Today Maxis has started their holiday giveaway today. From today and throughout the holidays 12 downloads from the Holiday Party Pack will be published on the official site
. Besides that other fun stuff will be released during the giveaway. By the looks of the calendar in the intro on the frontpage of the site, Maxis will give three items every week. The first this week is a "Classic Wreath
", a decorational object for any family.
MaxoidKane has also sent a holiday buying guide, found in the Read More part of this newspost or on the buying guide page
. In that guide, MaxoidKane also says the Holiday Edition of the Sims 2 won't be available in Europe and other territories, but the default game will be bundled with the Christmas Party Pack instead.
Holiday Buying Guide
The Sims 2 Holiday Edition
"In North America, The Sims 2 Holiday Edition is a limited release version of The Sims 2 including 40 all-new Holiday items. This is the full base game version of The Sims 2 plus the new holiday items. If you own the game already, you don't need to buy this version. However, If you'd like to buy the game for friends or family this holiday, this is the version to get. The Holiday Edition will be available in North American retail stores on November 17th. More information about the holiday items can be found here: http://thesims2.ea.com/about/holiday_index.php.
"In Europe and most other territories, the special holiday items will be available in retail stores bundled with a copy of The Sims 2 or as a stand alone pack. Check with your local retailer for details."
The Sims 2 Holiday Party Pack or The Sims 2 Christmas Party Pack
"Simmers who already own The Sims 2 can still get the 40 new holiday objects and décor items for their game by purchasing The Sims 2 Holiday Party Pack. The pack contains just the special holiday items. As with all our expansion packs, the content of the Holiday or Christmas party pack should not be reposted to The Exchange or Fansites. Reposting is considered piracy.
"In North America, The Sims 2 Holiday Party Pack can be purchased in two ways.
"In Europe, The Sims 2 Christmas Holiday Pack is available for purchase on CD through retail stores. It should be in stores by November 18th.
- You can order a version on CD at the EA store here: http://eastore.ea.com/index.jsp?sSku=15194
- You can purchase all the content as a download directly to your hard-drive from EA on November 17th. A link will be posted on the site here: http://thesims2.ea.com/about/holidaypp_index.php
"For all other territories, please check your local Sims 2 site for local details."
The Sims 2 Holiday Giveaway
"Beginning November 15th, The Great Sims 2 Holiday Giveaway begins at http://thesims2.ea.com"
"We'll be giving out 12 downloads from The Party Pack plus other fun holiday surprises - all for free! Make sure to check the site November 15th and throughout the holidays."
"To check out the holiday objects and décor in action look at the videos:"
Written at 16:37 on Tuesday, 15 November 2005 by ChEeTaH