11 Aug 2023 - 02:22

Hubby and myself are currently enjoying some time off from work. And what are we doing in our spare time! Why, play old games like Spore of course. And as for myself, I’m also working on updating SporeNetwork again. New design (with the old 2005 design colours!) and I’m working on getting my old creations on the site.

In the future I will upload more creations from myself, Cheetah and our eldest son who has made hundreds of creations in recent years. I also have every intention of adding regular new wallpapers as well. And perhaps I will put some things in the spotlight, like mods and other people’s creations. I will also report on similar games.

6 Oct 2022 - 17:22

For those of you following me on Twitch, I recently made some changes to my Twitch channel. The biggest and most obvious one being, my new name! Which is RosieSoCosy. 😍

I used to be SNWgames on Twitch, but I decided to switch things up. I was unhappy with the name. For starters because streamers would always call me β€œsnow” πŸ˜’ which is really not what it stood for to begin with. But I used to stream as SNWgames with hubby (Cheetah) who has expressed he isn’t going to stream alongside me on every occassion anymore. He always told me it’s my channel. So yeah, new name!

When I finally get back to streaming I will still stream Sims games every now and then, as well as other classics such as SimCity, Spore and MySims. But as the name suggests, I will also play (other) cosy games. Not exclusively EA games anymore.

To read more about the history of SNWgames and why I changed it to RosieSoCosy, you can read this in depth article on my RosieSoCosy blog!

To clarify, this is simply about the derived name SNWgames. I will still run the SNW sites. Those are not going anywhere. However the SNWgames (non Sims/Spore) game content will be transferred to RosieSoCosy eventually.

19 May 2022 - 23:54

Today The Sims announced 2 new kits, one of which is The Sims 4: Little Campers. Two new screenshots of the new kit have been released since!

19 May 2022 - 23:52

Today The Sims announced their 2 new upcoming kits, one of which is The Sims 4: Moonlight Chic. These are 2 new screenshots from the new kit!

19 May 2022 - 23:41

The Sims announced 2 new kits on their socials today!

The first one is kit #12 and is called The Sims 4: Moonlight Chic.Β 

Inspired by the Parisian creator, Paola Locatelli, swoon over sophisticated sets 😍 flowing shirts πŸ‘• & a slinky dressπŸ’ƒ that can help your Sim find that spark with fashions built to last - even if the romance doesn't 😏 - in the MoonlightChicKit 🌝

The second one is kit #13 and is called The Sims 4: Little Campers.

Calling all night owls πŸ¦‰ Whether out on the townπŸ’ƒor enjoying time in your backyard⛺️ spend the night under the stars with the new The Sims 4 #MoonlightChicKit or The Sims 4 LittleCampersKit! 😎

What do you think? Are you excited?

I'm personally really excited about the Little Campers kit! But I am curious about Moonlight Chic as well.

Both kits will be released on May 26, 2022.

4 May 2022 - 11:25

Yesterday I posted about "THIS SEASON IT'S LIGHTS OUT"

We finally know what it means and what's going to happen!

The Sims shared a new teaser video on both Twitter and Facebook with the caption "The fun starts when the sun goes down, so seize the night this season πŸŒ‡"

In the teaser video we see a Sim watching television. The Sim is flipping through the channels it seems. First there's a scene with kids sitting on chairs outside, then a female Sim blowing a kiss to the camera, followed by a landscape with rocks, water and the moon shining in the sky, and we can hear howling in the background/ And finally we can see some kind of alley with a shadow moving. At the end there is a test card with Simlish text on it. Then the text "STAY UP" with "IN THE SIMS" below appears on TV. And the thing we really wanted to know "WITH 1 GAME PACK AND 2 KITS" and "COMING MAY/JUNE 2022"

So there you have it. Watch the video yourself below:

What do you think? Was this what you expected? Or did you think it was something else?

I don't know what to make of the scene with the kids. But the one with the lady blowing a kiss reminded me of the matchmaker feature we had in the past somehow. Like a dating service for Sims maybe? I don't know. But I just wouldn't know what else it could refer to. Then the moonlight scene with the howling sounds in the background really made me think of werewolves. And finally the alley? No idea what that means. Also, it clearly says at the end there's going to be one new gamepack and two new kits. Looking at the speculations I would say werewolves would come in a gamepack, like witches in Realm of Magic, which was also a gamepack. And the matchmaker feature could be in a kit, perhaps?

3 May 2022 - 09:53

This morning I woke up to The Sims having a new profile pic and cover photo on both Twitter and Facebook. The profile pic has a neon like plumbob, and in between "The" and "Sims" on the cover photo is the same plumbob (but lit up). Below The Sims it says "THIS SEASON IT'S LIGHTS OUT"

I wonder what that's all about?

People in the comments/replies section are speculating it's going to be another refresh, for packs like Outdoor Retreat, Realm of Magic and Get Together. What do you think this is all about?

Here's a little teaser video!

Update! STAY UP in The Sims, an announcement!

15 Jan 2022 - 17:46


We're making a game! πŸŽ‰

🌀️ PuffPals: Island Skies! 🌀️

Coming soon on Kickstarter! More details to come!πŸ’•

πŸ”— Kickstarter Notify Me page link! πŸ”—

9 Dec 2020 - 18:00

Ho Ho Ho! πŸŽ„πŸŽ… I'll be participating along with 6 others in a Christmas collab on Sunday December 13, 2020! We'll stream for 14 hours straight, and we'll build a Christmas house in The Sims 4. The streams will all be in Dutch, but you're always free to watch. This is the schedule!

Follow all of us if you haven't already!

πŸ“· Illustrations by Rosie / SimsNetwork.
πŸ”  Layout by Jessie / TessellateGames.

23 Sep 2019 - 18:38

So this may seem like a really random post. It's not. I've been part of the EA Game Changer program for a few years now. I am proud to be in that program. Because I've always worked hard on my site and its content. But there are people out there who feel that Game Changers are only saying what EA wants us to say (not true), and that we never criticise the game or suggest "things that people really want" (also not true). Today I am going to write about a feature from The Sims 2 (and also kinda from The Sims 3) that I really miss in The Sims 4.

I'm also hopeful that at the end of this post, you will consider sharing it via social media (the more people share this, the better), and that The Sims studio will hopefully see this post/the collage and consider putting this feature in The Sims 4 in the future.

The Sims 4 has a lot of features we didn't have before. But there are obviously also things missing. Sometimes that's okay. It might be something we don't really miss. But sometimes it's something that we really DO miss. I'm sure a lot of people have forgotten about or don't even know about the existence of COLLECTIONS in The Sims 2 (and later also The Sims 3). So I'm here to remind you: WE HAD COLLECTIONS AND THEY WERE AWESOME!

I've made a collage of screencaps of the Sims 2 UI as you can see above.

Collections in The Sims 2 were both used to group items from packs, as well as themed items. So you would have items from Apartment Life, but also items in the Metro, Gearhead, Bohemian, Socialite, Groovy, Asian, Medieval, Mission, Colonial, Atomic collections et cetera. I know we have categories in The Sims 4, quite a few. And that is awesome and really helpful too. But you can't make your own category in The Sims 4. You can't create your own collection of favourite items in The Sims 4. It would be incredibly helpful if we could!

Think about it.

What if you have a Challenge where Sims players are only allowed to use very specific items? A collection would be so convenient!

For custom content creators and users it would also be such an awesome idea. I personally create a lot of CC items, and many of those items belong to a collection. Wouldn't it be nice if we could have those items together in a collection?

I also feel that the colour filter in The Sims 4 is pretty useful at times. And sometimes it's completely useless because it's lacking specific colours. (Where is aqua/turquoise, teal, mint etc? Those colours aren't blue nor green!) With Collections we could group our own favourite items together, and find them back in one location every time we need them.

Preferably Collections would be added for Build/Buy items (including wallpapers/floors!) but it would also be great for CAS.

In The Sims 2, we could create our own custom Collection icons, which we could then load in the game and use for our custom collections. I really encourage The Sims studio to not only bring back Collections, but to also allow us to load our own external images for it.

I'd also like to see the option to share our collections. I understand the Gallery might not be the best place to share them, especially if we are using custom icons. But it would be great if we could copy the Collection file and put it on our fansites and Tumblrs. That way, we could share Collections for challenges and custom content.

In The Sims 2:

  • You can use the existing Collections from Maxis.
  • You are also able to edit or delete those if you want.
  • You can create new Collections.
  • You can also edit and delete those Collections.
  • You can add more items to Collections.
  • You are able to use icons which came with the game itself.
  • You can also create your own icons and use those in the game.
  • You can share your collections with an audience.

To this day, I use Collections when I play The Sims 2. It is incredibly useful and I'm not sure why this isn't in The Sims 4.

This feature would make the game SO much better. Please consider implementing this back into the game EA/The Sims Studio!

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