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The 16th Stuff pack to arrive is “My First Pet Stuff” and I was lucky to receive Early Access from EA Games through their EA Game Changer Network, to bring you my thoughts about this new stuff pack first.

The Sims 4 My First Pet Stuff comes with a variety of items that stemmed from “Cats and Dogs” Expansion from November last year. 

Care for a New Pet

If your sims aren’t quite responsible enough to look after a cat or a dog, you can now adopt 4 new “small animals” in an elaborate cage! There are hamsters, rats, hedgehogs and the Sim’s “Voidcritter”, the Bubalus (which is a purple, platypus/water buffalo/thing).

These small animals, while contained to their habitat are quite mischievous. They require the basic ingredients for life – hunger, attention and activity. You will need to feed the critters, and you can also get exclusive treats from vets to control their little lives. The new pets almost feel like a “virtual pet” inside a “virtual world” and I spent way too long observing their behavior and waiting for them to go on adventures.

Being held captive might seem like a burden to your pet’s lives, but don’t worry! They have their own agenda. They might be throwing dance parties, building a rocket-ship, donate their bodies to science or even run off to another place while your sim sleeps. Notices of their activity will pop up to let you know — after they have had their fun.

 

Dress Your Cats and Dogs

I really can’t say much about the Create-A-Sim additions to this expansion. There is one recoloured shirt for each family member and then ONE colour hamster suit. The new hairs are okay, however, I feel like there is something missing. Of course the star of the pack are the new Cats and Dogs outfits which are pretty cute. You can now dress your pets to match your sims with new outfits to complement the base game Sim’s outfits.

Decorate with Pet Prints

Here I was thinking that it was going to be “animal” prints, like leopard spots, or zebra, etc and aside from one rug (sort of…) the furnishings are pretty much “left overs” from The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion. A new desk, lighting and activity table completes the kid’s bedroom set from the previous expansion. I am very happy with the new Fish Tank Rounded Coffee Table.

Let’s talk real for a minute here. You like to watch sims suffer? Maybe even KILL them? This might be the kicker for this Stuff Pack.

One thing that isn’t mentioned in the pack description is the new Death and Ghost state. Which will excite every Sim Sadist! I don’t want to spoil too much, but your sims have a chance to catch the new, and super contagious disease, Rabid Rodent Fever. In it’s three states, your sims will suffer a terrible illness brought on by a bite from one of these new, adorable and self-protecting creatures. The death is brutal, and the ghost for this death is something that nightmares are made of.

I have mixed feelings about this pack, mainly influenced from the words of the community, but I have to say honestly — the small animals and their interactions, in conjunction with the new and exciting Sim’s Death really makes this pack for me.

If you have a weird attraction to small rodents, and/or like to torture your pets by making them wear clothes; then pick up “The Sims 4 “My First Pet” Stuff” Pack. It is now available from Origin.for The Sims 4 Base Game and Cats and Dogs Expansion.

 

Alexandra Eve joined Resident Entertainment in 2016 as our Sims writer. She has always enjoyed the Sims series and as one of the biggest fans of the game, we think she is the best choice out there to cover The Sims. She has been playing video games since her father introduced her to the Commodore 64 in the early 90's. She enjoys retro games, family games, puzzle games, some role playing games and also, Simulation Games. Her favourite games include Pokemon, The Sims, Animal Crossing, Kirby and Lego Games.

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4 New PS4 Controllers Are Coming Out In September

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Rose Gold PS4 Control

PlayStation has just revealed that 4 new PS4 controllers are coming and also a Rose Gold PS4 collection. The new control colours include Electric Purple, Red Camouflage, Titanium Blue and Rose Gold. These 4 new controllers will release in September 2019.

PlayStation has also revealed that in November 2019, fans will also be able to have a new Rose Gold PS4 Headset which matches the Rose Gold PS4 controller and makes a new Rose Gold PS4 collection. PlayStation has said that it “offers the same Gold Wireless Headset audio features players have come to love, but boasts a Rose Gold metallic finish on the headband, with embossed PS Shapes on the inside.”

 

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Every PS4 Game & Accessory Releasing In August 2019

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Control is one of PS4's biggest game releases this August

August 2019 is a month with quite a few PS4 games and accessories that will be released. If you are looking for something new for your console here is a list of what you can find in stores this August. We’ve also included prices at different store to help you choose. If you want more retailers to be added next month for us to compare, let us know in the comments below.

Prices were correct as of 07/08/2019 but may change throughout the month.

Turtle Beach – Recon Spark Gaming Headset

Release date: August 15 2019

Pricing & Availability

Amazon.com.au: $89 (already available)

EB Games: $89.95 (releasing August 15)

JB Hi Fi – $89 (already available)

KONTROL Freek Inferno

Release date: August 20 2019 at EB games, available now on Amazon.

Pricing & Availability

Amazon.com.au: $45.87 (Already Available)

EB games: $29.95

Cloud Media Remote for PlayStation 4

Release date: August 22 2019

Pricing & Availability

EB Games: $49.95

Dead Cells: Action Game of The Year Edition

Release Date: August 23 2019

Pricing & Availability

EB Games: $39.95

Control

Release Date: August 27 2019

Pricing & Availability

EB Games: $99.95

Amazon.com.au: $68

JB Hi Fi: $79

MXGP 2019

Release Date: August 27 2019

Pricing & Availability

EB Games: $99.95

JB Hi Fi: $79

Wreckfest

Release Date: August 27 2019

Pricing & Availability

EB Games: $69.95

JB Hi Fi: $69

Amazon.com.au: $69

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

Release Date: August 27 2019

Pricing & Availability

EB Games: $39.95

JB Hi Fi: $39

Amazon.com.au: $39

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PlayStation Plus August Games Lineup

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PlayStation has revealed its August lineup of free PlayStation Plus games. This month gamers can expect to receive Wipeout Omega Collection and Sniper Elite 4. These games can be downloaded on Playstation Plus on August 6.

WipEout Omega Collection

Go head to head for first place in a blistering celebration of a true PlayStation icon. Combining WipEout 2048, WipEout HD and the HD Fury expansion, all in one package, Wipeout Omega Collection brings the breakneck speed and combat thrills of the anti-grav racing franchise to PS4.

Race against the clock and other competitors to take home a podium win, unlocking dozens of ships as you progress through 26 tracks. Competition gets fiercer online, with eight players duking it out in high-speed circuits, or alternatively you can go one-on-one with a friend on the couch. Those looking for the ultimate thrill can experience the entire game, including all modes and tracks, on PlayStation VR.

Sniper Elite 4

Slip behind enemy lines and work to drive out Axis forces from the Italian peninsula. As a covert operative, reconnaissance huge, varied environments and take out enemies before setting up the perfect hit on high-ranking targets in the hunt for the Nazi super weapon that puts all of Europe at risk.

Use a mixture of traps and explosives, hazardous environments, melee takedowns and, of course, your trusty rifle to sow chaos in enemy strongholds. For even greater strategy, team up with a friend online to take down targets in the co-operative campaign mode or enjoy dedicated co-op missions for two to four players and competitive multiplayer modes for up to 12 players.

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