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

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: 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

Old but Good: Start It Up

start upWith the holidays inspiring us to spend some time in game, it might also be time to start up a new household and then you run into the fact that you don’t have any freaking starter homes. I found this old article on how to build and decorate on a starter budget for Sims 2, 3 & 4!

Start it Up
We’ve all been there – that thrill that you get when you start to play a new family i the Sims. And then comes the realization that they can only the barest of bare homes on their meager starter budget. Of course, you simply must they to build or renovate somethings for them because, let’s face it, EA/Maxis starter homes dingy at best! So, here are our tips for getting the most out of that starter budget.

Read the rest of the article in issue 34