Proof: video games are good for the eyes

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In a study published by Nature Neuroscience, it was revealed that playing video games can improve a person's sensitivity to visual contrasts. The authors of the study write, "The contrast sensitivity function (CSF) is routinely...

Successful Launch of The Sims Carnival

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Tavant Technologies and Electronic Arts have announced the successful launch of their new website for The Sims Carnival The Sims Carnival aims to turn millions of online gamers into game designers with no programming...

Spore and My Sims heading to the DS

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Today during the conference call following Electronics Arts' third-quarter earnings report, executives from the publisher finally confirmed that Spore is coming to the DS as well as the PC. Speaking to analysts, EA CFO Warren...

Sims 2 Work Retail

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Open for Business expansion is...open for business; add-on lets Sims trudge off to work, manage store, hire, and fire employees. With more than 58 million units moved, the...

Sims 2 Finds Life on PSP

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Pixelated people find new neighborhood in Sony's portable; characters get their life on this Friday. The Sims sensation is one step closer to claiming another victim today. Electronic Arts has announced...

Sims 2 Content "Worse Than Hot Coffee"

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Miami attorney Jack Thompson claims cheat codes make EA's life sim a pedophile's paradise by showing genitalia; calls for ban on T-rated game. How do you like your hot coffee? If you're...

The Sims 2 Nightlife Screenshots

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A baker's dozen new screenshots for The Sims 2 Nightlife, the upcoming second expansion pack to the 3D virtual life simulation sequel by Maxis, are now available for download. As always, the images have also...

The Sims 2: Nightlife

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A new Sims 2 expansion pack, The Sims 2 Nightlife takes Sims into the night to explore all of their favorite after-dark activities. Players can either head out and discover their love lives...

The Sims 2 retail patches v1.0.0.971

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Electronic Arts has issued the promised patches for The Sims 2, bringing both the CD-ROM and DVD editions of the 3D virtual life simulation by Maxis to version 1.0.0.971. This release addresses a wide variety...

EA Announces The Sims 2 University Expansion Pack

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Electronic Arts announced today that EA's Maxis™ Studio is developing The Sims™ 2 University, the first expansion pack for the highly-acclaimed The Sims 2 PC game. The Sims 2 University will ship this March and...

The Urbz: Sims in the City Hit Stores

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Electronic Arts latest sim-creation, The Urbz: Sims in the City has shipped to stores worldwide today for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. A version for the Nintendo DS will ship on...

The Sims 2 undergoes Machinima makeover

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With that brand-building spirit in mind, the series received some added weight behind it today. This morning, EA announced it was partnering with Rooster Teeth Productions to create movies based on The Sims 2 game....

The Sims 2 now retail reality

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Four years after the original PC game started the life-sim craze, the sequel has finally shipped to stores. In the year 2000, EA and Maxis released The Sims that re-created everyday life....

The Sims 2 Ships

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Today, The Sims 2 ships to retail. Some of you might even be getting it today from a hapless FedEx or UPS delivery-person suddenly attacked by your over-eager expressions of affection. Just as you've got...

The Sims 2 goes gold

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The much-anticipated update of EA's virtual-existence franchise is heading off to the actual factory. After years of dominating the PC sales charts, the Sims is now set to enter a new era....

The Sims 2 movies

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The overload of movies for The Sims 2 rolls on relentlessly with not one but two new trailers for the 3D virtual life simulation sequel in the works at Maxis. The "Aspirations" clip highlights the...

The Sims 2 movie

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The continuous flood of movie trailers for The Sims 2 results in another clip of the upcoming 3D virtual life simulation sequel by Maxis. This "Friday 13th" movie runs for a minute and a half...

The Sims 2 screenshots

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nother batch of new and recent screenshots for The Sims 2 is now available for download to show more of the upcoming 3D virtual life simulation sequel by Maxis. If you like, you can also...

EA to bring Sims franchise to Nintendo DS

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Electronic Arts has announced that the next console evolution of the hugely popular Sims franchise, The Urbz: Sims in the City, is set to appear on the Nintendo DS around the time of the platform's...

Sims 2 Special Edition DVD Details

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Electronic Arts will release a special limited edition DVD of The Sims 2 in North America. It will be available at the same price as the CD-ROM version. The DVD will include the full version...

Deluxe Sims 2 DVD edition planned

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DVD version of the eagerly awaited life-sim sequel will feature a bevy of bonus materials. Once again, an online-merchant has revealed details of an eagerly awaited game before its publisher. This time...

The Sims 2 Movie

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The umptheenth (well, almost) movie trailer for The Sims 2 is now online, continuing the exposure of Maxis' upcoming 3D virtual life simulation sequel. This hefty E3 demo movie offers a walkthrough of managing a...

EA ships The Sims Mega Deluxe

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Electronic Arts announces the release of its latest The Sims bundle, comprising the original game and three of its popular expansion packs. Electronic Arts has today announced the North American release of...

New Sims 2 Screenshots and Trailer

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EA has released screenshots of Sims 2 characters engaging in eccentric behavior. The game allows players to control their Sims over an entire lifetime and pass on their DNA to new generations. All of this...

The Sims 2 shipping September 17

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Sources confirm to GameSpot that the sequel to Maxis' lifestyle sim will be out this fall. Today at E3, GameSpot learned the release date for the Sims 2. The sequel to the...

Sims 2 and Pacific Assault delayed

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Electronic Arts says both games won't be out until Summer 2004 ... at the earliest. During a conference call announcing its Q4 2003 earnings, Electronic Arts executives revealed that two of the...

The Sims Bustin' Out for N-Gage

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Nokia and Electronic Arts announce that an N-Gage version of The Sims Bustin' Out is currently in development and will be released later this year. Nokia and Electronic Arts have today announced...

The Sims Bustin' to North American stores

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EA announces the North American release of The Sims Bustin' Out for all current generation consoles. Electronic Arts has today announced the North American release of The Sims Bustin' Out for PlayStation...

The Sims Bustin' Out ships for GBA

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Electronic Arts announces the North American release of its life simulation game for the Game Boy Advance. Electronic Arts has today shipped the Game Boy Advance version of The Sims Bustin' Out...

The Sims 2

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How do you create the sequel for the number one game of all time? Well, you start by understanding what it took to make it number one in the first place. Players love their sims,...

The Sims coming to GBA

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Electronic Arts announces that a GBA version of The Sims Bustin' Out is currently in development at its Maxis studio. Electronic Arts has today announced that a Game Boy Advance version of...

The Sims 2 screens

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The Sims2, the next generation of the #1 PC franchise of all time, is currently under development at the company's Walnut Creek-based Maxis studio. For the first time, players control The Sims over an entire...

EA announces plans for The Sims 2

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Electronic Arts announced that The Sims™ 2, the next generation of the #1 PC game of all time, is in development at the company's Walnut Creek-based Maxis™ studio. For the first time, players control their...

The Sims Superstar screens

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In The Sims™ Superstar Expansion Pack, The Sims are ready for their close-up. Players can now realize their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star...

EA brings The Sims to the Xbox and GameCube

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2003--Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS - News) today announced that after a successful launch of The Sims(TM) on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, The Sims is now in development for the Xbox(TM)...

The Sims for the GameCube

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ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) has rated the GameCube version of The Sims... No official announcement of The Sims for the GameCube has been made as of yet, though ESRB already had...

The Sims for PS2 goes gold

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"There goes the neighborhood!" Electronic Arts' The Sims for the PlayStation 2 has gone gold. The adaptation of the successful PC version of the popular life simulator will be released on January...

Sims Online Released!

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Maxis brings its popular people simulator online to the masses. Electronic Arts today announced the release of The Sims Online, an online role-playing based on Maxis' popular people simulation game series for...

Sims Online may miss Xmas

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The most hotly anticipated, breathlessly hyped game of the year may not make it into gamers' stockings The virtual suburban world of The Sims Online was supposed to be in stores in...

The Sims Unleashed Mac

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Westlake Interactive announced that it is officially working on the Mac version of The Sims Unleashed, the latest expansion to The Sims franchise for the PC that adds pets to this long-running people simulator. Other...

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