Why the Sims? – responses

  This is a part of my study into the SIMS as a paratext. In particular, this material serves to discover the Sims as personality-filled escapism. I took to Tumblr and Reddit to discover why the community members decided to play Sims in the first place and would they consider it as a portrayal of themselves/ …

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The Sims – A personality-filled escapism

I logged onto the Sims on a Thursday after a full day at uni. Next thing I know, 3 hours had passed; my Sim Maya had advanced to the next stage of her career; she attended a party, met a guy and went on a few dates. I would have continued playing hadn’t it been …

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MORE MONEY MORE STUFF – The Sims as Representation of Capitalism

This is Part 1 of my blog series on The Sims - game analysis. See the overview of my project here, and project update here. socio-png The Sims, suggested even through its name, is a life simulation game. It is designed for players to replicate the contemporary world in their own creative way. But what …

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