i wish i was born in the 80s

The Sims 4: New Game Patch (February 2nd, 2017)

A new game update is available for The Sims 4 as of the 2nd Feb 2017! Please read below for all of the patch notes:

PLEASE: Remove all MODS and Custom Content before updating your game

Update: 02/02/2017 – PC Version / Mac Version

Happy Anniversary Simmers!

It was 16 years, 11 months, and 29 days ago that the Sims were born!! And we wanted to be the first to wish you all a

Happy 16th11th29th Anniversary!

Since then, there have been well over a 100 Sim births and deaths. 10s of homes built, and burned, and…

Ok, look, they don’t actually give me any real stats. I’m sure I’m close though… somewhere within a light year of error… it’s all relative.

This little life-simulation game about telling stories, controlling lives, burning down kitchens, inviting the neighbors to hang out in your basement and then removing the doors, building amazing homes, and just watching their lives unfold as you tweak away, is now (almost) 17 years old, and we hope you have, had, and will have fun with The Sims!

With that, we have just a little new…

The Main Menu has gone through a small redressing.

Upon your next load, you will be met with a new, but hopefully familiar looking, Main Menu. The summary of changes being:

  • Continue (the big play button), other than a location shift, functions exactly as it did
  • New Game and Load Game have come down from their hidden corner, and are now found alongside the Continue button.
  • Adding a household to an existing save is located on the Map view screen in the lower right
  • The upper right menus have been simplified to only include Gallery and the Options menu
  • And the lower left contains all the information you might want regarding packs.

We’ve also added a shirt (for toddlers and older) to celebrate the 17th anniversary (found in Create a Sim in the T-Shirt sort).

And we have a couple of critical issue fixes…

General Issues

  • We addressed an issue that could cause the baby to disappear upon age up.
  • We addressed an issue that could result in toddlers being placed down through a wall, and outside of their home, if carried to use an object that was against an outer wall.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause a toddler to become stuck next to an elevator upon loading the lot.
  • We addressed an out of sync voice and animation issue that was causing our Sims to be ever so slightly off.
  • While this is joyous news for parents everywhere, this does pose a significant population issue in Neverland. And we can only wait out the potential pirate to lost boy gap, as it draws ever closer in the favor of the pirates.
  • Ask any parent, and they will tell you “Of course toddlers are magical!” Ask them again to place their toddlers through a wall, and they will yell at your ridiculous suggestion.
  • It’s a two-faced world folks, and we’re just living in it.
  • This fix will address future occurrences, however, to correct the issue in an already saved game, travel to another lot with the toddler and return.
  • Had that early film feel, except without the cool fighting, or person in rubber monster suit scenes.

Outdoor Retreat

  • Rental Lots can now have their lot type changed, and are no longer locked in Granite Falls.

Get Together

  • Club perks and points will no longer reset after loading into an unowned lot and then returning.

And with that… we wish you a happy journey with us on The Sims, and look forward to your machinima, blogs, tweets, posts, screens, and vids of all things Sims.


“Reylo is a terrible ship for young girls to be watching”

Listen listen listen

My obsession of bad guys and hero shipping STARTED when I was a young girl. Yes, technically Gaston is the bad guy but I still shipped a GIGANTIC MONSTER with THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MAIDEN. (We even came out in the same year, it’s fate).

I have brothers born in the 70s and 80s so we watched the Labyrinth a lot when I was younger. I remember holding my breath watching them dancing wishing I was her dancing with the Goblin King.

I was also really into mythology when I was a kid. Every year we would go to an amusement park called “Mount Olympus.” It inspired me, at a young age, to look Into it more. I was too obsessed with Hades to move onto any other god. Can you guess why? (Also Hades is the best roller coaster It GOES UNDERGROUND).

And don’t get me started on Phantom/Christine. My mom and I were hard core for this show FOREVER. I knew Raoul was the better option and if I were in her case I would have chosen him, but did that stop me from shipping the evil disfigured man with the beautiful woman he was in love with? Absolutely not.

HELL even the Star Wars ships shaped this from me. I mean we had Anakin who we KNOW how he’s going to end up with the beautiful political firecracker. They are why I started going so hard for Star Wars. And Princess Leia with a scoundrel like Han. perfect!

Even the freaking Music Man has this dynamic! You can’t tell me that you don’t want the charming con man to end up with the lonely madam librarian.

I did have regular ships growing up too. I shipped Aladdin with Jasmine and Hermione with Ron, but the ones that stick with me are the ones with conflict. The ones who had to overcome morals because they loved each other. Or maybe they didn’t. Maybe they didn’t end up together WHICH IS GREAT TOO. Breaks my heart BUT GREAT!!!

Now, I am not saying that this makes them OK to ship and they are a perfect ship for young audiences. That they are going to seek this relationship out for themselves. I am just saying that being opposed to this kind of ship won’t stop them from shipping it and others like it.

If this movie came out when I was 8 or 9, I would ABSOLUTELY still be into it. The minute he carried her bridal style I would have thought “ohhhhhhhhhh!” And when he asked to be her teacher I would have totally shipped it. They would have reminded me of my other favorite ships so I would have liked them.

You can’t stop people from shipping what they are into. I mean did I ask to be into a Goblin King and a girl who didn’t want to babysit? No. But that was what I liked to watch. Reylo is just another example of my favorite dynamic that I have enjoyed since I was a young girl.

i just wish i was born in some other generation, in some cherry pie world where i could run as far and wide as the ocean and bicycle through the blue mountains and fall in love beneath waterfalls, real life is just so limiting and if there isn’t this there’s always that and why would you wanna pursue a career that isn’t practical anyway and you can’t just spend all day chasing daisies. i wish i could float into another age and witness the rise and harrowing fall of an empire, be the messiah in her violet dress, singing of death and desires, i wish it was the 80’s again and we were trading ghost stories in your grandmother’s lakeside home (with the fat tabby cat and the frayed hammock and a porch that exhales sunlight), i want to wear overalls and braid my hair and feed the ducks by the water as the record player whispers classics to me and watch a sky yet uneaten by the smog and maybe fall into a black-and-white movie.

The Story Behind the Tweet: in a secret session taylorswift was talking about her ‘1989’ song 'I Wish You Would’. She said that because of the fact that she was born in 1989 and in she wants the album to sound like late 80’s pop, she decided to make this song one of the most 80’s sounding songs on the album. “I’ve always loved 80’s movies, you know like John Hughes?” Taylor had said, at which I squealed and said “yes!” Because I love all his movies and she looked at me and said “I know right!’. She then proceeded to say that because of the cool vibes that she got from those music she decided to incorporate that into this song. Awesome.