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Old but Good: Guest Rooms!

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The holidays are the time where guests invade your home. Get some inspiration both for your game and perhaps even for your real life guest room?

From Army Cots & Blow-up Beds to the Guest Room of Your Dreams
The Holiday Seasons brings fun-filled days and a flood of wanted (and unwanted!) visitors. They come from far and near with suitcase in hand, expecting food and comfort, but what they often get is something less spectacular […]

Read the rest of the article in issue 14

Old but Good: Baby’s First Christmas

Children's First Christmas

For me Christmas is all about the children. In Denmark we often say “Julen er børnenes fest”, which literally translates to “Christmas is the children’s party” – so when I found this old article in issue 14 I had to share it with you guys!

Baby’s First Christmas
Christmas babies are gifts enough for any home but especially so for a couple who tried unsuccesfully for years before their most cherished dream become a reality.

Read the full article in issue 14

Maxis Mayhem 10.0

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EA homes are… questionable at best. The patterns are usually gaudy and misplaced, the colors either too bold or too dull, the furnishing arrangements are… don’t get us started. We find ourselves often wondering, ‘What were they thinking!?’ So we are going to set you lovely designers to work making EA homes a little less ugly one Room at a time.

Going into an already furnished EA house, stripping everything but the walls and starting anew sounds like an easy, everyday run of the mill make-over challenge. This however is Maxis Mayhem ladies and gentlemen.

Can you do better than EA? Join us!

Image credit: Zingaro

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Old but Good: Timetravel Christmas in the 1930s

95_tt_back-in-time-1I adore sims played in other time periods – that is probably just me being a history buff, but I don’t care if it is a 1950s game or a nerolicic one. I just found this old article that will take you back to the 1930s and celebrate an art deco modern christmas.

Time Travel: … back in time
The machines made the same whirring sound that it had previously and all of a sudden the world changed before Dr. Tempus and Sindy’s eyes. […]

Travel back in time with me in issue 7

Old but Good: Sun, sea, surf and Christmas?

Sun, sea, surf and Christmas

It is easy to pine for snow, but a lot of us, now that we are just not going to get any snow – because we never do. So rather than pine for something you can never have, you will be happier if you stop romanticing frozen water and start trying to make the best of the climate you actually live in. Like Moxxa has done in this beautiful beach house in Sims 2.

Sun, sea, surf and Christmas?
Ah, Christmas. The season of goodwill and merry cheers is upon us. That special time of year when snow covers the ground, the roads are slippery, it’s cold and dark and dreary and we struggle though overcrowded stores knocking elbows with frustrated shoppers. Wouldn’t you just love a chance to get away from it all? […]

Read the rest of the article and see the amazing pictures in issue 25

Old but Good: Celebration of Light

019Once upon a time we ran a challenge that celebrated the festivals of light that all the winter holidays really are. Especially for us living up nearer the polar circle where the days are short and the nights long and dark.

Celebration of Light
Christmas is the time of year when we go crazy in decorating. We love giving our home a special look to celebrate this holiday: Garlands, wreaths, trees alight with candles, gift boxes.

See the challenge pictures in issue 20