I ain’t afraid of no ghosts in the first Sims 4 update

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A couple of weeks ago, I reckoned that The Sims 4 was a damn fine game, but one that was quite lacking extra features. It’s a side of the game that veterans will feel is lacklustre. But fear not! Content is on the way. Heck, this content is even free, which makes me wonder where the real EA is and if this imposter can stay for longer.

One of three major content drops/updates for The Sims 4, will include ghosts and a Star Wars costume set. If you happen to have killed a Sim or two in your game, they’ll be returning as a ghost that will have a particular personality and behaviour related to the way it died. Needless to say, my main Sim house has so many ghosts haunting it, that it has now been confused for a dubstep rave party. Your Sim ghosts are playable characters, with Maxis teasing that you can even resurrect the poltergeists.

On the cosmetic side of the game, you can now deck your characters out in Star Wars gear that includes Luke Skywalker’s X-wing pilot suit, Yoda’s garb, Leia’s white robes and Darth Vader’s suit. Which might explain why my personal Sim is running around in a frock with buns attached to his head. There’s also some new eye colours on offer and general bug fixes and tweaking within the update.

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Expect the November update to finally add pools so that you can drown your Sims by removing the ladder from the pool have a good time, while the December update will add new career paths. And yes, they are indeed 100% free updates.

Last Updated: October 2, 2014

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Star Wars & ghosts? That’s a really clever combination EA. It attracts all the Star Wars fans & then you can mock them with their dead self-respect.

    • Jedi Consular Kromas

      What! Star Wars in the Sims. Let me go purchase real quick!

  • Matewis Jubilai

    More of this then?

  • Dutch Matrix

    Wait, free? Even I am shocked at this…

    • Hammersteyn

      Challenge everything?

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Definitely not Charge Everything.

  • FoxOneZA

    I thought the small update was to add Dinklage into SIms O_O

  • Hammersteyn

    Bill Murray must be as strong as an ox. Look at the strain on Dan and Ernies faces

    • Dutch Matrix

      That is the only facial expression Bill Murray is capable of.

  • Hammersteyn

    You gotta love the top comment on the link with 98 likes:
    “I don’t know which makes me happier: getting all this new content for
    free, or the fact that I won’t have to read any more whiny posts about
    pools anymore!”
    Yeah they seem whiny now but only because EA adds it for free.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      “Yeah great EA, but what am I supposed to do with a stupid pool without any toddlers to throw in it?”

      Where there’s a will there’s a way 😉

  • JJ of Meridian

    Maybe EA is finally realizing that it needs to change in order to keep its customers.
    Too late for me.

    • Hammersteyn

      The thing is we know what they are doing, but there are millions out there that “just deals with it” and “changes with the times” which is sad.

      • JJ of Meridian

        Yes. Very true. I don’t recall “changing with the times” meaning to let someone take you for a pop

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Sounds more like EA trying to reel folks in to climb on the Sims expansion pack hamster wheel. Sorry EA, I’m not interested in Sims 4. I’ll stick with Sims 2 and 3.

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