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Please note I'm currently working on the new site. I didn't want to take the site offline though, so you can still visit it. However me working on the site while it's still online means a lot of the pages will appear wonky. But not to worry, it won't take too long. Happy
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 18:20

Normally I would post this message on the blog, rather than the news section. But I also realise that most people probably don't actively follow the blog. Hence the decision to post it here instead.

Some of you may know that my partner tszcheetah and I have been expecting our third baby since shortly after we got married in May. I kept in mind that I had pre-eclampsia during my previous pregnancy, and chances were that I would be suffering from this again in another pregnancy, but this wasn't set in stone. Now fortunately as far as we know I'm not currently suffering from pre-eclampsia. But I am being monitored closely. And I'm experiencing a lot of pain (and pain attacks) and complications in this pregnancy, leaving me unable to work on anything that has anything to do with my computer. This includes my job and unfortunately also SNW. I'm mostly on bed rest, so I'm either on the sofa or in bed. I hate that I'm not able to do anything. But I'm mostly in and out of the hospital at the moment, for regular appointments, but also for tests and what not. I'm really tired and ill, and with only 4 weeks to go until the due date, I'm just not very active at the moment. And I wanted to let you all know. As always I will still be back, the moment my health allows me to work at my PC again.

There's a small chance I will work on the site (Laundry Day stuff pack article and perhaps a video) later this week, seeing as we purchased a Steam Link device, so I can use my games whilst in the living room. I have yet to try this out, but I'm eager to do so. I miss playing The Sims (or any other game for that matter!)

I would also like to point out that because of my health issues and my due date being in less than 4 weeks (I'm due on my birthday, Feb 10), we are likely to be very slow responding to messages and comments regarding the website and the Graphics Rules Maker. Especially since my husband is also ill at the moment, and he's the one behind the Graphics Rules Maker tool. We will get back to your messages when we are feeling better. Thank you so much for reading and understanding.

Love xoxo ♥


Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 17:03

For those of you wondering why I've been so inactive lately, here's why! I gave birth to Quinn last month. I've been pretty much busy recovering ever since (I had preeclampsia, and a breech baby, so I had to get an emergency cesarean), and of course I've been busy with the baby.

(and no, this isn't my first baby. He has an older brother :P )

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 23:48

SimGuruRiley made these adorable Valentine's Day crafts for her colleagues at The Sims Studio! Aren't they the best?

Are you making anything Sims related for Valentine's Day? Let us know!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 20:11

Just got an e-mail from EA announcing Origin Access. Unfortunately I can't see anything beyond this e-mail, as it's not available in my area yet. But I thought it was worth mentioning it anyway!

At EA, we’re passionate about giving our players more variety, more flexibility, more value, and more fun. Today we're thrilled to announce a new membership service for PC gamers on Origin called Origin Access. It's available now in the U.S., Canada, UK and Germany and coming to more countries soon.

Origin Access brings players endless gaming with a growing collection of great PC games for just £3.99 a month.

This new service launches with 15 great games, including Battlefield 4™, Dragon Age™: Inquisition, The Sims™ 3, and This War of Mine with more titles from EA and independent developers added over time. The complete list of titles currently available in The Vault can be found at .

Origin Access members will be able to:

  • Play More – Explore The Vault where members can download and play full versions of more than a dozen great PC games
  • Play First –Play EA’s PC games for a limited time before they're released. All your stats and progress carry over if you decide to buy the game
  • Play for Less – Save 10% on your Origin purchases – from full games and DLC to content packs and more

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 22:41

Happy Simsmas from the Sims Studio!

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 23:56

We have just released a new version of the Graphics Rules Maker. It now comes with better Windows Vista/7/8 support, a SimCity 4 plugin and a Dutch translation.

Download it now!

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 09:31

Do you have any questions for Rosie and Marii? Then here's your chance! Send us your questions, preferably by commenting on the video, or by sending a tweet to . Feel free to include the hashtag #rosieandmarii in your tweet! We will record the video next week, so please send your questions before Sunday July 6, 2014! Happy

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 22:30

Wondering what's taking so long? Watch this vlog!

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 22:00

Did you participate in the 10th anniversary giveaway? Watch this video to see if you're one of the lucky winners! :D



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