Alexa and The Sims become best friends

by: Travis -
More On: The Sims 4

Amazon's Alexa devices can now talk to you about The Sims series by just saying, "Alexa, play The Sims". The Alexa enabled features include:

  • How about some tunes? We’ve queued up over seven hours of music from The Sims’ franchise for your listening pleasure. That’s 140 songs! And let us be the first to say, yes, that does include the ever-popular music from The Sims 3.
  • Let's talk trivia. Nothing says “I’m addicted to my favorite video game” like schooling all of your loved ones in a friendly game of over 200 Sim-related, brain-busting questions. You can play solo or with up to four players in beginning, casual, or challenge mode.
  • You can also learn fun facts about The Sims. Do you know when the first The Sims game was published, or what inspired the original game? Alexa will teach you!

I'm excited about the included Sims music tracks, which sounds like the perfect way to rewind after a long day. Along with the Alexa features is the addition of a digital personal assistant called Lin-Z to The Sims 4 on PC and Mac. The Lin-Z can perform the following actions:

  • Play Music Lin-Z mimics a stereo system. Embarrassing dance solo not included.
  • Play Trivia Sims can choose to test their knowledge. The higher their Logic skill, the more likely your Sim will be to answer trivia questions correctly.
  • Order Stuff Pizza, maid service, gardening service, or repair service. Yay, stuff!
  • Tell Jokes Sims can ask for a joke and Sims near Lin-Z will react to it. Lolz.
  • Adjust Lighting You know, turning lights on, turning lights off. It’s not rocket science, folks.