The announcement of a laptop friendly product is because alot of people use their laptops as their primary computers now and this new game is efficient to use while doing other actvities on you laptop aswell.
The Sims allows players to control virtual people called Sims as they sleep, eat, cook, socialize, buy things and work.
The Sims is EA's biggest money maker and has sold more than 70 million games worldwide since 2000. It also has a broader audience than most games. It mostly has female player over the regular majourity of males that play games.
The release date of this new title is Fubruary 2007 and will retail for $39.99 USD. EA has also announced two other titles in the series to follow this title. The Sims Pet Stories and The Sims Castaway Stories are scheduled to be released in Summer and Winter..
The Sims Life Stories has a comic-romantic plot and offers a new story mode, which runs through 12 chapters of a set story line, while also supporting the franchise's traditional open style of play.
These games are designed to run on laptops and do not require an upgrade in graphics cards, as the regular version some time do. The games can also be played simulatatiously while using other programs.
The game will be rated "T" for Teens.
The Sims Life Stories System Requirements:
OS: Windows XP
CPU: 1.4 GHz (1.8 GHz laptop) or faster
RAM: 256 MB (512 MB for laptop) or more
Disc Drive: 8x or faster DVD-ROM drive
Hard Drive: 2.7 GB or more free space
Video: DirectX 9.0c compatible (see below) Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Some more details regarding the title can be found at http://thesims2.ea.com/about/sims_stories/index.php