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Aspyr Media lanza ‘Magia Potagia’ para Mac

Aspyr Media Inc. Ships `The Sims Makin’ Magic’ for Macintosh

AUSTIN, Texas -Feb. 25, 2004- Aspyr Media Inc. announced that “The Sims(tm) Makin’ Magic,” the latest expansion pack for “The Sims(tm),” began shipping today. The game was licensed from Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) and Macintosh conversion was completed by Aspyr Studios, Aspyr’s internal development group.

In “The Sims Makin’ Magic,” Sims are granted magical powers to cast spells. At home, players can unlock mystical recipes for spells from the family spellbook and use their magic to transform everyday objects into helpful minions, hypnotize friends or turn a neighbor into a frog. Players can also cast spells to take care of the needs of their Sims, keep tidy the house and cook meals, meddle with relationships and bring ordinary objects to life. Every spell has a unique backfire if Sims lack that magic something. Hair-raising consequences include toad plagues, snakes and lightning strikes.

Players can teleport to the all-new Magic Town location and earn rewards while performing mind-boggling tricks at a side show or dueling it out in a magic arena. Secret recipes can also be discovered while on a quest for unusual ingredients, or wild carnival rides can be built from the ground up.

There are more than 175 new items and a cast of eclectic new characters available to assist and amuse players including a pet dragon, a skeleton maid, a garden gnome and many others.

In “The Sims Makin’ Magic,” expect the unexpected.

“The Sims Makin’ Magic” is the final addition to “The Sims” original series. The game is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $29.99. “The Sims” is required to play “The Sims Makin’ Magic.”

EA lanza ‘The Sims Mega Deluxe’

EA Ships The Sims Mega Deluxe

The Greatest Compilation of the Top-Selling PC Game of All Time

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -May 25, 2004- Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) today announced the release of The Sims(TM) Mega Deluxe in North America, the ultimate compilation of the top-selling PC franchise of all time. The Sims Mega Deluxe combines the original #1 PC game, The Sims, with three of its popular expansion packs: The Sims Livin’ Large, The Sims House Party, and The Sims Hot Date. Assembling a staggering 600 items for your Sims to use the first time you play, there’s never been a better time to try The Sims.

The Sims, which originally launched in February 2000, is the wildly popular game that allows players to create a neighborhood of simulated people known as Sims and control their lives. For the first time, The Sims Mega Deluxe combines The Sims with three popular expansion packs:

— The Sims Hot Date, which allows players to be matchmakers for their Sims, watching the sparks fly or fizzle. Sims can venture out of the house and into the downtown area, where they’ll gossip over a candlelit dinner, buy gifts for their dates, or just cruise the strip in hopes of getting lucky. Also included are 125 romantically searing items like the Cuddle Couch and Lover’s Swing.

— The Sims Livin’ Large allows players to put their Sims into the most outrageous situations and settings. Its content adds 125 extreme items to the game including a home chemistry lab, heart shaped bed, and crystal ball, as well as a cast of wild characters such as the Grim Reaper, Genie, and Tragic Clown.

— The Sims House Party gives players everything they need to throw the biggest bashes in their neighborhood. Whether their Sims hoedown at a country barn dance, chow down at a tropical luau, or go underground at a rave, they are sure to rock the house. Additionally, there are over 100 outrageous items such as a dance cage and mechanical bull, as well as madcap characters like a cake dancer and personal caterer.

The Sims Mega Deluxe also includes The Sims(TM) Creator, an inventive customization tool for creating Sim characters. Players can recreate any Sim imaginable, right down to the smallest detail, including a variety of new clothes and customized accessories. For the ultimate level of personalization, players can import their face into the program and put it directly on a Sim character.

Rounding off this must-have collection, players can furnish their homes with additional content ranging from decorative Japanese outdoor fountains to exotic African masks. This bonus material also will be available for download from http://www.thesims.com. Access to this content requires players to own The Sims Mega Deluxe Edition, The Sims Double Deluxe Edition, The Sims Deluxe Edition or The Sims plus any one of the following expansion packs, The Sims Vacation, The Sims Unleashed, or The Sims Superstar. Please visit the site for further information.

The Sims Mega Deluxe requires Windows(R) XP or 98, a 300 MHz Intel Pentium II, 128 MB of RAM, a 4 MB video card with DirectX 7.0 compatible driver, and a DirectX 7.0 compatible sound card. The Sims Mega Deluxe is available in stores now for a suggested retail price of US $39.99 or by direct order from the EA Store(SM) at http://www.ea.com or by calling 877-EA GAMES (1-877-324-2637). It carries an ESRB rating of “T” for Teen with descriptors of Comic Mischief, Mature Sexual Themes, and Mild Violence.