Monday, August 25, 2003

Hookers, Pornstars and Mobsters Invade The Sims Online

Steven Ochs, a friend of Robotstreetgang, has penned a story for AVN Online about the red light districts and criminal underworlds that have popped up in Maxis' massively multiplayer online game The Sims Online. While the news that there are gangsters roaming the streets of Alphaville isn't new, the thought of bored housewives taking on the role of pornstar Sunset Thomas or a 21-year-old college student creating her own virtual smut studio is fascinating, especially considering that the game is rated "T." Most interesting is the claim that players are cooking up these adult scenarios because there simply isn't much to do in Alphaville.