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The Sims is a life simulation game series that was developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. The franchise has sold nearly 200 million copies worldwide, and it is one of the best-selling video games series of all time.

The series was created by Maxis, before the development of the series transitioned to The Sims Studio between 2006 and 2008. The Sims Studio later reintegrated into the refreshed EA Maxis label in 2012, where it continues to be developed by both teams.

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The Sims 3: Generations (commonly referred to as GEN) is the fourth expansion pack for The Sims 3, which EA announced by press release and video trailer on April 5, 2011. The game was released on May 31, 2011.[1] It contains elements of The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff, The Sims: House Party, The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff, The Sims 2: FreeTime, The Sims 2: University, and The Sims 2: Celebration! Stuff.

In The Sims 3: Generations each life phase has a theme. For children, imagination and make-believe are key themes. Boarding school is also an added option for education. For teens, rebellious, chaotic scenes such as parties and pranks are an addition. As a young adult and adult, the focus is on their relationships with others; from getting married to having children of their own. Elders get to enjoy their time reminiscing about the golden years and the joys of watching their grandchildren grow up.[2] Generations is so far the only expansion pack to not come with a new town for sims to explore. Players can now add body hair to males in Create a Sim. Two new traits come with Generations. The first is the rebellious trait, while the second is the nurturing trait. Sims with the rebellious trait can make trouble pulling off various pranks, such as doorbell ditching, adding hair dye to their sibling's shampoo, and making the toilet explode. Sims with the nurturing trait are better at taking care of kids and can punish naughty Sims by giving them timeouts, banning video games, and grounding them.[3] Sims can also WooHoo in the shower and the tree house. The player can now enroll child sims in after-school activities. The two available for children are ballet and scouts. Teenagers can join up to two High School clubs including the sports team, drama club, debate team, school band, and student newspaper.

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Sims are characters inside the game, The Sims 2. Sims can be created (via Create-a-Sim), adopted (via the phone), or born (via Try for a Baby action).

Sims have 5 life stages in the base game: baby/toddler, child, teenager, adult and elder. Players can enter their own biographies for Sims and Sim families.

There are also pre-made Sims, they come with the base games and installed expansion packs.

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The Sims Social
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. ^ http://www.thesims3.com/game/ep4
  2. ^ http://www.gamekudos.com/news/4058-sims-3-generations-gets-adult-material
  3. ^ http://www.ea.com/the-sims-3-generations
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