I finally got around to reading all of the available info about The Sims 4 (basically I just read everything here).
The first thing I noticed is that it looks like there won't be any major graphics changes, but those faces sure do look a lot more smoothed out. Not sure if I like that hair texture though. Seems kinda plastic rather than realistic. Same with the eyes; they seem kinda fake. It is a video game, but they're striving for some semblance of realism, right? I can get better stuff from CC makers. I'll probably end up replacing all of the textures on my own if that's what keeps, but we'll see. After all, those are just announcement screenshots from very, very early in production. They're bound to change (and hopefully they will).
The second thing I noticed was the emphasis on "single-player offline experience." I guess that SimCity disaster really taught them a lesson, and that lesson was that everyone will hate you if you make your game only available to people with internet connections because not everyone has an internet connection and not everyone wants to play online and some people's computers just can't handle that shit and your own fucking servers can't even handle that shit and really the list goes on.
Anyway, despite my signature dash of negativity shown here, I'm super pumped for The Sims 4. My only concern will be whether on not my fucking computer will be able to play it properly. My laptop won't be able to for sure. It's an absolute fucking mess, and it can barely run Sims 3. Sims 2 runs almost like a charm; without custom content, it can run lag-free with all of the graphics settings at their highest. With custom content and all of the highest graphics settings, there are bouts of lag every once in a while, but it's still fairly smooth.
I should have a new computer by then though. My parents have been trying to replace my desk for a while now, and my laptop is totally dead. I can't even remember the last time I looked at this screen and it wasn't covered in weird fucking dots, such as:
That would be my desktop wallpaper. This is what it is supposed to look like.
That would be me editing this post on Blogger in Chrome. You probably know what that's supposed to look like.
My parents want me to get a desktop now, and I kind of agree. I love the portability of my laptop, but I hardly ever brought it anywhere and I do that even less so now that the screen is shot and it's turning to shit. A desktop would give me a faster computer, not to mention a better (and replacable) graphics card for playing games (basically just Sims).
Anywho, that's all I've got to say. I'll leave you with this to keep you entertained.