemonade from the new drink pitcher – the lawn water slide becomes unobtrusive. While not in use, Sims can walk right across it so that it won’t get in your way.

You’re sure to have a blast reveling in the silly antics of your Sims as they slip, slide, and occasionally flop their way down the lawn water slide in The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff, now available!

Looking to learn more about recent updates to The Sims 4? Check out the Jealousy Reaction System updates, and learn about the updates to Gender Customisation.

Nanny to the Rescue! Now Available in The Sims 4

Via: The Sims

Ready for a night on the town? Good news: a new free* Update to The Sims 4 adds a Nanny you can hire! But, wait, why do you need a Nanny? Well, let’s look at a potential situation your Sims could theoretically find themselves in:

You’ve planned for this night… when, where, it’s all figured out. You’ve got the perfect outfit picked out, and well, he’s at least taken off that clown outfit he loves so much. It’s time to go. But oh no! You suddenly remember… you have kids! Five of them! And a baby!

You could just go, you have every other time… the mystical daycare service has never failed you. But where do your kids go, really? Is it safe? Have you ever done a background check on this “so called” daycare service? And if they really are a “daycare” service, why are they available 24 hours a day… 7 days a week?

Doubt creeps in. You start to wonder if you really should go out for a night of fun and frolicking (though you also wonder… have you ever really frolicked?) and leave your children to this so-called wondrous daycare phantom zone.

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What’s that? It’s a doorbell. I think the question you meant to ask was “Who’s that?”

It’s a Nanny!

Available now with an Update to The Sims 4, the Nanny has come to save your sanity! Rejoice! Your night out is still on. The Nanny will take care of your little tykes, mentor their minds, play, read, and care for their needs… while you spend a worry free night (or day, or anytime) out for fun… and yes, frolicking! Frolic my friends… frolic.

Looking for more news on recent The Sims 4 updates? Learn about The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff Pack, or read about wishes that might (or might not) come true with the wishing well from The Sims 4 Romantic Garden Stuff.

Have Fun in the Sun With The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff

Via: The Sims

The days are long and the sun is bright; it’s the perfect time for your Sims to enjoy The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff*, coming July 19th!

Looking to update your backyard? Additional customisation options for your outdoor spaces await, with bright colours and patterns adding a splash of excitement. You’ll be able to decorate with everything from spinning wind catchers to spitting frog fountains and scented flowers, all helping set a casual backyard vibe. When your Sims’ friends and family drop by for a cookout, they’ll be showing off their stylish new fashions as they sit around the new umbrella table that accommodates meal servings for up to six Sims. An assortment of comfortable clothing comes in vibrant summer prints, and relaxed hairstyles are available in natural and ombre colours.

While it’s great to look great, it’s the fun new activities and objects which make for a memorable backyard experience. First, you’ll definitely want to clear space for the Lawn Water Slide. Sims will flip out (sometimes quite literally!) over the fun they’ll have while sliding and performing tricks on a sunny afternoon. All that exercise can build up a real thirst, and the new drink pitcher will definitely help you quench it. Mix up refreshing recipes like lemonade, iced tea, and more, then pour over ice and enjoy.

For a rejuvenating experience in the backyard, you can sit back and tune in to the sound of nature all around you. Place the new bird feeder in your backyard, and you’ll be serenaded by the chirps of bluebirds, cardinals, and finches as they fly in for a bite to eat. You can add the new wind chime to your backyard as well for a soothing Sim-made melody. Choose from bamboo, ceramic, or metallic chimes… pair them together if you like, or even set the length of the rods to adjust the chime’s pitch. It’s guaranteed to be music to your ears (and perhaps a nightmare for your neighbors).

One thing’s for certain, there’s plenty of new fun outside for your entire Sims’ family to delight in when The Sims 4 Backyard Stuff releases on July 19th.

Looking to learn more about recent updates to The Sims 4? Check out the Jealousy Reaction System updates, and learn about the updates to Gender Customisation.