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The Sims is a strategic, life simulation video game series developed by Maxis and later by The Sims Studio, and published by Electronic Arts. It is one of the most successful video games series of all time. As of May 2011, the franchise has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide,[1] and is also the best-selling PC franchise in PC history.[2]

The games in The Sims series are more of a sandbox game in that they lack any defined goals (except for some later expansion packs which introduced this gameplay style). The player creates virtual people called "Sims" and places them in houses and helps direct their moods and satisfy their desires. Players can either place their Sims in pre-constructed homes or build them themselves. Each successive expansion pack and game in the series augmented what the player could do with their Sims.

Selected article

The Sims 3: Late Night is the third expansion pack for the strategic life simulation computer game The Sims 3[3] and is similar to previous expansions The Sims 2: Nightlife for The Sims 2 and The Sims: Hot Date for The Sims. It incorporates some elements from The Sims: House Party, The Sims: Superstar, and The Urbz: Sims in the City.

This expansion pack also introduces a brand new city neighborhood named 'Bridgeport', based on the city of San Francisco and Los Angeles, which is divided into an urban/downtown area, a less dense uptown area, and a hilly, affluent suburb.[4]

Selected biography

Mike Perry (born 1969) is Creative Director at Maxis/ Electronic Arts, where he has worked on nearly all of the Sims games. He produced and designed the award-winning title SimFarm, and both produced and programmed Yoot Saito's award-winning title SimTower.

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The Sims Social was released on August 9, 2011, as an open beta. It is a spin-off of The Sims series on Facebook.

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  • Sims designer, Will Wright is not involved with the creation of The Sims 3.
  • The Sims was planned to become a film in 2012, but got stuck in "development limbo."
  • The Sims had sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling PC game in history.

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  1. ^ Sacco, Dominic (2011-05-24). "The Sims 3: Generations | games industry | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  2. ^ IGN: The Sims 3 Set for Global Launch in 2009
  3. ^ Reilly, Jim (July 20, 2010). "The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Announced". IGN. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ Park, Andrew (September 6, 2010). "The Sims 3: Late Night Exclusive Hands-On - A Brief Look at the New Expansion". GameSpot. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
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