News Archive - 2003

"The Sims Bustin' Out is three times as big as the first version of The Sims on console!"

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"Everything from the size of your Sim's feet to hair accessories will be customizable."

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On September 8th, 2003 we will be removing chat from the “The Sims” site. Unfortunately, the chat client we were using is no longer supported by the manufacturer. On the bright side many fabulous fan sites offer round the clock chat.

Hello everyone:Let me start off by saying that I was thrilled by all of your responses to my first email. It was great to hear from all of you on an individual basis and realize that you are all as excited about The Sims 2 as we are here at Maxis.

As I promised, I want to share with you as much information about the game as possible leading up to launch. It is also important to me that we provide you, our community leaders, with exclusive information whenever possible. So in that spirit, have I got something for you!

Maxis wants Bay Area fans of The Sims for a top-secret project. We'll divulge what we can, but if we told you any more we'd have to kill you.

For Your Eyes Only

Be the first to see these new Makin' Magic characters and objects! Marvel at the flamingo who becomes a sexy hostess! Experience new kids-only magical items! See if you can spot the invisible friend!


It’s 3 AM. You’re leaving work. It’s dark. Two figures emerge from the shadows. They approach. What do you do?

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Tomorrow, we are announcing that The Sims™ Double Deluxe will be available this September. This ultimate compilation will include The Sims™, The Sims™ Livin. Large, and The Sims™ House Party all in one value-packed product. Bonus content will also be a part of this must-have collection including dozens of new walls, floors, and objects in African and Asian design themes. For all current Sims players, this bonus material will be available to download right here! Each week we will feature a download, so stay tuned for further information.

First let me thank you again for being such strong contributors to the Sims' community. As we did 4 years ago when we launched the original Sims, it is our intent here at Maxis to provide to the community with as much information as possible about The Sims 2 leading up to its launch. I am going to communicate directly with you between now and when the game ships and I welcome your honest feedback. Do not be afraid to email me.

Gamespot gets up close and personal with The Sims 2 Creative Director, Charles London.

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