Gameszone: Feeling Good About Using Cheats

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The Sims games are fascinating for several reasons, and one of my favorites is that they can be quirky little case studies in human psychology. For example, one study claims that people who play a lot of “life simulation” games tend to feel the need to control other people and have a bent toward socialism, and this is why Obama is President right now. No, I’m not making this up; you can find it all right here.


A slightly less insane theory claims that players tend to model their in-game values and personalities after their real-life behavior. You can try to extrapolate this to suggest that those who cheat on their Sim-loves are far more likely to cheat on their significant others in real life. Now, I’m not going to lie to you.