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Survive The Sims Apocalypse With ITOH-CHAN: Part One Video



Speculation Over The Leaked Sims 4 Stuff Pack

Speculation Over The Leaked Sims 4 Stuff Pack

If there’s anything the internet loves to do, it’s to speculate over the smallest bits of information wildly. That’s what happened when some eagle-eyed Simmers noticed a leaked stuff pack on Origin back in September. Some even had the funds to purchase it right away with absolutely no information about it (if anything, this cements the fact you could slap a brand on anything, and people will buy it without hesitation).

@EAHelp on Twitter addressed the leak back in September:

With the official Sims account tweeting the well-known fact that cats and keyboards don’t mix:

However, with December rolling around, we’re bound to hear something soon about this stuff pack. EA refunded anyone who purchased the leaked stuff pack.

Could It Be Christmas-Themed?

We have a free Holiday Celebration pack to decorate our homes (and our Sims) with festive objects and attire. However, this stuff pack came out almost a decade ago with some updates. Maybe it’s time for even more ugly sweaters, Christmas decorations, and party outfits?

Maybe It’s Pirates?

Some are thinking it could be a pirate-themed stuff pack. There are some mods and custom content, but there’s no stuff pack dedicated to pirates. Honestly, we’d rather have a whole pirate-themed game pack, complete with a pirate-themed world and relatively safe-for-work pirate activities.

When Does This Leaked Stuff Pack For The Sims 4 Come Out?

Now comes the part where we wildly speculate because we have no information at all: we’re hoping we get something in December. Others are thinking it will be closer to January or February.

For now, we’ll have to wait for more information, but we’re confident it will be one of the last stuff packs for The Sims 4 before we heard anything about The Sims 5.

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Survive The Sims Apocalypse With Itoh-Chan: Part Two


I was thinking about what Itoh-Chan’s blog would mean for me. I started it with the idea that Itoh-Chan would be a shut-in, but then I realized I made her relatively childish, and that’s not very fun if she’s going to be a shut-in. I have to rethink how I want to approach my Itoh-Chan story. If anything, I will use “Survive The Sims Apocalypse With Itoh-Chan” as a means of getting acclimated with The Sims 4. Remember, I haven’t played The Sims in almost a decade, so there’s a lot I still have to learn (even though I’m coming into The Sims 4 a little too late.

The Fire Triggered Summer, Itoh-Chan

I decided I had ​enough of Origin​, and took the steps to move the one DLC I had on Origin to Steam. That meant I had to purchase the base game again. Fortunately for me, the game was only under $5, so it wasn’t a huge loss for me. I ended up purchasing a bundle with The Sims 4: Seasons because that’s the one many Simmers suggested to me when I asked.

However, when I got everything transferred over to Steam, I booted up the game and noticed both Johnny and Itoh were in their Summer clothes. Yes, Johnny was still around. I don’t know why. I never invited him in; he invited himself in. While Itoh-Chan was mourning the loss of her new stove and counter, he made himself at home.

Don’t Be Rude, Itoh-Chan

Johnny had the audacity to go to the table and pick up the book Itoh-Chan was reading before she started the fire. What’s worse is, this guest who wasn’t invited in, didn’t even read the book. He just picked it up and put it back! Something had to give, so I clicked on “Funny Introduction,” and that, for some reason, moved both Sims outside to have a conversation. Johnny must not like funny women because he was very tense the whole time if you look at his body language. The “benefit of the doubt” in me wanted to say it was because of the fire, but I hope it’s not because he’s some kind of internal misogynist. After a couple of jokes, Johnny walked away.

That’s Not A Television, Itoh-Chan

I stood up and went to the bathroom in real life and let Itoh-Chan do what she wants at full autonomy (I know this as “free will”). When I came back, I saw her sitting on the couch in front of the television while reading a book. I tried clicking on it to turn it on to
have some background noise, but nothing was working. It took an embarrassing amount of time for me to realize that this wasn’t a television; it was just the headboard in the bedroom.

I had to raise the walls to confirm there was nothing against the wall. The only fun she has, for now, is reading books. I’d buy Itoh-Chan a television, but she’s kind of in a financial hole because of replacing burned items in the fire.

At least she can “Pee Like A Champion.”

Apparently, the book she’s reading is so interesting she can’t put it down, even to pee. Great, now the book will forever have a “bathroom smell.”

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Confession: I’ve Never used Custom Content For The Sims


I have a confession: I’ve never used custom content or mods in The Sims. I know they’ve been around since the very first Sims game, but it’s nothing that’s ever appealed to me. Just as a disclaimer, this isn’t a knock on custom content or anyone who uses mods and custom content, but it’s not an aspect of being a Simmer that ever interested me.

Maybe It’s Because I’ve Heard Horror Stories

I was really involved with The Sims 3 community back in the day. I was part of their forums, ran my own little community, and made some good friends. However, some of my friends who did use mods or custom content told me horror stories of how the content would break or become outdated. They would also talk about nightmarish install stories that either broke their entire game or made it unplayable. Maybe that alone scared me off from using mods or custom content.

I’ve Seen Horrifying Things On YouTube

This point is not as scary as much as it is hilarious. I know with mods or custom content in any game; some aren’t meant to mesh with the game at all. The Sims 4 had plenty of bugs when it first came out. I remember watching some videos where people had their Sims walking down the street when they would randomly (graphical glitches) morph into horrid creatures with noodly appendages. It was hilarious.

I Don’t Want To Spend More Time On Forums Looking Up Issues

I spent a lot of time on the Sims forums before, and I remember countless threads popping up every day:

  • This CC is not showing up after an update.
  • The CC I was using broke, and the creator isn’t fixing it.
  • The CC I downloaded isn’t showing up at all.

As much as I loved being around The Sims forums, I liked playing the game more than I wanted to hang around to figure out some issues, but I can see how some people enjoy that challenge to have their own custom content in the game.

To be fair, I wasn’t one to mod or add custom content to other games either. For example, Skyrim’s replayability without mods is already decent, but mods increase it by 110%, so I get the appeal; I just don’t have the wherewithal to figure it out myself.

Do you use mods or custom content in The Sims?

Why Does The Sims 4 Get Together Not Appeal To Me?


The Steam Autumn sale is here, and the only thing I’m looking at right now is trying to fill my Sims library. I recently decided to leave my Sims on Origin and re-purchase the base game on Steam. I only had one expansion on Origin, which was Get To Work, but I believe that after reaching out to Dr. Google, I will still be able to play Get To Work if I purchase the base game on Steam. It’s not too much of a loss then because the base game is the price of a Mcdonald’s burger because of the Autumn Sale. I’m thinking of getting the bundle with Seasons for only $17.

Anyway, I looked through the Sims DLC on Steam to see what other packs I wanted to pick up and looked into The Sims 4 Get Together.

I Was Never A Party Person In The Sims

The Get Together pack for The Sims 4 advertises clubs, getting together dancing, and partying in general. I don’t remember getting that much into it in older Sims games. I think I only purchased Late Night for The Sims 3 just to have it but never got into it.

Maybe It’s Because I’m Not A Party Person?

I’m an introvert in real life. I know, with The Sims, we live in a virtual world where we can be anyone we want to be, but the concept of partying hard in clubs still doesn’t appeal to virtual me. I already do things in The Sims I wouldn’t do in real life, like answer the phone or doorbell, so the thought of dressing up, going to clubs, and meeting new people, still makes me uncomfortable.

I Might Pick It Up If It Goes On A Better Sale

Right now, with the Steam Autumn Sale, the expansions are 50% off. That means I could pick up Get Together for only $19.99. That’s still a little steep for what I’m willing to pay for it, especially since I’ll rebuild my Sims presence on Steam. I’m willing to pick it up if it goes on sale for 90%.

Do you have The Sims 4: Get Together? What do you think of it?

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I Wonder If The Sims 5 Will Be On Steam?


I’ll be honest; I have no idea what’s going on with The Sims 5. The developer has already confirmed The Sims 5 is already in development, but everything else I’m trying to find on Google looks like it’s all fan-made theories. I’ll admit, I was fooled by some YouTube videos claiming to be The Sims 5 trailer, only to see them be reaction videos or weird fan-made trailers. As of writing this, there are no official Sims 5 trailers.

I Just Want To Know If The Sims 5 Will Be On Steam

The Sims 5 is confirmed, but I do not see any real confirmation of whether the game will be on Steam. I recently decided to switch from Origin to Steam because I don’t like Origin. It’s too buggy and not really as intuitive as Steam is. Steam has its issues, but I want to have all my games and stuff on one platform.

I Will Go Back To Origin If I Need To For The Sims 5

I missed The Sims 4 trains by miles. I was really into The Sims 3, but I never made it past the create-a-sims portion of The Sims 4 back in 2014. I’m getting into The Sims 4 now, but I feel I’ve missed a significant train. I don’t intend to make that same mistake with The Sims 5. I think a lot of it was because my computer at the time couldn’t handle it. I planned on playing it for the PlayStation 4, but I ended up upgrading my computer eventually. I hope it will be enough to play The Sims 5.

EA Play Might Answer My Own Question

I was looking into whether or not I should pick up EA play. I went through the FAQ for EA Play on Steam and saw that the subscription-based service is also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin. That means, if The Sims 5 comes out for EA Play, it should be available across all these platforms, in theory, right?

Would you rather play The Sims 5 on Steam or Origin?

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I Can’t Decide If I Want To Get The Sims 3 On Origin Or Steam


I was looking through Steam’s current Autumn Sale, and I noticed the base game was on sale, so I figured, “If The Sims 4 was on sale, maybe I can get The Sims 3 for cheap?”

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The Sims 3 is still $19.99 on Steam, along with all of the DLC. I make an okay living as a writer, but not enough to where I can afford almost $400 worth of The Sims 3 content.

For a game that’s over a decade old now, it’s not worth the price of a next-generation console for me to go back and relive my nostalgia of the late 2000s. I would have to do what I did last time with The Sims 3 and get the base game and one pack at a time.

What About The Sims 3 On Origin?

I decided to see if The Sims 3 was on Origin. To be fair, when you click “The Sims” on Origin, they only ever push The Sims 4. I had to search for The Sims 3, specifically in the search bar. I didn’t see any kind of bundle deal, and the price was the same for all the packs.

There’s a reason I haven’t logged into Origin for a couple of years. I originally purchased The Sims 4 in 2014 when it first came out, but I never got past the create-a-sims before giving up on it. Maybe it’s because my computer at the time couldn’t handle it?

I’m Thinking Of Going To Steam Full Time

The only reason I downloaded Origin was that I needed it to play The Sims 4. Now that the game is available on Steam, I’m thinking of cutting my losses with the base game and the one expansion (Get To Work) I have on Origin and moving over to Steam. I tried to Google and see if Get To Work would work on Steam, and I’m not getting a direct answer unless I want to run into a couple of issues. I’ll have to look into it, but it’s worth the risk of having a reason to uninstall Origin forever and forgetting it exists (unless I’ll need it again for The Sims 5).

As far as deciding whether to get The Sims 3 on Steam or Origin, I think I answered my own question. See? Sometimes it helps to type things out.

Do you own The Sims on Steam or Origin? They’re the same game, but which platform do you like better?

Confessions Of A Gameplay Simmer Who Can’t Build Worth Beans


I love The Sims. There’s something about progressing a virtual life instead of my own that makes the game so addicting. Instead of remembering that I’m typing away at a computer, developing carpal tunnel, in a small apartment, I get to immerse myself in a much more handsome version of me in a mansion.

However, I didn’t build this mansion myself.

I’m Always In Awe Of Creative Builders

I was too young to be a part of any communities on the original Sims game. All I did was open the application and start controlling a Sim as they lived in pre-made houses. It wasn’t until The Sims 3 when I really started getting into the community side of things. I was always blown away by some of the builds other Simmers would create.

Meanwhile, I Make Rectangle Houses

The few times I’ve attempted to build anything myself in build-mode, I made perfectly rectangular houses. There was one time I made an alcove. I thought that was pretty cool. However, I completely forgot about the roof, so when I saw the house from the outside, the roof was completely flat. I also forgot about the fact that houses need some form of siding, so it was just a gray brick sitting in the middle of Lucky Palms.

I’m An Even Worse Interior Decorator

I have absolutely no style, in real life, or in The Sims. I will put a tile floor with cool futuristic-looking wallpaper. My bathroom will look like someone cut and paste different bathrooms into one room with no flow at all. I’ll spend all my Simoleons on an expensive gold-plated shower, then have the tub straight from a motel bathroom.

I couldn’t build in The Sims to save my life. I’m hoping to pick up a few skills as I get into The Sims 4.

How are your building skills? Do you focus more on the gameplay, or do you enjoy the building aspect of The Sims more?

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Which Pack Would You Bring Back From An Older Sims Game?


I just started getting into The Sims 4 and was looking through some of the expansions and different packs you can purchase for the game on Origin. There are some I’ll pick up before the others, but I think my goal before The Sims 5 comes out is to have all the expansions and packs from The Sims 4. There might be some who will tell me some packs aren’t worth the money, so I’ll put those on a list of “when they’re basically the price of a burger” sale.

When it comes to the original Sims, I believe I only played the original game because I didn’t own it myself, I played it at someone else’s house when I was a kid, so I’m not sure what they had. This list will only be from The Sims 3 because, honestly, that’s the game I played the most in my personal history of The Sims.

The Sims 3: Into The Future

I’m not sure how well-received (or generally disliked) The Sims 3: Into The Future was, but I remember it being the last expansion I played before I quit The Sims 3 almost a decade ago. I remember recording a couple of videos for it and enjoying what little I experienced. I don’t see an expansion pack for The Sims 4 similar to Into The Future, so it would be fun to see what they would do with it.

The Sims 3: World Adventures

I remember buying The Sims 3: World Adventures, but I didn’t do much in it except for visiting China. I know you could visit Egypt and France, but I never got around to playing them. There were some challenges and puzzles to play, but I only ever watched other YouTubers play them. I’d like to visit other real-life countries in The Sims 4. I know the new Snowy Expansion has you visit Japan (or a Japanese-inspired location?), but it would be fun to see where we could go in The Sims 4 besides tiny sections of land that pales in comparison to The Sims 3 areas.

Those who enjoyed the first 3 Sims games, which packs would you bring back that don’t exist in The Sims 4?