The Sims


The Untold Story of 'The Sims,' Your First Favourite Jazz Record

The songs that soundtracked the game's Build Mode introduced millions of unknowing kids to new age jazz. The musicians behind it were just trying to make something that wouldn't interfere with your landscaping.
Alex Robert Ross

Why Did We All Want to Kill Our Sims?

Remember taking the ladder out of the pool and leaving them to tire out and drown? Or intentionally setting their homes on fire and removing all the doors? This is why you did that.
Kristen Cochrane

I Discover All the Best Music in My Life Through Video Games, and I’m Not Alone

Without Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Grand Theft Auto, and Dave Mirra, my music library would probably be a near empty vessel.
VICE vs Video games

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Sims

What can these little digital people teach us about how to improve our own lives? Plenty, if you understand how to best pull their strings.
Jordan Erica Webber

Talking 'The Sims,' Vin Diesel Crying, and Painting with Pixels with Artist TV Moore

We caught up with the Australian video artist ahead of his show opening Saturday at ACCA in Melbourne.
Margaret Gordon
VICE vs Video games

‘The Sims’ Was the Game That Turned Me Into a Virtual Sociopath

BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart recalls his murderous approach to playing Maxis' classic life-simulation game.
Phil Taggart
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

C.Hill Gave Mid-2000s Rap Classics the Music Videos They Deserved Through the Magic of 'The Sims'

You've never lived until you've seen a Sims-ified R. Kelly wearing all white looking godly.
Skinny Friedman
Objectively Correct Lists

The Greatest Simlish Covers of All Time

Remember The Sims? The game had some of the world's biggest stars singing in sheer gibberish.
Ezra Marcus
The Talking Issue

Interview with Will Wright

Not only is Will Wright one of the most prominent game designers out there, but he's also been prominent for a length of time seldom found in the game industry. His latest game, Spore, allows players to explore life--like, ALL of life.
Stephen Lea Sheppard; Photo: Dan Siney