The Sims are in Season

Latest expansion pack adds six new careers, new clothes, and severe weather conditions including thunderstorms, lightning, and deadly hail.

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Electronic Arts today announced a fifth add-on pack for the popular PC game series The Sims 2. The new addition, named The Sims 2 Seasons, will add the four seasons of the year to the game. The additions won't merely be cosmetic, as each will impact the sims' relationships, moods, skills, and careers in a unique way.

New activities such as building snowmen, ice skating, and playing games like Marco Polo in the pool have been added, and a fresh new wardrobe including summer dresses and ear muffs will keep sims looking sharp.

Other new content includes six new career paths to follow (gaming, adventure, music, law, journalism, and education) as well as new weather effects (snowstorms, thunderstorms, lightning bolts, and hailstones). The sims can also now harvest fruits and vegetables to make into energy drinks and love potions and can master new talents including gardening and catching fresh fish.

The Sims series, which has the player create virtual people and then furnish their houses, get them jobs, and try to advance their careers and personal relationships, has become one of the most successful games of all time and has been translated into 17 languages.

The Sims 2 Seasons will be released in Europe on February 23 and in the US on February 27. The expansion requires a full copy of The Sims 2 to play.

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I just can't wait to get Sims 2: seasons!!! I got all the expansion packs but this one is the greatest idea ever!!! Putting seasons in a virtual game is the best idea so far!!! I just can't wait to get it!

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I wonder when, if ever, would Maxis add motorbikes, bicycles, ATVs etc to the vehicle list. Not all people enjoy four wheel drives you know. Oooh, perhaps the next few expansions would revolve around themes like Sports, Sci-Fi, Festivities or whatever else one could think of. ..

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This is going to be great no doubt. But are they going to ever add more cars, lol. I would like that Im getting kind of bored of the ones that are there, I want more! This expansion would have been perfect for adding more cars, like maybe suvs for snow and such. Also I would like more options for businesses. LIke being able to make like a sign for your business with the name on it, like on that can hang on the building lit up. and another thing that would be nice is parking lots on community lots instead of parking the car in front of the lots. Sims around you shoudl drive cars too not only you. Well theres alot more than that i would like to see but cant write al of it down. Hope you see this Ea. Seasons is a great addition hopefully theres alot more great ones comin after.

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see now this is what imtalkin about, seasons! what a great addition, this should surely see some great additions to an already super fun game

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I cant wait to play it for myself and see what its like. Sounds like fun...

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All I can say is that the sims series always lacked seasons! This should be a great addition to the game!

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I wonder if you can get your sims to stay in the pool during Winter and the water freezes over them =O...

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FINALLY...but it will be interesting if the seasons effect objects...like if you leave sth in the snow it will freeze or break....

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Oh I can't wait for this. I had always wonder if they was ever going to do something like this. This is just wonderful...

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I'm so excited! When I heard about weather way back before TS2 vanilla was coming out, I thought it was just gonna be rain and maybe flashes of light acommpanied by thunder noises. But snowstorms, hailstorms, lightning BOLTS... That's just gonna be awesome. Not to mention the long-overdue new set of careers. I look forward to this EP more than I have for any of the others. "...one of the most successful games of all time..." To all the haters... BOOYAH. Sales don't lie; The Sims 2 rocks.

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a howell you could be a teacher on the original one

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This is the best expansion pack of The Sims 2. Gaming and Music careers, YEAH! Awesome. I'm totally looking forward to this one.

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about time!!!

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FINALY!! AND EDUCATION CAREER!!!!! HOO-RAY!!

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Awesome, I'm totally looking forward to this one. I just love The Sims 2 and all of the expansion packs.

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Players of this game have been asking for weather ever since the game was released. The players speak, and EA listens. Where possible, they include requests that players have asked for, weather being one of those requests. The problem was the programmers couldn't stop it from raining inside as well as outside. Now it looks like they finally solved that problem.

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Players of this game have been wanting weather ever since the original game was released. They had problems where the programming team couldn't stop it from raining inside the houses as well outside. It looks like they solved that problem. I for one will be definately getting this expansion.

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looking forward to this increddible game

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Goin to be "what to buy" list, for my sister specially cuz she's a big simulation fan(The Movies and The sims) anyway hope it's going to be the best expansion pack for Sims 2...

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this is going to be the best expansion ever..... i just know it will.

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Everybody who keeps sayin this game sux and you wish they would end it, you can get a reality check: the sims is one of the most (if not the most) successful pc games of all time. The Sims 2 sold even better! And 50 for a game isn't too mcuh. Neither is 30 dollars once or twice a year. You spend at least that much on other games and those don't have expansions. Oh, and this is one of the best packs for the game so far.

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i really looking forward to this!

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Its a nice idea, and I'd get it if it were cheap. This helps keep the game fresh, but there is so much to handle at one time these days now. Would be nice if I could pick up a few expansions in one cheaper package. This will probably be the best expansion since Open for Business.

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I wish it was available now ...can't wait to get my hands on this ...this is a plus for the game love the idea

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the winter and the rain add ons will probably be the best ones

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Hmmm... looks interesting... curious how i installed Sims 2 Pets EP and didn't tried this one :) Gonna get it ASAP

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The sims RULE!!! IT WILL NEVER NEVER NEVER !!! GET OLD! And plus if you haven't ever played it how will you know! So I think if you don't like it you should keep you comments to yourself! You wouldn't like it if someone criticised a game you liked now would you? That's what I thought... SO DROP IT!

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Sounds like a really interesting ep. Am really looking forward to this!

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cool...gardening. I missed that from the original

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I wish the Sims series would just end. Cool concept in the 90's... I guess.

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Nice game

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THIS EP RULZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

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I think the Sims 2 add-on packs add a lot more on than the original Sims ones. Virtual pets versus a swimming pool? Groovy. I don't really mind their annual expansions - no one's forcing you to get them, for a start - but the Sims series is probably the most consistently-highly-priced game series ever (if that sentence is actually coherent!). I can't believe it still costs at least £20 to buy the first Sims game, even with all its add-ons! It's about eight years old!

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when will it END! (( wall's built around SIM)) MAKE IT STOP MAKE IT STOP!!!!!

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Sims is becoming sort of like Microsoft Windows for the game industry.

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I have yet to play the sims but, just adding the effects of seasons now? Sounds like something that should have been done a while ago.

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The Sims 1 lasted five years, the Sims 2 will last at least as long. And I have to ask: why would you want a Sims 3? The graphics and core gameplay of the Sims 2 are still up to par. People critize EA and Maxis for making so many expansion packs but... the game's about life! There are still a million good ideas, just check the Sims 2 message boards. I think of all the eps as a "bianual" fee you can pay to get new content for your game. Because of the eps, Sims 2 is still the game I play the most. Can't wait til I get Pets for Christmas!

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Gaming? How the hell can one live on PLAYING GAMES?!? Probably some EA employees wet dream...

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At least it adds more than previous expansion packs/ booster packs.

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This sounds interesting. A lot of people wanted to have snow and rain already for the first game. It also seems to include some gardening features similar to Unleashed... *smile*

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Exactly what my little sister needed! She didn't get tired of 3 expansions, so we got her Pets, now I'm sure once this will be available she will jump on it like a hungry lion. P.S: She doesn't read English but we do have the English version... very intelligent, isn't she?

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STFU EA. OMG this is so lame.

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WHY ARE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT SIMS 3 EA SAID THEY WERENT GONA PUT OUT THE NEXT SIMS TILL ATLEAST 2009.

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HOW MANY>?

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What will they think of next? :D

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"Other new content includes six new career paths to follow (gaming, adventure, music, law, journalism, and education)..." Now you can be a gamer in a game? Cool!

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MUST BUY EXPANSION PACK!

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it looks cool with the 4 seasons

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