With each new installment, the world of The Sims gradually moves from “Deep, philosophical meditation upon the intrinsic value of a human being as judged by an uncaring creator” too “CLOWNS! BURNING CLOWNS EVERYWHERE! AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!” Seriously, I remember playing the first game and being endlessly bored with it, then playing the latest release just to see what would happen if I put ten clowns into an escape-less room with a bunch of faulty ovens. Hilarity ensued! Anyway, in a new expansion pack of The Sims 3, Katy Perry will now be a playable avatar, which I guess is great if you ever wanted to see Katy’s pixelated boobs and bikini-area. MTV reports:
Finally, a reason for me to pay attention to video games! (No offense, much of the population.) The Sims 3: Showtime Katy Perry is the latest game from the Sims camp, and in it, players get to play in the game’s simulated world as Katy Perry herself. And for pretty much everyone on the planet, this is as close as we’re going to get.
Katy, who’s a Sims fan herself, said about her collaboration with the game, “It’s cool to see the Sims’ stage performances in the Sims 3 Showtime decked out just like my California Dreams Tour — even my cotton candy video screens are in there! I always like to think of myself as a cartoon, and now I’m a Sim!”
Which is all well and good I guess, until you remember that everyone I know who still actually plays The Sims does so for two reasons: Either to watch derpy-looking cartoons bump pixelated uglies with each other, or to stick them in a pool, remove the stairs to get them out, then watch their little surrogates die. But yeah, I’m sure putting a pop star in this world won’t turn out horribly wrong (and yet, horribly hilarious).