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Free update for The Sims 4 adds ghosts and Yoda

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There's a spooky new update out for The Sims 4, which lets your dead Sims come back to life as ghosts and haunt the living. They'll maintain the same personality they had before you drowned them in that swimming pool.

"You can build relationships with these ghosts," explains Maxis, "and invite them to join your Sim’s household where they can become playable characters."

The Sims 4 day one patch tackles Reaper romance and inventory babies

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The day one patch for The Sims 4, which releases in Europe today, is tackling death itself. It seems The Reaper was getting a little too busy with his social calendar, and creating "non-responsive game states."

Sims were falling in love with him and apparently he couldn't juggle both his deathly duties and so many romantic dates. Also, babies are no longer "incorrectly hibernating" in inventories.

Pirating the Sims 4 is a bad idea unless you really like pixel censorship

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Fair play, Maxis, this is pretty funny. The developer has a special surprise in store for players who've downloaded The Sims 4 illegally.

If you've played any game in the series before, you'll know that sending your Sims off to the toilet or shower causes a pixel censor effect to hover around their naked arse - in pirated copies of the game this pixel effect grows and grows until the whole game is permanently censored.

Sims 4 game files available to pre-load now

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EA and developers Maxis have made the game files for upcoming life simulator/depressing glimpse into suburban squalor/murderous malevolent overlord simulator The Sims 4 available to download.

You'll still have to wait until the official release date to play it of course, but downloading now will save you some precious time you could be using to pen helpless your Sims up in a windowless bunker with ten faulty ovens.

Maxis promise full support for Sims 4 modders

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Fan website SimsVIP was invited to a 'Modding Masterclass' during the Sims 4 Creator’s Camp last week, where developers Darren Gyles and Lyndsay Pearson talked to them about mod support for the game.

Essentially the signs are good for dedicated modders - Maxis are promising full support and a bunch of convenience features that should make coming up with community-created content a bit easier.