Sims 2 Losing Support 22, July, Owners Receive Free Upgrade

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    The Sims 2, released ~10 years ago, is finally having it's technical support cut on July 22nd, 2014. EA, however, announced that any Sims 2 copy registered on Origin will receive a totally free upgrade to the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, a version of the Sims 2 that has every expansion available for the system. Quite a nice gesture from EA.



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  2. Gahars

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    Considering what they've done to the most recent Sims games, I'm genuinely surprised they're not selling connectivity as ludicrously priced DLC.

    Wow, that's pessimistic, even for me. I must be developing a cyni-cyst
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i do own the retail phisical copies, will i "win" something?
     
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    You can register your copy on Origin and it'll be playable from there. I would assume it still applies.

    *Well apparently you have to contact customer support for a code. I wonder if my Store Version counts...
     
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    Uhhh~ a complete collection edition, i like that.
    Still Sims 1 is better than Sims 2 but again both of them are better than Sims 3 and who knows how Sims 4 will be....
     
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    Yeah, but you have to consider that it took the Sims 1 much less time to get a Complete Edition than The Sims 2. I was expecting this years ago (and then I lost hope that it would happen at all). But I'm not gonna complain, this promo is pretty awesome, and I'm glad to see TS2CC see the light of day.
     
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  7. emmanu888

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    I wonder if EA will be letting people purchase Ultimate Collection. Complete Collection is how i got all the complete Sims 1 experience. And i wouldn't mind buying Ultimate Collection to have the complete Sims 2 experience.
     
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    i confirm it. i just live chatted with an origin representative and he gived me a code.
     
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    So If I have my product code+it was registered on thesims2.ea.com(Now defunct), but My disc is broken, am I screwed? XD Waiting on EA live chat to find out.
    Edit: Got my double deluxe put on origin! Plus a 15% origin discount code, now to wait for the Ultimate Edition.
     
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    lol if you call it tech support. anyone who has tried getting support from ea from this game knows what i'm talking about. they just use a copy and paste response every fucking time giving you no help whatsoever. you get better help from the community! so yeah nothing changed than :creep:
     
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    That's a nice gesture. I remember looking through gaming stores and thinking that the sims needed their own aisle with all the expansions they have. With 8 expansion packs and 10 'stuff' packs (?), it sure has a lot of those. Ironically, this would only be a negative for me - if this was my sort of game - as it would imply that the base game was stripped of enough content.

    But still...very nice indeed if you're into simming it up. :)
     
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    that's nothing the sims 3 had fucking 11 exp packs and god knows how many stuff packs. not to mention all the mini dlc on the sims store :P
     
  14. Pleng

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    Games come with technical support these days???
     
  15. Veho

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    Haven't they always?
     
  16. Pleng

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    I don't know.. maybe? What do you need technical support for when it comes to a game?
     
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    Wow, so for them to have need to maintain technical support for all these years means that people were probably using it... ten years. holy cow.
     
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    Bugs, glitches, compatibility issues, unsupported hardware, install problems (exacerbated by the DRM clusterfuck), and with Sims in particular, the fact that some expansions are incompatible with each other and refuse to run at the same time (and crash the entire game).

    The community is still going strong. Some people simply prefer it to Sims 3, and there's tons of user-created content and mods.
    It's not that weird for games to have support for that long, if the community is large enough. The original Starcraft got the final official patch 11 years after it was released. (Or you could say it was released 11 years before it was finished; talk about early access :tpi: )
     
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    No, you are correct... Thats just odd to me. I guess because I never really thought of the sims community as a serious gaming group. Starcraft, yeah i can see that, but huh. Never really thought about the sims. Thats pretty cool.
     
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    really you've never seen the REAL content you can put into the game that makes it actually worth playing? :creep: