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2003

EA anuncia ‘Los Sims: Superstar’
13/2/2003

EA Announces Plans for The Sims Superstar

Brace Yourselves! The Sims are Famous!

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 13, 2003–Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS – News) today announced plans to release this May The Sims(TM) Superstar, a new expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims(TM). Players can now realize their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star or a Supermodel and live the lifestyle of a celebrity. All new gameplay, new social interactions and a whole new in-game destination offer players an all access pass to the world of superstardom. In The Sims Superstar, The Sims are ready for their close up.

“The Sims have lived extreme lives, thrown outrageous parties, gone on hot dates, traveled to vacation destinations and owned pets. Now it’s time for them to follow their dreams of making it big,” said Jonathan Knight, producer at EA’s Maxis(TM) studio. “The Sims Superstar will let players experience the outrageous world of celebrity, Sims style.”

For the first time ever, players can follow their Sims to work and witness their pursuit of fame and fortune firsthand. Fledgling Sims start by signing with an agent and shuttling to Studio Town, a new and fully customizable destination that offers television and movie lots, spa locations, recording studios and fabulous fashion facilities. Once there, Sims can schmooze, network and name drop their way to stardom in the movies, music or fashion. Will your Sim be a flash in the pan or a living legend? Players can now track the sizzle of their Sims with an all new fame score.

A new cast of comical characters are available to assist the Sims in their quest for celebrity. A fabulous fashion designer, a mega-hit record producer and a maniacal movie director are available for career critique. A capable butler, a savvy sushi chef, and a soothing masseuse will be on-call to administer to the every whim of a celebrity Sim. Life in the spotlight would not be complete without the glare of the paparazzi, the adoration of groupies, and the annoyance of an obsessed fan or two. This is all part of life in the spotlight in The Sims Superstar.

Sims can become a celeb or just live like one. Fabulous new objects like a skydiving simulator, satellite dish, and a new art and furniture collection can turn an ordinary Sims abode into a magnificent and decadent manse. Sims in need of a day of indulgence and pampering can also enjoy the new day spa, complete with mud treatments, steam baths, Sim massages and an oxygen bar. Domestic staff is also available for hire so manicured Sims won’t chap their hands with the drudgeries of household maintenance.

Will your Sim become an icon or fade into the obscurity of bad dinner theater? Will they win a coveted Simmy award or be regulated to personal hygiene commercials? In The Sims Superstar, you are the idol maker.

Tráiler de ‘Los Sims: Superstar’
27/4/2003

Your Sims are Famous!

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 or a Supermodel and live the lifestyle of a celebrity. All new gameplay, new social interactions, and a whole new in-game destination offers players an all access pass to the world of superstardom. Will your Sim become an icon or fade into the obscurity of bad dinner theater? Will they win a coveted Simmy award or be regulated to an infomercial? In The Sims Superstar, you are the idol maker. *This expansion pack requires the original ‘TheSims’ game to play.

Features

New Gameplay

* All new gameplay centered around a new fame score in the game UI.

* Build skills and win famous Sim friends to advance through ten levels of fame.

* Sign up with the Talent Agency to embark upon your dreams by looking through the tabloid, which is delivered to your house.

* Win a variety of different awards for achieving gameplay goals, including The Simmy Award and The SimChoice Award.

New Locations And Objects

* All new “Studio Town” location with three distinct themes: movies, music, and fashion.

* Studio Town also features spa locations, karaoke bars, and clothing boutiques.

* All new studio objects, each with mini-games, reward you with fame and large amounts of cash. Earn access to higher level objects as you earn more fame and collect famous friends.

* Studio objects include: Karaoke Machine, Open Microphone Stage, Soap Opera Set, Music Recording Studio, Photo Shoot Set, Film Set, Music Video Set, and Fashion Runway.

* Lighten your Sims’ moods at the Oxygen Bar or let your Sim recuperate in the Star Trailer.

* Sims can fill their stomachs at Studio Town at the all new Sushi Cart, Smoothie Stand, or basic back-stage Buffet Table.

* Pamper your Sims at the spa, with a brand new suite of objects, including the Massage Table, Mud Bath, and Spa Steamer.

* Additional new objects for the house include a Skydiving Simulator, a Satellite Dish, an updated pool table, as well as stylish new furniture and top-of-the-line stereo equipment.

New Characters

* Meet other famous Sims at Studio Town, or mingle with your adoring fans.

* Get your picture taken by the Paparazzo and watch out for the Obsessed Fan, who pays you relentless attention if you neglect your fan base.

* Inside the studio objects, Sims will seek approval from a variety of Studio Town professionals, including the Photographer, Director, Choreographer, Record Producer, and Fashion Designer.

* Ask for help from Lana, the Studio Town Production Coordinator.

* Receive awards from the Award Presenter.

* At home, hire an all new personal Butler, who takes care of your house, hires additional staff, and even looks after the baby. Over 150 New Items:

* All new walls, floors, and roofs help create the feeling of Studio Town.

* All new skins complete the offering.

* Dozens of original Simlish songs ranging from a variety of genres.

Lanzamiento ‘Los Sims: Superstar’
12/5/2003

EA’s The Sims Superstar is Ready for its Close Up

Brace Yourselves! The Sims are Famous!

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -May 13, 2003- Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) today announced the release of The Sims(TM) Superstar, the newest expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims(TM). Players can now realize their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star, or a Supermodel, live the lifestyle of a celebrity, and even mingle among some of the rich and famous. All new gameplay, new social interactions, and a whole new in-game destination offer players an all access pass to the world of superstardom. In The Sims Superstar, The Sims are ready for their close up.

“One of the most requested features from our fans is the ability to follow their Sims to work,” said Jonathan Knight, Producer at EA’s Maxis(TM) studio. “The Sims Superstar offers players the chance to follow their Sims as they pursue their dreams in the outrageous world of celebrity.”

For the first time ever, players can follow their Sims to work and witness their pursuit of fame and fortune firsthand. Fledgling Sims start by signing with an agent and shuttling to Studio Town, a new and fully customizable destination that offers television and movie lots, spa locations, recording studios, and fabulous fashion facilities. Once there, Sims can schmooze, network, and name-drop their way to stardom in the movies, music, or fashion. Will your Sim be a flash in the pan or a living legend? Players can now track the sizzle of their Sims with an all new fame score.

What would a star trip be without the ability to rub elbows with a real life celebrity or two? Grammy-winning superstar Christina Aguilera, the legendary Marilyn Monroe, and pop icon Andy Warhol all lend their unique star power and likenesses to the world of The Sims Superstar.

A new cast of comical characters is also available to assist the Sims in their quest for celebrity. A fabulous fashion designer, a mega-hit record producer and a maniacal movie director are available for career critique. A capable butler, a savvy sushi chef, and a soothing masseuse will be on-call to administer to the every whim of a celebrity Sim. Life in the spotlight would not be complete without the glare of the paparazzi, the adoration of groupies, and the annoyance of an obsessed fan. This is all part of life in the spotlight in The Sims Superstar.

Sims can become a celeb or just live like one. Fabulous new objects like a skydiving simulator, scuba room, and new art and furniture collections can turn an ordinary Sims abode into a magnificent and decadent manse. Sims in need of a day of indulgence and pampering can also enjoy the new day spa, complete with mud treatments, steam baths, Sim massages, and an oxygen bar.

Will your Sim become an icon or fade into the obscurity of bad dinner theater? Will they win a coveted Simmy award or be regulated to a career in infomercials? In The Sims Superstar, you are the idol maker.

100.000 álbumes familiares en el Intercambio
7/7/2003

Fans Celebrate The Sims with Over 100,000 Family Album Postings on The Sims Exchange

Creator Will Wright Attributes Franchise Success to Fan Support

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -July 7, 2003- Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) today announced that over 100,000 family albums have been posted online at www.thesims.com by fans of The Sims(TM) around the world. Fans of The Sims, the best selling PC game of all time, continue to share the hi-jinks of their Sim lives online by posting photo albums, setting up hot dates, and exchanging lots from the various Sims expansion packs.
“The success of The Sims is due in no small part to the on-going support of our fans. They continue to amaze and astound me with the various ways they are able to customize the content and evolve the overall game experience of The Sims,” said Will Wright, Chief Game Designer at Maxis(TM), a division of Electronic Arts. “With The Sims 2 on the horizon, I can’t wait to see what the fans will create. There will be an even greater potential for creative storytelling and content.”

The albums include photos of Sim family members, their house, or pictures that tell the story of experiences not only from the game, but what is happening in their real lives. The photo album is a great way for fans to connect and share the details of their experiences with other fans. Plans are already in place to greatly expand these capabilities in The Sims 2 for PC.

EA anuncia ‘Los Sims: Magia Potagia’
30/7/2003

EA Announces Plans for The Sims Makin’ Magic

Brace Yourselves! Your Sims Have Magic!

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -July 30, 2003- Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) today announced plans to release this October The Sims(TM) Makin’ Magic, a new expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims(TM). In this supernatural edition, Sims are granted magical powers with the ability to cast spells that are playful or deviant. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 150 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx.

“With mystical talents, players can cast magical spells to improve the love lives of their Sims, wreak havoc on visiting neighbors, or put an end to tedious chores,” said Jonathan Knight, producer at EA’s Maxis(TM) studio. “The Sims Makin’ Magic will let players dive into and discover a world of magic with no boundaries.”

At home, players can use their suburban magic to transform everyday objects into helpful minions, hypnotize their friends and enemies, or turn their pesky neighbor into a frog. Mystical recipes can be unlocked one by one in the family spellbook, and players can mix individual ingredients to create dozens of original incantations. Players can cast spells to take care of the needs of their Sims, keep tidy the house and cook meals, meddle with relationships, and bring ordinary objects to life. Every spell has a unique backfire, if Sims lack that magic something. Hair-raising consequences include toad plagues, snakes, and lightning strikes.

Players can renovate the kitchens of their Sims with an all-new Mediterranean kitchen set featuring a new refrigerator, sink, stove, dishwasher, and brand new tea set. To add the perfect touch, players can enjoy baking breads, pies, and cakes in the new, luxurious baker’s oven. A home for the Sims would not be complete without the ability to grow vine plots and harvest grapes and berries to make and serve nectar.

When players are ready to venture out and expand upon their enchanting abilities, they can teleport to the all-new Magic Town location. While mixing it up in this new spellbinding spot, rewards can be earned while Sims perform mind-boggling tricks at a side show or dueling it out in a magic arena. Players can discover secret recipes for mystical concoctions and powerful charms while on a quest for unusual ingredients, or build wild carnival rides from the ground up.

Eclectic and eccentric new characters are available to assist or amuse players including a snake charmer, gypsy, and even a ghost or two. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, players can conjure up the right spell and watch a garden gnome become a personal gardener and a lawn flamingo transform into an entertaining hostess.

See what happens when the fate of the Sims is challenged and magic spells are cast with good or bad intentions. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected.

The Sims Makin’ Magic will be the final edition to The Sims original series and prelude to the highly anticipated launch of The Sims(TM) 2. The expansion pack will be available for the Halloween season and has a suggested retail price of US$29.95. The Sims or The Sims Deluxe Edition is required to play The Sims Makin’ Magic.

EA anuncia ‘Los Sims: Megaluxe’
26/8/2003

EA Announces Plans for The Sims Double Deluxe

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Aug. 26, 2003–Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS – News) today announced plans to release this September The Sims(TM) Double Deluxe, the ultimate compilation of the top-selling PC franchise, The Sims(TM). The Sims Double Deluxe delivers the original #1 PC game of all time, The Sims, as well as The Sims(TM) Livin’ Large and The Sims(TM) House Party expansion packs all in one value-packed product. With the most Sims content ever assembled in one place, now is the best time to join The Sims phenomenon.

The Sims, which originally launched in February 2000, is the wildly popular game that allows players to create a neighborhood of simulated people known as “Sims” and control their lives. The Sims Double Deluxe combines the full version of The Sims with the first two expansion packs in the series.

The Sims Livin’ Large allows players to put their Sim families into zany situations and settings. Its content adds dozens of extreme items like a home chemistry lab, heart shaped bed, and crystal ball, as well as a cast of wild characters such as the Grim Reaper, Genie, and Tragic Clown.

The Sims House Party opens the door for players to throw the biggest bash, whether their Sims hoedown at a country barn dance, chow down at a tropical luau, or go underground at a rave, they are sure to rock the house. Additionally, there are numerous outrageous items such as a dance cage and mechanical bull, as well as madcap characters like a cake dancer and caterer.

The Sims Double Deluxe also includes The Sims(TM) Creator, a customization tool for creating Sim characters. Players can recreate any Sim imaginable, right down to the smallest detail. Users can also select new clothes, design original attire, add logos to their clothing, and accessorize their Sims with belts, ties, and jewelry. Players can even import their face into the program and put it directly on a Sim character.

Rounding off this must-have collection, players can furnish their homes with all-new bonus content including dozens of new walls, floors, and objects in African and Asian design themes. Also included is a collection of game objects posted on http://www.thesims.com since the launch of The Sims House Party, including a Carnivorous Plant and Mistletoe that players can incorporate into their Sim universe. The Sims Double Deluxe offers the perfect invitation to enter the world of The Sims.

Lanzamiento de ‘Los Sims: Megaluxe’
23/9/2003

EA Ships The Sims Double Deluxe

The Ultimate Compilation of the Top-Selling PC Game of All Time

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -Sept. 23, 2003- Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) today announced the release of The Sims(TM) Double Deluxe, the ultimate compilation of the top-selling PC franchise, The Sims(TM). The Sims Double Deluxe delivers the original #1 PC game of all time, The Sims, as well as The Sims(TM) Livin’ Large and The Sims(TM) House Party expansion packs in one value-packed product. With the most Sims content ever assembled in one place, there has never been a better time to join The Sims phenomenon.

The Sims, which originally launched in February 2000, is the wildly popular game that allows players to create a neighborhood of simulated people known as “Sims” and control their lives. The Sims Double Deluxe combines the full version of The Sims with the first two expansion packs in the series, The Sims Livin’ Large and The Sims House Party. The Sims Livin’ Large allows players to put their Sim families into zany situations and settings. Its content adds dozens of extreme items to the game including a home chemistry lab, heart shaped bed, and crystal ball, as well as a cast of wild characters such as the Grim Reaper, Genie, and Tragic Clown. The Sims House Party opens the door for players to throw the biggest bash, whether their Sims hoedown at a country barn dance, chow down at a tropical luau, or go underground at a rave, they are sure to rock the house. Additionally, there are numerous outrageous items such as a dance cage and mechanical bull, as well as madcap characters like a cake dancer and personal caterer.

The Sims Double Deluxe also includes The Sims(TM) Creator, an inventive customization tool for creating Sim characters. Players can recreate any Sim imaginable, right down to the smallest detail. Users can select new clothes, design original attire, add logos to their clothing, and accessorize their Sims with belts, ties, and jewelry. For the ultimate level of personalization, players can import their face into the program and put it directly on a Sim character.

Rounding off this must-have collection, players can furnish their homes with all-new bonus content including dozens of new walls, floors, and objects in African and Asian design themes. This bonus material also will be available to download on http://www.thesims.com. Access to this content requires players to own The Sims(TM) Deluxe Edition or The Sims(TM) plus any one of the following expansion packs, The Sims(TM) Vacation, The Sims(TM) Unleashed, or The Sims(TM) Superstar. Please visit the site for further information.

Also included is a comprehensive collection of game objects posted on http://www.thesims.com since the launch of The Sims House Party, including a Carnivorous Plant and Mistletoe, which players can incorporate into their Sim universe. The Sims Double Deluxe offers the perfect invitation to enter the world of The Sims.

The Sims Double Deluxe requires Windows(R) 95 or greater, a 233 MHz Intel Pentium II, 128 MB of RAM, a 4 MB video card with DirectX 7.0 compatible driver, and a DirectX 7.0 compatible sound card. The Sims Double Deluxe is available in stores now for a suggested retail price of US $44.95 or by direct order from the EA StoreSM at http://www.ea.com or by calling 877-EA GAMES (1-877-324-2637). It carries an ESRB rating of “T” for Teens.

Tráiler de ‘Los Sims: Magia Potagia’
14/10/2003

Brace Yourselves! Your Sims have Magic!

In The Sims™ Makin Magic Expansion Pack*, Sims are granted magical powers with the ability to cast spells that are playful or deviant. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 150 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. See what happens when you challenge the fate of your Sims as you concoct and cast magic spells with good or bad intentions.

In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected. *Requires The Sims™ or The Sims Deluxe Edition to play.

Key Features

New Gameplay

  • Unlock spell recipes one by one in the family Spellbook, and mix individual ingredients to create dozens of original spells.
  • Cast Spells to take care of your Sims’ needs, keep up the house and cook meals, meddle with relationships, bring objects to life, or turn your neighbor into a frog.
  • Every spell has a unique Backfire, including toad plagues, snakes, and lightning strikes. • Interact with new Questing NPC’s, and earn the most difficult and powerful spells by performing tasks and solving puzzles.

New Location and Objects

  • Travel via the Magic Portal to the all-new Magic Town location where Sims perform magic and duel to earn access to spell ingredients.
  • Perform at the Side Show, Spook Show, Magic Dueling Arena, and Magic Trick Table. Tricks and routines include everything from rabbit out of a hat and levitation to summoning ghosts.
  • Build custom carnival rides, such as the Fun House and Haunted House.
  • Satisfy hunger needs with the Popcorn Maker, Cotton Candy Stand, and the Ghoul-ash Cart.
  • Magic items for the home include: the Wand Charger and Charm Maker, Faerie Toy Box, Magic Crystals, and a Dragon Nest that hatches a Pet Dragon.
  • Create basic ingredients with new skill objects, including the Bee Hive, Spinning Wheel, Butter Churn, and Nectar Press. New Cooking and Kitchen Features
  • New Vine Plots let Sims grow and harvest grapes and berries in their yard and make and serve nectar. • New Baker’s Oven lets Sims bake breads, pies, and cakes.
  • Revamp your kitchen with an all-new Mediterranean Kitchen Set, featuring a new fridge, sink, stove, dishwasher, and a brand new Tea Set.

New Characters

  • Get your first taste of magic from the MagiCo Traveling Salesman, who brings you the Magic Starter Kit.
  • Perform magic with the Side Show Assistant and Snake Charmer. Summon Ghosts and Mummies at the Spook Show.
  • Trade, quest, and shop with Gypsy Vendors, the Vampiress, the local Apothecary, and the Faerie Queen.
  • New domestic minions help keep your house going. Purchase a Skeleton Closet that houses a maid. Cast spells to turn the Flamingo into a sexy hostess or the Garden Gnome into a gardener. Over 150 New Items • New decorator set, including moving paintings, creaking stairs, and twisted trees.

All-new walls, floors, and roofs.

  • Brand new food items and dozens of new character skins.

Aspyr Media lanza ‘Los Sims: Superstar’ para Mac
22/10/2003

Aspyr Media Inc. Announces the Sims Superstar Expansion Pack is Now Shipping

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 22, 2003. Aspyr Media Inc. announced today that the Macintosh version of The Sims(tm) Superstar, the newest expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, is now shipping. Players can live their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star, or a Supermodel, live the lifestyle of a celebrity, and even mingle with the rich and famous. Aspyr licensed the game from Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) and conversion was done by Westlake Interactive.

For the first time ever, players can follow their Sims to work and witness their pursuit of fame and fortune firsthand. Fledgling Sims start by signing with an agent and shuttling to Studio Town, a new and fully customizable destination that offers television and movie lots, spa locations, recording studios, and fabulous fashion facilities. Once there, Sims can schmooze, network, and name-drop their way to stardom in the movies, music, or fashion. Will your Sim be a flash in the pan or a living legend? Players can now track the sizzle of their Sims with an all new fame score.

What would a star trip be without the ability to rub elbows with a real life celebrity or two? Grammy-winning superstar Christina Aguilera, the legendary Marilyn Monroe, and pop icon Andy Warhol all lend their unique star power and likenesses to the world of The Sims Superstar.

A new cast of comical characters is also available to assist the Sims in their quest for celebrity. A fabulous fashion designer, a mega-hit record producer and a maniacal movie director are available for career critique. A capable butler, a savvy sushi chef, and a soothing masseuse will be on-call to administer to the every whim of a celebrity Sim. Life in the spotlight would not be complete without the glare of the paparazzi, the adoration of groupies, and the annoyance of an obsessed fan. This is all part of life in the spotlight in The Sims Superstar.

Lanzamiento ‘Los Sims: Magia Potagia’
29/10/2003

EA Ships The Sims Makin’ Magic

Beware! Your Sims have Magic!

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2003 – Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS – News) today announced the release of The Sims(TM) Makin’ Magic, a new expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims(TM). In this supernatural edition, Sims are granted magical powers to cast playful or mischievous spells. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 175 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx.

“We’ve added a pinch of mischief and a dash of the supernatural to bring magic to the world of The Sims,” said Jonathan Knight, Producer at EA’s Maxis(TM) studio. “Players can cast spells to improve the love lives of their Sims, wreak havoc on visiting neighbors, or put an end to tedious chores. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, the largest expansion pack ever, we’ve definitely saved the best for last.”

At home, players can use their suburban magic to transform everyday objects into helpful minions, hypnotize their friends and enemies, or turn their pesky neighbor into a frog. Mystical recipes can be unlocked one by one in the family spellbook, and players can mix individual ingredients to create dozens of original incantations. Players can cast spells to take care of the needs of their Sims, keep tidy the house and cook meals, meddle with relationships, and bring ordinary objects to life. Every spell has a unique backfire, if Sims lack that magic something. Hair-raising consequences include toad plagues, snakes, and lightning strikes.

Players can renovate the kitchens of their Sims with an all-new Mediterranean kitchen set featuring a new refrigerator, sink, stove, dishwasher, and brand new tea set. To add the perfect touch, players can enjoy baking breads, pies, and cakes in the new, luxurious baker’s oven. A home for the Sims would not be complete without the ability to grow vine plots and harvest grapes and berries to make and serve nectar.

When players are ready to venture out and expand upon their enchanting abilities, they can teleport to the all-new Magic Town location. While mixing it up in this new spellbinding spot, rewards can be earned while Sims perform mind-boggling tricks at a side show or duel it out in a magic arena. Players can discover secret recipes for mystical concoctions and powerful charms while on a quest for unusual ingredients, or build wild carnival rides from the ground up.

Eclectic new characters are available to assist and amuse players including a snake charmer, gypsy, and even a ghost or two. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, players can conjure up the right spell and watch a garden gnome become a personal gardener and a lawn flamingo transform into an entertaining hostess.

See what happens when the fate of the Sims is challenged and magic spells are cast with good or bad intentions. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected.

The Sims Makin’ Magic is the final edition to The Sims original series and prelude to the highly anticipated launch of The Sims(TM) 2. The expansion pack was developed by EA’s Maxis studio and is being published under the EA GAMES brand. The game is rated “T” (Teen) by the ESRB and has a US MSRP of $29.95. The Sims, The Sims(TM) Deluxe Edition, or The Sims(TM) Double Deluxe is required to play The Sims Makin’ Magic.