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Truth bomb: The Sims series is one of the most important games of the modern era, and not just because of sales and cultural penetration, but brilliant design as well.

Now that you’ve taken some time to mull over that fact, enjoy this trailer for The Sims 4, which shows off some really neat creation tools:

Lust inducing pictures and voodoo dolls aside, the new creation features seem really neat. The sim builder in particular looks like it will allow for both more variety and accessibility. Hopefully the game will also perform better and have more detailed urban environments, though that’s really more of my own personal wants.

The Sims 4 comes to PCs in 2014.