During this morning’s Macworld Expo keynote address, Aspyr Media President Michael Rogers announced The Sims: Hot Date and Star Wars: Galactica Battlegrounds, both for Mac OS 8/9 and Mac OS X. The Sims: Hot Date is the third expansion pack for Will Wright’s groundbreaking game that focuses on the dating lifestyle for your Sims. The expansion pack allows players to create a downtown area for their Sims to visit and explore, complete with shops, restaurants, parks and a beach, and meet and date other Sims. Star Wars: Galactica Battlegrounds is a real-time strategy game adapted from Ensemble’s Age of Empires series. The game features six key Star Wars civilizations—Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, Wookiees, Gungans, Royal Naboo and Trade Federation—more than 300 units and structures, combat arenas ranging from interstellar asteroids to submerged cities, and a scenario editor for creating custom single- and multi-player scenarios. Both games are expected to ship in the first half of 2002.