Get Together

I was lucky enough to attend the sponsored Get Together event for The Sims 4 at EA Redwood Shores. While I was there I was able to talk with SimGurus, developers, producers, and other dedicated fans of The Sims franchise. While I was there I had the chance to take exclusive snapshots and video for you all! Below is my 40 minute overview of the expansion.

Here is the album of screenshots I took of the expansion pack:

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Change Is Good

Hey everyone!

Recently I updated my website with a brand new look and feel. If you're reading this on your desktop you should see the amazing brand new artwork by Oskar Vega at the top!

In case you're on mobile this is what it looks like:

You can click here to download it! Oskar also did a bunch of other amazing art for me.

He created new Twitch panels for me:
He also created new portraits of me, these will mostly appear on YouTube thumbnails!

On top of that he also made these awesome animations! (First three in this album)

Moving onto new uploads on YouTube...

I've been super busy on YouTube and I've uploaded 28 videos in the past week all spread out across AndrewArcade, TheArcadeYT, and Andrew1UP.

On AndrewArcade I've uploaded a bunch of new parts for the Get to Work let's play.

I completed Undertale and started my new let's play for Fallout 4 on The Arcade!

Then on Andrew1UP I've uploaded another video in the let's talk series.

Also my birthday is approaching!

I'll be 25 on November 15th. ALSO GET THIS! I'm going to be attending the Creator's Camp for The Sims 4: Get Together! That means I'll be flying to San Francisco to play the expansion pack in advance and I'll be talking to the developers and producers throughout the entire time.

I'm going to be able to ask them just about anything regarding the expansion pack. So please if you have any questions you would like to ask them leave them in the comments section below or tweet them to me @AndrewArcade,

Sorry I haven't been streaming too much on Twitch, I've been so busy with all my YouTube content. I'm hoping to implement a schedule soon so I can manage all of my different channels and websites more effectively.

By the way I just want to mention I hope that we don't have any more tragedies. There's been major devastating events in Paris, Japan, Baghdad, Mexico, and Beirut today. I hope that everyone stays safe and sound. My condolences to everyone affected by the tragedies that took place today.

Thank you for reading.

-Andrew "Arcade" Garcia

You Better Work

Hey everyone, in case you haven't been to my YouTube channels lately I've recently uploaded 15 videos in the past week!

I've started up Get to Work again and have been updating that series as often as I can. There's been a lot of hilarious and unexpected events going on in the Let's Play. I'm hoping to wrap it up by early December to make room in my schedule for the Get Together expansion pack coming out.

I have also started a brand new channel called The Arcade -!

For now it's a solo project but I'm hoping to get my friends involved with the YouTube channel in the future. At the moment I have a complete play-through of The Park and I've just started my let's play of Undertale!

I go a little crazy with the voice effects initially but I calm down with it after Part 1

The Arcade started off as a Twitch Team! I am now trying to evolve it into something that is active everywhere else on the internet. I hope you take the time to check out all my friends on the team because I know you'll love their streams.

I also have started uploading on Andrew1UP! Since I'm not comfortable doing vlogs at the moment, I've decided to do a new series called Let's Talk. It's where I talk about my personal life while playing video games at the same time. You can see the first video in the series here!

Fallout 4 comes out November 10th and I'll be starting a Let's Play of that on The Arcade! I'll also continue my series of Undertale and Get to Work.

I hope you've all been well and I'll post again here soon!

- Andrew "Arcade" Garcia

The Arcade

Hey everyone, I'm so sorry I haven't updated this website in almost A YEAR. I knew that it's been a while since I updated but I didn't realize it was that long. It made me sad reading how inspired and excited I once was for 2015 from the previous post.

Where I've Been

In case you haven't watched my latest YouTube videos, I've been going through an unexpected rough patch in my life lately. Earlier in the year everything was wonderful and I was getting so much done and losing a pretty tremendous amount of weight.

But lately so many awful things have been happening where I live and it's been difficult to achieve all of the goals that I had laid out for myself. I'm trying to make the best out of the situation that I'm in and I'm pushing myself to record and stream even if I'm really uncomfortable.

I'm a very introverted person and I NEED isolation to recharge and feel at ease. I now rarely have any time alone which drives me insane. I used to have the time slot 8:00AM - 5:00PM to myself and I was able to work out, cook, record, stream, and do a bunch of other productive things.

Sadly there's been some changes to where I live and I've lost all the personal time I once had. Pair that with having to deal with a family member who has sleep apnea which made me develop serious insomnia along with severe depression, anxiety, and feeling worthless.

I didn't upload videos on YouTube for five months because I couldn't even bother to get out of bed each day even though I really wanted to. Also it's very hard for me to record when other people are around and can hear me. So as you can imagine it's been very difficult to record since I'm never alone anymore. I also had to cancel my two year Twitch challenge because of the unexpected changes as well which sucks, I was already half way through it.

Initially I was going to move out earlier in the year to fix all of these problems. But that came with a bunch of other road blocks. My potential roommates and I would run into something unexpected like car repairs, financial issues, or family problems that would prevent us from moving. It was no one's fault, it just was bad timing.

So I'm stuck where I am now and I was feeling so disconnected with the world, I was also extremely apathetic about everything in my life.

What Helped Me

TwitchCon happened recently and I almost didn't go because of financial reasons but I ended up carpooling with CharlieYS and stayed with him and Aquamatey in a hotel near the convention center in San Francisco. I was so disgusted with myself and almost didn't even show up to the convention once I traveled up there. But Charlie and Aqua convinced me that I would be okay and that I should go. Otherwise I would regret it, I'm glad I listened to them.

Those three days in San Francisco cheered me up so much. Not only did I finally get some rest in the hotel but I was also able to spend time with all of my friends from Twitch! Specifically all of my close friends from The Arcade community. They left me feeling so incredibly happy and inspired. When I got back home I decided that I was going to power through and start doing what I loved again.

Now obviously my plans don't always go according to plan, but if I fail that doesn't stop me from trying again. It may take me time to get back on my feet, but I always have to try again until I can finally succeed.

What I Have Planned

1. AndrewArcade

I have started to upload videos on this account again. I've resumed my Let's Play of Get to Work and I'm really happy with the way that series has been going. For Halloween I created a machinima that I'm really proud of. I'll continue to upload videos of The Sims on Andrew Arcade.

By the way since I talked about all the horrible things that have been happening lately, let me at least briefly mention the amazing opportunities I've had lately thanks to my YouTube channel.

Earlier this year I was invited by EA to go their studio in San Francisco and I played the Get to Work expansion pack before it was released! I got to meet Deligracy, TheSimSupply, SimsVIP, Lifesimmer, BlackEssence, IpodZeke, a bunch of Sim Gurus, and the developers for the game! Some of them have been working with The Sims series since the very first game ever. It was such an honor to meet them all and I honestly couldn't believe I got to attend.

I also was able to go to E3 thanks to Nintendo! They provided me with a media badge and I finally got to attend the convention in Los Angeles, I've been wanting to go to E3 since I was a little kid. So I'm incredibly thankful for those two opportunities that somehow magically presented themselves to me.

You can look forward to more videos of Get to Work, Get Together, and I hope to incorporate speed builds and other Sims-related content.

2. Andrew1UP

This was my vlog channel I started earlier in the year when I was feeling self-confident and when I was making good progress on losing weight. But at the moment I am the most out-of-shape I've ever been in my entire life.

I just don't feel good about my self-appearance at all and can't bring to record myself on camera. So for now I'm doing this series called Let's Talk it's a similar idea to a Let's Play only instead of focusing on the game and it's features, I'll just be talking about my personal life over gameplay footage.

You can see the first episode here:

If you have any recommendations for games I should play during Let's Talk, let me know in the comments or on any of my social media accounts! 

3. The Arcade

The Arcade is a Twitch team that I made last year. I am now starting to take it a lot more seriously and I'm really hoping to expose it a lot more. You can check out our team page on Twitch here:

I recently worked really hard on making a new website for the team ( where I post highlights and past broadcasts of all my teammates. I really hope you check it out and watch their streams sometime if you can! I'm often watching them and you'll see me chat in their rooms frequently.

For The Arcade I've also created a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube for it.

On the YouTube account for The Arcade I want to eventually make it a collaborative account where I make videos with people on The Arcade. Something similar to Geek and Sundry, Roosterteeth, etc. but for now it's going to be a solo project by me so I can build up a new audience for it.

I'm doing that by starting Let's Plays that aren't of The Sims on that account. So to start things off I did one of The Park which is a spooky first person story game. 

I also have plans to record Undertale, Fallout 4, Persona 4 Golden, and more for The Arcade!

I'm planning to eventually move to Seattle and once I do, that's when I'll finally be able to do collaborative videos for the channel with friends that live in the area and I'm very much looking forward to that. All my friends from The Arcade and Twitch and all of you who watch my videos and streams are the driving force for all of these projects.

Back To School

One last thing I want to mention is that I am planning to return to school early next year to finish my degree for Media Productions, I'm just one semester away from getting my associates so I want to be sure to finally get that. Early next year, video updates will slow down but I'll do my best to be as active as possible.

Thank you all so much for being patient with me and I hope that you've all been well. I'm going to keep trying no matter what and I hope that this time I'll have a better chance of success. 

- Andrew "Arcade" Garcia

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