'The Sims 3' Steps Out Early At Apple Stores : All Tech Considered The much-anticipated video game "The Sims 3" will make its debut a few days early: but only in Apple retail stores.
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'The Sims 3' Steps Out Early At Apple Stores

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The second sequel to the best-selling PC games of all time is debuting several days before its Tuesday release. But only on Macs.

Apple retail stores are previewing "The Sims 3" on in-store Macs over the weekend. Unless you're got an in with Electronic Arts, it's the most likely place to get a glimpse of the much-anticipated new game before June 2 (assuming, of course, that you aren't a software pirate).

"Sims 3" adds more online social networking, improved graphics and, as usual, more ways to customize characters and their living spaces. It'll be available for Windows PCs and Macs in addition to an iPhone version.