Watch Live: The Sims 4 Live Broadcast (September 1st)
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Watch the August 26th Live Broadcast (Part 1)
Watch the August 27th Live Broadcast (Part 2)
Watch the August 28th Live Broadcast (Part 3)
Watch the August 29th Live Broadcast (Part 4)
Watch the August 30th Live Broadcast (Part 5)


Twitch puts a strain on the site, so I will add the stream a few hours before the show.


Site News: SimsVIP Forums Now Live
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After hearing your requests to have a place to further discuss the topics posted on SimsVIP, we are happy to announce that we have just launched SimsVIP Forums. We now have an additional discussion hub for those of you that tend to engage in massive discussions or go off topic.
Please note that forums are not mandatory, and you are not being forced to use them in any way. Also, for your security and privacy, we have not cross connected and forum accounts. You will have to register a brand new account with a valid email address.
Please be sure to read the Forum Notices and Rules section before registering, and if you do register, check your spam for the confirmation email. If you have any further problems, let me know in this post.

Click below to be directed to forums!

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Links: Preparing For The Sims 4
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The Sims 4 is releasing in less than 24 hours, so to help you prepare for release day, I have put together a few links to help you get ready for launch day and beyond.

Redeem your Sims 4 Rewards for owning The Sims 3

Checking your Computer Against System Requirements

Supported Graphics Card List (WIP)

Returning Your Digital Copy (Limited Time)

Pre-load The Sims 4 Now

The Official Sims 4 Patch Notes URL

SimsVIP’s Technical Discussion Forum


In addition to the links above, be sure to head over to Crinrict’s Sims 4 Help Blog for additional information on preparing for The Sims 4. Be sure to bookmark the page for your future help needs.

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Sims Fashionista Magazine: Issue 26 Out Now
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Press Start Australia Interviews Graham Nardone
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Earlier this week I had the chance to get hands-on with The Sims 4, and while I was there I got to speak with Graham Nardone, the Associate Producer of the game. We spoke about a variety of topics, including what his position is like, how the development team handles feedback, and what will entice owners of The Sims 3 to upgrade.


1. First off are you able to give us an overview of what being an associate producer actually means?
Oh, sure, a kind of ‘day in the life’! A lot of what I do is interesting because producers kind of have their hands in everything, so you know- working with the artists, working with the engineers, working with marketing to do events like these. So I think production’s actually really fun in terms of just being hands-on with everything. In terms of day-to-day responsibilities a lot of what I do is get very hands-on with specific features, so at Associate Producer level you’re looking at different aspects of the game, you have things assigned to you and ultimately the way that feature goes out the door is your responsibility.
So you’re setting the quality bar, acting as a sort of advocate for our players and making sure that it’s fun, it’s polished, it feels good to play. That’s kind of on us as producers to, you know, make sure it’s good to go. One interesting assignment I had on this project is, I get to run something called “change review”, and that’s our period after pre-production, where we set aside a chunk of time and we say “We know we’re going to want to iterate, we know people are going to see this and get hands-on with it, and there’s going to be feedback and things we want to change” and so with that chunk of time we set it up and as feedback and requests come in we stick it in there, and we evaluate and decide what’s going to make the final cut.
So being able to run that entire process was kind of a really interesting place to be in this project. It was a bit more difficult than expansions (because I came from The Sims 3) because the lead up to announcing those was much later than it would be for a base game like this, so we got to get so much more feedback, and feed that back into this process. It was fun just being a part of tha



The Sims 4: Live Mode Game Lesson Screens
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PeterSims has extracted some 40+ Live Mode Lesson screens from The Sims 4 game files. These are the screenshots that accompany the Live Mode text you can find here.


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The Sims 4: Preview Articles by Sims4Guru
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During the EA Australia Event this past week, fansite The Sims 4 Guru had some hands on time with the game. Below are links to everything from interviews to gameplay videos. Check it out!

The Sims 4 Preview Event Rundown
The Sims 4 Interview with Graham Nardone
The Sims 4 Gameplay Preview
The Sims 4 Build Mode Preview
The Sims 4 Impressions




The Sims 4: World Concept Art Screens
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PeterSims has found some more concept art screens in the game files, and while the first looks a bit like Oasis Spring, the other is unfamiliar does not resemble Willow Springs as we know it. Could it be an unannounced world, or a world that never was?


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SimsVIP’s Sims 4 Swag Giveaway Winners

The time has come to reveal the three winners of our “Sims 4 Swag” giveaway!

♦ TheVintageSimmer – (Strawberry Shortcake) – The Sims 4 Drawstring Bag
♦ Babycakemom (Mr. Clean) – The Sims 4 Sunglasses

♦ Korysweet – (Coraline) – The Sims 4 Plumbob Headband

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Winners, please check your emails for details on the prize! Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone for participating! :)

The Sims 4 Live Broadcast Replay (August 30th)
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Watch the August 26th Live Broadcast (Part 1)
Watch the August 27th Live Broadcast (Part 2)
Watch the August 28th Live Broadcast (Part 3)
Watch the August 29th Live Broadcast (Part 4)
Watch the August 30th Live Broadcast (Part 5)



The Sims 4: New Video by Deligracy
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During the EA Australia Event this past week, YouTuber Deligracy had some hands on time with the game. In the video below, she gives her thoughts on the game, along with some in game video.

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