05 June 2009 ~ 3 Comments

The Sims 3 has Gay Marriage! Why I Care

And no one in the gameplay does. Lyle Masaki at AfterElton tested the new version of The Sims to see if gays and lesbians could get married. He reports: “…after a week of game time, I was able to get a male couple to plan a wedding party and tie the knot.” We all know […]

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05 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

New Media – SOS_Slaves – Game for Sands of Silence

This week I had the opportunity to give what little insight I had on a gaming project for the documentary Sands of Silence, produced by activist film-maker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle. It is a first-person role-playing game where the gamer assumes the character of a girl from either Africa, Nepal or Mexico and is taken through the […]

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13 January 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Now we are simulating immigrant lives…

Ever since Will Wright’s The Sims, an explosion of the simulation genre has ensued in the gaming world. Games like Civilization have become Classics, whereas The Sims and Sim City with its plethora of expansion packs have multiplied across various gaming platforms and inspired new games based on the same genre (i.e. Black and White). […]

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