Banal lives, exciting games – why is The Sims so popular?

As one of the world's best selling games, The Sims has enjoyed widespread success. The game's popularity can be examined in a multitude of ways: through identity construction, narrative, construction of imagined worlds and inhabiting virtual spaces, and spectatorship. All these elements are worth consideration as they form aspects of most popular contemporary media texts.… Continue reading Banal lives, exciting games – why is The Sims so popular?