With the worldwide release of The Sims 3 only a few months away, Electronic Arts invited members of the media to preview the game. The new version includes vastly improved graphics; revamped game play that focuses on character development and the pursuit of life goals; and the familiar community sharing of user-created game assets that proved so popular in previous iterations. The Sims 3 will be available for the Mac and the iPhone.

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Not familiar with The Sims? It’s a life simulation game where you live life as a “Sim.” You can read Peter Cohen’s article about the introduction of The Sims 3. You can also visit The Sims 3 product page.

As the name implies, there are two previous version of The Sims. We reviewed The Sims 2 back in November 2005. You can also read our review of The Sims when it was first released nearly nine years ago.

The man behind The Sims is Will Wright. He’s also the mastermind behind games such as SimCity and Spore.

This story, "Sneak peek at The Sims 3" was originally published by PCWorld.

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