The Sims 4: Expanding Homes for Growing Families

Too Big for Your Build

Have you ever had to put beds outside to fit your Sims 4 family? Have boxes dotted your lot because you didn’t know how to decorate them? You’ve had a successful game, and now your starter home is bursting at the seams. How can you expand your home to tastefully accommodate your budding family? By following these tips, of course! Not only can you make a seamless expansion, but you can also  try other methods to house your family creatively!

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SimsVIP is Heading to Gamescom 2015!

 
We are excited to announce that SimsVIP will be present at Gamescom 2015 in Germany! Heading to the event to gather as much information as possible, is SimsVIP Forum Mod (DerMonarch), who will attend a Sims 4 Producer Event on August 7th. This is a behind closed doors event, and there’s a few things to note:
 

• NO Photography or Video of any kind is allowed at the event
 
• There is no embargo outside the presentation itself. (We do not know what this means exactly as EA can change things last minute, but we assume that the embargo ends after the presentation)

 

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Big Thanks to Electronic Arts for extending us an invite for the producer event!

 
SimsVIP will cover the entire week of events, from EA’s Press Conference, all the way through the end of Gamescom’s Sims 4 events. For fast coverage of all things Sims, stay tuned to SimsVIP.com.
 

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The Sims 4 To Be Behind Closed Doors at Gamescom

 
We reached out to EA for official statement regarding the events taking place during Gamescom, and an official spokesperson confirmed that The Sims 4 will be present at the EA Press Conference and behind closed doors.
 

• The Sims 4 will be at Gamescom but not on the consumer showfloor.
 
• The Sims 4 will be shown to press behind closed doors as well as in the Community Lounge.
 
• The Sims 4 will be on the main stage during the EA press conference, but we can’t tell you what we will be announcing. It’s a surprise!

 

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The Sims 4 Cool Kitchen: English Box Art

 

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The Sims 4 Cool Kitchen Q&A With SimGuruGraham

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Beta Test The Sims 4 With Origin’s Beta Program

 
As noted by a Twitter user, and the forum members over at NeoGaf, Origin has launched a beta testing program. This page currently hidden from public view, but you are still able to make your selections and save. (If you receive an error when saving, go back to the page and it will have remembered your selections)
 
The Sims is among the many games available in this program, but please be aware that signing up does not guarantee you will be selected. As of right now there is no official information about this program, so the most you can do is sign up and wait. Visit the Beta Program page for more information.
 

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Hat Tip: Sam

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EA Earnings Call: “The Sims 4 Drove Solid Revenues”

 
During today’s Earnings Call, EA confirmed that The Sims 4 (alongside EA SPORTS FIFA 15 and Battlefield Hardline) drove solid revenues and delivered excellent margins during the 1st quarter of FY16.
 
In addition to that, they also commented on last year’s consumer comparison to previous installments, and explained why they believe The Sims 4 is doing better than ever. Overall, today’s earnings call confirms that The Sims 4 is driving revenue and exceeding EA’s expectations. Click here to listen to the full webcast.
 


 

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Electronic Arts: The Playbook Infographic (July 2015)

 
EA released a new infographic today letting us know what players have been doing with their games. The Sims is included in the graphic below, stating that Sims fans from around the world have played 4.3 Billion minutes, and have lived 117 Billion Sim minutes! Check out the EA blog for more stats on other games.
 

From April to June, our fans have engaged with our titles in lots of amazing ways. With over 3.4 billion goals scored in FIFA 15, 15.4 million successful rescue missions in Battlefield Hardline and 9.8 billion minutes played in SimCity BuildIt, we’re thrilled to see how much you’ve enjoyed our games.
 

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Walmart: The Sims 4 Get To Work Priced at $25

 
Walmart has (permanently? temporarily?) reduced the online price of The Sims 4 Get To Work, charging just $25.03 for the game. If you find the game in-store for the regular price of $39.99, they will honor the difference.
 

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Site News: Join The SimsVIP Team! (Round 2)
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❗ Application Submissions for current positions has ended. Will be reviewing each and every application extensively, and getting back to you as soon as we can. For those who applied, look out for an email response from SimsVIP sometime within the next week. Thank you to everyone for the continued support and for your interest in joining SimsVIP’s team.

 
In an effort to increase our support to The Sims 4 community, we’re modifying our vision to keep aligned with our passion for The Sims. The Simming Community is a vast, expansive, dynamic, community and we are recruiting passionate individuals to help expand the amount of content we want to drive here at SimsVIP.
 
If you’re a die-hard Sims fan and love to write about your favorite game, this is your chance to join the largest Sims news site in the community. With over 1.5 million average monthly readers, SimsVIP is now expanding, and looking for experienced individuals to fill positions on the site. Details below.
 

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