Tag Archives: the sims

Do the Wrong Thing

I’ve been thinking a bit about morality in video games, partially due to seeing another mention of how the Grand Theft Auto games, and I think some others of the sort as well, let you brutally murder prostitutes and perform … Continue reading

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No Guests Like Gnomes for the Holidays

I’m sure I don’t need to tell anyone else who’s played the Sims games that they’re incredibly addictive and time-consuming. I’ll generally set goals for when I’ll take a break or at least switch households, but then I often find … Continue reading

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It Don’t Feel Much Like a Home Without a Dog (or Cat)

The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs – I’ve gotten the expansion pack that lets you have pets in all four Sims games. While I don’t necessarily get pets for every active household, I do for many, as it just seems … Continue reading

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Achieving Simmortality

I usually try to keep my Sims living as long as possible. I mean, I made the effort in creating them, after all. The Sims games all include ways to cheat death, although they’re not all equally effective. In the … Continue reading

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They’ll Never Stop the Sims

I recently had a desire to play some Sims, but The Sims 3 was having problems. It took hours to load, and when it did it tended to crash after I only played it for a little while. I tried … Continue reading

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Sim Brother Is Watching You

When I’m on the computer, I spend a lot of my time either writing posts or playing The Sims 3, so I thought maybe I could combine the two. One thing I noticed is that kids have an automatic curfew … Continue reading

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Set Your Watch for Sim Time

I’ve been playing a bit of Sims 3 as of late, experimenting with the University Life expansion pack. Yeah, I know Sims 4 is out now, but it doesn’t look to be much of an improvement, and is apparently a … Continue reading

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Game Time

I’ve recently been looking at TV Tropes, which everyone says is an addicting website, and they’re right. One entry that particularly caught my eye is the one on Video Game Time, explaining how distorted the conception of time can be … Continue reading

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Simerican Gothic

I find it interesting that the Sims creators have some notion of ongoing storylines for the pre-made characters, particularly the Goth family. In the original Sims, Mortimer Goth, his wife Bella, and their daughter Cassandra automatically share the neighborhood with … Continue reading

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The Wages of Sim Is Death

As I suppose you know if you follow my LiveJournal, I purchased The Sims 3 this weekend, along with the Pets and Late Night expansion packs. As someone who logged a lot of hours playing the first two Sims games, … Continue reading

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