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The Sims 4 goes outdoors, and to Mac next month

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Sims 4 outdoors

The Sims 4 is still a sensation for fans of the franchise, although some people are starting to get bored of the standard options for the game. I suppose it’s a good thing that the first game pack is available for download from Origin and will show you the great outdoors. Even better, a bunch more Sims will be joining the family next month.

The official twitter account confirmed it:

Priced similarly to the PC version, current PC owners will get a copy of the Mac version for free. However, we have no idea if your creations will move easily between platforms. Still, you can always use the gallery system to upload and download your bizarre families and homes.

Assuming you’re already playing the game on PC, the all new game pack is available now. Tired of everyday simulated life? Take your Sims to Granite Falls, an all new destination for camping, pitching a tent and other euphemisms for having fun. Here’s the trailer for it.

And here’s a link for those who can’t YouTube.

Outdoor Retreat will set you back $20 and is reminiscent of the old “Stuff Packs”. It adds a bunch of new costumes and items, as well as various traits. I would definitely make all my Sims squeamish just to see what happens, although making them herbalists could have some rather entertaining repercussions when they return home.

Are you still playing The Sims 4? Are you excited to take them camping, or are you as interested in simulated camping as you are in real life excursions?

Last Updated: January 14, 2015

35 Comments

  1. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    January 14, 2015 at 13:37

    Is there some way another company can make a people simulator game?

    Paradox is now making the SimCity we really wanted in making Cities Skylines. (Which I can’t wait for)

    Someone needs to just make a people sim and give us the Sims game we always wanted and keep asking for.

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      January 14, 2015 at 13:43

      They did – it’s called “Shut down your computer.”

      Reply

      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        January 14, 2015 at 13:44

        Love me some simulator games! Sims and SimCity can just take days off of my life.

        I don’t even feel guilty about the pleasure πŸ˜›

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        • ToshZA

          January 14, 2015 at 13:50

          Me neither. I’m enjoying Sims 4 in between my myriad other games. πŸ˜€

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          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            January 14, 2015 at 13:52

            just can’t get myself to buy Sims4… Is it really worth it if I have Sims3 already?

          • ToshZA

            January 14, 2015 at 13:54

            Not yet, I didn’t get Sims 3 so it’s worth it for me. But Sims 4 does a lot of undercover improvements which make a big difference – most notable is the way build mode just works so fluidly now. It really is much easier and more fun to build your dream home now.

            So, if it’s content you’re after, wait until a few content packs have been released at least.

  2. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 14, 2015 at 13:38

    EA: “We can’t do pools, it’s too difficult to cut the ground out for the water”

    Creates rivers and lakes

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    • ToshZA

      January 14, 2015 at 13:42

      Pools have been in for ages. XD

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 14, 2015 at 13:45

        yes yes, I’m just pointing out how far it’s come from the first time they said “It can’t be done”

        Sheesh. Tough crowd today πŸ˜›

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 14, 2015 at 13:48

        Yeah but it was included in the 4th one at launch they added it later as DLC because it was to technical to add

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        • ToshZA

          January 14, 2015 at 13:53

          Nope, a patch. I own the Sims 4. πŸ˜› No DLC needed. But it was soon after release, by the time I got the game in November it had pools in already.

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          • Hammersteyn

            January 14, 2015 at 13:54

            This is news to me O_o

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 14, 2015 at 13:57

            I think they patched it in (non-paid DLC) about 2 weeks after the game came out.

          • ToshZA

            January 14, 2015 at 13:58

            Wasn’t even DLC, just a patch. I know free content patches are rare, but they’re still around. Just endangered.

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 14, 2015 at 14:00

            DLC – DownLoadable Content is additional content for a video game distributed through the Internet by the game’s official publisher or other third party content producers.

        • Corrie

          January 14, 2015 at 13:55

          Too technical to “Just add water” …get it…get it

          okay that was dry…damnit these puns

          Reply

          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 14, 2015 at 13:57

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA. Oh man. That was actually funny. Thank you. Made me smile

    • Hammersteyn

      January 14, 2015 at 13:48

      And the 7 seas πŸ˜›

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 14, 2015 at 13:49

        FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

        Reply

        • Quo Vadis?

          January 14, 2015 at 14:05

          oh man, it just doesn’t get old. yet πŸ˜€

          Reply

    • Lord Chaos

      January 14, 2015 at 14:00

      It’ll be in the 7th DLC

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 14, 2015 at 14:01

        *cries*

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    • Shas 'O Norm

      January 14, 2015 at 14:09

      Enough rivers for 7 kingdoms?

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        January 14, 2015 at 14:10

        What, you think they’ll add the China DLC that early?

        Reply

      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 14, 2015 at 14:58

        Guyz… STAHP :'(

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 14, 2015 at 15:02

          STAHP:
          1) To collaborate and listen;
          2) Hammertime; or
          3) In the name of love?
          πŸ˜€

          Reply

          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 14, 2015 at 15:10

            I laughed too hard. Hahahaha. Well played sir. Well played

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 15, 2015 at 08:02

            I also had a good chuckle hahahahaha

  3. hairyknees

    January 14, 2015 at 13:53

    HIPSTERS REJOICE!

    Can a Sim grow a beard, wear grandma jerseys, and snap pictures of their food? If not, this game is FAKE! πŸ˜›

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      January 14, 2015 at 13:56

      there are even hipster pre-sets on create a sim. they just need to add some double monocles.

      Reply

      • hairyknees

        January 14, 2015 at 14:03

        Double monocles and herbal tea!

        Reply

    • ToshZA

      January 14, 2015 at 13:57

      Yes to all of the above. In fact, 60% of the attire is hipster, so this is the PERFECT game for a Mac.

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 14, 2015 at 13:59

        In fact, it’s so hipster that when it sees it’s been launched on a Mac it won’t even give you other clothing options coz it KNOWS

        Reply

  4. Kensei Seraph

    January 14, 2015 at 13:56

    For a moment there I thought the header image was taken from an old King’s Quest game or something.

    Reply

  5. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    January 14, 2015 at 18:40

    Nah… I’ll stick with Sims 2 and 3. πŸ˜€

    Reply

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