Guess What, "The Sims" Turned 18 This Week And You're Officially Old

Guess What, "The Sims" Turned 18 This Week And You're Officially Old

 Guess What, "The Sims" Turned 18 This Week And You're Officially Old




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When The Sims debuted on February 4th, 2000, humanity was changed forever. Finally, you could mess with the lives of tiny, digital people. It was the best possible way to spend your free time.

When The Sims debuted on February 4th, 2000, humanity was changed forever. Finally, you could mess with the lives of tiny, digital people. It was the best possible way to spend your free time.

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When you loaded up that CD-ROM for the first time and the cool-as-hell intro video played, you knew this was the dawning of a glorious new millennium.

When you loaded up that CD-ROM for the first time and the cool-as-hell intro video played, you knew this was the dawning of a glorious new millennium.

It still holds up!!!

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After you feasted your eyes on Neighborhood 1, you never wanted to leave.

After you feasted your eyes on Neighborhood 1, you never wanted to leave.

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Then you created your first Sim! Wow, SO MANY OPTIONS. Tall or short, three skin tones, two genders and a couple of outfits! And Comic Sans everywhere!

Then you created your first Sim! Wow, SO MANY OPTIONS. Tall or short, three skin tones, two genders and a couple of outfits! And Comic Sans everywhere!

Okay, looking back, it's not the greatest. But they had to start somewhere!

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You had some of the best times of all in Buy and Build Mode. Creating a house, shopping for furniture? Hell yeah. Listening to catchy tunes? HELL YEAH!!

You had some of the best times of all in Buy and Build Mode. Creating a house, shopping for furniture? Hell yeah. Listening to catchy tunes? HELL YEAH!!

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And saving up for the high-ticket items, like this toilet-to-end-all-toilets, was a huge part of the thrill.

And saving up for the high-ticket items, like this toilet-to-end-all-toilets, was a huge part of the thrill.

Product descriptions were always the best, too.

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And if you didn’t install an alarm, all the precious possessions you bought could have gotten stolen by a burglar.

And if you didn't install an alarm, all the precious possessions you bought could have gotten stolen by a burglar.

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Once you had your house set up, you got a job, started carpooling, and your kids took the bus to school. And you better believe both vehicles honked to high heaven if you were outside late.

Once you had your house set up, you got a job, started carpooling, and your kids took the bus to school. And you better believe both vehicles honked to high heaven if you were outside late.

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Even worse, if your bratty kid stopped going to school altogether, they’d be sent to…dun dun dun…MILITARY SCHOOL.

Even worse, if your bratty kid stopped going to school altogether, they'd be sent to...dun dun dun...MILITARY SCHOOL.

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And between all that, if you didn’t pick up your newspapers from your lawn, they’d start decaying and you’d get in trouble!

And between all that, if you didn't pick up your newspapers from your lawn, they'd start decaying and you'd get in trouble!

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But let’s get back to the positives. Remember when you met the Newbies for the first time? Lookin’ good!

But let's get back to the positives. Remember when you met the Newbies for the first time? Lookin' good!

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…and the most beloved and mysterious character across all versions of The Sims: Bella Goth.

...and the most beloved and mysterious character across all versions of The Sims: Bella Goth.

Mother, daughter, sister, wife, and alien abductee.

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And, of course, her faithful, loving husband Mortimer.

And, of course, her faithful, loving husband Mortimer.

So bendy.

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Speaking of love, let’s take a minute to commemorate the best expansion pack for this game: Hot Date.

Speaking of love, let's take a minute to commemorate the best expansion pack for this game: Hot Date.

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Like, you could invite someone downtown. OOH LA LA.

Like, you could invite someone downtown. OOH LA LA.

No longer was the neighborhood constrained to the small lot that your house sat on! Now you could, like, take a taxi to another location!!!

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And you could also get this super sexy hot tub…and WooHoo in it.

And you could also get this super sexy hot tub...and WooHoo in it.

I CAN'T BELIEVE WE HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT WOOHOO YET!!!

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You could also WooHoo on this CRAZY VIBRATING BED!

You could also WooHoo on this CRAZY VIBRATING BED!

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Remember how Sims in the first version of the game had babies?

Remember how Sims in the first version of the game had babies?

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But not all relationships were built to last. Sometimes you silently fell out of love while eating your…what is that? Meat?

But not all relationships were built to last. Sometimes you silently fell out of love while eating your...what is that? Meat?

It's definitely not Goopy Carbonara though. Apparently that didn't come until The Sims 3. WTF?

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Okay, so, if you’ve gotten this far, you were probably a true Sims fan. And if you were a true Sims fan, you proooobably used cheat codes.

Okay, so, if you've gotten this far, you were probably a true Sims fan. And if you were a true Sims fan, you proooobably used cheat codes.

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Like “rosebud.” Every Sims user simultaneously pooped their pants when they discovered this one. How can you go back to earning money when you can just cheat?

Like "rosebud." Every Sims user simultaneously pooped their pants when they discovered this one. How can you go back to earning money when you can just cheat?

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And “motherlode”??? Gimme a break. It was like your birthday when you got all the Simoleons from this code.

And "motherlode"??? Gimme a break. It was like your birthday when you got all the Simoleons from this code.

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Now, the other vice/guilty pleasure everyone was guilty of: mercilessly killing their Sims.

Now, the other vice/guilty pleasure everyone was guilty of: mercilessly killing their Sims.

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But Sims didn’t always need your help to die. Those idiots weren’t great at cooking, so fires were fairly common, and if there’s one thing that hasn’t changed throughout the versions, it’s that they looove standing right next to the flames.

But Sims didn't always need your help to die. Those idiots weren't great at cooking, so fires were fairly common, and if there's one thing that hasn't changed throughout the versions, it's that they looove standing right next to the flames.

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And if a Sim died, you might have seen your first Sim ghost!

And if a Sim died, you might have seen your first Sim ghost!

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Or maybe you just got some weirdly ominous phone call.

Or maybe you just got some weirdly ominous phone call.

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In The Sims, a plumbob was just a plumbob. It wasn’t some fancy-schmancy feat of computer graphics. It was there to serve a PURPOSE, damnit!

In The Sims, a plumbob was just a plumbob. It wasn't some fancy-schmancy feat of computer graphics. It was there to serve a PURPOSE, damnit!

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So let me leave you with this: the music from TS1, which, of course, you already remember note-for-note.

So let me leave you with this: the music from TS1, which, of course, you already remember note-for-note.

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