No conferences at GC ’16 for EA, Sony& Microsoft

Announced on PlaystationLifeStyle .net on July 13, 2016, EA, Sony and Microsoft will not be holding press conferences at Gamescom 2016. According to the article, this will be Sony’s second year of not holding a conference at one of the worlds largest gaming platform events. However they will be showing off new releases¬† for Playstation 4 games at their booth(s).

EA will not be holding a press conference but has promised fans that they will be holding a Grand Opening event to be held on August 16, 2016 at their booth where they will be able to play EA’s games.

Microsoft will also be holding an XBox FanFest offering their players an opportunity to experience game play to some upcoming titles.

For more information on Gamescom 2016 go here (Press information) and here (home page).


News on The Sims 4

I had a thought, wonder what’s being said about The Sims 4? So I Googled The Sims 4. I got several hits but this one struck out to me the most.

The headline: The Sims 4 Release Date – Better AI Promised.¬† I clicked on it to see what it said. In fact it didn’t give a release date other than the fact we all know it has been pushed back to the fall of 2014. What I did read was interesting though as far as game play goes here is an excerpt from that article

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There are plenty of exciting features to look forward to in the game including new buildings, character customization options, careers and better AI which will make your neighbors reactive to every action you do. The game play elements will be considerably tweaked so as to provide an engaging experience for ardent fans. The developers promise that it will bring in revolutionary AI which will make players feel that they are actually in the game and will have more options to interact with other computer controlled characters. While the previous version of the game had many downloadable content releases, the same cannot be expected this time around because EA is focusing more on making the game world big by default to offer better exploration.

Wait what? Better AI which will allow my neighbors to react to any action I may do? Like if I have my simmies woohoo out in the front lawn my neighbors will stop what they are doing and stare? Better to save that for the indoors behind closed curtains in that case.
Promised revolutionary AI that will make us feel like we actually in the game? One word…AWESOME!

Check out this quote:

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The aging factor feature was released in the previous version while the upcoming game The Sims 4 will have it by default. The aging will be more streamlined and proper this time around with specific changes to each individual. The game is expected to have impressive graphics running on next gen engine which will make characters more realistic and it will be helpful in making maps larger than ever before. As a player, you will have the freedom to meet new characters in the neighborhood and travel around the city in your vehicle with complete freedom. These new additions might open up the chance to visit restaurants, movie theaters and even shopping malls that will add further realism to the Sims world.

Could it be? NO MORE RABBIT HOLES? My sims won’t disappear into a building?

This is the most I have ever heard on The Sims 4 than when it was first announced. Thought I’d share my findings with you.

Information was taken from Society&Religion