The Sims 2 Hits Beta
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The long-awaited sequel to the best-selling game of all time, The Sims 2, has hit the beta stage, according to Aspyr Media. The game is currently scheduled to be released in June. In the game, players for the first time ever control their Sims over an entire lifetime taking them through life's greatest moments.
Here's more from the press release:
Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. Players can now fulfill their Sims' life dreams as they take them from the cradle to the grave. More life-like Sims, all-new aspirations gameplay and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations, gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly realistic 3-D world.Be on the lookout for an IMG hands-on preview of the game shortly.
Players can create and play their own virtual sitcom by choosing one of five different aspirations - Popularity, Fortune, Family, Knowledge, and Romance. These aspirations in life cause your Sims to have wants and fears. Will you give them a long successful existence or leave their life in shambles?
The Sims 2 preliminary system requirements:
• Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later
• CPU Processor: PowerPC G4 or later
• CPU Speed: 1GHz or faster
• Memory: 256 MB or higher
• Hard Disk Space: 4.2GB free disk space
• Video Card (ATI): Radeon 8500 or better
• Video Card (NVidia): GeForce2 MX or better
• Video Memory (VRam): 32 MB or higher
• Media Required: DVD Drive
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