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  1. SimCity Developer Maxis Has Been Shut Down by EA

    "Quick! During GDC while no one is looking!" -EA, probably.

    This was not on the list of pre-selected disasters; I don't know how to deal with it.

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  2. The Sims 4 Will Not Have Pools or Toddlers in Base Games, Says EA

    Maybe pools are too hard to animate?

    The Sims franchise has certainly changed a lot since its first game was released in late 2000. But according to EA, some of the latest innovations to Sims 4 are going to come at the expense of some of players' favorite past features, as well as an architectural staple that's been with the games since their inception.

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  3. The Sims 4: Create A Sim Trailer Shows Us The Awesome Amounts Of Detail Available When Making A Sim

    Next step: give our Sims the gift of the gab!

    Say goodbye to pesky menus and limited choices when it comes to creating Sim characters. The Sims 4 allows so much customizable freedom that players will likely spend more time creating a Sim than actually playing the game.

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  4. What Does The Sims Have to Do with Reality TV? Game/Show Investigates [Video]

    Game/Show will tell you what The Sims and BridalPlasty have in common.

    Several games in The Sims series are the best selling PC games of all time. Game/Show is curious about why, and they think it might have something to do with the reason people love reality TV. Do people just love setting up a fake reality and seeing it play out with more drama than our real reality?

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  5. EA’s Humble Origin Bundle Brings All Kinds of Awesome Games

    Kudos, EA.

    EA, oft-called the worst company in the world, has just done something really cool: They've teamed up with Humble Bundle to release some of their best games this generation for however much you want. Finally, a reason to actually use Origin!

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  6. Probably Not Drift Compatible: Seven Fantastic Examples of Technobabble

    A selection of defining uses of technobabble in sci-fi and beyond

    Technobabble -- the scientific-sounding gibberish that scientist characters spew in every episode of Star Trek -- is the dilithium crystal in the warp engine that makes science fiction run. It can get to ridiculous levels. Ron Moore steered clear of it in Battlestar Galactica because his Trek scripts filled up with [INSERT TECH HERE], but ultimately it's hard to get by without it. Technobabble generally does make sense on a superficial level, since there's so much speculative science out there that there's bound to be a field related to whatever the story requires. For better or for worse, take a look at the greatest ways technobabble has been put to use.

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  7. EA Continues Downward Spiral, Ends SimCity Social and Other Facebook Games

    Electronic Arts has been on a losing streak lately. Their launch of SimCity 5 was a nightmare. They just won their second Consumerist Golden Poo Award in a row for being the worst company in America, and now they're closing down what were once popular Facebook games. The Sims Social, SimCity Social, and Pet Society all posted goodbye statuses to their Facebook pages informing players they have until June 14th before the games are gone for good. Considering the drop off in play, this probably won't upset that many people.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Japanese School Girls Fight Like Dragon Ball Z, In Real Life

    Things We Saw Today

    Here's a teenage fad we're 100% behind. (Blastr)

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  9. Things We Saw Today: The Superhero Formerly Known as Batgirl

    Things We Saw Today

    Prince's Purple Rain album cover with less Prince, more Batgirl. By Cliff Chiang, via ScreenRant.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Felicia Day Joins The Dark Side

    Things We Saw Today

    ...for cookies. Obviously. (via Felicia Day) 

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