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The Sims (2) [Sep. 26th, 2004|04:54 pm]
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While genedefect and I were out picking up DDR Extreme (USA release) at EB Games, genedefect spotted "The Sims 2" and mentioned he'd been thinking about getting it. I shared my own interest, and we ended up with him picking up DDR Extreme and a dance pad and me grabbing The Sims 2.

After a painful experience trying to install it last night (genedefect had installed one of the betas for Windows XP Service Pack 2, and apparently this can interfere with the installation of DirectX 9.0c, which "The Sims 2" requires to run), we finally got it up and running. I kept playing Fable (while distractedly checking out genedefect's laptop to watch), while genedefect played with designing his sim until he was happy, then dropped him into the world.

I was laughing hysterically for most of the night.

Gosh, it's hard to even pick out the funniest parts.

Was it when genedefect's sim decided that enough was enough, he was going to have some fun, and just sat down in front of his computer to play video games? Repeatedly? Despite genedefect trying to get him to do other things?

Was it the time that the sim was promoted to a job which would require him to go to work a couple of hours after he had just arrived home?

Was it when, during that couple of hours of free time, genedefect tried to have him fix the trash compactor, just to get shocked to within an inch of his life?

Was it when, the sim cursing all the way, genedefect managed to bundle him into his carpool, just to have him collapse on the sidewalk from exhaustion on the way back in after work?

Was it when, the very next night, genedefect had him try to fix the trash compactor again, just to shock himself again, then set the kitchen on fire? And after that was cleaned up, he went to work, just to come back, make dinner, take a shower, and collapse RIGHT NEXT TO the bed?

...I feel like such a sadist, but that game is hysterical to watch.

...and the sim STILL occasionally pulls out a ball (Prof. von Ball) and talks to it.

And none of it was deliberate.

[User Picture]From: cyfis
2004-09-26 08:11 pm (UTC)
Your sim sounds like a refugee from the Japanese corporate middle management.
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