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After recently ending official support for the PC version of 2004's The Sims 2, Electronic Arts is now offering all Origin users a copy of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free, through the end of the month. Users can redeem the expansion-bundled freebie by entering the code "I-LOVE-THE-SIMS" af...

July 23rd 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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After a decade of expansions and updates, EA is ending support for one of its PC big hits from the 2000s, The Sims 2. The 2004 sequel shipped at least 20 million copies across all platforms, and its 8 expansion packs didn't do too bad themselves. Maxis' life sim definitely can't be accused of livin...

July 16th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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If it's in the game, it's in the game, until the game gets too old and the servers are shut down. EA is taking some games offline starting on January 3rd, when FIFA Manager 11 for PC will cease online connectivity.Most of the unplugging will take place on January 11: that's when FIFA Soccer 11, FIF...

December 31st 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The clock is ticking -- 2011 is winding down (less than six weeks left!) and Guild Wars 2 fans everywhere have closed beta on the brain. This news has been out there for a very long time, but just to eliminate any confusion, I'll go straight to a recent quote from Martin Kerstein: "We will enter...

November 21st 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

There's really only one important thing to take away from the new trailer for The Sims 3 Ambitions expansion. The expansion allows players to extend the lives of their sims, endowing them with many different career options, including inventor, fireman or a detective. None of that is important, thoug...

March 9th 2010 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since we discovered how hilarious it was to lock a Sim in a doorless room with nothing but ovens to keep him company, but there it is: The Sims franchise has turned 10 years old today. The press release announcing the series' first decade also reveals that th...

February 4th 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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So, we've got good and bad news for you. First, the good news: A study conducted by the University of Rochester has found that "the very act of action video game playing enhances contrast sensitivity." Rather, playing lots of Call of Duty might actually help keep your eyes in shape and the contrast...

March 30th 2009 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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The debut of Dawn of War II and F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin did little to hold back the mighty power of the Lich King. NPD has released a list of February's top 20 selling PC games at US retail and, per usual, the World of Warcraft and The Sims 2 are a significant presence.Just to give an idea of ho...

March 13th 2009 at 4:20pm 0 Comments
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The Sims 2 website has a job posting seeking experienced freelance writers for "a variety of projects." This variety includes, but is not limited to: game manuals, in-game text and marketing copy. They would also prefer writers that live near the Sims HQ in Redwood Shores, California. Applicants mu...

March 4th 2009 at 5:24pm 0 Comments
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Nielsen Research has published its January through October numbers about the top 10 PC games and top 10 consoles by amount of time played. Once again World of Warcraft tops the charts. In fact, WoW has more time played than the other nine titles listed - combined.Coming in at position 6 is Runescape...

January 2nd 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Well, our latest giveaway has come to a close and it's about time we chose the winner. The winner of our prize pack is none other than: Adam, who will likely share the gift with his cheesecake Congrats to our winners and better luck next time to all of you. Keep your eyes on DS Fanboy. We'll...

December 4th 2008 at 10:35pm 0 Comments