Monday, June 21, 2004

For 21st Century Digital Boys

If you don't know how to live but have a lot of toys, now you can use your toys to simulate - yes, simulate - the rituals that lead up to seducing people. Thanks to Eidos, you can engage in a Sims-like game called Singles: Flirt Up Your Life where the whole point is to get your housemates in the sack, or watch them in the sack with each other. It's a download-only game that you have to pay to use after the first hour. Of course, everyone is rendered model-perfect, and all the conversation trees are pre-programmed, so it's not even a real sim, but a trip through someone's idealized imagination, where you can play voyeur or interactor at your whim.

Don't let the Freudians know..

No comments: