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You do already have this, don't you?
on 3 December 2002
Livin’ It Up, the first of The Sims expansion packs, is important because it adds some significant new features to the game in addition to a number of cool new items. For starters, it gives you five times as many neighborhoods to fill up with assorted sims of your choosing. If you’re like me, you hate to get rid of anything you have already created and spent time on, no matter how ready for change you are. With this expansion pack, you can leave your current sim neighborhood as it is and simply start over from scratch on a blank slate. You also get five new career tracks to choose from; now you can indulge your fantasies of becoming a hacker, paranormal investigator, journalist, musician, or all-around slacker. New experiences also await your sims once they begin livin’ large, including my favorite of them all, alien abduction. The 125 new items included in the expansion pack are also nice, even though virtually all of them can be downloaded from Internet; that, however, would take up precious time in which you could be playing The Sims. Computer gaming is rife with expansion packs that are really not worth the money, but Livin’ It Up is definitely an exception. This is an expansion pack that no serious Sims player can do without.