GAM­ING CHANCE TO BE SIMS SELF

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is com­ing to con­soles on Novem­ber 17! While it’s not the first time this life sim­u­la­tion video game has ever been on con­soles, it’s not nor­mally the done thing. But with to­day’s great con­sole power, EA Games are able to bring it over in par­ity to the orig­i­nal PC ver­sion.

It’s re­ported that the re­lease in­cludes a num­ber of ex­pan­sion packs. That’s a plus, be­cause if you wanted to own the game and every scrap of ex­tra con­tent, it would cost you $ 1 mil­lion. Okay not that much, but this is EA we’re talk­ing about.

I’d ex­pect to pay roughly $ 50 for the base game, but each DLC could go for any­where between $ 10 and $ 20 each, and there are over a dozen ex­pan­sions.

The stand- alone game is great, but get­ting more is a bonus.

I’ve al­ways had a love/ hate re­la­tion­ship with The Sims over the years. It’s a re­ally fun game, but I should be do­ing my own ac­tual chores in­stead of the ones in my game char­ac­ters’ squat apart­ment. And it’s hard to get to know peo­ple at the Av­enues Tav­ern while talk­ing in the in­co­her­ent ram­bling of Sim- speech.

Ac­tu­ally it’s a very sim­i­lar di­alect there. Nor have I ever picked up the Wed­nes­day pa­per and found “as­tro­naut” in the ca­reer list­ings — shame on you Wed­nes­day! Therein lies the fun of Sims. You can be a slightly more suc­cess­ful ver­sion of your­self, just be care­ful not to set your sink on fire.

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