I love lamp: unlock lamps for The Sims 4 by owning The Sims 3

The Sims 4 Rewards

If you’re thinking of picking up Maxis’ twisted dollhouse, The Sims 4, when it launches in September, you might be able to claim some free digital junk just for owning a copy of The Sims 3 and its expansions. 

There are 13 rewards waiting to be claimed: one for owning The Sims 3, one for each expansion, and another for owning all of them like a giant Sims junkie. So the good news is that you could end up with a lot of free stuff. 

The bad news? It’s lamps. That’s what you get: a great big pile of lamps. 

Each of the lamps mimic the symbol that floats above Sims’ heads like a horrible, mind-controlling curse. But they come in different colours. If you own The Sims 3, you get a green one, own the Late Night expansion and you’ll get a red one that makes your Sim’s home look like a brothel.

For owning all of the DLC, you do actually get something that isn’t a lamp. It’s a ridiculous gold llama trophy and it, admittedly, looks rather wonderful.

So if you’re anticipating a great need for more lights in The Sims 4, you should probably grab all of the old expansions. It won’t bring your swimming pool back though.