This will make it a lot easier to boycott, for one thing. :) For another thing, I WILL HAVE LOTS OF TIME TO EDIT MY NOVEL. I'm excited.
ETA: OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD. SIMS 3 IS COMING OUT NEXT YEAR AND IT SOUNDS COMPLETELY AMAZING.
EA, I adore you. I swear, every game they add things to make it closer and closer to the game I invented in my head when I was playing SimCity way back in the day, the game I've always wanted to play. This one was described by one article as "GTA: Pleasantville".
JUST COMBINE MY TWO FAVORITE GAMES, WHY DON'T YOU. OH MY GOD. SEAMLESS NEIGHBORHOODS. YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HOUSE AND WALK ALL OVER THE FRIGGEN' NEIGHBORHOOD. YOU CAN FOLLOW YOUR SIMS TO WORK AND TO SCHOOL IF YOU WANT.
The developers say they "want to draw and simulate every human emotion, and every human motion. If you can think to do it, it has to be in the game." YES YES YES YES YES.
Best quote of the article: "You don't say 'I'm 75% ready to pee.' You just say 'I really need to pee'."