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How Did YOU Discover The Sims Franchise?



  • jaletu2005jaletu2005 Posts: 555 Member
    I read an article in a PC magazine about the fun new game called The Sims. I was really taken with the idea of being able to help pixel people live their lives. Then I found the Prima Guide. I was so hooked! Got a new computer and found a copy of Sims 1 on sale at Kmart (year 2000). 20 years of simming! I still can't believe it's been that long. And I'm not even thinking of stopping.
  • Slayer_RoseSlayer_Rose Posts: 37 Member
    Through a friend
    my friend had it and then i became addicted to it!
  • sikasika18sikasika18 Posts: 260 Member
    I have 5 sisters so getting expensive gaming related stuff never happened in my family, I had to work for stuff like that always but one day mother came home with an awful looking old pc and it had a game installed by the previous owner and it was the sims basegame. Mother kept that pc on a desk inside a closet and I loved to sit there and build whatever my imagination could come up with.
    It is my most precious gaming related/sims related memory and I think that's why I'll always value the sims 1 the most ♡
  • GroovyTurtlezGroovyTurtlez Posts: 29 Member
    Through a a family member
    my cousin showed me the game and really enjoyed it so I convinced my dad to buy it for me, then my step-sister snitched about there being woohoo andddd then my parents took it away from me :// BUT that was 10 years ago so now I can enjoy the sims to my hearts content c:
  • miandallasmiandallas Posts: 22 Member
    Through a a family member
    My youngest sister started playing the Sims 1 just before I graduated high school -- I was a fan of the SimCity franchise, and I thought the idea of the Sims looked so fun!
  • Dukemon11Dukemon11 Posts: 34 Member
    edited April 16
    Through a friend
    Long ago.^^ Usually, I was visiting a primary school friend and very often he played on PC games. In regular I only watched, if we do not played with the N64. And there he was playing The Sims. Very soon I wanted that game, too. I went to my parents and next time we were shopping at
    at wholesale trade there were alot The Sims packages. The Sims Vacation was just available. My parents were willing buy Vacation, because it was cheaper. So I had an expansion pack. Very useless without the basegame. xD
    So my went to my near next door neighbour friend and asked for his The Sims Deluxe copy. The other friend had at first the base game and later the Sims Deluxe. But I had only some expansion packs. It was cheaper to my parents. xD
    I lent out my Expansion Packs. I got their base games.
  • MortimerGothMortimerGoth Posts: 19 Member
    Through a friend
    I heard some friends at school talk about the Sims (PC version). I got the PS2 version first, and enjoyed it. I then got the PC version (Double Deluxe) and some expansion packs - I was hooked. I also spent a lot of time on the old Sims UK forums, sharing stories and pictures.
  • _starfrog_starfrog Posts: 13 New Member
    Through a a family member
    my cousin got The Sims for christmas in the year 2000, when it first came out! honestly, we played it all day. then all week... then for the next 19 years
  • LissyK9LissyK9 Posts: 110 Member
    Through a friend
    I was still a small child when the sims 1 came out, but I remember seeing the kids of some family friends playing it. I really wanted it, but my parents wouldn't let me get it, (they're super conservative, I love them to death but I've gone off the deep end since then, at least according to them :p) so I had to wait until I graduated from high school and had my own laptop, and I bought the sims 3 plus pets the weekend I graduated. :p I kept track of the sims games throughout all of those years.
  • EarcatEarcat Posts: 404 Member
    Before there was the Sims, there was SimCity. I played SimCity and I was excited about playing a game that was all about the people who lived in SimCity.
  • vampiresocksvampiresocks Posts: 4 New Member
    Through a friend
    I think someone told me and my sister about The Sims 3 (the mobile version) so we got our mom to get it on her phone. I was a little too young though so when my Sim self died I was so terrified that I didn't play another Sims game for another 4 years. Then I got the Sims 3 and was so addicted that I played even when I had a concussion.
  • buffyballoonbuffyballoon Posts: 36 Member
    Through a a family member
    My dad brought the Sims 1 home one night and I was obsessed!!! I loved creating characters and stories. It was also really fun because my sisters would play it with me too :)

  • nerdfashionnerdfashion Posts: 511 Member
    Through the internet
    I just saw a YouTube video and was all like, "What is this mysterious being?". I looked it up and now I'm hooked!
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