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Joystiq Weekly: Battlefield delay, Dark Souls 2 DLC review, Dragon Age preview and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. This week hosted a smattering of high-profile release date...

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The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection free through Origin this week

After recently ending official support for the PC version of 2004's The Sims 2, Electronic Arts is now offering all Origin users a copy of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free, through the end of the month. Users can redeem the expansion-bundled freebie by entering the code "I-LOVE-THE-SIMS" ...

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Sims 2 players get expansion-stuffed upgrade as EA ends support

After a decade of expansions and updates, EA is ending support for one of its PC big hits from the 2000s, The Sims 2. The 2004 sequel shipped at least 20 million copies across all platforms, and its 8 expansion packs didn't do too bad themselves. Maxis' life sim definitely can't be accused of livin...

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Madden 11, NBA Jam, Sims 2, other EA games go offline in January

If it's in the game, it's in the game, until the game gets too old and the servers are shut down. EA is taking some games offline starting on January 3rd, when FIFA Manager 11 for PC will cease online connectivity. Most of the unplugging will take place on January 11: that's when FIFA Soccer 11, FI...

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Hunt ghosts in the new Sims 3 Ambitions trailer

There's really only one important thing to take away from the new trailer for The Sims 3 Ambitions expansion. The expansion allows players to extend the lives of their sims, endowing them with many different career options, including inventor, fireman or a detective. None of that is important, thoug...

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The Sims franchise celebrates 10th anniversary today

It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since we discovered how hilarious it was to lock a Sim in a doorless room with nothing but ovens to keep him company, but there it is: The Sims franchise has turned 10 years old today. The press release announcing the series' first decade also reveals that th...

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Study finds 'action' video games can improve vision

So, we've got good and bad news for you. First, the good news: A study conducted by the University of Rochester has found that "the very act of action video game playing enhances contrast sensitivity." Rather, playing lots of Call of Duty might actually help keep your eyes in shape and the contras...

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NPD lists top selling PC games in February

The debut of Dawn of War II and F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin did little to hold back the mighty power of the Lich King. NPD has released a list of February's top 20 selling PC games at US retail and, per usual, the World of Warcraft and The Sims 2 are a significant presence. Just to give an idea of ...

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Fluent in Simlish? Unemployed writer? EA has a job for you

The Sims 2 website has a job posting seeking experienced freelance writers for "a variety of projects." This variety includes, but is not limited to: game manuals, in-game text and marketing copy. They would also prefer writers that live near the Sims HQ in Redwood Shores, California. Applicants m...

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And our latest contest winner is...

Well, our latest giveaway has come to a close and it's about time we chose the winner. The winner of our prize pack is none other than: Adam, who will likely share the gift with his cheesecake Congrats to our winners and better luck next time to all of you. Keep your eyes on DS Fanboy. We'll b...

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