Sport Your Favorite The Sims Gear With Our New Store!

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Simmers, the long wait is finally over! You’ve been asking for it, and we are so happy to announce that with support from the lovely folks at Threadless, we’re bringing online The Sims official merchandise shop!

Yep, you read that right! We are super excited to be able to provide you with official The Sims gear to show off your Sims pride to all of your friends. Now you might be thinking, is this only going to be apparel? Nope! We have hand selected 17 unique designs, a tribute to the 17 years of The Sims Franchise, for the initial launch that can be purchased on t-shirts, prints, phone cases, notebooks, mugs, and much more.

The store is open RIGHT NOW, and will be updated throughout the year with fun and unique designs to keep things fresh, and your wardrobe filled with the latest and greatest.

Is there a fun Sims saying you wish you could have on a shirt? Or maybe some artwork you see featured in the game that you’d like to hang on your wall? Be sure to let us know, because you might find it on the store sooner than later…

To help answer a few questions below is an FAQ and check out the Threadless Help page for additional assistance:

  • Why is the store not localized in my language?
    • The Threadless site is only available in English.
  • Can I purchase items if I live outside of the United States?
    • Absolutely! Threadless provides international shipping on all of its products.
  • I want to purchase a design that isn’t currently available for another product. Will you be expanding the designs to be on other products?
    • We want to hear your feedback so definitely let us know what you’d like to see, whether its a design or even a specific type of product.

For the meantime, we cannot wait to see you sport your new Sims merch, so be sure to share with us on social media using the hashtag #TheSimsGear.

If you aren’t following us already, be sure to check out The Sims on TwitterInstagramTwitchFacebook, and our YouTube channel.

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Take On The Create Your Pet Challenge!

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The Sims has teamed up with the wonderful folks at the SPCAI to help support some of their amazing programs.

Last week we challenged you to help our little doggo Ruby find the best outfit, and we are thrilled to reveal that your choice was the Ruby Bear.

After our Ruby challenge, we wanted to shift gears a bit and share the spotlight with some of our amazing community creators (many of whom are already creating some amazing cats & dogs in the gallery). Our focus this week is on your cat or dog; we encourage you to create your actual pet using the Create a Pet tool in The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack* and share on The Sims 4 Gallery.

For reference, this pet could be a cat or dog that you own, or it could be a pet that you would love for your Sims to adopt into their own family. Once you create your pet, be sure to put “MyPet” at the beginning of the title of your creation, when uploading to the gallery. Your pets will then be featured on our web hub for others to like and download for their own Sims homes as well!

In the meantime, we teamed up with some of our creators from around the globe to help us get started by creating pets for you to download today! Check out these amazing furbabies:

CuteCoffeGal – Miles (after Miles Davis) was adopted in 2007. A rescue of unknown breed, he’s part Tuxedo and part Siamese? Burmese? One of his favorite spots is to perch on top of a 10 foot tall cabinet in my bathroom! He’s always been a loving cat, but he’s been my little shadow since his brother Oscar passed, constantly following my every move. Miles’s favorite toy is a plush cupcake my mother gave him for Christmas years ago, and it’s funny to watch him hunt, kill, and then bring me his cupcake each night!

Miss Violet – Masha (2 years old) and Lumpi (9 years old) are my two long haired Chihuahuas. Masha is like a little tornado with the energy of 10 big dogs while Lumpi is a glutton for food and loves to follow me around no matter where I go, including the bathroom. I adopted Lumpi from a shelter (along with his sister who passed away) when he was 5 years old, he is the most loyal and loving dog I have ever met. While Lumpi loves to follow me around Masha is miss independent, except when she decides its cuddle time, and she just has to comment on every noise with a bark. While they have very different personalities they still match each other perfectly.

MsGryphi – I adopted Reo from a shelter when he was just a kitten and they weren’t sure of what his breed was, but this 15lb bundle of fur is a lover of attention. He is very much a glutton, loves to hold conversations with you, and can be quite mischievous when he wants to be. One of his special quirks is that he likes to bite your arm if you don’t play with him with his lazer light haha.

Meggs – Oolie is my spoiled rotten purebred Shih Tzu. She just loves to wear a shirt, or sweater, and have her hair up in a top knot or pig nails. She has a plush pumpkin, her absolute favorite toy, that she enjoys laying on when she snoozes on the couch. Oolie is very proficient in speak, high five, paw, dance, and “leave it” and will perform any of them for a tasty treat. She is a huge lover of people, though she is skittish around other dogs, and just loves to join in when people sing at birthday parties or when I practice my choir music or flute (though she isn’t a fan of the flute).

Don’t have The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack? Don’t worry! You can still participate by liking and sharing your favorite pets created by others in the community. To keep up with submissions to the challenge and when our next one goes live be sure to check out our challenge web hub! Be sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Twitch, Like us on Facebook, and Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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

The Sims 4 Is Now Available On Console!

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Today is the day! The Sims™ 4 has officially released on Xbox One and PlayStation® 4 and we couldn’t be more excited for our console community to get their hands on the game.

For the first time, console players will get to play the truest The Sims experience ever on a console platform. To help get the creative juices flowing we wanted to share two of our favorite challenges created by the very players in our amazing community.

The Legacy Challenge created by Pinstar

This is one of our favorite challenges as it focuses on playing through one bloodline that will feature many generations. To get started:

  • Create a Sim of your choice, this will be your family Founder
  • Once you’ve created your Sims, move them into one of the biggest lots of the world of our choice. We recommend NewCrest since its a nice black slate!
  • They must start out in “poverty” (should have no more than 10,000 Simoleons in their wallets after purchase of the lot.)
  • Spend time finding a significant other for this Sim, start a family, and play through at least 10 generations.

You can add some new twists for each of those generations to keep it fun and exciting but the main premise is to stick with the one family and follow them through generations.

The Black Widow Challenge created by SimplyVanillaSims

This is by far one of my most favorite challenges to take on for The Sims. It is all about focusing on what we call “deviant play style”. To get started:

  • Create a Young Adult Sim with the following traits: Materialistic, Snob, and Romantic. They should have the Serial Romantic as their aspiration.
  • Move them into any house in the world. You are not allowed to use any money cheats so be mindful of your simoleons! You will want to make sure you create a room only you can enter in the basement, we will come back to this in a moment.
  • Meet a Sim, woo them, and get married.
  • Host a dinner party to show the world your amazing partner, and while you’re at it start scoping the party out for your next victim.
  • Have your new partner in sight? Good! Now cheat on your current partner with the new romantic interest by inviting them to your home and get caught cheating.
  • Now here comes the dark side…you will want to find ways to kill off your current partner (Electrocution, Fire, Cowplant Sacrifice, the choice is yours!)
  • Once good ol’ Grimmy comes to your lot to take the soul of your deceased partner you will want to take their urn and place it in the basement. A Black Widow has to have a trophy room of their victims after all.

There are many more amazing challenges you can take on to expand the way you play. We are looking forward to seeing what you create and would love for you to share it with us using the hashtag #TS4Console when posting to your favorite social media site. If you aren’t already, make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Twitch, Like us on Facebook, and Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You Create. We Donate!

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Sul Sul Simmers!

With the release of The Sims™ 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack* (and the holidays just around the corner), we are embracing the season of giving by helping Pets in need.

Starting today, we are kicking-off a wonderful collaboration with the SPCAI where we give them $5,000 a week for four weeks (totaling $20,000). These donations will go towards the Shelter Support Fund grants, which provides assistance to shelters throughout the United States and all over the world, and the Disaster Relief Fund program, which provides animal shelters with financial assistance when they need it most.

We would love for you to help us spread the word about this amazing program by joining in on one of four fun community challenges, with the first one launching today!

Our cute little pup Ruby (whom you may recognize from the announce trailer for The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack), is looking for help on deciding which of her two outfits is the best. To vote on your favorite outfit for Ruby be sure to visit our web gallery, login to your EA account, and like your favorite Ruby outfit.

Want to make your own outfit for Ruby? You can download her from the gallery, but be sure to tag your creations with #RubyRocksSims4Paws.

Keep an eye out next week for a new challenge, which we will feature on our brand new hub page, and we look forward to seeing the amazing pets you create using The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack.

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