Has EA made contact with their ‘softer’ side?

During the week there has been several rumours popping up that EA was giving away the entire SIMS 2 collection for free.

What? EA is giving something away for free?

There’s got to be a catch!

As a teenager this would have been incredible news for me, as I had a major thing for The Sims 2 – there was something fun about living vicariously through the characters you  created in a house you decided was awesome enough – and if you had the cheats enabled, bags and bags of simoleons. To name but a few perks!

Well, that was only part of the fun.

There was also another type of fun to be had…

 

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I want to play a little game called “Remove the Pool Steps”….

Regardless of your motivation for ever playing any of the SIMS games – it came down to having a fun experience. Up until this day there are hundreds-of-thousands of SIMS fans, and EA decided to reward said fans by making the full SIMS 2 collection available for download – absolutely free.

No “Call now, and get it for only $9.99″ or anything like that. At first it was available as a free upgrade to anyone who had SIMS 2 stuff but not the complete collection, but EA decided to remove that option and simply make it available as a full playable collection for everyone.

Now many people, just like myself, would think it’s way too good to be true.  So I investigated further and am very pleased to report back that it works.

Are there any prerequisites such as having to have bought dozens of SIMS games beforehand?

No – nothing at all. The only thing you need to access this game right now is an Origins account – and having Origins installed.  Once you have this installed and running, login to your account and click on the Origin area at the top of the Origins toolbar and select “Redeem Product Code”.

Your product code is: I-LOVE-THE-SIMS

That’s it – and you’re good to go.

Be prepared for a rather sizeable download however – as it contains not only the original game but ALL the expansion packs and stuff packs for you to enjoy.

Why is EA being so generous? Well, despite the fact that SIMS 2 is quite old by now thus making it’s marketable lifespan  close to over thanks to the SIMS 4 on the horizon, perhaps EA felt it’s time to give back to their loyal fans. Who knows?

But it is legit and that’s what matters -even if it is old, it’s still a great collection to be had by the SIMS lover (if they don’t have every single game yet) or simply someone curious enough to try it because it’s free.

Be aware though that this only lasts until the 31st of July, so hurry up!

Not sure if Legit? Just click here!

Want to install Origins? Click here!

Mika

 

Let’s Playing 101: Video Editing Software

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There’s a jungle of video editing software out there. Some are pricey and some are free. Well, who are we kidding. Most of them will create a hole in your wallet. But you don’t necessarily need those.  Continue reading

 

Let’s Playing 101: Microphones

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The microphone is an extremely important tool when it comes to let’s playing. If the sound quality is rubbish, you will notice people will not even bother to watch past the first few minutes. For let’s players such as Cryaotic and MangaMinx, a good microphone is a necessity. Their voices are an integral part of their persona, and without it, their channels wouldn’t be as fun to watch. Ashen is another example. He just has a recognizable voice, coupled with that smexy brown sofa of his. You need a good microphone. And I’m here to help you choose one.  Continue reading

 

Exploring the Psychology of “Let’s Play” : The Rise of the Let’s Player – “The Community”

Hello everyone!

Well, this is a first post for me here so I’d like to thank Erika first for agreeing to let me scribble stuff on the site. Secondly, I’d like to welcome all the Let’s Players both old and new to this website. Continue reading

 

Let’s Playing 101: Recording Software and Hardware

Let’s Playing 101: Recording Software and Hardware

You need something to record with. Now, this is a tricky one. Like with the games, everyone got a hundred different opinions. My best advice is to submit the recording software for trial and error. Now, most of the good software costs cash. I’m not recommending you spend your hard-earned cash on something you might only use once. So. Piratebay. Kickass Torrent. You know, use your imagination. Continue reading

 

Let’s Playing 101: Games

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First and foremost you’ll need a game to play (no kidding). Selecting a first game to let’s play is really something you need to decide yourself. Games which you’ve played before is good – it means you can probably come up with witty commentary or some interesting facts. Games you played when you were younger is probably also a good idea. Only for the nostalgia kick. Continue reading