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In an article posted at Apple’s website, Brad Cook takes a look at Maxis' hit title The Sims, recently brough to the Mac OS by Aspyr Media. In this detailed review of the game, the author ponders, why bother with Survivor and The Real World, when you can control your own reality show? Here's an excerpt:

As the internet and reality TV shows have proven, we’re a bunch of nosy people who are oftentimes more interested in others’ affairs than our own. So it’s probably not a surprise that Sim City creator Will Wright’s latest computer game, The Sims, is wildly popular. Now available for Macintosh through Aspyr Media, The Sims allows you to take control of computer generated people and meddle in their lives, deciding everything from career tracks to friends to when to eat meals.
An interview with Will Wright, creator of The Sims and the Sim City titles, follows the review, giving insight into the driving force behind the creation of the game.
“Failure in games is not only okay but crucial to a game being fun,” Wright explains. “What’s very important, though, is that the failure needs to be understandable (‘Why did I fail? How can I avoid it next time?’) as well as interesting. An NPC (non-player character) argument or fight is much more interesting than a wrong buzzer sound.
Cook’s discussion with Wright also reveals some future plans, as well as ideas for a multiplayer online version of The Sims. Read on for more details.

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