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The Onion is finally giving video games their due respect. Make sure to check out the fantastic interview with Sim-magnate Will Wright. Although I've never really played the Sims or Sim City or basically anything that Will Wright has made, I really appreciate what he's done for gaming. Here's an excerpt that really speaks volumes about his character...

One of the things we fundamentally decided when we designed the first Sims was that we wanted people to be able to put in their family, no matter what kind of family it was, without any judgments, like, "Oh, we don't allow those kinds of families in our games." In general, we try to make our games... not as politically correct, but as inclusive as possible. The same thing is true just in general gender issues. The only difference between males and females in The Sims is whether they leave the toilet seat up. Otherwise, they have the same social abilities, the same sexual options, whatever. The idea is that games should promote some sort of gender equality, especially in a game like this, where players are meant to read in and become the authors.

Read on...

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 2/4/2005 14:51  |    1

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the_keller (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/7/2005 08:28
He's a smart one. The Sims 2 is brilliance.

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