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Wildcard2012-07-30 20:17:05

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Help me choose a name.

This is my first Liveblog so forgive me if I make any big mistakes or need a little more direction before it's any good. This liveblog is gonna depend a lot on user feedback so we'll see how this goes;

Do you like The Sims? I like The Sims. I just bought the PS 2 version on Amazon and was eager to play the story mode. I played it quite a bit and had fun with it. But it would be a lot funnier with some input. So here is how it goes...

In case you didn't know The Sims is the single most addictive life simulator ever released! If you don't know about it I'm surprised you know how to get on Tv Tropes an get to the liveblog section. Anyway The Sims Play Station 2 version has a story mode. It's called "Get a Life!" Your mission in the game is just that. You start living with Mom in a run-down small house with literally no skills and have to get your sim to retirement age, (Miraclously he or she will look like a young adult even several decades later) and make them rich. This is actually easier than it sounds. The Sims economy is in such great shape that companies can afford to give new employees hundreds of dollars a day and they give out promotions like candy. You'll need it though, living in upscale Sim City is hell on your bills. If you don't pay your bills or if Somebody else feels like moving in you can be evicted in less than a week!

"Whadya mean I have to pay $800 every three days?" I bet the government in Sim City doesn't have taxes cause all this money goes directly to Will Wright. I guess now we know how Alice And Kev became so poor. But with that out of the way we need to bring a new sim into the world.

We Start off the game with a prompt to name our sim and give it a gender. Well Tropers and Tropettes, what do you think we should call this one?


Jul 28th 2012 at 7:52:15 PM
Ah, interactivity; as risky as it can be rewarding. I suggest a male named Harvey, but in the event of too many suggestions coming your way, feel free to just pick whatever you like best.

EDIT: Since last names are required, make that Harvey Oberfeld (a Canadian journalist). No real reason why, save that 'Oberfeld' sounds funny to me.
Jul 28th 2012 at 9:27:22 PM
Male. Parker.

^ Seconded.
Jul 29th 2012 at 11:16:49 AM
I'd say alien male and Feebil Gastronomics, but that's only because of a VERY old joke of mine. How about male and James?
Jul 29th 2012 at 11:34:05 AM
That name might work. But you can't make aliens in the PS 2 version. Or even green skinned people.

I still like this better than the PC version mostly. It might just because I'm far more comfortable with a controller than I am with a mouse though. I know you can change it to a controller but it just isn't the same.
Jul 29th 2012 at 11:35:34 AM
I should also mention. You guys need to give him or her a last name as well. So everyone besides Phoenixor please give me a last name if you want to contribute a vote.
Jul 29th 2012 at 11:38:12 AM
Really? Because I managed to make an alien by that very name on the PS 2 version. It's where the name stems from. I mean, you can't do it other than through parentage, but it's possible.
Jul 29th 2012 at 11:44:08 AM
Huh? So you had to get a male sim impregnated or do you have to unlock it in Get A Life? Either way I can't start out GAL mode with it I don't think. But if you know a way to do it at the start tell me.