Yesterday, the developers of The Sims 4 announced a new expansion coming Feb. 26 called Strangerville, which includes a storyline that seems to be about alien possession. Simmers responded with a lot of questions, and the developers addressed them on Twitter—here’s a breakdown of what we know.
I’ve been playing a lot of The Sims 4 recently. There was a huge sale on Origin, so I bought about 75 percent of the expansions and various other DLC, and though I started fairly tamely (I made myself! And then my housemate!) it didn’t take long until I was double-fisting mods and cheats into my hungry mouth.
This year, we learned that a long-lost version of the classic gaming series SimCity, originally meant for the NES, had found its way from Nintendo’s archives to the hands of collectors. That story got a tidy Christmas update this week in the form of a comprehensive data dump, complete with stories, videos, and—perhaps most important—a ROM download of the working, incomplete game.
Frank Cifaldi, founder of the non-profit Video Game History Foundation, posted the complete story on Tuesday. There’s a lot of catch-up to be done about how the heck this SimCity version came to be, [...]