I hate "The Sims"

GeeBot

Spaceman
Delance said:
There's a game called "Spartan" that has lesbians on them, but it's just people who live on the lesbos islands.




Don't suppose it ever occurred to you to wonder where the current meaning of the word "lesbian" came from, did you? ;)



Actually, the story's not really all that titillating. Basically, Sappho was a Greek poet who wrote about sex/love/whatever between women, and she happened to live on Lesbos. Still, the information is actually somewhat relevant to Wing Commander, since it comes up in a seminal work of WC fan fiction...
 

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
Still, the information is actually somewhat relevant to Wing Commander, since it comes up in a seminal work of WC fan fiction...

Don't tell the lesbians - their whole objective was to get away from anything seminal.
 

Manic

Spaceman
*snicker* word puns are entertaining...
Lesbians in Wing Commander... some poor fanboy took something pure like WC and made it into a porno? Now I'm sad. :(
 

cff

Kilk'dymga'qith laq Ik'vikvi
Delance said:
There's a game called "Spartan" that has lesbians on them, but it's just people who live on the lesbos islands.

However there are certain greek islands that are considered to be favoured holiday places of people with certain sexual orientrations. So...
 

criticalmass

Vice Admiral
I'm idling and waiting for an update job to continue, so this might not be very deep:
Seeing a lot of lifestyle influence on gaming culture, I sometimes try to make up the philosophy or values that's behind a game (or book, or TV series, or song, etc.) - wich seems easy for WC: Valor, honor, friendship, trust and so on are the biggies...

...but what about relationship values? It's that war-situation motif of "don't get too close" (thankfully less blatant in the games than in the movie), but the general relationship structure seems pretty conventional to me. But I don't survey the whole canon (I just ordered all the novels, after more than 10 years, can you imagine?) - so there might be something more complex around.

[I know it's a tangent, but see above]
 

iCe

Vice Admiral
true, true...

i've search right there are dozens of those kind of games available
 

Spien

Spaceman
I had a lot of hilarious times playing the sims non-seriously with friends but that got old I didn't have a lot of fun trying to play the game seriously. I don't hate it, I just think they strangled the life out of it with all the expansions and now a sequel.
 

GeeBot

Spaceman
"Non-seriously" is a perfectly valid way to enjoy The Sims. Most people (except the obsessive lunatic fringe who like to see how many different virtual wallpaper patterns they can acquire) use it as a bit of escapist fantasy. As Maxis would claim to tell you, their software are "toys", not games--they don't give you a set of rules to tell you how to play their games, they just provide a fun bit of software "to see what happens". You can dismiss it as a bunch of marketing-speak, but after playing numerous SimXYZ titles, I can really see their point.
 
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