During EA's press conference in Leipzig earlier this morning, it was announced that the game destined to sell a gagillion copies - The Sims 3 - has a firm release date. And that date's February 20, 2009. That's a global, simultaneous release as well, mind you, just in case you're in Europe and were going to bug us about that in the comments section. GC08: Live blogging the EA press conference [VG247]
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@Metal_Slug_Solid: I just messed around with the Sims 2 for the first time recently, and you're not kidding about the loading times. For a minute, I thought I'd accidentally installed the Sims 2 to a tape drive from 1983.