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Rosethorn’s Ramblings: Site Update

Welcome back again.  As you can see, we are starting to populate the site with new content.  There are few new writers and contributors waiting in the wings with new content.  If you are interested

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Rosethorn’s Ramblings: Site Update, GaMExpo, Nerdvana Con, Life Updates

What to Watch: You Tube

Top 5 YouTube video’s of the past week (with one blast from the past). Each week, on Tuesday, I am going to post 5 videos I think are worth watching on YouTube.  I’d love to hear what you

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What to Watch: You Tube

Rosethorn’s Ramblings: Welcome Bac

Welcome back to Killer Betties! It’s been over three years since I’ve made a post, but I am back. Before I get to what I’ve been doing for three years, I want to talk first about The

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Rosethorn’s Ramblings: Welcome Back, TWD, The Bar, and Other Random Thoughts

Football Manager 2017 Review

Football Manager 2017 is a football management simulation video game for the PC developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega. Gameplay: In terms of gameplay, it is really fun. You can create

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Football Manager 2017 Review

Volunteers Wanted

Killer Betties is going through some growing pains and we need more bodies (and pens) to keep up with it. If you have any interest in writing video game reviews, previews, interviews or editorials, p

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Volunteers Wanted

EA Announces ‘The Sims 2 Holiday Edition’ for PC

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by on October 13, 2005 at 8:15 pm

“Deck the Halls” of Your Virtual Homes in a Holiday-Themed Special Edition.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 11, 2005 – Get into the holiday spirit with The Sims 2 Holiday Edition! Electronic Arts today announced The Sims 2 Holiday Edition, a special-edition holiday-themed version of the world’s best-selling PC game of 2004, The Sims 2. Look for The Sims 2 Holiday Edition, rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, to hit store shelves across North America on November 17-just in time for holiday shopping!

Available for a limited time only and listed at the same manufacturers suggested retail price as the original version, The Sims 2 Holiday Edition contains the original game, The Sims 2, in its entirety, plus 40 new holiday-themed items that allow your Sims to celebrate their holidays in style. With this bonus content, your Sims can decorate their house, serve a festive holiday dinner, engineer a visit from Santa himself, even host a rollicking New Year’s party!

A Stocking Stuffer with Wide Appeal

The Sims games are known for being among the few games to achieve popularity across all ages and genders, making The Sims 2 Holiday Edition a great gift for anyone from your nephew, to your grandfather to your favorite aunt, best friend, or kid sister. “The appeal of playing The Sims 2 is that the game is what you make it,” explained Senior Producer Tim LeTourneau. The gameplay experience follows the day-to-day life of the Sims characters that you create and control, over an entire lifetime. According to LeTourneau, “Players enjoy participating in all the ups and downs of their Sims’ lives, from the big things like falling in love or building and decorating their house to the memorable things like putting up their family’s first Christmas tree and hosting a holiday dinner-even mundane details like ordering a pizza or fixing the toilet are humorous and fun. The Sims 2 is designed to make even the ordinary extraordinarily entertaining!”

The Create-a-Sim feature allows you to combine your choices from a vast selection of facial features, hairstyles and outfits, to create the Sims you most want to play, make your own family and friends or invent someone on the fly-you can even create your own celebrity look-alikes! Help your Sims fulfill their lifelong aspirations, they can seek popularity, fortune, romance, family, or knowledge-their choices are in your hands. Mix their genes, fulfill their dreams, and push them to extremes. Your Sims aren’t the only thing you can create and customize! You won’t need a degree in architecture to build dream homes and design neighborhoods with the easy to use building, design, and home furnishing options. And now, with holiday-themed bonus content from The Sims 2 Holiday Edition, you can even hang a stocking over the fireplace!

For Owners of The Sims 2 (PC)

The Sims fans who already own The Sims 2 for PC won’t be left out in the cold! The Sims 2 Holiday Party Pack offers only the bonus content–from merry to scary-and not the full game. For information on how to purchase The Sims 2 Holiday Party Pack, Sims fans who already own The Sims 2 for PC can visit http://www.thesims2.com.

Jason’s Comments: I wish Christmas was already here. I want a present.

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‘The Sims 2: University’ For Mac

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by on October 8, 2005 at 3:07 pm

The Sims 2 University for Mac live on website – pre-orders available.

Aspyr Media, Inc. announced this morning Sims 2 University (Mac), the first expansion pack to EA’s popular The Sims 2, is now live on their Website and available for preorder – available for preorder

The Sims 2 University allows players to explore a whole new stage of life as young adults and introduces college-related wants and fears that are ultimately tied to their Sims

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‘The Sims 2’ Goes Gold For Consoles/Handhelds

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by on October 5, 2005 at 8:45 pm

Best selling PC game redefined for new platforms will ship to store shelves on October 24, 2005.

Electronic Arts is pleased to announce that the The Sims 2 has gone gold for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCube, and for the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. These versions of the game will ship to store shelves on October 24, 2005, followed shortly by the Sims 2 for the PSP handheld videogame system.

The handheld and console versions of The Sims 2 are hotly anticipated, as the PC version of The Sims 2 was the No. 1 PC game of 2004 and continues to sell, with sales already topping more than 5 Million copies worldwide. With the launch of the console and handheld titles this fall, and mobile versions available across all major carriers this winter, the Sims 2 will truly be everywhere-on any platform you’d want to play.

Maxis-EA is redefining this highly-acclaimed franchise and will deliver classic open-ended gameplay along with exclusive new features. Aspirational gameplay and fully customizable content will give players the most authentic Sims experience to date on console. This innovative gameplay will allow players to make their dreams come true while avoiding their innermost fears. And, for the first time, players will be able to take direct control of their Sim without having to use their cursor. The handheld versions were developed from the ground up to provide The Sims 2 experience on their respective platforms and each will a feature unique storyline.

Jason’s Comments: I can barely manage my own life. Now you want me to manage several people?

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‘The Sims’ Nominated For Metreon Walk of Fame

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by on September 30, 2005 at 5:41 pm

The Sims has been nominated for induction into the walk of game at the Metreon in San Francisco, California.

The Walk of Game is a landmark honoring the icons and pioneers of the videogame industry. This year, The Sims has been nominated for this honor. Winners are selected based on fans’ votes. Anyone who registers at the www.walkofgame.com website can vote at least once a day for the entire month of October. The final inductee will be announced in November 2005. Vote starting October 1st and help The Sims make history!

The Sims has a rich history. Not only is it one of the top-selling video games of all time, but The Sims 2 was the No. 1 PC game of 2004-in both Europe and the US. Now, The Sims 2, is being completely redefined and customized to deliver the ultimate reality game on all your favorite platforms from consoles, to handhelds to mobile.

Create your Sims characters, customize their world, then directly control their lives to tell your own stories while realizing their deepest wants and darkest fears. Build their homes, create their food, and design their fashions. Guide them in their careers and fulfill their lifelong Aspirations as you create their tightly nit social network needed to survive. Relish in your Sims’ peaks of pleasure and help them overcome their trials and tribulations. How will you fill in the blank canvass of The Sims 2? And, on which platform?

The Sims 2 on Xbox, PS2, GameCube, DS, and GBA will ship to store shelves on October 24, 2005.

Jason’s Comments: I don’t do well with The Sims. All my people died on me.

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EA Ships ‘The Sims 2 Nightlife’

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by on September 14, 2005 at 8:36 pm

The Sims hit the town for an epic night out with the second expansion pack for the PC phenomenon, The Sims 2.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Sept. 13, 2005- Electronic Arts announced today that The Sims 2 Nightlife, the second expansion pack to the critically-acclaimed PC game The Sims 2, will ship starting today in North America under the EAT brand. The Sims 2, sequel to the best-selling PC franchise, The Sims, swept the world by storm in September 2004 by quickly becoming the fastest selling PC game of all time with sales over 5M units worldwide to date. Developed by the award winning EA-Maxis studio, The Sims 2 Nightlife adds over 125 new objects and all new gameplay elements such as sending your Sims on romantic dates or out on the town with their friends.

The Sims 2 Nightlife introduces the new Pleasure aspiration which allows Sims to lead a life filled with fun and exciting moments. Players will be able to turn their nightlife fantasies into reality while interacting with the new downtown locals and may even run into exotic new characters such as vampires and fortune tellers. To create their ultimate after-dark environment, players will find loads of new objects including a Karaoke machine, poker table, electro-dancesphere and DJ booth. A first for the franchise, cars are available for Sims to head out on the town or to their jobs in style. Also new is the dating gameplay and attraction system which helps Sims scope out the scene for potential love interests. Whether a Sim is destined to find the love of his life or just out for a night of fun, it’s sure to be a good time.

“We can’t wait to see the stories the players start to tell about their experiences in The Sims 2 Nightlife,” said Tim LeTourneau, Sr. Producer. “This pack gives players everything they need to expand their Sims’ social life and experience an ultimate night out on the town.”

The Sims 2 Nightlife will ship under the EAT brand and is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. The game will ship on September 13 in North America and starting September 9 in Europe. The Sims 2 is required to play The Sims 2 Nightlife. For the first time, players will also be able to experience The Sims 2 on PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCube, and for all handhelds including the PSP handheld system, the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and mobile phones later this fall.

Jason’s Comments: Where is the expansion pack for those who don’t like to go out and enjoy the nightlife? Where is ‘The Sims 2 Homebody’? I want to be able to pick whether I watch television or play a video game.

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The Sim 2: University Coming To Mac

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by on August 24, 2005 at 11:45 am

Toga! Toga! Get your Animal House on with the upcoming release of The Sim 2: University on your Mac. Do you have what it takes to spend four years at The Sims college to get that great job?

Aspyr Media, Inc. announced today they will publish The Sims 2 University, the first expansion to The Sims 2, with an anticipated release in November 2005. The Sims 2 University is licensed by Electronic Arts and is being developed for Mac by Aspyr Studios.

Your Sims are taking over campus!

Your Sims are now young adults leaving home to live the ultimate college fantasy. Immerse them in college life as they become the Big Sim on Campus. They’ll relish their new-found freedom as they party with friends, join fraternities and sororities and pull outrageous pranks. Your Sims will explore all the campus hot-spots as they frequent lounges, gyms, coffee houses and more. Help them fulfill new lifetime goals to unlock more rewards and reap all of the benefits of their university years.

Sims 2 University Features:
* New Young Adult Age Group
* Become the Big Sim on Campus
* Earn Degrees to Open Up New Careers
* New “College Town”
* College Lifestyle
* Over 100 New Objects and D

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