BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 29, 2014
The Sims is one of my absolute favorite games, and with the approaching release of The Sims 4 (September 2nd for PC), I’ve been playing and talking about it almost obsessively. In my opinion, The Sims is a perfect world. I play Sims when I’m stressed out in real life and need to decompress and be in total control. I think my two favorite things about the game are the ability to experiment and the lack of judgement that exists within the game, as well as within the Sims community.
The vast majority of “simmers” have a tendency to create and play as themselves. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 01, 2013
Was your SimCity a work of art? Today the Museum of Modern Art is unveiling its new video game collection, highlighting the often undervalued aesthetic merit of game designers and programmers’ work. Fourteen games will be incorporated into the museums Applied Design installation, including classics such as Pac-Man, The Sims, and Tetris. The games will be mounted onto screens, and more than half will be playable by specially made controllers. More complicated, long-running games such as EVE Online will be accompanied by tutorials and demos for curious museumgoers. Read More