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(Slashdot)   EA pitches "The Sims" as a reality show. Don't miss the episode where someone's bladder meter empties and everybody makes horn sounds   (games.slashdot.org) divider line 90
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2005-01-19 11:38:10 AM
I wonder how they'll keep those diamonds suspended above their heads.
 
2005-01-19 11:42:33 AM
Whenever I got bored with a sim, I'd block them in and wait until they died, then ghosties would show up.


What a reality show that'll be!!
 
2005-01-19 11:44:18 AM
I don't know what it is about that headline, but it's the funniest one I've read in days. Nice work, submitter
 
2005-01-19 11:44:28 AM
That game was fun for about 15 minutes.
 
2005-01-19 11:45:05 AM
Do they really need to pitch anything? The way they're headed, why don't they just buy the network they'd like to have it air on.

Then they could have other reality shows like "Let's Watch Sega Employees at the Unemployment Line" and such.
 
2005-01-19 11:45:17 AM
I usually did the VG cats thing. Remove the doors, put fireplaces and wooden chairs everywhere, and have little timmy start making flames. Mm.. toast...
/pyro
I wonder how many minutes of the show will air before they realize absolutely noone's watching, and all the 'kill the sims' ideas start looking more favorable just to boost the ratings
 
2005-01-19 11:45:27 AM
I made my Sims rich...they'd party all day and sleep in their own filth. That was a game, right?
 
2005-01-19 11:45:36 AM
Submitter

Sure he is - tis but a front
 
2005-01-19 11:46:18 AM
Real life is better.
 
2005-01-19 11:46:25 AM
My sims were always addicted to the "bubble blower". They inevitably stopped going to work or eating just to save more time for bubble blowing. Then they'd die like sad bubble addicts in a well decorated suburban home.
 
2005-01-19 11:46:27 AM
could be a laugh...
put them in a bathtub... then move the bath....
My young son did this... after breastfeeding it was his second experience of b00bies....
 
2005-01-19 11:46:47 AM
Wait, let me get this straight...

You want the sims to be a reality show?

/confused
 
2005-01-19 11:49:02 AM
If it's anything like me playing the sims, then this will be the most depraved and disgusting show on television. EA should be ashamed of themselves for putting such senseless torture and violence on the air.
 
2005-01-19 11:49:06 AM
Didn't Rooster Teeth already do this?
 
2005-01-19 11:49:21 AM
Waiting for a reality show based on Leisure Suit Larry ...
 
2005-01-19 11:49:55 AM
I'm guessing it'll be subtitled? Because I'm pretty sure no one on earth can understand that language they speak.
 
2005-01-19 11:50:16 AM
If you read the article, you'll see it's meant to be some sort of viewership co-op game of The Sims, with voting to decide on what the sims should do.

...though that makes even less sense, to me.

-hC
 
2005-01-19 11:51:10 AM
Shimp

Yes my guy loved the bubble blower as well... or maybe that was just me being amused by the weird sounds that they would make after taking a hit...
 
2005-01-19 11:51:28 AM
zpb52:

That game was fun for about 15 minutes.

Preach it, brother. I bought the game because so many of my friends were going on and on about how addictive it was. Now I think I need new friends.
 
2005-01-19 11:52:34 AM
I must have laughed at the headline for 10 minutes picturing the game / reality combo in my head. gg submitter!
 
2005-01-19 11:53:54 AM
The Sims: WORST... GAME... EVER!!
 
2005-01-19 11:55:48 AM
They should do a different type of Sims... like Sims:Ninja Assassin Pirate Robot Dragonz And Dinosaurz in Space! .. or something, as long as you have to go through other sims, and collect their floaty diamonds for your treasure!
 
2005-01-19 11:55:48 AM
Hmmm, a Sims Reality show.... Take real people, put them in the same house, make them go to work, and control by internet voting when they're allowed to eat, sleep, or go to the bathroom! Sleep Deprivation, Starvation, and human filth all combined into one show!!!

Oh, wait. Too much like Married With Children.
 
2005-01-19 11:57:35 AM
You know, before I heard about this, I didn't know it was possible for an idea to simultaneously sound so totally ridiculous and so mind-numbingly boring.

- HC
 
2005-01-19 11:58:29 AM
Popping in to take credit for the submission. The problem with EA's thinking is, they want gamers to 'play the show'. Why not just play The Sims? There you have total control over the characters instead of competing with millions of people that might not want the participants to do the same things you do.

And again, you can't wall these Sims up.
 
2005-01-19 11:59:24 AM
I'm sure that if I ever got my hands on a Sims game, there would be a special room reserved in Hell all for me.

http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=122
 
2005-01-19 11:59:26 AM
 
2005-01-19 11:59:49 AM
 
2005-01-19 12:00:43 PM
i always jump on my gf's sims2 and try to get the wife/gf to sleep with the maid. i get it to happen in less than 30 minutes now.

hey, you get free house cleaning that way...
 
2005-01-19 12:02:04 PM
I've yet to play one of the 82 Sims games or however many of them are out there and I'm a rabid gamer.

What the hell is the magic about this series? I'd rather play a spelling game for 2-year olds than get my stickman to take a whizz.

Krizalid, word.

/heheh. stickman. band humor.
 
2005-01-19 12:02:53 PM
Funny Headline
 
2005-01-19 12:03:29 PM
So let me get this straight...

First, the Sims allowed me to put off doing chores around my real house by doing chores around a virtual house...

Now, though the magic of television, I can simply watch other people do chores around a virtual house?

Brilliant!
 
2005-01-19 12:04:45 PM
Best headline this week. Props, submitter.
 
2005-01-19 12:06:57 PM
Ironic?
 
2005-01-19 12:07:07 PM
... My Sims were WooHooing all over the place. They'd WooHoo with each other exclusively, then go out in public and WooHoo in the dressing room. Then HE got the itch to go WooHoo with three girls at once. And then she beat the crap out of him.

He cried. He went to have coffee. He hit on the maid.

She went and WooHood with three different people.

Days in the making, and it was a sweet, sweet end to my Sim days. After that, I just couldn't stand watching them watch me watching them...
 
2005-01-19 12:08:21 PM
TheRealShadowspawn

You're lucky. My girlfriend killed my character on purpose. It was terrible. He dropped dead in the shopping mall. What a way to go.

Free house cleaning eh? I shall have to do further research on that one...
 
2005-01-19 12:10:00 PM
Chyort

HAHA!

I mean, how awful!

/snicker
 
2005-01-19 12:11:04 PM
This is slightly OT, but has anyone else been contacted by CanWest about this Fark reality show idea? I thought it was somebody busting my chops at first, but they seem to be serious about it.
 
2005-01-19 12:14:30 PM
SweetlyKali

It's funny now, but I was traumatized at the time. He just got a promotion and was doing some clothes shopping... I guess it's true that guys would rather die than go shopping.

Oh man, I am so going to kill her character when I get home tonight.
 
2005-01-19 12:16:38 PM
SocrapticMethod

Next on Fark Reality:

An innocent headline with a cliche is skewered, while invoking Bush, racism, specieism and Godwin all by itself. The TrueFarkers laugh and make it teh funnay, while Mike_71 offers his explanation as to why the world is farked and how it's all YOUR fault. Yes, you. The viewer. chains pops his head in long enough to call submitter, a Farker, the viewer and/or Bush a slut.

Everyone goes back to work, except those who aren't, as they hit F5 over and over and over and over...

/is certain longer running Farkers can do better than that..... ;)
//would rather watch Sims
///or Playboy
 
2005-01-19 12:17:16 PM
another slashdot (/.) link holly molley

//obligatory
 
2005-01-19 12:17:52 PM
Chyort

Oh man, I am so going to kill her character when I get home tonight.

Yeah? I guess it's "No lovin' for you tonight!!!"

:)
 
2005-01-19 12:18:52 PM
I hosted an online reality show once. One challenge I had was that the contestants make their own Sims characters- attributes and stuff- and then I'd stick them in a house and leave them alone. Last one left in the house wins.

Well, what wound up happening was that one of them got pissed enough to storm out after a couple fights. After that there was nothing for a while, and then the rest of the house went Hale-Bopp on me. They all dropped simultaneously. I had to do some detective work to figure out who the last one was.
 
2005-01-19 12:18:54 PM
Does anybody have a link or heard of this page about mistreating SIMS characters by walling them into a tiny, doorless room with only a picture of a crying clown as company ? I think this represents a pinnacle in the art of cruelty, even if the object is not an actual living thing.
 
2005-01-19 12:19:59 PM
Have you reached the level where you gain total enlightenment, its actually very similar to actual enlightenment, but without the loss of your bowels.
 
2005-01-19 12:22:33 PM
palisade_hacker

pphbttt. What do you take me for? I'll tell her AFTERWARDS. ;)

MUAHHAHAHA!
 
2005-01-19 12:23:13 PM
Chyort

Tease her mercilessly. Poke her and call her names. When she plays the piano, make fun of her and make her cry. When th emaid come sin, flirt with her shamelessly and give her a massive tip.

That's always fun.

My fiance had three women -- a live in girlfriend, the maid, and a girl out on the town. When the maid came in to clean, he'd send the live-in to go swim in the pool or something.
 
2005-01-19 12:23:45 PM
Chyort,

Hopefully when her leg cannot reach your crotch. :)

Otherwise, it's HAMMER TIME!

/ouch
 
2005-01-19 12:25:31 PM
The only Sims game worth playing.
 
2005-01-19 12:26:16 PM
The Sims 2 is great. I swear hours pass like seconds when I'm, playing that game.
 
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