BEDMINSTER, NJ and REDWOOD SHORES — Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers can jump into the universe of the Sims with The Sims 2TM Connected Edition and The Sims 2TM from EA, the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Available now on select Get It Now-enabled phones, The Sims 2 Connected Edition and The Sims 2 let players enjoy the wildly popular Sims franchise on-the-go. With an intuitive 'one thumb' gameplay design and the immersive Sims world, players both old and new can enjoy the virtual-life game on their Verizon Wireless phones.
In the world of Sims, players can create people's lives and the world around them, managing the life, motives, and moods of their Sims. From determining their Sims' appearance, to choosing a zodiac sign and selecting their Sims' life aspirations, players keep their Sim happy as they furnish their homes, take jobs to keep the cash rolling in, and interact with their quirky, memorable neighbors to gain status.
The Sims 2 offers classic Sims gameplay that allows players to satisfy their Sims' daily wants, needs and demands by growing their Sims' career skills, buying their Sims special home furnishings and developing relationships with other Sims.
Verizon Wireless Sims fans can now download and play The Sims 2 Connected Edition for $4.99 monthly access or $9.99 for unlimited use purchase; or The Sims 2 for $3.99 monthly access or $7.99 unlimited use purchase from the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
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About Electronic ArtsElectronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
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About Get It NowGet It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.
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