That’s right – The Sims 2 is almost here!

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past decade. The Sims 2 is the sequel to the best selling computer game of all time! This version will feature fully developed 3D graphics, and a family tree. No longer is your sim one age forever… now they go through several distinct ages, toddler, child, teen, adult, elderly – and they DIE! But fear not – your genes will be carried on by your offspring. Children now share traits and features of their parents and understand and maintain complex family relationships. (No more brother/sister marriages) It should be a blast.

Here is what Maxis (the publisher) says about it…

“In the The Sims 2, you direct your Sims over a lifetime and mix their genes from one generation to the next. You set your Sims’ goals in life; fame, fortune, family, romance or knowledge. Give them a long, successful existence or leave their lives in shambles. Take them to extremes, from getting busted to seeing a ghost, from marrying an alien to writing a great novel. Unleash your creativity with the all-new Create-A-Sim, new building options, and the new in-game movie camera. Get ready to mix their genes, fulfill their dreams, and push them to extremes. What do you want to do with your Sims’ lives? “

Sure, it’s a total waste of time – but isn’t that what playing is all about? I am sure that there will be more than one sleepless night spent trying to make my Sims happy.