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Tuesday, May 21, 2002

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Apple's Hot Date with Mr. Wright
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The folks at Apple have posted a new preview in the Games section of their web site that looks at the third expansion pack for The Sims, titled Hot Date. They quote both Aspyr Media, who is bringing the game to store shelves, as well as Sims creator Will Wright, whose series recently became the best-selling computer game of all time. The preview also provides a rundown on the players, a short strategy guide, and system requirements.

Here's a clip about what you can look forward to in Hot Date:

In the case of Hot Date, there's plenty of fun and outrageous stuff for your Sims to play with at home, such as the Niagra Love Tub or the Antique Terrestrial Globe. And when you build the SimsVille downtown area, you'll have fun items such as the Slush Queen Ice Cream Counter or the Floral Concepts Flower Display to install in your retail establishments.

When you build a home for your Sims or add on to an existing structure, everything you do is paid for with your characters' salaries from their jobs. In the downtown area, though, there are no financial constraints for erecting buildings and placing objects in them, so you should focus on what you think your characters will enjoy. Just remember, though, that everything they do downtown will cost them money, such as going out to eat or buying a few magazines.

"My favorite part of Hot Date is the depth of the simulated experiences," says Wright, "especially the restaurants. It's fun to see the whole customer, host, waiter, cook thing play itself out."

Head over now and check out the preview. Also look for Hot Date to be released to gamers very soon from Aspyr.

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