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My Sim Is an Environmentalist Who Knows How to Have a Good Time

Elsie Pruitt, a young brown queer woman from Evergreen Harbor, kicks off her weekends by voting. From Friday at 8 a.m. to Monday at 6 p.m., the aspiring green technician can head to her community voting board across the street to vote on whatever changes she wants to see in her neighborhood, Grimms Quarry. One […]

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My Sim Is an Environmentalist Who Knows How to Have a Good Time

Elsie Pruitt, a young brown queer woman from Evergreen Harbor, kicks off her weekends by voting. From Friday at 8 a.m. to Monday at 6 p.m., the aspiring green technician can head to her community voting board across the street to vote on whatever changes she wants to see in her neighborhood, Grimms Quarry. One […]

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Sims Players Hold Virtual Black Lives Matter Rally

The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind of justified fury at police, who have taken the lives of George Floyd and so many others. Crowds of protesters have hit the streets every day and night all across the country. But that’s not an option for everybody. With this in mind, Sims modder and streamer […]

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Sims 4 Modder Passes Away, But Fans Are Making Sure His Legacy Lives On

If you’ve messed around with The Sims 4 at any point, you’ve probably come across the name Scumbobo. A gifted modder, he was also a major figure in the game’s community, always lending a hand to help others improve their own creations. Scumbobo died last year, but his work was so important to players that […]

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The Sims 4 Unexpectedly Captures The Best Part Of New Year’s Eve

I have a fondness for New Year’s Eve that I find hard to explain. When I drank, the appeal was absolutely the drinking, which makes sense. After experiencing my first non-drinking New Year’s Eve last December, though, I realized there’s something more to the night before the calendar rolls over than just partying.…Read more… Continue […]

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In The Space My Mirrors Once Were, I Made Avatars

In many video games, the body of your avatar does not change with time or experience. In Dragon Age: Inquisition or The Outer Worlds, you can apply scars to your character’s face, but they don’t accrue new ones as time goes on. These characters can become absurdly powerful, stronger both physically and mentally, but…Read more… […]

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The Sims 4’s New College Expansion Is As Stressful And Gratifying As The Real Thing

Addison, the Sim I made to check out the latest college-themed Sims 4 expansion, has had a very bad week. She’s a Fine Arts major, taking a class about video games as an elective. Her schedule, as such, was a complete mess. Monday and Wednesday she had three classes, with barely any room in between […]

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