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IGN came to EA and got a close-up look at Livin' Large and other upcoming EA games. Take a peek into the future of gaming with this great article!

Go to, or click read more below to read the story and see the screenshots!

Today at 4pm PST, come to our chat area for a talk with the developers of Livin' Large! It's done, they've recovered from Post Ship Stress Syndrome, and they're ready to tell you all the inside scoop on this great expansion pack for The Sims!

Go to Chat talked with Chris Baena, Associate Producer of The Sims Livin' Large. Get the full story here!

Go to, or click read more below to read the interview and see the screenshots on our website.

We have opened a new fansite page dedicated to BA+ fansites. Check it out here!

Go to Fansite Exchanges

In this week's Livin' Large spotlight, mild-mannered Henry acquires a Voodoo Doll -- and his life is never the same.

Go to Comics

We have our winners for the Easy Street contest. Go check them out -- there were some great entries!

Go to Contest Winners

It is not just for block heads any longer! Now you can take your BA and BA+ buildings and edit them as bitmaps. "This is really going to raise the bar on Building Architect creations", says Maxis Joseph. "It is always very exciting when we can release something cool that the fans specifically asked for." The kit is available now on the Maxis Downloads page found here.

Go to Building Architect Plus Downloads

The Sims Livin' Large has gone "gold" and is in manufacturing. It'll be in stores by Labor Day weekend -- right on schedule! If you pre-order your copy of The Sims Livin' Large directly from us, you'll get a FREE Extreme Characters Pack CD. For more details on this deal, hop on over to the EA|Store!

Go to EA|Store

With the Exchange under such heavy usage during the upgrade, we must once again delay the judging of the Easy Street contest. Stay tuned -- we'll have those winners for you very soon!

The Sims Art Studio is the latest Maxis tool for creating stuff for The Sims. You can create new wall paintings out of your favorite bitmaps and jpegs, then have your Sims actually buy them and hang them on their walls!

Download The Sims Art Studio (3.68 Mb)


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